Queen guitarist Brian May said last week that a new album with Adam Lambert was currently on hold.

May has previously credited Lambert with “waking up” Queen after the 1991 death of Freddie Mercury, the group's vocalist, from complications from AIDS, and hinted at possibly recording new material with Lambert.

Gigwise caught up with May at the 2015 Ivor Nevello Awards.

“There was talk a while ago of new material with Adam Lambert. How is that coming along?” Gigwise asked.

“It's not coming along. No we're not doing that,” May answered. “Not at the moment anyway, we might do. But at the moment we're watching with interest while Adam pursues his solo career, and he seems to be going very well. He's an amazing, amazing artist, there's no getting away from that. It's very interesting to watch him develop.”

“We're very conscious that he doesn't want to be with us all the time. That would be so wrong, for us to just sort of envelop him and never let him go off and do anything else, so it's very important that his own career is progressing now. We're looking forward to being back together in September to do Rock In Rio, and some dates in Argentina and Venezuela I believe,” he added.

Lambert's third album, The Original High, arrives June 12.