A new Queen ABC TV special featured a rare interview with Freddie Mercury, and he revealed that he wanted to go to Hell after his death.
Roger Taylor said regarding Queen after Mercury’s death, “With Freddie’s death we thought it was all over. We hadn’t planned on ever playing again.“
Brian May added, “I missed Freddie dreadfully. I knew it was coming but it was still awful. We talked about it, (we said) if anyone goes we should just stop – and we did stop for a very long time.
We didn’t have a desire to go on without Freddie. It was a grieving process, like we don’t want to talk about Queen, we don’t want to be Queen, we’ve done that. We want to be ourselves now.”
Freddie Mercury said, “I don’t really think ‘When I’m dead, are they going to remember me?’ It’s up to them. When I’m dead, who cares? I don’t.”
When asked if he wants to go to heaven, Mercury seemed more inclined to see Satan than God in the afterlife, saying that Hell seemed like a better place.
“No, I don’t want to. Hell is much better. Look at the interesting people you are going to meet down there.”
The biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has given Queen new life commercially, with the band planning another tour with Adam Lambert.