Andrew Matheson

Andrew Matheson

Andrew Matheson formed a band in London, called The Queen in 1971, complete with a look that preceded the New York Dolls. Matheson thought he was destined to soar to fame & fortune until a fellow by the name of Mr. Mercury said he couldn’t use that name. Andrew none too pleased at that suggestion gave Mr. Fred a backhander, which sent the Bohemian Rhapsodychampion flying. Big record company pressure convinced Andrew Matheson to regroup his group and become the Hollywood Brats…the greatest band you never heard of. Andrew Matheson shared some of the inside stories of his aspiring rock star life in edition 181 of Life Elsewhere as recounted in his book, Sick On You: The Disastrous Story of The Hollywood Brats, the Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard Of.