Brian May and Roger Taylor from legendary band Queen have denied claims that their iconic song, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, was their late bandmate, Freddie Mercury’s, ‘coming out’ track.
Biographer, Lesley Ann-Jones, had previously claimed that the hugely popular rock-opera anthem was the frontman’s way of admitting that he is gay, but as the band gear up to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1975 anthem, they’ve strongly denied the claims.
Speaking to the BBC, Brian May responded: “What’s it about? None of us know.
“Freddie never talked about it to my knowledge and didn’t want to and that’s the way it should be.
“He had something in his mind and he loved to spin these little pieces of magic. A little bit of reality and little bit of fantasy.”
Lesley had speculated that the opening lyrics: ‘Mama, just killed a man/ put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he’s dead’ were symbolic of Freddie killing off his heterosexual self - something that Brian was quick to rubbish.
“If anyone tries to unravel it, they’ll never manage it,” he added, “Because they’ll never know what went into those lyrics.”
Roger also admitted that he has no idea what the chart-topping song means, replying: “What does it mean? I get asked that all the time and I have no answer.”
We suppose it’ll just have to remain one of music’s great mysteries, eh?