Queen's new lead singer? Idol's Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert is apparently the new singer for Queen, replacing the late Freddie Mercury, Rolling Stone and the U.K. Daily Star are reporting. The former American Idol runner-up performed with Queen's surviving members during the finale of the 2009 season of Idol and during the MTV EMAs in Belfast last fall.
"The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f---ing great songs," Lambert, 30, told the Star. "It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would've been proud of."
Lambert, Brian May and Roger Taylor haven't discussed making an album yet, Lambert said, adding "It’d be cool to record with Brian and Roger. Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen."
Whether this is a permanent job for Lambert or a fill-in position for a tour planned this summer isn't clear yet. There's no announcement yet on Queen's official website. The band previously toured with singer Paul Rodgers after Mercury's death in 1991.