Brian May

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Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

Circa 1975: Freddie Mercury in concert during the Queen’s British tour. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Ten years ago, as I was interviewing a close confidante of Freddie Mercury, his phone rang. I was working on a literary biography about the late singe(...)

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Photograph: Nick Delany/Twentieth Century Fox

Rami Malek is all elbows and thumbs as he gallantly pushes a chair across the room for me. “Don’t move! I got it,” he insists as he clatters into a d(...)

Eva McGuinness (11) from Educate Together national school, Newcastle, Co Galway, who enjoyed a day of education about asteroids with physicists from the Centre of Astronomy at NUI Galway, to mark World Asteroid Day. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

It’s the question lingering on the minds of many people across the world today: “Is an asteroid likely to hit Earth in our lifetime?” The answer from(...)

File image from July 2013 of late Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt.  File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has been remembered at his funeral by his former bandmates, who arrived at the crematorium in the group’s double-de(...)

Michelle Obama: critics claim sections of a speech by Melania Trump were lifted virtually verbatim from a speech Mrs Obama made in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention. The Trump campaign has dismissed the complaints. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Migrant double standards It was not the plagiarised part of Melania Trump’s speech that bothered one Republican delegate on the floor of the conve(...)

  Stephen Hawking giving a talk at this year’s Starmus Festival in Tenerife

It’s September 2014 and I’m wandering around a resort in Tenerife in the dark trying to find a gala dinner. I’m accompanied by a fellow straggler, an (...)

Rory Gallagher with the guitar

A limited edition electric guitar specially crafted for Irish-born blues and rock legend Rory Gallagher will go for auction in the UK tomorrow (...)

Brian May  performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena  in Belfast. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Long before he became a star, Brian May was a stargazer. As a child he was inspired by Patrick Moore’s The (...)

Queen guitarist Brian May said the experience of badger culling in Ireland has shown that the process does not work.

Queen guitarist Brian May has described the Irish policy of culling badgers as “utterly laughable” and has vowed to help those(...)