Queen have risen triumphantly again to the highest of fashionable tradition over the previous few years. The film Bohemian Rhapsody smashed field workplace data and launched new generations to the magic of Freddoe Mercury and the majesty of the band’s music. It magnified the recognition of the newest incarnation of the band fronted by Adam Lambert. But the place is John Deacon. why is not he within the band if the are touring once more? Roger Taylor mentioned: “We don’t have any contact with John.”
Deacon nonetheless has monetary involvement with the band since Queen royalties are break up 4 methods between the three surviving members and Freddie Mercury’s beneficiaries. Brian May confirmed they hold Deacon knowledgeable of any plans or developments however he by no means replies.
May and Taylor take his silence as acquiescence: “It’s his choice. He doesn’t contact us. John was quite delicate all along.”
When the movie Bohemian Rhapsody got here out, Taylor mentioned: “I haven’t heard a squeak from John, not a single guttural grunt.”
But why? What occurred?
Deacon’s school pal, Robert Ahwai mentioned; “Maybe he thought, ‘Freddie was the band, so what’s the point? He suffered from depression after Freddie died and I am not sure he has ever come out of it.'”
May informed Rolling Stone journal Deacon not takes any lively half within the legacy of Queen or potential initiatives: “John would not wish to be (concerned). He’s in his personal house and we respect that.
“It’s a disgrace, as a result of we might like to have him round however he would not wish to be in that area anymore…he simply would not wish to be strolling these roads.”
John himself famously mentioned: “As far as we’re involved, that is it. There is not any level carrying on. It is not possible to interchange Freddie.”
However, May feedback make it clear that any reference to the band intensified John’s grief over dropping Freddie.
While the 2 remaining members of the band have fun Freddie by persevering with his legacy, John has constructed a quiet life far-off from showbusiness.
He nonetheless lives along with his spouse, Veronica Tetzlaff, in the identical home in Putney he purchased along with his very first royalties from the band and the place they raised their six youngsters.