Roger Taylor on New Queen: "There Won't Be an Album"

Queen fans concerned about there being another new Queen album with a vocalist whose last name isn't Mercury can rest easy. Drummer Roger Taylor says there won't be a new Queen album.

Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, Taylor said of the prospect: "I've got to tell you, there won't be an album. There's just not enough, and the last thing I want to do is have a sort of barrel-scraping exercise."

But there is good news for those who are holding their breath for some Freddie Mercury-era goodies, as the long-rumored collaborations between Mercury and the late Michael Jackson may still surface in the near future.

"There's a couple of great tracks that Freddie recorded with Michael Jackson that Brian and I are working on and they are good," Taylor said. "So at some point they will surface I think when we feel it's a good moment. I don't really want to ride any sort of wave there. So that's an interesting thing, but that will be probably later some point next year."

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.