PUBLISHED: 18:09, Tue, Oct 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:14, Tue, Oct 6, 2020
Freddie Mercury died almost 30 years ago, but Queen have kept his spirit alive by touring with Adam Lambert over the last decade. Now in a new interview, Lambert has shared how he seeks not to impersonate Freddie, but at the same time keep his memory in mind. The subject came up when the 38-year-old was promoting Queen and Adam Lambert’s new live album, Live Around The World.
Speaking with BBC Radio 2 this afternoon, Adam Lambert was asked about how he’s not impersonating Freddie Mercury.
The singer said: “No, definitely not.
“When this first started about seven years ago. I was so excited and anxious to get on stage with these guys.
“But I remember I was thinking to myself, ‘Oh wow, will the fans accept this? Is the band going to accept me?’”
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Lambert continued: “One of the first conversations we had was what their expectations were.
“They said right away, ‘Please, just make it your own. You don’t have to worry about how Freddie did it exactly on the record.’
“That was a green