Check out Generation Axe’s cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody”

    Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and more pay instrumental homage to Queen.

    Steve Vai performing with Tapiola Sinfonietta at Helsinki Festival 2018
    Steve Vai. Image: Aija Lehtonen / Shutterstock.com

    Guitar quintet Generation Axe, which comprises Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, recently performed a superb instrumental version of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

    Riding on the wave of renewed Freddie Mercury fandom—owing to the box office success of Bohemian Rhapsody—the guitar maestros synced up perfectly on a cover of Queen’s most illustrious hit at a recent show. Vai and Bettencourt led the line with stirring lead phrases, while Malmsteen, Wylde and Abasi helmed the rhythm section.

    There was also an epic solo that saw Vai, Bettencourt and Malmsteen team up on some beautifully voiced guitar harmonies.

    Check out the fan-shot footage here:

    And get tickets to the rest of Generation Axe’s shows here.