A friend of the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has revealed that the iconic singer was once in talks about forming a supergroup with fellow music legends Elton John and Rod Stewart.
Rudi Dolezal, a filmmaker who shot the 1991 video to Queen’s ‘These Are The Days Of Our Lives’, which was Mercury’s final appearance with the band before his passing, revealed the tidbit of information in an interview with the New York Post.
Mercury was renowned for hosting legendary parties in his Kensington home, where Dolezal was frequently in attendance.
One night both John and Stewart were also in attendance, and the filmmaker says that’s where ambitious plans to form a supergroup were hatched.
“Freddie invited me to his private functions often, and, at one dinner party, the guests included Rod Stewart and Elton John.
“I remember there was a lot of bitching about other artists, and about themselves. I think Rod came up with the idea of forming a group called Nose, Teeth & Hair because Rod had a big nose, Elton had problems with his hair and Freddie had his teeth!”
It appears the idea wasn’t just a one-off idea – Sir Rod also mentions Nose, Teeth & Hair in his biography, saying that the idea initially arose in California.
“The band Queen rented a house in Bel Air, Los Angeles, for a while, and Elton and I spent a long evening there with Freddie Mercury, a sweet and funny man whom I really adored, discussing the possibility of the three of us forming a supergroup,” wrote the ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ singer.
“The name we had in mind was Nose, Teeth & hair, a tribute to each of our most remarked-upon physical attributes. The general idea was that we could appear dressed like the Beverley Sisters. Somehow this project never came to anything, which is contemporary music’s deep and abiding loss.”