The Scottish Mail on Sunday

May’s a win­ner . . . (Brian May, that is)

- By Sarah Bridge

THEY have a com­bined wealth es­ti­mated at £355mil­lion – and the three sur­viv­ing mem­bers of rock leg­end Queen are still adding to their for­tunes.

Their com­pany Queen Pro­duc­tions, which man­ages roy­al­ties from their live per­for­mances and the­atri­cal shows in­clud­ing the mu­si­cal, We Will Rock You, has seen rev­enues dip, but still man­aged a multi-mil­lion pound div­i­dend pay­out.

Ac­counts just filed show Brian May, Roger Tay­lor and John Dea­con – plus the late Fred­die Mer­cury’s es­tate – shared a £5.7mil­lion div­i­dend, down from the pre­vi­ous year’s £11mil­lion.

Rev­enue fell £7mil­lion from £19mil­lion to £12mil­lion, while prof­its dropped from £7.1mil­lion to £4.9mil­lion, with the fall due to ‘fewer and smaller shows’.

How­ever, this looks likely to change this year as the group – fea­tur­ing vo­cal­ist Adam Lam­bert – kicks off a mas­sive tour of North Amer­ica next Fri­day be­fore mov­ing on to Europe in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber.

 ??  ?? THE CHAM­PI­ONS: Queen vo­cal­ist Adam Lam­bert, left, with gui­tarist Brian May
THE CHAM­PI­ONS: Queen vo­cal­ist Adam Lam­bert, left, with gui­tarist Brian May

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