Brian May looks back at Queen’s pivotal 1974 tour in the new issue of Uncut, dated October 2014 and out now.

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Brian May looks back at Queen’s pivotal 1974 tour in the new issue of Uncut, dated October 2014 and out now.



The guitarist discusses the band’s early years as new live boxset, Live At The Rainbow ‘74, hits shelves.

“I don’t think we ever made money on tour until 1986,” says May. “Because in addition to working our way up the levels, we always spent too much on the show.

“We were always into our toys and lights and sound and production. We were always living beyond our means, which was fun to do. But we didn’t care. We didn’t really have our eye on how much money we were making, we were just enjoying the trip, really.”

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