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Roger Taylor Talks About Solo Work, Queen in the ’70s: ‘We Were Just a Heavy Rock Band’ – Exclusive Interview

Jim Marks
Jim Marks

For more than 40 years Roger Taylor has been the drummer behind the kit for Queen.

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Queen’s Roger Taylor Premieres New Song

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Queen drummer Roger Taylor premiered a new song on BBC Radio over the weekend. It's the first track to see the light of day from his upcoming solo album, which was announced almost a year ago.

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Queen’s Roger Taylor: Sacha Baron Cohen Would Have Made Mercury Biopic ‘A Joke’

Sacha Baron Cohen and Freddie Mercury
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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.

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Top 10 Roger Taylor Queen Songs

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Gary Merrin/Stringer, Getty Images

Queen are one of the few classic-rock bands in which all four members individually participated in the songwriting process. And even though he spent much of his time behind a big ol' pile of drums, Roger Taylor made himself impossible to ignore – onstage and in the studio – thanks to h

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Queen Drummer Roger Taylor Wants Your Input on New Solo Album

Queen
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Queen's Roger Taylor has been keeping busy over the past year, playing the occasional show with the band, getting the Queen Extravaganza project off the ground, and quietly starting work on a solo record.

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Roger Taylor – July 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

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.

He's worked as

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Brian May and Roger Taylor Perform with the Queen Extravaganza on ‘American Idol’

Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen
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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.

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Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor Perform on American Idol

Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen
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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.

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