As you know, Queen have enjoyed an incredible amount of success (and still do) over the years, and recently, that’s in part thanks to American vocalist Adam Lambert.
And while Freddie Mercury was one of a kind, it’s safe to say Adam Lambert brings his own flare to the Queen party as vocalist for the band, and that’s something that Brian May admits was the deciding factor in bringing Adam on board with the iconic group.
Over the past few years, Queen have performed with the vocalist frequently, and with a huge tour of North America taking place this summer, and a European tour set for next year, Adam’s role with the band is now one that’s well established and evidently set to continue indefinitely.
Guitarist Brian May (and drummer Roger Taylor) have always been full of praise for Adam Lambert, and speaking with Classic Rock Magazine’s radio show, May explained that none of the success the group are currently experiencing would have happened if Adam didn’t fit in with the group so well.
May explained: “We just thought, ‘My God, this guy can do it’. The final piece of the puzzle is that he’s a nice guy. If he was a sh*t it wouldn’t be fun and it wouldn’t have happened.
“He’s a good guy; he’s fun, he’s entertaining.”
May went on to say that Adam is full of ideas for the band, and rather than just listen meekly while everyone else discussed changes for their performances, he would start discussions about issues such as the setlist by saying, “Look, how about we try this?”.
The Queen guitarist then stated that coming up with the material for the tour was akin to a “birth process” and added that he was grateful to be still out there doing what he loves best.
Continuing to discuss how Adam has given the band a new lease of life, he explained: “Suddenly we’re in the same arena again, if I can use the metaphor.
“How incredible that we can still do that and people still want to come and fill those arenas… It’s very uplifting.”
Meanwhile, the group collected the Band of the Year prize at the Classic Rock Awards earlier this week (Tuesday) so a huge congrats to them for that.
Check out Adam Lambert as the frontman for Queen below and let us know what you think. Has Adam given the band a new lease of life? Are you excited to see what’s next?