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An unlikely book from a rock star


Before Brian May of Queen was a multi-millionaire rock guitarist, he was a shaggy haired graduate student successfully pursuing a doctoral degree in astronomy at Imperial College in London. He abandoned a career in academia to grind out the guitar lines for Bohemian Rhapsody and other bombastic Queen mega-hits.

May has returned to his first love as the co-author of "Bang! The Complete History of the Universe," which takes a look at the goings-on in the Universe from its formation more than 13 million billion years ago through its predicted demise a couple of million billion years from next Thursday.

May doesn't really see anything odd about his dual interests: "I think there's a sort of purity about both of them," he recently told The Guardian. "Because you can immerse yourself in thoughts of the universe, or in music, and you're really abstracted. You're a million miles away from all your worries and personal problems and the dust and smoke of where you are."

Visit the official Bang! web site [via space.com]


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