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REMINDERS ...

2022 - APRIL:
22 Re-release of Brian May Band "Another World"


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**Tue 26 Apr 22**
CELEBRATING "ANOTHER WORLD" ON ABSOLUTE CLASSIC ROCK RADIO
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LISTEN OUT !!!

Absolute Classic Rock continue their week-long celebration of the release of Brian May's "Another World" album

- This evening (Tuesday) after 7pm. Leona Graham playing 'On My Way Up'
- and on her Thursday show will be playing 'Cyborg'.

Great to hear Brian's solo work back on the radio.


**Tue 26 Apr 22(**
LISTEN TO BRIAN MAY ON PLANET ROCK RADIO
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Brian joined Liz Barnes on Planet Rock's 'My Planet Rocks' show to celebrate and talk about the re-releases of his 'Another World' album.

Brian talks in depth about the album and plays tracks from it in:cluding 'Business', 'Cyborg' and 'China Belle'.

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Click here or Amazon [1-CD | 2-CD] to order 'Another World' - OUT NOW!


**Mon 25 Apr 22**
BRIAN - GUEST ON THE JOHNNIE WALKER SHOW
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On Saturday - 23 April - a really great interview broadcast on Radio 2, The Rock Show with the legendary DJ, Johnnie Walker -

listen again on link below ....

On My Way Up played again on Radio 2 - so far across three different shows

- Brian May joins Johnnie for a special 'This Week In Rock' to celebrate the reissue of his second solo album, 'Another World'. The album first came out in 1998 and features the considerable talents of Cozy Powell, Jeff Beck and Taylor Hawkins to name but a few. "The thing that hits me straight away when I listen to the album is the enormous amount of energy.... really, really powerful"

Johnnie Walker, Radio 2, The Rock Show Forward to 15.42

LISTEN HERE;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0016jrx


**Mon 25 Apr 22**
ANOTHER WORLD MIDWEEK CHART AND LAUNCH REPORTS
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Excellent report on last Friday's Launch Event:

LOUDER THAN WAR
Brian May reissues solo album Another World in spectacular style at the Peter Harrison Planetarium in London

A special event at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich on 22nd April marked the release of Brian May’s second album Another World, from 1998, in a multi-format deluxe edition. It’s the second album in his Gold Series, featuring the remastered original album together with remixes, rarities and live tracks in 2CD and box set formats.

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THE AQUARIAN
Brian May Takes Us To ‘Another World’ (Again) & It’s Glorious
"Another World pays vibrant, rowdy, and fully felt testimony to the legendary Queen guitarist and songwriter’s roots and reach. The album’s world-class quality is evident."

In his new liner notes, Brian notes how far we have all travelled since the album’s release in 1998, but also that the exploration feels very appropriate at this time. “It seems perhaps that in 2022 we ARE in Another World,” he writes, “but if it’s not quite the world we asked for, perhaps we can still reach that perfect world… in our dreams. JOIN ME!!!”

We will be joining him and adoring the music along the way!

Read In Full Here


**Sun 24 Apr 22**
FURTHER PRESS: ANOTHER WORLD / MAYBE BABY
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Bri-Art and TE Conway

AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Brian May Pays Tribute To Buddy Holly with Cover Of ‘Maybe Baby’

Brian May released a tribute to the late rocker Buddy Holly, who died 63 years ago, with a cover of his 1957 hit “Maybe Baby”. May’s rendition of “Maybe Baby” is one of the bonus tracks on the deluxe reissue of his second solo album Another World out April 22 which includes the remastered album, along with a collection of rarities, live tracks, remixes, and covers like “Maybe Baby,” a song May first heard when he was 10 years old, and one he said had a profound effect on him and his development as a musician.

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BROADWAY WORLD
Brian May Pays Tribute to Buddy Holly With ‘Maybe Baby’ Cover

Brian’s version of the track is on the second disc of bonus tracks on the April 22 deluxe reissue of his second solo album Brian's version of the track is on the second disc of bonus tracks on the April 22 deluxe reissue of his second solo album, 1998's Another World. The second release in his Gold Series, it contains the remastered original album alongside Another Disc, on which he treats his legions of fans to a wealth of previously unreleased remixes, rarities, live tracks and cover versions. The new video also includes a Queen fan's visual tip of the hat to the T.E. Conway character, and Brian says of the second disc on the new deluxe album: "It has a also an escapade where a dear friend [and] relative of mine, T.E. Conway, visited me from the southern states of America and performed for me, if you like."

