Watch Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Zakk Wylde play Bohemian Rhapsody

Generation Axe - the guitar supergroup featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, Zakk Wylde and Tosin Abasi - have returned to the stage for 2018, and delivered their own lead-heavy take on Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody.

In footage taken from 27 November’s gig at Bethlehem, PA, the shred legends (minus Abasi) banded together to take on all Freddie Mercury and Brian May’s parts - and, naturally, pulled it off with aplomb. Just listen to those harmonies!

Of course, that isn’t the only cover appearing on the setlist for this current tour; there’s also Deep Purple’s Burn, which you can see below - along with Vai’s clever workaround for that evening’s technical issues…

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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