Earlier today Queen and Adam Lambert sent fans into meltdown with the announcement of their first live album, Live Around The World. The record follows their charity single You Are The Champions, released earlier this year. But will the trio now go the whole hog with a studio album of new music?
It’s a question that Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert are often asked.
And earlier this year the Queen guitarist admitted that they have secretly recorded in the studio with the singer.
Speaking on Rock and Roll with Sammy Hager Road Trip before lockdown, May said: “I do a bit of recording here and there.
“We haven’t recorded…well…”
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The 73-year-old revealed: “We have recorded with Adam in secret.
“But we haven’t felt it was right to put it out.
“We didn’t think we hit the right kind of vibe.”
While back in February, May also told New Zealand Herald that the trio had been recording.
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The outlet wrote: “May says they have had time in the studio with Lambert.
“But there’s little prospect of new recordings.”
Nevertheless, if the live album is well received perhaps that will motivate the band to go ahead with new music after all?
Earlier this summer, Roger Taylor revealed to Express.co.uk that the live album had been in the works.
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While promoting his lockdown solo single Isolation, the 71-year-old said of Queen’s 50th anniversary plans: “That’s a good question actually.
“I think we do but I can’t quite remember what it is!
“What we are thinking about is releasing a live album.
“We had a big thing on YouTube the other night [Queen and Adam Lambert’s Tour Watch Party] and it went down very well.”
The Queen drummer continued: “So we thought, well, maybe there’s a live album of highlights of concerts that we’ve done over the last eight years with Adam Lambert.
“And I think it would make a very nice live album, so we’re really thinking about that actually.
“I expect there are all sorts of plans for the 50th anniversary. I can’t believe…50 years since we started the band, yeah just incredible.
“You think, ‘oh maybe we’ll be going in 18 months’ when you start, but you don’t think 50 years ahead, it’s just extraordinary.”