Queen's Roger Taylor Decided to Move After After Freddie Mercury's Death: 'We Thought It Was All Over'

Updated On 30 Apr, 2019 Published On

Queen's Freddie Mercury death was a huge blow to the world and to the members of his band as well. In fact, Roger Taylor had even decided to move to some other places post his death.

In Taylor interview with Good Morning America on Monday, Taylor walked down in the memory lane and explained the difficult phase the surviving members of Queen, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and himself, had to go through post the death of the legendary frontman. He said,

We thought it was all over, I think Brian and I thought that was the end of that chapter.

Shortly after the death of Freddie, Deacon took retirement whereas Taylor and May decided to move on and between 2004 and 2009, they collaborated with Paul Rodgers and released their album, The Cosmos Rocks, in 2008. 

Eventually, the group discovered Adam Lambert on TV. Roger said,

A friend of mine called me up and said, ‘I’ve just seen the most amazing singer on American Idol, I checked it out and he was singing ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin and just blowing it away. Fantastic. We got in touch, and we were then asked to do the finale of Idol, which we flew over to do with the two finalists and we just got on magically with Adam.

They soon collaborated with Lambert and started performing together. They performed together in November 2011 at the MTV Europe Awards and soon staged a live concert in Kiev in June 2012. On their collaboration, Taylor said,

It sort of grew into touring and we found this magical partnership that works beautifully. Everything that’s happened, especially since we met Adam, has just been fate unfolding. I guess this film tonight is telling the basic story of that

Queen's successful collaboration with Adam Lambert will celebrate the success with their 39-date Rhapsody Tour this summer.