Roger Taylor Clarifies Whether Queen Considered Having George Michael As Their New Frontman
Queen drummer Roger Taylor revealed that the rumors about one of the best-selling music artists of all time, George Michael’s possibility of being the lead singer of Queen have never been on the table following the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
As many of you remember, George Michael performed at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert on 20 April 1992 at London’s Wembley Stadium which was a tribute to the late Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, and all of the proceeds went to AIDS research which was the cause of Mercury’s passing. Michael performed ’39,’ ‘These Are the Days of Our Lives’ with Lisa Stansfield, and ‘Somebody to Love.’
Michael’s performance during the tribute concert in addition to ‘Somebody to Love’ was hailed and impressed so many people that many started to speculate rumors which implied that both Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May planned to recruit him as the lead singer.
During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Roger Taylor opened up about those rumors and revealed that a decision like that would not be suitable for them in addition to the fact that George was not into working with a live band along with not being used to it.
Here is what Taylor said:
“I remember hearing the rumors, but it wouldn’t have suited us. George wasn’t really used to working with a live band. When he heard the power he had behind him in rehearsal, he couldn’t believe it. He thought he was on Concorde or something.”
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