Brian May fights clone army

101231__brian_may_lLet’s play that old schoolyard game, What Is Legendary Queen Guitarist Brian May Upset About Today?  Is it the purported mortality rate of relocated Scottish hedgehogs? Well, yes. That issue continues to dominate the headlines over at brianmay.com.

But the big news appears under this banner: "MY SPACE – A NUISANCE – AND A DANGER TO CHILDREN ? PAL STANLEY ALSO FIGHTING THE SITE." The thrust of it is, someone — many someones, in fact — has been impersonating Brian May on MySpace. You see, children, there is no legitimate Brian May MySpace page. That’s right: none. They’re all fakes, pretenders to the throne, cuckoos laying bastard electro-eggs in the May-man’s cyber-nest. And it’s been an uphill battle forcing these "Brian Nays" (thank me later, Queen fans) out of the online community. Look at the trouble May himself encountered: "It really is laughable that if you are trying to get something taken off, apparently the proprietors of this annoying website will not talk to you unless you join their pesky club ! And give them all kinds of personal details, and a picture ! ha ha! AS IF !!!!"   

As if, indeed! You’re doubtless sitting there thinking two things: 1) "I didn’t know Brian May used decade-old Valley Girl slang!" and 2) I hate and deplore Brian May imitators, yet I’m strangely curious about these MySpace pages. Luckily for Brian May, MySpace’s search function is too sucky for me to find any of them. That, or they’ve already been weeded out. There remains only this fiendish doppelganger, who’d fool even the most gimlet-eyed Queen-oisseur.

We must stay vigilant, friends. We all remember the "Fake Erasure" incident. Imitation rock stars (made of realistic-tasting soy protein and bent on world domination) are everywhere, not just on American Idol

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  • Stephanie Travitsky

    I think that it is just funny how when a photographer has to shoot a picture of a guitarist, they always seem to get them in the “someone just stepped on my foot!” smirk pose.
    To the genius who faked the “My Space” warning: 1)get a life, and 2)blame the shooter not the gun. Some parents don’t talk to their young ones about using caution when on the Internet, which is wrong. It does not matter if the kid is on “My Space”. Kids, don’t give out your personal information to anyone or anything, period.

  • Scotto

    Brian May deserves what he gets for touring with that Bad Company loser and still calling it “Queen”. (Not that I’m bitter.)

  • Geno

    Scotto, the Album & Tour were billed as Queen + Paul Rodgers. Might not be your cup of tea, but Rodgers has one of the best Rock voices ever & sounds great live 30 years or so into his career. I personally love the CD. It’s not “really” Queen, but it’s good stuff….As to the MySpace stuff…bwahahahahaha

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    Paul Rogers is one of the best singers in rock history. However, I really don’t care for his interpretation of Queens music. His version of “We Will Rock You” sounds as if he is playing the game “Jeopardy”:
    “You’ve got mud on your face?”
    Big disgrace?”
    kicking the can all over the place?”
    Dude, the song is not a question, it’s a song with b-lls.

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