In a recent interview to help promote
Queen's European tour, Adam Lambert talked a little about how he's
settled into the band's role as frontman.
Queen + Adam Lambert kicked off its
tour Friday at Rock in Rio in Lisboa, Portugal.
Guitarist Brian May said that he and
drummer Roger Taylor probably wouldn't be touring if they didn't have
“We had this opportunity to work with
said. “And if we didn't have Adam, I don't think Roger and I
would be doing this. And that's probably the truth. You know, the
chance to interpret the canon that we built up. People want it and
we can do it and it's still fun. I don't know how long we have this
opportunity to work with Adam. He has a career, too. He has things
Lambert praised the group's former
frontman, saying that he loved how free Mercury was on stage.
“I feel like I understand parts of
him, you know, just from an outsider,” Lambert said. “Having
never met him but maybe we have a couple things in common. I just
appreciate his humor. I watch, you know, footage of him and I love
how free he was on stage. He kinda just did whatever the heck he
wanted in every moment and I'm so inspired by that. And so, getting
to be on stage and singing this music gives me a lot of permission to
just go for it, because Freddie had no limits.”