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Brian May Discusses Queen's Greatest Moments

In this 2011 interview, Brian May looks back on Queen's greatest moments."Sorry, my head takes a little while to get into gear,” says Brian May with a little laugh as he begins to mull over the history of Queen. The 63-year-old guitarist speaks gently, endeavoring to answer questions as fully as he can.May’s academic air is understandable. As a younger man he attended London’s illustrious... …

Watch Queen Perform an Acoustic “Love of My Life”

Here’s a rare acoustic gem from Queen’s now legendary Queen at Wembley video release. Freddie Mercury and Brian May take the stage for a moving performance of “Love of My Life,” while rain pours down on the Wembley crowd. The clip was filmed July 11, 1986.The studio version of the track appears on Queen’s classic LP, A Night at the Opera. Here, May plays some excellent fingerstyle guitar on a... …

Brian May: ‘Wayne’s World’ “Bohemian Rhapsody” Scene Hit Close to Home

Despite four decades of performing and hearing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," guitarist Brian May still enjoys what is undoubtedly his biggest hit.“I’m not sick of it,” he told the BBC late last year. “You can’t complain that people want to talk about it all these years later. I still enjoy hearing it. If it comes on the radio, I’ll turn it up and listen. “But no air guitar,” he says. “I’m too... …

Chris Mike Premieres Solo Guitar Arrangement of "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Guitarist Chris Mike—whose impressive videos turn up on GuitarWorld.com from time to time—has just posted a new one that's wracking up the YouTube views pretty quickly.It's a solo-guitar performance of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Fittingly enough, Mike is playing Brian May's signature guitar, the Red Special, in the clip.It turns out "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the perfect vehicle for Mike's "Jeff... …

The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string guitar somewhere on it? Let's face it, if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.That... …

Joe Satriani: “The Guitarist Whose Tone I’d Never Mistake for Anyone Else”

Joe Satriani was asked to name one guitarist whose sound he would never confuse for anyone else. His choice? Queen guitarist Brian May.Speaking with Classic Rock, Satriani says, “Brian’s like a whole universe unto himself. The first time you hear him you go, ‘What the fuck is that?’ It’s beautiful music, original tone and an amazing application of the guitar—the harmony, the way he strings... …

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