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brian news

SEPTEMBER 2012


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**Mon 10 Sep 12**
QUEEN'S BRIAN MAY, FREDDIE THE FOX AND FANS
OF BOTH GATHER TO CELEBRATE WILDLIFE, STAND-UP TO PROTECT THE BADGER

By: Clare Sterling
Posted Mon, 09/10/2012

Queen guitarist and wildlife advocate Brian May with IFAW's Freddie the Fox.
A cathedral full of Queen fans and animal welfare supporters can mean only one thing – an event staged by legendary rock guitarist and wildlife campaigner Brian May.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare UK team was invited to take part in Brian’s ‘Wildlife Rocks’ event recently, in Guildford, Surrey. It was a great opportunity to join together with lots of other animal welfare groups to celebrate wildlife and make people aware of important animal welfare issues. Around 2,500 people of all ages attended Wildlife Rocks to find out more about animals while enjoying live music, readings and other entertainment.

UK law enforcement during a moment of levity with IFAW's Freddie the Fox.
There was particular emphasis on British wildlife and some of the threats they face and IFAW took along its UK mascot, Freddie the Fox, to meet the public and help spread the message that we need to protect the ban on hunting with dogs to stop foxes, hares and deer from being chased and torn apart for so-called ‘sport’.

IFAW and other groups also used the opportunity to make members of the public aware of the imminent threat to another icon of British wildlife – the badger. Unless they receive a last-minute reprieve, around 70% of UK badgers could be cruelly shot in a cull aimed at reducing incidents of bovine TB in cattle.

Such a cull would go against the views of the overwhelming majority of the UK public who wish to see British wildlife protected. A Guardian newspaper poll found more than 90% of people opposed to such slaughter and this was certainly evident in the conversations we had with concerned members of the public at the weekend.

IFAW is horrified by plans to kill badgers in a cruel manner, based on scientific reasoning which we and others believe to be fundamentally flawed.

Over 2,500 people attended the 'Wildlife Rocks' event recently.
We are very concerned that the proposed cull method, licensed free-shooting by farmers, has never been tested before and raises several serious animal welfare and conservation concerns. The cull would not be selective and healthy animals are likely to be killed unnecessarily; badgers may be injured or suffer slow, agonising deaths because they are killed by inexperienced shooters.

More humane and efficient alternatives are available to address the problem, such as vaccination of badgers, which has been adopted as a solution in Wales.

Eminent scientists and wildlife experts have stated their opposition to this proposed cull because it will not significantly reduce incidents of bovine TB. Many believe that rather than reducing the disease’s prevalence, culling badgers could actually help to spread it further. Elimination of badgers in one area will simply lead others to take over their territory, thus increasing the movements of badgers from one area to another. The use of non-professional shooters may also lead to injured or scared badgers fleeing their usual territory and potentially infecting new areas.

There will be more news from IFAW soon on our work with Brian May and other groups to protect the British badger for future generations.

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**Mon 10 Sep 12**
PRESS RELEASE: CHARITIES AND ROCKSTAR UNITE TO HIGHLIGHT BADGER PLIGHT

Queen guitarist and high profile animal welfare campaigner, Brian May, will be fronting a public rally in Bristol organised by a coalition of charities to show public demand to stop the cull of badgers as the start date draws near. The rally on Tuesday 11th September will take place at College Green, Bristol from 4.30pm - 7pm. It follows the success of public meetings held in Tewkesbury and Taunton.

During the family-friendly event, campaigners will don badger costumes, and call on the Government to stop the cull. The event is open to all and the charities are urging local people to come along and demonstrate their opposition to the cull. The rally marks the launch of a new national campaign called ‘Stop the Cull’ – a united response by leading animal welfare charities opposed to the cull. The coalition consists of the RSPCA, League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me and Humane Society International (UK).

Scientific studies have shown that culling would be of little help in reducing the disease and even suggest that it could make things worse in some areas. The research undertaken by the Independent Scientific Group that took nearly a decade, cost approximately £50million and the lives of 11,000 badgers concluded ‘badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain’.

