In a recent interview to help promote
Queen's upcoming European tour, drummer Roger Taylor said, referring
to Adam Lambert, that Queen needs a great singer.
Queen + Adam Lambert kicks off its tour
in Cologne, Germany on Friday, May 27.
Guitarist Brian May said that he felt
“privileged” that the band is going strong.
“I feel so privileged that we can
still do this,” May said. “We spend half our lives building this
legacy of songs and contact with an audience, and we can still be out
there and doing it. And it's wonderful that we have Adam... You need
an extraordinary figurehead, and we do have it in Adam. So it's a
gift from God. I call him a gift from God.”
“To be able to put on a big
spectacular show … we need a great singer to put over those songs
and this guy is a great singer,” Taylor said, pointing to Lambert.
“And there's amazing music to sing,”
added. “And they all kind of satisfy a different kind of
emotion. … I think Who Wants To Live Forever has this drama
to it. The Show Must Go On has this drama. I think Somebody
To Love is like as a person I could relate to it very well,
'cause,” he said with sobbing noises.
Lambert last year released his third
studio album, The Original High.