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NME
Brian May pays tribute to Buddy Holly with cover of ‘Maybe Baby’

The Queen guitarist said the 1958 song is the reason he’s “playing guitar and being a rock star and being a very fortunate person” May’s reworking of the 1958 track is taken from the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his second solo album, 1998’s ‘Another World’, due to arrive on April 22. May’s version of ‘Maybe Baby’ comes alongside an eye-catching video that features an array of colourful, fan-created images of the guitar hero from throughout his career. You can watch it below. The reissue of ‘Another World’ is the second release in May’s Gold Series. It contains the remastered original album alongside ‘Another Disc’, which features a wealth of previously unreleased remixes, rarities, live tracks and cover versions.

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EXPRESS
Brian May share hIs rare Buddy Holly Cover – ‘the song that made me a rock star’

Brian May has released his rare Buddy Holly Tribute cover and a new music video ahead of he Queen guitarist’s remastered and remixed re-release of his Another World solo album. The 74-year old believes the track, more than any other, is the main reason he became a successful rock star.

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uDISCOVERMUSIC
Brian May Pays Tribute To Buddy Holly with ‘Maybe Baby’ Cover Digital Release

The video for the song features exclusive ‘Bri-Art’, special fan-created images of the Queen guitar hero. Brian May’s rare tribute version of Buddy Holly’s rock ‘n’ roll classic “Maybe Baby” is out now, accompanied by an eye-catching new video, which you can check out below. The “Maybe Baby” clip comprises Brian “fan art,” with a colorful collection of fan-created images of the Queen guitar hero from throughout his stellar career. The re-issue of “Another World” , the second release in the “Brian May Gold Series”, is celebrated with a unique book of fan-art — or, in this case, ‘Bri-art’, as it has become known, now a phenomenon in the Instagram community. Brian May said: “This book is the perfect companion to the Another Worldalbum in 2022. It brings together the perspectives of over 130 artists on the album and its author! Bri-Art Rocks !!”
Pre-order Another World: The Bri-Art Collection.

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YAHOO ENTERTAINMENT
Brian May Pays Tribute To Buddy Holly with ‘Maybe Baby’ Cover Digital Release

The video for the song features exclusive ‘Bri-Art’, special fan-created images of the Queen guitar hero. Brian May’s rare tribute version of Buddy Holly’s rock ‘n’ roll classic “Maybe Baby” is out now, accompanied by an eye-catching new video, which you can check out below. The “Maybe Baby” clip comprises Brian “fan art,” with a colorful collection of fan-created images of the Queen guitar hero from throughout his stellar career. The re-issue of “Another World” , the second release in the “Brian May Gold Series”, is celebrated with a unique book of fan-art — or, in this case, ‘Bri-art’, as it has become known, now a phenomenon in the Instagram community. Brian may said: “This book is the perfect companion to the Another Worldalbum in 2022. It brings together the perspectives of over 130 artists on the album and its author! Bri-Art Rocks !!”
Pre-order Another World: The Bri-Art Collection.

Read In Full Here

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X101
Always Classic Radio Music News From ABC
Check out Brian May’s 1998 cover of Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby” from deluxe reissue of ‘Another World”

Queen guitarist Brian May has released his 1998 cover of rock 'n' roll great Buddy Holly's 1958 hit "Maybe Baby" as a digital single and via streaming services, along with a companion music video. May's rendition of "Maybe Baby" will be featured on a bonus disc of the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his second studio album, 1998's Another World, due out April 22. The song originally appeared on an EP called Retro Rock Special that Brian released under the alter ego T.E. Conway and that was only available at the time to those who purchased Another World. The "Maybe Baby" video features a montage of fan artwork capturing the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer at various ages, and in various styles.

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KUVR
Radio Music News From ABC
Check out Brian May’s 1998 cover of Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby” from deluxe reissue of ‘Another World”

Queen guitarist Brian May has released his 1998 cover of rock 'n' roll great Buddy Holly's 1958 hit "Maybe Baby" as a digital single and via streaming services, along with a companion music video. May's rendition of "Maybe Baby" will be featured on a bonus disc of the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his second studio album, 1998's Another World, due out April 22. The song originally appeared on an EP called Retro Rock Special that Brian released under the alter ego T.E. Conway and that was only available at the time to those who purchased Another World. The "Maybe Baby" video features a montage of fan artwork capturing the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer at various ages, and in various styles. Check out Brian May’s 1998 cover of Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby” from deluxe reissue of ‘Another World”

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106.5KBVA
Music News From ABC
Check out Brian May’s 1998 cover of Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby” from deluxe reissue of ‘Another World”

Queen guitarist Brian May has released his 1998 cover of rock 'n' roll great Buddy Holly's 1958 hit "Maybe Baby" as a digital single and via streaming services, along with a companion music video. May's rendition of "Maybe Baby" will be featured on a bonus disc of the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his second studio album, 1998's Another World, due out April 22. The song originally appeared on an EP called Retro Rock Special that Brian released under the alter ego T.E. Conway and that was only available at the time to those who purchased Another World. The "Maybe Baby" video features a montage of fan artwork capturing the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer at various ages, and in various styles.

