Queen’s Brian May Explains What He Admires Most About Roger Taylor


Queen lead guitarist Brian May revealed what he admires and respects the most about drummer Roger Taylor during an appearance on a Spotify Podcast, ‘Rock This,’ and the official Twitter page of Queen shared a sneak peek from the podcast, apparently, May thinks his bandmate has an extremely unique way of playing the drums which isn’t something he has seen before.

As many of you know, Brian May and Roger Taylor’s journey as bandmates started way before Queen when the two college students started playing in a band named ‘Smile’ which was formed by May himself later to be known by the whole world as ‘Queen’ thanks to the lead singer Freddie Mercury’s suggestion.

The iconic drummer and guitarist worked as bandmates for the past five decades even after the passing of the legendary frontman Freddie Mercury and bassist John Deacon’s decision to not continue without Freddie, both May and Taylor kept on carrying the Queen legacy.

Being friends and bandmates for 51 years, Brian May was asked about the most admirable aspect of Roger Taylor during an interview and apparently, it’s the uniqueness of his drum playing through which he creates a smooth sound, unlike any other musician, according to May.

Here is what May said:

“As a drummer, he’s completely unique because you always know when it’s him behind the drums. He has a way of making the drums sound like a creamy entity that hangs glues together and I’ve never known anyone else that can do that thing.”

While May revealed the most respectable thing about his bandmate, it was Roger Taylor who had to reveal what he respects and admires about the legendary guitarist. Seemingly, it’s pretty much the same thing but what May is able to do with his guitar is to be able to play the instrument lyrically and with emotion.

Here is what Taylor said:

“I have to say, the first time I heard Brian pick up the electric guitar, I just thought, ‘Oh boy, this guy has a touch‘ which I haven’t come across before. I don’t know anybody else that can play as lyrically as that. So that’s musically, but personally, I can’t think of anything good to say about him.”

You can see the Twitter post below.