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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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Silver    

NO. I DON'T WANT ADAM LAMBERT TO BE THE NEW LEAD SINGER FOR QUEEN. HE'S NOT EVEN DEEMED WORTHY OF A LEGEND. WTF MAN!? >__>

960 days ago
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cameron santos    

I LOVE LOVELOVE ADAM LAMBERT & THINK HE WILL BE EXTREAMLY SPECTACULARE TO REPLACE FREDDY MERCERY1111 HOWEVER I HOPE HE STAYS TRUE TO HIMSELF... I ALSO WISH SO CALLED HUMANS WOULD LEAVE ADAM ALONE... FIND SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE TO PICK ON.........

960 days ago
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eugoso    

Freddie was one of a kind. Adam is just another fatget with great voice

960 days ago
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Jasmine    

Adam Lambert and Queen will be fabulous. There is no one that can sing like Adam Lambert. He is the combination of all our past beloved icons: Elvis, Freddie, Michael and now Adam. Just gets better and better with each one.

946 days ago
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mstj55    

Shame on you TMZ! First of all, he's very honored to have been asked by Queen to join them for a single performance at Sonisphere 2012 in Knebsworth on July 7, 2012. He never said he was the new lead singer and either did Queen! Second of all, showing the performance with Queen from American Idol, the link should be the EPIC performance with Queen at the MTV EMA awards. Adam is amazing, so get off of it!

946 days ago
156.

Leigh    

So sad - so many prejudiced, ignorant comments here about Adam Lambert. He's a fine singer and a nice guy. He did Queen proud at the EMA's in November in Belfast. Take a look at the performance there - it was truly great.
As far as Queen as Queen - the purists want Brian and Roger to roll over and play dead. So selfish. And why should they? They created iconic music as well and want to go on doing it.
Lambert is not trying to imitate or take Mercury's place - he just wants to sing this music that he's loved all his life. Why are posters here so cruel. Give this terrific performer a chance. Don't be so close-minded.

943 days ago
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stefano corbellini    

nooooo! Marc Martell is it!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dREKkAk628I

942 days ago
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Sarah    

He would make do Freddie Mercury proud! Adam Lambert is one of the most talented people around. He can do it all and he does it well!! Whether you like him or not, he can do it all and better than most. Adam would be a great fit for Queen and it would keep their music alive! It would be an exciting match.

935 days ago
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