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Old 23rd August 2019
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Have I got a story for you...

About 15 years ago, I was doing a session in a studio in Dublin, Ireland. We were told we may need to move upstairs (studio 2/ B?) because there was a celebrity "charity" recording taking place on such-and-such a date. Sure... no probs.

The day(s) came... we were already upstairs, but then it happened...

A really good mate of mine, Se... Shay... to English speakers. He, at the time, was the chief technician at the studio... big league position. He called me upstairs, and asked could I come downstairs?

I did. I walk into the main control room... look through the glass... and there is Brian May... far less grey than now, but there he is.

Now... I'm more a Andy Summers, Alex Lifeson, Lanois, Edge-type guitar player, but, Shay? Queen through and through. Anyway...

Its DONE! Session is DONE!

Brian May is on the other side of glass looking at us (Shay). Comms are open... he can hear us ( Shay). He asks... uhhhh lads... anything you'd like to hear?

Me being a big-mouthed goof-ball... uno momento por favor, mr May.

I ask Shay... right NOW! Right fkn now!

Shay asks... we will rock you?

Push the comms... uhhhhhh... We Will Rock You?

In such a godDamn cool way... he smiles/chuckles... then lets it rip...

No dick. No prick.

Again... not my kind of guitar man/woman,

But the We Will Rock You...

Those 20/30 seconds at the end...

shivers