Brian May Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

21st May 2015

Quote: "These things get put on the table. It would be interesting to do Glastonbury if we were an operational unit at the time. You see, this year Adam's off doing his solo work at the moment so it wouldn't have worked. You only look at things that are possible, logistically, at the time.'' Queen star Brian May reveals the rockers considered headlining the Glastonbury festival in England this summer (15) with singer Adam Lambert.

7th January 2015

Quote: "Adam is the first person we've encountered who can do all the Queen catalogue without blinking. He is a gift from God." Brian May heaps praise on new Queen frontman Adam Lambert.

18th December 2014

Quote: "We didn't look for this guy, suddenly he's there, and he can sing all of those lines. They're difficult songs to sing, Queen songs. There's too much range. So many people can't sing them in the original key - even if they are good singers. Adam comes along, and he can do it easy. He can do it in his sleep. He can sing higher than even Freddie could in a live situation." Queen star Brian May has high praise for the band's new guest singer, Adam Lambert.

31st December 2013

Tweet: "Humbled by response to my 'health scare' getting on the news. Nothing new to report tonight but I am in good spirit. Big Thanks Bri." Queen star Brian May ‏has yet to find out the results of a hospital scan on Monday (30Dec13) as part of an ongoing health scare.

5th September 2013

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Freddie ! We will be celebrating at 1 Mayfair tonight. And making a ton of money to fight Aids." Brian May remembers his late Queen bandmate Freddie Mercury, who was born on September 5, 1946.

6th August 2013

Tweet: "Well, I'm tweeting from a hospital bed, but I'm still on it rather than in it! About 1pm I go down for the chop. I may be quiet after that." Queen star Brian May is refusing to quit Twitter as he waits to go in for his knee replacement operation.

28th May 2013

Fact: Animal lover Slash has joined Queen star Brian May's campaign to save badgers in Britain from a planned cull. The two guitar greats are joining forces to come up with a new anthem for the activists protesting the government's plans to keep a cattle disease from spreading.

6th May 2013

Tweet: "Yep, Clapton Is a kind of god. Still. Sometimes you think you've heard everything he has to give - and then... you haven't!" Queen star Brian May heaps praise on another guitar great.

24th April 2013

Fact: Queen star Brian May is refusing to give up on his campaign to stop badger culls in his native Britain - he has produced a song to promote the cause. The animal activist has also roped in his actor pal Brian Blessed to provide a voiceover on the track.

2nd March 2013

Fact: Queen legend Brian May turned heads on Friday (01Mar13) as he performed a free gig at a London train station to highlight a tiger conservation initiative. The rocker played his greatest hits with the help of West End singer Kerry Ellis at St Pancras International station.

19th January 2013

Tweet: "Just gave up watching a brainless film The Greys (The Grey) with Liam Neeson. Just like the old brainless Cowboys & Indians films... like when the Indians were always 'bad', in this film the Wolves are 'bad' - not killing for food, just for killing. Such bulls**t. After a while you realise that anti-wild-animal propaganda is all around us all the time. To justify those who need to kill to feel manly." Rocker Brian May is not a fan of Neeson's 2011 film.

27th November 2012

Tweet: "Congratulations to all you young Men and Women who graduated today at Liverpool John Moores University. A privilege to shake your hands... That was my last ceremony as Chancellor - my thanks to all at Liverpool John Moores for a great 5-year experience. Keep on Dreamin'." Brian May completes his academic term at an English university.

25th November 2012

Tweet: "24th Nov is not a date I look forward to. Glad I'm playing... With Freddie in mind." Brian May is glad he was busy on the anniversary of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's death.

15th November 2012

Tweet: "A lot of you ask about John Deacon. Well truly we hear very little from Deacy. It's a bit sad, but we respect his wish to be private." Queen star Brian May admits he has little contact with his former bandmate.

6th November 2012

Tweet: "Vote with your hearts - not your pockets ... good luck America!!!" Queen star Brian May wishes his U.S. fans luck on election day.

