Freddie Mercury Approved Wayne's World Rhapsody Scene

(Classic Rock) Queen guitarist Brian May has recalled how Freddie Mercury approved the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody scene in Wayne's World - just weeks before his death.

The comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey was released in February 1992, three months after Mercury passed away. May tells Sunday Night on 7: "Mike Myers actually sent a tape across, because he wanted Freddie to hear it. Freddie wasn't very well by that time. I took it round and he listened to it and watched it - and he loved it. So Mike got the seal of approval from Freddie."

Myers was horrified when movie bosses rushed out a re-released of Bohemian Rhapsody with clips from Wayne's World added to the original video. He compared the act to "taking a whizz on a Picasso" and sent a note of apology to the band. But they replied: "Thank you for using our music." more on this story

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