Pop singer and over-the-top entertainer
Adam Lambert has praised Freddie Mercury for his flamboyance.
The 28-year-old Lambert talked about
showmanship in an NPR Morning Edition story on Mercury's
The lead singer of the legendary band
Queen died in 1991 from complications from AIDS.
“There's definitely something missing
in today's music scene,” Lambert says. “We don't have a lot of
men on stage doing flamboyant or theatrical. We have a lot female
pop stars doing it, but where are the guys? Where's the classic
The openly gay singer certainly is not
shy about theatrics. His performance at last year's American Music
Awards was labeled “lewd and filthy” by social conservatives
because it featured Lambert locking lips with a male keyboardist.
Lambert went on to say that Mercury's
voice is “supersexy.”
“Freddie's voice has so much texture
to it,” he says. “He kind of grabs at everything, he squeezes
And he praised Mercury's flamboyant
showmanship: “He was completely over the top in the best possible
way. Music, most of the time, is about sexuality, whether you are
straight, gay or in between. It's about love and sex. That's rock