Englantilaisen rockin legendan Queenin kitaristi Brian May on antanut hiljattain haastattelun Total Guitarille, jossa on kertonut yhtyeen viettäneen aikaa studiossa viime vuonna uuden musiikin kimpussa Queen + Adam Lambert -kiertueiden välissä. May tuntuu pitävän kuitenkin uuden musiikin julkaisemisen rimaa melkoisen korkealla koska ajattelee, että vaikka yhtyeen uusilla kappaleilla laulaisi Jeesus toivovat bändin fanit silti kuulevansa sillä yhtyeen edesmenneen Freddie Mercuryn ääntä. Tämän vuoksi May ei tunnukaan olevan varma haluaako hän koskaan julkaista tekeillä olleita kappaleita fanien kuunneltavaksi. May kertoi aiheesta näkemyksiään seuraavasti:
”We have been in the studio. We did knock a few ideas around in the middle of one of those [Queen + Adam Lambert ] tours. But it just never quite reached the place where we felt it was going to be right. So we haven’t pursued it so far. That’s all I can tell you. So I really don’t know.
”But I think there’s a bit of a barrier there. I think if people see Queen on a record label, they still want it to be Freddie singing. It could be Jesus Christ on it, but they’d still want Freddie, and I don’t blame people for that.
”There are people on Instagram who get annoyed with me: ’Why are you still carrying on without Freddie?’ And I go, ’Don’t tell me what to do. I do what I feel that I should be doing.’ There are people who feel like we shouldn’t even be going on stage without Freddie. But I think that would have been very sad, and it’s not what Freddie would have wanted either. He would have wanted us to continue developing. And of course, because we are continuing and developing, it keeps that legacy alive.
”You know, I often have this conversation with Freddie’s sister, Kash. She gets those questions as well: ’Why are they doing this without Freddie?’ And she completely gets what we’re doing. She says, ’This is what Freddie would have wanted. He would not want have wanted his songs or the band’s songs to become museum pieces. He would have wanted them to live.’ And that’s what we’re doing. We make the Queen legacy live. Absolutely.”
”The last tour we did was fantastic,” May adds. ”Probably the biggest arena tour we’ve ever done, and the most exciting in terms of all the shows being sold out and the energy in those audiences. The thing is, people want live music. They need live music. And we’re happy to go on supplying it as long as we can. As long as I’m alive, I’ll be there!”
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