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Queen’s guitarist Brian May performed with Offspring

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Queen’s guitarist Brian May performed with Offspring

Last May 15, the American Punk Rock band Offspring performed at the Starmus VII festival in Bratislava, Slovakia, which was created by astrophysicist Garik Isaraelian and Brian May (Who is also an astrophysicist). Curiously, Offspring’s guitarist and vocalist Dexter Holland is also involved with science to some degree, since he earned a B.S. degree in biology, a M.S. degree in molecular biology and then a Ph.D. in molecular biology in 2017.


The festival combined music, science and more. During Offspring’s set, May joined them on stage, performing their song “Gone Way” and then a rendition of Queen‘s “Stone Cold Crazy”.

Watch Brian May performing with Offspring

Although the fans loved the performance, Brian May wasn’t so sure about everything as he said in a post on his social media. “I’ve put a lot of passion and work into preparing this little adventure … but this is not easy for an old soldier like me. In fact it’s probably one of the most challenging things I’ve taken on for a long time. I felt very dissatisfied with what I came up with at last night’s dress rehearsal.”

“So doing a lot of rethinking today while we all wait for showtime to come around. Why do I spend all these precious days away from home ? Pursuing … what ? And self-doubt rears its scary head to the point where I wonder who the Hell I think I am. These are the kind of thoughts which beset performers, probably especially at my time of life.”

“This is the inner reality. But I’m also conscious I’m incredibly lucky to have an opportunity like this – to work in a completely unfamiliar environment with an extraordinarily talented man with his highly skilled team. Among it all I’m very grateful,” Brian May said.

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