Queen’s Roger Taylor seems to be in the news quite a bit lately. In June he dedicated a controversial statue of a naked drummer in Lemon Quay, Truro, and then announced last month that he was looking for musicians to form the ultimate Queen tribute band (a project that he says is “really a thrill”).
But most recently he cropped up at the Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford, England to dedicate the music school’s new Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio. The 80-seat auditorium features a professional lighting system and full band setup surrounded by loads of Queen memorabilia and gleaming Zildjian cymbals.
Students got a chance to meet the legendary drummer during a question and answer period and autograph session. “This is just amazing,” Taylor said. “We had nothing at school, in fact nothing but disapproval. There was no school drum kit, let alone a room full of drum kits. So this is like a dream come true.”