Boy George has great talent. I like him very much. We became good friends. That Boy’s so brave – he did a lot to make society more tolerant about sexual preferences. When I started out, rock bands all wore dirty jeans, and then suddenly there I was in a Zandra Rhodes frock and make-up. It was totally outrageous. Boy George just updated the whole glam rock bit, but he did it in his own individual way. He has got staying power, which is a crucial ingredient that you need to have. I think he’s going to be here for a long while… a lot of people blow out because of the pressure one gets from being in the public eye like that, but the one thing I do know about George, is that he does love publicity. He just wants publicity at all costs and even seems to thrive on adverse publicity. Well that’s his thing and I just hope he comes through it ok.

Freddie Mercury