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FORBES
Brian May On ‘Another World’ Reissue, Taylor Hawkins And Touring With Queen + Adam Lambert

Now available on CD, vinyl, cassette and in a special box set, as well as on streaming services like Spotify and Amazon Music, a special reissue of Another World features a new collection of 15 covers and rarities which finds May digging deep in the archives during an in-depth look back. Also available as part of the reissue is Another World: The Bri-Art Collection, capturing more than 300 pieces of unique fan created artwork, with 100% of the book’s profits benefiting May’s Save Me Trust.

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**Sat 23 Apr 22**
ANOTHER WORLD - THE BRI-ART COLLECTION
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“This book is the perfect companion to the Another World album in 2022. It brings together the perspectives of over 130 artists on the album and its author ! Bri-Art Rocks !!” BRIAN MAY

“This unique collection of artwork takes viewers on a visual journey accompanying Another World, and celebrates the vast community of artists who have all been brought together through their shared inspiration of Brian and his music. We hope you enjoy!” SARAH RUGG, Editor and Curator.

AND among the 300 wonderful artworks, created by artists from all over the world, you will find some super stereoscopic pieces of our Founder! Grab your copy now in the QueenOnline Store or @ LondonStereo.com.


**Fri 22 Apr 22**
ANOTHER WORLD LAUNCH PRESS
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EXPRESS
Brian May shares his ‘insanely optimistic’ new music video for ‘On My Way Up’ – WATCH

Brian May has unveiled a brand new and innovative music video for his joyful solo On My Way Up. The release coincides with the deluxe reissue of the Queen legend’s previously unobtainable Another World album which has been released today. A special version of the track also features on the new version of the album which the 74-year-old is particularly fond of because “it’s very kind of rude and raw”. The coinciding On My Way Up video follows the 74-year old looking back nostalgically. And just like his Time Traveller one for Back To The Light, the past and present meet in heartwarming special effects.

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ROLLING STONE
Brian May on how tragedy shaped ‘Another World’: “Music was my only safe space”
The reissue of Brian May's second solo album is out today (April 22)

Brian May has opened up on how the tragic death of legendary drummer Cozy Powell unexpectedly shaped his second album ‘Another World’.

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uDISCOVERMUSIC
Brian May Shares New, Innovative Video For ‘On My Way Up’

The deluxe edition of the Queen guitar icon’s ‘Another World’ solo album is also out now.

Brian May has shared a new and innovative video of “On My Way Up,” one of the highlights of his second solo album, 1998’s Another World. The new video shows Brian in reflective mood in his home attic as he leaves through old photographs of himself and memorabilia from his stellar career. As the uplifting, feel-good track plays, we see a clever combination of new and historical video and still images of the Queen guitar hero. The new “On My Way Up” clip is the latest in a series of videos highlighting the reissue of a landmark album in May’s solo career. You can check it out below.

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uDISCOVERMUSIC
‘It’s Intensely Personal’: Queen’s Brian May On His Solo Work
We chat with Queen guitarist Brian May about his brave solo albums ‘Back to the Light’ and ‘Another World.’

“Another World has lots of memories, some of them uplifting, some of them very sad, like losing Cozy,” says May. “I have a joyful memory of Taylor Hawkins playing on ‘Cyborg,’ a song I wrote for a video game called Rise of the Robots. Taylor drummed on it magnificently. He was a young boy and had only just joined the Foo Fighters. He played with such energy on ‘Cyborg.’ That’s also a painful memory now, because we lost him to that awful tragedy last month.”

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**Fri 22 Apr 22**
BRIAN MAY SHARES INNOVATIVE 'ON MY WAY UP' VIDEO
ALONGSIDE DELUXE 'ANOTHER WORLD' REISSUE
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On My Way Up video

“It's funny, and it's optimistic and loud.”

“It's a very joyful song, and that's one of the forces which propelled me through the album and made me want to release it and makes me want to release it now.” Brian May

Brian May has shared a new and innovative video of 'On My Way Up,' one of the highlights of his second solo album, 1998's Another World. The clip marks the release Friday April 22 of a multi-format, meticulously repackaged deluxe edition of the album in Brian's Gold Series, featuring the remastered original album alongside remixes, rarities and live tracks in the 2CD and box set formats.

