Folks at Ultimate Classic Rock reports that in the recent documentary “The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story,” Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor looked back on the band’s five-year stint with Paul Rodgers.
“Even though we were proud of what we had done, we didn’t want to go out there and be Queen again without Freddie. And it happened almost by accident, at an awards show I played with Paul Rodgers, who’s a hero of ours.
“I remember coming offstage and Paul’s lady said, ‘Oh, you guys really seem to have a great chemistry, all you need is a drummer.’ And I went, ‘Well, I think I know a drummer.’ We ended up going all around the world a couple of times with Paul.”
On why the collaboration came to an end, Roger explained:
“He was his own man. He belonged in the blues-soul field, at which there were no better. Our stuff is a little too eclectic probably, so I think that’s why that came to an end.”