>hardly think they need any more money, they >already rake in millions every year anyway
You have no idea - the fact that they "rake in" millions means that they have to forefit a large percentage of that in tax to HM Treaury - the fact that that Brian, Roger and John all choose to sent the bulk of their time in the UK means that they are not exempt from the UK's taxation laws. Therefore, they have to pay at the highest possible rate.
Add to the above the following:
1 - They all live in million-pound houses that are similarly subject to the highest band of property tax and by extension, cost a fortune to run and maintain.
2 - They all have families that are high maintenance because of the lifestyle that they have become accustomed to.
3 - They all have ex-wives and associated children that they will all be paying maintenance to (John especially I would have thought).
4 - The three of them also run their own production companies that have associated staff and corporation tax etc that require paying.
5 - Now the contorversial bit - we have no idea of the debts that Freddie's spending ran up and neither do we know the kinds of debt that Brian, Roger and John have accumulated.
6 - How has the WWRY musical been financed int he different countries? Ticket pricing in Russia may not be high enough to cover the costs of staging the show - Queen touring could off-set that.
So, money is ABSOLUTELY the major factor behind them going out on the road; whatever rubbish Brian comes out with about wanting to go out for the fans, just remember that he is beheld to a contract with QPL and it is that organisation which dictates what Queen do.