Adam Lambert Clears Up Queen Rumors

A confusing and dubious item appeared in a UK Tab, Daily Star, on Friday that claimed Adam Lambert would be “taking Freddie Mercury’s place” in Queen.

The report claimed Adam would tour with the legendary band this summer and used an out-of-context quote from the singer as confirmation:  “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of”

Media outlets quickly picked up the story with headlines like “Adam Lambert is Queen’s New Frontman”

Adam finally cleared up the rumors last night when he tweeted, “Them clever reporters takin my quotes outta context … I haven’t confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMAs. That being said, I’m truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions.”

Adam is releasing a new album, Trespassing, in March. As honored as he was to sing with Queen at the EMA’s in November, he’s got his own album to promote! No way would he spend the entire summer performing oldies on a legacy tour.

Adam has confirmed that he’s in talks to perform with Queen again, but can’t reveal the details yet.  I’m guessing it will be a handfull–at most–one-off performances.

A representative for Hollywood Records tells Rolling Stone, “The Daily Star item only mentions that Adam may perform with Queen at Sonisphere. This is not confirmed. Nothing has been signed. However, if this were to happen, Queen would be returning to the setting of their final concert with Freddie Mercury, which took place in 1986.”

  • CindyM

    Adam cleared up that rumor months ago when he said that he was his own frontman and his own music would be his focus but that he would probably do some one-offs. Roger Taylor and Brian may also said they were planning some collaborations.

    I’m thinking they may play this festival, but as with the EMAs, its not Adams place to announce it.

  • Anonymous

    The thing I learned from yesterday’s drama is that Adam is not Queen’s permanent frontman, he’s not going to tour all summer with them and he’s in negotiations with Queen over future performances. Good enough for me, can’t wait to see what they come up with. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping those collaborations include maybe recording a song together. Possibly a soundtrack for a motion picture.

  • http://twitter.com/oriharakaoru Orihara Kaoru

    The media game of telephone was annoying at first (mostly because I wasn’t sure if I could flail or not and/or should be booking plane tickets :p) but the free publicity actually was very A+ in the end. :3

    And, as an added bonus, BTIKM has moved up to #92 on iTunes Pop (Canada). :D

  • Anonymous

    Thanks MJ for the Adam Lambert thread and also that gorgeous picture.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AICFHB4WHIRVJOURNLSKLNWQ6A Robert

    MJ, Thank you for posting in a professional manner. I also appreciate your comments, they sound sincere. I have been following @rickey for some time now and I just got tired of him either praising Adam or bashing him. I don’t think that’s professional. I would have respected him more if he just didn’t like Adam at all. Anyway I always look forward to your tweets. :)  

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Cindy. I think he tweeted “I’m my own frontman” after the EMA’s performance and the media began the speculations again LOL just like in 2009 after the AI performance. And on Adam tweet last night he didn’t flatly saying “NO”. So I think Adam is to sing with Queen again but only for a one or a couple of big performances.
    Waiting patiently.. {tapping my fingers) .. LOL

  • Anonymous

    There are people on twitter who think that this was all a big publicity stunt by RCA. The story coming out on the same day that the music video was release is a little fishy. IF it was a publicity stunt, it certainly did its job, as it got Adam a ton of media.

  • Anonymous

    bridgette, I think the band themselves said that they’re not going to do tour anymore in their age now. That’s why Roger’s creating the Queen Tribute band to tour on behalf of the band to keep their music alive.

  • CindyM

    Yeah, I’ve seen the stuff on Twitter. Lots of other idol fans lol. The idea that it came out the day after he did tons of UK press, the logical reason, doesn’t occur to some I guess.

  • mmb

    Rumors about Adam becoming the “new lead singer” of Queen are like cicadas…they pop up every once in a while, cause a ruckus and then disappear (usually after Adam, one again, denies them).  What is pretty clear is as MJ wrote — they will likely peform  1- a few dates together again this year (Adam has said as much in several interviews that he does not take issue with). Any such performances will undoubtedly be announced by Queen itself, not by Adam in the first instance.   Clearly there is a lot of interest in seeing that pairing perform together…

  • Anonymous

    I doubt any of his fans thought he would actually tour with Queen. And Queen won’t be touring anyway. I still expect a few one-offs and that is more than FINE with me. Adam + Queen = WIN!

