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Brian May (II)


Brian May is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential, innovative, technically gifted and recognisable guitarists in the history of rock. He is also a prolific songwriter, responsible for writing or co-writing many international hits with Queen. He was educated at the prestigious private school Hampton Grammar School in London. He then ... See full bio »
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 2014 Heaven Is for Real (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 April 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
- Episode dated 4 February 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby" - uncredited)
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014)
- Week 10: The Grand Final (2014) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby" - uncredited)
- Week 6: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Radio Ga Ga" - uncredited)
- Week 6 (2014) ... (performer: "Radio Ga Ga" - uncredited)
- Week 1: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Flash" - uncredited) / (writer: "Flash" - uncredited)
 2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.13 (2014) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 2013 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crowd Atlas (2013) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 2013 Despicable Me 2 (writer: "I Want It All" - uncredited)
 2013 Smash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Tonys (2013) ... (writer: "Under Pressure" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lights Out (2013) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
- Silly Love Songs (2011) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls" - uncredited)
 2009-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Week 4: Best Year's of Our Lives (2013) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
- Round Four (2011) ... (writer: "Flash")
- Round Ten: Finals (2009) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
- Round Nine: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "Under Pressure" - uncredited)
- Round Eight (2009) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby" - uncredited)
 2012 Teen Mom 2 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Life Goes On (2012) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2012 Doremix (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Los Bunkers: Llueve sobre la ciudad (2012) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls" - uncredited)
 2012 London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music (TV Movie) (performer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited) / (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 2012 June Brown: Respect Your Elders (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 2012 Ted (producer: "Flash's Theme") / (writer: "Flash's Theme", "The Hero")
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shaun Micallef Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Hammer to Fall")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 2012 Australia's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Semi Final #1 (2012) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
  American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Top 6 Results (2012) ... (performer: "Somebody to Love")
- Top 6 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Another One Bites the Dust", "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions") / (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls", "We Will Rock You", "I Want It All", "Save Me")
- Finale (2009) ... (performer: "We Are The Champions")
 2009-2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Stealing Home (2012) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby" - uncredited)
- Working Stiffs (2009) ... (writer: "Under Pressure" - uncredited)
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 2011 La nouvelle Blanche-Neige (TV Movie) (writer: "We will rock you" - as Brian Harold May)
 2011 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Thank God It's Christmas")
 2011 Em dónes vida. El llibre i el disc de La Marató (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "No tinguis por")
 2011 Happy Feet Two (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2011 From the Sky Down (Documentary) (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "'Till I Collapse")
 2010-2011 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 6 Performance (2011) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
- Top 8 Results (4 Eliminated) (2010) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (writer: "I Want It All"/"We Will Rock You")
 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls" - as Brian Harold May)
 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins (writer: "ICE ICE BABY")
 2007-2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Las Vegas Callbacks (2011) ... (writer: "Keepi Yourself Alive")
- Top 18 (2007) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You (Bonus Remix)")
 2011 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Roommate Transmogrification (2011) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby" - uncredited)
 2011 The Voice (TV Series) (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2011 Sucker Punch (writer: "I WANT IT ALL/WE WILL ROCK YOU MASH-UP" - as Brian Harold May)
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evolution of Dance Guy (Dance-Off) (2011) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby" - uncredited)
 2010 Show Jana Krause (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Thank God It's Christmas")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- El cant del Barça (2010) ... (writer: "Copa, lliga i Champions")
- L'Empordà (2010) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2010 Madden NFL 11 (Video Game) (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2010 This Ain't Glee XXX (Video) (writer: "Big Tushy Ho's", "We Will Fuck You" - uncredited)
 2010 30 Is the New 12 (Short) (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls")
 2009-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby", "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
- Rock 'n' Roll Anthems (2009) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Episode #1.138 (2010) ... (writer: "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)")
- Episode #1.137 (2010) ... (performer: "We Will Rock You", "Bohemian Rhapsody") / (writer: "We Will Rock You")
- Episode #1.125 (2010) ... (writer: "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)")
- Episode #1.124 (2010) ... (writer: "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)")
- Episode #1.93 (2010) ... (writer: "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)")
 2010 Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games (TV Mini-Series) (music: "Who Wants To Live Forever")
 2009 Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Video Game) (writer: "I Want It All")
 2009 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.10 (2009) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2009 Cesko slovenská superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sedmé finále: Michal David & Film a muzikál (2009) ... (writer: "We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You")
  The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #6.22 (2009) ... (performer: "Bohemian Rhapsody" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.21 (2009) ... (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.17 (2009) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 2009 DJ Hero (Video Game) (writer: "We Will Rock You" vs "Robot Rock")
 2009 Farewell (writer: "Under pressure", "We Will Rock You")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Under Pressure" - uncredited)
