Brian May says a boxset for his Eddie Van Halen Star Fleet collaboration is coming next year – and it will be full of never-before-heard outtakes

Brian May is reissuing the Star Fleet Project featuring Eddie Van Halen
(Image credit: Larry Marano / Ebet Roberts / Getty)

Brian May has confirmed that he is working on a reissue box set of his Star Fleet Project – the 1983 mini-album he recorded with Eddie Van Halen.

May previously told told Total Guitar that he had revisited the material following Van Halen’s untimely passing in 2020 and that it had “healed my soul a bit.”

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.