The video shows Brian in reflective mood in his home attic as he leafs through old photographs of himself and memorabilia from his stellar career. As the uplifting, feel-good track plays, we see a clever combination of new and historical video and still images of the Queen guitar hero. Static artifacts, photos, souvenirs, are transformed into living images which reflect his passion for so many projects in different areas across distinct periods in his life until we find Brian today, surrounded by those things that portray his current sensibilities – stereoscopy, astronomy, animal protection, nature spaces while Brian sings and plays along with its message of positivity and personal growth.

A regular feature of Brian’s solo concerts, ‘On My Way Up’ is an optimistic belter originally commissioned for the 1994 Series 2 of the ITV comedy drama series Frank Stubbs while work on Queen’s Made in Heaven album proceeded. Backing singers Cathy Porter and Shelley Preston help the melody reach a high, in tune with the character of Stubbs as a lead figure in the series.

“The central character of this song is someone who is basically a loser,” says May, “but has total belief and a kind of insane optimism, and he's going somewhere, you know, 'Man, I'm on my way' kind of thing. So that's what the song was. It became imbued with different things once I got going on the track, but it's basically funny. It's funny, and it's optimistic and loud.”

He adds that while he was creating the song, “I had a moment of belief and joy thinking, 'Yeah, I can actually can do this, it's going to be fine. It's a very joyful song, and that's one of the forc es which propelled me through the album and made me want to release it and makes me want to release it now.”

The 15-track rarities collection in the new edition of the album, titled Another Disc, also features Brian's live version of 'On My Way Up,' as performed in Paris in 1998, and a new guitar version, of which he says: “It's nice to just pick up the guitar and sing it with a guitar, so there's a couple of those versions on there. I particularly like the one of 'On My Way Up' because it's very kind of rude. It's just raw, and I've done nothing to it apart from playing.”

The new 'On My Way Up clip is the latest in a series of videos highlighting the reissue of a landmark album in May's solo career. These also include a Bri-Art lyric video for his version of Buddy Holly's 'Maybe Baby,' one of the rarities on the second disc, and another short film in which he talks about revisiting the island of El Hierro, where the memorable front cover image for Another World was captured.

In his new Another World 2022 album liner notes, Brian notes how far we have all travelled since the album’s release in 1998, but also that the exploration feels very appropriate at this time. “It seems perhaps that in 2022 we ARE in Another World,” he writes, “but if it’s not quite the world we asked for, perhaps we can still reach that perfect world… in our dreams. JOIN ME !!!”



Brian May -‘On My Way Up (Official Video: https://youtu.be/9gbIN58SiCI

Picture Disc / Cassette – exclusively to Queen online Store www.queenonlinestore.com/Brian-May/Gold-Series/

Another World album- QOL Store | Amazon


**Thu 21 Apr 22**
BRIAN MAY RADIO AND TV - ALBUM LAUNCH DAY TOMORROW.
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LISTEN OUT on Another World album and Bri-Art Collection launch day tomorrow 22 April:

- Brian is being interviewed on Radio X, The Chris Moyles Show around 8.35am, with tracks from the album played.

LISTEN AGAIN HERE [after programme ends]

- He will also be Sky News around 9.45am.


**Tue 19 Apr 22**
BRIAN MAY, TENERIFE, JANUARY 2022 - TALKS 'ANOTHER WORLD' - EPK PART 1
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In an exclusive interview filmed in Tenerife for the re-release of his solo album, Another World, Brian May reveals the joy he draws from how his songs are interpreted.

Brian May - Tenerife 2022
Photo credit: Sally Avery-Frost

Brian May on Another World - Part 1 - https://youtu.be/vPrYNHm2u4U

“I think in the course of writing a song, you cannot escape putting yourself in there, and you don't even know what you're doing. You don't know if it's conscious or unconscious. All kinds of things get into a song, and years later, people can point out some kind of connection and some kind of meaning. And you go, ‘Oh, yeah, I suppose that was in there’.

“And I think that's the delight. That's the great thing about a song which connects with people. Not only does it connect with the things that was… things that were in the author's mind, but also with the listener, the listener makes it part of his life or her life and their life.

“And that's something precious because that's the communication. The song, a good song, or a good poem or a good painting connects you with the artist. And it suggests something to you which triggers understanding your own feelings better. And to me, that's a very precious part of songs. And to me, it's a joy that Freddie never told us what Bohemian Rhapsody was about. It's great that everybody has their own ideas about what that's about. It's something precious.

“Now I try to resist explaining my songs, but occasionally it happens. The funny thing is, every time I explain it, it's different because there are different things in there, without a doubt. And Another World is about a lot of things. A lot of things.

