Brian May
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"Brian Harold May", is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen (band)/Queen. He uses a home-built electric guitar, called the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother Down", "I Want It All (Queen song)/I Want It All", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Flash (song)/Flash", "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "The Show Must Go On (Queen song)/The Show Must Go On".

He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for charity work". May attained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013. He has homes in London and Windlesham, Surrey. He is an active animal rights advocate and was appointed a vice-president of animal welfare charity the RSPCA in September 2012.

In 2005, a Planet Rock (radio station)/Planet Rock poll saw May voted the 7th greatest guitarist of all time. He was ranked at No. 26 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of all time/100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In 2012, May was ranked the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine readers poll.

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I would never do it in public. I would really find it degrading to do it in public.

We do rearrange things. But Paul also does have an amazing range that he doesn't use all that much. When we were doing Another One Bites the Dust , we pulled it down a couple of semi-tones because we didn't want to hurt him.

I have a perfectly clear idea of what was in Freddie's mind. But it was unwritten law among us in those days that the real core of a song lyric was a private matter for the composer.

We didn't audition for Paul - he just turned up. He'd been a friend for many years, and suddenly there was a real chemistry there. Really, I don't think we could be out there with someone who hadn't trodden the same path as us.

But that seems to be what it's about.

What a wonderful musician...absolutely the pinnacle of guitar playing in our lifetime.

It was good to see. It was mostly military crowd and they supported him.

There is an enormous crowd of extremely famous people here sitting on the lawn chatting on their mobile phones.