Brian May, lead guitarist of the band Queen, has credited out singer Adam Lambert with bringing Queen back to life.

American Idol alum Lambert is fronting the band on a world tour currently docked in Japan.

Queen's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991 of complications due to AIDS.

Speaking to Eddie Trunk, May said that after Mercury's passing, the band “didn't try to be Queen in any way.”

“There's a big call to do more shows now, so there's a good possibility that we will do more shows,” May said. “I think, beyond that, we'll just see.”

“I feel so fortunate to be going out there. I never thought it would happen again. When Freddie went, I thought, 'That's it. It was a great life. Now, it's time to have a different life.'”

“And for years we didn't try to be Queen in any way.”

“I think he's [Lambert] woken us up,” he added.