“Some things are very good and joyful. Something’s quite painful. Still, for me, it's still very painful to look at and this whole journey back into rereleasing this album has been a big thing for me, and its brought up all sorts of stuff in me and perhaps made me understand my history and my present a little bit better.

“I think I discovered that I'm a person who's perpetually regarding himself as in a disaster. I think that's my nature, and that's a good insight, you know, if I know that and if I understand that I can start dealing with that and start being less of a miserable bastard than I have been in the past. So I think it's doing me good.”

Brian May Another World Available April 22nd - http://www.BrianMay.lnk.to/AnotherWorld


**Fri 15 Apr 22**
BRIAN MAY "ANOTHER WORLD" INTERVIEW - BBC R2 BREAKFAST
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Brian was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast this morning - Gary Davies sitting in for Zie Balll - an insightful first interview for 'Another World' and the accompanying Bri-Art book.

See below or listen back HERE at 2h 03mins 34secs.

Brian May's 'Another World' is available on April 22nd and can be pre-ordered HERE.




**Thu 14 Apr 22**
BRIAN MAY ON BBC RADIO 2 - GOOD FRIDAY - ZOE BALL BREAKFAST SHOW
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Another World BBC Radio 2

With a week to go until the anticipated release of the remastered ANOTHER WORLD album, Brian will be talking all about it tomorrow morning - Good Friday - around 8.40am on Radio 2, The Zoe Ball Breakfast show with guest presenter, Gary Davies.

BBC RADIO 2
The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show
Gary Davies sits in with Brian May The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show It's another Friends Round Friday with Gary Davies and he's chatting to Brian May. Brian tells Gary all about his second solo album in the Gold Series - the remastered 'Another World', plus the release of a book of his fan-art.

Listen out for On My Way Up's return to radio!

Another World is available for PREORDER NOW - HERE.

The accompanying book - Bri-Art - is available for preorder now from the Queen online store https://www.queenonlinestore.com/Brian-May

and The London Stereoscopic Company https://shop.londonstereo.com


**Thu 14 Apr 22**
BRIAN MAY PAYS TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY WITH 'MAYBE BABY' COVER
AND BRIART FAN VIDEO: 'MAYBE BABY'
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Maybe Baby - T E Conway fan art

‘Maybe Baby’ - https://youtu.be/3QAnnN-nnAs

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Watch EPK YouTube Series: https://youtu.be/v8-mvlDdMrI

Another World: The Bri-Art Collection, is published by The London Stereoscopic Company, 22nd April 2022

Brian May's rare tribute version of Buddy Holly's rock 'n' roll classic 'Maybe Baby' is available for download and streaming from April 14, accompanied by an eye-catching new video. The clip comprises Brian “fan art,” with a colourful collection of fan-created images of the Queen guitar hero from throughout his stellar career.

Brian's version of the track is on the second disc of bonus tracks on the April 22 deluxe reissue of his second solo album, 1998's Another World. The second release in his Gold Series, it contains the remastered original album alongside Another Disc, on which he treats his legions of fans to a wealth of previously unreleased remixes, rarities, live tracks and cover versions.

“I've never done a Buddy Holly song, and I did 'Maybe Baby,'” says Brian, ever aware of the part that the single played in his development as a musician. “That song more than probably any other, is the reason that I'm here doing this, playing guitar and being a rock star and being a very fortunate person.”

As well as 'Maybe Baby,' the Another Disc bonus disc has May interpreting two more classic 45s from his youth, the Shadows' 1961 instrumental 'F.B.I.' and Conway Twitty's 1958 tear-jerker 'It's Only Make Believe.' Both the latter song and 'Maybe Baby' feature guest vocals by Brian's “friend” T.E. Conway, his one-time alter ego who appeared at the Queen Christmas Convention at London's Shepherds Bush Empire in 1998.

The new video also includes a Queen fan's visual tip of the hat to the T.E. Conway character, and Brian says of the second disc on the new deluxe album: “It has a also an escapade where a dear friend [and] relative of mine, T.E. Conway, visited me from the southern states of America and performed for me, if you like.”

 

'Maybe Baby,' credited to Holly's group the Crickets, entered the UK and US charts in March 1958, and it had a profound effect on May, who was then just ten years old.

“I heard Buddy Holly make that incredible sound on his guitar, that clang, singing that beautiful song, hearing those wonderful harmonies of the Crickets,” he remembers.

