AXS TV's 'Rock & Roll Road Trip' sneak peek: Queen guitarist Brian May discusses his musical influences on May 17
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Rock legend Sammy Hagar heads back to Nashville for another all-new episode of AXS TV’s dynamic original series “Rock & Roll Road Trip” on Sunday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. The Red Rocker travels to Music City to celebrate James Burton’s birthday, who rose to fame as the guitarist for Elvis Presley, John Denver, and many other artists.

At the all-star bash, Hagar catches up with Queen guitarist Brian May. In a sneak peek clip of the upcoming installment, Hagar asks May how he developed his sound. He names the guest of honor, James Burton, as one of his influences. Then he calls out Irish blues-rocker Rory Gallagher.

“We used to go and see him every Thursday night at the Marquee, me and my mates,” May explains. “One night we kind of stayed in the toilets when everybody got cleared out so we could go and corner him and say, ‘Hey Rory how do you do that?’ He was the sweetest man in the world.”

He adds, “We’re just kids getting in the way and he’s like, ‘Oh sure, I’ll tell you how. It’s just a little AC 30 – and that’s what I do.’ So I went out the next day in Water Street and got all the money that I had and bought two AC 30’s and found a treble booster.”

May confirms that he still uses the same setup today.

Hagar chats with multiple party guests during the episode including Tanya Tucker who talks about her young years singing in Nashville and her love of Elvis. Eagles legend Joe Walsh also shares his secret to maintaining his longtime musical legacy and May discusses how Queen moved forward after their charismatic frontman Freddie Mercury’s death.”

Sammy Hagar also teams with Walsh and Burton to deliver a smoking hot performance of the late great King of Rock and Roll’s smash hit, “Jailhouse Rock.”

James Burton has forged a prolific musical career that spans over six decades. The renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has worked with a huge line up of artists including Elvis, Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Judy Collins, Elvis Costello, and many more.

Tune in to AXS TV’s “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” this Sunday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT to watch the star-studded evening unfold. Find AXS TV on your TV.