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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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Patti    

OMG TMZ!!! You surprised me! You didn't write ONE negative thing about Adam here!! Harvey are you feeling OK? You were actually NICE for a change. I AM SO ****ING GLAD that Adam took to twitter today and dispelled this rumor! He is such a sweet guy (ASK ANYONE WHO HAS INTERVIEWED HIM!!!) that he doesn't deserve this BASHING!!

I guess Queen fans don't give a DAMN about Brian or Roger. They obviously want them to go away as well. They love Adam and want him with them. Brian and Roger - it is time to hang up your guitars. Freddie would be SOOOOOOO ashamed of your fans.

955 days ago
122.

ed    

Come on TMZ, didn't you recognize the the source of the article?
Adam never said this, British tabloid started this.

http://twitter.com/adamlambert
Oooh them clever reporters takin my quotes outta context.... I haven't confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMA'S. :)
That being said, I'm truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr journalist!! :)


Go see Adam’s amazing new video:
http://www.vevo.com/watch/adam-lambert/better-than-i-know-myself/GBE431100121

955 days ago
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TruthFull2000    

Such a shame to see people hating on Queen's decision. Towards the end of his life, Freddie worked his butt off so that Queen would have the opportunity to live on without him. Now that Queen has that opportunity people are going to criticize them? Its not the same, that much is evident, but Adam hasnt even performed multiple shows with them so why is anyone judging? Just let Queen be what they are, they apparently love performing no matter who is on the mic. RIP Freddie.

955 days ago
124.

Jay W.     

Queen songs just never really work when covered by others. Freddie was one of a kind... indeed

955 days ago
125.

muttley16    

george michael would have been a better fit!

955 days ago
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muttley16    

george michael would have been a better fit!

955 days ago
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frenchymia    

WoW...Roger Taylor and Bian May were there...how lucky Adam Lambert is!!!! i'm an huge QUEEN fan since i'm a little kid...i wish i was in the audience.....i can't wait for the film to come out...

955 days ago
128.

tlcmk    

Me thinks Freddie would be proud. I just hope they don't let him stray too far from the original. Some songs you just don't mess with.

955 days ago
129.

Julie    

This is a big lie! He did not say that!

955 days ago
130.

Julie    

This is not true. Adam did not say any of this. Adam would never say he is going to replace FREDDY. If you believe this , you're an idiot!

955 days ago
131.

Ann    

Is this a joke?

955 days ago
132.

robyn    

Oh- God, YES!!! He is perfect for this band... what took them so long to grab him? There will always be a one and only Freddie- however, the band deserves to keep going and Adam is the perfect and only choice! Freddie would have wanted this as well. Queen Rock On!!!!!

955 days ago
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newyorker    

Congrats Adam & Queen. He is the perfect lead man for one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Adam deserves to have that big beautiful voice singing fantastic music, not pop crap. Yay!!!

955 days ago
134.

yachiru    

No effing way!!! FREDDIE MERCURY IS QUEEN. Even if he sings all Queen songs all day and all night, he still won't be Queen.

955 days ago
135.

Rich    

Just because Freddie Mercury is gay doesn't mean you replace him with this guy just because he is gay you can't replace a legend like Freddie Mercury with this guy because he isn't worthy

955 days ago
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