There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don’t expect; that’s why we threw them in.
I don’t surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish.
I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn’t go all that fast.
It’s wonderful for me to see what ‘We Will Rock You’ has done. ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ have kind of transcended the normal framework of where music is listened to and appreciated – they’ve become part of public life, which I feel wonderful about.
I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I’m spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
Queen songs are not about the life of a rock star – they tend to be about the lives of normal people, which is why I think the songs connect so much. We’re very lucky that they seemingly connect with every generation.
Einstein got most of the things right about black holes. I’m not an expert, I must admit.
At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there’s no guarantee it’ll go on forever.
The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums.
Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions.
I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition.
I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement.
Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children.
I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I’m a weird kind of animal.
For a time I didn’t want to answer any questions about Queen. I’d like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil.