The enduring group now carry out dwell reveals with Adam Lambert, and are set to journey the world on their enormous Rhapsody Tour later this 12 months into 2020.
However for a very long time, Could, Roger Taylor and John Deacon thought their days collectively have been over.
Talking within the US documentary The Present Should Go On, Could stated: “With Freddie’s dying, we simply thought it was throughout.
“We hadn’t deliberate on ever taking part in once more.”
He added: “We talked about it, ‘if one in every of us goes we must always cease’. And we did cease for a really very long time.
“We didn’t have the need to go on with out Freddie.”
Because the 1990s progressed, the group slowly started coming again collectively, primarily in tribute to Mercury – firstly to launch a file of beforehand unheard materials from earlier than his passing, after which for a collection of different one-off appearances.
However Could described the interval earlier than that as “a type of grieving course of”.
He stated: “Like, ‘we don’t wish to speak about Queen, we don’t wish to be Queen – we’ve finished that, we wish to be ourselves now.’
“‘Now we go off and do our separate issues that maybe we’d been dreaming of’.
“Roger had at all times finished numerous solo tasks so he went again into that. I hadn’t finished plenty of solo stuff however i went out and sang.”
Taylor stated: “After Freddie died, I took a 12 months to wish to begin doing issues.”
Lately Could indicated that Queen will carry the Rhapsody Tour to the UK (it’s not presently scheduled to return right here), however appeared to indicate that it will be one of their last dates as a group.
“I’m hoping we are going to [come to the UK] – [there’s been] no announcement,” he advised Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2.
“Yet another earlier than we pop off, is my idea.”