 

The Bri-Art Collection

The re-issue of “Another World”, the second release in the “Brian May Gold Series”, is celebrated with a unique book of fan-art — or, in this case, ‘Bri-art’, as it has become known, now a phenomenon in the Instagram community. The pictures in the book are curated from the work of both amateur and professional artists. This astonishing collection of artwork offers a visual accompaniment to tracks from the album and other related imagery. It showcases the diverse talents of this community of artists, all of whom have been so deeply inspired by Brian and his music, career, and accomplishments. Within these pages reside over 300 unique pieces of artwork in various media and styles, each illustrating a one-of-kind perspective of Dr May in Another World, created by those who love him best.

- Featuring over 300 unique pieces of artwork created by artists from all over the world.
- Including striking stereoscopic (3-D) images that can be brought to life with an OWL Stereoscopic Viewer designed by Brian.
- Over 100 full colour pages.
- Size: 300 x 300mm (The size of a vinyl album). -
Hardback edition.
- 100% of profit will be donated to Brian’s charity the Save Me Trust.

“This book is the perfect companion to the Another World album in 2022. It brings together the perspectives of over 130 artists on the album and its author ! Bri-Art Rocks !!” Brian May.

“This unique collection of artwork takes viewers on a visual journey accompanying Another World, and celebrates the vast community of artists who have all been brought together through their shared inspiration of Brian and his music. We hope you enjoy!” Sarah Rugg​, Editor and Curator.

 

Another World: The Bri-Art Collection, published by The London Stereoscopic Company, 22nd April 2022 available from https://shop.londonstereo.com or https://www.queenonlinestore.com/Brian-May

100% of profit will be donated to Brian’s charity the Save Me Trust. https://savemetrust.co.uk


**Tue 12 Apr 22**
WATCH: ANOTHER WORLD - BACK TO THE TREE
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Brian May - Another World: Back To The Tree - https://youtu.be/v8-mvlDdMrI

Brian May's 'Another World' is available on April 22nd and can be pre-ordered HERE.

In a brand new interview Brian recounts the story behind his trip in 1998 to photograph the extraordinary tree that comprises the striking album cover image, and shares exclusive footage of his emotional journey to revisit it in March 2022.

Queen guitar hero Brian May has returned to one of the landmark locations associated with his solo work for a new interview feature to mark the re-release of his second studio album Another World. The album will be available in a newly-augmented and remastered edition from April 22.

The series debuts on YouTube Tuesday, April 12 running weekly through to mid-May and is produced by Simon Lupton, creator of the recent 50-part series Queen The Greatest.

In the Back To The Tree video feature, Brian talks about revisiting the island of El Hierro, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa. This was where the memorable front cover image for Another World was captured, depicting the famous, symbolic and historic tree, in El Sabinar, in La Dehesa.

Brian recounts the story of his original 1998 trip to photograph the extraordinary tree and his subsequent emotional return to El Hierro in March 2022. “I call it 'My tree,'” he says. “It's actually El Hierro’s kind of national emblem if you like.”

He remembers that his first awareness of the magnificent tree had a significant effect on his mindset.

“I first saw the tree in a newspaper article, in black and white, and I thought, ‘what an amazing thing.’ Because I was always...I'm always going through hard times, like emotionally, whatever. And this was a difficult time. And I thought, ‘If I don't change, I'm going to kind of die in this situation,’ so I have to find ways through.

“This tree [was] living in very adverse circumstances. It’s trying to grow in a place where there's constantly a driving wind off the oceans, saltwater wind, and it's still managing to survive. How’s it survived? By adapting. I thought I want to visit that tree. So I found it in a travel magazine. There it was, [in] Sabinosa in El Hierro. On an impulse – I mean, you have to live life on impulses sometimes, don’t you? – I thought, ‘OK, we have to go there.’”

May says of the photo session: “We took stills of me and the tree, and I was trying to find ways of me doing what the tree did. I was trying these poses like to imitate the pose of the tree. And eventually, we came up with this thing, which I think did almost by accident. It was just sort of bending over and adapting that way. So you see me next to the tree.”

This was all in the days before Photoshop, of course.

“You couldn't fiddle anything, so it's real, what you're looking at, and unfortunately or fortunately, the tree is actually really big,” he reveals.

“It's almost twice the size of me. So to get the effect we wanted, we used perspective. [And] the tree is a great symbol for Another World for me."

Returning to the tree some 24 years on was poignant for May. “Now there's a rope around it and it says, ‘Please do not enter,'” he notes, “and I didn't. It was so tempting to rush up to it and hug that tree and touch it and make contact with all those years ago. But I didn't do it because I thought, ‘I have to set an example.’ I have to be the same as everyone else, and I shouldn't be trespassing in there. I should respect that tree, not touch it, just enjoy being near it, and hopefully, it'll be there for another 300 years.”

