QUEEN's ROGER TAYLOR Releases Lyric Video For Purple Version Of 'Gangsters Are Running This World'
April 15, 2019
QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor has released the official lyric video for the "purple version" of his new solo single, "Gangsters Are Running This World". The song is said to be a commentary on the current state of the world, featuring the opening lines of "There's blood in the streets / Panic in the air / The markets are trading up / In madness and fear."
This is not the first time Taylor has used music to address the political situation. Back in 2011, Taylor re-released his protest song about media tycoon — and Fox News owner — Rupert Murdoch. The track, titled "Dear Mr Murdoch", was first written in 1994 and was included on Roger's "Happiness" album.
"Everybody's got an opinion and I was just lucky enough to have an outlet for mine," Roger later told Independent. "I prefer to stay out of politics, really. I don't live in a fluffy, badger-saving world."
QUEEN's original members Taylor and guitarist Brian May will team up once more with vocalist Adam Lambert for the "Rhapsody" tour, an epic 25-date run from mid-July through late August. The North American headline tour will be produced by Live Nation.
QUEEN's biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" has grossed $890 million at the global box office. The award-winning film portrays the life and career of QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS-related illnesses at the age of 45.