Freddie Mercury Shares What Made Queen Stay Together
He’s Brutally Honest
Freddie Mercury, with his fun and flamboyant persona on stage, always struck us as brutally honest. He never shied away from giving savage and witty answers and with this MTV interview, he showed just why we love him – he was not pretentious in any way. What you see is what you get. And that little mischievous smile said it all.
Queen is one of the few bands with a consistent lineup – there were no changes while Freddie was still alive and fronting them. And their chemistry is downright impressive especially when it came to live performances. It’s always tight, solid, and cohesive. And so the host just had to ask what kept the band together for many years even despite the tensions and problems between the members.
And Freddie’s answer was probably not what he expected.
Freddie also added, “You know, we want to make our music and just because you’ve made lots of money and you’re successful doesn’t mean, you know, that’s enough. It’s – this is the hardest time for us. This is a big test. I mean, we’ve been in the business 12 years, and our records still sell, and to keep it going that much further is hard.”
Check out the rest of the interview below.