Ed: Recent news indicates that this report to be false.
ROBBIE Williams is to stun his millions of fans by replacing Freddie
Mercury as Queen''s frontman.
The Entertainer will transform himself from pop heart-throb into a
rock god. It will be no mean feat as we believe Freddie, who died of
an Aids-related illness in 1991, was one of the greatest showmen ever.
When Robbie recently revealed it was his ultimate ambition to work
with the band, Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor
were immediately convinced he was the man for the job.
And they''ve now persuaded Robbie, 26, to perform in a series of
stadium concerts with them in the New Year.
Robbie, who could make his Queen debut at Brazil''s Rock In Rio
concert in January, will sing old material plus new stuff the
surviving members of the band have penned, and the collaboration will
eventually result in an album.
They will also release a cover version of a Queen hit, possibly
Bohemian Rhapsody, as a single.
There''s no doubt that Robbie would add some much-needed street-cred
to the band after their cringe-making version of We Will Rock You
with pop munchkins Five.
This will mean Robbie''s third stage persona, having transformed
himself from fresh-faced boy-band member of Take That to solo artist
and now to front man of a rock group.
Signing up Robbie certainly puts paid to the ludicrous speculation
that George Michael was in the frame for the job.
We''re not sure how the news will go down with die-hard Queen fans,
considering the band''s first UK hit with Seven Seas Of Rhye was in
1974 - the year Robbie was born.
But whatever you do, Robbie - don''t even think of growing a moustache.
Source - QMS