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  Brian May Biography
May's solo career as a recording artist began in 1991 when he was asked to write the music for a Ford commercial.
Brian and the group were devastated by the loss of Cozy, a brilliant and inspiring musician, crucial contributor to the Brian May album and irreplaceable friend.
Brian also retains his keen interest in astronomy -- venturing off to distant parts of the world whenever an eclipse is imminent -- and is currently working on a book of T.R. Williams, a prominent stereo photographer of the 1850s.
hollywoodrecords.go.com /bands/queen/brianmay/biography.html   (1122 words)

 Brian May   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
May began playing guitar at the age of 7 and had built his own guitar, the "Red Special," by the age of 16.
In 1992 any doubts as to his skill and popularity were dismissed after the Brian May Band began a world tour that went on to sell out at venues the world over.
Queen may be dead but Brian May continues to astound his fans with his masterly skill on the homemade red guitar that he built at such a young age.
www.ovationtv.com /rhythm/may.html   (135 words)

 Welcome to Vox Amplification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Brian and VOX Amplification have enjoyed a long association, and the guitarist's wall of AC30s is a spectacle that's thrilled concert-goers for years.
The Brian May Special, created in close collaboration with Brian himself, captures every inherent sonic characteristic of his original setup, with the addition of a few modern conveniences.
The Brian May Special from VOX is a 10 Watt, 1 x 6.5" combo amp that sounds identical to his homemade "Deacy System".
www.voxamps.co.uk /products/brianMay.htm   (489 words)

 Brian May
Brian's ‘We Will Rock You’ was particularly singled out for being one of the USA's most played songs as well as a sports anthem to hundreds of organisations and teams throughout the US.
Brian’s ongoing commitment to Aids awareness led to Queen becoming a driving force in the '46664' campaign in collaboration with The Nelson Mandela Foundation, which culminated in a concert in November 2003.
Brian also retains his keen interest in astronomy - a regular contributor to Sir Patrick Moore's 'Sky at Night' - and is currently working on a book on T R Williams, a prominent stereo photographer of the 1850's.
www.hotguitarist.com /music_artists/brian_may.htm   (790 words)

 Brian May - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Brian Harold May CBE (Born July 19, 1947) is the guitarist for the English rock band Queen.
May was proud upon hearing that Cliff Richard had mentioned in an interview that he would have Brian May in his personal fantasy band.
Brian May, meanwhile, had changed the approach of his new album from covers to focus on the collaborations and new material he was writing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brian_May   (4031 words)

 Play like Brian May
Brian is famous for his great guitar tones, but because his sound is so distinctive, it is rather difficult to copy.
Brian's main guitar tone uses the bridge and middle pickups together in phase, which gives a very warm rich sound, similar to that of a humbucker.
Brian is able to write songs in a wide variety of styles, but being a guitarist, his work is often quite guitar-oriented.
www.brianmaycentral.net /play.html   (1181 words)

 Brian May MP3 Downloads - Brian May Music Downloads - Brian May Music Videos
Few rock guitarists possess a playing style as instantly recognizable as Queen's Brian May. With his orchestrated guitar armies (multi-tracked guitar lines overdubbed on top of each other) and instantly memorable, well-constructed melodic leads, May is in a class all by himself.
May's first full-length solo album was preceded by the single "Driven by You," which reached the Top Ten in England and was featured in a Ford car commercial -- winning an Ivor Novello Award for Best Theme From a TV/Radio Commercial.
May's contribution to rock guitar remains great as his playing has proven to be a great influence on other renowned rock guitarists past and present, including Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Ty Tabor (King's X), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), and Phil Collen (Def Leppard), to name but a few.
www.mp3.com /brian-may/artists/10259/biography.html   (776 words)

 The Brian May Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Cozy joined the band on tour in 1993 and 1994 and also recorded with Brian on his 1998 album Another World and was all set to join the band on the tour but in April 1998 tradegy struck and Cozy was killed in a car accident.
Jamie joined the Brian May Band in 1993 for the Back to the Light world tour and more recently has played for the SAS with Spike and Neil.
Edinburgh-born Neil is an original member of the Brian May Band, joining Brian in the studio to work on the 1992 album Back to the Light.
www.angelfire.com /ga/brianmay/bmb.html   (546 words)

