Panic! At The Disco released their live version of the Queen perennial hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” on YouTube.
Panic! At The Disco covers Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on their current tour.
The iconic song has been part of the collective unconscious since it was a too-long-for-radio-play hit that became a radio staple.
Panic! At the Disco does a very faithful version of the song that Queen itself used pre-recorded backing vocals to reproduce in concert.
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has had quite a few resurgences in popularity and is a pop culture icon on its own, having been featured on TV shows like “Sons of Anarchy” and was the basis of the best driving scenes in film when Wayne, Garth and friends sang along in the movie “Wayne’s World.” Since they formed at Bishop Gorman High School, Panic! At The Disco has come a long way.
Now a trio of their former selves, featuring musicians Spencer Smith, Brendon Urie, and Dallon Weekes, the band has been covering “Bohemian Rhapsody” for years.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” combines a symphonic sound and operatic chorus before Brian May blisters his fingers and gold coin guitar pick to turn it into a hard rock scorcher.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” stood at number one on the U.K.
singles charts for nine weeks.
It is the third best-selling single of all time in Britain.
Only two original members of Panic! At The Disco are still in the band, but they haven’t lost their flair for dramatic performance.
They are touring behind their latest album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” Panic! at the Disco were formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004.
The two remaining original members Brendon Urie, who sings lead and also plays guitar and piano, and drummer Spencer Smith were joined by bass guitarist Dallon Weekes in 2010.
Ryan Ross and Brent Wilson left in 2006.
The band’s debut studio album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out came out in 2005 and produced the top ten lead single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”