Nearly 30 years after his death, Freddie Mercury remains one of rock's most fascinating and beloved artists. Queen's Roger Taylor told BBC's Radio 6 Music that he believes Queen would still be making music together had Mercury not died in 1991: "I do believe that. Me and Freddie. . . he was my closest friend and we were very, very close. We came up together and we literally lived in each other's pockets and clothes some of the time. I do believe we would still being doing stuff together because it was a great collaboration. I don't know if (bassist) John Deacon would allow. . . of course, John wasn't quite mentally suited for it, (but) the other three (of us) were."
Taylor, who still tours with guitarist Brian May, and latest frontman and American Idol finalist Adam Lambert, went on to say, "I would like to think we were still doing stuff together, whatever it might be. I think Brian May and I with Adam Lambert, we just loved doing the show, just seemed to get better and better, while we still can do it, we still will do it."
Shortly before his 1991 death, Freddie Mercury looked back at Queen's storied career that had not only spanned — but incorporated — prog, glam, punk, and new wave: ["I must say, I didn't really think we were gonna last that long. I mean you never think about it; like, you don't get up every morning and think, 'My God, this is going to be over.' You just carry on and come up with fresh ideas and think about what to do. So, as long as we don't take it too seriously. Earlier on, we used to take it very seriously and I think it got a bit too serious. Now, I just thought to myself, we should try to inject some fun into it, y'know?"] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . into it y'know)
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