The Daily Star reports:
ROCK gods Queen are reforming again and I can reveal they’re headlining Sonisphere festival this summer.
Freddie Mercury’s place will be taken by Adam Lambert, the American Idol winner.
He wowed fans by singing with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor at MTV’s EMAs in Belfast last November.
Adam told me he can’t wait to sing with guitarist Brian, 64, and drummer Roger, 62.
The flamboyant 30-year-old revealed: “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
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Lambert said he had no intention of replacing Mercury, who died in 1991. “That’s impossible,” he said. “The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honor and one I’m in no way going to shirk.” Lambert’s second solo album, Trespassing, is due in March.
A representative for Hollywood Records tells Rolling Stone, “The Daily Star item only mentions that Adam may perform with Queen at Sonisphere. This is not confirmed. Nothing has been signed. 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.”
Lambert took to Twitter to clarify his comments. “Them clever reporters takin my quotes outta context … I haven’t confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMAs,” he tweeted. “That being said, I’m truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions.”
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