On This Day in Queen History – 18 May

Brian MayIn 1975 – Queen members went to see Led Zeppelin at Earls Court, London, UK.
In 1977 – Queen played live at Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
In 1982 – Queen played the Eissporthalle, Kassel, Germany.
In 2001 – Brian May guest appearance with Alice Cooper, Wembley Arena, London, UK – performed on instrumental version of We Will Rock You and School’s Out.
In 2001 – Article: Queen are Kings of Air Guitar” – Daily Star’ [READ HERE]

HONOURED: Brian May said “It’s an art form.” ROCK superstars Queen lived up to their song title We Are The Champions yesterday by winning the award for World’s Greatest Air Guitar Anthem previous day 17 May 2001.
In 2002 – Brian May + Roger Taylor and cast of WWRY played on the Parkinson TV show, London – performing Somebody To Love (with Hannah Jane Fox), Hammer To Fall instrumental), We Will Rock You (with Tony Vincent) and We Are The Champions (with Tony Vincent). Michael Parkinson interviewed Ben Elton.
In 2006 – We Will Rock You, Spain, which has been playing in Oviedo until 14 May, opened in Sevilla -18 May through to 21 May – the last opportunity to see the Spanish production this in 2006.
In 2009 – Brian May guest appearance WWRY Musical, Dominion Theatre, London – the show’s 7th birthday.

Brian May with ricardo Alfonso as Galileo Figaro, We Will Rock You 7th Birthay 18 May 2009, Dominion Theatre ©Emily May
Brian May with Ricardo Alfonso as Galileo Figaro, We Will Rock You 7th Birthday 18 May 2009, Dominion Theatre ©Emily May

RelapseIn 2009 – Eminem released his album ‘Relapsel’, featuring Queen + Paul Rodgers on track 17, ‘Beautiful’, a live sample of ‘Reaching Out, the opening song of the Q+PR live shows in 2005/2006. [Explicit lyrics]
In 2011 – Brian May and Kerry Ellis played the Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, UK.
In 2011 – Hard Rock Cafe collection of iconic memorabilia began tour across the USA, opening this day at the Hard Rock Cafe New York, Times Square,and included clothes worn by Freddie Mercury.
In 2013 – Roger Taylor and Sarina Potgieter guests at Cannes Film Festival, France.
In 2014 – Brian May and Alfie Boe – Perspectives programme televised.

Brian May talks to Alfie Boe (COMPLETE) 18 May 2014 – Perspectives

In 2014 – Brian May visited Photographica Fair, London, staying for about two hours, visiting the LSC stand, buying photos for his collection, meeting fans and friends, signing books and autographs and generally enjoying the fair.

Brian May at Photographica 2014
Brian May and LSC ‘assistant’ for the day, Norwegian, Jannicke Mikkelsen,
a student from The British Film and Television School.

In 2015 – Brian May announced a Christmas Tour by Brian May & Kerry Ellis.