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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 00:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Lambert is convinced his upcoming shows fronting Queen will prove he can do the job, although he insists he’d never try to replace Freddie Mercury.

And the singer admits he knew talent shows weren’t cool before he found fame in American Idol – he aimed to use the exposure to advance his career.

He’s performed with remaining Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor on TV twice before. So when he hits the Hammersmith Apollo stage with them on July 11, 12 and 14 he knows what he has to achieve.

Lambert tells the Daily Mail: “We want to keep the music alive and give it an energy that would have made Freddie proud.

“You can’t replace him. But playing with Queen is the best thing that could happen to me. My intention is to pay tribute to Freddie.”

And Lambert believes the experience will be educational: “I’m looking forward to spending time with Brian and Roger,” he explains. “I want to make myself familiar with their more obscure songs and hear some stories from the guys themselves. I’ll get my own personal Queen documentary.”

He stresses there’s more to his abilities than those people saw on American Idol. “It was a popularity contest, so I had to lay on the charm,” he says. “Now I’m lifting the veil to show the parts that aren’t so easy to digest. I knew talent shows weren’t cool – but I thought it might convince a label to invest in me.”

Lambert won’t say if anything else is planned with Queen, and he’s not sure how much more he’d want.

He says: “Working with them is going to be a great honour, but I’m also very keen for people to hear my own music, so who knows what the future will hold?”

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/ill-do-freddie-proud-vows-lambert/



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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 01:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ground rules for these gigs:

1) don't talk between songs
2) don't oversing
3) play down the american accent while singing
4) don't have your hair standing up
5) don't wear a leather trenchcoat
6) do press ups during Hammer To Fall

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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 01:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I gotta disagree...sounds like the guy pounded a few rounds with the Classic participating band.

Ground rules

Do what you do. DESPITE his ridiculous column talking about how his new album was "CUNTY" in our west coast weekly magazine LA WEEKLY.. I believe he's pressured enough and with the honest revelation that american idol is a popularity contest I think he might be shrugging off a few of the perceptions here.


I hope he does it all justice. Despite the fact that he's not matching the talent factor. I think that with good effort and drive he'll surprise most people.


Not that I admire his braggart-catering- to the bitchy homo crowd "swagger" he's had in the press.

That may be his life, and that may be (raunchy mindless crap) part of what fuels his audience. Either way, if I were a rich bastard I'd be at these gigs...hope he doesn't hold back and SHELVES the nay-sayers....
Fuck it.


I waNna encourage this dude.

Aint gay; am not a "Glambert" worshipping moron. Just want it to be a successful mesh.

God knows Robbie Williams WASN'T


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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dysan wrote:
Ground rules for these gigs:
1) don't talk between songs
2) don't oversing
3) play down the american accent while singing
4) don't have your hair standing up
5) don't wear a leather trenchcoat
6) do press ups during Hammer To Fall


7/ Leave the butchered goat vibrato in the dressing room
8/ Try and remember Brian May's name
9/ Don't fluff the lyrics and/or over-rely on monitors
10/ Get a sore throat, prompting Queen to give Marc Martel a call

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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"but I’m also very keen for people to hear my own music"

In the words of R Lee Ermey, "CHOKE YOURSELF".


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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If he really has the talent, he
shouldn't try to replace himself with a legend,it would be both the hard way & easy way for him . But if I was him and if I would be honest to myself , I would try my talent in another way . No one can replace Freddie Mercury ,
nothing to do with artistic talents, but
with his unique being & personality. Besides I don't like Adams trying to be alike Freddie, not nice looking. I know everyone says he is not traying to replace Freddie bla,bla but...please, of course he is! I should belive he dosen't want to repleace a freakin legend?

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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm waiting for Will.I.Am to come on for Under Pressure.

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Posted: 05 Jun 12, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fone Bone wrote:
dysan wrote:
Ground rules for these gigs:
1) don't talk between songs
2) don't oversing
3) play down the american accent while singing
4) don't have your hair standing up
5) don't wear a leather trenchcoat
6) do press ups during Hammer To Fall

7/ Leave the butchered goat vibrato in the dressing room
8/ Try and remember Brian May's name
9/ Don't fluff the lyrics and/or over-rely on monitors
10/ Get a sore throat, prompting Queen to give Marc Martel a call


LOL, nice.

