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Adam Lambert

Big Queen

... Announcement

2/3/2012 11:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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He's paid his dues ... time after time ... and now Adam Lambert says he's been chosen to replace Freddie Mercury as the new lead singer of the legendary rock band Queen!!!! (Maybe not. See update below.)

Lambert KILLED IT with the band when he rocked out a rendition of "We Are The Champions" with the guys at the "American Idol" finale back in 2009 ... the first time he ever met the band.



30-year-old Lambert explained, "The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*cking great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.

So, we gotta ask ...



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Lambert took to Twitter to say the reports of him taking over Queen weren't exactly true and his quotes were "taken out of context" and he hasn't confirmed any guest appearances. He went on to say, "That being said, I'm truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr journalist!! :)"

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OooooNooo!    

Needs a deeper shade of plum to set off his eyes.

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Digger    

Tragic, our perverse idolatry.

889 days ago
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awards    

Yikes! Watch out for the slim!

889 days ago
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Bruno    

Freddie was one of a kind. Adam is a wannabe queen.

889 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

NO ONE can replace Freddie Mercury, not by voice, not by playing piano, not by ANYTHING. This guy doesn't have a chance in HELL to become their front man!

889 days ago
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Carl    

He's no Freddie Mercury, but of everyone out there he's seems like about the best fit.

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Brenda    

OMG! Good for him! Great gig for him to land!

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Joshua    

Freddie Mercury was unique and no one can even come close to replacing him. He was able to change his sound on every single song

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marcusbacus    

Yes he killed it. Literally. Unfortunately this was very predictable. The show must go on, but not like this.

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angela    

I really like it. He's a talented guy. I like that they're not trying to find a lead singer to sound exactly like Freddie Mercury.

889 days ago
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GoAwayMarthahz    

Such a travesty...............

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MyOpinionOnly    

Oh Good lord..NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! There will NEVER be anyone to replace Freddie and this azzwipe is exactly the WRONG PERSON! Queen has officially died in my book. RIP Queen.

889 days ago
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D    

After hearing Marc Martel he is the only person who should be the front man.

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London Vik    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tina S    

Adam did a fantastic job fronting Queen at the EMAs. For all you haters, he's not trying to replace Freddie in any way, he's always said he admires him and just wants to give tribute to him. So shut it!

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