Over this pandemic year, Queen guitarist Brian May has entertained his fans with a series of micro-concerts on Instagram. Now the 73-year-old has teased a new project he’s working on with We Will Rock You’s original Meat star Kerry Ellis. May wrote on social media: “Pre-emptive soloing ! From one beautiful Christmas song !”
May added: “This might lodge the tune nicely in your head – ready for the release of the Kerry Ellis Christmas record !! Ft. Brian May, apparently. Soon !! Bri.”
Appearing in a new video, the Queen legend greeted his fans “with love and gratitude.”
The 73-year-old said: “It’s been a while since we spoke this way and really I haven’t had the energy.
“Occasionally I do, but I don’t know how I did all those micro-concerts in the first lockdown. I don’t know where I found the time or the energy.
Earlier this year, Kerry Ellis spoke with Express.co.uk of how Brian May “does not sit still” but is always busy.
The 41-year-old has collaborated with the Queen guitarist on albums and concerts over the years.
She said: “He’s never not doing something. There’s never a down day, he never gets a minute to himself – a really busy guy.
“You kind of forget he’s in his seventies but he’s incredibly energetic and does so many things.”
Ellis added: “He has the world on his shoulders and he’s a rock star living the dream! He’s a funny one!”
The singer is also a member of WOMAN and sung on the I’m A Woman single that May played on.
The We Will Rock You alumni said of the charity track: “Sometimes things happen for a reason, this song has been waiting in the wings for the right moment to make some noise! The time is now!
“Cancer affects us all in some way and I am beaming with pride to have joined with an incredible team of talented friends to produce a powerful performance and message. We are strong, we are women and we can make a difference!”