Sacha Baron Cohen cited "creative differences" when he departed the developing Freddie Mercury biopic earlier this year, and reports at the time suggested that Mercury's surviving bandmates in Queen were looking to produce a sanitized version of the flamboyant frontman's life story. But according to drummer Roger Taylor, that isn't entirely accurate.
Longtime Queen drummer Roger Taylor turns 63 on July 26. He kept the beat on some of the band's biggest singles, and also was credited with writing such favorites as 'Radio GaGa,' 'One Vision,' 'A Kind of Magic,' and 'These Are the Days of Our Lives.'
It's his "for me" scream in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' that launches the track into full-fledged mayhem.
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American Idol was graced by Brian May and Roger Taylor once again as the duo shared the stage with the touring tribute band the Queen Extravaganza, who were in fact hand-picked by May and Taylor in an similar Idol-like competition. The Queen duo also performed a medley with the remaining 'Idols' last night.
On tonight's edition of American Idol, the final six contestants paid tribute to Queen and the iconic vocalist Freddie Mercury. Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor made an appearance on the show to perform a medley of four of the band's biggest classics along with the remaining 'Idol' contestants.