Queen drummer Roger Taylor was interviewed by ‘Classic Rock’s Dave Everley alongside Brian May this week, and the couple talked about the 50 years of Queen as well as legendary late star Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury is one of the most legendary stars of history, and he fronted Queen from 1970 to 1991 for over 20 years until his unfortunate death due to HIV/AIDS. He released two different albums named ‘Mr. Bad Guy’ and ‘Barcelona’ as solo, and more than ten studio recordings with Queen.
In their latest interview with Classic Rock, Queen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May recalled their late friend Freddie and revealed if Queen still exists if late legend Freddie was alive. According to Taylor, it’s so hard to give a definite answer to that question but he believes that Queen still would be together in some form.
Here is Roger’s story of meeting Freddie:
“It was at my flat in Shepherd’s Bush. He was a mate of Tim from Ealing college. He was on the periphery, just a mate, really. He had musical aspirations, but we were quite good players and we weren’t really sure if he could sing.
“But his drive, and determination to write original stuff, was great. And of course, we became huge friends because we had the stall. We were living in each others’ pockets, scrubbing together to eat.”
And here is his answer to Queen’s existence:
“I can’t give you a definitive answer, obviously, but I’d guess it would still be together in some form. I don’t think Freddie would have wanted to do it in the same way.
I don’t think we would be performing live. I think we probably would still have been making music – because that’s what we did. And Freddie was obsessed with music.”
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