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  1. AJ says

    Is anyone else finding themselves grudgingly attracted to him? I disliked him in his glam Idol days. But he’s looking pretty hot lately. And that track can’t be that rare because I don’t listen to Queen and I’ve heard it.

  2. Jim says

    Thrilled that Adam, who I went insane for on ‘Idol,’ seems to be finding his niche. Clearly, Queen is thrilled with him as well. The guy’s voice is just ridiculous.

  3. Jim says

    Thrilled that Adam, who I went insane for on ‘Idol,’ seems to be finding his niche. Clearly, Queen is thrilled with him as well. The guy’s voice is just ridiculous.

  4. Ken says

    That’s nothing. The chap beat out Lambert for the Idol tiarra is appearing at the National Lentil Festival this year. Heck, I think he’s headlining it.

  5. Quicksilver says

    @AJ and MIKEY M – I found myself saying the same thing yesterday. When they had him in layers of pancake makeup, gelled-out hair, guy-liner and OTT theater costumes, he was so unattractive. Now that he is toned-down on nearly every front, he is simply a very handsome man.

  6. Sinc says

    Miss Freddie and his performances with Queen. But– there is no denying Lambert’s talent and stage charisma. Great choice as a frontman for this new generation imo

  7. throwslikeagirl says

    Lambert’s got a terrific voice, but it’s not fair to compare him with Mercury. He doesn’t have the dramatic depth, the ripped-from-the-soul emotion. Who does? Not many. A longtime guilty pleasure of mine is the controversial Moroder disco-flavored score for “Metropolis”, my all time fave movie. This video illustrates why.

  8. HarleyDog says

    Kiwi, I loved Benatar’s Here’s My Heart – the film version, not the redone soundtrack recording. One of the best things she ever did, IMO.

  9. Arkansassy says

    Lambert is good, but I it’s obvious Queen is using him for the publicity. Marc Martel comes closest to capturing the sound and spirit of Freddie Mercury.

    Here’s Marc’s audition for Queen Extravaganza

    To really appreciate his talent, here he is singing Nessun Dorma

    P.S. Prefer the original version of “Love Kills”

  10. Robert says

    Marc Martel is an extraordinary impersonator, but that hardly is the same time thing as capturing the “spirit” of Freddie. And considering Marc fronts a Christian rock band, well, ’nuff said.

  11. Arkansassy says

    Marc Martel is not an impersonator. He’s a talented vocalist who happens to sound like Mercury. The fact that he sang in a Christian rock band doesn’t disqualify his talent. Nor does Lambert’s flamboyant homosexuality qualify his.

  12. MalsDoxy says

    You cannot appreciate Adam Lambert until you experience that voice live, vids are nice but in person that voice and his ability to emote are stunning…and he’s always been a babe. He doesn’t live by what other people think and Brian and Roger adore working with him. I cannot WAIT for Houston!!

  13. Arkansassy says

    Adam Lambert sounds like a shrieking lunatic with electrodes attached to his balls.

    Poor Barry. Poor Jason. Too bad good taste isn’t something you can learn.

  14. Canadiann says

    I wish Mark Martel nothing but the best, but when are his fans going to accept the fact that, although Brian and Roger are quite familiar with Mark’s vocal abilities, they simply DO NOT WANT TO TOUR WITH HIM. They have stated numerous times that they are not interested in touring with any type of reproduction of Freddie. They have stated many times that they love Adam Lambert’s voice, they love his INTERPRETATION of Queen’s music, they enjoy working with him, he energizes and inspires them. What part of all of that do Mark Martel fans not understand?

  15. Jake says

    Adam Lambert is not Queen’s frontman. Adam is only a guest singer who is doing a short tour with Queen.

    Queen as we know it is long gone. Not having the great Mercury and excellent bassist Deacon makes all the difference.

  16. Sherry says

    Well was hoping for some fair & unbiased comments on this article but once again a Mark Martel fan trashes Adam. He/she is delusional. Adam is a wonderful person who has taken a lot of heat for no good reason.It time it stopped. He has been named by rock icons as #2 best male singers out of 100 ppl. The #1, 3,4,5 r dead. So I guess that makes Adam #1 living singers. I’ve seen Adam live w Queen 3x & 1x his solo concert. Phenomenal!

  17. Sherry says

    JAKE: Adam has been only front man for Queen since 2009. He is once again fronting band not a guest for 34 shows and more may be added let’s stop the negativity how about it?

  18. Tom says

    Come on people, seriously. There’s only one Freddie Mercury. Lambert is ok but he’s no Freddie. One’s a legend, the other’s a singer. Queen is a giant, and Lambert is getting some promotion out of it. If it wasn’t for that, he’d hardly be in the limelight (His last album got to number 16, and the one before that, 36). He’s doing the job, but he’s no Freddie. Stage presence or singing ability.

  19. Tom says

    Come on people, seriously. There’s only one Freddie Mercury. Lambert is ok but he’s no Freddie. One’s a legend, the other’s a singer. Queen is a giant, and Lambert is getting some promotion out of it. If it wasn’t for that, he’d hardly be in the limelight (His last album got to number 16, and the one before that, 36). He’s doing the job, but he’s no Freddie. Stage presence or singing ability.

  20. Sam says

    Jake: If you keep an open mind you will be pleasantly surprised.
    Not only is Lambert way better than you give him credit for, Neil Fairclough is a really excellent bassist and did an amazing job during Queen + AL’s 2012 UK stint — only bass solo that’s ever made me HAVE TO get up and dance.

  21. Arkansassy says

    Right on TOM!

    If I go to see Queen, I want to hear Queen; not a modern take on their classics or a reinvention of the band. Journey got it right when they replaced Steve Perry with a sound alike. I wouldn’t go to a Journey concert to hear Adam Lambert’s take on their classics. I would go to a Journey concert to hear Journey, with or without Steve Perry.

  22. Jake says

    @sherry Do you not understand what + means? It means that Adam is separate from Queen. Again, he is not the new frontman for Queen. He is a guest singer. Daniel Villarreal is incorrect.

  23. LAH says

    I like both versions, both Freddie and Adam are great vocalists. Anyone that has seen/heard Adam sing in person knows that he puts a great deal of emotion into his singing.

  24. swarm says

    OK it’s December now, after a sold out international tour, they’re headed out for another one in 2015. What was that again
    about Lambert not being the new front man? LOL. Keep dreaming, detractors. You won’t see another one in your lifetime so get over it.

    Brian May:

    “I never thought it would happen again,” he said. “When Freddie went, I thought, ‘That’s it. We did that. It was a great life. Now, it’s time to have a different life’, and for years, we didn’t try to be Queen in any way. I think he’s (Lambert) woken us up.”

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