BM Talks Heroes and Touring


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But May would do it at the 'drop of a hat' if asked by Plant...

Last Monday (26 Oct) at the Q Awards, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant revealed he has been in talks with Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis about playing next year's 40th anniversary of the event. (Watch it here).

As for Queen's Brian May, he said they have not been asked and it's unlikely they'll be throwing their hat into the ring.

"We're not really an operational unit at the moment so we're not touting for work if you know what I mean," he said.

However, if Robert Plant - who was unsure of who he'd play with - were to ask him, May told 6 Music News he'd be there in a second.

"I'll go at the drop of a hat."

Brian May on joining forces with Robert Plant...

"I'd play with Robert anytime and when we have played together he's wonderful. Robert is a rock god and an inspiration to us all, always will be," he said.

Adding: "There's some people that remain your heroes which I rather feel good about. And [Eric] Clapton and [Jimmy] Page, Jeff Beck, those guys will always be heroes to me and that will never change, so yeah, of course I'll go at the drop of a hat."

May was speaking at the Classic Rock Awards yesterday (02 Nov) to present the Best Reissue award to Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.

'Very busy'

Meanwhile, Brian May said it is unlikely Queen will be hitting the road next year for an extended tour.

"I'm very busy doing other stuff at the moment and so is Roger [Taylor]," he said. "I hope the time will come."

From 2004 to May 2009, May and Taylor collaborated with singer Paul Rodgers under the moniker Queen and Paul Rodgers. Since, Rodgers - formerly of Free, The Firm and The Law - has been touring with his reunited Bad Company bandmates in June and July.

Reflecting on the past few years, May said: "I think it was a very, very good period, very productive. It taught us a lot. Paul was and is one of the greatest singers and one of the greatest frontmen ever and we have a good relationship."

However, while they are keeping the door to future collaborations with Rodgers open, May assured us for now, the partnership has run its course.

"I think it was very good that we decided to stop it at that point because we had done what we set out to do which I think was to prove something to ourselves and have fun," he explained. "Paul needed to get back to his career. It would be kind of a tragedy if Paul got sucked away from his own legacy and his own history."

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