QUEEN Classic Made Into PEPSI Commercial, Band Rejects 'Sellout' Accusations

The QUEEN classic "We Will Rock You" has been made into — of all things — a Pepsi commercial with the three priciest divas in pop and the world's number one Latin heartthrob, according to Reuters.

The Gladiator-themed commercial was filmed in Rome with Enrique Iglesias in the role of the evil emperor and Britney Spears, Beyonce and Pink [photo] singing the track while dressed as gladiators.

"I will die happy," QUEEN guitarist Brian May said of the project.

"I think in the end, it will be a good piece of art. There is more money and more talent per second in an ad than in anything else," he told Reuters.

"It was incredible to work with the three of them, and hear the song come to life in a new way. Freddie would definitely have enjoyed it," he said of Freddie Mercury, QUEEN's late frontman.

Spears, signing autographs for hordes of fans craning over the crash barriers, was also thrilled with her co-stars.

"It's amazing to work with artists like Pink and Beyonce. It's really, really cool. You want to pinch yourself," she told Reuters. "This was a thrill beyond belief."


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