Queen Drummer Roger Taylor ‘Plans To Install 20ft Freddie Mercury Statue In His GARDEN’

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Queen drummer Roger Taylor is reportedly planning to install a 20ft statue of Freddie Mercury in his yard.

According to The sun, the rocker, 71, is undergoing a massive garden makeover, with a bronzed sculpture of the musical icon at the center.

The bulky figure was used to promote the band’s musical We Will Rock You and sat outside the Dominion Theater in London for 12 years until the show’s end in 2014.

Big plans!  Queen drummer Roger Taylor is reportedly planning to have a 20ft statue of Freddie Mercury installed in his yard in 2019 9)

Big plans! Queen drummer Roger Taylor is reportedly planning to have a 20ft statue of Freddie Mercury installed in his yard in 2019 9)

Roger is said to have grand plans for his garden landscaping, including a pool house with a bar and jacuzzi, as well as a terrace overlooking the garden and statue.

But he will need planning permission for his garden conversion and statue, as his 18th-century Surrey home is considered a conservation area.

The pool house would surround Roger’s existing pool, and the area also includes a gym and locker room.

Roger, who is married to Sarina Potgieter, is reportedly awaiting planning permission from Guildford Borough Council, which will reach a decision next month.

Pride of place: according to The Sun, the rocker, 71, gets a massive garden makeover, with a bronzed sculpture of the musical icon at the center

Pride of place: according to The Sun, the rocker, 71, gets a massive garden makeover, with a bronzed sculpture of the musical icon at the center

Pride of place: according to The Sun, the rocker, 71, gets a massive garden makeover, with a bronzed sculpture of the musical icon at the center

And while Roger’s plans may be grand, he is said to have faced no opposition from his neighbors.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Roger Taylor for comment.

When the West End production of We Will Rock You came to an end eight years ago, Roger rented a truck and had it transported to his Grade II listed home at Puttenham Priory in Surrey.

However, it is said that he had some difficulty with planners after planting the bronze figure in his rock garden.

Keeping Guard: The hefty figure was used to promote the band's musical We Will Rock You and sat outside the Dominion Theater in London for 12 years until the show's end in 2014

Keeping Guard: The hefty figure was used to promote the band's musical We Will Rock You and sat outside the Dominion Theater in London for 12 years until the show's end in 2014

Watch: The hefty figure was used to promote the band’s musical We Will Rock You and sat outside the Dominion Theater in London for 12 years until the show’s end in 2014

Garden Adjustment: Roger is said to have grand plans for his garden landscaping, including a pool house with a bar and jacuzzi, as well as a deck overlooking the garden and statue

Garden Adjustment: Roger is said to have grand plans for his garden landscaping, including a pool house with a bar and jacuzzi, as well as a deck overlooking the garden and statue

Garden Adjustment: Roger is said to have grand plans for his garden landscaping, including a pool house with a bar and jacuzzi, as well as a deck overlooking the garden and statue

But Roger now has big ideas to make the statue a feature of his garden, in addition to his pool house and terrace.

He discussed his gardening role in an earlier interview with the Daily starRoger said, “It was in a warehouse and cost money, so I said,” Why don’t they just put it on a truck and bring it here, and then we put it in the yard? ”

‘I also thought it would be really funny to have the statue there and I think Freddie would have found it hilarious. He would have found it very funny. ‘

Humorous: 'I also thought it would be really funny to have the image there and I think Freddie would have found it hilarious.  He would have thought it very funny '(Queen pictured in 1970)

Humorous: 'I also thought it would be really funny to have the image there and I think Freddie would have found it hilarious.  He would have thought it very funny '(Queen pictured in 1970)

Humorous: ‘I also thought it would be really funny to have the image there and I think Freddie would have found it hilarious. He would have thought it very funny ‘(Queen pictured in 1970)

It comes when Brian May revealed that he initially didn’t like Queen’s hit song Don’t Stop Me Now, thinking Freddie Mercury’s lyrics downplayed the dangers of AIDS.

The guitarist, 73, admitted that he was not “comfortable” with what Mercury was singing because he found it too “lighthearted” given the dangers of the HIV virus.

But May eventually “gave in” and got excited about the song after realizing that it “gave people great joy.”

Difficult: Brian May has revealed that he initially didn't like Queen's hit song Don't Stop Me Now because he thought Freddie Mercury's lyrics downplayed the dangers of AIDS

Difficult: Brian May has revealed that he initially didn't like Queen's hit song Don't Stop Me Now because he thought Freddie Mercury's lyrics downplayed the dangers of AIDS

Difficult: Brian May has revealed that he initially didn’t like Queen’s hit song Don’t Stop Me Now because he thought Freddie Mercury’s lyrics downplayed the dangers of AIDS

Don’t Stop Me Now is originally from the 1978 album Jazz, but was released as a single a year later. The first cases of AIDS were diagnosed in the early 1980s.

May told Guitar Player magazine: ‘I wasn’t really into it at first. I was not quite comfortable with what Freddie was singing at the time.

‘I thought it was a bit too lighthearted given the dangers of AIDS and all. But as time went on, I began to realize that it brought people great joy.

I had to admit. It’s a great song – you can’t ignore it.

“I think Freddie had a great skill at that: he could put his button on things that made people feel a little bit more alive.”

Opinion: The guitarist, 73, admitted he was not 'comfortable' with what Mercury (photo in 1985) was singing because he found it too 'lighthearted' in view of the dangers of the HIV virus

Opinion: The guitarist, 73, admitted he was not 'comfortable' with what Mercury (photo in 1985) was singing because he found it too 'lighthearted' in view of the dangers of the HIV virus

Opinion: The guitarist, 73, admitted he was not ‘comfortable’ with what Mercury (photo in 1985) was singing because he found it too ‘lighthearted’ in view of the dangers of the HIV virus

Smashhit: Don't Stop Me Now is originally from the 1978 album Jazz, but was released as a single a year later with an accompanying music video (pictured above)

Smashhit: Don't Stop Me Now is originally from the 1978 album Jazz, but was released as a single a year later with an accompanying music video (pictured above)

Smashhit: Don’t Stop Me Now is originally from the 1978 album Jazz, but was released as a single a year later with an accompanying music video (pictured above)