Brian May, the co-founder and legendary lead guitarist of Queen, has admitted during a recent interview that, after the death of the band’s iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury, they’ve lost the bass guitarist, John Deacon, as well.
In the latest conversation, Brian May and Roger Taylor made in a global live-stream, two genius musicians have talked about the period of the band after Freddie Mercury passed away, reminiscing about the departure of John Deacon, which was pretty hard back then according to them.
As you know, Queen + Adam Lambert has been quite productive for a while now. The band has lately released their new album and movie, ‘Live Around The World,’ made of their tour performances before the outbreak of COVID-19.
The band members, May, Taylor, and Lambert, have come together to answer the questions of their fans all around the world about their most recent release, as well as the most wondered issues about Queen.
Within the stream, Brian May has opened up about how they felt after losing both of their bandmates, Freddie Mercury and John Deacon, in a way. May said that it was painful and hard to say goodbye to both of their friends in different ways.
After the death of lead singer, Mercury, in 1991 and the following year’s ‘Tribute Concert,’ Deacon performed only sporadically with the remaining members of Queen before retiring from the music industry in 1997.
Brian May talked about the moments he shared with Freddie Mercury and said:
“There is one song that I sing together with Freddie. I can’t see ever not wanting to do that. Of course, the audience do it all and its all about the audience and sharing that moment.
The memories and the fact that were still here… The legacy lives on. I think Freddie would be so happy about that.”
He also explained how it felt to lose both bandmates and said:
“Obviously we so often wish Freddie was here to share it with us and John too. Because we kind of lost John as well. It’s very hard.”
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