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It's Actually Happening! Adam Lambert Is Queen's New FRONTMAN!

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adam lambert becomes new queen frontman

This has been a long time coming!

Waaaay back in 2009, Queen guitarist Brian May said that the band was toying around with the idea of bringing on Adam Lambert as their permanent frontman.

Now, Adam has officially confirmed that he'll be (drum roll) joining Queen as their frontman for the band's summer tour! Here's what he had to say about it:

"The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f–king great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of."

And here's Adam on backlash he's received from fans who say that he can't replace Freddie Mercury:

"After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: 'You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.' But I already knew that."

"There's no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That's impossible. The way I'm choosing to view it is that it's a great honour and one I'm in no way going to shirk…Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen."

That's certainly the way to look at it, and we're sure at least SOME Queen fans will appreciate what he's saying…although it's inevitable that there will still be plenty of haters!

Are U pleased with Adam Lambert as Queen's new frontman???

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62 comments to “It's Actually Happening! Adam Lambert Is Queen's New FRONTMAN!”

  1. 1

    NOOoooooo!!!! You can't replace Freddie Mercury with anyone. There was only one Queen and that was with Freddie. This douche bag doesn't have half the talent Freddie had.

  2. 2

    No-one can replace Freddie Mercury, but if there is anyone who can do justice to his songs and memory, it is Adam. Good choice.

  3. 3

    No just no this is awful news. How can they replace Freddie Mercury with fucking Adam Lambert? I am appalled.

  4. 4

    Glad he's doing it. The last person I loved doing it was George Michael in the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. George Michael is my favorite, but I love Adam too. He has a great voice and his own style. This isn't about replacing Freddie. This is about paying tribute to Freddie and Queen, and keeping Queen alive!

  5. 5

    You can't replace Freddie Mercury with anyone

  6. 6

    You can't even compare the two….Freddy's rolling in his grave.

  7. 7

    Re: lemonbird – Why does the replacement have to be a gay man? I don't think Freddie wanted just to be known for that.

  8. 8

    this is terrible. this talentless person thinks he can even be on the same level as freddie mercury. freddie mercury and queen created music that no one is even close to. music these days does not even compare to what queen did and it was because of freddie. ugh this makes me angry. adam lambert? really? who is the person. he seems like a lame as poser. maybe he can sing or whatever but artists these days no nothing about writing real music. they are puppets who do what they are told by the higher ups. ughhhhhh.

  9. 9

    if anyone can do the songs justice it's adam lambert. i don't care what anymore says. he's got some mother trucking pipes. and will be a better suit then paul rogers.

    for god sakes everyone, he said himself they're not trying to replace freddie. they know they can't. so just get over it and go to their lives shows to hear some great tunes, or not. end of story.

  10. 10

    Good god, Brian May just fucking pissed away whatever respect Queen still had left. What a joke, gay ass Lambert.

  11. 11

    I think it is certainly great for Adam and somewhat for the band. It will keep the band going for a while. Adam has a good voice and he is a good entertainer. But his voice and stage presence is no where near as magnificent as Freddie's was. The real Queen stopped when Freddie died. Led Zeppelin had the incredible insight to shut down when Bonham died because they knew that it would seal their legacy to only be remembered as the great machine they were. And it has worked out beautifully. Queen should have done the same.

  12. 12

    i love freddie but i said it from the first time i saw him, he is the only one who can replace freddie as the frontman for queen. Queen is back!!!

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  14. 14

    Wow, this is huge. Go Adam!

  15. 15

    There will NEVER be another Freddie Mercury. Never in history!

  16. 16

    This is amazeballs. I would love to see a live show with Adam rocking out to some Queen hits.

  17. 17

    Re: momo315 – Lambert has no talent. He's merely a lame-ass poser who screeches his way through songs. He's pitchy, OTT, and his involvement with Queen is all about money for the survivors, not about the integrity of the art they created with Mercury. They wanted to hire a flamboyant, in your face gay dude, and because Lambert has no career, and was available, he got the gig. I am embarrassed for Freddie Mercury and mourn his loss all over again. I will never buy anything Queen releases again because they've hired Lambert.

