Brian May: The Queen Guitarist Is Now 75

Brian May: The Queen Guitarist Is Now 75

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Brian May chose his music career to be the guitarist of the band, Queen over his academics. His choice made him a Guitar Legend.

The musician wears a protective mask and is surrounded by security personnel. He is seen waving to fans in the short clip and keeping his distance on tour as per the self-imposed Corona rules. “Being alone like this is almost unbearable,” Brian says. “I’m struggling to find the kind of human contact we all crave.”

Brian May turned 75 on July 19. Despite his age, he’s been on a string of concerts with his longtime bandmates, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert (drummer and singer respectively). The “Rhapsody Tour” which will be going all around Europe until the end of July is also coming back for ten sold-out shows in London’s o2 arena. May expressed a mix of both enthusiasms for the Queen fans and his displeasure for certain aspects of the concerts.

“I think it’s been a really good tour so far,” he said. “I think it’s been a very entertaining tour for the audience and I’m very pleased about that.” In contrast, May expressed concern for how the singers are being treated: “It is not as pleasant sometimes but as long as we’re getting up there and doing something for somebody, then we’re happy.” He said the experience has been very rewarding for him. “It’s been a really incredible year and I’m really proud of what we’ve got up to. I think that our fans have had as much of an influence on what we’ve done as anybody else, so they are at the center of this tour.”

Traveling with Adam Lambert for ten years

Queen’s history is as dramatic and captivating as its music. The band has weathered many storms, but the most tumultuous point in its existence came after the death of one of its founding members, Freddie Mercury, in 1991. It was more than a decade before May and Taylor performed under the Queen’s name again. Watch Freddie Mercury’s documentary on Netflix. You can also watch movies on uwatchfree.com if you are looking for documentaries about the band, Queen.

Brian made a guest appearance on American Idol in 2009 and then collaborated with Adam Lambert. Lambert came in second on the TV show but he definitely captured the attention of May and Taylor. Since then, Queen and Lambert teamed up and appeared on music tours for a decade.

With a sound that has come to be known as “Celtic rock,” Queen is one of the most successful bands in the world. The band was formed in 1970 from the Band that May had been playing with while studying. Brian Harold May studied mathematics and physics at Imperial College London before he actually decided to go full-time with his music career.

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PhD in Astrophysics

Brian May is a musician, but he has always been passionate about natural sciences. He finished his thesis for doctorate degree after more than three decades. In the early 1990s, from Imperial College London. The founder of the band Queen is known for his work on electric guitars and lead vocals. But he has also made contributions to fields like astrophysics and medicine. He co-authored a science book in 2009 called “Physics for Musicians,” which focuses on guitar lessons with physics models.