Freddie Mercury on stage in 1982
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Queen Stream Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert From 1992 Featuring David Bowie, Axl Rose, Robert Plant & More
Queen have unearthed the1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness and are streaming the show for a limited a limited 48-hour window this weekend to raise money for the World Health Organization and its COVID-19 relief efforts.
The tribute featured Queen’s surviving members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon along with a stunning array of guest artists such as David Bowie, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi, James Hetfield, Seal, George Michael, Elton John, Axl Rose and Liza Minnelli. The tribute event took place on Apr. 20, 1992 at London's Wembley Stadium several months after Mercury's death from complications from AIDS.
Google, YouTube's parent company, has pledged to match each every dollar donated during the stream with a $2 donation as part of its ongoing Google/YouTube UN Foundation fundraiser.
Recently, Queen and current lead singer Adam Lambert, in light of the postponement of their Rhapsody tour to 2021 due to coronavirus, remotely recorded a new version of “We Are the Champions” called “You Are the Champions” to raise money for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.