    And then there’s his OWN tour! o/

  • Anonymous

    If it was a big publicity stunt by Adam or RCA, then he wouldn’t have cleared it up the same day. He would have tried to get more mileage out of it. There have been so many Queen rumors in the past. Why would people think that he would have known how viral this one tabloid mis-quote would gone? I really just think it was story about a mis-quote that spiraled out of control, especially due to the fact that both Adam, Roger and Brian have actually said in the past that they will be working together in the future. That was picked up by a few sites, but nothing like what happened yesterday. How would Adam or RCA have known that this was going to happen? Sometimes and apple is just an apple.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I see now that the comment I was responding to saying that this was a publicity stunt was deleted. Oh well! 

  • Dakota01

    I’m happy that Adam finally cleared that up.  It’s what he’s been saying all along.  I never thought it would be more than a one-off performance with Queen if the opportunity presented itself.  I do believe, however, that there is something in the works.

    Lots of great PR came out of this story though.

  • Anonymous

    That shit was just crazy yesterday. I have never seen so many cut and paste jobs in my life and only one or two publications even bothered to try to confirm it first. I also agree that if it was a publicity stunt they would have kept it going for a couple of more days, because that really helped the video get noticed.

  • Anonymous

    It is a coincidence that this news came out the same day as the video. I’m not saying it is a publicity stunt. But, it did generate a lot of buzz at a most fortunate time. Hmmm… imho that is a weird coincidence. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it was a planned publicity stunt, but Adam may have purposely allowed the rumors to percolate for a minute or two before he cleared them up. ;).

  • Dakota01

    I saw some tweets yesterday from ppl “concerned” that no one was paying attention to the video debut because of the Queen news.  Obviously they were mistaken.  Already almost 500,000 views.   That’s great.

  • Anonymous

    If were him I would have let them percolate for a few days. In all fairness though- he was in the UK doing alot of press/ performances. He could very well have been unable to reach for comment.

  • Tess

    I totally agree MJ….Adam is one smart cookie and he knows the power of the press.  Even though “the tidbit” is untrue people, especially those across the pond who read it, will tie up Adam nicely in a Queen bow and will be more conscious of his name if it turns up again.

    I’m all for the power of name recognition….I am firmly of the belief that no matter how great your talent if your name doesn’t resonate your career will never grow.

  • Anonymous

    We will never know one way or the other if Adam allowed the story to hang out there for a while. (IMO, he should have let it percolate for the entire weekend!) What we do know is Adam had interviews with TWELVE different media outlets and publications yesterday alone. Also, he had an acoustic showcase where he stayed afterwards to talk to the journalists who attended.

    He was kind of busy! lol

    Adam may have seen some tweets that mentioned articles, but he does get thousands of tweets every hour. (especially with his video debut) Yesterday was an extremely busy work day for Adam, not to mention an important one in building up his good will with the UK press!

  • Anonymous

    haha the headline should be “Adam Lambert Clears Up Queen Rumors…..AGAIN!”

  • sagi

    IDK, Adam is busy in UK with interviews and such, it is possible that he was not even aware of all the hoopla right away. So even though it may have helped with publicity I will not assume it was deliberate. I would love to see/hear some one offs of him performing w/Queen because I think he can rock that gig, but I more than anything want him to be successful with his own career!

  • http://twitter.com/butterflydm Diana

    I figured it was something like this! I imagine that Adam might play another one-off or two with Queen in the future, but I figure that Adam wants his own career, not to be the new lead singer of an established band.

  • Anonymous

    I wish he allowed them to percolate for a bit longer! lol

  • Anonymous

    Aww, now, he did clear it up same day… Read nothing into the fact that he did so in the Friday evening news (dump) cycle… Hehe…

  • Anonymous

    Suspicious minds, I’m sure it was a coincidence. 

  • Anonymous

    Yesterday was craziness at it’s finest. Stories popping up all over the place about Adam fronting for Queen. We had some of the die hard Queen fans grabbing their chests in a panic and Adams fans saying Yay!! Must say though it was rather entertaining!

  • gferna

    Adam should be laughing his butt off… He loves the buzz, he loves talking ambiguously, he loves the taking-out-of-context excuse, he loves to “clear things up”, he is in his element… and the idiot inside me that loves all of the above. 