The Stop the Cull campaign is pushing for the government to rethink their policy and implement a vaccination programme, along with, increased levels of testing, improved farm biosecurity and stricter controls on the movement of cattle rather than culling 70% of the badger population, the vast majority of which are disease free. The Welsh government, using the same scientific evidence as Defra, has begun a five year vaccination programme of badgers in Wales.

Gavin Grant, Chief Executive of the RSPCA says: “The RSPCA and many other organisations oppose the cull of badgers for both scientific and animal welfare reasons. The campaign is rapidly gaining public support and over 100,000 objections to the cull have been recorded to date. The Government should look at the science, the results achieved in Wales and change their policy to one of vaccination – let’s cure and not kill.”

The ‘Stop the Cull’ campaign is a united response by leading animal welfare charities opposed to the proposed badger cull.The coalition consists of the RSPCA, League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me and Humane Society International (UK).

See also www.stopthecull.com | www.facebook.com/stopthecullcampaign

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**Mon 10 Sep 12**
COMING VERY SOON - THE COSMIC TOURIST

Cosmic Tourist“Roll up, roll up … A sensational tour
BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION
will soon be blasting off to visit 100 sites of extreme beauty
and AWESOME POWER, en route TO the edge of the KNOWN Universe.
AND PERHAPS BEYOND ! ”

The new book from Brian May, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott will contain 192 pages and is due for publication 11 (8) October 2012.

The Cosmic Tourist: The 100 Most Awe-inspiring Destinations in the Universe [Hardcover]
Chris Lintott (Author), Brian May (Author), Sir Patrick Moore (Author)
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (11 Oct 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847326196
ISBN-13: 978-1847326195
AMAZON SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE: £17.50 (RRP £26.00) - (Click HERE)

Take your seats for the greatest tour ever - one that encompasses no less than the whole of the Universe. En route, we stop off to gaze at 100 amazing sights - from asteroids to zodiacal dust and from orbit around the Earth to beyond the most distant galaxies. We start right here on Earth, with your tour guides: the three intrepid cosmic voyagers Patrick Moore, Brian May and Chris Lintott. They explain the sights - what they are, and how they fit into the astronomical zoo of familiar and curious objects and phenomena - and convey their own personal enthusiasm for each marvel you encounter. The images present the extraordinary beauty of the Universe as seen through the eyes of the biggest and best telescopes on Earth and in space, and occasionally in the backyards of expert amateur observers.

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**Sun 09 Sep 12**
GUITAR WORLD VOTING PAGE TODAY

Greatest Guitarists PollPoll: The Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Round 4 — TONY IOMMI Vs. DAVE MUSTAINE

http://www.guitarworld.com/poll-greatest-guitarist-all-time-round-4-tony-iommi-vs-dave-mustaine

Look out for Brian May; next match up in a few days' time. DON'T MISS.

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**Sat 08 Sep 12**
GUITARIST BRIAN MAY TO FRONT RALLY AGAINST BADGER CULL


"STOP THE CULL" RALLY
Tuesday 11 Sept, 4.30-7pm, on Bristol College Green, Bristol

Speakers include Queen guitarist, Brian May,
chief executive of the RSPCA, Gavin Grant,
and director of the Humane Society International, Mark Jones.

More info about the event can be found on FACEBOOK.


Brian MayBBC BRISTOL
8 September 2012

Brian May calls for vaccination of cattle rather than a cull of badgers Queen guitarist Brian May is to front a public rally in Bristol against a cull of badgers in the West Country. The Stop the Cull rally is taking place on Tuesday at College Green. May has recently spoken out against the cull at public meetings held in Tewkesbury and Taunton.

The government says that culling will help combat cattle tuberculosis, which costs the UK more than £100m per year. May has called for the vaccination of cattle rather than a cull.

Leading animal welfare charities, including the RSPCA, League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me and Humane Society International (UK), are all opposed to the cull.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said TB infection forced the slaughter of 25,000 cattle in 2010 alone. It said it was investing in developing useable vaccines but these were "years away". Any cattle vaccine would need to be tested, trialled and approved for use by the European Union.

