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Brian May (19.07.47)
Brian May is an English singer/songwriter, best known for being the lead guitarist for the band, Queen.

Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Brian May had a net worth of 175 million USD.

Childhood: Brian May was born in Hampton, London, to Harold and Ruth May. He studied at Hampton Grammar School, where he earned ten GCE Ordinary Levels and three A-Levels in Physics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. He then went on to study Maths and Physics at Imperial College London, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Whilst he was studying at secondary school, May formed his first band, named 1984.

Career: In 1968, May and members of his old band, 1984, reformed into a new band called 'Smile'. He band only released six songs and officially disbanded in 1970 after only two years. Smile changed their name to 'Queen' after they gained two new members: John Deacon and Freddie Mercury. Queen were together from 1970 until Freddie Mercury's death in 1991. In 1983, May began working on a solo side project. The project became known as Star Fleet Project, and contained a contribution from Eddie Van Halen. May also helped with a solo album for the guitarist from Genesis, Steve Hackett. Following the death of Freddie Mercury, May devoted himself fully to finishing his album, 'Back to the Light' in 1993. In 1998, he released a follow-up album, 'Another World'. In 2004, the remaining members of Queen announced that they were going to begin touring again with Paul Rodgers as their lead singer. This lasted until 2009, when Queen and Paul Rodgers went their separate ways, once again, although they stated they were not ruling out another tour together. In 2011, the band began touring with Adam Lambert after he appeared on the eleventh series of American Idol.

Personal Life: In 1974, May married Chrissie Mullen and the couple had three children. After having an affair with Anita Dobson exposed in 1986, Chrissie and Brian separated in 1988. May then married Dobson in 2000.



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British LGBT Awards 2016

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Adam Lambert: 'There's No Romance With Sam Smith'


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The American Idol alumnus was linked to British singer Sam after the pair was spotted on a night out in New York in March (16). However Adam explains it was far from the romantic rendezvous the press made it out to be.

“I saw the headlines and wrote him, ‘Oh my god, they think we’re dating!’” he laughed to Britain’s Metro’s newspaper. “To be honest, we’re not that close but the little interaction we’ve had, he’s lovely, such a sweet guy.

“Sam was out with a group of his friends, I was out with a group of mine, and we were all drinking and having a laugh.”

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'Sacha Baron Cohen Is An A***': Brian May Is Brutally Honest About Comedian's Departure From Freddie Mercury Biopic


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Brian May is painfully truthful about his opinion of Sacha Baron Cohen after the comedian pulled out of the Freddie Mercury biopic over disagreements about the content of the movie. When Cohen suggested that producers wanted something that was essentially a watered down reality, May wasn't happy.

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'Grimsby' star Sacha Baron Cohen could well have made the perfect Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic that's currently in the works. However, he decided to walk away from the project once he realised that it wouldn't be as candid as he'd have liked. He opened up about the conflict on The Howard Stern Show, claiming that May was 'not a great movie producer' and only interested to 'protect their legacy as a band'.

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Brian May Slams Sacha Baron Cohen For Queen Biopic Comments


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The Borat funnyman had been set to play flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury in the film he was helping to develop, but he walked away from the project in 2013.

The British actor has since claimed he quit over artistic differences, revealing he clashed with the surviving Queen members over how the movie should depict the more salacious aspects of the late singer's rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

"They wanted to protect their legacy as a band," he said during a candid radio interview on The Howard Stern Show last month (Mar16).

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Brian May Brands Sacha Baron Cohen An 'Arse' Over Freddie Mercury Biopic


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Queen guitarist Brian May has hit out at Sacha Baron Cohen, calling him an ‘arse’ over his recent comments about the planned Freddie Mercury biopic. Last month Cohen had said he left the film because the remaining members of Queen wanted to make a family friendly biopic, while the actor wanted something grittier.

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“Sacha became an arse,” May told the Mail on Sunday. “We had some nice times with Sacha kicking around ideas but he went off and told untruths about what happened. Why would he go away and say that we didn’t want to make a gritty film?"

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Brian May Delighted U.k. Wildlife Police Squad Saved


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The Queen star vented his fury last month (Feb16), over the potential closure of Britain's National Wildlife Crime Unit due to government budget cuts. The unit tackles crimes such as badger baiting and the persecution of birds of prey.

Brian joined fellow animal rights activists to thank U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron after it was announced on Tuesday (01Mar16) the animal detectives' future had been secured.

"We applaud David Cameron for enabling the U.K. to lead the way in preventing crimes against wild animals," the Bohemian Rhapsody musician told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.

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Adam Lambert: 'Queen Rockers Are Classy And Inspiring'


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The 34-year-old has been working with the British rock gods since 2011, and embarked on a world tour together in 2014, with Adam singing the lead vocals made famous by the band's original frontman, the late Freddie Mercury.

With such big shoes to fill, Adam was worried about how his interpretation of the classic songs would come across to fans and surviving bandmembers, Brian May and Roger Taylor, themselves, but thankfully, the musicians have been incredibly supportive.

"I loved working with them," he told Billboard. "They are classy and inspiring and they've given me a lot of freedom within the music, which I'm very grateful for."

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Brian May Fighting To Save Wildlife Police Unit


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The Queen star, who is a longtime animal rights activist, is furious over the potential closure of the U.K.'s National Wildlife Crime Unit, which tackles crimes such as badger baiting and poaching as well as international issues.

The threatened closure has been sparked after British politicians slashed policing budgets.

"Last year the National Wildlife Crime Unit was involved in the seizure of over 400 illegal items listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species," May tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper. "Britain is becoming a key destination in the international illegal wildlife trade... The work that the NWCU does combating these crimes is vital. It also tackles important domestic issues such a persecution of birds of prey.

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Stars Warn World Famous Studio Is Under Threat From Building Plans


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The stars from the music and film world have signed a letter published on Wednesday (13Jan16) in Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, which claims the Associated Independent Artists (Air) studios is under threat from a planning proposal to build a basement underneath a nearby home.

Supporters of the north London studio, which was founded by Beatles producer George Martin, have also organised an online petition which has garnered more than 10,000 signatures.

Members of campaign group Advocates for Air claim the proposed building work will damage the structure of the studio building and the noise will disrupt recordings.

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Brian May Unveils Plaque In Memory Of Late Drummer Cozy Powell


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May was joined by fellow music veterans Tony Iommi, Suzi Quatro, Neil Murray, and Bernie Marsden for the celebration, which took place outside the town centre's Corn Hall, where the commemorative plaque was placed.

Paying tribute to Powell, who also performed with Black Sabbath, Whitesnake and The Jeff Beck Group, May told the hundreds who had gathered for the event, "Thanks for being here. It's a very happy occasion.

"He was a son of Cirencester and he was a brilliant, innovative, world-beating drummer. He was one of the world's greatest drummers and musicians. We have the great honour of unveiling this."

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Brian May Protests Against Space Monkeys Project


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The veteran musician is a longtime animal rights activist, and he has backed a drive by members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which aims to block a proposal by the Russian Federal Space Agency to send four macaques on a mission to Mars in 2017.

A message posted alongside the petition on Peta.org.uk, reads, "The four macaque monkeys that Russia plans to send to Mars in 2017 face years of tests in laboratories - likely followed by a terrifying death in space... There's no reason to repeat the dark days of early space exploration, in which dogs and primates died in horrific ways, all alone in a tiny spacecraft hurtling through space...

"Please sign our petition urging the Russian Federal Space Agency to stop this ill-advised mission and send the monkeys to a sanctuary instead."

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Brian May

Date of birth

19th July, 1947

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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