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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forget these stupid ground rules. Just let him and the band do what they're going to do.

I think it will be a more interesting show and set list than Paul Rodgers was willing to involve himself with.

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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't worry about Adam talking between songs. Brian didn't even let Paul freakin' Rodgers talk more than 3 words at a time and they did 2 world tours!

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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ADAM LAMBERT: “We want to keep the music alive and give it an energy that would have made Freddie proud.

BRENSKI: "you won't manage either"

ADAM LAMBERT: “You can’t replace him. But playing with Queen is the best thing that could happen to me. My intention is to pay tribute to Freddie.”

BRENSKI: "yes you're right on the first TWO points, but if you want to pay tribute to him, then go visit his statue, buy some queen CDS, go to Montreux....in fact anything at all...but don't sing"




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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

8/ Try and remember Brian May's name


Adam Lambert has forgotten Brian's name before???

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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vocal harmony wrote:
Forget these stupid ground rules. Just let him and the band do what they're going to do..

your opinion is no more or less valid than the person posting the "rules"...so who ARE YOU to say "forget em"? if anything it needs a few more rules....

9. lose your voice day before first gig until day after last gig


I think it will be a more interesting show and set list than Paul Rodgers was willing to involve himself with.

yes, more interesting, but still not good....in fact a "different kind of sh*t"


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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AdamMethos wrote:
8/ Try and remember Brian May's name

Adam Lambert has forgotten Brian's name before???



it's gonna be great....innit????

esp at certain points of the setlist when AL does "have" to speak:

Now I'm Here/Brighton rock solo - "on lead guitar Brian Harvey, no Jones - no he's dead, Epstein, Eno....whoever"

and coming out of ...Keep Yourself Alive drum solo... "on drums and tigerskin trousers...Mr Roger Daltrey, Miller, no Whittaker"




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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All jokes aside, and really giving him the benefit of the doubt - I will wait and see how the shows turn out.

I just hope they're better than the mess he made last time, because that's what it was.


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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please correct me if I'm wrong. There are lots of great singers in this big world. Why o why would Roger and Brian choose AL? I am simple enough to not understand it. His entire persona is annoying at best, he is all about himself from what I see and I dislike his style/voice. Ok, all my personal opinions but if he actually forgot their names!? I guess people will pay to see Brian and Roger no matter who sings with them. I would like an answer to my question from those of you who've been around a while and who may know. Thanks.

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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1) don't talk between songs

Yes, absolutely don't build any rapport with the people who PAID MONEY to see you.  And Freddie never did either.

2) don't oversing

Yes, there is no longer any "over-singing" even though Freddie did it live AND in the studio countless times.  Just kinda muffle the words to Bohemian Rhapsody and sound disinterested.

3) play down the american accent while singing

Absolutely.  Try a different world accent every night.  I'd start off with Afrikaans and end with a Chinese Mandarin accent.  Even on Teo Toriatte.

4) don't have your hair standing up

Because we all know hairstyle makes or breaks a concert.

5) don't wear a leather trenchcoat

Actually I would encourage the leather trenchcoat and absolutely nothing else underneath.  And start off the show with "Flash!"

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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
Vocal harmony wrote:
Forget these stupid ground rules. Just let him and the band do what they're going to do..

your opinion is no more or less valid than the person posting the "rules"...so who ARE YOU to say "forget em"? if anything it needs a few more rules....
9. lose your voice day before first gig until day after last gig
I think it will be a more interesting show and set list than Paul Rodgers was willing to involve himself with.

yes, more interesting, but still not good....in fact a "different kind of sh*t"


Point taken, but what I'm saying is let him live or die by his performance on the night. You can't give people ground rules by which to perform. Isn't that like telling Micheal Angelo he can't use blue, red and white and don't paint people. Artists of any type create from within, not from being told what they can or can't do

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Posted: 06 Jun 12, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for once VC i absolutely agreed with you...well your first two sentences

...then you used "Michael Angelo" as an analogy....and at that point you blew it!!!
because anyone who can use one of the finest renaissance sculpture (and latterly) artist as a comparator to a f**king reality TV show winner, loses ALL credibility for their argument by so doing....pity also, as you were doing well with your first two sentences


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