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Roger Taylor has said he believes Queen would still be making music if Freddie Mercury was still alive.
The drummer was talking to BBC Radio 6 Music when he said: “I do think that. Me and Freddie … he was my closest buddy and we were really, very close. We came up together and we literally resided in each other’s pockets and clothing a few of the time!”
” I do think we would still being doing things together because it was a great cooperation. I don’t know if John Deacon would allow … of course John wasn’t quite psychologically fit for it, the other 3 were.
” I would like to think we were still doing things together, whatever it may be. I believe Brian May and I with Adam Lambert, we just liked doing the show, simply appeared to get better and much better, while we still can do it, we still will do it.”
Taylor likewise discussed the inspiration behind his new solo single Isolation, stating he wrote the track in his garden shed in Cornwall, which he calls his “garden room.”
He stated: “There is a particular disappointment in not actually knowing what is going to take place.
” It was a frustration and a slight stress and anxiety behind all of it, so I simply thought I would write a song about how to fill the day– regular in isolation. It’s something we are not utilized to. It is a direct reflection of how I was feeling at the time.”
As for the post ponement of the UK and European Rhapsody tour, Taylor said he, May and Adam Lambert were “really dissatisfied,” including: “I enjoy being on tour, Brian and I like it, that’s what we do, that’s what we are best at.
” I am tremendously pleased with our band. Being in a band was all I ever desired. No one expected it to be as long-term, we are so fortunate to have jumped generations and very happy to be a part of the wallpaper.”
Queen and Adam Lambert will go back to the road throughout May, June and July next year– a run of programs that will consist of 10 nights at The O2 in London.
Queen and Adam Lambert 2021 European Rhapsody tour
May 23: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
May 26: Paris AccorHotels Arena, France
May 27: Antwerp Sportspalais, Belgium
May 29: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
May 30: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Jun 01: London The O2, UK
Jun 02: London The O2, UK
Jun 04: London The O2, UK
Jun 05: London The O2, UK
Jun 07: London The O2, UK
Jun 08: London The O2, UK
Jun 10: Manchester Arena, UK
Jun 11: Manchester Arena, UK
Jun 13: Birmingham Utlita Arena, UK
Jun 14: Birmingham Utlita Arena, UK
Jun 16: London The O2, UK
Jun 17: London The O2, UK
Jun 19: London The O2, UK
Jun 20: London The O2, UK
Jun 24: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, German
Jun 26: Perfume Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jun 28: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jun 29: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Jul 01: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Jul 02: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Jul 06: Madrid Wiznik Centre, Spain
Jul 07: Madrid Wiznik Centre, Spain