Queen's Roger Taylor joins Instagram

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 September 2018
Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor

Queen's Roger Taylor is now on Instagram and is racking up followers with a little help from his bandmate Brian May

Queen's Roger Taylor has joined Instagram.

The 69-year-old stickman's bandmate Brian May announced his pal had setup his own profile on the social media app on Wednesday afternoon (19.09.18) by welcoming him to the "insanity of Instagram", and in just over 24 hours he's amassed over 28,000 followers.

Guitar legend Brian, 71, tweeted: "Not sure who this geezer is - but he's looking for you to follow him !! He's bringing his chopsticks, as you can see ... Welcome Rog, to the insanity of IG ! @rogertaylorofficial - Bri (sic)"

Roger's first picture is the red logo of himself which features on his drum skin at the legendary rock group's concerts.

Meanwhile, the 'We Will Rock You' hitmakers are currently in Las Vegas performing a residency at the Park Theatre at Park MGM.

Queen are now fronted by Adam Lambert following the death of the enigmatic late frontman Freddie Mercury - who died in 1991 from a HIV/AIDs-related illness.

Brian - who has continued the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' hitmakers' legacy alongside Roger - recently said he credits former 'American Idol' star Adam for their longevity.

He said: "In no way does he imitate Freddie but he provides that piece of the jigsaw puzzle. It's stupendous, we would never be doing this now if it weren't for Adam.

"Sometimes I stop playing because I think 'what did he just do?' He's so free with his interpretations and it's just spine-chilling. The sound he makes and way he interprets a song."

The 36-year-old star joined the line-up after he sang with Queen during the talent show's season eight finale - which saw him finish runner-up - and then joined them for an award show in Ireland.

Brian explained: "There was something about Adam, this chemistry was instant and it was like we were already in a band with him."