Queen drummer Roger Taylor has revealed a new photo of himself with Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin. Austin was Mercury’s girlfriend, and later best friend after he began dating men.
“Fancy dress with Fred & Mary! #scrapbookfindings #tbt.”
Queen’s Brian May wants a followup to 2007’s Live Earth benefit gigs – and Queen would be available. He wants it to be like Live Aid, or bigger. Live Aid in 1985 featured Queen’s most iconic performance, and the first reunion of Led Zeppelin after John Bonham’s death.
He says (via Mirror), “It probably would take the younger generation to take that bull by the horns.
“We’d help in any way we can but I think that’s what it would require.”
He warns the issue is “so enormous” that even a gig the size of Live Aid – estimated to have raised £150million since the first 1985 gig – might not be a big enough.
He adds: “People have seen so many concerts since Live Aid purporting to be solving the problems of the world so it’s not quite as easy as it seems.”
May also recently discussed saving hedgehogs.
“It does feel great,” May tells Channel 5 show Saving Britain’s Hedgehogs, which features the conservation work carried out at the Amazing Grace rescue center on his estate in Surrey, England, where sickly hogs are rehabilitated and released back into the wild (via People).
“The actual hands-on thing of saving animals is so rewarding and so inspiring,” adds May, who earned a Ph.D in astrophysics in 2007. “It’s brought me all kinds of wonderful joys that I never even dreamed of. To see these animals come in hurt, poisoned, dehydrated and see them taken care of and then let out for another chance in the wild, to me it’s one of the greatest joys that’s ever come into my life.”