Queen To Tour With Adam Lambert?

Queen are in talks with former "American Idol" singer Adam Lambert about a possible tour.

Queen To Tour With Adam Lambert?
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Queen are in talks with former "American Idol" singer Adam Lambert about a possible tour. Lambert sang with Queen at the MTV Europe Awards last month in Ireland, and fans could get more of the pairing in the future, according to drummer Roger Taylor. "He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice with a range that's great," Taylor told Billboard in Los Angeles while finalizing the tribute band for a Queen Extravaganza tour. "We would like to work with him again. There's nothing signed just yet, but we're talking about live dates. It could be very exciting." Lambert sang three songs with Queen when they picked up their MTV Global Icon Award in Belfast; they did "The Show Must Go On" and "We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions". After the show, Lambert tweeted his excitement about the experience, saying, "What an enormous honor to sing w QUEEN! I could feel the spirit of Mercury alive on stage tonight! Thank u Brian and Roger and crew. LOVE". Last month wasn't the first time for Lambert and Queen: Adam and fellow "Idol" contestant (and season 8 winner) Kris Allen performed with the band on the season finale back in 2009. Adam Lambert, Kris Allen w/ Queen We Are The Champions (American Idol, Season 8 finale, May 20, 2009):
Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.

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    cptcomet
    Queen seem to be asking everyone to sing for them. I'm still waiting for my invitation.
    rafey
    How can you listen to that clip and still say he can't do justice to Queen's catalogue? That was one of the best vocal covers i've ever heard. For a second, take your foot off the 'AMERICAN IDOL SUXXXX' pedal and actually rate the vocalist on his own merit. Queen is a celebration of life. More than just a band, and everyone is invited.
    iSlash
    Adam Lambert is a great singer and he'd fit really well with Queen. Much more than Paul Rodgers. Sure, his solo work was pretty meh, but he had some sick Rock covers on American Idol.
    PoloSG68
    Why don't these guys just accept that the singer of Foxy Shazam should be their new singer?? Although wouldn't have a problem with Adam Lambert doing it, he's not bad.
    CydoniaKnight95
    I think he's suited to Queen and I wish him luck with that, but I don't really like him much I still have nightmares about that Enter Sandman cover
    goochmaster15
    "In news today, GNR, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Beastie Boys have all been confirmed to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. In other...*sigh*...in other news..."
    j_link13
    Lambert might be super poppy and weird but so was freddie mercury? they're both flamboyant and can belt it, sounds like a good match to me
    xpt93
    spiff-corgi wrote: I mean really?... He DOES have a good voice...But if your going to focus on his "technique" based on your 2 year tenure as an amateur vocalist...slow down. And how it's impressive he can hit a High D...take a seat. Listen to Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S., The Used and a TON of other pop punk/post hardcore bands that can do that pretty easily and with awesome emotion and technique.
    You got me until D.R.U.G.S. and The Used, you are the one who needs to expand your music taste.
    grohl1987
    NINOrig wrote: It surprises me to see everyone being "okay" with it. I guess it's because it's Queen. They became untouchable 'til the end of time when Freddie died.
    Partly. But also Adam Lambert is one of the most ridiculously gifted young male singers around. He's also got great stage presence. I'm not saying he's flawless and a 100% perfect replacement but they could do a hell of a lot worse. Say what you will about how he became famous and about his own music but there is no denying that in terms of sheer, raw talent, Adam Lambert is pretty much as good as you can get with few exceptions.
    spiff-corgi
    NINOrig wrote: spiff-corgi wrote: For those who don't know, Adam Lambert is one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today, so yes, if someone has to sing with Queen... it should be this guy. It doesn't matter if his music is nothing like Queen, his voice fits Queen REALLY well. I think you're the one who doesn't know here. You need to listen to more music and expend your cultural approach to art if you really believe Adam Lambert "one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today". Holy shit. Just holy ****ing shit.
    As in technical ability as opposed to the usual ratings system of Ultimate Guitar, which is based soully on the notority of a singer/artist. Lambert has the most ridiculous range of any man on this planet. He has great tone and incredible vibrato on the higher notes, and if you watch the video included he hits a D(5) with no trouble whatsoever. Given songs like Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen go that high, that would make him a pretty sweet replacement for Freddie. As someone who's had vocal training for 2 years now maybe you should trust what I'm saying instead of being a pretentious prick and immediately writing someone off cos they're not Freddy Mercury or Jon Bon Jovi.
    ma_tt11
    Adam Lambert is actually one of the only people that could properly do Freddie justice. I'm all for this, I'd pay to see them with him up front.
    fede01_8
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: Man Queen have become some of the biggest sellouts in rock history. I love them, but I'm just saying they're really losing the music, collab'ing with all these pop artists. But I still have respect for them, because they did it without trying to please anyone else, merely for the reason that they wanted to. So I guess they didn't sell out.
