Adam Lambert joined Jackie Brambles’ Greatest Hits Radio evening show tonight to talk about his ten years of working with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Jackie asked Adam how Queen fans reacted when he started singing with the band. “That’s the way it is, and that’s okay. I’m keeping your band’s memory alive. I totally understand. Early on, it actually kindled a fire in me.” I think I’ve proven myself and proven them wrong. I was very careful not to imitate Freddie. Bryan is not. [May] and Roger [Taylor] would have wanted But I tried to think about the spirit in which the song was written, and stay true to the intent of why it was written, what it was written about, and why Freddie wanted to sing it the way it did. I tried to keep going.
Adam said of how he thinks Freddie felt about collaborating with Queen: He’s having a good time and enjoying it. It’s always in the back of his mind when he makes certain decisions – how to approach a song, what to wear – will Freddie get excited about this?
He was asked if he felt part of the band now. So I see it as a guest I can get on stage and sing these great songs so Brian and Roger can play their songs live and Queen fans We need singers because they want to hear these songs played and we tried to treat them with that kind of respect.Freddie is unique and there is no substitute for him but we are here on stage. What I’m trying to do is really congratulate him and remember him fondly with the audience.
Listen to Adam Lambert chatting with Jackie Brambles on Greatest Hits Radio.