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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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Cujeaux    

I hope they're prepared for his Queen Mary tantrums.

961 days ago
17.

frank    

Queen should stay retired....This is nothing more than a money making Vegas review. They should protect their history, not whore it out.

961 days ago
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miguel    

If Paul Rodgers couldn't do it, what makes this american idol loser think he can? Karaoke Queen.

961 days ago
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Dxconn    

good choice! Adam is amazing.

961 days ago
20.

R    

This is an absolutely win-win situation for Adam and the rest of the Queen band. I think Adam is perfect to front for them and will do Freddie the justice he deserves. Plus, it gives Adam - the nutso live wire that he is - one of the best gigs he could get. And the band couldn't get a better guy to lead the band. I'd go see them on tour.

961 days ago
21.

miumiu383    

It should have been Marc Martel...hands down. YouTube him & I'm CERTAIN you'll agree!

961 days ago
22.

Pete    

You used a video that was 3 years old. He just recently fronted Queen in Europe at the European Music Awards. But then again one can't expect Americans to be up on such things. Here is the video. http://vimeo.com/33069354

961 days ago
23.

milo    

How can one call this band Queen if freddie lives no longer and John Deacon has not performed with his bandmates since 1992 tribute?

961 days ago
24.

KenzieQ    

Adam sang w/ QUEEN at the MTV EMA AWARDS in November & KILLED IT! TMZ you guys should put up the vid from that: vimeo com/33069354

961 days ago
25.

Barbara    

PERFECT FIT...:-)

961 days ago
26.

oleman    

No way.....Adam Lambert is NOTHING like Freddie Mercury, he doesn't have the vocal range, talent, charisma....just because he is a washed up queen, doesn't make him eligible to be QUEEN!

961 days ago
27.

Betris    

TMZ you should post the link to the recent EMA performance instead of the old clip. Queen obviously thinks the guy is good. Read some of their comments about him. Lambert has said repeatedly that he is not tying to replace Freddie, that he knows that could never be done. He has also said that he will do a few one-off performances, not take over as permanent lead singer. Lambert has a phenomenal voice, shows respect and looks hot on top of all that. What's not to like about this?

961 days ago
28.

Seldombinlaid    

I say let him PLAY. Give the man a chance. Let's be honnest. The reason he didn't win Idol is because he's gay.

961 days ago
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claymonster    

Meh. He may be able to hit the notes, but there's no Queen without Freddie. I suspect it will be as popular as the "new" INXS -- see how that worked out.

961 days ago
30.

ITUS    

HE SUCKS AND QUEEN SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED

961 days ago
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