Garth Brooks Champions Freddie Mercury And Queen

By kncitom on November 5, 2018

The new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody rocked the box office in its debut weekend, pulling down $50 million worldwide. In fact, as music biopics go, the film’s stellar debut puts it behind only Straight Outta Compton as the biggest opening for a music biopic ever.  As a fan of the band myself (all the way back to the first time I heard We Will Rock You on a tinny AM radio one night in the late 70s), I loved the film, even though some of the timeline stuff is off. But, the story overall is pretty accurate to all that I’ve read about the band over the years (and I’ve read a lot…I’m kind of a nerd-level fan). Rami Malek is Oscar-worthy good as Freddie Mercury, and the concert scenes alone are worth the price of admission.

One of Queen’s (other) biggest all-time fans spoke out about the band this weekend, and the influence they, and in particular lead singer Freddie Mercury, had on him. If you’ve ever been to a Garth show, you know how well he manages to command the stage and connect with the audience. Garth has said from very early in his career he learned that from growing up watching rock acts known for over-the-top live shows, including KISS and Queen.

In this re-tweet (of an Instagram post) from Queen’s guitarist Brian May (who doesn’t quite get the spelling of Garth’s last name right but hey, he was having a busy weekend) watch what Garth has to say about Queen, and their late lead singer Freddie Mercury. It’s obvious he still has a ton of admiration for his (and their) style and showmanship. 

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