  18. 18

    Where does it say he's replacing Freddie? Adam is the NEW frontman for Queen..he's got an amazing voice. He's just taking over the job. No one can ever replace Freddie….but wouldn't he want Queen to move on and be great again?

  19. 19

    OMG you doomsayer people. Lambert will do an awesome job. Freddie is dead. I'd love to hear someone do him and hear these songs again. Lambert is a fabulous musician. I'm glad it's happening. You can't bring back the dead, but their legacy can live on.

  20. 20

    Have to wait and hear on this one. You are replacing and iconic figure, a legendary vocalist. Mercury was one of the best male singers of all time and no one has come close, to his greatness.

  21. 21

    The only difference is you had 1 gay person with an amazing voice, and replacing him with another gay person that just screams like it hurts him when he getting ass reamed!

  22. 22

    Well, he certainly is a QUEEN.

  23. 23

    ?? THIS IS AWFUL!!!!!!! Adam Lambert is such a DOUCHE! He should be singing show tunes in Reno, not taking the place of a legend! Freddie Mercury is looking down on this and screaming! Fuck his band mates! DESPERATE ASSHOLES!

  24. 24

    I think he fits in. You hard core fans may not agree, but I like Adam and I think he'd do a great job.

  25. 25

    thats what happens when you continually dissapoint and cant have your own career. too bad the dude couldnt get good songs or a direction together.
    the queen offer has always been there…i guess its over and its time to take it…

    too bad..hes so talented.

  26. RB7 says – reply to this


    no one is saying that he is to replace Freddie, obviously that cannot be done. at the end of the day if the other members of Queen still want to perform (for whatever reason) then they shouldn't be stopped even if their lead singer is deceased. he may of been the face of Queen but he wasn't the only member. good for Adam i say hope he does well, this must be a highlight of his career.

  27. 27

    For whomever says that Lambert has no talent and can not sing, get yourself a new set of ears. Whatever you may have against him, his singing ability should never be questioned. His tone, his falsetto, his vibrato, his vocal control, all of it is spectacular. He is who he is and does not try to neutralize or hide it, so many people bad mouth him. Also, the surviving members of Queen choose to collab with him, so if he is good enough for them then you all should shut it.

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    Re: RB7 – I wholeheartedly agree. It is not being said he is replacing. No one can replace anyone. It is the band's decision to go on, and in doing so they need a front singer. Adam is pretty good. Can he play piano? Don't know. I am happy for Adam. Hey, if they all end up penning some really good songs, this could be his big time. But I think Freddie wrote most of their music and then John Deacon some. But I know John Deacon isn't with the band, so it is only 2 originals out of 4. Not much of the same at all, but maybe a new beginning.

  29. 29

    Adam is so talented why not?

  30. BOH says – reply to this


    Freddie was always for a googd time and I really don't think he would mind someone singing his music. I do how ever think that he would be aghast that the person who was chosen to play his music was an over the top gay. Freddie kept his personel life to himself out of respect for his family and I do not think he would be proud of this decision.

  31. 31

    WTF is all the whining? Where does it say anything about "replacing"? He's joining for a tour as a new frontman, he's not replacing anyone. Freddie's dead, and been dead for a long time, he's not going to go on tour for fks sake.

  32. 32

    Adam said himself that he wouldn't be replacing him. He said he considered it an honour to pay tribute to him. Adam is very flamboyant, too. He could pass as Freddie a little.

  33. 33

    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal – You mean exploit, this may be great for Adam but horrible for Freddie's legacy and Queen. Thanks for pointing out the obvious Freddie is dead along with other things…sad.

  34. 34

    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal – You mean exploit, this may be great for Adam but horrible for Freddie's legacy and Queen. Thanks for pointing out the obvious Freddie is dead along with other things…sad.Re: be strong – I dont think it's about being "very flamboyant", it's about the music…I think that's what people are reacting too.

  35. 35

    I don't see this as a replacement for Freddie Mercury as he is DEAD! They need someone to sing for crying out loud! Hope this works out so their music can live on.

  36. 36

    offensive to freddy mercury! Worst idea ever!

