If legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was still among us, he would have been celebrating his 69th birthday this week. Sadly, he couldn’t be here to mark the occasion, so Foo Fighters did it for him.
During their first make-up gig in the UK following Dave Grohl’s broken leg, the Fooies brought out the big guns to make amends for the raincheck, inviting Queen drummer Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones to join them onstage for a rendition of Queen and David Bowie’s iconic tune, Under Pressure.
“Now look. I don’t know if y’all have ever seen a supergroup. This is a ‘superdupergroup,'” Grohl told the crowd before launching into the rock n’ roll duet, which he sang with drummer Taylor Hawkins.
“I don’t even know what to say because this kind of shit doesn’t happen every day. Let me just tell you that the Foo Fighters, right now, are living out our rock n’ roll fantasy with you tonight.”
Let’s just say Freddie Mercury probably would have enjoyed it slightly more than that time Kanye West covered Bohemian Rhapsody.
Check it out, below.
Watch: Foo Fighters – Under Pressure Live Feat. Roger Taylor & John Paul Jones