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Q1043 iHeart: Interview: Adam Lambert Says Brian May and Roger Taylor Made Joining Queen Easy

Filed Under () by Admin Fan on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Posted at : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Queen + Adam Lambert is back by popular demand, set to return this summer for a North American tour.
The pop star and former "American Idol" standout Lambert dropped by Q104.3 New York's "Jim Kerr Rock and Roll Morning Show" to talk to Jim Kerr and Shelli Sonstein about his lifelong relationship with classic rock, his second place finish on "Idol" and how he ended up collaborating with Queen. 
Lambert is wholly positive about his "American Idol" experience; he says, in fact, that his Queen courtship began on the show after the band made a guest appearance to perform "We Are the Champions" with the contestants.

Once his "Idol" season was over, Lambert says Queen reached out to him, but before he could commit to anything, he had to begin his solo career and establish himself in his own right.
"It's one thing to just get up onstage and sing some songs," Lambert says, "but the weight of the legacy of [Freddie Mercury] and Queen is very heavy."
In addition to wanting to do right by his idol, Mercury, and his new bandmates, Brian May and Roger Taylor, Lambert recalls the pressure of Queen's first live concert, which was in front of about 250,000 people. He had just nine days of rehearsal.
"It was a big payoff, a combination of relief -- I definitely felt...fantastic. I felt honored," he says. "I felt like, 'Wow, not only are these fans embracing this experience, but Brian and Roger have been unbelievable.' They've been so collaborative; they've given me a lot of freedom. They've been so supportive."


 Q1043 iHeart: Interview: Adam Lambert Says Brian May and Roger Taylor Made Joining Queen Easy


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Anonymous said...

Great interview. Even contained things I'd not known before. Yay!

LTA said...

Listening and watching Adam is always a big treat!!!:) Can't wait to see Queen+Adam Lambert on July 18 in Toronto!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Radio stations should check their facts. Brian May is not a knight of the realm .... at least not yet. He's a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). The CBE is the third highest of the orders but only the top two orders can use the title Sir, for a man, or Dame, for a woman.

choons said...

so cute so early in the morning.

Dee R Gee said...

I can never say enough about Adam's natural personality. Kind, humble, witty, smart, grateful, ambitious, energetic, sexy. What's not to love?

Marion M said...

had to laugh about the Pharaoh part...and it's always sweet to hear how much Adam still apreciates the Queen gig...
new music went from "soon" to "I don't know when"...i could CRY!!!

I love how in this clip "Adam get's to tour with Queen" and not Queen is on the road with their "new" frontman Adam *lol*