Roger Taylor - Roger Taylor To Re-release Anti-murdoch Anthem
Queen rocker Roger Taylor is to re-release a 1994 protest song he wrote about media tycoon Rupert Murdoch as the mogul fights to save his embattled empire's reputation amid the ongoing phone-hacking scandal.
Murdoch's News Corporation has been rocked by the News of the World phone-hacking crisis, leading him to close down the 168-year-old U.K. tabloid earlier this month (Jul11).
He was grilled by a British Parliament committee on Tuesday (19Jul11) over what he knew about the scandal, and was left shaken after a protester attacked him with a cream pie during the hearing.
Now the beleaguered 80 year old is under fire from drummer Taylor, who is re-releasing his anti-Murdoch anthem Dear Mr. Murdoch, which he penned in 1994 for his Happiness? album around the time the mogul was trying to buy U.K. soccer club Manchester United.
The song contains the lyrics, "We're drowning in nipples and bingo and sex crimes... Dear Mr Murdoch, you're really the pits, bad news is good business, you're the king of the t**s."
The song will be available to download via iTunes later this week (begs18Jul11).