  37. 37

    I definitely understand some people's anger towards this, and I'm not so much a fan of his music, but he's an amazing singer and he's literally the only person thats alive that I'm even partially ok with doing this. At Freddie's tribute concert I had to listen to a bunch of random performers butcher their songs, Adam is the only person who's come near doing them justice. No one will be able to replace Freddie, but for someone like me who's never been able to see them live, its an amazing opportunity to do so.

  38. 38

    Re: hoochpit – You do know that Freddie was also gay right?…

  39. 39

    I saw him front Queen for the EMA's he was fantastic. FYI Freddie isn't some kind of demi-God. Guarantee all you tards don't even own a Queen song. To say no one can replace him is the lamest thing I ever heard. Queen will always be known as Freddie Mercury . But others can front the band to reintroduce Queens music to a new generation. Get a grip and stop posing as Freddie Mercury fans

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  42. 42

    The ACTUAL band, Queen, wants him to do it so obviously he is the best choice. I am all for it. Obviously they know more about what's best for the band than any of you douchers so just get over it already. I love Queen and I think Adam will do a great job.

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  44. 44

    If anyone has the pipes for it Adam does. I think it is a huge honor for him that the Queen band members feel that he can do justice to the songs. I don't think he is "replacing" Mercury just like the new singer with INXS would never replace Hutchence. They want someone that can sing similar to the original singer and do a good job. Good luck Adam!

  45. 45

    wow i love there songs im sure hell do it justice

  46. 46

    FCUK NO!

  47. 47

    I don't want to live on this planet any more!

  48. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: La Garse – Adam will be fun to watch. Authentically, though, Marc Martel would be far superior. The stage presence would grow naturally given a chance.

  49. 49

    All you haters are ridiculous, Adam himself said he is NOT trying to replace Freddie. Queen asked him to join them- who would turn that down!? Adam has the stage presence & the voice to do Queen songs justice. A heck of a lot better than any past guest frontmen have done. Have you heard Paul Rogers singing Queen?? Sheesh.
    Go Adam!!!!

  50. 50

    I thank my stars that I was not born a gay man, such bigoted remarks on a gay mans website, none the less. Have you all read the articles out recently that link a low IQ with racism/bigotry???
    Also, I own copies of everything Queen ever published, listen to them probaly on a daily basis, I adored Freddie while he was alive, this idea is not to replace him, it's a chance to celebrate their songs

  51. 51

    Re: LisaMarieD – Finally, a well thought out comment.

  52. 52

    Will he die of AIDS too?

  53. 53

    I think this is a terrible idea. Adam has a great voice, but it's not the type of voice that can lead Queen. I don't even think he's a good enough singer to do anything other than what he's doing now. Hopefully this isn't true.

  54. 54

    Re: hoochpit – Did You forget that Freddie was gay????? By insulting Lambert you are insulting him also.

  55. 55

    Re: La Garse – Did anyone tell you that you are a moron?? And yes Adam does have a career. but you would know that if you knew anything about him. Half the songs Freddie sang were written by Brian and Roger and if they want some one to sing them that is their business not yours!!!

  56. 56

    HELLO!!!! Didn't you read what he said - HE'S NOT TRYING TO REPLACE FREDDIE!!

    Ya know Freddie was my all time favourite singer - EVA! - but if you ain't goina say it then I will… he died. He can't sing for Queen anymore.
    But why shouldn't they still play the awesome music they created?!

    If the band members think Adam can do some justice to the vocals then who the heck are all you to judge? You don't have to go to the freakin concert you know….. Gosh!

  57. 57

    Freddie *is* Queen, so he can't really ever be replaced. And although I'm not that big of a fan when it comes to Adam's way of singing at times, Adam has a good range and I think he'll do a good job.

  58. 58

    Re: hoochpit – gay ass lambert? what do u think freddie was?! dumbass.

  59. 59

    Re: Rocketboy – apparently he does hav talent since he's performing with Queen! he fucking rocked the EMA's!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: love2hateperezite – yessssssss! deal with it!

  61. 61

    Re: PunkBitch – then get the hell off! want some help?

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