Following the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen bassist John Deacon retired from the band in 1997. Nevertheless, Brian May and Roger Taylor have kept Queen going over the last three decades with Paul Rodgers on vocals and now Adam Lambert. Today, Queen and Adam Lambert tour as a trio, but also performing alongside them is their longtime bassist Neil Fairclough.
Now in a new official Queen video celebrating the band’s Roadies in Lockdown, Neil has opened up on the pleasure of performing with them on tour.
While his Bass Tech Jez Webb reveals how he keeps the show on the road, as he praised the Queen and Adam Lambert bassist’s talent.
Jez revealed in the video from lockdown that he sets up Neil’s basses and also looks after Brian May on the B-stage for the acoustic rendition of Love of My Life.
It turns out Neil has the speakers on stage, while all the other equipment is kept off to the side.
Of being Queen and Adam Lambert’s bassist, Neil said: “What I do is I tend to worry a lot, surprising isn’t it?
“And [Jez has] got everything under control.
“Before I’ve even thought of it, it’s there.”
Last week, Queen drummer Roger Taylor exclusively told Express.co.uk of the last time he saw John Deacon.