Roger Taylor: “Michael Jackson Was Nuts” About Queen Hit


ROGER TAYLOR celebrates his 72nd birthday today and he has shared how he thought Michael Jackson, who loved Freddie Mercury, was “nuts” when he made a suggestion for Queen to release John Deacon’s Another One Bites The Dust.

In the latest episode of Queen The Greatest, Roger Taylor remembers: “Michael came to several shows I think at the Forum in LA, and he loved Freddie.  And he kept saying, ‘You guys, you got to put that song out!’”

Roger admitted: “And I wasn’t particularly enamoured with it, so I said ‘No, you’re kidding, that’s never a single.’”

Nevertheless, the band took the leap and Another One Bites The Dust sold an incredible 7 million copies, becoming Queen’s best-selling single of all time. John’s song gave the band their second US No 1 and remained in the Hot 100 for 31 weeks, even earning them a Grammy nomination.