Brian May On ‘The Voice’: ‘Dull, Dumb, Depressing’

You may be a fan of NBC’s reality TV competition, The Voice, but Queen guitarist Brian May certainly isn’t.

He recently spoke out against the British version of the show, which features judges Jesse J,, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue.

May wrote on his own website, “Sorry, hate to be negative but The Voice is the dullest, dumbest, most depressing show on TV.” Adding, “It’s the ultimate insult to music and to performers.”

Though we are not sure May seems to understand the concept about the show and the blind audition rounds. “Every time I catch a glimpse of young singers busting their guts trying to win somebody’s attention, who is rudely sitting with their back to them… I feel sick. I hope this vile show dies a natural death very soon,” May wrote.

Apparently May doesn’t hate everything about the show. He does seem to be a fan of Tom Jones, though he wishes that Jones would decide to walk away from The Voice. And of course, May isn’t totally against music-based competition shows: May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor have performed on American Idol.

What do you think, is The Voice an insult to music, or is Brian May just a grumpy?

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