  • Anonymous

    The boy never fails to entertain.

  • Anonymous

    It was a very memorable day for the two fandoms. 

  • Anonymous

    I can never quite decide if Adam is a self-marketing genius, or just incredibly lucky.  But I doubt that he sat back and let the rumors go on for one simple reason — it’s not his place to do more than confirm that he and the remaining members of Queen are discussing doing “something.”  Brian May and Roger Taylor said as much and Adam merely echoed them while stressing that he couldn’t talk about any details.

    For Adam to have gone farther and confirmed a definite date would have been extremely bad form.  The Daily Mail story made him look like an airhead chatterbox.  If I were in his position (and the rumors are true), then I’d be worried that my future collaborators would think I’m an idiot who can’t be trusted.  Of course, Adam being himself and not me, simply tweeted a denial of the Daily Mail‘s story without actually denying the gist of it.  

    Hehe.  Clever Adam.

  • Anonymous

    Montavilla said: “I can never quite decide if Adam is a self-marketing genius, or just incredibly lucky.”  I would say both. Luck comes to those who are prepared.

  • iani

    I’m pretty sure Adam slept pretty well the night after he read the tabloid’s news about he taking FM’s place, different situation than what it happened in Finland in December. Then he had to clarify a personal situation of which himself was not so proud of, now he has had to clarify a business one that he should be proud of. Planned publicity stunt, purposely allowed rumors before being cleared, not so important I think as long as it is a good, unharmed business for him. These kind of “good” rumors, more power to him to be known, especially coming from a tabloid that maybe “everybody like read it nobody take it seriously” less career harm/easily to clear it and take “you” seriously/more people aware of who AL is.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt Adam had time yesterday to worry about rumors or even know about them and yes, it would not look good for him to be confirming dates on his own, so to say that he probably let the news stew a while wouldn’t be a good idea and I doubt seriously Adam would do that purposely.

  • Anonymous

    It’s wise for Adam to pursue his own career since the remaining Queen members are several decades older than him and may not be actively entertaining throughout the duration of Adam’s musical career.  I also think it would be wise–and epic!– for him to do a couple one-offs, though.  For him, personally, he’s probably living out a dream to sing with members of a band he’s idolized since childhood, and for his career it’s an awesome opportunity to widen his fan base and heighten critical opinion of his varied talents.  Yesterday was entertaining, and while I’m so glad he’s not actually doing a whole summer tour with them, I do hope plans firm up for him to do a couple hugely attended Queen performances.

  • Anonymous

    Also: This is one of my forever favorite pics (thanks for using it, MJ): Gentleman Adam. Or should I call it James-Bond-Adam.  Gives  Light Adam – Dark Adam – Casual Adam a run for their money in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad he cleared those rumors up, but I don’t think I’ve had enough of the classic glam rock side of Adam so the sooner he collaborates with them again the better!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to see what the media will do when either Queen or Adam actually say the words, that on a certain day of a certain month, that Queen and Adam Lambert will actually be on the same stage together to perform some of Queen’s greatest hits. It’s going to be epic. 

  • http://twitter.com/1WaySTweet Ron Simpson

    ” I don’t think it was a planned publicity stunt, but Adam may have
    purposely allowed the rumors to percolate for a minute or two before he
    cleared them up. ;).”

    In this age of instant communication, to be unreachable nowadays is only accomplished if it is deliberate or you are dead.

  • Anonymous

    … or sleeping. Remember he is in Europe. Maybe when he went to bed, it was still a small rumor, and he may have thought I am going to let this sit for a minute. By the time he got up, he saw that this was getting out of hand and stopped it. I am not familiar with the details of the timing, just speculating.

  • http://twitter.com/1WaySTweet Ron Simpson

     I was assuming he was a big enough star to have people. If not, I was assuming too much.

  • Anonymous

     Well I have to disagree with you there. Cell phones are not allowed in my office building and when I am in meetings or running around a large office building I am definitely unreachable (our office space is estimated as about the size of two aircraft carriers).

    I read a tweet that Adam had something like 12 interviews yesterday plus that showcase. Even if that tweet isn’t correct Adam is extremely busy right now. They don’t schedule these trips and pay for musicians and staff to travel and sit around while Adam twiddles his thumbs watching the online rags. He’s fielding phone calls or running to interviews, photo shots, radio things and performing. My guess is once his management was aware of this they waited till they had a minute to discuss and decide how to respond.

