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By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

My mum says I wanted to be a surgeon, but I don't remember that. I think from the time I knew what was happening, I wanted to be a guitar player.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

There are times when I've been feeling something and played a solo that I've never been able to repeat.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

I think a lot of people would be better off in America, where at least you would find some radio station somewhere that would play you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

What is left of your dream? Just the words on your stone. A man who learned how to teach then forgot how to learn.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

I think music is about our internal life. It’s part of the way people touch each other. That’s very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I'm not a person for sitting on beaches. What would I do?

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Brian May

Doing Made In Heaven was like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, but I wouldn't have put my seal of approval on it if I hadn't thought it was up to standard.

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Brian May

For a time I didn't want to answer any questions about Queen. I'd like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

This man (FreddieMercury) truly possessed the greatest voice in the history of rock. Journalists, culture experts and analysts have already made several hundred comments on this topic and nothing can be added here.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

There are times when I flick through magazines and think I'm in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair.

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Brian May

I think Hammer's very cool: he has a great voice and great presence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

George Harrison was a fabulous, fabulous, fabulous guitarist, and a wonderful example of what a rock star should be. I totally revered him as an innovator. He was always fresh, daring, magnificently melodic, full of spiritual quality, and totally conscious of the chord structure beneath the solo. And he had the courage to play simple. He never took refuge in effects, or tried to impress with speed. I hope he knew how much we all loved and respected him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He's way, way out, doing things you never expect.

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Brian May

I'm hopeless at playing scales. Try and be instinctive first and analytic afterwords, although it's good to study the theory of music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

Not for a million - years. I mean, I like the INXS boys, but I found the process very degrading, really. Reality television has eaten away at our standards of excellence. I don't like this whole culture, which has evolved, of TV being the king.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I'm pretty basic as far as technique is concerned. I don't use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes, anyway.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

I was actually perfectly happy when I had no money, which lasted right up until we had a hit with Killer Queen, in 1974. I never wanted for anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

I think Queen tribute bands are great. However, we have to keep them at arm's length, otherwise it could be too dangerous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

Sometimes if the guitar is the last thing to go on, it's very fresh.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

Queen songs are not about the life of a rock star - they tend to be about the lives of normal people, which is why I think the songs connect so much. We're very lucky that they seemingly connect with every generation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn't go all that fast.

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Brian May

Mantovani was a great influence on me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

We've done an arrangement with an orchestra, but I think the best stuff tends to come when it's just the four of us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

If I go to places where other people are playing, I often get up and play myself. I just enjoy the sound and feel of playing.

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Brian May

I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition.

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Brian May

Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children.

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Brian May

I despise the Lottery. There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I had this idea... I wanted the sound to sing and have that thickness but yet still have an edge so that it could articulate. So my dad and I designed the guitar... the one that was made from an old fireplace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

I tend not to write on guitar very often. I tend to start off with keyboards.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

When we were touring heavily in America, we based ourselves there for a couple of years, but now we're all back here and it seems to be the place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

In print, people can do anything to you. Everything you do is picked apart. People love it; they're waiting for you to make a mistake.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there's no guarantee it'll go on forever

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Brian May

I don't surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I'm the nice guy who sits there signing everything that's put in front of me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

...I think the popular view of Science is a solid body of truth, shared by a whole lot of learned men in a room, all agreeing on the answers to the questions of how the Universe works. Whereas nothing could be further from the truth!!! The one truth that I see emerging from the History of Science is that experiment has always surprised theorists. Einstein included!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

You got blood on your face, you big disgrace, waving your banner all over the place.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

When I'm gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

We wouldn't have put it out with the name Queen on it if we didn't think it was musically up to scratch.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

I've always lived in that guitar world. I have noticed kids being more into the real essence of guitar music now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

It's wonderful for me to see what 'We Will Rock You' has done. 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are the Champions' have kind of transcended the normal framework of where music is listened to and appreciated - they've become part of public life, which I feel wonderful about.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brian May

I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brian May

Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brian May

We do play to our audience. It's very important. You can't create music in a vacuum.

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Brian May

The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it.