Brian May felt Freddie Mercury was about to go while writing song on him days before death

Brian May asks his fans who they are 'driven' by

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It was 30 years ago that Queen singer Freddie Mercury died after losing his battle to AIDS. Like the rest of the band, Brian May knew his bandmate’s days were numbered. However, while working on tracks for his debut solo album, the Queen guitarist spontaneously began recording what would become a tribute song to Freddie, just before he died on November 24, 1991.

Brian has released a remastered version of his Back to the Light album and has been discussing the record track by track in a series of official YouTube videos.

The 74-year-old said of Nothin’ But Blue: “Yeah I think Blues is a part of me. This is a bit kind of fancy for blues if you like, but it’s definitely about the Blues.

“Again it came through [drummer] Cozy [Powell]. Cozy had down this track…just the beginnings of a backing track with some nice chords on it.

“And it immediately triggered me. I don’t know what happened but I was thinking about Freddie and singing about him.”

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