Image Courtesy of Christie GoodwinQueen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May have been performing with singer Adam Lambert on and off for the last few years, although the collaborators have never made their way into a recording studio. However, Taylor tells Billboard that he’s totally open to making new music with the one-time American Idol finalist.

“I think it would be a very interesting experiment,” Roger says. “It would be nice to just go in and see what came out. I don’t know if it would be an album or anything, but I think it’s too good a marriage to just let it go at touring.”

He adds, “I’m sure we’ll do something. His voice is so extraordinary, and it’s a beautiful instrument. I think it would be nice.”

Taylor admits that he and May have yet to approach Lambert “in a serious way” with regard to a recording project, and also notes that they’ve yet to write any material for such a collaboration. He says the subject probably will be discussed during Queen + Adam Lambert‘s 2015 European tour leg, which is plotted out from a January 13 show in Newcastle, U.K., through a February 19 concert in Zurich, Switzerland.

Roger also tells Billboard that a concert album and video recorded during Queen and Lambert’s recent Australian trek likely will be released “at some point.”

Meanwhile, a new compilation titled Queen Forever is scheduled to be released on November 11. As previously reported, the retrospective contains three unreleased tracks featuring late frontman Freddie Mercury, one of which, “There Must Be More to Life than This,” is a duet with Michael Jackson.

“It was really something the record company wanted,” says Taylor of Queen Forever, “and we did have these three tracks that have never been heard, so we tried to put together an interesting collection.”

On the same day the compilation arrives in stores, a massive box set of Taylor’s solo work, titled The Lot, will get its U.S. release. The package features 12 CDs, a DVD, and a 64-page hardbound book. In addition, a single-CD, 18-track retrospective of the music Taylor made outside of Queen — called, simply, Best — was issued this week.

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