Brian May “Guitar World” interview now online


USA guitar magazine “Guitar World” magazine now shared Brian May’s interview online:

EXTRACT: Even by most multi-taskers’ standards, Brian May puts everybody to shame. He’s not only one of most distinctive guitarists on the planet, but he also co-founded and composed songs for one of the world’s top-selling bands, Queen. As if all that weren’t enough, May somehow found a little time in his schedule to become an astrophysicist, of all things, having received his Ph.D. from London’s Imperial College in 2007.

All of which begs the question: Is there anything this guy’s crap at?

“Freddie Mercury was very good on the guitar, very unorthodox – all downstrokes. He wrote the riff for ‘Ogre Battle’. I used to play it with up and downstrokes, but he was all downstrokes. Imagine how fast his right hand was moving!” Brian May

Brian chats about the massively successful ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film and its stars, his Red Special, Freddie Mercury’s six-string skills, their upcoming tour and much more.

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Guitar World - June 2019 cover
Guitar World – June 2019 cover

Guitar World p54 extract