On 12 July a legal bid by The Badger Trust to block a cull in England failed in the High Court. The planned cull is expected to go ahead in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset in the autumn.

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**Sat 08 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY IN "TIME" SCHOOL OF ROCK: 10 SUPERSMART MUSICIANS

TIME
6 September 2012 by Wook Kim

As students return to classrooms, TIME looks at an honor roll of rock stars who really made the grade

Having already put the spotlight on some very bright actors, we thought the start of another academic year would be the perfect time to pay tribute to some equally smart musicians.

While this group represents a broad range of musical styles (from doo-wop to punk) and fields of expertise (from astrophysics to medieval literature), these gifted individuals share two things: a genuine passion for learning and some darn good study habits.

The 10 are:
Brian May
Tom Scholz
Greg Graffin
Laurie Anderson
John Perry Barlow
Robert Leonard
Sterling Morrison
Tom Morello
Dexter Holland
Colin Greenwood

Brian May playing Olympics Closing show
Brian May of the band Queen performs in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games

BEST KNOWN AS: the guitarist for Queen and writer of several of the band’s hits, including “We Will Rock You”

THE INTEL: When he helped form Queen in 1971, May had already earned a bachelor’s degree in math and science at Imperial College London and was beginning work on his doctorate, for which he studied the mysterious properties of interstellar dust. (He later applied some of that learning to his life as a rock star, most notably in creating the thunderous foot stomps in “We Will Rock You” through an acoustic principle called nonharmonic reverberation.) In 2008, a few years after a professor encouraged him to resume his postgraduate studies, May was awarded a Ph.D. in astrophysics.

BRAINIAC RATING, ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 11: 11

EXTRA CREDIT: May is also something of an expert in Victorian-era 3-D photography and has co-authored a book on the subject.


We Will Rock You - http://youtu.be/-tJYN-eG1zk

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**Sat 08 Sep 12**
BADGER PHOTO IN COUNTRYFILE COMPETITION - VOTE CLOSES SUNDAY

On The MoveHave you voted in the Countryfile Photographic Competition?

It's been mentioned to us that one of the wonderful and worthy entries, entitled “On the Move” - features a badger(see small image opposite).

Do have a look at the entries HERE

Voting closes midnight next Sunday 9th September. The phone number for this particular photo is:

0901 198 7605.

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**Fri 07 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY HEADS TO BRISTOL FOR BADGER CULL RALLY

BRISTOL 24-7
7 September 2012 - by The Editor

Queen guitarist to front event that marks launch of national campaign called ‘Stop the Cull’ led by animal welfare charities opposed to cull.

Queen guitarist Brian May will be in Bristol next week as part of a rally against government plans to introduce a cull of badgers.

The rally marks the launch of a national campaign called ‘Stop the Cull’ – led by animal welfare charities opposed to the cull, including the RSPCA, League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me and Humane Society International (UK). Campaigners will wear badger costumes at the free event. The charities are urging local people to come along and demonstrate their opposition to the cull.

The pilot culls are designed to reduce tuberculosis in cattle. Farmers and the government say the disease, which can be spread by badgers as well as among cattle, has become a huge cost to the industry. In 2010-11, nearly 25,000 cattle were slaughtered in England at a cost of £91m in government compensation.

But the charities say scientific studies have shown that culling would be of little help in reducing the disease and even suggest that it could make things worse in some areas.

Research undertaken by the Independent Scientific Group that took nearly a decade, cost approximately £50million and the lives of 11,000 badgers concluded “badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain”, they say.

The Stop the Cull campaign is pushing for the government to rethink their policy and implement a vaccination programme, along with increased levels of testing, improved farm biosecurity and stricter controls on the movement of cattle rather than culling 70% of the badger population, the vast majority of which are disease free.

