PUBLISHED: 16:06, Fri, May 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:19, Fri, May 1, 2020
In the early hours of this morning, Queen and Adam Lambert released a charity single in aid of the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Fund. Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert recorded a new version of Freddie Mercury’s We Are The Champions remotely between London and Los Angeles. And during an interview on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show this morning, the Queen drummer revealed his surprise.
Asked how the lockdown was going, Taylor said: “I was doing the little drum things and Brian was doing some little guitar things [on Instagram].
“And he suggested we record a version of We Are The Champions.
“So we did that using iPhones…and then we sent it to Adam, who’s my next-door neighbour in LA actually…and he sang on it.
“You Are The Champions took off and we’re dedicating it to the frontline workers.”
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Queen: Roger Taylor admits SURPRISE over charity single with Brian May and Adam Lambert (Image: GETTY)
You Are The Champions charity single cover (Image: QAL)
Taylor, admitting his surprise, said: “I never thought we’d make a record on mobile phones and in three different sections, but there we are!”
On how You Are You Champions came about, Lambert said: “We kinda threw around the idea, ‘why don’t we try doing ‘You’?’
“It felt right singing both, we have one chorus of the original lyrics and the second chorus is this new take on it.
“Obviously it’s this huge iconic song and it took this crazy crisis that we’re in to warrant us chaining this lyric.”
Queen and Adam Lambert recording remotely (Image: QAL)