Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Queen drummer Roger Taylor to release solo album

Queen have issued an update on a new solo album in the works by drummer Roger Taylor.

As part of an updated bio on Taylor, the group has announced that Roger plans to release brand new solo material in 2013 and he wants to involve the public in the choices of which tracks make it onto the album.

A track will be made available each week leading up to the album release and the public will need to vote and decide what they would like to see appear on the album alongside some of Rogers favourite songs.

Over the past year Roger has been focused on the Queen Extravaganza, an official touring Queen tribute band which Roger conceived and created finding his singers and musicians through online auditions.

The Queen Extravaganza made its first – and highly successful tour of twenty five Canada and US cities during May – July, 2012 and will return to play further touring dates in early 2013.

Earlier this month, Queen released "Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest" on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and a 2CD+Blu-ray Deluxe Edition.

Originally filmed in 1986, this momentous concert movie has been re-mastered in high definition and superb 5.1 Surround Sound.

For more details, click here.

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