  • Anonymous

     Well I have to disagree with you there. Cell phones are not allowed in my office building and when I am in meetings or running around a large office building I am definitely unreachable (our office space is estimated as about the size of two aircraft carriers).

    I read a tweet that Adam had something like 12 interviews yesterday plus that showcase. Even if that tweet isn’t correct Adam is extremely busy right now. They don’t schedule these trips and pay for musicians and staff to travel and sit around while Adam twiddles his thumbs watching the online rags. He’s fielding phone calls or running to interviews, photo shots, radio things and performing. My guess is once his management was aware of this they waited till they had a minute to discuss and decide how to respond.

  • mmb

    believe it or not there are still plenty of places where you can be unreachable — many courthouses do not allow handheld devices…my kids gym is a dead zone.  It is also good form not to check email/twitter/voice mail messages during important meetings and interviews.  For a good portion of the time that these rumors were percolating adam was in a soundcheck and/or on stage performing.  He also had a tightly scheduled day of interviews…and he was overseas…he certainly has “people” to watch the internets for stories about him but even if he knew about it earlier, what was he gonna do — stop his showcase to send out some tweets?  In any event he cleared up the rumor the same day …even tho I suspect that he cleared it up as soon as he got a minute to breathe yesterday,  I wouldn’t blame him, his management or his pr peeps for letting the rumor percolate for a while…they’re not dummies (and the rumor was not completely “out there”– he’s not gonna be their new lead singer or do a whole summer tour, but they are in discussions for a one-off or two.)

  • Anonymous

    Seeing the media responds to the rumors since 2009 and how fast they spread the rumor, a lot of interest and a lot people including media wants to see this collab to happen. And Brian May said that their phone didn’t stop ringing after the EMA’s performance ;D

  • Anonymous

    Who outside of the rags, blogs, gossip sites, etc., gave a poop whether Lambert was singing with Queen or not?  This is stuff requiring an immediate shutdown?  Lordy, talk about being in a bubble.

  • Anonymous

    Adam does have a PR person working for him in the UK. She has also been kind of busy, doing her job!

    Her job yesterday was to shuffle Adam through twelve different interviews in enough time to have him ready for his mini-concert/showcase. I am assuming a smart PR person would talk to other journalists and media in attendance while Adam and his band are doing soundcheck and getting ready. Afterwards she probably worked the room with Adam. They probably then had to go over schedules for the next day and make sure everything was set. There has been a ton of time and effort put into this promo trip to the UK and this is an important market that they are working hard to try and break into.

    The rumor that snowballed yesterday didn’t hurt anyone, except a few jealous people inside the Idol bubble. The music world is a bigger place than the Idol bubble. Adam and his PR team need to concentrate on what they are in Europe for. They are not worried about a few people in the bubble who are upset over the attention Adam is getting. Adam cleared the rumors up when his work day was over.

    Even if Adam decided to let it go for a while, so what? Who did it hurt?

  • Anonymous

    Oh I think he has people. Smart people.

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention, as far as rumors go this was pretty harmless. Why treat it like it like a priority when busy? It wasn’t going to damage his reputation, or insinuated anything bad about someone else. It was just a rumored gig.

  • Anonymous

    mj, Adam’s schedule was jam pack that Friday (yesterday). On Thursday, his PR lady in UK had told Adam fans not to wait and try to see Adam outside and expect him to come out to see them since Adam had a very busy schedule on Friday. And he might not have time to greet some fans. Here’s the tweet:

    feeltheweight Donna Taylor
    Glambrits, Shosanna advises that Adam’s schedule is so packed tomorrow that there is no point trying to see him besides at the showcase.

    From the time frame he twitted his respond to the rumors, looked like after he finished his UK showcased for all the media that night. I guess in his hotel room he got a chance to check out what’s going on and twitted this respond.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

     For a small rumor it certainly had teeth.   I for one did not believe it because Adam has said, and recently, that he may be doing a show or 2, and that it is not something he can talk about.   I believe RS started this off and others followed.   If he does, great, if not, he has his own epic career to focus his attention.   It’s a win, win.  

