Freddie Mercury ‘irreplaceable’: Adam Lambert speaks out on ‘untouchable’ Queen legend

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Freddie Mercury tragically died of issues resulting from AIDS in 1991. Since 2011, Queen have had an ongoing collaboration with Adam Lambert, who performs in Mercury’s position as frontman. Throughout an interview on Dawn earlier this yr, Lambert opened up on his ideas on taking on the place, saying he was “truly grateful” for the chance.

“It’s incredible being on the road with Queen,” he stated. “We’ve turn into a household and it’s very comfy now.

“I do need to cease and pinch myself infrequently as a result of I realise how loopy it’s that I’m a part of Queen and that they’re like a household to me as a result of these guys are icons.

“I really am grateful each time I hit the stage or sit all the way down to a meal with them — no matter it’s that occurs on tour. I do cease and go, ‘Wow!’ 

“If someone had advised 10 years in the past, after I auditioned for American Idol with Bohemian Rhapsody, that I’d later turn into their singer, I wouldn’t have believed them,” Lambert laughed.


“Freddie Mercury is certainly one of my all-time heroes, a rock god.

“He’s untouchable and irreplaceable and he’s someone that I really feel that I’ve the privilege of honouring each time I take the stage with them.

“I get to pay tribute to him, I get to have a good time him with all of the followers and with Brian and Roger. So it’s a very particular alternative,” Lambert stated.

In the meantime, the For Your Leisure hitmaker additionally revealed how being a part of Queen had impacted on his solo music forward of the discharge of his new album, Velvet.

“I feel like this last process of making music over the last couple of years, I feel full circle, like I’m going back to the things that I fell in love with in music the first time,” he defined.

“After I first heard the albums that my mum and pa performed round the home, as a child, that’s after I first turned conscious of rock ’n’ roll and soul music, a lot of which was from the ‘70s. I feel that turned part of my DNA.

“And, in fact, touring with Queen has additionally infused my musicality with their catalogue of music,” he stated again in June.

“I think this upcoming album is a result of all of that and it’s a real reflection of my influences, more than ever.”


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Requested what the brand new album was like, Lambert stated he was “living my ‘70s rockstar fantasy”, including: “Hopefully everyone’s along for the ride.”

Lambert first teamed up with Queen stars Brian Might and Roger Taylor on American Idol again in 2009.

Having additionally seen him sing Bohemian Rhapsody, Might later stated the audition was what led him to arrange the Queen + Adam Lambert collaboration.

They carried out a number of instances collectively throughout 2011 and launched into their first tour as a duo in 2012.

Subsequent yr, Queen + Adam Lambert will hit the highway within the UK with the Rhapsody tour.

Subsequent yr, Queen + Adam Lambert will hit the highway within the UK with the Rhapsody tour.

Just lately, Lambert opened up as soon as once more on touring with Queen, saying it’s “different” to performing his solo music.

“With Queen, it’s these songs that everybody knows,” he stated on The Discuss. “The audience is full of nostalgia, we have all ages there, everyone’s singing every word.”

“I feel like I’m of service,” he stated poignantly. “I feel like I get to do this thing and celebrate Freddie Mercury, I get to let the fans and these guys do their thing.”

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