Back To The Light
Brian May, former lead guitarist for Queen of course, formed his own band, The Brian May Band in 1992 after the release of his first solo album ‘Back To The Light’ and after Queen front man Freddie Mercury died in November 1991. The original line-up of the band was Brian May (Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar), Neil Murray (Bass), Cozy Powell (Drums and Percussion), Mike Caswell (Guitar) and three backing vocalists. The line-up only lasted for the South-American leg of the album’s tour, with May bringing in guitarist Jamie Moses on board to replace Mike Caswell.
The band supported Guns N’ Roses on their 1993 tour, as well as headlining dates across North America and Japan. As the tour ended in December, May reunited with former Queen band mates Roger Taylor and John Deacon and created the final Queen album, ‘Made in Heaven’, on which they recorded some of Mercury’s solo tracks.
In 1995, May worked on producing another solo album, alongside working on many TV shows and collaborations. These side-projects changed his viewpoint on his solo work, and he decided to fill the album, ‘Another World’, with his partnerships and cover songs. May has even appeared on American Idol ( obviously not as a contestant!)
Nowadays, May spends his time touring with the re-formed Queen and Paul Rogers and studying astrophysics.
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