Brian May ‘still feels fear’ after Royal performance but up for Platinum Party at Palace
One Show: Brian May discusses playing on Buckingham Palace
When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.
It was 19 years ago today that Brian May played a God Save The Queen guitar solo on the roof of Buckingham Palace for The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Party at the Palace. And today the 73-year-old has shared the clip on his Instagram page admitting that thinking about it still makes him nervous. Brian wrote: “Wow! Wow ! It was 1 years ago today ?”
Brian May added: “I can still feel the fear in my stomach !! This was a life-changing moment for me.
“Thanks to the Royal Family’s youtube channel for this clip ! Subscribe !!! Bri.”
Yesterday Buckingham Palace announced details of celebrations to mark what will be The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.
The four-day Bank Holiday weekend will last from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.
While a musical highlight will be a live concert called Platinum Party at the Palace which will feature “the world’s biggest entertainment stars.”
Last October, Express.co.uk asked Brian if Queen and Adam Lambert would be up for performing at the event marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the British throne.
The 73-year-old replied: “Oh yeah, well that’s a thought. If they invite us, yeah, I don’t see why not!”
However, when we asked if Brian would reprise his Buckingham Palace rooftop guitar solo, he was very quick to say no.
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Brian Harold May (@brianmayforreal)
The 73-year-old told us: “No. I’ve done that. Someone else can do it next time!”
Nevertheless, Brian has very fond memories of what he feels was a once in a lifetime moment for him.
He said: “The roof was a very special thing, that’s something you do once in your life.”
“It was riveting and it was terrifying for me and it changed me as a person.”
Queen Greatest Hits re-released as Brian May teases ‘more is coming!’ [QUEEN]
We Will Rock You: Brian May shares inspiration for iconic Queen song [WE WILL ROCK YOU]
Queen and Adam Lambert tour: Extra UK and European dates announced [TOUR]
Brian added: “After I’d done that I felt I’d never be afraid of anything again. That was truly walking on the edge of a precipice.
“Forever I will be proud of that moment because that was really breaking barriers, breaking frontiers.
“And so much could have gone wrong. I’m so grateful that it didn’t!”
Queen and Adam Lambert are set to tour the UK next June, but interestingly Saturday June 4 2022, the date of the Platinum Party at the Palace, is a day off.
Adam Lambert sings Bohemian Rhapsody with Queen in Sydney
The band are performing in Glasgow on June 3 and at London’s The O2 on June 5, so they’ve certainly got time to feature at The Queen’s special concert in-between.
Talking of Queen jubilees, the legendary band has their Golden one this year, marking 50 years since John Deacon teamed up with Brian, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor.
While Queen and Adam Lambert aren’t performing this year, Roger is setting off on his solo tour this October.
The 14 concerts across the UK will coincide with his new solo album Outsider, which was recorded in lockdown.
Source: Read Full Article