Gavin Grant, chief executive of the RSPCA said: “The RSPCA and many other organisations oppose the cull of badgers for both scientific and animal welfare reasons. The campaign is rapidly gaining public support and over 100,000 objections to the cull have been recorded to date. The Government should look at the science, the results achieved in Wales and change their policy to one of vaccination – let’s cure and not kill.”

Meanwhile, their campaign has drawn cross-party support from Bristol, including leading Conservatives. Bristol24-7 reported in March that the Conservative Party spokesman in Bristol West had urged the coalition government to scrap its controversial plans.

Graham Godwin-Pearson’s statement came after Conservative think-tank the Bow Group unveiled a major paper saying the culls were likely to be more costly and less practical to conduct than ministers believe. Mr Godwin-Pearson, the principle author and Tory spokesman in the Bristol West constituency, added the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) focus should be on vaccination instead.

The rally on Tuesday will take place at College Green from 4.30-7pm.

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*Fri 07 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY RECEIVES THE SAXBY AWARD
OF THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Brian May was presented with The Saxby award lsst night (6 September) for his work in stereoscopy at The Royal Society, London, where the Royal Photographic Awards Ceremony were held.

Photographic Awards

Brian with his Saxby Award

THE SAXBY AWARD

The Saxby award
From: www.rps.org/annual-awards/Saxby-Award

An award for achievement in the field of three-dimensional imaging, endowed by Graham Saxby Hon FRPS in appreciation of the benefits of 50 years membership of The Society. The Award is intended to be in place for twenty years from 1998.

Previous recipients of the Saxby award are:

1998 Professor S A Benton
1999 David Burder
2000 Professor Tung H Jeong
2001 Hans Bjelkhagen
2002 Professor Nicholas Phillips
2003 Jeff Blyth
2004 Jonathan Ross
2005 Robert Munday
2006 Steve McGrew
2007 Dayton Taylor
2008 Not given
2009 Professor Martin Richardson
2010 Dr Trevor J Maternaghan
2011 David Huson

Photographic Awards

Invitation

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**Thu 06 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY GIVES AWARD TO SURREY HEATH POLICE

CAMBERLEY PEOPLE
6 September 2012 by Matt Collison

Brian May playing acoustic guitar at Wildlife Rocks, Guildford
HEAT lamps confiscated by police are being used at Brian May's home
to nurse sick animals back to health.

The lamps have been taken by Surrey Police in raids on properties involved in the cultivation of cannabis and have been donated to a good cause to May who is involved with the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Trust. The donations led to Surrey Police safer neighbourhood team for Surrey Heath being presented with an award by May at a ceremony held by the wildlife charity on September 1.

The event called 'Wildlife Rocks' was held at Guildford Cathedral to raise awareness of wildlife preservation in Britain, and to raise money for the charity.

Sergeant Christopher Mallett and his team were nominated for the award due to their donation of a number of items disclaimed during search warrants including heating lamps and power units which had previously been used in the cultivation of cannabis.

PC Dave Murray, neighbourhood officer for the area, said: "We confiscate so many items and thought they should go to a good cause. The Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Trust does great work in helping wildlife in the area we police. By receiving this award, the team and I are very proud that our contribution has been recognised."

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**Wed 05 Sep 12**
GUITAR WORLD VOTING PAGE TODAY

Greatest Guitarists PollPoll: The Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Round 4 — Eddie Van Halen Vs. Randy Rhoads

http://www.guitarworld.com/poll-greatest-guitarist-all-time-round-4-eddie-van-halen-vs-randy-rhoads

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**Wed 05 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY REMEMBERS FREDDIE MERCURY (AUDIO REPORT)

Today (9/5) would have been Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s 66th birthday. While the legendary performer is gone, his music lives. Guitarist Brian May reflected on what made Freddie such a great frontman.

AUDIO HERE

“Well Freddie just completely had the outrageous persona I suppose and he always was that way, he didn’t work at it, he didn’t decide he was going to play this part. He just was this guy who had a very unusual way of coming across and came from an unusual place I guess. He had an insane belief in himself which was wonderful, his driving force, and in us as his friends and partners in crime.”

