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Posted on Feb 14, 2014 11:32 am
Rock legends Queen are reportedly aiming to hit the road with singer Adam Lambert this year for a set of summer dates in the US.
As Classic Rock reports, guitarist Brian May explained to Radio 2, "We've been talking to Adam Lambert. You know, we've already done some gigs with Adam, who is amazing. We are ongoing, we can't help it. I think we all protested too much in the sense when Freddie [Mercury] went and we didn't want to talk about it and didn't want to be Queen for a while.
"But after a while, you realize that people wanna hear the songs and see us do things," May continued. "So, no matter what you call it, Roger [Taylor] and I do do stuff, and I think we'll be doing some more stuff this summer in fact, probably in the States."
In related news, the band's "Greatest Hits" album became the highest-selling record in UK history, as well as the first one to sell over six million copies. As Telegraph reports, one in three British families now owns Queen's hits collection.
May personally addressed the occasion, describing the news as "incredible" and thanking "everyone who has supported us through the years." The record was released in 1981 featuring 17 tracks from the first 11 years of Queen, ultimately spending 476 weeks on UK charts. Finally, check out Top 5 best-selling albums in UK history below.
Highest-selling albums of all time in the UK:
1. Queen - "Greatest Hits," 1981, 6 million copies 2. Abba - "Gold," 1992, 5.1 million copies 3. The Beatles - "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," 1967, 5.1 million copies 4. Adele - "21," 2011, 4.7 million copies 5. Oasis - "What's the Story Morning Glory," 1995, 4.6 million copies