Musician and animal welfare activist Brian May, has threatened legal action if the controversial badger culls go ahead for a third year.Read the full story ›
Former Queen guitarist Brian May has urged people to "get off your ass and vote" and to back candidates they personally believe in rather than support individual parties.
May said people should vote "colour-blind" and opt for politicians they believe have a "decent conscience".
Speaking in Brighton alongside Green Party Brighton Pavilion candidate Caroline Lucas, May said: "It's politics without colour. It's colour-blind politics. What we are saying is do not assume that your vote will be wasted, get up off your ass and vote.
"Secondly, don't vote for a party, vote for someone you personally believe in, someone who will have a decent conscience and will represent your views in Parliament."
The rock star launched his Common Decency campaign last month in a bid to elect politicians who he said would "act decently, transparently and accountably" in Parliament.
The musician and long time animal rights campaigner Brian May is considering standing for parliament, it has emerged.Read the full story ›
Queen has become the first act to sell six million copies of an album in the UK - three decades after it was released.Read the full story ›
Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed he is undergoing tests for cancer.
May explained on his website that on the run up to Christmas he experienced agonising pain, "So bad I had to give up on going anywhere if there was standing up involved," he said.
He explained that since then he had undergone several scans which showed up "all kinds of mechanical disc and vertebra problems that might be the cause of the pain, but there were also some abnormalities in the bones - things that the report said needed urgent attention.
"So around Christmas I've been having a succession of blood tests, ultrasounds, and various kinds of scans, to see if they could rule out various kinds of cancer."
The musician says he has been "overwhelmed" by the kind messages he has received after going public with his health, adding he will be undergoing a further scan today.
The rock star and wildlife campaigner Brian May has apologised for using the term 'genocide' to describe the badger cull pilots taking place in the West of England.
The Queen musician's alleged remarks were made during a visit to Gloucestershire last week and caused a backlash among members of the Jewish community.
Writing on his website, May said he could not remember using the phrase "genocide in the countryside," but that he had given some 20 interviews and may have lost track.
May said he had no intention to "slight the Jewish community" but maintained it was "not a very big flight of fancy" to refer to the killing of animals in this way.
"The word I prefer to use about the badger cull is 'massacre' ... because really the word 'cull' is enormously euphemistic," he added.
Queen guitarist Brian May has joined dozens of anti-badger cull protesters on a night walk through one of the pilot areas.
The rocker got a warm round of applause when he met around 50 people taking part in one of the nightly Wounded Badger Patrols in Eldersfield, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Queen guitarist Brian May has visited Gloucestershire today to lend his support to demonstrators protesting against the cull of thousands of badgers in the area.
He told ITV News Correspondent Emily Morgan "We might be losing the fight, I don't believe we will lose the war in the end".
He added that the cull "cannot help the farmers, that's the biggest irony of all. The only thing that can really solve this problem is vaccination".
Queen guitarist Brian May could be heading for an unlikely hit after his protest song inspired by the badger cull reached the charts.
The song, Save The Badger, Badger, Badger, was recorded by May and internet entertainer Weebl and features the vocals of Brian Blessed.
It has made the top 40 in the iTunes download chart and is the most popular track in the iTunes Store top 10 rock chart.
Blessed, who played Prince Vultan in the 1980 film Flash Gordon, said: "Brian May is absolutely inspirational and together we will beat the dark forces and save the badgers."
Around 5,000 of the animals are expected to be killed in controlled shootings over six weeks in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Supporters say the cull is needed to tackle bovine TB, which can be spread from infected badgers.
May said: "The British people are speaking in their many thousands, and yet the government is refusing to listen.
"We thank them for buying this track and giving the badgers a voice. Let's get this to number one so (David) Cameron cannot avoid it."