Cornwall news Queen drummer Roger Taylor slams 'dreadful' Brexit UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - He had a hit with I Want To Break Free but definitely doesn’t want to break free from Europe

Cornwall news Queen drummer Roger Taylor slams 'dreadful' Brexit UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - He had a hit with I Want To Break Free but definitely doesn’t want to break free from Europe

Cornwall news  Queen drummer Roger Taylor slams 'dreadful' Brexit UK news
21 February 2021 - 15:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Global rock superstar Roger Taylor from Queen – who grew up in Truro and has a home on the Helford river – has slammed the effects of Brexit on the music industry. The renowned drummer may have had a hit with I Want To Break Free but he definitely doesn’t want to break free from Europe. Roger is one of 100 musicians who have signed an open letter to the government complaining about the impact that Brexit will have on their ability to tour in Europe. British musicians may be forced to pay for country-specific visas and equipment ‘passports’ when touring the continent. The situation has been condemned by the British music industry as prohibitively expensive and laborious, potentially limiting its £5.8bn contribution to the economy. The Queen songwriter told Radio 4’s The World This Weekend: “Borders … what a dreadful invention of mankind. We’re putting up another one. I think it’s a dreadful retrograde step. “I know all our road crew and all the guys that make our tour work, they’re the ones who have suffered, not so much the artist. We can fall back on our songwriting and publishing – they can’t, it’s a daily and weekly job for them. “It’s made it really hard for our industry.” Queen in Cornwall Roger Taylor on Queen in Cornwall Queen's first concert was in Cornwall A village barricaded itself from Queen Call for permanent Queen memorial Queen were one of the first British bands to regularly tour Europe from the 1970s onwards.

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. That was an amazing thing to find all these completely different types of audiences, with different languages, all really getting off on our music. We were very lucky to be an English band. Of course, in the ’70s and ’80s we were leading the world. We had the best bands in the world and I’d like to think we were one of them. “We were bringing our wares to so many different cultures, which was an absolutely wonderful position to be in.” He said Britain still had some of the leading artists in the world. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page. “Not so much groups anymore but, for instance, we’ve got people like Ed Sheeran and Adele who are global leaders in terms of concerts and you’ve got dinosaurs like ourselves,” joked the drummer who attended Truro School and formed a popular touring band called The Reaction while still at school. He was also a member of the suitably Cornish named Cousin Jacks. After moving to London to study dentistry, Roger formed Smile with Freddie Bulsara (who would later rename himself Mercury) and Brian May. The band regularly played in Cornwall before morphing into Queen, who played their first gig under that name in Truro. Roger added: “Like a lot of other people, we’ve had to postpone our tour as it’s not workable at the moment with the Covid pandemic.”

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