Lead singer, Adam Lambert has refuted the idea of recording any new material with his fellow bandmates in Queen.
The American Idol runner-up was speaking in a new interview with Hunger when he cast doubt on the chance of new material:
“People always ask if we want to record together. I’m not sure it makes total sense because it wouldn’t really be Queen, because to me Queen is Freddie [Mercury].”
Lambert explained that the live experience with Queen is what really does it for him:
“My favourite thing is collaborating and putting these concerts together and creating onstage — it’s super fulfilling and exciting,” he said. “To present these ideas to these two gentlemen — especially when they like the idea!”
Guitarist Brian May had said before “you never know” when he was quizzed about laying down new tracks with Lambert. Then, Roger Taylor offered hope when the drummer said that, saying that new music could be “quite possible.”
Speaking to Planet Rock in 2016 Taylor said
“If we do anything in the future, I’d like it to be something new,”. “I don’t know how new it would sound, but I think if Brian could come up with a song or two [that] we felt sort of fitted.”
As UCR observes, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in tandem with the recent documentary The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story seemed to be hugely successful stepping stones for new material from the musicians.
However, Lambert’s recent comments indicate that his energies are definitely not focussed on new songs with the band. The singer has a new solo record on the cards later this year, as well as two months of touring this summer with Queen.
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