The movie reminded millions why they had loved Freddie and the band. It also introduced a new generation to one of the most unique and greatest icons in popular entertainment. The music of Queen and the memories of Freddie will live on, but for his bandmates, they have an even more incredible bond that means Freddie is still an incredible part of their lives. Brian May spoke beautifully about how he carries Freddie with him and revealed how hard it was to face the death of his friend and bandmate at the time.
In fact, May admitted there was a period when he never wanted to think about Queen again.
May said: “For a while, I didn’t want to know. There was a point in the grieving process when I didn’t want to talk about Queen, didn’t want feel it was there except as history. But I got through that and now I regard it as part of my life that will never go away and it shouldn’t go away because it’s a big part of what I worked to create.”
He explained that it was the music and the process of how they all created something with Freddie which keeps his bandmate forever alive in a unique way.
May added: “It’s like a family member, you lose them but you don’t quite lose them because you take them with you. We were so long together and you get that closeness with somebody – particularly in a creative environment.
“I don’t think fame has anything to do with it or even success, but in a creative environment you learn to know what somebody else might be thinking. You might not always be right but you have a feeling for that and I still feel it and Roger does as well. Particularly, it applies more if we are working as Queen and we think ‘What would Freddie say and we’d go, ‘Ah probably he would say this.’”
“He’s part of the creative process because he’s part of what we are because we really chiselled this thing out all together, me and John and Freddie and Roger.”
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