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Posted: 17 Mar 11, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the April 2011 edition of the UK magazine Uncut, Brian answers questions from both readers and star guests on all sorts of subjects.
I sent in a question, and, guess what, it got published with an answer from the great man himself!

My question was: "I remember seeing Queen live in 1979 and throwing a couple of sixpences at the stage, thinking you might need them as a plectrum. Did this happen alot?"
This was the edited version of my question. The question I sent in full was: Dr. May,

I'll never forgot travelling round London watching the band on the Crazy Tour Of London in 1979. Amazing concerts where we, the audience were so close to you guys that we could almost touch you. Now, being a caring type of 16 year old at the time, I remember taking with me a couple of sixpences, which I then proceeded to hurl at you, thinking that you might have needed them to be able to continue your career in the music biz!!
My question is, what is the most amount of sixpences you've ever picked up from the stage after a gig and have you ever been injured from someone in the audience hurling round metal objects at you?
All the best, keep up the good work.
Nick Armstrong
Umea, Sweden The reply I got from Brian was:

"Well, thank you Nick! People do, very kindly, bring me envelopes of sixpences. They're not that hard to find, you can buy bags of them pretty cheap. Do they knacker the guitar? No. They're made of nickel silver, which is softer than steel, so the metal dust you get on your guitar is from the sixpence rather than from the strings."

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Posted: 17 Mar 11, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How many pages is the "interview" Nick?
Just wondering if it's worth the hassle of going to town to buy one and then finding out it's only a couple of pages...

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Posted: 17 Mar 11, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brians wig wrote: How many pages is the "interview" Nick?
Just wondering if it's worth the hassle of going to town to buy one and then finding out it's only a couple of pages...

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same thing happens here but i've usualy passed out by the time i lay eyes on the pictures in a magazine of brian smileing and the thought i got it from a SHOP not ebay, a SHOP!

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Posted: 18 Mar 11, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

2 full pages of text and a full-page pic of the man himself. Interesting questions, so well worth getting hold of.

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Posted: 18 Mar 11, 03:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this same magazine came out last month with the brian may interview and its well worth buying

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Posted: 18 Mar 11, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Huh.  I think this can safely be added to the list of 'things magazines music magazines in North America will never be called'.

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Posted: 18 Mar 11, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or you could always read the whole thing on Brians homepage:

http://www.brianmay.com/whatsnew.html

/Nick

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Posted: 18 Mar 11, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, here is the link:

http://www.brianmay.com/brian/briannews/briannews.html

It's on Wednesday the 2nd of March

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Posted: 18 Mar 11, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So it's the same interview as Q magazine?
That's saved me some money then, thanks!

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Posted: 20 Mar 11, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's the direct link. Thanks to Jen over at Brianmay.com.

http://brianmay.com/brian/briannews/briannewsmar11.html#18

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Posted: 20 Mar 11, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, and I would just like to point out to everyone, including Brians Wig, that it is NOT the same interview as the one in Q magazine............................so get out to your newsagents and buy a copy, or jump over to Brianmay.com!!