Brian went on to describe how Freddie performed.

AUDIO HERE

“I mean Freddie had the amazing voice but I think he also had this thing that he could also make people feel like they were making contact. So we could play things like Wembley Stadium, which up to that time, had not been done. People didn’t do it because they couldn’t really get across in this vast space but Freddie particularly had this knack of making everybody feel like they could be personally in contact and almost, I think he made them feel like they could do it too, you know, this business of singing along and stuff. He just had that kind of common touch I suppose. I don’t know what it’s called. It’s a kind of magnetism that he had.”

VH1 Classic Radio Report

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**Wed 05 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY WILDLIFE CENTRE: RECYCLED 'CANNABIS' LAMPS DONATED

Brian May at Olympics Closing CeremonyBBC NEWS SURREY
5 September 2012

Heat lamps and power units confiscated in raids on cannabis farms in Surrey have been recycled to warm wildlife at a rescue centre owned by Brian May. The Queen guitarist supports the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Centre, a charity which operates on land he owns near Camberley.

Queen guitarist Brian May is a supporter
of the Harper Asprey centre

The equipment was donated by Surrey Police neighbourhood officers.

"We confiscate so many items and thought they should go to a good cause," said Sgt Christopher Mallet. "The Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Trust does great work in helping wildlife in the area we police."

Animal welfare champion May, who has homes in London and Surrey, is a long-term supporter of the rescue centre, which cares for more than 1,600 animals a year. The rock legend's work was recognised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in a ceremony at the House of Lords in 2012.

May presented the Surrey Heath safer neighbourhood team with an award in recognition of their contribution at a Wildlife Rocks charity event at Guildford Cathedral on Saturday.

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NEWS RELEASE
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SURREY HEATH NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM RECEIVE AWARD FOR DONATION TO WILDLIFE RESCUE
05/09/2012

The Surrey Heath Safer Neighbourhood Team has won an award for their contribution to the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Trust.

The award was presented by Brian May, founder member of rock group Queen, at a charity event called 'Wildlife Rocks' at Guildford Cathedral on Saturday, 1 September. The event was held to raise awareness of wildlife preservation in Britain, and to raise money for the charity which helps to save and rehabilitate injured wild animals.

Sergeant Christopher Mallett and his team were nominated for the award due to their donation of a number of items disclaimed during search warrants. These items included heating lamps and power units which had previously been used in the cultivation of cannabis.

The Harper Asprey Rescue Trust have now recycled these items and they are being used to provide heat and warmth to rescued wildlife at Brian May's estate in Windlesham.

PC Dave Murray, neighbourhood officer for the area, said: "We confiscate so many items and thought they should go to a good cause. The Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Trust does great work in helping wildlife in the area we police. By receiving this award, the team and I are very proud that our contribution has been recognised."

Issued by Craig Wharton on 05/09/2012

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**Tue 04 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY TALKS TO THE SUNDAY TIMES

EXCELLENT INTERVIEW - CLICK HERE

Brian May's interview with Rod Liddle for The Sunday Times digital platforms
- discussing badgers and wildlife

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**Tue 04 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY IN STATUS QUO BIOPIC

Featuring Brian May. Watch an exclusive clip from the new Status Quo biopic: See article CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE http://tinyurl.com/bpv3a45

Excerpt Status Quo biopic - http://youtu.be/uVaXimQV42A
includes Brian May, Thin Lizzy, Buzzcocks, Slade, Paul Weller, Sir Cliff Richard and Midge Ure.

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**Tue 04 Sep 12**
GREATEST GUITARIST OF ALL TME READERS POLL
- THE SWEET SIXTEEN - VOTE STARTS WEDNESDAY

Greatest Guitarists PollRound 4 will start tomorrow (Wednesday) with Brian May up against the other 15 who have made it to this stage in the GUITAR WORLD Poll.

Download new version of the BRACKET HERE.

