From The Express newspaper.
It’s been 20 years since Queen guitarist Brian May released his last official solo single Why Don’t We Try Again on his 1998 Another World album. Now the 71-year-old has announced a brand new track called New Horizons, which will be released digitally at 12:02am EST (5:02 am GMT) on New Year’s Day. But even more exciting is the fact that it will have its worldwide premiere from NASA’s control centre headquarters in Maryland, USA. The new single is May’s tribute to NASA’s New Horizons mission, which on January 1, 2019, will achieve the most distant spacecraft flyby in history.
On New Year’s Day, New Horizons is set to encounter a remote Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) called Ultima Thule, which is located beyond Pluto on the edges of our solar system.
May’s fascination with such a feat should come as little surprise since he has a doctorate in astrophysics and is a New Horizons science collaborator.
The track of the same name celebrates the 12-year journey of the New Horizons probe and includes the late Stephen Hawking congratulating the team on its flyby with Pluto in 2015.
In a statement, May said: “This project has energised me in a new way. For me, it’s been an exciting challenge to bring two sides of my life together – Astronomy and Music.”
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- Brian May - Why Don't We Try Again - UK - 7" picture disc - £9.99, $12.49, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2020 09:37)
BRIAN MAY Why Don't We Try Again (1998 UK limited edition 3-track 7" Picture Disc single, also including Only Make Believe and FBI. The disc is UNPLAYED issued in a stickered clear PVC outer sleeve with an individually numbered fold-out poster insert)
- Brian May - Driven By You - Gloss Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £7.99, $9.99, €8.95 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2020 09:45)
BRIAN MAY Driven By You (1991 UK injection moulded vinyl 7" single, also including Just One Life, glossy card picture sleeve R6304)
- Brian May - Too Much Love Will Kill You - Japanese - CD single - Promo - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jan-2020 14:47)
BRIAN MAY Too Much Love Will Kill You (1992 Japanese 4-track promo sample CD issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release date to promote the single release, includes Guitar Version, I'm Scared and Driven By You - NewVersion, custom stamped inner rim on the disc and unique stickered back insert, complete with lyric booklet picture sleeve with obi-strip and still factory sealed from new! TOCP-7436)
- Brian May - The Stonk - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jan-2020 08:58)
HALE AND PACE AND THE STONKERS The Stonk (1991 UK charity 7" vinyl single produced by Brian May, featuring Brian along with Tony Iommi & Dave Gilmour on guitars, Queen's Roger Taylor, Cozy Powell and Rowan Atkinson on drums, also including TheSmile Song by Victoria Wood. The paper picture sleeve displays just a little light wear whilst the vinyl shows little signs of play LON296)
- Brian May - Star Fleet - US - 7" vinyl - Promo - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2019 14:47)
BRIAN MAY & FRIENDS Star Fleet (Scarce 1983 US radio promo vinyl 7" with custom black-on-white labels with 'not for sale' print, featuring both the 4:12 Version & 3:07 Version, complete with die-cut Capitol company sleeve & commercial picturesleeve P-B-5278)
- Brian May - The Stonk - German - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2019 10:22)
BRIAN MAY/COMIC RELIEF The Stonk (1991 German London wide-centred injection label charity release 2-track 7" vinyl single, also includes 'The Smile Song'. The textured picture sleeve shows light ringwear with some creases mainly to the back open edge, whilst the vinyl displays the odd cosmetic surface scuff but remains excellent)
- Brian May - Starfleet - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 10-Oct-2019 10:18)
BRIAN MAY Star Fleet (1983 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four-prong push-out centre, also including Son Of Star Fleet. The picture sleeve shows just a little edge & ring wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play EMI5436)