As the UK goes into lockdown, celebrities around the world are trying to cheer up fans through their social media accounts. Most recently Queen drummer Roger Taylor has started some mini drumming lessons for beginners. The 70-year-old has been sharing his secret techniques and in his latest lesson played a John Bonham Led Zeppelin drum solo.
Taylor opened his “Basic beats with four beats to the bar” lesson with what sounded like a rendition of Immigrant Song’s opening.
The rock legend said: “That was a very old, John Bonham type thing.
“Such a great drummer. He really knew how to do it.”
He then went on to continue his two-minute lesson for budding drummers.
Both Taylor and Queen guitarist Brian May have been marking their most recent Instagram videos with #DontStopUsNow.
This references Freddie Mercury’s tenacious and defiant Don’t Stop Me Now song.
And presumably, it’s a cry with fans to stand up against the coronavirus virus by staying home safe.
While Taylor has been sharing free drum lessons, May has been performing micro-concerts on his account.
May has put one up every day over the last week or so.
However, in his latest video, he didn’t feel it was the right mood following the announcement of the UK lockdown by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
He said: “Best not force it.”
However, May has promised more will follow in the coming days.
Published at Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:11:00 +0000