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So proud to call Brian May a friend: Queen's Brian May equates Japan's killing of dolphins with slavery and witch-burning, and says animals have feelings too


Queen's Brian May equates Japan's killing of dolphins with slavery and witch-burning, and says animals have feelings too

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has condemned dolphin hunting in Japan, saying it should be consigned to history in the same way slavery and witch-burning has been.

The animal rights campaigner, in Tokyo to perform sell-out concerts for the rockers, said: 'Every species, and every individual of every species, is worthy of respect.'

And he continued: 'This is not about countries. It's about a section of humanity that doesn't yet understand that animals have feelings too.'

He made the comment weeks after the start of an annual dolphin hunt in the Japanese town of Taiji, which lasts for six months.

The hunt, documented in Oscar-winning film The Cove, has attracted widespread criticism, with celebrities including Sting and Daryl Hannah rallying against it.

This year, campaign group The Dolphin Project claims, the Japanese government has set a kill quota of 1,820 dolphins of various species.

Taylor McKeown, a silver medalist swimmer in the Rio Olympics, who has long been fascinated with dolphins, is now in Taiji to monitor the hunts.

Campaigners fear more than 1,800 dolphins will be killed during the controversial six month hunt, which started this month

Campaigners fear more than 1,800 dolphins will be killed during the controversial six month hunt, which started this month

Oscar winning film The Cove shows a pod of dolphins being bludgeoned to death

Ric O'Barry, the dolphin trainer for the Flipper TV series, started the protests against the Taiji dolphin kill, and stars in The Cove, which depicts a pod of dolphins being herded into an inlet and getting bludgeoned to death, as blood turns the water red.

The hunters in Taiji and their supporters defend the custom as tradition, although eating dolphins is extremely rare in Japan. The Tokyo government also defends whaling as research.

May, who founded the Save Me Trust in 2009 to lobby governments on wildlife policy, said he opposes cruelty against all animals, including foxhunting and bullfighting. 

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In April 1990, the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses played its final show. The occasion was the nationally televised Farm Aid concert, a disastrous set that included, among several bizarre highlights, Steven Adler drunkenly belly-flopping in the general direction of his drum set only to miss by four feet, and Axl Rose ending the live broadcast with a climactic "Good fuckin' night." It was the mark of a band breaking apart.

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Goodbye Gong

I've had this gong for over 25 years and I broke it on the last song of The Hollywood Vampires tour in Paso Robles , CA she traveled the world with me and now it's time to say goodbye .


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Hollywood Vampires - Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY - July 9, 2016

Review by John Jeffrey, Photos - Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Niagara Falls, NY - Saturday night's concert at the outdoor venue (set up in the parking lot) of the Seneca Niagara Casino was one of the most unique concert experiences I've endured in quite some time.  After what seemed like a torrential down-pour, the Hollywood Vampires (whose name derives from The Hollywood Vampires celebrity drinking club, formed by Alice Cooper in the 1970s, whose members included Ringo Starr of The Beatles and Keith Moon of The Who), wowed the crowd with an electrifying set of covers and two originals, most which are featured on the supergroup's 2015 studio album.

With the rain pushing the start time of the show back about an hour, the group took the stage around 9pm and wrapped things up close to 11 o'clock.  The amount of fun the current lineup of the Hollywood Vampires (featuring Alice Cooper - lead vocals, Johnny Depp -  rhythm/lead guitar, backing vocals, Joe Perry - lead guitar, Tommy Henriksen - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Matt Sorum - drums, backing vocals, Robert DeLeo - bass, backing vocals, Bruce Witkin - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals) were having was simply contagious, as the crowd seemed to forget how miserably drenched they were by the rain, and the audience and the band seemed to merge into one rock and roll entity, together, honoring the music being played, originally written and performed by the rock stars who died from excess and other ailments.

The musical foundation of the band was quite impressive, as everything was built on a rock-solid rhythm section.  Starting with drummer Matt Sorum, if not being involved in the Guns 'n Roses "reunion" was any kind of let down, getting this gig - wow - talk about a consolation prize!!  Sorum is onstage, playing with legends, and is playing his heart out.  Not only is he pounding away on the skins, but his background vocals and harmonies on songs like, "Sweet Emotion" and "Ace of Spades" and "Whole Lotta Love" were just spot on.  Adding Robert DeLeo (STP) into the mix, what you may lose in name recognition (original bassist Duff McKagan had to bow out of the tour due to his role in the aforementioned GNR tour), the Hollywood Vampires certainly gained a heavier bottom end to the sound that just kicks you right in the chest.

In the guitar department, you have the rock legend from Aerosmith, Joe Perry, on one side, and on the other, you have the Hollywood 'bad boy' Johnny Depp.  Although Perry handled most of the lead work, Depp had his opportunities to shine in the spotlight, as he really seemed to get off when he was playing some slide guitar work and efficiently handled the opening lead part to the Cooper classic, "I'm 18."  Considering both Perry and Depp have the tendency to go rogue, and go off script, and solo in places that weren't originally intended, each lead player had their own back-up rhythm guitarist holding it down.  For Perry, he had the criminally under-rated Tommy Henriksen (from the Alice Cooper band), who by far, was the most technically proficient guitar player onstage, and Depp had the part-time guitarist/part-time keyboardist, Bruce Witkin rounding out the sound.

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