Queen’s Roger Taylor Reflects On His Retirement Plans


During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Queen drummer Roger Taylor reflected on his future plans and said that he has considered retiring and reflected on whether he is there yet.

Queen and Adam Lambert had started their worldwide ‘The Rhapsody Tour’ in July 2019. However, they had to postpone it twice due to the ongoing pandemic, but the highly anticipated UK and European leg of the tour will go on in 2022. Although the fans were disappointed about the postponement, the band had no other choice than to reschedule the dates as most bands did.

Besides his upcoming tour with Queen and Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor is also very busy with his solo career nowadays. He released his sixth solo studio album, ‘Outsider,’ on October 1, 2021, in which he played drums, guitar, and most of the keyboards. The record includes some re-recorded and new tracks, whose lyrics were mainly inspired by the pandemic.

Just after the album’s release, Roger Taylor also launched a small tour to support it. Taylor is now at the age of 72, and as expected, he was asked whether he has considered retiring. The Queen drummer stated that retiring is a possible option, but he hasn’t made that decision yet. Taylor explained that he can still do it, so he just wants to continue as long as he can. He enjoys making music and also wants others to enjoy his music.

Here is Roger Taylor’s reply to the retirement option:

“I doubt I will be doing this much longer, but I’m still able to do it, so I really embrace it. And I want everybody to enjoy it.”

You can listen to Roger Taylor’s latest solo album below.