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Adam Lambert Hits All The Right Notes Performing 'Somebody To Love' With Queen on 'X Factor': VIDEO

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American Idol alumnus and current front-man for Queen Adam Lambert joined the legendary rock band for a performance of their hit, "Somebody to Love" on the U.K.'s X Factor Sunday night. Lambert has been touring and performing with the band since 2012, stepping into shoes once worn by the iconic Freddie Mercury, who no doubt inspired Lambert even before he joined up with Queen (they don't call him Glambert for nothing). Earlier, this year we shared Lambert's performance of "Somebody to Love" that traded heavily in Mercury's iconography. As NewNowNext points out, last night's performance saw Lambert and bandmates don AIDS memorial ribbons, touching additions that were perfectly poignant given that yesterday was World AIDS Day. Mercury passed away in 1991 from AIDS related causes. 

Watch Lambert's rousing rendition of the Queen classic (don't miss his final belts!), AFTER THE JUMP...

[h/t Joe Ehrman-Dupre]

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Adam Lambert Talks Touring with Queen and His Return to American Idol: VIDEO

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Adam Lambert stopped by Ryan Seacrest's radio show this week to discuss being Queen's new frontman (including what the wildest night with the band was like), his return to American Idol (now as a judge), his upcoming solo album, and on being a PAM (Perfectly Architecturally Manicured) guy. 

Check out the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Shirtless Brendon Urie And Panic! At The Disco Cover 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - VIDEO

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The bisexual "dabbler" and band Panic! at the Disco did a rendition of Queen's classic hit, "Bohemian Rhapsody" while on tour that may just have you saying, "magnifico." 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adam Lambert Channels Freddie Mercury in Queen Classic 'Somebody to Love' in Las Vegas - VIDEO

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Back in March we reported that Adam Lambert and Queen were set to embark on a 24-date North American tour. TALCvids yesterday uploaded footage of Lambert and Queen performing "Somebody To Love" in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The tour continues July 9th in Houston and ends July 28th in Toronto.

Watch "Somebody To Love," AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adam Lambert Slays Rare Track 'Love Kills' As Queen's New Frontman: VIDEO

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Queen's new frontman Adam Lambert performed a rare, 30-year-old Freddie Mercury track called "Love Kills" during their live iHeartRadio show this week in anticipation of the band's upcoming 17-city U.S. summer tour.

Yahoo music gives some background:

"Love Kills" is a relatively obscure song, but Queen fanatics definitely know (and love) it. It was late, great original Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's first song recorded as a solo artist, and was featured on electronic music legend Giorgio Moroder's soundtrack for the 1984 rerelease of Fritz Lang's classic 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

While the track wasn't necessarily well-received at the time (it was actually nominated for "Worst Original Song" at the 1985 Razzie Awards), it did make it to No. 10 on the U.K. singles chart, and it went on to become a cult classic. According to Queen's publicist, Queen never performed "Love Kills" live with Freddie, who died in 1991. Freddie never performed it solo, either. 

You can compare Lambert's version to Mercury's orginal below.

Hear both songs AFTER THE JUMP...

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Queen To Release Unheard Freddie Mercury Tracks In New Album

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Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May recently confirmed the band’s plans to release a new album by the end of the year that will contain previously unheard tracks sung by the band’s iconic and now deceased frontman Freddie Mercury. The album’s rumored title is Queen Forever.

DigitalSpy.com reports:

The unreleased songs date back to the 1980s and feature Mercury's vocals over recently recorded instrumental tracks, which will be merged together using ProTools.

May discussed what the album will sound like, explaining: "It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound."

The Queen guitarist disclosed that he is restoring the songs himself along with bandmate Roger Taylor.

May has previously revealed that Mercury's unreleased material includes a 1983 collaboration with Michael Jackson… it is unclear if the song will appear on Queen Forever.

Mercury died at age 45 from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS, just one day after he publicly announced he had the disease.

Queen will kick off their 17-date summer tour in Chicago on June 19; openly gay singer Adam Lambert will sing in Mercury’s place.


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