Brian May would like to be in AC/DC

Queen guitarist Brian May would have liked to have been in AC/DC, and admires their straightforward approach


This article is from 2012.

Brian May

Brian May

Brian May would have liked to have been in AC/DC.

The legendary Queen guitarist admires the 'Back in Black' rockers' straightforward approach to rocking and although he would have loved to play with them, acknowledges his style wouldn't really fit.

He said: "I'd have probably liked to be in AC/DC. But I'm the wrong sort of size and shape unfortunately. Because it's different from Queen.

"Queen were very eclectic - that's the word isn't it? - and we just trampled over every boundary that there was but AC/DC are in a sense the opposite - they know their style and it's incredibly pure and I have a great respect for that.

"And every single note they play is AC/DC completely."

Brian also talked about how he was frustrated when Queen made their first, self-titled album, because of the limits of the studio.

He added to The Independent newspaper: "Our first album was made in insane circumstances - we just went in there for odd hours during the night, we had so little time, so all those dreams that I had couldn't really come to fruition.

"When we came to 'Queen II', we were actually in a proper studio with time that was booked like a real, proper band and I was determined that we would do all that and we had adventurous ideas on guitar harmonies but also vocal harmonies - just painting a huge picture, which was in our heads."

This article is from 2012.

Queen & Adam Lambert

Having completed their sold out world tour the critically acclaimed partnership of Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and new vocalist Adam Lambert (American Idol/Glee) embark on a series of European dates.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Thu 30 Nov

£79 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 16 Dec

£79 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 6 Dec

£0–£900 / 0844 248 1585

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 28 Nov

£79 / 0844 800 0400

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