Rock Artist see all Artist. Queen Esoteric 9. Live 8. Various 8. Aretha Franklin 6. Record Label see all Record Label. Hollywood Network Universal Distribution Atlantic 8. Bear Family Records 5. Duration see all Duration. Album Box Set The tour pace was rapid, covering 20 dates in one month. The band broke up in after performing a final show. Taylor continued working with Queen and produced solo albums. Drummer Macrae accompanied Taylor on his solo tours and also played percussion at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
Taylor has appeared along with May for various other events and promotions, including Queen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in  and the " Party at the Palace " in , celebrating the golden jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Taylor and May, performing as Queen, also appeared three times on the American singing contest television show American Idol.
The first appearance was on 11 April , during which that week's contestants were required to sing a Queen song. The third appearance was during the eleventh season on 25 and 26 April , performing a Queen medley with the six finalists on the first show. The following day, they performed " Somebody to Love " with the Queen Extravaganza band. Also in that month, Taylor confirmed he was planning to tour with Taylor Hawkins, which Taylor described as a "quick tour".
Taylor performed in the Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London on 12 August. In and , Taylor served as an executive producer of the film Solitary , directed by Sasha Krane.
Taylor also appeared as special guest for Welsh Rock artist Jayce Lewis and his project Protafield, with Taylor providing drums on the track "Wrath". Both versions became available for streaming on 8 April Taylor has stated that his early role model as a drummer was Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
He said: "I still think listening to Mitch Mitchell, especially the early stuff with Hendrix, is just fantastic. This fusion of jazz technique and wonderful riffs but with this rolling ferocious attack on the whole kit, it had lots of jazz influences I think. In fact for me he played the kit like a song, it was just wonderful.
Total integration into the song. Not just marking time". Taylor has also expressed great admiration for John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. Speaking of Bonham, Taylor said, "The greatest rock and roll drummer of all time was John Bonham, who did things that nobody had ever even thought possible before with the drum kit. And also the greatest sound out of his drums — they sounded enormous, and just one bass drum.
So fast on it that he did more with one bass drum than most people could do with three, if they could manage them. And he had technique to burn and fantastic power and tremendous feel for rock and roll".
Speaking to Modern Drummer in , Taylor also described Keith Moon , the drummer of the Who , as "absolutely brilliant In , Taylor became the second living person, other than members of the British Royal Family and Sir Francis Chichester in , to appear on a Royal Mail stamp , being seen behind Freddie Mercury as part of a "Great Britons" issue. This caused controversy as it was an understood rule that the only living people allowed to appear on British stamps could be members of the Royal Family.
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