As Queen release their new Best Of album, drummer Roger Taylor reveals plans to play with another drumming hero.
Taylor has revealed he may undertake a series of live dates next year with fellow sticksman Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters.
"I’ve been thinking about doing a tour next year - a very quick tour - with Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters," he explained to 6 Music. "He’s like one of my best blood brothers! So we might do that. That sounds like fun.
"He’s awesome. I love him. He’s got such a great, open approach to life."
It was also announced that Queen’s original Greatest Hits 1 album has (according to the BPI) become the biggest selling album since the charts were started over 50 years ago.
In addition, Queen have overtaken The Beatles in UK album history, having spent more weeks in the UK charts than Lennon and McCartney’s legendary group.
"He's like one of my best blood brothers! So we might do that. That sounds like fun. He's awesome. I love him."
Roger Taylor on Taylor Hawkins
"I must admit, we were quite amazed when we heard that," Taylor continued, "I’m a big Beatles fan, but it’s wonderful. Things like that are very nice, they’re really cherry’s on top of our age.
"I think it’s a technical achievement, but it’s very nice. I’ll tell my Mum."
Taylor also discussed Queen’s recent appearance and performance on the X Factor, saying how much he enjoyed the experience despite criticism of the show’s format.
"It is was it is," he said. "I find it enormously flattering that they devoted a whole show to our songs, which is great. It brings our songs to more people, which is part of what we’re about.
"So I wouldn’t sit here all high and mighty and knock it. It’s an entertainment, and it was fun. It was fun being the only live thing as well!"
Roger Taylor releases a new single The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken), his first solo release in 12 years, on Monday 23 November.
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