Musician, astrologist, animals welfare activist
Brian Harold May (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built guitar, the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock...Wikipedia
Born: 19th July, 1947, Hampton, Middlesex, England
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Claim to Fame: Guitarist for Queen
Another World is the second full studio album delivered by Queen guitarist Brian May. Recorded at his home studio after the completion of the last Queen album, Made in Heaven, the album was released in the UK on 1 June 1998 and on 15 September of that year in the US. The album itself started as a cover album. The "Heroes" concept was to record his favourite tracks from his favourite artists, but the idea soon mutated into a full album. Some of the covers found their place on the album, whilst others were released as B-sides to singles and on the Another World tour promo CD. Brian May was on the Alas Smith and Jones show advertising the album.
His favourite actors are Clint Eastwood and James Mason.
His favourite books are: Glass Bead Game, Out of the Silent Planet (CS Lewis) and Steppenwolf (Hesse).
The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.
There are times when I flick through magazines and think I`m in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair.
FREDDIE MERCURY's Duet With MICHAEL JACKSON Featured On 'Queen Forever' Album
September 19, 2014
Three previously unreleased QUEEN songs featuring late singer Freddie Mercury spearhead an exciting new QUEEN album, "Queen Forever", due November 10 on the Virgin Records label.
The tracks include a long-anticipated track from QUEEN and Michael Jackson, "There Must Be More to Life Than This", a previously unfinished Mercury-QUEEN track, "Let Me In Your Heart Again", originating from the band's "The Works" album... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 4 months ago
Story Of QUEEN Guitarist BRIAN MAY's Home-Made Guitar Told In 'Red Special' Book
September 2, 2014
Hal Leonard has set an October 21 release date for "Brian May's Red Special: The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen And The World".
Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian played his guitar on... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 4 months ago
Queen Tabs William Orbit to Produce New Album
by Nick DeRiso August 2, 2014 4:25 PM
Queen is working with William Orbit on a new album featuring previously unreleased vocals by the late Freddie Mercury. The in-demand producer, who has previously worked with Madonna, Britney Spears and Blur, confirmed the news via Twitter.
The record, to be called ‘Queen Forever,’ is is the second posthumous Mercury-related project put together by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, and will include some long-discussed early ’80s-era duets between... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 6 months ago
QUEEN To Release Rare Recording Of Landmark Concert 'Live At The Rainbow '74'
June 16, 2014
Sunday March 31, 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the multi format release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by a then-up-and-coming band called QUEEN. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 7 months ago
Brian May has revealed plans to release a new Queen album featuring previously unreleased tracks sung by Freddie Mercury.
The guitarist told BBC Radio Wales the album, called Queen Forever, will be a compilation record which will include the new material.
May said the songs were originally recorded in the 1980s, "when we were in full flight".
The album is expected to be released at the end of the year.
"I think people will enjoy it," May told Wynne Evans at the Hay Festival.
"With Freddie singing and all of us playing... they're quite... Read More
Posted by Hailey2009 8 months ago