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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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61.

Suz123    

As a musician I am THANKFUL that there are no duplicates. It would be a tragedy to live in a world where the sound of Freddie Mercury's voice was replaceable. I am glad that everyone is born with a unique vocal identity whether they are a singer or not. That being said, Adam Lambert is a phenomenal singer and talented entertainer and the only way he's going to suck is if he tries to be a carbon copy. I don't think Adam has ever been in danger of losing his identity. I seriously look forward to hearing a refreshing change to Queen's sound and hearing the music performed by a great singer who has always had passion for their music!

970 days ago
62.

Suz123    

As a musician I am THANKFUL that there are no duplicates. It would be a tragedy to live in a world where the sound of Freddie Mercury's voice was replaceable. I am glad that everyone is born with a unique vocal identity whether they are a singer or not. That being said, Adam Lambert is a phenomenal singer and talented entertainer and the only way he's going to suck is if he tries to be a carbon copy. I don't think Adam has ever been in danger of losing his identity. I seriously look forward to hearing a refreshing change to Queen's sound and hearing the music performed by a great singer who has always had passion for their music!

970 days ago
63.

karen    

I can think of nobody better than Adam Lambert to do Freddie Mercury justice!

970 days ago
64.

wenzy    

FREDDIE MERCURY DIED...LAMBERT'S CAREER DIED. A QUEEN BEING A QUEEN...MEANT TO BE AND LET'S FACE IT...THE GUY CAN SING!

970 days ago
65.

Wrong Choice    

EEEEWWWWWWWW! No doubt FM could never be replaced as he was a true original, but Adam Lambert? Queen missed the boat on this one. Marc Martel should have been chosen. Adam Lambert??? geez. No concert ticket buyer here.

970 days ago
66.

w    

Freddie is irreplaceable but I SO GOT THE CHILLS hearing lambert sing that, if anyone does sadly replace Freddie its Lambert, WOW is all I gotta say.

970 days ago
67.

D    

There will NEVER be another Freddie Mercury!
Sorry Adam.

970 days ago
68.

sm0kedoggg    

This is a disgrace. Brian & Roger need to retire the way John did. GOD SAVE QUEEN! RIP FREDDIE WE MISS YOU!

970 days ago
69.

squeakermama    

To compare Freddie Mercury to ANYone is impossible.

970 days ago
70.

Hey Now    

Freddie Mercury has been dead for years. They haven't had anyone else since then???

970 days ago
71.

Eric Guerra    

Theres no way Adam will be able to fill those big shoes Freddie left behind. Truth is it has nothing to do with how Gay he is, what really matters Adam will never have. Freddie Used to Be able to Control his Crowd simply by the energy he brought every show. His voice Is almost impossible to imitate, his Vocals were well above a 4 Octave Range. Long story short, Adam you are NOT a champion!

970 days ago
72.

David     

This guy is so deviant and degenerate that he scares me

970 days ago
73.

jayw    

No way...
Check this guy out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGcDpnxtqsc

970 days ago
74.

Rocco    

Good decision, Queen, but why did it take you 3 friggin years?

970 days ago
75.

There's a problem here    

No. Just no. He can sing, not sure if he can sing like Freddie. He's gay, but he's totally an in-your-face flamer, where Freddie was just being himself. Physically its all wrong. Very, Very wrong. I'd rather see a real actor lip synching than a singer acting such a great part.

970 days ago
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