Queen guitarist Brian May revealed why Stevie Ray Vaughan was a ‘monster’ on guitar in a new Instagram video post. May has been back in the news with the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, with Freddie Mercury becoming one of the most popular singers in rock 28 years after his death.
“Ow ow ow !!! Listen to those wonderful juicy notes !! This is a man to stan ! This is the kind of guitar playing that melts me. Stevie Ray Vaughan, lost in a world of his own, here allows his fingers to be a channel for the burning passions inside him.
Like Jimi Hendrix, he effortlessly makes his guitar sing to us, speak to us of wonders beyond words. Even with both hands behind his back !!!! I so wish I had met SRV, but one of the favourite moments in my life was when one of his friends told me, after he was gone, that he liked my playing. But this man was truly one of guitar playing’s greatest champions. An elemental monster.
Check him out, all ye who would bend strings !!! 💥💥💥 Thanks @highonguitar. Follow this account to be regularly reminded of such guitar gems. Bri.”
He also recently posted, “Whose Old Lady is this ?!! Mine !!! Anita opens in Fiddler On The Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, London, on the 18th June ! She takes over the role of Yenta – the matchmaker in the village Anatevka, where this deeply moving story is set. Yes, it’s a musical, and there is warmth and joy and song. But the tragedy that befalls the honest folk of this village feels so real in this production by Trevor Nunn, well, you’d better take your handkerchief. It’s a killer. Bri.”