In an article by a South Florida newspaper, Brian may is quoted:
Brian May of Queen and Andrew Farriss of INXS describe very different routes to revival. And on the question of how to replace a lead singer, the two musicians are miles apart.
"I would never do it in public," says guitarist May. "I would really find it degrading to do it in public."
May, 58, calls the concept "exploitation." As he imagines such an audition playing out, there's himself, "relaxed," sitting in judgment on an aspiring singer "in a difficult situation" for the amusement of a television audience. Shown publicly, the imbalance of power between famous band and eager unknown strikes May as abusive, and loaded with potential humiliation for the losers.
"But that seems to be what it's about," May says, taking a swipe at reality TV in general.
No Rock Star: Queen, folks...
Feb 26, 2006
"I'm not a heavily spiritual person, but when I'm in the studio, I can hear Fred saying, 'No, c'mon, you can do better than that,' and that lifts me and makes me work better." -Brian May