    BlackWolf24 wrote: No
    whey do these comments have so many thumbs down when they are right? Freddie was not just about singing good, he was a performer above all. That dude is not even %10 of a performer that FM was
    rhcpjhlz
    I don't mind ignoring some singer to hear Brian May play live again. Lady Gaga or Lambert or Rodgers, whatever, I just wanna hear Brian
    boris6491
    Adam Lambert is the gayest man in the world and will never fit in Queen.
    Love that. Remember this other gay dude called Freddie Mercury? If I remember correctly, he used to sing pretty well and if I'm not mistaken, he was actually one of the driving forces behind Queen's success. Fancy that! On another note, I just hope they don't take Lambert. Their Paul Rodgers experiment didn't work too well. I don't mind them doing it under a side project, but under the Queen name just won't work. You cannot replace Freddie and there's no point in trying.
    Trent Armitage
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: Man Queen have become some of the biggest sellouts in rock history. I love them, but I'm just saying they're really losing the music, collab'ing with all these pop artists. But I still have respect for them, because they did it without trying to please anyone else, merely for the reason that they wanted to. So I guess they didn't sell out.
    Have you never heard of SlasH?
    Michael Stewart
    Im not a big fan of Adam Lambert but I think he'd be the best person for the job. At least better than Lady Gaga.
    stndrdprcdre
    R0ck3rd4z wrote: as much as im against it, if anyone should do it, it should be this guy
    Man I've watched that video so many times. His voice is fantastic. I'd much rather see Queen give somebody like him a chance instead of just going with a flavor-of-the-month pop star that will be irrelevant in 3 years.
    Jesus_Dean
    I saw a clip of him doing "Whole Lotta Love" with Slash. Absolutely Smokin!! Plus, the rest of the guys in the band are already accustomed to having a gay guy around, LOL.
    burghUK
    Adam lambert is ucky enough to have a range as good as freddies. Queen aren't selling out , they are just meeting the demand from their fans to find a singer and lambert is the perfect replacement. It doesn't matter where lambert came from , his voice more than makes up for it. On the comments about stage presence / performance. YES freddie was the best of them all. But when you buy a CD , you buy it for the music because the performer isn't right in front of you. If lambert can nail the show must go on like that live all the time then he has done FM proud.
    Beefyfrog
    To be perfectly honest, I've always said no one will/can compare to Mr Mercury , (I've been a huge queen fan since about the age of like 7 ) But Adam is an amazing vocalist, no he's not Freddie and nor is he going to be, but why shouldn't they be able to perform their songs with an amazing vocalist... and personally I think he fits the bill a lot better than Paul Rogers But hey everyone is entitled to their own opinions
    thejester
    I think this could be a good fit actually. queen wants to keep playing, i think it would be great for both parties involved
    mitchcalcon
    Please no ADAM LAMBERT?!?! No LADY GAGAGA?!!?! Queen, you are top tier superstar mega entity BAND! Those people should be no where near your stage. If your are to perform live, you need Paul Rogers at the helm. You guys together were explosive!! One of the BEST live performances I have ever seen.
    GrungeHippie26
    Man Queen have become some of the biggest sellouts in rock history. I love them, but I'm just saying they're really losing the music, collab'ing with all these pop artists. But I still have respect for them, because they did it without trying to please anyone else, merely for the reason that they wanted to. So I guess they didn't sell out.
    spiff-corgi
    For those who don't know, Adam Lambert is one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today, so yes, if someone has to sing with Queen... it should be this guy. It doesn't matter if his music is nothing like Queen, his voice fits Queen REALLY well.
    burghUK
    Lets see you hit those notes with perfect vibrato and then you can judge what is special and what isn't. As far as im conerned his range and technique are very rare , one out of 100 million
    Minivirus2
    Have Roger and Brian ever stopped and considered, that maybe this whole Queen gig is a thing of the past and should be left alone... With it's FULL glory still intact. Don't sully the reputation by continuing on, when it's clearly not meant to be. Start up under a new name if you find a new singer. Sure, you may lose some interest due to brand recognition, but if they pair up with a famous vocalist, their will be enough media/fan attention to keep the train rolling. Hell, you could even bust out Queen hits here and there as odes to your beloved friend Fred.
    master
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: I mentioned this a month ago, and nobody cared.
