Queen drummer Roger Taylor has confirmed that his new solo album, Fun on Earth
, will be released in October. Included on the disc is a re-make of “Say It’s Not True,” which was the first Queen studio single to feature singer Paul Rodgers.
The song, which was written by Taylor, was originally released in 2007 to benefit Nelson Mandela's AIDS foundation. The new recording features Jeff Beck on guitar.
In a recent interview with Classic Rock, Taylor said: "My first solo effort (in 1981) was called Fun in Space. I’ve called this one Fun on Earth. I've come down to earth a bit, but there's still a bit of fun in there--some smiley tracks. It's been written over a five year period, so it's very eclectic. Some gentle stuff, some rockier stuff, and some fairly political stuff."