MAY 2011

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Brian MAY answers letters here - it depends on his commitments at the time! No promises, but very often your patience will be appreciated and rewarded! - Sorry we're unable to help with autographs, demos or passes.
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**Wed 25 May 11**
PHOTO OF QUEEN & ML EXHIBIT IN JAPAN

Akira N wrote:

AT LAST!! From TODAY, Queen & Music Life exhibition in Japan is held till 5 May in the big department store in Tokyo.This exhibition is produced by Music Life Magazine in Japan. There are a lot of precious memory of Queen in Japan. It is so Wonderful! I am very happy that the day come. It is more than one month half since huge quake stroke. Though more than 6 magnitudes after quake hit Japan 80 TIMES after 11 March, Akira is still alive!

Now I send you 3D pictures of Queen exhibition in Japan which I took, as I bought new Japanese 3D digital camera these days. I hope that you can feel this atmosphere by them. (This camera is very small and has liquid crystal displays which people can watch 3D picture without a special 3D glasses. Amazing! In 2010, President Obama was given this camera as symbol of new Japanese technology… )

PHOTOS?????/

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**Sun 29 May 11**
STAR WARS

Robert Russell wrote:

In the song Bicycle Race, Freddie mentions "...and I don't like Star Wars". Do you know if this was really the case or if he was just saying that for the sake of the song? I know that wouldn't be typical of him but I just have to ask.

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Brian replied:

Well, it's a fair question, Robert, I guess. But did you ever read 'MobyDick' ? I always remember the first words were "Call me Ishmael". But of course Herman Melville wasn't Ishmael. As with a novel, just because a song is written in the first person doesn't mean it's in any way autobiographical. As I remember, Freddie liked Star Wars a lot, and he actually wasn't very keen on riding his bicycle (if he even had one!) - he preferred being driven in a Rolls Royce! But he created a character in the song, and this character can say what he wants, and he can ride his bicycle where he likes !

Cheers
Bri

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**Sun 29 May 11**
JUSTIN BIEBER - BO RHAP

Rodolfo Di Paola wrote:

Dear Dr. Bri

I really love you and your music, but... How could you let him do something like this.. to Bohemian Rhapsody...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbIIZUMFzEc

With love,
Rodolfo

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Brian replied:

Ha ha. Dear Rodolpho, we do not get the option ! Anybody can record any song they like, as long as they don't make significant changes to it. If the words are changed, or the melody strays too far from the original, permission is needed from the publisher of the song, but otherwise, not.

Cheers

Bri

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**Mon 23 May 11**
BRIAN MAY AND LADY GAGA

Elizabeth Gardner wrote:

Dear Brian May.

I recently listend to the your duet with Lady Gaga "you and I", it was so amazing. I love the subtle tribute to "we will rock you" and your Guitar solo was just icing on the cake. Well done:)

Did you use the Red Special for the song?

Elizabeth Gardner

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Brian replied:

See SOAPBOX

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**Wed 04 May 11**
RAH DVD?

Nick Watson wrote:

Brian.

I saw cameras at the concert on Sunday, is there going to be a DVD?

Nick

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Brian replied:

We will have a look at what we got ! IT was only a very low-key shoot ... mainly aimed at having documentary footage for the future .. but ... well, you never know .. !

Bri

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**Wed 04 May 11**
STERILIZE RATS INSTEAD OF MSSACRING RATS !

Brien Comerford wrote:

The so-called "bird conservationists" who want to massacre 30,000 rats are morally, spiritually and intellectually impoverished. Humans can send people to the moon and build advanced weapons of mass destruction. Obviously, we can also bait nutritious feed with potent contraceptives as a humane means to curtail the rat population. Let the intelligent and sentient rodents eat in peace and their numbers will gradually decrease and this will help to save the birds too ! In this case sterilization is much more ethical than extermination. !!!!!!!

Brien Comerford
United Sates

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Brian replied:

You are absolutely right, Brien I find this kind of behaviour so disgusting ... so unjustifiable ... I am almost paralysed.

How can we drum sense into the world ?!

Bri

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