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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Adam Lambert Queen

Adam Lambert Queen

Adam Lambert will join Queen for a performance at the Sonisphere Festival in July, the American Idol alum reportedly told the UK's Daily Star."The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f***ing great songs," he reportedly said. "It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of."

However, Lambert appeared to dismiss the remarks on his Twitter page on Friday evening.
"Oooh them clever reporters takin my quotes outta context.... I haven't confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMA'S," he tweeted, without directly referencing the report in question. "That being said, I'm truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr journalist!! :)"
Lambert previously performed with Queen at the 2009 American Idol finals as well as a November gig at the MTV EMAs.
In the Daily Star's report, he added that he'd love to head to the studio with the iconic band.
"It'd be cool to record with Brian [May] and Roger [Taylor]," he said. "Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen."
A rep for Queen's label, Hollywood Records, said that the pairing hasn't been set in stone quite yet.
"The Daily Star item only mentions that Adam may perform with Queen at Sonisphere. This is not confirmed. Nothing has been signed," the rep told Rolling Stone. "However, if this were to happen, Queen would be returning to the setting of their final concert with Freddie Mercury, which took place in 1986."
Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor capped off the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony Sunday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a medley of some of their band's hits. The performance featured a surprise guest vocalist: former American Idol finalist Adam Lambert, who previously sang with the Queen duo during the TV talent show's 2009 finale. Queen and Lambert's MTV EMA medley included "The Show Must Go On," "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions."

Earlier in the evening, Queen was presented the Global Icon Award by pop superstar Katy Perry. May and Taylor accepted the prize. "How wonderful, because we here at the birth of MTV," said May. "How wonderful for us to be here 40 years later and to be honored in this way."

Speaking with BBC News after the event, Roger Taylor remarked, "We're just delighted to still be around -- so many of our friends aren't...It's great to be here and to be appreciated, and to have our brilliant, genius friend, singer Adam Lambert, here. Wow, what a voice. One in 100 million."

Added Lambert, "It was such an honor to be asked to sing with Queen tonight -- obviously one of my favorite rock bands of all time. Freddie Mercury has influenced me vocally [and] performance-wise so much, and the music that they created together -- it broke the mold of what rock music was."

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Queen guitarist Brian May performed with Lady Gaga at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards back in August. Now, little more than two months later, he was back at another MTV event, the Europe Music Awards, playing with another global superstar: Adam Lambert.To the delight and surprise of the 8,000 seated in Belfast’s Odyssey arena, with many millions more tuning in on TV and online worldwide, Lambert appeared in silhouette for the first minute and a half of the nearly eight-minute performance with Queen, which featured a medley of hits, including “Show Must Go On,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are the Champions.”
Queen was honored earlier with the Global Icon Award.

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