  • Anonymous

    Sure, Adam has people, and I’m sure they could have cleared things up a few hours earlier than Adam did.  Queen has “people,” too, and they also allowed the story to go viral.  Either both camps thought it was good free publicity or both thought it wasn’t worth the time it would take to tamp down.  Either way, the stories hurt no one, and it was quite amusing and entertaining to watch the game of telephone in action.  As a former PR person, it was also more than a little scary to realize how many of the publications out there that we think are reliable just lazily reprint stories without doing their own fact-finding!

  • Anonymous

    Ohh. yes, Adam has people but his people let Adam do all most of the PR himself. They let him announce or deny things himself. They let Adam to deny to Queen/Adam rumors after the AI finale himself in 2009-2010. They let him answered the Queen Frontman rumors after the EMA in Nov 2011. It’s been like that since two years ago when Adam had Lane Newland to follow him around the world :). He is his own best PR, so why should that change? ;)

  • http://twitter.com/DanArizmPerez Mauricio Arizmendi

    I dont know why this rumors started in the first time..Adam is not a Rock singer, he murdered the Queen songs before

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    What a great day it was for Adam fans yesterday. I’m berted out. lol. The media chose to run with the story and it did not hurt Adam at all other than get his name out there all over the world. The international media had the story all over the place and it was glorious. They also made sure to mention is upcoming album and video. win win. I wished Adam did let the story run a few days. He had to spoil the fun. lol. Adam is his own PR machine and RCA/management must love it.
    As a fan I will never have to tweet or complain to RCA that my guy doesn’t get his deserve attention. He doesn’t sit around waiting for things to be handed to him and knows the power of the media and knows how to use it.

  • milwlovesadam

    All I can say is Rumors Shmumers! It’s all PR in the end.

    I love Adam’s last tweet. About what is “Shirk?” I’m pretty sure Mr. Articulate knows the meaning of shirk. He’s just playing again. Love him.

    Oh, and thanks to MJ for giving us this sandbox to play in yet again!

  • milwlovesadam

    Oh and BTW, how great was it to open my new Rolling Stone today and see Adam in it as a member of the Panel of Experts giving feedback on the Grammy Noms??

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    That’s just an opinion. For every person who thinks he murdered Queen songs there is one who disagrees with you. It’s pretty much how it works with every artist and his music. To each their own. Also Queen may disagree with you too.

  • askance

    Lol I thought Adam absolutely slayed those Queen songs at the EMAs

  • Anonymous

    Yep. And I would go further and say there are not one but many who disagree for every one who agrees. And Queen DOES disagree, not “may” disagree. All anyone has to do is read their comments about Adam or listen to the video of the interview after the EMTVA.

  • Anonymous

    Nah, I don’t agree with that.  Nor did Roger Taylor or, even more importantly, Roger May, who wrote many of the Queen songs.  If the guy who wrote a song thinks you did it justice, you did.  That’s all there is to it, IMO.  Plus, many reviews of the EMAs from reporters actually at the performance said the Queen tribute stole the show.  I can appreciate that not everyone likes Adam.  There are many entertainers out there that others love that I’m just not into.  I can also appreciate die-hard Queen fans comparing Adam to Freddie and feeling that there’s really no comparison.  ITA!  Adam singing Freddie is not the same as Freddie singing Freddie.  Sadly, Freddie can’t sing Freddie anymore (at least not where we Earthlings can hear), so Brian and Roger had to find someone who could handle those notes while at the same time put on a good visual show.  They found Adam and like what he does for their band.  As a Queen fan myself what I appreciate about Adam is that he doesn’t try to be Freddie.  At the EMAs, he just sang the songs like Adam, hitting all those notes so Brian and Roger could enjoy their songs even though their good, legendary friend is no longer around to sing them.

  • Anonymous

    I was doing my Saturday errands listening to my local Hac when they played WWFM followed by “Adam Lambert is going to be the new lead singer for Queen.  My friends that are huge Queen fans are on the fence about this pairing. It shoul be interesting.”
    It was annoying because:
    1.  It wasn’t true.
    2. There was an implication that his goals as solo act were not coming to fruition
    3.  She implied he was not up to the job.
    4.  She played WWFM instead of BTIKM
    On thee plus side, he was talked aboout :)

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    My friend who is also a huge Queen fan loves the Adam/Queen idea and isn’t on the fence at all. He thinks very few artists can do the job and Adam is one of them. So you see no need to worry like every artist you’ll get fans that either like you or not. Nothing new there. My taste in music isn’t always the same as my friends. I don’t stress out about it because music is so personal and subjective.

