Queen drummer Roger Taylor has opened up about the band's plans for the year ahead, revealing that they should be working with Adam Lambert again in 2014.
Lambert toured with the band for a number of years, stepping in for the late, great frontman Freddie Mercury. Now. in a new interview with Canoe.ca, the drummer Taylor was asked about the band's future working relationship with the American Idol winner - adding that they'll be hitting the road in 2014.
"It was a one-off but it went really fantastically well," he said. "He's really come on even more, He's a real dark force now. And he's very theatrical. And he really interprets our songs just brilliantly. And he has that incredible instrument, that voice and I feel he's going away from the pop thing which is good I think. And he's becoming a serious player."
He added: "He's got a voice which is pretty unbeatable. I do think we will be working with Adam next year, yeah."
When asked about the long-awaited new Queen album of previously unheard material, Taylor replied: "It's not demos actually, it's actual material that we recorded.
"I got to admit I'd forgotten about most of it because, you know, you work on a different song everyday and then the ones that you don't end up actually developing, get forgotten. Some of it's very good actually. I'm quite surprised what they've come up. I think they're unheard songs. There's different things. It's all a bit of a mix at the moment and (Queen guitarist) Brian (May)'s working more on that than I am in the moment. I've been doing all this other stuff. But I will be getting together with him in the new year to finish what we've got there and then we're going to fashion some kind of album although the exact shape and form of it I'm not sure yet."
Meanwhile, guitarist Brian My also teased fans with promising news:
Our Queen meeting ? Thanks for asking. We pressed 2 important buttons. 2014 is going to be an interesting year for us. News v. soon. Bri— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) December 14, 2013
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