Brian May said that there was always tension between Queen members, which meant the band was always close to breaking up.
When speaking with Guitar World, May said the power of Queen’s music came from the tension between four strong personalities. “The songs are the main pillar, but that’s a very complex area in itself,” May said. “Those songs were generated during periods of stress. We were very fortunate to have a strong combination of personalities, but I think we were always on the verge of breaking up. Oddly enough, that’s where we got our strength, because we were pulling in different directions. We had four varied talents between us.”
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