The guitarist praised ‘The Resistance’, which many critics and fans have said owes a big debt to the sound of the British veterans.
“I love it, I think it’s great stuff,” May told BBC News. “I think they’re very good boys and extremely talented, and like us they have their tongue in cheek a lot of the time.”
“They said they liked us and that we’ve been an influence, which is obviously nice for someone like me to hear,” he recalled.
“They are extraordinary musicians. Real virtuosos – much more than I am. I like the way they let their madness show through, always a good thing in an artist.”