 2009 David Garrett Live in Berlin (TV Movie) (writer: "Who Wants To Live Forever?")
 2009 Londres, París, Roma 3 (TV Movie) (writer: "Copa, Lliga i Champions")
 2009/I World's Greatest Dad (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2009 Chikara: 2009 King of Trios - Night 1 (Video) (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 2009 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.13 (2009) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2009 Observe and Report (writer: "It's Late", "The Hero")
 2009 Satsang (TV Movie) (lyrics: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited) / (music: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 2008 Frag doch mal die Maus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nikolaus-Special (2008) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2008 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elementary School Musical (2008) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2008 Talkshow with Spike Feresten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vanilla Ice (2008) ... (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 2008 Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Flash")
 2008 Step Brothers (writer: "Ice Ice Baby", "Under Pressure")
  60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2008) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Los Chiripitifláuticos i Amor a primera vista (2008) ... (performer: "Too Much Love Will Kill You") / (writer: "Too Much Love Will Kill You")
- Elvis i les Spice Girls (2008) ... (writer: "I Want It All")
- Los Picapiedra i Lady Di (2008) ... (writer: "The Show Must Go On")
 2007 Música des del cor (TV Movie) (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever", "Junts per sempre")
 2007 L'isola dei famosi 5 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 November 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2007 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (writer: "The Show Must Go On")
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Secretaries Day (2007) ... (writer: "We will Rock You")
 2007 The Invisible (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2007 Blades of Glory (writer: "Flash's Theme")
 2007 The Alps (Documentary) (writer: "Last Horizon", "Who Wants to Live Forever" - as Brian Harold May)
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Birthday Party (2007) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls" - uncredited)
 2006 Queen und Budapest - How We Won the East (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Tavaszi szél vizet áraszt", "Love of My Life" - uncredited) / (writer: "One Vision", "Hammer to Fall", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Save Me", "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 2006 Kurt Cobain About a Son (Documentary) (writer: "It's Late")
 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2006 Zoom (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ha-Mitzpe (2006) ... (writer: "Under Pressure" - uncredited)
 2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 2005 Romanzo criminale (writer: "Tie Your Mother Down")
 2005 The Pacifier (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (Video Game) ("Under Pressure")
 2004 Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl (Video documentary) (arranger: "God Save the Queen", "God Save the Queen" (Stadthalle)) / (writer: "Flash's Theme", "The Hero", "We Will Rock You (Fast)", "Now I'm Here", "Dragon Attack", "Now I'm Here (Reprise)", "Save Me", "Guitar Solo", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Tie Your Mother Down", "We Will Rock You", "Flash / The Hero" (Seibu Stadium), "Now I'm Here" (Seibu Stadium), "Put Out the Fire" (Seibu Stadium), "Dragon Attack" (Seibu Stadium), "Now I'm Here (Reprise)" (Seibu Stadium), "Teo Torriatte" (Seibu Stadium), "We Will Rock You" (Stadthalle))
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (writer: "We Will Rock You" - as Brian Harold May)
 2004 13 Going on 30 (writer: "Ice Ice Baby" - as Brian Harold May)
 2004 The Girl Next Door (writer: "UNDER PRESSURE")
 2004 Super Size Me (Documentary) (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls" - as Brian Harold May)
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Betriebsausflug (2003) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2003 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (2003) ... (writer: "The Show Must Go On")
 2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 2003 The Recruit (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2003 Hunks (Video documentary) (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2003 Interaktiv (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- TV Allstars X-Mas Special (2003) ... (writer: "Thank God It's Christmas")
 2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "God Save The Queen", "Move It", "With A Little Help From My Friends") / (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2002 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.17 (2002) ... (performer: "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy")
 2002 40 Days and 40 Nights (writer: "Under Pressure")
 2001 The Proud Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- She's Got Game (2001) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (writer: "The Show Must Go On")
 2001 A Knight's Tale (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2000 Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Doin' Alright")
 2000 The Replacements (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2000 Ready to Rumble (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Chokin' and Tokin' (2000) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls" - uncredited)
- We've Got Spirit (2000) ... (writer: "Keep Yourself Alive" - uncredited)
 1999 Queen's Greatest Flix III (Video) (performer: "Driven by You") / (writer: "Too Much Love Will Kill You", "Las palabras de amor (The Words Of Love)", "Driven by You", "No-One But You (Only the Good Die Young)", "Thank God It's Christmas")
