Find the best quotes by Brian May.
It’s wonderful for me to see what ‘We Will Rock You’ has done. ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ have kind of…
There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don’t expect; that’s why we threw them in.
I’m not a person for sitting on beaches. What would I do?
The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums.
Mantovani was a great influence on me.
Queen songs are not about the life of a rock star – they tend to be about the lives of normal people, which is why…
I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition.
I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I’m spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It’s a busy kind of life, but I guess…
I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn’t go all that fast.
I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an…
I don’t surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish.
A good video can make all the difference.
Each gig should be unique. You’re always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear.
I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I’m a weird kind of animal.
Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children.
For a time I didn’t want to answer any questions about Queen. I’d like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil.
We do play to our audience. It’s very important. You can’t create music in a vacuum.
Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions.
Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He’s way, way out, doing things you never expect.
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