 Brian May - Moviefone
BRIAN MAY, legendary guitarist and song writer with rock group Queen and solo.
Brian's Soapbox page is Brian's personal column, sharing his thoughts on...
The Brian May Band was officially formed in late October 1992,...
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 Brian May
Brian was born in Twickenham, England and began learning to play the piano at age 5, and the ukulele by the time he was 6.
Brian got his first acoustic guitar on his 7th birthday and soon began altering it to make it more handleable and to give it an electric sound.
Brian's father was an electronics engineer, and Brian himself was a talented physics student planning a career in astronomy, so they decided to work together and build Brian a new guitar to the specifications he wanted.
members.aol.com /maypenguin/brian1.htm   (574 words)

 Brian May Signature Guitars
According to May's tech Pete Malandrone: 'Brian couldn't actually play the way he liked, which is being in contact with the arm almost the entire time; it was always either too low or not flat enough to the body.
Brian May was insistent that not only should this guitar be affordable but is of the highest standard using only the best quality timber and parts available.
Brian also insisted that the nut width should be the same as per original 45mm.
www.edromanguitars.com /guitar/burns/brianmay_bur.htm   (1970 words)

 Pickup Wiring Modification for Brian May Guitar: Series to Parallel Mod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Brian May, on the other hand, decided to wire his pickups in series (see Figure 2), which means that the output of one pickup is fed into the input of the next.
The wiring method that Brian May came up with is really ingenious, because so many sounds are possible with his system.
Brian also thought it would be interesting to design a switching system that would allow a guitarist to change all three pickups from a series to a parallel configuration with a single flip of a switch.
www.treblebooster.com /brian_may_pickup_mod.htm   (2780 words)

 CrabAppleLane Blog: Brian May   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Today’s BOTD is from Brian May, the Queen guitarist.
Their harmonies and extravagant shows kind of overshadow the fact that these guys are a great rock band with a huge catalogue of material.
brian may was my favourite but only because at the age of 14, i had a thing for tall men with dark curly hair...
www.crabapplelane.net /roblog/archives/2006/04/18/brian_may.php   (399 words)

 Brian May: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Brian May is going back into the studio in the New Year with popular composer Michael Kamen to contibute to the Official Winter Olympics 2002 theme tune.
Brian and Roger went on stage yesterday and performed a couple of songs live together with the SAS Band.
May, speaking by phone from his home in England, confirmed that the gears are turning on several Queen projects, including the tour, a VH1 special and even the possibility of new music.
www.zoominfo.com /people/may_brian_6335388.aspx   (2058 words)

 Brian May News
Brian May, guitarist of Queen, is frustrated with My Space.
New from DigiTech - the Brian May Pedal
Give Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor credit: Instead of selecting a Freddie Mercury clone, they hired a guy who brings an entirely different dimension to the band.
www.topix.net /who/brian-may   (676 words)

 VH1.com : Brian May : Queen's Brian May - Urge Music Downloads
May was born 52 years ago today in London.
May studied astronomy and physics at London's Imperial College and played in a band, the Others, which released the single "Oh Yeah." In 1966 May formed Smile with drummer Roger Taylor and bassist Tim Staffell.
With May's ringing guitar histrionics, Mercury's outrageous preening and the band's elaborate vocal harmonies, Queen became a global sensation both on record and onstage.
www.vh1.com /artists/news/515968/07161999/may_brian_1_.jhtml   (822 words)

 Brian May Treble Booster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Brian May uses a treble booster to overdrive the Vox AC30 amplifier's 12AX7 and EL84 tubes to create a singing, crunchy guitar sound.
Brian May, in addition to being a fabulous guitarist, should also receive credit for designing and building one of the best sounding electric guitars ever produced.
Brian May has the sound that I have striven to achieve with the Crispy Cream Treble Booster.
www.treblebooster.com /brian_may_treble_booster.htm   (400 words)