  • Anonymous

    lol… my poor mother is going to be devastated she was already filling out passport applications

  • Anonymous

    LOL!  She should continue her efforts, though, because I’m sure they’ll do something together in the next year, and it will likely be in Europe.  

  • Anonymous

    Eh, that’s those radio djs for you!

    I hear things on the radio and entertainment shows all the time that turn out not to be true. DJs say less than flattering comments about artists all the time. Like you said, at least the media cares enogh about Adam to even mention him. Things could be worse!

    BTW, my friends who are huge Queen fans all loved the idea! :)

  • Anonymous

    He killed the Queen songs, but in a good way.

  • http://twitter.com/Zowie_Cat Zowie

    Exactly – Queen did not release a statement dispelling the rumor either.  I image both teams saw the same thing we saw – the slow trickle of the same old rumor (not worth stopping), despite the fact that both parties KEEP telling the media that they will work together again but there are no confirmed dates, and then the rapid snowball of missinformation at the end of the day which did need to be addressed. And Adam did that.

  • http://twitter.com/Sewingbea Bea

    Either way, the stories hurt no one, and it was quite amusing and entertaining to watch the game of telephone in action. As a former PR person, it was also more than a little scary to realize how many of the publications out there that we think are reliable just lazily reprint stories without doing their own fact-finding!     

    Exactly my thoughts- these were reputable mainstream news outlets reprinting from a UK rag.  If I were an editor, I would not be happy.

  • http://twitter.com/1WaySTweet Ron Simpson

     “Either way, the stories hurt no one”

    They hurt Adam because he has the reputation of having controversial stories come out every time he has a new product to launch that always turn out to be bogus. Even his fans are doubtful of the boy who cries wolf.

    Simon Cowell uses the same method. He either gets engaged, breaks up or floats rumors of hiring or firing people at the beginning of every new season or show.

    Everyone just rolls their eyes now.

  • Anonymous

    Adam didn’t “cry wolf.”  A rag sheet in London started a story that a lot of media was apparently excited to hear because they spread it like wildfire.  I don’t think it hurts Adam at all.  The people who don’t love or despise him aren’t paying that much attention to most of the news that circulates about him.  The lovers will keep on loving because he’s a really fun character to follow, and the haters are always eager to jump on anything they think they can pin on him, so it doesn’t matter whether it’s big news like this or a pap shot that they can dissect and ridicule.  Adam is in the news a lot because A LOT of people are interested in him.  

  • Mieps

    I don’t think he cried wolf, and I think his fans will believe every word he says. In fact, in this case they waited for him to confirm before they would believe it. You imply that Adam started the rumour – he did not. It’s unfair to blame him for the actions of others.

    You are on to something when you talk about people rolling their eyes when there are articles on Adam. I know I do, although it is mostly about the comments on said articles. 

  • Anonymous

    This was controversial? In what way? lol

  • rihannsu

    Madonna built an entire career having controversial stories come out every time she launched a new product.  Newsflash here, this is how you become a pop culture icon.  Controversy is not what destroys careers otherwise I wouldn’t have to hear Chris Brown on my radio anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Like so many, I would love to see Adam perform with the classic band.  I think Adam’s performance with Queen ranks #1 on my list of most enjoyable performances he’s had.

  • yasminewriter

    i read it today and it didn’t make sense he is going to release new album so i figured it is false
    http://musicvideosforme.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    I am reminded of a hit song by the great Bonnie Raitt quite a few years ago …

    “Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About …”

    The erroneous rumors weren’t negative or even controversial (except to some diehard Queen fans), but these rumors did something very positive for Adam’s career, visibility quotient and publicity level …

    “Let’s give them something to talk about …”

    And even though Adam didn’t initiate, manipulate or orchestrate this little faux pas of misinformation, it sure gave them something to talk about … at least for a little while.  And it took off like a wild ‘ring of fire’ …
    And it was all good!  :)

  • Anonymous

     I am happy that Brian May and Roger Taylor didn’t think he murdered them.  Brian even said afterwards in an interview after that it was the most fun he had in a gig the whole year.  Roger Taylor also said that Adam had a 1 in 100,000 voice and beyond.  Now there are a lot of singers out there that murder songs every time they open their mouth but Adam isn’t one of them.

