rock in rio festival


Queen was the star attraction for 470.000 fans at the rock festival Rock in Rio, Brazil.

“It was awe-inspiring and mind-boggling to be up there with all those people in the palm of your hand.” says Freddie. “But the other side of the coin is that. though was surrounded by masses of people who love me, I must have been the loneliest person there. Can you imagine how terrible it is when you’ve got everything and you’re still desperately lonely? That is awful beyond words.

"I don’t want people to think, poor old Freddie, because I can deal with it. But I’m so powerful on stage that I seem to have created a monster. When I’m performing, I’m an extrovert yet inside I’m a completely different man.

“That song is about the kind of wide-eyed optimism with which I approached my move to New York. I was so excited by the idea of embarking on a new adventure, and the way that that song sounds is basically mirroring that emotion, like, “Anything’s possible here.”