We’ve been very successful worldwide and that’s one thing I could never have foreseen; our success outside Britain. I think we’ve got a certain amount of recognition and respectability now, for being respectable musicians who wrote good songs. That’s good enough for me.
I want to go to places I’ve never been. To me it’s all about people. Music should go all around the world. I want to go to Russia and China and places like that, places I haven’t seen, before it’s too late – before I end up in a wheelchair and can’t do anything. And… I’ll still be wearing my same tights too!
I can imagine them wheeling me on stage in a wheelchair, up to a piano, and still singing Bohemian Rhapsody.
If I want to try different things – walk a tightrope, live on a knife-edge – and do things where if I fall completely flat on my face, and do things which are harmful to my career, so what? I will. There are a lot of things I have done in my career that maybe I shouldn’t have undertaken, but you learn by your mistakes. I regret a few of them, but doesn’t everybody?