1998's Another World, the follow-to May's 1992 solo debut Back to the Light, is being reissued alongside its original single 'On My Way Up' as the second release in his Gold Series. The album contains Brian's trademark, searing guitar alongside unforgettable melodies, some striking cover versions and, on the new 2CD and box set editions, a generous selection of previously unreleased remixes, rarities and live tracks.


**Fri 08 Apr 22**
SAVE ME DONATION AND US-BASED RED SPECIAL MEETUP
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USA Red Special Meetup 2022


Luke Holwerda, together with help of Jon Underhill (the organizer of the UK Red Special Meetup), recently hosted the US arm of the Red Special meet-up in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona.

Says Luke:

"Apart from being a fun and positive event, we actually managed to do a bit of good, as well, and raised $1,000 for the Save Me Trust.

"I had just typed up the following synopsis of the day and how it led to that donation, for inclusion of the Save Me newsletter and now share with BrianMay.com team as well. We took a ton of photos, as you can imagine, but I attached a few of my favorites in case there's room for a post. Just wanted to share a bit of positive news! Thanks! "

Synopsis

On Saturday, March 26th, in sunny and 97ºF Phoenix, Arizona, the second-ever “U.S. Red Special Meet-up” took place to celebrate the impact Brian May continues to have on aspiring musicians, in every stage of their musical journeys. The center point of the meet-up was the incredible story behind the iconic homemade guitar, lovingly crafted by an intrepid Brian and his enigmatic father, Harold. How an ambitious young man’s musical aspirations paired with his father’s derring-do attitude where “anything worth doing is worth overdoing” brought to life such a unique piece of musical history gathers enthusiasts from around the world to share in mutual appreciation and fellowship… and attempts to unlock Brian’s tonal secrets!

All the attendees were vaccinated and absolutely thrilled to be each other’s company, most meeting one another for the first time that day. Many people donated their time, money and goods to make the event even easier for the young folks involved. In the spirit of all that goodwill, the attendees got together and decided to pay it forward and collected money to make a donation to the Save Me Trust, something we all know Brian cares very deeply about. We all enjoyed a day of shared passion for his music and a love for the guitar that inspired us to play, so we wanted to give something back for all the joy Brian provided us. Our relatively small group managed to chip in and pull together $1,000, with a significant amount coming from a very generous benefactor, Susan Ermish-Gunther, who also paid for everyone’s meals.

But the highlight of the day, for me, happened right at the very end of the meet-up… an impromptu, guitar-only rendition of “Love Of My Life” broke out. A few of the attendees started singing along… but then, one of them, Carlos, a native of Mexico (who travelled to the US with his family to get his 6 year old son vaccinated), who spoke very little English and spent the entire day just politely watching, googled the lyrics on his phone and grabbed the mic to sing the lead vocals and we ended the day on an absolutely positive high. Through the power of Queen’s music, and a love for this guitar, we all understood each other perfectly in that moment.

I want to say a big thank you to Brian for being the conduit for all these connections and new friendships, and we are all very happy to send what we could to the cause to end animal cruelty.

-Luke Holwerda


Andrek


Branden

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**Wed 06 Apr 22**
ANOTHER WORLD: ON MY WAY UP LYRIC VIDEO
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"I'm on my way up (ooh!) 
Can't put me down (ooh!)..."


Brian May - On My Way Up (Official Lyric Video)- https://youtu.be/FBvvdi0VMMM

Brian May Another World Available April 22nd - HERE

Another World is Brian May’s second full solo album, originally released in 1998 it follows the reissue of his 1992 album Back To The Light in the latest of his ‘Gold Series’ releases.

While Brian undertook a great deal of the instrumental work himself, his efforts were complimented by a host of talented musicians, including: Cozy Powell and Steve Ferrone on drums; Neil Murray and Ken Taylor on bass; Spike Edney on keyboards; and Jamie Moses on guitar.

The album also features a special turn by Status Quo band members John Edwards (bass), Jeff Rich (drums), and Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt (guitar) on “F.B.I. (Original Ruff Mix With Real Bass And Drums)”.

This sought-after record has long been unavailable in any format. Its timely re-issue in a variety of formats has been supervised by Brian himself, along with co-producer Justin Shirley-Smith, and Kris Fredriksson, long-time Queen art designer Richard Gray, and Grammy Award winner Bob Ludwig, who has newly mastered the entire collection.


