“In my time as Editor of Total Guitar it has been my pleasure to interview Brian May on several occasions. Once, when our readers voted him the greatest guitarist of all time. Again, when readers voted his solo in Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as the greatest of all time. And again, with the passing of Eddie Van Halen, when Brian wished to pay tribute to his friend and reminisce about their collaboration in the 80s with the Star Fleet Project.
Now, with this month’s cover story, I believe we have delivered exactly what we promised on the cover: the ultimate Brian May interview. He is celebrating another major milestone in the history of Queen – the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut album. And as he recalls the key moments of their amazing career, the focus is on the songs that he wrote for Queen – including We Will Rock You, the mother of all rock anthems and The Show Must Go On, in which the group’s legendary singer Freddie Mercury delivered his last great performance.
Alongside this huge in-depth interview, we have a lengthy tutorial on how to play like Brian.”
Chris Bird, Total Guitar Editor