You ain’t seen nothing yet, says Queen guitarist Brian May. May just shared a pair of photos on Instagram teasing a full length Live Aid performance from “Bohemian Rhapsody” that wasn’t seen in the theatrical cut of the film.
Earlier this week, Rami Malek told Collider that directors Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher went to painstaking lengths to recreate the entirety of Queen’s legendary 1985 performance at Live Aid and that the complete, uncut performance would eventually be available as an extra.
“What’s this? Hang on – Freddie’s got a guitar in his hands …This bit isn’t in the movie, right,” May said in a post on Instagram.
He’s, of course, referring to Malek performing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” which Queen, with Mercury strumming a white Fender, played at Live Aid. It was the one song that was cut from the theatrical film from their 24-plus minute performance.
May also shared an additional photo of a crowd shot that also wasn’t seen in the movie and gushed about the achievement it took to reimagine it.
“I don’t think most people have yet realised [sic] the stupendous achievement in vision and sound that recreating that moment in Wembley Stadium represents,” May said in a separate post. “Never have the forces of creative camera work and CGI pushed the envelope this far. Not a single frame of what you see in the movie was taken from 1985. In vision it’s a magical recreation – and pictured in a way it never could have been at the time. I hope our tech guys get an award for this – they really deserve it.”
See both of May’s photos that he snapped from Twickenham Studios in England below. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is in theaters now.