Singer Adam Lambert has denied reports
that he has joined the rock group Queen.
Lambert said comments he made to the
UK's Daily Star had been taken out of context.
The 30-year-old American Idol
alum told the tabloid that he would join Queen at the Sonisphere
Festival in July.
“The intention is to pay tribute to
Freddie [Mercury] and the band by singing some fucking great songs,”
he said. “It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an
energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
On Friday, Lambert denied the reports.
“Oooh them clever reporters taking my
quotes outta context,” he tweeted to his more than 1.3 million
followers. “I haven't confirmed any guest appearances. I was
talking about the EMA's [European Music Awards]”
“That being said, I'm truly flattered
by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr. journalist!!:)”
The British rock band Queen currently
includes Roger Taylor and Brian May. Taylor and May formed the band
Smile, which Freddie Mercury altered to Queen when he joined.
Mercury died in 1991 of complications due to AIDS.
A rep for Queen's label told Rolling
Stone that nothing had been confirmed yet.
“The Daily Star item only
mentioned that Adam may perform with Queen at Sonisphere. This is
not confirmed. Nothing has been signed,” he said.
Lambert's second studio album,
Trespassing, will be released on March 20.