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Queen + Adam Lambert: The Written Word "They Will Rock You" KKTV11 News (Don Ward)

Filed Under () by glitzylady on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Posted at : Saturday, June 17, 2017

Queen + Adam Lambert: "They Will Rock You" The Written Word - KKTV11 News (Don Ward) 

"The song says, “We Will Rock You.” They really will rock you. Queen in 2017 is founding guitarist Brian May and founding drummer Roger Taylor. They have other musical collaborators filling out the sound, and Adam Lambert as a lead singer. Some die-hard purists say it is not the same without Freddie Mercury. Of course it’s not. But this is how you see Queen live now. Mr. Mercury has been gone for more than 25 years, but the music should be allowed to soar once more, and with the current version of Queen it will."

Queen + Adam Lambert in Las Vegas in July 2014
Photo credit: Don Ward
More photos by Mr. Ward are attached to the article (LINK below)

Excerpts from the much longer article: 
To sing those songs they need a talented man at the mic. That’s just what they have in Adam Lambert. Whether you like his own music or not, it’s hard to deny that the man can flat out sing. The Queen catalog requires a skilled a versatile vocalist. When you listen to this version of Queen live, and you know the music – you sometimes wonder if Lambert will be able to hit that huge high note that everyone knows is coming. The answer, over and over, is yes! He has the range and he has the charisma to pull off songs written by and written for the ultimate rock vocalist. He’s not Freddie Mercury, but he is brilliant in his own way.

Plus, there is an intangible he brings to Queen. I saw the band several times with Paul Rodgers and the shows were amazing! Rodgers is an incredible singer. So is Lambert in a different way. Rodgers is a contemporary of May and Taylor. Lambert came later. I was able to sit in the front row at a concert in a smaller in Las Vegas in July 2014. You can see a lot from that close. You can see pure joy on the faces of mature and experienced rock stars, watching and listening to a young man give their songs new life. There’s an energy that Lambert brings to the music and even to the band. It is compelling to watch and it is spectacular to hear. May and Taylor smile a lot during these concerts, both at and with Lambert. They seem to be having as much fun as all of us in the audience. Isn’t that how it should be?

LINK TO ARTICLE/The Written Word:
"They Will Rock You"

Posted by @glitzylady for ADAM LAMBERT 24/7 NEWS


blu said...

You Got It Right!

QAL Concert was Adamazing!!

Nanbert said...

Exactly...their obvious joy at performing is contagious! Nice article.

LAMBERT Outlaw said...

Yes! Best musical collaboration ever!! While Brian & Roger bring back the classics .. ADAM adds a youthful exuberance to the mix & the result is "entertainment" with a capital *E*!! I think they have as much fun performing as the audience has watching!! I'll never get the pleasure of seeing them LIVE but the videos I've watched over the years have always given me a feeling of having been there!! Other videos of other performers have never left me with so much satisfaction which brings on a smile that I can't seem to explain although hubby says it makes him feel good when he sees me smiling!! It just gives me so much joy to watch QAL ... Musical Match Made in Heaven!! Love these guys!!

tess4ADAM(LAMBERT Outlaw)