“I remember hearing the rumours, but it wouldn't have suited us,” says Taylor. “George wasn't really used to working with a live band. When he heard the power he had behind him in rehearsal, he couldn’t believe it. He thought he was on Concorde or something.”
“I do remember being determined that we'd get Elton singing with Axl, which was great, because Axl never turned up for rehearsal,” he says. “It was really flying by the seat of our pants.”
Queen were recently forced to move their planned 2021 UK and European Rhapsody tour into 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The tour will now commence on May 30, 2022.
The band are the cover stars of the new issue of Classic Rock magazine, which is on sale now (opens in new tab). It celebrates Queen’s 50th anniversary and features interviews with May and Taylor who look back over their incredible career.