Queen Will Get a Tribute Next Week on the ABC Show, ‘The Goldbergs’
With the new Queen movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, set to debut in theaters on Friday (Nov. 2), the hit ABC show The Goldbergs have their own tribute ready to roll.
On next Wednesday’s (Nov. 7) episode, executive producer Adam F. Goldberg will pay homage to the late Freddie Mercury with a new episode, “Bohemian Rap City.”
“Anyone who grew up with me knows that Queen is my favorite band of all time,” said Goldberg in a statement. “I grew up obsessively collecting Queen T-shirts and concert posters and rare UK imports of their CDs.”
The episode will delve into how Mercury and the band were an inspiration to aspiring musicians everywhere, he continued.
“Thanks to the upcoming Bohemian Rhapsody movie, Queen is back in the headlines these days, but for me, this band has been a daily part of my life for as long as I can remember. I’m looking forward to the movie to see all of their greatest moments one last time,” said Goldberg.
When Mercury passed away in 1991, Goldberg mourned in his own way, wearing black to school for a week.
“I desperately begged my parents to let me go see the tribute concert in London in 1992,” recalled Goldberg. “That turned out to be (bassist) John Decan’s final performance with the band. It’s the biggest regret of my childhood that I didn’t get to attend.”
“Queen was incredibly generous allowing us to feature their masterpiece ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on my show,” said Goldberg. “They even allowed us to write an absurd rap for Barry Goldberg (Troy Gentile) to add into the song, as he mistakes the word “Rhapsody” for ‘Rap City.’ It’s incredibly rare for a legendary band to be so generous with their music and have a sense of humor about it. The way we cover the song on the show is truly my favorite moment in the entire series.”
The Goldbergs air Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.