Queen's Brian May eyes-up Paul McCartney collaboration but rules out ever playing Glastonbury | The Sun

QUEEN legend Sir Brian May has told of his dream to hit the studio with fellow British music icon Paul McCartney.

The Radio Ga Ga musician says while he's never been a fan of collaborations during his record-breaking career, he would love to hit the studio with The Beatles legend to see how things pan out.

Surprisingly, Brian, 75, also says he wants to work with Canadian rock chic Avril Lavigne, 38.

Chatting at the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios, the rocker said: "I have never really collaborated but I'd love to work with Paul McCartney and Avril Lavigne.

"Every time I see her I think she is very rock and roll and there are a lot of female artists but she is the best.

"With Paul it would be really interesting to sit down and see all that pan out.

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"Right now I am working on a reissue of one of my solo albums, Star Fleet Project.

"I have been going back into the vaults and finding all the outtakes with all the mistakes and the bits of fun. It is something I am very proud of and will be out in July."

Despite being one of the most respected musicians on the planet, neither Brian or Queen have ever played Glastonbury Festival.

But Brian insists his non-negotiable stance on badger culling means he will never set foot on Worthy Farm.

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He added:  "Would I ever do it? No.

"As the man who runs it advocates killing badgers for no good reason and I could never level with that.

"Have they tried to book us? I think the feeling is mutual so I think they understand how I feel."

This year Sir Elton John, 75, will make his debut on the Pyramid Stage as part of his three-year long Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

The I'm Still Standing singer will close the weekend on Sunday June 25.

Despite ruling out Glasto, Brian is keen to return to the road with Queen after a bumper 2022 tour – which included 11 sold out nights at London's O2 Arena.

Explaining how he overhauled his diet and lifestyle after suffering a heart attack in 2020, Brian said: "My health is good, but my legs are not great as I have had a lot of injuries to my knees over the years.

"I exercise a lot these days. I am on that exercise bike four times a week and I do my interval training.

"I did have a heart attack way back in the Corvid lockdown times so it became a habit to work out and rehabilitate the heart. I feel good at the moment.

He added: "I am pretty close to a vegan diet. I am not absolutely phonetical but most of what we eat is vegan. I feel much better physically and mentally."

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