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