Italian guitarist entertains neighbours in lockdown with Queen's We Will Rock You

Guitarist on a balcony
(Image credit: YouTube)

In the hours since Enrico Monti, guitarist for Italian death-metal band Skulld, stood on his balcony to share the opening bars of Slayer’s thrash classic Raining Blood, it's become abundantly clear that Italy isn't short on musicians willing to step up and entertain during the nation's COCID-19 lockdown.

The latest to join the fray is guitarist Marco G. Di Marco, a Rome-based musician and the man behind a Brian May Tribute YouTube channel

Marco, who says his influences are "Brian May and Queen" stepped onto his balcony, Red Special guitar in hand, and performed a rousing version of Queen's 1977 smash We Will Rock You.

"During this terrible period, each day at 6:00 pm all the Italians play something on their balcony," says Marco. "In Rome, in my condominium we played We Will Rock You! Big hug all around the world!"

Thanks Marco.

Keep up to date with all the latest news on tour and show postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus on Louder’s dedicated hub page. This will be updated regularly with news as we get it.

The World Health Organisation have posted public advice in light of the spread of the virus which covers basic protective measures.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.