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 series The Voice. One thing about the show that got the veteran rocker particularly riled up was the presence of Sir Tom Jones, who he feels is much to good for the 'vile' show.

In a statement posted on his website, the guitarist attacks the format of the show in particular, as well as voicing his sheer disappointment towards the fact that Tom Jones is one of the stars of the show. His comments only touch on the show itself and Jone's appearance, failing to mention any of the other panelists;, Danny O'Donoghue and Jessie J (who May and Roger Taylor let trample on the grave of Freddie Mercury during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics). In his online outburst, May writes; "Sorry, hate to be negative but The Voice is the dullest, dumbest, most depressing show on TV," continuing, "it’s the ultimate insult to music and to performers."

Brian May
Brian May doesn't like The Voice

He goes on to address the 'blind audition' element of the show too, kind of missing the whole point of it, before mentioning Jones' contribution to the show. "I hate seeing the great Tom Jones shoehorned into this scenario. I hope this vile show dies a natural death very soon."

Ouch! In the meantime, May has another crusade on his hands other than the end of The Voice (a show that Kerry Ellis, a long-time collaborator with May, appeared on last year only to be turned down by each judge), a protest song aimed at ending the government's plans to introduce badger culling. The Queen guitarist is releasing the charity single 'The Badger Song' to combat the bill which is being introduced to reduce the threat of tuberculosis in cattle.

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He does like badgers though.