Queen's Brian May regrets that he never got to work with The Beatles' John Lennon
14 July 2023, 12:52
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Brian May has collaborated with many rock superstars, but he never got his dream hookup with John Lennon.
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Be it duelling guitars with Slash from Guns N' Roses or playing alongside Eddie Van Halen for the Star Fleet Project, May isn't one to pass up a creative opportunity to join forces with another rock icon.
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However, he never got to meet John Lennon, and has now expressed sadness that they never worked together.
"I very seldom turn down a collaboration," May told The Guardian. "A regret is that I didn’t get the chance to work with John Lennon.
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"The Beatles didn't always agree, they were always pulling and pushing – a bit like us and Queen – and I think John would be such a stronger pusher and puller.
"You'd have to work really hard to keep up, to believe in your instincts. I could imagine us hitting it off."
Of more recent artists, Brian admitted that he doesn't get the time to listen to as much new music as he'd like.
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"I do have a few CDs in the car that I tend to keep listening to," he said.
"Pink is one of them. I love her. She's incredible. I listen to the Foo Fighters a lot and I like Avril Lavigne – I don't get fed up with that, I always find her music fresh. There's an ebullience to it that I like."
For fans of Brian May's past collaborations, he recently announced the re-release of the 1983 Star Fleet sessions as an expanded double-CD featuring 23 tracks, compared to just the three songs on the original Star Fleet Project mini-album.