Queen's Roger Taylor Talks Upcoming Album & Prospect of Working with Adam Lambert in 2014
In a new interview with Canoe.ca, Queen drummer Roger Taylor opened up about the band's upcoming album, featuring late frontman Freddy Mercury's vocals, as well as deceased pop legend Michael Jackson.
The material including Mercury, who died in the 1991, which was recorded years ago, said: "I got to admit I'd forgotten about most of it because, you know, you work on a different song everyday and then the ones that you don't end up actually developing, get forgotten. Some of it's very good actually. I'm quite surprised what they've come up. I think they're unheard songs. There's different things. It's all a bit of a mix at the moment and (Queen guitarist) Brian (May)'s working more on that than I am in the moment. I've been doing all this other stuff. But I will be getting together with him in the new year to finish what we've got there and then we're going to fashion some kind of album although the exact shape and form of it I'm not sure yet."
On the duets with the late Jackson, Roger said: "It depends on the Michael Jackson estate getting themselves together," said Taylor. "It's not the easiest thing I think - getting any feedback. But one of those tracks is in great shape and the other one just needs some work."
When asked about the prospect of reteaming with Adam Lambert after the I Heart Radio Festival, Taylor said: "It was a one-off but it went really fantastically well. He's really come on even more. He's a real dark force now. And he's very theatrical. And he really interprets our songs just brilliantly. And he has that incredible instrument, that voice and I feel he's going away from the pop thing which is good I think. And he's becoming a serious player. He's got a voice which is pretty unbeatable. I do think we will be working with Adam next year, yeah."
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