Brian May

As lead guitarist for the British band Queen, Brian May, OBE, helped to establish their penchant for highly theatrical but always hard-driving rock that made them one of the most popular groups of the 1970s and 1980s ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1947 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (38)

51 Degrees North 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You VonLichten") (Song)

Heaven is for Real 2014 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

("Flash's Theme") (Song)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("Fat Bottomed Girls") (Song)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

"'Till I Collapse" (Song)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Observe and Report 2009 (Movie)

"It's Late" (Song)

World's Greatest Dad 2009 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

("Flash's Theme") (Song)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Invisible 2007 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Music

Zoom 2006 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Pacifier 2005 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

The Recruit 2003 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

A Knight's Tale 2001 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("The Show Must Go On") (Song)

An Everlasting Piece 2000 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

Furia 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

("Ice Ice Baby") (Song)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 (Movie)

("Under Pressure") (Song)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

("Tie Your Mother Down") (Song)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

("Stone Cold Crazy") (Song)

Gladiator 1992 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

("We Will Rock You") (Song)

Magic-Queen in Hungary 1985 (Movie)

songs (Song)

We Will Rock You 1982 (Movie)

songs (Song)
Actor (9)

2005 Brit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Pavarotti & Friends 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Concert For Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Queen: The Days of Our Lives 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic-Queen in Hungary 1985 (Movie)

Queen Band Member (Actor)

We Will Rock You 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

As lead guitarist for the British band Queen, Brian May, OBE, helped to establish their penchant for highly theatrical but always hard-driving rock that made them one of the most popular groups of the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to providing Queen with an astonishing sonic array of styles and sounds with his one-of-a-kind, handmade "Red Special" guitar, May also wrote many of their most enduring anthems, including "We Will Rock You," "I Want It All" and "Tie Your Mother Down," while also creating ornate arrangements and orchestrations that bridged the gap between rock-n-roll, classical composition and opera. When Queen called it quits after the tragic death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1992, May released two modestly received solo albums in 1993 and 1998, while also recording music for television and film. But Queen remained his best-loved progeny, and he returned to the group with bassist and close friend Roger Taylor and new singer Paul Rodgers in 2004, which drew huge audiences to their world tour. After bringing that edition of the group to a close in 2009, May focused his attention on collaborations with newer performers like Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while also completing a doctorate in astrophysics he began in 1972 before rock stardom beckoned. Throughout his four-decade career in music, May remained a hugely influential figure on generations of performers, including Foo Fighters and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, while his body of work with Queen remained one of the highlights of '70s-era arena rock.

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