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Myers in Wayne's World Queen battle

Mike Myers has revealed he had to fight to persuade filmmakers to use Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in Wayne's World.

The scene where Wayne and his friends sing along to the Queen hit in the 1992 cult classic film is now one of the movie's most famous moments.

But Mike revealed to Marc Maron on the WTF podcast how, if studio bosses had had their way, it would have been a Guns N' Roses song instead.

According to TheSoundLA.com, Mike explained: "An example of something I fought very, very hard for, and it was my first movie: It was Bohemian Rhapsody in Wayne's World.

"They wanted Guns N' Roses. Guns N' Roses were very, very popular. They were a fantastic band.

"Queen, at that point - not by me and not by hardcore fans, but the public had sort of forgotten about them. Freddie had gotten sick, the last time we had seen them was on Live Aid, and then there were a few albums after where they were sort of straying away from their arena-rock roots.

"But I always loved Bohemian Rhapsody. I thought it was a masterpiece. So I fought really, really hard for it. And at one point I said, 'Well, I'm out. I don't want to make this movie if it's not Bohemian Rhapsody'."

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