QUEEN Guitarist Pulls Out Of 'Concert For Diana' To Avoid Embarrassment

July 2, 2007

According to Mirror.co.uk, QUEEN guitarist Brian May pulled out of this past weekend's Princess Diana Memorial Concert to avoid embarrassing himself and others. May was supposed to perform the QUEEN hit "Under Pressure" with British soul singer Joss Stone.

Phil Symes, a spokesperson for May, told the Daily Mirror, "He was never confirmed although they were in discussions about it. Brian's up to his ears trying to complete his PhD thesis [on astronomy]so he couldn't do it."

Brian now admits on his web site: "Yes, the wonderful Joss Stone DID ask me to play 'Under Pressure' with her, and initially I did say yes. But when I realized how very different the arrangement was from the original, I realized that I was not going to be able to do it justice. So we talked, and I apologized, and we agreed that we would get together and create something new instead sometime soon."

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).