17th October 2012

Tweet: "Seconded! Agreed! Absolutely! Congratulations Evh - totally deserved - you are The World's Best - we love ya." Rocker Brian May agrees with Slash that Eddie Van Halen is the best guitarist in the world after the former Guns N' Roses star congratulated the Van Halen icon on topping Guitar World magazine's list of greatest axe men. May placed second.

26th August 2012

Fact: Queen founders Brian May and Roger Taylor have upgraded the band's iconic videos for a new two-Dvd set. The Greatest Video Hits by Queen features all 33 of the band's promos digitally remastered in Surround Sound on one package for the first time. The release also features commentary from May and Taylor.

26th October 2011

Quote: "Brian's a very kind, gentle and supportive man... but he's quite shocked at the way it's taken over me. I eat, sleep and drink it. It's my life. He said he's never seen me like this. It's true, I don't think anything else has ever brought me such joy. It's a complete revelation." British actress Anita Dobson has surprised her husband, rocker Brian May, with her devotion to U.K. TV dance contest Strictly Come Dancing.

26th October 2011

Quote: "We Will Rock You II is very, very funny and it's a bit ruder than We Will Rock You. It's just a question of how we proceed." Guitar legend Brian May reveals plans are underway for a sequel to the stage spectacular based on Queen's hits.

12th September 2011

Quote: "If someone comes to you and says, 'We want to use We Will Rock You as part of an advert for jelly beans, and we're changing the words to 'We will, we will chomp you', you have a decision to make. On the one hand you think, 'This is crass - this will demean my art' - or you can say 'It's a bit of fun, it will make us some money and it will keep the music alive'." Queen rocker Brian May doesn't mind his songs airing on commercials.

24th May 2010

Quote: "I like to live in the country and my wife likes to live in the town. The compromise is we live in town." Queen star Brian May on life with partner ANITA DOBSON.

4th November 2009

Quote: "I'd play with Robert any time and when we have played together he's wonderful. Robert is a rock god and an inspiration to us all, always will be. There's some people that remain your heroes which I rather feel good about. And (Eric) Clapton and (Jimmy) Page, Jeff Beck, those guys will always be heroes to me and that will never change, so yeah, of course I'd go at the drop of a hat." Queen guitarist Brian May lists Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant among his ideal collaborators.

21st October 2009

Fact: The original members of Queen have been turned into LEGO versions of themselves for the upcoming music video game LEGO Rock Band. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, JOHN DEACON and ROGER TAYLOR join Iggy Pop and David Bowie, whose LEGO likenesses have already been revealed.

5th November 2008

Quote: "FREDDIE (MERCURY) was a huge PAUL RODGERS fan, (he) absolutely adored his voice. He was a different animal, but he would have loved to be able to sing like that." Brian May insists late rocker Mercury would have approved of Queen's replacement for him.

4th August 2008

Fact: Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has published his thesis on astrophysics. The work, titled A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, won him a doctorate from Imperial College London earlier this year (08).

21st April 2008

Fact: Rock supergroup Queen's first album of new material in 13 years will reportedly be titled THE COSMOS ROCKS. Guitarist Brian May recently completed a doctorate in astrophysics.

27th September 2007

Fact: Queen guitarist Brian May will appear on stage of the London West End musical WE WILL ROCK YOU this Saturday (29Sep07) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the title song.

24th August 2007

Quote: "It's a bit like an album - you've got to live with it for the rest of your life, so you want it to be perfect." Brian May defends the 36 years it took to finish his PhD thesis.

10th December 2006

Fact: A Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by a glittering array of rockers including David Gilmour, Nick Cave, Jon Bon Jovi, Brian May and SIR Elton John sold for GBP1,950 ($3,800) on auction website yesterday (09DEC06). Proceeds from the sale will benefit the War Child Charity.

20th October 2006

Quote: "No, in a word. I don't even get 'string theory'. Get it, in the true sense of the word? No." Queen guitarist Brian May professes his ignorance of astronomy, despite just writing BANG! THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE.

8th March 2006

Fact: Queen guitarist Brian May appears on GUNS N' ROSES' hotly-anticipated new album CHINESE DEMOCRACY - although he recorded his part five years ago (01).

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