We learned something this week about Freddie Mercury that no one knew. He got to see the 1992 film, Wayne's World, which had cast members Mike Myers and Dana Carvey bobbing their heads to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," shortly before his death in November 1991.
During a virtual reunion of the movie's cast and team, Brian May tells Myers that he shared the VHS tape sent to him with Freddie.
Brian M:“I took it ’round to Freddie not long before he went and showed it to him, because you know you said you wanted to have the approval. He loved it, he just laughed and laughed. He was very weak, but he just smiled and laughed. He said, ‘How wonderful is that?' He'd been known to say, 'Look, you know, I suppose I have to die before we get America back.' But you guys did it. You guys got us back to a new American public. And Freddie was very aware of that. So, you should know that he got totally into it and he went to the next place knowing what had happened and enjoying it."
Mike M:" I didn't know that. My little Toronto head can't handle that, but that's fantastic."
Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Alice Cooper, and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were also a part of Monday's Reunited Apart reunion special, which was hosted by actor Josh Gad.