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Brian May says Queen will never play Glastonbury because Michael Eavis has “frequently insulted” him

Queen's Brian May has said the rock giants won't play Glastonbury next year after clashing with Michael Eavis over the badger cull. The Glastonbury founder previously called May a "danger to farming" and criticised the guitarist's opposition to the controversial cull –  arguing that the process is a fight against the impact that bovine TB can cause when cattle become...

Queen’s Brian May wants another Live Aid to tackle climate change

Queen guitarist Brian May has expressed his hope that another concert on the epic scale of Live Aid will take place to tackle climate change. The guitarist played an integral role at the original event in 1985, when Queen played arguably the most famous gig of their entire career. But while the gig saw Phil Collins racking up huge air miles...

Queen’s Brian May hits out at “vindictive sickness” of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ critics

Queen's Brian May has hit out at the "vindictive sickness" of critics, after Bohemian Rhapsody defied a critical mauling to triumph at the Oscars. Despite receiving mixed reviews upon release in October 2018, the film went on to become the highest grossing musical biopic of all time. It also won four Oscars last month – including a Best Actor victory...

Brian May donated his classic Queen outfits to the filming of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that he decided to hand over some of his best outfits from the band’s heyday for the making of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, just so costume designer Julian Day could nail his look for the film. Day recalled his meeting with May during a BAFTA film session panel this weekend. “Brian came on set...

Brian May denies turning down Oscars performance

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Brian May has hit out at claims that he and fellow Queen member Roger Taylor turned down an offer to perform at the Oscars. Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is nominated for five awards, including best film and best actor. Rami Malek previously took home to best actor award at the Golden Globes earlier this year. Earlier this week, the Daily Express...

Brian May reflects on social media bullying after Bryan Singer backlash

Queen guitarist Brian May has spoken of his fear of the scale of social media bullying after receiving criticism over the recent Bryan Singer controversy. Last week, May apologised after he appeared to defend Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer over allegations of sexual assault. Taking to Instagram, May has now said that he has "backed off a little" from social media, and "doesn't...

Brian May hits back at critics after ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s Golden Globes victory

Queen guitarist Brian May has hit back at the critics who panned the hit Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Last year, Bohemian Rhapsody became the highest-grossing music biopic of all time – despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, after an early teaser trailer also came under fire from writer and producer Bryan Fuller for not paying mind to Mercury’s bisexuality. Not only that, but this week Rami...

Queen’s Brian May releases first solo single in 20 years, ‘New Horizons’

Queen guitarist Brian May released his first solo single in 20 years – with 'New Horizons' arriving on New Year's Day from NASA's Control Centre. The guitar icon hasn't released a solo single since 'Why Don’t We Try Again' from 1998's 'Another World'. Now, the music veteran and astrophysics doctor has dropped the track in tribute to the on-going NASA New Horizons...

Brian May has said it would have been “a disaster” if Sacha Baron Cohen had played Freddie Mercury

Queen's Brian May has said that it would have been a "disaster" if Sacha Baron Cohen had played Freddie Mercury in this summer's hit biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Speaking in a new interview, May said they realised "just in time what a disaster" casting Baron Cohen would have been. Buy Queen merch here He said: " was a near-disaster. I think we realised just...