Queen‘s historic performance at Live Aid has been recreated in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. You can check out the preview image below.
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Aaay-O ! Doh ! Is this a ‘thing’ ? Apparently SO ! But I may have to wait a while. 💥💥💥💥 This is what Blabbermouth says : “This Sunday, October 6 on Fox TV in the U.S., you can see Homer and his family recreate QUEEN’s legendary Live Aid appearance for the latest episode of “The Simpsons”. See local listings for timings or visit www.fox.com/the-simpsons.” Well – dear folks in the USA – let me know how it goes !!! We don’t get Fox TV over here. 💥💥💥💥 And, by the way, since some of you have asked, yes – ssssh…. some material HAS been officially licensed to the fabulous Simpsons. Bri
The much-loved animated series returned for its 31st season last Sunday (September 29) and continued yesterday with the episode, ‘Go Big or Go Homer’. Now, it’s been revealed that the next instalment will see Freddie Mercury and Queen given a Simpsons makeover. In a new still from the episode, we see Homer standing onstage at Wembley Stadium donning Mercury’s iconic moustache along with his white vest and blue jeans combo.
Queen guitarist Brian May posted the image to his Facebook and Instagram pages over the weekend. Further plot details on the upcoming episode have not yet been revealed.
Queen’s famous Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium on 13 July 1985, which was featured in last year’s hit biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, saw the legendary band play a six-song set of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Hammer to Fall’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.
At Live Aid, in front of the biggest-ever TV audience of 1.9 billion, Queen performed before a sold-out stadium audience as 72,000 people clapped, sang, and swayed in unison. The show’s organisers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, other musicians such as Elton John, Cliff Richard and Dave Grohl, and journalists writing for the BBC, CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV, The Telegraph among others, described Queen as the highlight of the day. An industry poll in 2005 ranked it the greatest rock performance of all time.
Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that Olivia Colman will appear in The Simpsons‘ new series. The actor is set to portray a femme fatale who falls in love with Homer.
Additionally, it looks like a potential spin-off to The Simpsons could be on the cards. Producer Matt Selman revealed that there have been talks of playing with the show’s format to potentially explore the lives of Springfield citizens outside of the Simpson family.