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Adam Lambert Is Queen’s New Singer

Diehard fan was backed by Queen members in his ‘Idol’ finale

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone Feb 04, 2012
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Adam Lambert is apparently the new singer for Queen, replacing the American Idol winner’s own late idol, Freddie Mercury. Lambert broke the news to the U.K.’s Daily Star.

“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs,” he said. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would’ve been proud of.” Queen previously toured with former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers taking Mercury’s place.

Speculation has been high since Lambert was joined by surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor during his Idol finals appearance in 2009. In November, they performed together at the MTV EMAs in Belfast.

Lambert said he had no intention of replacing Mercury, who died in 1991. “That’s impossible,” he said. “The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honor and one I’m in no way going to shirk.” Lambert’s second solo album, Trespassing, is due in March.

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