A UK rapper has covered Queen's "We Will Rock You" with guitarist Brian May - and it doesn't sound great. What is Brian thinking?
The pair recently collaborated on Dappy's single "Rockstar". They were promoting the single when they performed the Queen cover live for BBC Radio 1.
Dappy, who found fame though rap outfit N-Dubz, paid tribute to Freddie Mercury during his rap:
"By now you have heard of me, because I'm too sick for surgery. My name's been ringing bells from down under to Mercury. Not saying that I'm Freddie, may my brother rest in peace. Tell her Majesty the Queen that Brian's staying here with me."
Brian May was keen to thank Radio 1 for recording and broadcasting live music. "Thank you for keeping it live. There's nothing like live, is there? There's nothing like it."
Dappy's less than pitch-perfect vocals suddenly make Adam Lambert seem relatively suitable to front Queen. Lambert has been recruited for their headline slot at Sonisphere in Knebworth, UK.
Perhaps May is piggybacking on Dappy's popularity to help drum up younger fans for the Queen comeback, but the pair seem to have struck a positive partnership.
Listen to their cover of "We Will Rock You" right here":
What do you think? Has Brian May lost his marbles, or is it fair to recruit a new generation of fans though collaborations? Share your view in the comments.