Adam Lambert Not Necessarily Queen’s New Lead Singer

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Posted by on 02/04/2012 at 2:10 PM News

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Friday’s report from the Daily Star that Adam Lambert would soon sing with Queen was celebrated like the greatest 2012 news item next to the birth of Blue Ivy Carter. Fans and media outlets quickly jumped to the conclusion that Lambert would be stepping in as the band’s new frontman, following a performance with surviving members Brian May and Roger Taylor on American Idol in 2009, and at the EMAs in Belfast this November. Despite our excitement—and what should be considered pretty perfect casting—at potentially having Glambert take on Freddie Mercury’s role, Lambert had to go rain on everyone’s parade by clearing up his words:

Kidding. We appreciate Adam taking the time to set the record straight, even if it means we have to put a hold on creating our dream set lists for that hypothetical union. A representative for Hollywood Records further addressed the comments to Rolling Stone, stressing that nothing between Lambert and the band has been confirmed, but a live performance this summer is still possible. “The Daily Star item only mentions that Adam may perform with Queen at Sonisphere. This is not confirmed. Nothing has been signed. However, if this were to happen, Queen would be returning to the setting of their final concert with Freddie Mercury, which took place in 1986.” Sonisphere, the European Festival, takes place from July 6-8, at the renowned Knebworth House where Mercury last performed with the band. At least those involved now know the kind of monstrous response an official announcement on the subject would receive. Fingers crossed!

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