Queen drummer Roger Taylor has praised singer Adam Lambert as “brilliant.”

Last year, Lambert fronted for the British band Queen in a series of highly successful European shows. They performed stateside in September at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

In a new interview with Canoe, Taylor discussed the pairing.

“It was a one-off but it went really fantastically well,” Taylor said. “He's really come on even more. He's a dark force now. And he's very theatrical. And he really interprets our songs just brilliantly. And he has that incredible instrument, that voice, and I feel he's going away from the pop thing, which is good I think. And he's become a serious player. He's got a voice which is pretty unbeatable. I do think we will be working with Adam next year. Yeah.”

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