He’ll rock you all night long! Have you heard? Rolling Stone is reporting that Adam Lambert has joined rock legends Queen as the band’s new singer.
Look for the “Whaddya Want From Me” glam rocker to hit the road with the “Bohemian Rhapsody” hit-makers later this year.
Queen guitarist Brian May and his bandmates haven’t been able to find a permanent replacement for frontman Freddie Mercury in the 20 years since the singer’s death of complications from AIDS. Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers had the job for five years before stepping down in 2009, leaving Queen once again without a vocalist.
May’s solution? Bring aboard the American Idol alum!
Adam reportedly landed the role after Lady Gaga ended chats with May & Company to take over as the band’s new lead singer. Lambert was joined by surviving Queen members May and Roger Taylor during his Idol finals appearance in 2009. In November, the trio performed together at the MTV Europe Music Award in Belfast.
“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some great songs,” Lambert told Britain’s Daily Star, careful to caution that the move may not be permanent. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would’ve been proud of.”