Brian May would like to be in AC/DC

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 March 2012
Brian May

Brian May

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

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."

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.

Birmingham Arena

Sat 16 Dec

£79 / 0871 945 6000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 12 Dec

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Wed 13 Dec

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The SSE Arena, Wembley

Fri 15 Dec

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AC/DC

'For Those About to Rock we Salute You' … The world's greatest rock band, with an envious back catalogue featuring 'Back in Black', 'Highway to Hell' and the booming 'Thunderstruck', are 'Rock or Bust' on their latest world tour. Currently featuring Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) on vocals.

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