    Apparently Queen cared.
    spiff-corgi
    VolumeControl wrote: spiff-corgi wrote: NINOrig wrote: spiff-corgi wrote: For those who don't know, Adam Lambert is one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today, so yes, if someone has to sing with Queen... it should be this guy. It doesn't matter if his music is nothing like Queen, his voice fits Queen REALLY well. I think you're the one who doesn't know here. You need to listen to more music and expend your cultural approach to art if you really believe Adam Lambert "one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today". Holy shit. Just holy ****ing shit. As in technical ability as opposed to the usual ratings system of Ultimate Guitar, which is based soully on the notority of a singer/artist. Lambert has the most ridiculous range of any man on this planet. He has great tone and incredible vibrato on the higher notes, and if you watch the video included he hits a D(5) with no trouble whatsoever. Given songs like Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen go that high, that would make him a pretty sweet replacement for Freddie. As someone who's had vocal training for 2 years now maybe you should trust what I'm saying instead of being a pretentious prick and immediately writing someone off cos they're not Freddy Mercury or Jon Bon Jovi. I mean really?... He DOES have a good voice...But if your going to focus on his "technique" based on your 2 year tenure as an amateur vocalist...slow down. And how it's impressive he can hit a High D...take a seat. Listen to Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S., The Used and a TON of other pop punk/post hardcore bands that can do that pretty easily and with awesome emotion and technique. Anyway...he has "stage presence" but I just don't think he will have that immaculate crowd connection that Freddie Mercury did. Best of luck to them and I hope they continue making music!
    I misused the word contemporary like a douchebag, thinking it meant mainstream. I know there are better singers than him out there, and wouldn't make a sweeping statement like "he's the best singer on the planet right now", cos unlike most people who seem to be commenting on here, I don't think I know everything. He's the best mainstream, widely known singer about these days, and has a great voice for classic rock. That was my point.
    NINOrig
    spiff-corgi wrote: For those who don't know, Adam Lambert is one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today, so yes, if someone has to sing with Queen... it should be this guy. It doesn't matter if his music is nothing like Queen, his voice fits Queen REALLY well.
    I think you're the one who doesn't know here. You need to listen to more music and expend your cultural approach to art if you really believe Adam Lambert "one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today". Holy shit. Just holy ****ing shit.
    -[NiL]-
    Adam is one of my favorite vocalists, but I don't think he is best suited for Queen.
    NINOrig
    It surprises me to see everyone being "okay" with it. I guess it's because it's Queen. They became untouchable 'til the end of time when Freddie died. But SERIOUSLY? Can you not see it's just a maneuver from those greedy money-hungry rats from Universal to bring the cash in ? I'll probably get downvotes, but I can hear it loud and clear. Queen is just a ghost of what it was, obsolete without Freddie. I don't wanna sound like I'm bashing them 'cause I love'em, but don't swallow it.
    NINOrig
    Where the **** am I? EVERYONE IS SERIOUSLY LOVING THIS SHIT? Did I just read that Lambert is technically as good as Freddie? Kudos to American Idol. Universal producers, you win. Again. Brainwashing, how does it work?
    shinnoto
    DO NOT PREJUDGE! I really hope Lambert doesn't make his shows like he has done before though
    NINOrig
    spiff-corgi wrote: NINOrig wrote: spiff-corgi wrote: For those who don't know, Adam Lambert is one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today, so yes, if someone has to sing with Queen... it should be this guy. It doesn't matter if his music is nothing like Queen, his voice fits Queen REALLY well. I think you're the one who doesn't know here. You need to listen to more music and expend your cultural approach to art if you really believe Adam Lambert "one of the greatest contemporary male vocalists alive today". Holy shit. Just holy ****ing shit. As in technical ability as opposed to the usual ratings system of Ultimate Guitar, which is based soully on the notority of a singer/artist. Lambert has the most ridiculous range of any man on this planet. He has great tone and incredible vibrato on the higher notes, and if you watch the video included he hits a D(5) with no trouble whatsoever. Given songs like Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen go that high, that would make him a pretty sweet replacement for Freddie. As someone who's had vocal training for 2 years now maybe you should trust what I'm saying instead of being a pretentious prick and immediately writing someone off cos they're not Freddy Mercury or Jon Bon Jovi.
    Just the fact that you called me a "pretentious prick" just goes to show that you're not in any way capable of discussing music intelligently in our obviously different schemes of things. Your weak and low awareness of the vast empire of music is further confirmed by your insults. Not to mention your attempt to prove your high status by praising your vocal training. You're bashing UG ignorant users and yet you're acting like one. Anyway, if you think technical abilities are everything, I believe you're as close-minded as the ones basing talent on notoriety. Cheers.
    xpt93
    Why don't they hire Marc mother****ing Martel!? I mean, he's voice is virtually Freddie's, he just needs to learn how to be a great performer like him. And Adam is a good singer but he doesn't really fit IMO. Eric Sean Nelly (Foxy Shazam) or even MIKA would also do a great job.