Queen guitarist Brian May revealed that Freddie Mercury‘s guitar was stolen in 1990 after he was diagnosed with AIDS, about a year before he died. Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon claimed yesterday that May and Roger Taylor hated Freddie Mercury.
“As I watch the Sun go down in San Francisco tonight, I ponder how I felt on that sunset 34 years ago – after we’d played Live Aid in the Old Wembley Stadium in London Town. Little did we know how those few minutes on that day would reverberate down through time. So many sunsets since then. And I know for certain that if our dear bro’ Freddie we’re still with us, he would, like us, still be out on the road, far from home, giving it all in pursuit of the roar of a crowd – a crowd of folks who, like us, feel something special stirring in their bodies, and want to celebrate it.
34 years later, why am I here ? Why are we here ? Because this is what we do. I’m still grateful, and somehow still 100 per cent driven. Yep – it was all worth it. Thanks for that roar, folks #liveaid #queen #sunset 💥💥💥💥 Guitar note : here you see twin Fender Telecasters – in the spirit of Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
I still have my black one, and it appears as a prop in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie – on the meticulously reconstructed Live Aid stage. Freddie’s cream Tele was stolen from our warehouse around 1990. Somebody knows where it is … some day perhaps it will reappear. But for now, like the man who wields it so inimitably here, it’s just a memory.”
Brian May recently described stunning weight loss in a recent post. May also wrote, “Thanks good people of Tacoma ! That was an amazing night. Thanks to Ric Lipson for this photo – and for the wonderful work he and the Stufish team have put into this touring production. And thanks to our brilliant crew for making it all happen tonight and every night. I love being suspended in space with my new pals – those amazing little planets !!! It’s mesmerising and inspiring. By the way, the piece I’ve played the last 2 nights while in space is part of Czech composer Dvorak’s New World Symphony. For me it’s a symbol. And I always loved this piece. Cheers all.”