Brian May labels The Voice 'the ultimate insult to music'

Queen guitarist hits out at BBC talent show

Brian May labels The Voice 'the ultimate insult to music'

Photo: PA

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed his hatred for BBC1 talent show The Voice, saying he hopes the programme "dies very soon".

May's outburst against the BBC show, which features Jessie J and will.i.am among its coaches, was published on his website, with the guitar player labelling it "dull, dumb and depressing".

"Sorry, hate to be negative but The Voice is the dullest, dumbest, most depressing show on TV," writes May. "It’s the ultimate insult to music and to performers."

Slightly misunderstanding the 'blind audition' element of The Voice format, May continues, "Every time I catch a glimpse of young singers busting their guts trying to win somebody's attention, who is rudely sitting with their back to them... I feel sick. I hope this vile show dies a natural death very soon." May did go on to say that he is a fan of Sir Tom Jones, another of the show's coaches, and that he wishes he was not a part of it all.

Meanwhile, Brian May has announced plans to release 'The Badger Song' in protest at the government’s plan to cull badgers. The song is designed to raise awareness of the cause, and alert people to government plans to make killing badgers legal from June 1 in a bid to to reduce tuberculosis in cattle. Speaking at a public meeting in Taunton, Somerset on Saturday (April 20) May said: "It’s a kind of parody of 'Flash' (1980 Queen hit taken from the 'Flash Gordon' movie), as you’ll see."


Read More On This Artist

Merchandise
More News
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger snapped in the studio with One Direction
The Pop Group share video for new single 'Mad Truth' – watch
Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian's 'rock 'n' roll is dead' comments at London...
TI wants Iggy Azalea to forget about social media beefs and focus on her music
Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig
Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth...
Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'
Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
FKA Twigs performs new song 'Figure 8' during Melbourne live show – watch
The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on...
Death Cab For Cutie perform 'Black Sun' on 'Letterman' – watch
Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'
Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake team up on 'Blessings' – listen
Noel Gallagher: 'I don't agree with U2 on free music, I'd happily put an extra...
Limp Bizkit guitarist criticises his own fans ahead ShipRocked cruise performance
Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler describes bar room brawl as 'unfortunate altercation'
Fall Out Boy say their new album is 'modern rock of the future'
Man faces ban from Parklife festival after 'boasting' about touting tickets
The Jesus And Mary Chain offer local bands support slots on their February UK tour

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM