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Queen’s Roger Taylor Releasing Solo Album ‘Outsider’ 10/1; Shares “We’re All Just Trying To Get By” ft. KT Tunstall

Queen drummer and founding member Roger Taylor debuted a music video for his upcoming album’s lead single, “We’re All Just Trying To Get By,” a heartfelt tune featuring KT Tunstall. Said Taylor: “I’ve had a bit of a creative spurt…

Modern Drummer
Aug 21, 2021

“Queen Behind The Hits – Roger Taylor”

As well as being recognised for their individual skills as incredible musicians and performers, perhaps less often documented is the considerable writing talents of all four members of Queen: Mercury, May, Taylor, and Deacon each individually contributing a significant portion of the extensive Queen song…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2021

Queen + Adam Lambert Share Live Performance of “The Show Must Go On”

Queen + Adam Lambert, featuring founding members Roger Taylor (drums) and Brian May (guitar), are releasing a live performance video of the song “The Show Must Go On” from their upcoming album Live Around The World, which comes out on…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2020

Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor and John Taylor Collaborate with At-Risk Youth on New Track

Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Taylor collaborated with at-risk youth from the charity Road Recovery to produce, mix, and record an original dance-rock song, “No Rewind.” The song is available to purchase exclusively at CrowdRise through a…

Modern Drummer
Nov 29, 2016

Queen's Roger Taylor And Brian May To Perform With American Idol's Top 6 On Wednesday, April 25th

Official Tribute Group The Queen Extravaganza Set To Play Hit Show On Thursday, April 26th In Advance Of North American Tour Kick Off American Idol audiences are in for a treat this week, with a double-dose of the music of…

Modern Drummer
Apr 25, 2012

Roger Taylor “Extravagantly??? Presents the Music of Queen

If anyone deserves to rest on his laurels, it’s Roger Taylor. The superlative drummer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist is one of the prime reasons that Queen are as relevant today as they were in 1973, when he and bandmates Brian May…

Modern Drummer
Dec 13, 2011

Roger Taylor Reveals Finalists for the Queen Extravaganza Tour

Over the course of the past ten weeks, vocalists, guitarists, drummers, bassists, and keyboard players from across the U.S. and Canada have auditioned online at, hoping to become part of the Queen Extravaganza Tour, a major production launching in…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2011