**Mon 04 Apr 22**
ANOTHER WORLD - SIRIUSXM INTERVIEW - PRESS
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Some weekend coverage taken from an interview Brian conducted with SiriusXM radio - these serve as stand-alone news report in lead up to the weekend Grammys. Full interview is due to run week of release of Another World.

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Brian May Recalls Friendship and Collaboration With Taylor Hawkins: ‘We Instantly Bonded’

During a press interview for Brian May’s reissue of the 1998 album “Another World” on the “Debatable” SiriusXM program, the Queen guitarist shared his thoughts and remembrances of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Just before Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters, he was credited for drums in the track “Cyborg” off of May’s “Another World” album. `

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Brian May heartbroken by friend Taylor Hawkins death ‘Queen owes him an enormous debt’
QUEEN LEGEND Brian May has opened up this weekend about the death of friend and fellow star Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. He revealed “We spoke the week before he died” and described how Queen owes the musician an enormous debt.

Hawkins had a lifelong connection with Queen. As well as often speaking about the band's influence on his career, he also worked directly with them, especially May. The drummer actually played on the track Cyborg, an early recording from May's Another World album. This was while he was still working with Alanis Morissette, just before he joined Foo Fighters in 1997. The Queen guitarist has movingly described in a new interview how that early bond continued through the decades until the last week of Hawkins' life.

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Brian May Recalls Friendship and Collaboration With Taylor Hawkins: ‘We Instantly Bonded’

During a press interview for Brian May’s reissue of the 1998 album “Another World” on the “Debatable” SiriusXM program, the Queen guitarist shared his thoughts and remembrances of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Just before Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters, he was credited for drums in the track “Cyborg” off of May’s “Another World” album.


**Sat 02 April 22**
BRIAN AND ANITA AMONG GUEST JUDGES - BBC2 "GREAT BRITISH MENU"
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Brian May and Anita Dobson appeared on BBC2 Great British Menu Grand Finale "Banquet Special" Friday1 April 2022.

The guest list of judges reads like a who’s who of broadcasting.

WATCH HERE on BBC iPlayer:

https://bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0015yq3/great-british-menu-series-17-29-banquet-special

BBC2 Great British Menu
Series 17: 29. Banquet Special
Friday 1 April 2022

It’s the final, where the overall winner of Great British Menu 2022 will be decided. Over nine weeks, 32 of the best chefs from across Great Britain have been competing for the renowned title of Champion of Champions with menus celebrating 100 years of British heritage in broadcasting. Now it’s the banquet, where the overall winner will be voted for by an illustrious array of famous guests at London’s Alexandra Palace – the historical home of British broadcasting.

The judges, chef Tom Kerridge, restaurateur Nisha Katona and food podcaster and comedian Ed Gamble, have chosen four chefs, each from a different British region or nation, to create a banquet celebrating 100 years of British broadcasting.

Presenter Andi Oliver will show the chefs around the banquet location of Alexandra Palace. Known as the People’s Palace, it was here that the BBC led the world into the golden age of television when it transmitted the first high-definition public television service in 1936. But with a three-minute walk upstairs from the preparation kitchen to the service kitchen, it’s a challenging location to serve food.

Adding to the kitchen difficulties we’ve got one of the toughest crowds they’ll ever cook for. The guest list reads like a who’s who of broadcasting, including Floella Benjamin, Les Dennis, Anita Dobson, Brian May, Mary Berry, Prue Leith, the Hairy Bikers, Cherry Healy, Julia Bradbury, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Clive Myrie, Kirsty Wark, James Acaster, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. The chefs need to impress with every dish, as it’s the guests who choose the ultimate winner.


**Sat 02 Apr 22**
WATCH: 'ANOTHER WORLD' UNBOXING VIDEO
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Another World is Brian May’s second full solo album, originally released in 1998 it follows the reissue of his 1992 album Back To The Light in the latest of his ‘Gold Series’ releases.



While Brian undertook a great deal of the instrumental work himself, his efforts were complemented by a host of talented musicians, including Cozy Powell, Taylor Hawkins and Steve Ferrone on drums; Neil Murray and Ken Taylor on bass; Spike Edney on keyboards; and Jamie Moses on guitar. The album also features a special turn by Status Quo bandmembers John Edwards (bass), Jeff Rich (drums), and Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt (guitar) on “F.B.I. (Original Ruff Mix With Real Bass And Drums)”.

This sought-after record has long been unavailable in any format. Its timely re-issue in a variety of formats has been supervised by Brian himself, along with co-producer Justin Shirley-Smith, and Kris Fredriksson, long-time Queen art designer Richard Gray, and Grammy Award winner Bob Ludwig, who has newly mastered the entire collection.

Brian May Another World is available on April 22nd and can be pre-ordered here.


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