So far....
Brian May

Round 1 — Defeated Tom Scholz
Round 2 — Defeated Jeff Beck
Round 3 — Defeated George Harrison

Brian May is responsible for not one, but two of the biggest upsets of the tournament thus far, knocking out Jeff Beck and The Beatles' George Harrison in consecutive rounds to make it to the Sweet 16. Toting his Red Special into Round 4, the Queen guitarist will have his hands full with another legend who knew a thing or two about building guitars.

Next Opponent: Les Paul

Key to Victory: Catalog/Body of Work. Les Paul was a true innovator, but it wouldn't be a stretch to say that your average rock fan can hum more classic Queen guitar solos than Les Paul riffs.

Here's the final 16

Jimi Hendrix
Dave Gilmour
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Duane Allman
Dimebag Darrell
Randy Rhoads
Brian May
Joe SatrianI

Alex Lifeson
Les Paul
Dave Mustaine
Jimmy Page
Steve Vai
Tony Iommi
Robert Johnson
Eddie Van Halen

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**Tue 04 Sep 12**
QUEEN'S BRIAN MAY BLARES OUT WILDLIFE ROCKS MESSAGE

GET SURREY
4 September 2012 by Jennifer Maxfield

BRIAN May was the star attraction at the inaugural Wildlife Rocks event at Guildford Cathedral.

The Queen guitarist attended the event on Saturday (September 1) to celebrate British wildlife and promote a better future for animals. He was joined by West End star Kerry Ellis, musician Joe Brown and chief executives from animal welfare giants including the RSPCA, Born Free and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

It was a day for people of all ages to enjoy, with family entertainment such as bouncy castles, a climbing wall, falconry and music from the Children's Youth Theatre. The cathedral was filled with stalls from various groups, there were informative talks and there were animals for youngsters to pet.

May talked about his passion for wildlife before sharing the stage with Ellis and Brown for a live performance, including the song Putting On The Style.

The event was presented by 'Save Me', the campaign set up by May in 2010 to raise awareness of animal rights issues in the UK and named after the 1978 Queen hit which he penned.

Gavin Grant, chief executive of the RSPCA, and Will Travers from Born Free, shared their expertise on the importance and vibrancy of Britain's wildlife. World-renowned wildlife artist David Shepherd gave an insight into his experiences of working next to some of the most well-loved animals.

A show of rescue dogs was a highlight with visitors, along with the bands and bagpipe music, and Joe Brown's amusing performance.

The University of Surrey Students’ Union society, Surrey Stage Crew, volunteered their time, equipment and expertise at the event. The group provided the rigging, staging, sound, projection, lighting and technical support for free and set up the event and cleared it away. Ian Lipp, technical manager at the students’ union, also volunteered and said the union was "proud" to support the cause and that members were rewarded by being able to meet the rock legend.

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**Mon 03 Sep 12**
BRIAN'S FAN CLUB MESSAGE 1992

A bit of nostalgia..... Brian's message recorded for the 7th Queen Fan Club Convention.

Brian May Fan Club Convention Message (1992) - http://youtu.be/-x5yH5d5_Xo

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**Sun 02 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY CLAIMS 'ONE VSION' RECORDING STUDIO IS 'CURSED'

DIGITAL SPY
2 Sep 2012 By Alison Rowley

EXTRACT:
Queen guitarist Brian May has admitted that he never felt comfortable recording at Germany's MusicLand Studios. The band laid down a total of three songs in the Munich building and filmed the music video for their 1985 hit 'One Vision'...

"It's a studio down in the depths of this huge high-rise building... with no windows and no contact with the outside world. [Led] Zeppelin did a lot of recording down there, as did Deep Purple... but it was an utterly depressing place. People used to commit suicide by jumping off the top of that building quite frequently. They have this thing in Munich called 'The Fohn' and when The Fohn blows... people go nuts and they commit suicide. It was a real strange place."

