A return to his solo career has put Adam Lambert’s on-going collaborations with Queen in perspective. He remains proud of his contributions in keeping the band’s memory alive, even as he marvels over the collaborative experience of presenting hero Freddie Mercury’s legacy to a whole new generation.
“Their catalog goes so many different places,” Adam Lambert tells the LA Times. “One minute, I’m getting to be super-campy and over the top and flamboyant and effeminate, and then the next minute I’m tough and macho. Then there’s a sensitive acoustic moment, then something huge. And I got to wear all the weird stuff I’d ever want to wear. That was all me, by the way. They let me run with that. It might be interesting for you to find out how much input I had.”
Adam Lambert, of course, had to walk a fine line between loving tribute and any attempt to inject his own personality into the Queen material. But he says band stalwarts Brian May and Roger Taylor, with whom Lambert has worked off and on since 2009, give him a surprisingly wide berth.
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