Brian May

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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.

Brian May: Net Worth

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

Brain May: 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.

Brian May: 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.

Brian May: 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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Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Duet To Appear On New Queen Album

20th September 2014 -

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Queen Forever, a new album being compiled by Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, will feature a previously unreleased duet between frontman Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop Michael Jackson.Queen's Roger Taylor...

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20th June 2014 -

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Queen and Adam Lambert have managed to ace the nerve-wracking first night of their tour in North America, rocking Chicago's United Center to its foundations with a bombastic rock show to surpass all others. Combining...

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Former Queen bassist John Deacon is apparently having nothing to do with the upcoming biopic of the group's late singer Freddie Mercury as he continues to maintain his exile from the surviving group member's work...

Brian May Teases Possible 'New' Queen Album After New Demos Are Found

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Brian May Invokes Power Of The Badger In Tear-Jerking Ballad [Listen]

23rd October 2013 -

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In his latest move to protect Britain's badgers in the face of a potentially devastating cull, Queen guitarist Brian May has teamed up with singer and friend Kerry Ellis to raise funds to pay for...

Brian May - Nothing Really Has Changed

22nd October 2013 -

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Queen guitarist Brian May and West End star Kerry Ellis collaborate once again on a cover of wildlife activist Virginia McKenna's song 'Nothing Really Has Changed'. They performed the track during their 'Acoustic By Candlelight'...

Brian May: Sacha Baron Cohen "Distracting" In Freddie Mercury Biopic

22nd October 2013 -

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Brian May has opened up about Sacha Baron Cohen's departure from the planned Freddie Mercury biopic, which it seems is almost certainly going to be a sugar-coated love letter to the late Queen singer.Cohen walked...

Ben Whishaw Lands Freddie Mercury Role, Replaces Sacha Baron Cohen

21st October 2013 -

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Actor Ben Whishaw has reportedly stepped in to play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury after the recent departure of Sacha Baron Cohen. The 33 year-old Skyfall actor has landed the role in the upcoming biopic...

Brian May Explains Why Sasha Baron Cohen Was Wrong For Freddie Mercury Biopic

20th October 2013 -

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The planned biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's life has been in discussion for three years now, with comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen in line to star as the late singer since the very beginning...

Bodger & Badger Speak Out Against Badger Cull With New Clip [Video]

21st August 2013 -

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If you were a British child growing up in the nineties, you'll realise how exciting the news of the return of Bodger and Badger is.The ventriloquist actor and his "talking" furry, potato-loving badger companion entertained...

Unheard Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury Duets? Listen To Them Now

31st July 2013 -

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Duets featuring two of the greatest pop stars of all time, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, are expected to get full releases in the fall.According to The Times of London, Freddie's former band mates Brian...

Unheard Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury Duets Set For Release 30 Years Later

30th July 2013 -

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Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that he's working on and plans to release previously unheard material from Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury and pop star Michael Jackson. The surfacing of the dead icons' collaboration...

Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury's Unheard Duets To Be Released Later This Year

30th July 2013 -

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One may have been dead for over two decades an the other for just short of half a decade, but Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson still have unfinished business with the charts as previously never-before...

Sacha Baron Cohen Leaves Freddie Mercury Movie as Attention Turns To Depp

23rd July 2013 -

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Sacha Baron Cohen has left the movie biopic of iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury after a disagreement over the direction of the project. Cohen - who bears a dramatic resemblance to the singer - had...

iHeartRadio Festival To Welcome Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and err, Queen

16th July 2013 -

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Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the names confirmed for the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas in September. The two-day festival, set to be held on...

How Twitter Got Ben Elton's 'The Wright Way' Axed From BBC1

11th July 2013 -

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Ben Elton's new BBC1 sitcom 'The Wright Way' has been axed by the corporation after it received a critical mauling on Twitter. Executive Shane Allen confirmed on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) that the show -...

Schoolboy Blues: Mick Jagger Wanted To Be A Teacher!

28th June 2013 -

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Mick Jagger considered being a teacher, a politician and a journalist. 'Start Me Up' singer revealed his early career plans during a televised interview. Speaking on the Today programme, The Rolling Stones singer said a...

Radio Ga-Gangnam: Psy And Queen's Brian May To Collaborate?

12th June 2013 -

 News

Speaking in an interview with Radio 1's Scott Mills, Psy revealed he'd set up a brunch-date with the fuzzy haired guitarist, who played alongside Freddie Mercury in the 70s/80s rock band, Queen.Describing himself as a...

Brian May Says He 'Hates' To See Tom Jones Lower Himself On The Voice

22nd May 2013 -

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Brian May, the man who single handedly killed rock and roll when he climbed to the top of Buckingham Palace to play 'God Save The Queen,' has unleashed a scathing attack on the BBC talent...

Freddie Mercury Documentary: Did We Get Close Enough?

17th October 2012 -

 News

The Freddy Mercury documentary promised to be "the closest we’ll get to the real Freddie Mercury", well at least host Alan Yentob promised that. But did we get our close up? According to Gigwise, we...

Sacha Baron Cohen's Freddie Mercury Movie Set for 2014 Release

17th October 2012 -

 News

Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury in a movie set for release in 2014, according to Queen guitarist Brian May. Filming on the biopic is set to begin in the Spring of next year....

Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen - Live in Budapest

21st September 2012 -

 Movie Review

Shot in 1986 and only just now remastered for release in the West, this documentary captures Queen in all their glory both on stage and behind the scenes. The film is divided into two parts,...

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