Read more HERE

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**Sun 02 Sep 12**
WILDLIFE ROCKS - TIMETABLE OF DAY'S EVENTS

Wildlife Rocks Timetable
Large PDF HERE

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**Sat 01 Sep 12**
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS - WILDLIFE ROCKS

A couple of wonderful Photo Galleries
1 HERE - Phil Chappell
and 2 HERE - Julia Claxon Photography

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"Born Free" - Brian May and Kerry Ellis at wildlife rocks- http://youtu.be/V2N_v7dGgkw

Alternative BORN FREE- http://youtu.be/DyPRIHG2UPM


"Butterfly" - Brian May and Kerry Ellis at wildlife rocks- http://youtu.be/mGG4gIblAlc

Alternative: BUTTERFLY - http://youtu.be/mGG4gIblAlc

"I Who Have Nothing" - Brian May and Kerry Ellis - Wildlife Rocks - Guildford - 1 September 2012
http://youtu.be/0EYOd9YlfUs

Alternatives: I WHO HAVE NOTHING: http://youtu.be/WUpNxuOFNGk
and http://youtu.be/PBK8K5T0r8Q

"Life Is Real" Brian May and Kerry Ellis play acoustic at Wildlife Rocks - Guildford Cathedral, 1 Sep 2012
- http://youtu.be/o28I5AUzxzM

Alternative: LIFE IS REAL - http://youtu.be/r3PpEixXNlQ

PUTTIN' ON THE STYLE - http://youtu.be/gEcuPS7vdbY

CRAZY LITLE THING CALLED LOVE - http://youtu.be/dt69WD8oaMg

"Sabotage" Heather Peace and Michael Clancy @wildlife rocks - http://youtu.be/1WoIPuu4P0E

 

And from a Fan:

Jules meets Brian May - http://youtu.be/bn4dONjVdOs

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**Sat 01 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY AT GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL

Prior report from
THE GUILDFORD MAGAZINE

Rock Legend Brian May is among the performers at Wildlife Rocks, a celebration of wildlife at Guildford Cathedral on September 1

Nimble eyed viewers of August’s Olympic Closing Ceremony may have noticed the two pictures, one of a badger and one of a fox, integrated into Queen guitarist Brian May’s outfit. The vegetarian rocker is a huge fan of wildlife and will perform with West End star Kerry Ellis at this year’s Wildlife Rocks – organised by Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue.

With a musical career spanning four decades, May has production and performance credits on recordings that have sold in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. The badger featured on his right arm comes as the debate on culling these woodland creatures continues to rage. May and Ellis’ act will be just one of the highlights of this day of music, talk and fun, lasting from 11am to 4.30pm.

Gavin Grant, Chief Executive of the RSPCA and Will Travers OBE from Born Free will also share their wealth of experience alongside world-renowned wildlife artist David Shepherd CBE.

Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue is a charity that treats, cares for and rehabilitates all types of British Wildlife while urging a better understanding and the need to redress manmade imbalances in nature. Last year the charity responded to over 1,600 mainly road related incidents.

A fantastic day for families to share wildlife experiences, there will also be bouncy castles, a climbing wall and falcon displays.

Adult tickets are £6 and under-18s £2 available from guildford-cathedral.org or by calling (01483) 547870. There is a 10% booking fee.
Visit: wildliferocks.me

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**Sat 01 Sep 12**
BRIAN AND KERRY SETLIST - WILDLIFE ROCKS

Today this is what Brian May and Kerry Ellis played at the Wildlife Rocks event in Guildford Cathedral.

Born Free
Butterfly
I Who Have Nothing
Life Is Real
Puttin' on the Style (with Joe Brown)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

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**Sat 01 Sep 12**
BRIAN VICE PRESIDENT RSPCA

STOP PRESS: Brian May and Kerry due to play at around 2.15pm

Brian May was installed as a Vice President of the RSPCA today at Guildford Cathedral.

RSPCA: "We're proud to announce the appointment of Brian May as RSPCA Vice President at Wildlife Rocks."

Brian May made VP RSPCA
Gavin Grant and Brian May

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**Sat 01 Sep 12**
BRIAN MAY ON VOX AC30s

Brian May discusses Vox AC30s and shows the effect of various Red Special pickup settings on them
http://youtu.be/vyyTBeAmZIc

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