QUEEN has cleared their calendar for the rest of 2016 because guitarist BRIAN MAY is sick. It’s unclear what’s wrong . . . but it actually sounds like it could be serious.
In a post on his website, he said, quote, “I’ve been increasingly battling with a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will. I’m now at the point where I don’t feel confident to perform to the standard we all expect.
“I’ve been strongly advised to rest and heal . . . rather than go out and risk ‘falling down on the job’ out there, which would be a real tragedy.” He then issued a follow-up, where he thanked fans for their support.
(Speaking of Queen, a “Complete BBC Sessions” box set is coming out in a couple weeks, and it’ll include a sped-up version of “We Will Rock You” that they did back in the ’70s. Check it out.)