Headlines: Queen Scrapped a Song with Adam Lambert, American Idol Tidbits

Queen Recorded, Then Scrapped A New Song With Adam Lambert – While Queen and Adam Lambert have repeatedly said in recent years that they have no plans to record new music in the studio together, that wasn’t always the case. Queen + Adam Lambert did, in fact, record a new song together some time ago, though drummer Roger Taylor says the track was never finished or titled. Guitarist Brian May added: “It was a song that we’d tried to adapt that had come from a friend. It had the making of being a great song, but we couldn’t crack it. We couldn’t get there.” The sessions in question occurred in Nashville, presumably during Queen + Adam Lambert’s 2019 U.S. tour. But Taylor suggested a studio collaboration is still a possibility, albeit a distant one. Lambert is nothing if not accommodating to his bandmates’ vision. – Read more at iHeartRadio

‘American Idol’ returns: New mom Katy Perry will judge with “compassion,” Lionel’s upset he can’t hug everyone– American Idol returns to ABC Sunday, and aside from the fact that the judges and contestants are back in the studio, something else has changed: Katy Perry is now a mom. And she says it’s definitely affecting how she’s judging. “A lot of my fans have called me ‘mom’ for years — and then I truly became a mother and I got the memo,” Katy explains. “The memo is love and it’s unconditional. And so with that approach…I now get to judge more from a heart-centered place and through love, and kinda, just, compassion a bit.” That means Katy will try to tone down what she describes as her “wicked sense of humor,” and try not to be “too dark, too catty or too witty.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

‘American Idol’ Mentor Bobby Bones on Why Being a Good Singer Is No Longer Enough – What would you say makes a good contestant given the landscape of music today?I think five, or even 10 years ago, you can come on American Idol and just be a good singer. Then, you find a place during the show. That’s not what is happening now. If you don’t know who you are in the beginning, you’re in trouble from the get-go. Just about every artist who comes to Idol now knows who they are. That shows how much music, in general, has grown. – Read more at TVInsider

In the Thicke of it, Robin finds the light – A tabloid-heavy divorce and monstrous lawsuit about his biggest hit was hard enough, but then life hit Robin Thicke beyond the gossip column. His father, “Growing Pains” actor Alan Thicke, died. The following year, his popular manager Jordan Feldstein — actor Jonah Hill’s brother who also oversaw Maroon 5’s career — died at just 40. Thicke’s Malibu home burned down a year later because of the Woolsey fire. And last year his champion and mentor Andre Harrell, the record executive who launched the careers of Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mary J. Blige, died. “I’ve always been a pretty positive person and obviously this five, six years I just went through challenged all of my preconceived notions of faith and positivity,” Thicke said. – Read more at APNews.com

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