He retired. Brian and Roger have the hunger/desire to be rock stars, Deacon clearly does not. One should remember that these are men in their 50's so the prospect of touring the world as rock stars is not on all accounts as appealing.
Original Queen bass player John Deacon bowed out of the reunion. Taylor said that after Mercury’s death, Deacon “hung up his bass.”
“He was devastated by Freddie’s death,” Taylor said. “He wrote us a letter saying he was supportive of what Brian and I were doing. He also wrote, ‘P.S. Send royalty checks to the following address.’ ”
IF THAT ITS TRUE.. JOHN DEACON IS A BASTARD!!!...and Queen was sooo big for him!.. ¬¬