Adam Lambert: 'I'm not replacing Freddie Mercury'
7 January 2015, 11:02
Adam Lambert has declared that he has no intention of attempting to replace the late Freddie Mercury when performing with Queen.
Adam Lambert has spoken out to declare that he has no intention of attempting to replace the late Freddie Mercury when performing with Queen.
The American star has fronted the popular rock band on numerous occasions and Queen + Adam Lambert are set to kick off the European leg of their tour in the UK next week.
Speaking to Classic Rock magazine, Lambert said:
"There's never going to be another, and I'm not replacing him, that's not what I'm doing. I'm trying to keep the memory alive, and remind people how amazing he was, without imitating him. I'm trying to share with the audience how much he inspired me."
Queen guitarist Brian May told the magazine: "Adam is the first person we've encountered who can do all the Queen catalogue without blinking. He is a gift from god."
Drummer Roger Taylor, went on to say “He's incredibly musical, and we certainly take anything he says quite seriously."
According to May, fans will still feel Mercury's presence in the upcoming tour dates.
"We've been on tour in the States with Adam, and Freddie's already there because of the writing, and the original performances that we model the show on," he explained.
"But he's there also in a much more tangible way, because we use video footage. It's nice to feel he's part of it, without being swamped by nostalgia. I think we tread that line quite tastefully and carefully."
Watch Adam Lambert perform with Queen on classic song, ‘Somebody To Love’ below: