Roger Taylor Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd December 2014

Quote: "Apart from that (sic) it is a rather odd mixture of our slower stuff, I didn't want the double-album version they've put out. It's an awful lot for people to take in, and it’s bloody miserable. I wouldn’t call it an album either. It’s a compilation with three new tracks. It’s more of a record company confection. It’s not a full-blooded Queen album." Roger Taylor is not a fan of new Queen hits album Queen Forever.

12th December 2013

Quote: "For 20-odd years, I had the best seat in the house, watching the best frontman in the world. Do we miss him? Of course. Every day." Queen drummer Roger Taylor still misses the band's charismatic singer Freddie Mercury, who died from an AIDS-related illness in 1991.

26th September 2013

Quote: "I used to hear from David quite a lot, but not for years. I listened to his new album a few times because I loved the single but... I did think it was just slightly disappointing." Queen drummer Roger Taylor was unimpressed with David Bowie's 2013 comeback album The Next Day.

23rd April 2013

Quote: "We hadn’t seen the footage for years, but when we looked at it we couldn’t believe how good it was. We were on fire." Queen drummer Roger Taylor was impressed by the quality of footage from the band's 1982 Milton Keynes Bowl gig in Britain, which will be re-issued on Dvd next month (May13).

31st August 2012

Quote: "It was shot in four hours and we weren't there for the edit... I banged the gong, scrubbed the body oil off and got on the bus." Rocker Roger Taylor on filming Queen's landmark Bohemian Rhapsody video in between tour dates.

27th August 2012

Fact: Queen drummer Roger Taylor owns the overcoat actor Christopher Lambert wore in The Highlander - the Frenchman gave it to the rocker as a gift after they appeared together in Queen's Princes of the Universe video.

26th August 2012

Fact: Queen founders Brian May and Roger Taylor have upgraded the band's iconic videos for a new two-Dvd set. The Greatest Video Hits by Queen features all 33 of the band's promos digitally remastered in Surround Sound on one package for the first time. The release also features commentary from May and Taylor.

2nd June 2006

Quote: "It was such a unique, daft piece." Queen drummer Roger Taylor on the rock group's classic anthem Bohemian Rhapsody.

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