He touched very briefly on the ongoing work completing some of Mercury‘s unfinished studio demos. “Some QUEEN magic is happening,” he said. “I feel it in my bones. It’s annoying to have to be so secretive, but I guess I have to, for now.”
The Pulse Of Radio asked Roger Taylor if co-founding bassist John Deacon — who last played during the band’s 1992 tribute to Freddie Mercury — will ever perform as part of QUEEN again. “John really has opted out of the whole music business thing,” he said. “He was done, like, being around people. He wrote us a letter saying ‘I totally approve of everything you do and, um, can I have my share?’ I mean, he’s still a partner, so, y’know, he’s there in that sense.”
QUEEN‘s 1981 “Greatest Hits” collection has made British chart history by becoming the first U.K. album to sell six million copies. ABBA‘s 1982 compilation “ABBA: Gold” trails behind QUEEN‘s comp, selling about 900,000 copies under “Greatest Hits”.