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‘I don’t know what the hell it’s about!’: Brian May goes inside Queen’s creative process

‘I don’t know what the hell it’s about!’: Brian May goes inside Queen’s creative process

A fizzy alchemy surrounded one of the band’s hardest-rocking tunes.

‘It’s because people want it’: Brian May on why Queen has moved forward with Adam Lambert

‘It’s because people want it’: Brian May on why Queen has moved forward with Adam Lambert

Brian May addresses his willingness to continue Queen past the death of Freddie Mercury and the retirement of John Deacon, saying it’s not for the filthy lucre. He and Roger Taylor do, he says, for the fans.

‘He was completely focused’: Queen’s Brian May remembers Freddie Mercury’s brave final days

‘He was completely focused’: Queen’s Brian May remembers Freddie Mercury’s brave final days

Even as Freddie Mercury was fighting for his life, he worked on Queen music. The hope was always, it seemed, that something could be made of these final musical moments. But, as Brian May remembers, it wasn’t always easy.

‘It’s a very logical thing to do’: Queen’s upcoming album of leftovers could include new Adam Lambert songs, too

‘It’s a very logical thing to do’: Queen’s upcoming album of leftovers could include new Adam Lambert songs, too

Before starting a just-announced first-ever North American concert series with Adam Lambert, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor were at work on compiling a second recording featuring leftover tracks from Freddie Mercury — including a memorable collaborative moment with Michael Jackson.

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?’: Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?’: Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

Brian May was careful, when talking about Adam Lambert’s initial North American tour with Queen, to say that the former Idol finalist is “never an imitator. He finds his own way with the songs.”

‘You can’t really rush this stuff’: Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

‘You can’t really rush this stuff’: Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

The announcement that another Queen album featuring additional unheard items from Freddie Mercury, including sessions with Michael Jackson, could in the works was met with dizzying excitement. Not so fast, Brian May says.

‘It just works with him’: Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

‘It just works with him’: Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

Fans of Adam Lambert’s recent work with Queen have to be thrilled with the response from its two continuing original members, as both Roger Taylor and Brian May seem ever more impressed

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything’: Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything’: Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

Queen’s final project with Freddie Mercury, 1995′s Made in Heaven, has long been thought to have included all of what was left from the legendary frontman’s work. But it might not be his last musical testament.

‘We still would have been making Queen albums’: Brian May ruminates on what might have been

‘We still would have been making Queen albums’: Brian May ruminates on what might have been

Guitarist Brian May says Queen’s record-smashing musical “We Will Rock You” is something Freddie Mercury would have loved. It’s just one of the many ways, the guitarist adds, that the late frontman remains a part of their lives.

Queen – Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in Budapest (2012)

Queen – Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in Budapest (2012)

With Freddie Mercury gone for some two decades, it’s easy to forget Queen’s power and majesty — its essentially new amalgam of power pop, metal, and eye-popping theatrics. The sense of loss surrounding this thunderous concert, too, is simply staggering.