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A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrica! event.
– Freddie Mercury
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together.
What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?
I’m very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years’ time.
We were disliked by the press in the early days because they couldn’t put their finger on us, and that was the case with Zeppelin as well.
When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.
I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.
Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?
Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
And, we have no such thing as a budget anymore. Our manager freaks when we show him the bill. We’re lavish to the bone, but all our money goes back into the product.
You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs-and I don’t even believe in astrology.
The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.
The others don’t like my interviews. And frankly, I don’t care much for theirs.
I dress to kill, but tastefully.
I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I’ve got to convince the others.
Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It’s just a name. But it’s regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.
I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.
One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me – I might have been killed.
I guess I’ve always lived the glamorous life of a star. It ‘s nothing new – I used to spend down to the last dime.
It destroys the soul to hear that you’re all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.
I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.