Brian May plays 'Bohemian Rhapsody' guitar solo in front of Rami Malek and movie cast

Must See 18/01/2019

Queen's solo guitarist, legend Brian May, shared a video on his Instagram this week showing himself playing the guitar solo of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in front of the crew of the Queen biopic of the same name - including Gwilym Lee who played Brian and Rami Malek who played Freddie Mercury.

He captioned the video: 

"When the BR team were filming this scene, I happened to be around, so Gwil invited me to have a go! How did I do, folks? Well, obviously not quite as good as Gwil! He’s a trained artist ! 😊 We had too much fun!

I’d like to see the rest of what happened, captured by the film cameras which were still rolling … some day. In case you’re wondering why this solo doesn’t sound like the ‘out-take’ one in the film, I only had the idea to make that happen later, when we were polishing the soundtrack.

In any case, we wouldn’t have had the facilities to do that on the day of the shoot. In the film, you hear a variant take on the Bo Rhap solo which just MIGHT have been the one previous to the final one which made it onto the record! Might ! That’s if it hadn’t been a genius first take keeper. Ha ha ! I honestly don’t remember"

Watch the incredible performance here: