A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrica! event.
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.
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.
But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together.
I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
I dress to kill, but tastefully.
I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.
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.
I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.
I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.
I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
I was never too keen on the British music press. They’ve called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn’t write our own songs.
I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.
I’m hopeless with money; I simply spend what I’ve got.
I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.
I’m not into business at all.
I’m very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years’ time.
If we’re weird onstage, I don’t know what you’d call the Tubes.
In the early days, we just wore black onstage. Very bold, my dear. Then we introduced white, for variety, and it simply grew and grew.
Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?
It destroys the soul to hear that you’re all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
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.
Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject.
The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I’ve got to convince the others.
The others don’t like my interviews. And frankly, I don’t care much for theirs.
The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.
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.
We’re a bit flashy, but the music’s not one big noise.
We’re a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It’s unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .
We’ve gone overboard on every Queen album. But that’s Queen.
What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?
When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.
When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
Who wants to live forever?
Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It’s just a name. But it’s regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
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.