AceShowbiz - Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has nixed Queen fans' hopes of seeing the band headline the summer festival on his farm in Somerset, insisting Brian May and his band aren't right for the event.
The farmer-turned-festival guru reveals he received a hand-written postcard from the band's agent in an attempt to land May and company a coveted headline slot, but passed.
"It almost worked, I tell you," he told the BBC. "But it was not quite our thing."
And he admits his support for a nationwide badger cull drove a wedge between himself and guitarist May, who campaigned to stop the killing season.
Last year, Eavis called the rocker "a danger to farming", adding, "he doesn't know anything about it at all".
Asked if that was a reason Queen hadn't been invited to perform at his festival, Eavis said, "Not really but it does have a bearing on it."
"Paul's on good form at the moment," he said. "(He's coming here) hopefully for the 50th. Don't make a big thing of it though, will you?"