Will Roger Taylor ever stop praising Adam Lambert? We doubt it!

by Martin
Adam Lambert on stage with Queen (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)
Queen drummer Roger Taylor (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)

Queen drummer Roger Taylor (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)

It’s safe to say, vocal powerhouse Adam Lambert has found a new home at the helm of legendary rock band Queen if frequent comments by Brian May and Roger Taylor are anything to go by.

Lambert has been at the helm of the band for quite some time now and the group performed a massive tour across North America earlier this year.

The group have also confirmed plans to tour Europe including a series of dates across the UK early next year – much to the delight of eager fans who missed out on the summer tour.

Adam Lambert being at the helm of Queen has no doubt brought a lot of fans to the group – perhaps fans of Lambert who hadn’t heard of Queen much before.

Adam Lambert & Brian May (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)

Adam Lambert & Brian May (Photo Credit: Neal Preston)

His efforts though also appear to have given the group a new lease of life and members Brian May and Roger Taylor are often found praising the young performer.

The most recent praise from Roger Taylor came earlier this week when he appeared on ITV’s lunchtime chat show, Loose Women.

The drummer confessed that late singer Freddie Mercury would be a fan of Adam’s saying: “He would be the number one fan. Freddie always loved the great singers.”

“Lambert is magnificent. He has an insane voice and he fits in very well. He is very theatrical, so obviously he fits in with us…and I call him Camp Freddie. Or Camp Elvis, really.”

Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and Brian May on 'Good Morning America' announcing the tour

Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and Brian May on ‘Good Morning America’ announcing the tour

During the same interview on the ITV lunchtime show Taylor spoke about the new Band Aid 30 single which features big names including Ed Sheeran, One Direction and Ellie Goulding.

The single is currently number one on the Official Singles Chart and is keeping Take That’s ‘These Days’ at Bay and for Roger Taylor – who appeared on Band Aid 30, that’s a good thing.

“I think Bob [Geldof] has done a great thing. I very glad it’s number 1 again and kept Take That out of the way.” he explained.

Tomorrow, (30th November) Queen (with Adam) will perform on the X Factor and it’s sure to be a performance you won’t want to miss out on. Of course if you do miss it, we’ll have you covered!

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  1. Barbara on November 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Interviewers always ask Roger about Adam. Of course he will say nice things, they are all working very well together and enjoying it to the max.

  2. Ovationimpact on November 29, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    The joy this talented group exudes on stage connects their love of music diectly between their audience… So it is no wonder each of them have praise for each other… It pure magic.
    This kind of musical togetherness brings so much joy to those fortune enough to attend their live performances. Run don’t walk to acquire a ticket for this once in a lifetime epic experience.

  3. stewart on November 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

    It’s not remarkable that a member of a band who hired Adam Lambert to be their lead singer would say nice things about him in order to sell tickets. Not saying the nice things are false, but Roger Taylor has a stake in this. Now if Adam had nothing to do with Queen at all, and Roger Taylor was praising him all the time, that would be something remarkable.

  4. alyr on November 30, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Stewart oh? You mean praising him before they became affiliated like he DID for years before?

  5. Nadia Shantz on November 30, 2014 at 1:28 am

    After reading some of the remarks on here, I just wanted to say the both Roger and Brian praised Adam just after their stint on American Idol. Roger praised Adam tremendously on an interview in England saying “he has one of the best voices I’ve heard”. This was a little while after he Queen had been on American Idol but Roger couldn’t remember his correct name at the time. Also Brian praised him regarding the Song that was released for a movie. The song was called “A Time for Miracles”. That was about 5 years ago. He said that he was just thrown when he heard the song, was so impressed by his range and the feeling Adam Lambert was able to express in the song.

  6. Sue on November 30, 2014 at 3:19 am

    I think people can tell if praise is genuine or not. Roger’s motivation for going out on tour was not to sell tickets. He could not spend all of the money he currently has in several lifetimes. At this point in his life, he cares about his legacy and the legacy of the band. In the 23 years since Freddie died, Queen never sought out a lead singer. They only toured with one other lead, and he did not fit with the band the way Adam does.

    Make a list of what Brian and Roger would want in a lead singer and you could not come up with a list that would contain all of the qualities that Adam brings to Queen. Who would dream that such a perfect front man with the perfect voice existed? He was hiding in plain sight! He just appeared out of nowhere. They must believe that Adam is a gift from God, and they have in fact said that. They are on a tour that they never thought would ever happen again. They have renewed energy for their own music. They have received stellar reviews. Why would his thoughts be different from what he said about Adam?

  7. ali on November 30, 2014 at 6:36 am

    To fully appreciate Adam and Queen, they must be seen in a live performance. The chemistry, energy, fun, and connection with the crowd and each other are incredible. Interviews and comments have little meaning if you haven’t had the good fortune of being in their presence. This is true phenomenal synergy of talent.

  8. WingedHeart on November 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Damn, we live in such a pessimistic world. If you had caught any of Queen + Adam’s concerts, you would know the praise is sincere. The way these three (and the rest of the band) relate to each other, perform with each other, and just plain respect each other, you would have no doubts. Not to mention, the music they make with each other is DIVINE! I was a huge Queen fan with Freddie, then I became a HUGE (and almost fanatical)fan of Adam, and now I am a H U G E fan of Queen + Adam Lambert. Long live Queen and THE “Queen” which is Adam!!!!! I do have to admit, I see Adam much more as a king than any queen I have ever known (and there has been a lot! LOL) I know I am just grateful I’m still alive to see Adam sing anything with anyone, and that includes this version of Queen. Continued blessings to all, Sally

  9. Rachel W on November 30, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I see his point, albeit a cynical one. However, the fact that they chose Adam is in itself all the praise that’s needed. And most people who actually attend one of their concerts would understand why they chose Adam.

  10. kelbel on November 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Adam quit kissing Roger. Tommy Joe is getting pissed.

  11. Yvette on November 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Queen and Adam Lambert are a DREAM TEAM and anyone blessed enough to have gone to a concert witnessed History being made. Queen is Elated to have found Adam who is their Gift from God, to Queen..bringing them back to life. It’s so Phenomenal

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