Roger Taylor - Queen's Anniversary Bittersweet For Taylor

ROGER TAYLOR has been battling his emotions in the run-up to QUEEN's 40th anniversary as he recalls the "pain" and feuds behind the band's hit albums.
The drummer is teaming up with guitarist Brian May to mark the band's landmark anniversary by remastering and reissuing their first five albums.
But Taylor admits he still remembers fighting with frontman Freddie Mercury and his bandmates over their creative differences.
He says, "It is a surprise our legacy has lasted like it has. Looking back, apart from feeling old, it makes me think how unique we really were.
"It's also dredged up a lot of the peripheral stuff. There was a lot of pain in making those albums. We were very close but we were always going for each other behind closed doors. There were four artists trying to paint on one canvas...
"Each album seemed like it took ages to write. We were so involved in it, 98 per cent of our lives was the band."


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This shouldn't at all be surprising! With 4 enormously gifted musicians, only one can stand on the pedestal at a time and I can see all 4 of them fighting for that it. But it may have been that very dissention that created music that has stood the test of time and will still be around long after all of them cease to live on this earth! How truly amazing!
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Thx. for sharing Roger. I can't imagine the fighting... but from this end... it was worth it.
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