 Amazon.com: Another World: Music: Brian May   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Brian May was as much the musical talent behind Queen as Freddie Mercury was and this cd proves it.
May and Beck have a mutual admiration society.
Now being a HUGE Brian May fan, i must say this is a fine piece of work for someone with such talent as Brian May. I must say, that his guitar playing is, as always, wonderful, spectacular!!!!
www.amazon.com /Another-World-Brian-May/dp/B00000DC7L   (989 words)

 Brian May : Star Fleet Project - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Brian May's Star Fleet Project is one mysterious album.
And Brian's "friends" on the album include session bassist Phil Chen, REO Speedwagon drummer Alan Gratzer, and none other than Eddie Van Halen on second guitar.
It doesn't take a genius to predict that Star Fleet would be a guitar-heavy album, and it is, with lots of over-the-top guitar duels and songs based on soloing rather than memorable compositions.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,127788,00.html   (386 words)

 Queen's guitarist explores the cosmos - CNN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The stars are one of the things that have always given me hope," said the tall and affable guitarist who revels in the contrasts of his life.
Rock icons may appear, to some people, to be egomaniacs in a world where hype reigns supreme and every whim is pandered to.
The glossy tome is determinedly populist with May using himself as a yardstick to test out and understand its most complicated theories.
www.cnn.com /2006/TECH/space/10/23/may.space.book.reut/index.html   (476 words)

 Brian May Red Special Pedal
All tones are modeled from Brian’s Red Special (Burns™* Tri-Sonic™ pickups) with a treble booster and Vox®* AC30 amp unless otherwise noted.
The Brian May Red Special Pedal lets you bring your own personal creations to life using one of rock's most distinctive guitar tones.
Working closely with Brian May and Eddie Kramer, Senior Production Modeling Consultant (and world-class recording engineer), our Production Modeling™ team delivers the tone that has inspired a generation of guitarists.
www.digitech.com /products/Brian_May   (442 words)

Brian explains in depth, how he creates "The Queen sound" by taking you on a complete run-through of his equipment.
In adition to all this, Brian takes you step by step through a fantastic selection of his hottest licks and solos, featuring material from 11 different Queen albums.
And finally, which Brian discusses harmony soloing and demonstates at the conclusion of the tape.
www.queencollector.com /Newlive/Solovids/index2.htm   (820 words)

 Brian May Scholarship
The Brian May Scholarship provides financial assistance to promising Australian film composers to study film scoring for nine months at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
The Brian May Scholarship is administered by the Trustees of the Brian May Trust.
The Trustees wish to advise that the 2007/2008 Brian May Scholarship applications will be available from 1 September 2006
www.brianmayscholarship.org   (82 words)

 Brian May
Sites devoted to Brian May, his life within (and without) Queen.
This intimate recording of solo arrangements for acoustic guitar and voice features 10 inventive versions of '60s-'70s era cover songs, beginning with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"--the entire thing (including "Galileo") recorded live in a bedroom/office (played and sung simultaneously).
Brian May site w/ pics, games, shopping, and more.
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 Brian May / Queen / Main Equipment page / Guild Guitars BHM Cornish Greco Burns VOX Escort AC-30 Foxx Phasing pedal ...
Brian May / Queen / Main Equipment page / Guild Guitars BHM Cornish Greco Burns VOX Escort AC-30 Foxx Phasing pedal Boss Roland Maestro MXR Echoplex
Brian May has influenced the interests of Abalone Vintage owner Eric Ernest probably more so than any other guitarist.
In fact, because of my interest in Brian's sound, I searched out every article I could find about him.
www.ericernest.com /AV.Artists.May.htm   (245 words)

Brian has penned 22 Top 20 hits worldwide, among them “We Will Rock You”, “The Show Must Go On”, “I Want It All”, “Fat Bottomed Girls” and powerful ballads including “Who Wants To Live Forever”, “No-One But You” and “Save Me”.
The Brian May Artist Series Pedal furthers DigiTech’s philosophy of developing products designed to supply guitarists with the best sounding, most creative tools possible.
DigiTech’s breakthrough Production Modeling is being used to reproduce the studio and live guitar sounds, including effects and processing, of Brian May. This includes modeling the speaker cabinets, microphones and microphone placements, pre and post effects, and the recording engineer’s production magic.
www.victorlitz.com /shop/item.asp?itemid=6455   (500 words)

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