  • Anonymous

     His label and management knows what is best and I am sure they have people there if he needs them but Adam doesn’t need them.  There is no better pr person better for Adam than Adam himself.

  • Emmy

    Adam has had to dispel the Queen rumors for three years now, lol.  Not a bad rumor to have dogging you, that’s for sure.  If there wasn’t any truth to it, it would have died long ago but as we all know he actually has performed with Queen and will most likely do so again, because he’s perfect for the job and Brian and Roger obviously think so too.  It’s all good.

  • cwm

    Haha actually Roger Taylor said that Adam had a 1 in 100,000,000 (100 million) voice, rather than 1 in 100,000 (one hundred thousand)! :)

  • Anonymous

    Hey! Remember when we thought this rumor was dead and buried? lol- make of this new UPDATE what you wil ( ps, this is not a repeat from yesterday, or two years ago)l:

    http://www.thrashhits.com/2012/02/sonisphere-headliners-leasked-faith-no-more-and-queen-fronted-by-adam-lambert/

  • Anonymous

    And it begins again, lol. At least this time it doesn’t involve “quotes” from Adam, lol. It does look like this is happening but everyone involved is keeping mum until official announcement. I would sure like to see this.

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    It does look like this is happening but everyone involved is keeping mum until official announcement.

    I wanna state for the record again that for the very reason above, if Queen is playing at the Olympics in London, Adam will be singing with them.  To me this one is a no brainer.  If Queen performs at all, who else would they have front for them?  The karaoke/tribute guy?  No way.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    I wanna state for the record again that for the very reason above, if Queen is playing at the Olympics in London, Adam will be singing with them.  To me this one is a no brainer.  If Queen performs at all, who else would they have front for them?  The karaoke/tribute guy?  No way.

    Well, they could totally reunite with Paul Rodgers. I think he’s actually expressed interest in it to the press, and he’s a known quantity. Another name tossed in the mix a lot is George Michael, I know he’s performed with them before.

    But I think the key is “if Queen is playing at the Olympics” because all the reports of potential acts for the Olympics that I’ve heard lately have all been other artists and bands, not Queen.

  • Anonymous

    Goodness gracious, this is a rumor that won’t die. 

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I would love to see Adam perform with Queen at the Olympics!   Adam is an entertainer; the results would be electrifying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Hey! Remember when we thought this rumor was dead and buried? 

    That is one hella persistent rumor. One the one hand, it seems like with so many leaks the Sonisphere Knebworth show might possibly be happening as a one-off. But on the other hand, is that Universal Music Rock Legends Facebook page that posted/deleted about the performance really an official Universal entity?

  • Anonymous

     I read earlier that Brian & Paul Rodgers had some sort of outs so doubt very much that he would be singing with them.  Also, even though Brian  said he was good he was mostly a bluesy type singer and he really likes the more flamboyant and theatrical Freddie Mercury type of performer.  He said the EMA’s was the most fun he had in all of 2011.  Besides the world has seen Adam perform with them so it is not like he is an unknown.

    I don’t actually think it will be the Olympics that Adam would be performing but there is something in the wind according to him with the Lyndsey Parker interview where he said they are working on something but couldn’t say what it is.  Lyndsey tried to get it out of him (bless her heart LOL) but he wouldn’t budge.  I would probably say the Sonisphere may be more likely closer to the truth than anything at the Olympics.  Whatever it will be I imagine it is going to be great.

  • Anonymous

     I believe he said one in a 100 million, to be exact :) which is even better, right? ;)

  • Anonymous

    There could not possibly be better publicity for Adam because it puts the focus on his amazing vocal ability.  That vocal ability is the keystone of Adam’s brand.

  • KritterNotMe

    Adam will be fronting Queen for a few shows here and there.  My guess is the Olympics.  Adam did not announce his EMA performance with Queen and he isn’t about to announce this either.  Telling that Queen hasn’t debunked and Adam didn’t actually say NO. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Adam will be fronting Queen for a few shows here and there.  My guess is the Olympics.  

    Adam has already shot down the Olympics rumor in an interview. I’m guessing at least one, maybe a couple more festival concerts.