Added on 07-Aug-2010
Terry Gross, host of "Fresh Air", WHYY's national weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, recently conducted an in-depth interview with QUEEN guitarist Brian May. Listen to the audio of the 40-minute conversation using the audio player below.
When asked about QUEEN singer Freddie Mercury's sexuality, May said, "I think it was an undiscussed thing for a long time. The truth of the matter is nobody should care. Why should anyone care what sexual persuasion people have? It's about the music, and Freddie would have been the first to say that. He never hid the fact that he was turned on by men instead of by women, but strange enough, I don't think it was always the case. Because in the early days, we used to share rooms. So in the early days, I know who Freddie slept with, and they weren't men, but I think it gradually changed. And I have no idea how these things work, but it wasn't really anybody's business but his, and we never talked about it as if it were important. Why should it be important? We just made music together."
You can read more excerpts from the interview at NPR.org.