All eyes are back on Queen – yet again. For five decades the band has been topping the charts and selling out stadiums and this week they are back on top again after the release of new album and film, Live Around The World. Brian excitedly messaged fans today: “Thanks Folks for making us Number 1 on iTunes this morning!” In a new interview, the Queen star opened up about how his love for Freddie has never dimmed, almost thirty years after his death.
Brian was joined by Roger Taylor and new Queen frontman Adam Lambert for a live streamed interview where they took questions from fans all round the world.
Brian thrilled everyone by revealing that his favourite Queen song is one that makes him feel very close to Freddie.
He also admitted that his much-missed bandmate is always with him on stage and that touring again has given him a chance to reconnect with Freddie.
When the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 2018 Queen-mania erupted around the world. It grossed over $900million and gave the Queen and Adam Lambert juggernaut even more power.
Why wasn’t John Deacon involved?
During promotions for the movie, Brian revealed that John was sent the early scripts and his opinion was sought but he did not reply. In fact, the other two have not heard from him for over a decade.
May said take his silence as acquiescence: “It’s his choice. He doesn’t contact us. John was quite delicate all along.”
When the film Bohemian Rhapsody came out, Taylor said: “I haven’t heard a squeak from John, not a single guttural grunt.”
He retains his equal stake in the band’s royalties and revenues and potentially has a say in all Queen endeavours, but has chosen to withdraw completely from the band and the public eye.
Queen + Adam Lambert ‘Live Around the World’ released worldwide October 2 in CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray & Vinyl formats