Watch Dave Grohl And Taylor Hawkins gobsmacked while watching footage of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.
Footage of the upcoming Queen biopic starring actor Rami Malek leaked out recently, and people are getting pretty excited - particularly mega-fans Foo Fighters.
The clip - (which has now been taken down by the film-makers, darn it!) - showed Malek and his co-stars recreating the legendary band’s famous appearance at Live Aid in July 1985.
So when Chris Moyles sat down with Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins last week, he thought he’d give them a sneak preview.
Drummer Hawkins is a huge fan of Queen and knows the Live Aid footage off by heart: “I based my entire career off it!” he jokes.
Watching the clip, Grohl gasps: “He does the run! That’s amazing!”
“This is gonna be so frickin’ weird, man,” adds Taylor, joking that he’s the ultimate Queen nerd: “I’m gonna be looking at that and saying ‘Well, he didn’t have those cymbals at Live Aid!’”
In a picture released by Entertainment Weekly, Malek can be seen in one of Mercury's most famous poses at Live Aid, wearing tight blue jeans and a white vest. (See below!)
According to Entertainment Weekly, the film is set to be released on Christmas Day, 25 December 2018.
#RamiMalek is #FreddieMercury in this exclusive first look at 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'👌🏻The Bryan Singer-directed film (out Dec. 25, 2018) chronicles #Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Click the link in our bio for more. 📷: Nick Delaney/Fox
Below is the footage that the Foo Fighters were watching. But clip video has since been ripped down by film makers.