 1999 Any Given Sunday (writer: "WE WILL ROCK YOU")
 1999 Tuftsablanca (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 1999 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (1999) ... (writer: "We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You")
 1998 Sarah Brightman in Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Who Wants To Live Forever")
 1998 Stepmom (writer: "Under Pressure")
 1998 Disturbing Behavior (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Werewolf (1998) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 1998 Queen Rocks (Video) (writer: "Tie Your Mother Down", "It's Late", "Headlong", "Now I'm Here", "I Want It All", "Tear It Up", "One Vision", "We Will Rock You", "Hammer to Fall", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Stone Cold Crazy", "Put out the Fire", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)", "I Can't Live with You")
 1997 The Big One (Documentary) (writer: "We Will Rock You" (1976))
 1997 Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill - Live (Video) (music: "We Will Rock You")
 1997 Queen: Made in Heaven (Short) (writer: "Too Much Love Will Kill You", "Mother Love")
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank (writer: "Under Pressure")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "Too Much Love Will kill You")
 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio (lyrics: "What Are We Made Of", "Il Colosso") / (music: "What Are We Made Of", "Il Colosso") / (performer: "What Are We Made Of", "Il Colosso")
 1995 Married with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shoeless Al (1995) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 1992-1994 Highlander (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Line of Fire (1994) ... (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever")
- The Hunters (1993) ... (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever")
- For Evil's Sake (1993) ... (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever")
- Revenge Is Sweet (1992) ... (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever")
- The Gathering (1992) ... (writer: "Who Wants to Live Forever")
 1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks (writer: "WE WILL ROCK YOU")
 1994 The Brit Awards 1994 (TV Movie) (performer: "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- True Crime (1993) ... (writer: "Ice, Ice, Baby")
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (writer: "TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN")
 1992 The Mighty Ducks (writer: "WE WILL ROCK YOU")
 1992 Encino Man (lyrics: "Stone Cold Crazy", "Keep Yourself Alive") / (music: "Stone Cold Crazy", "Keep Yourself Alive")
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "We Will Rock You")
 1992 Alyas Boy Kano (writer: "Ice Ice Baby")
 1990 Bloodmoon (music: "BLOODMOON")
 1990 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Severe Crane Damage (1990) ... (writer: "We Will Rock You" - uncredited)
 1989 Queen: Rare Live - A Concert Through Time and Space (Video) (writer: "Hammer to Fall", "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother Down", "Keep Yourself Alive")
 1988 The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (Documentary) (performer: "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", "With a Little Help from my Friends")
 1986 Queen Live at Wembley '86 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Brighton Rock Solo") / (writer: "Tie Your Mother Down", "Tear It Up", "Who Wants To Live Forever", "Brighton Rock Solo", "Now I'm Here", "Is This The World We Created?", "Hammer To Fall", "We Will Rock You")
 1986 Highlander (writer: "Who Wants To Live Forever", "Hammer To Fall", "Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "We will Rock you", "Hammer to Fall", "Is this the World We Created?")
 1982 We Will Rock You: Queen Live in Concert (Video documentary) (arranger: "God Save the Queen") / (writer: "We Will Rock You", "Save Me", "Now I'm Here", "Dragon Attack", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Tie Your Mother Down", "We Will Rock You (Reprise)")
 1981 Queen's Greatest Flix (Video) (writer: "We Will Rock You", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Save Me", "Flash")
 1980 Ekkusu bonbâ (TV Series) ("Star Fleet")
 1980 Flash Gordon (producer: "Flash" - uncredited) / (writer: "Flash" - uncredited)
 1979 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 March 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls")
 1979 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.13 (1979) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls" - uncredited)
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls")
- Episode dated 2 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Fat Bottomed Girls")
 1978 FM (writer: "We Will Rock You")
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Also released some solo albums. In 1983 he made the mini-album "Star Fleet Project" with Van Halen among others. Other May-albums are "Back to the Light" (1992), "Live at the Brixton Academy" (1993), "Another World" (1998) and he also worked on "Furia" in 2000 (an album with music for a French movie). He had hits with "Too Much... See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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When I started playing a riff, Roger just joined in, and something immediately happened musically...I'd never encountered a drummer who had the ability to sound so broad and big before - he was like an orchestra - and my guitar sound, which is also very broad, coupled with the spectrum of his drums, just gelled and we sounded complete. See more »

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Attended the Genesis concert at Twickenham Stadium on 8th July 2007. See more »

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Bri

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