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Adam Lambert to Sing With Queen: Awesome Addition?

Music 2012/02/22 14:00:00
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Earlier in the month, there were rumors that former "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert might be replacing the late Freddie Mercury as frontman of Queen. The rumors are true, but infuriated fans can relax. It's not a permanent position. Lambert will join guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor for a one-night stand at Sonisphere 2012, just north of London, on July 7. We repeat: One night. Just one.

Casual observers might be surprised to hear that this isn't even the first time Lambert has filled Mercury's shoes. He first played with the band on "American Idol" in 2009 -- a single song, "We Are the Champions," with fellow contestant and season winner Kris Allen at his side -- and again this last November for an eight-minute set at the MTV Europe Awards. May has publicly suggested that Mercury would have approved of Lambert.

Lambert recently told The Associated Press, "[The band is] very sweet and just to be up there doing this music is such an honor. Freddie Mercury was a hero to me and his voice, his song writing and being gay, the whole package is amazing ... I in no way am trying to copy or mimic or replace Freddie or do what he did, that would be insulting to his memory and to the fans that hold him in such high regard. I just am paying tribute. I am excited to sing the songs that he wrote and to try to give them some sort of flair that he would appreciate." Do you think Adam Lambert is a good addition to Queen -- even if it's just for one night?


