Brian May and Kerry Ellis chat to Steve Wright – 6 February 2014 (recorded 23 Jan 2014)
Brian and Kerry discuss playing by candlelight and get Steve to sing with them! Steve and the team chat to Queen guitarist Brian May and singer and actress Kerry Ellis about their brand new tour around the UK in candlelight.
EXTRACT: (Transcription by Jen Tunney_
STEVE WRIGHT: Let me just ask you generally about Queen. What is the state of Queen at the moment? Are you an ongoing entity or an occasional entity? What’s the deal?
BRIAN MAY: It’s hard to say. We are ongoing ’cause we can’t help it. I think we all protested too much in a sense when Freddie went and we didn’t want to talk about it – didn’t wanna be Queen for a while. But after a while you realise that people wanna hear the songs and they wanna see us do things. So no matter what you call it, Roger and I do do stuff, and I think we’ll be doing some more stuff this summer in fact, probably in the States.
STEVE: And Paul will be the lead singer again?
BRIAN: No, probably not. We’ve been talking to Adam Lambert. You know we already did some gigs with Adam, who’s amazing. We’re very good friends with Paul – that will continue – but Paul has a career of his own and he can’t be the Queen singer – indefinitely.