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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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46.

star    

you bring up the AI finale in 09 and don't bother to mention his epic performance in November at the EMAs? really?

No one can replace Freddie, which Adam has already said he's not trying to do, but their songs deserve to be heard by a NEW generation and without a singer who is able to pull them off it won't happen. Adam is a singer who can pull them off and do it brilliantly.

970 days ago
47.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

That band rocked the planet in the '70s & '80s. Sad to see they're not even scraping the bottom of the barrel, they've overturned the barrel & are digging down into the sludge.

970 days ago
48.

Boom-Boom    

Haven't heard much from him lately. Was he just a flash phenom?

970 days ago
49.

moe l.    

They're both gay - and that's where the similarity ends. Mercury had talent - Lambert is just gay.

970 days ago
50.

Cheetara    

I'm shocked he didn't shove another guys face in his crotch like he did a few years ago.

970 days ago
51.

Debbie Jones    

Adam does not have the training nor talent to even attempt to sing a Queen song. Adam would be hard pressed to sing Queen up to a SNL skit quality. He does not have the chops to pull it off.

970 days ago
52.

Miss D-L    

True no one could fit Freddie's shoes, but since we the show really must go on, well, it's was about time for this decision.

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX2BQM0D01M

:)

970 days ago
53.

Cheetara    

Wonder how his line of make up for men is doing?

970 days ago
54.

Rona    

NO ONE CAN REPLACE Freddie! But the new tribute band put together by Queen, has a much better singer, sounds like Freddie and even looks like him - Marc Martell. Why not him? He isn't gay, but, so what.

970 days ago
55.

Different Rules Apply    

Good for him! He is talented and the lead for Queen is the perfect setting for his flamboyant personality. Good luck Adam! Freddie was a musical and entertainment genius ~ tough shoes to fill, but I bet you'll do great.

970 days ago
56.

Teri    

They are both great, I've seen ADAM more. Maybe some new energy is what these Global Icons need! Oh, & he needs to stay with touring for TRESPASSING ;oD

970 days ago
57.

melody    

Did I offend you TMZ,by saying that you got the wrong info. on adam. I've tried three times to make a comment and you have ignored me..
Adam has said he will only do a few shows with Queen,because he wants to be the frontman for his own album'Trespassing'. He also stated that he would never try to replace Freddie because he is irreplaceable. He would sing only to honor a major idol of his.

970 days ago
58.

melody    

TMZ YOU never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity or in other wards get your facts right. Adam has said on many interviews that he may perform a couple of sets with Queen . He said he would not be their frontman,because he was going to be his own frontman for his new album Trespassing.Adam also said he could never replace Freddie he could only pay homage to that great artist.Adam has great voice in his own right,he never tries to imitate anyone else.

970 days ago
59.

melody    

TMZ .. why don't you check your facts.. Adam Has said in many interviews that he will do a couple of sets with Queen. He is not becoming their frontman.. He has his own album to front for.You are really relentless in your misinformation. Adam has also said that he would never try to replace the irreplaceable Freddie,he would only pay him homage like he did at the EMAS. you know if I didn't know better ,I would think you have a problem with Adam!!!

970 days ago
60.

Shane D.    

As much as I dislike this guy, this is probably the best choice.

970 days ago
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