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  • ~TimelordGallifrey~ 2012/10/16 09:12:21
    Yes
    ~TimelordGallifrey~
    They definitley made a good choice by putting Adam as the lead singer of Queen.
  • Sabrena Heimes 2012/03/16 03:28:58
    No
    Sabrena Heimes
    I love them both, but they have two very different music genres, and Queen is classic. I say, if it's not the original members, especially the frontman, then they should call it quits.
  • Brittany Foxx 2012/03/04 01:53:08
    No
    Brittany Foxx
    HOW DARE HE!!!!!!!!!
  • Dizzy 2012/03/02 04:50:13
    No
    Dizzy
    My soul just died a little.
  • SodaBrain 2012/02/29 16:09:19
    Yes
    SodaBrain
    They picked 'em! Good for all!
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  • Massaro1150 2012/02/28 16:43:37
    Yes
    Massaro1150
    He's got the voice--to do about anything.
  • .:Princess.of.Pain:. 2012/02/28 15:37:17
    No
    .:Princess.of.Pain:.
    Yeah.. Sorry.. No
  • FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK 2012/02/28 13:44:47
    No
    FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK
    +1
    if he really has the talent & potent , he shouldn't try to replace himself with a legend ; it would be both the hard way & easy way for him . But if I was him & if I would be honest to
    myself , I would try my talent in another way . No one can replace Freddie Mercury , nothing to do with artistic talents ( only ) , but with his unique being & personality ;he was the Queen & Queen was him . Besides I don't like Adams trying to be alike Freddie , not nice looking .
  • Eccles 2012/02/28 07:27:27
    No
    Eccles
    Like trying to flog a dead Horse there can be and was only one Freddie.
  • PurdyGirl 2012/02/27 17:47:39
    Yes
    PurdyGirl
    Hell yes! I think he'll be great. No one can replace Freddie but Adam has some serious power and talent. I think it was probably the best choice they could have made...considering what talent we have today...or lack-thereof. Adam isn't trying to wholly replace Freddie but he does want to leave a mark on the die-hard Queen fans and I think he'll be a smash <3
  • Lucid 2012/02/27 10:32:11 (edited)
    Yes
    Lucid
    +2
    dont get me wrong I love Queen, and Freddie Mercury is a total legend who will never be equalled, but as far as vocal range goes Adam Lambert is very talented.
    I dont think it is disrespectful for Brian, Roger and John to want to carry on performing, I think Freddie would have wanted them to.
    I dont think I would want it to be a permanent thing, but a one-off is totally fine, its a tribute. RIP Freddie freddie mercury
  • runningintriangles 2012/02/27 02:40:01
  • ShinyUmbreon01 2012/02/27 02:09:29
    No
    ShinyUmbreon01
    +2
    FREDDIE MERCURY FOREVER.
  • Bob DiN 2012/02/26 21:15:19
    Yes
    Bob DiN
    +2
    Hard to replace Freddie Mercury, but he'll be okay.
  • Jay 2012/02/26 19:11:16
    Yes
    Jay
    +1
    I didnt know that he was even considering -!-
  • Khawla 2012/02/26 11:38:50
    Yes
    Khawla
    +2
    he is one of the best singers that I like
  • GM England 2012/02/26 08:44:43
    Yes
    GM England
    +3
    It will be very hard to replace Freddie Mercury.. But Adam Lambert does fit the bill, so to speak. I will say, he does have the look !
  • ☠megan_massacre☠ 2012/02/25 23:36:19
    Yes
    ☠megan_massacre☠
    +2
    He is amazing!
  • [Katsu]™ 2012/02/25 23:29:42
    Yes
    [Katsu]™
    +1
    Sure, why not. Could be cool.
  • M and Emma 2012/02/25 19:12:50
    Yes
    M and Emma
    +2
    That would probably be cool!
  • Mona 2012/02/24 22:25:54
    No
    Mona
    +3
    Love Queen, love Adam Lambert. But positive and positive doesn't always make positive...
  • george 2012/02/24 22:12:42
    No
    george
    +1
    So what you really want to know is the Queen good for Queen??
  • Saye Saye 2012/02/24 19:24:18
    Yes
    Saye Saye
    +4
    He should have won AI
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/02/24 18:38:01
    Yes
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +5
    Yes, Adam has a lot of respect for Freddie Mercury and he can pull it off because he is over the top and wow what a set of pipes. This kid can sing! Queen is one of my favorite bands and Freddie Mercury was a shear genius in his writing and singing. I think that Adam will do Freddie proud and queen knows it otherwise it wouldn't happen. Gay or not has nothing to do with how great a singer Adam is, That's his lifestyle and I see nothing wrong with it, my sister is and I still love her and gay's are still people to. There is to many people that hate to hate! What happen to peace and love? Go Adam!!!
  • team impartial 2012/02/24 17:46:57
    No
    team impartial
    +3
    no-Freddy Mecury was and ever shall be Queen.
  • Libertarian Right 2012/02/24 15:09:56
    No
    Libertarian Right
    +2
    There is no Queen without Freddie Mercury, period! Just as there is no The Who without Keith Moon or John Entwistle, or no Led Zeppelin without John Bonham. Some talents simply cannot be replaced!
  • wpsegura 2012/02/24 15:08:54
    Yes
    wpsegura
    +4
    but he is no Freddie
  • HippiesKnowAll 2012/02/24 14:42:31
    No
    HippiesKnowAll
    +4
    Sorry, I don't want to sound like a hater but Freddie Mercury=Queen. R.I.P. Freddie!!
  • Pam 2012/02/24 12:08:02
    Yes
    Pam
    +5
    There is no artist who is more perfect for this partnership than Adam Lambert. He has the voice, persona, and stage presence to do justice to Freddie's legacy in every way imaginable. A person doesn't create art for it to die if he does. Freddie himself wanted Queen to continue without him and believed they would find a singer who would be a perfect fit as lead vocalist. They've found that in Adam, and I wonder if that's the biggest issue for naysayers. He IS the perfect fit, but that will never diminish Freddie's legacy. Instead, it honors it.
  • Lucid Pam 2012/02/27 10:43:21
    Lucid
    couldnt agree more, well said. Queen's music and Freddie's legacy should not be left to fade into history, it should be honoured and enjoyed!
  • PurdyGirl Pam 2012/02/27 17:50:10
    PurdyGirl
    Totally agree. Adam has all the fire and power that Freddie had and it is definaitely going to have good results :) Adam will keep Freddie and Queen alive for other generations
  • Mark5610 2012/02/24 11:35:55
  • Massaro... Mark5610 2012/02/28 16:55:04
    Massaro1150
    That was great---WOW---Thanks
  • metasebia 2012/02/24 10:58:28
    Yes
    metasebia
    +1
    Handsome !!! Wow !!!
  • pabzui 2012/02/24 07:24:18 (edited)
    No
    pabzui
    +3
    they shouldnt have come back at all. it kind of ruins Queen for me now, no one can take the place of the person who did it better the first time around, just saying
  • ShadyBert 2012/02/24 04:06:32
    Yes
    ShadyBert
    +2
    This is a one-off concert. Adam clearly stated that he is not replacing Freddie and he can't replace him, and he is NOT joining Queen. He is Adam Lambert, a solo artiest. He is doing this per request and with honor, he is just paying a tritube. Chill!!!
  • sash 2012/02/24 02:38:37
    No
    sash
    +3
    Everything about Adam Lambert comes off as disingenuous to me. He TRIES to be flamboyant. Freddie was just being himself, which was flamboyant so it came off as natural and true.
  • marianne 2012/02/24 01:30:21
    Yes
    marianne
    +1
    AdAm lambert.... one of a kind..... You're lucky to have him Queen :)
  • Bruce Bing 2012/02/24 00:24:59 (edited)
    Yes
    Bruce Bing
    +2
    I caught Adam Lambert's performance at the EMA's. He was actually really good. He's the perfect stand in for Freddie Mercury. Both have amazing vocal ranges, both flamboyant and both have stage charisma. I wonder if Freddie was born 40 yrs later (as Adam Lambert was) how it would have been for him. I know Adam Lambert said no label would sign him because he was too left of center. Back during Freddie's day flamboyance was exceptable in the rock world. Hello Freddie, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler etc. Would he would have been out and proud or closeted. 40 years is two generations. I give it a yes vote
  • dantheman 2012/02/24 00:11:04
    Yes
    dantheman
    +2
    Sure why not. But he needs more mascara.
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