Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Adam Lambert about performing with Queen: "I'm a fan just like everybody in the audience"
Adam Lambert was recently interviewed by Absolute Radio, you can read some excerpts below.
About if he has found a balance between paying respect to Freddie and adding his own flavor to Queen, he said: "That was my big mission when we started [playing together] four years ago. And that's what I didn't know about. That was the most nerve-wracking part about all of this: Can I do these songs? Am I gonna pull it off? And I think when we started four years ago, we figured it out, and luckily, fans were very repective, critics were receptive. And so, now it's exciting, 'cause I get to go on stage out of pure joy. I don't feel the nerves now. I feel excited every night to connect with whatever audience we have in front of us and to give them a show. It's all about bringing these songs back to life, paying respect to Freddie, who was incredible — he was an incredible writer, a vocalist, a performer. I think the thing that I've realized is that I'm a fan just like everybody in the audience, so we're in the same boat, really. We're getting to celebrate together."
Lambert also expressed his satisfaction over the fact that he has been able to perform with Queen while also pursuing a successful solo career. He said: "I feel like the luckiest guy in the world, because I get to do both parts of my career; I get my solo career, doing current pop-dance music about my life, kind of looking forward, and then I get to moonlight with Queen, who are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. I get to sing some of the greatest music ever written for fans that are obsessed with this band. So both sides of my artist are very satisfied."