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Adam Lambert is Reportedly Queen's New Frontman

The UK's Daily Star is reporting Adam Lambert has confirmed that he is going to be joining Queen as its frontman this year.

A_lambertSaid Lambert: “After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: ‘You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.’ But I already knew that. There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible. The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk... Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen."

DAtes included in Lambert's tour with Brian May and Roger Taylor include the Sonisphere Festival and a date at Knebworth in England, where Queen played their final gig with Freddie Mercury in 1986. Mercury died in 1991.

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  1. Queen is still around?

    Posted by: Dave in NYC | Feb 3, 2012 9:35:51 AM

  2. I think this is a great match. Adam Lambert will bring his own interpretation, and not just mimic Freddy. I wish I could see one of his performances with Queen

    Posted by: Rod | Feb 3, 2012 9:52:03 AM

  3. Freddie Mercury WAS Queen forget this!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Feb 3, 2012 9:54:18 AM

  4. Marc Martel would be a MUCH MUCH better choice. Sounds like Freddie, even looks like him a little. And he won a Queen tribute contest last year.

    Check it.

    Somebody to Love:

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Posted by: sparks | Feb 3, 2012 9:55:04 AM

  5. Sacrilege. Bad idea, Adam. Even Sammy Hagar thinks it's a bad idea.

    Posted by: Marty | Feb 3, 2012 10:22:22 AM

  6. Actually this isn't that accurate. He is doing a couple of one offs with them. Both Adam and Brian said it was nothing more than one or two performances, no tour.

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 3, 2012 10:22:22 AM

  7. One-offs are fine! Oh, thank god. They should rotate younger guys with the chops to do it some justice - like MIKA maybe...

    Posted by: Marty | Feb 3, 2012 10:28:10 AM

  8. I believe the tour itself will be using rotating artists for various songs. That may have just been Brian thinking out loud though.

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 3, 2012 10:32:28 AM

  9. This is a travesty of an idea. Total fail.

    Posted by: Ted | Feb 3, 2012 10:45:11 AM

  10. No matter what, it is good for Adam and for Queen. I saw/heard a recent performance where Adam joined the band and it was outstanding. True, no one could replace Freddie but Adam has a great voice, is openly and unabashedly gay and is a great performer and fine singer. I like his new video release - how does he hit those high notes like that? He's good looking and maturing into the music world nicely.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Feb 3, 2012 10:45:51 AM

  11. Yuck!

    Posted by: Bravo | Feb 3, 2012 10:49:30 AM

  12. Queen has been touring for years without Freddie Mercury. Why is it suddenly a bad idea with Adam Lambert?

    Posted by: endo | Feb 3, 2012 11:25:36 AM

  13. This is like having Lenny Kravitz take on the mantel of Jimi Hendrix.

    Posted by: Mike M. | Feb 3, 2012 11:54:37 AM

  14. You can see Adam perform with Queen here at the EMAs last year. Video is third from bottom (77 of 79) on the right hand side bar.

    Posted by: fern | Feb 3, 2012 1:34:59 PM

  15. Had not hear of Marc Martel. Wow. Amazing stuff. Recommend checking it out.

    Posted by: MattS | Feb 3, 2012 2:34:40 PM

  16. Those thinking it's a bad idea please check out the video from the EMA's. It was an incredible performance. And, this isn't a permanent thing or even a tour. If this rumor is true it's most likely a weekend of performances at a festival. Once again, the press is running with a rumor.

    Posted by: brenda | Feb 3, 2012 3:46:18 PM

  17. Adam's solo work has been excelent so far, and I like he seems to be dropping the pseudo-drag. He's pretty much perfect to do a year fronting Queen. (And, I have to ask, why would Queen hire a sound alike? They already had the original, and a sound alike would not only be inferior, but kinda creepy and traitorous. Better a vocalist with their own identity.)

    Posted by: Tarc | Feb 3, 2012 4:54:37 PM

  18. "Better a vocalist with their own identity"

    Have you heard the stuff with Paul Rogers? Great singer in the British blues tradition but the totally wrong voice for Queen. Why not hire someone that can hit Freddie's high notes?

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Feb 3, 2012 10:34:36 PM

  19. Hated Queen, never liked 'em but Lambert is a great choice for a singer w his own style & chops deluxe.

    Posted by: mike flower | Feb 4, 2012 6:33:12 AM

  20. i am gay i don't his music but the best for queen. he will fit perfect. he is as flamboyant as MR FREDDIE MERCURY. great pcik

    Posted by: perry | Feb 4, 2012 8:50:03 AM

  21. Blasphemy.

    Posted by: Trey | Feb 4, 2012 2:00:24 PM

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