About this playlist
With all these Queen reissues, I got to thinking about Brian May, who along with Billy Gibbons and Ted Nugent is on my personal short list of favorite guitar players. One of the most distinctive and, let's face it, badass players of the rock era, May's solos and lead punctuations combine crazy technical ability with a Jimmy Page-level obsession with tasty sonic touches: 10,000 pedals and just as many overdubs. This playlist barely scratches the surface of May's genius. Enjoy, and please crank it.