“I think the name “Queen” actually fitted that time, in the days of glam rock when they started painting their faces and everything. It was a David Bowie and Roxy Music time. In a way it’s sort of happening again. It was just a phase that people were going through.” —Freddie Mercury, 1984.
“I think the press had their final bit of vitriol against Freddie when he died. We had some nasty reports saying that he deserved to die because he had a promiscuous lifestyle, quite unbelievable things people wrote. Certainly the Freddie that we knew wasn’t wildly promiscuous or any of these things that people were saying. He had a very responsible attitude to everyone that he was close to and he was a very generous and caring person to all the people that came through his life. More than that you can’t ask.” —Brian May