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- God Only Knows (BBC Music)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0285vtj.jpg2014-10-07T18:50:00ZTo celebrate the launch of BBC Music we've remade The Beach Boys' masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p0286057Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
God Only Knows (BBC Music)
- Brian May chats with Radcliffe and Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027vnjb.jpg2014-10-03T12:36:00ZMark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by Brian May.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p027vnzrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 19 mins
Brian May chats with Radcliffe and Maconie
- Brian May talks about the Tie your Mother Down riffhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p022ngfk.jpg2014-07-11T14:02:00ZQueens' Brian May talks about the conception of this riffhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p022nggcSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Brian May talks about the Tie your Mother Down riff
- Brian May and Kerry Ellis chat to Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01rtv9h.jpg2014-02-06T16:50:00ZBrian and Kerry discuss playing by candlelight and get Steve to sing with them!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p01rtvbkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Brian May and Kerry Ellis chat to Steve Wright
- Brian May and Kerry Ellis catch up with Patrick Kieltyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p019qz5c.jpg2013-05-30T10:58:00ZQueen's Brian May and West End star Kerry Ellis catch up with Patrick Kielty.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p019qz5kSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Brian May and Kerry Ellis catch up with Patrick Kielty
- Brian May: What Makes Us Human?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p019prtr.jpg2013-05-29T13:51:00ZBrian May tells Jeremy Vine how kindness and cruelty is the key to what makes us human.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p019prtzSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 21 mins
Brian May: What Makes Us Human?
- Anita Dobson & Brian Mayhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018gj39.jpg2013-05-01T11:15:00ZBrian May presented the award for Best Actor in a Musical with Lynda Bellingham.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p018g3npSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Anita Dobson & Brian May
- Brian May - Sounds of the 70shttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cljls.jpg2012-11-11T15:00:00ZBrian May drops by to catch up with Johnnie about his role in the diamond jubilee and Olympic celebrations, and flick through Queen's classic 1970s albums.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p0111rz3Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 28 mins
Brian May - Sounds of the 70s
- Brian May Hints At Olympic Showhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgxhv.jpg2012-05-13T23:00:20ZBrian May and Roger Taylor are throwing a big party tonight to celebrate the 10th anniversary of We WIill Rock You, the musical. Speaking to 6music Brian May revealed there will be an optical illusion on stage tonight that takes the form of Freddie, though he remains tight lipped otherwise as to what exactly it is. He was however a little more open about whether Queen will be involved in the Olympics, here he speaks to 6 Music’s Linda Serck.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p00sg1tqSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Brian May Hints At Olympic Show
- Dappy and Brian May - Interview with Trevor Nelsonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cf9dw.jpg2012-03-27T12:00:00ZTrevor Nelson is joined by Dappy and Brian May in the Live Lounge!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p00pj7yqSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
Dappy and Brian May - Interview with Trevor Nelson
- Queen - at the BRITs 2012 with Jo Whileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cf7my.jpg2012-02-23T00:00:25ZJo Whiley talks to Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen backstage at the 2012 BRIT Awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p00pf335Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Queen - at the BRITs 2012 with Jo Whiley
- My Chemical Romance at Reading Festival 2011 - Highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cc7fh.jpg2011-09-25T23:00:38ZMy Chemical Romance take to the main stage for a triumphant set, including a cameo from Brian May.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p00kpgnwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
My Chemical Romance at Reading Festival 2011 - Highlights
- Rock Royalty Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen talk to Chris!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c977t.jpg2011-05-26T23:00:26ZChris is joined for breakfast by musical royalty, Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen! Listen as they talk about Freddie Mercury the 9th anniversary of the hit musical We Will Rock You and many more.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6d24f102-5c43-453a-8664-4ee092f441cf?clipfocus=p00h6z62Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 36 mins
Rock Royalty Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen talk to Chris!
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Brian Harold May, CBE (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric guitar, called the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother Down", "I Want It All", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Flash", "Save Me", "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "The Show Must Go On".
He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for charity work". May attained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London in 2007 and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013. He was a "science team collaborator" with NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission.
May has homes in London and Windlesham, Surrey. He is an active animal rights advocate and was appointed a vice-president of animal welfare charity the RSPCA in September 2012.