Update: Adam is currently denying he will become lead singer for Queen, but is flattered by the suggestion: Adam Lambert
American Idol finalist Adam Lambert has announced plans to take the reigns as lead singer for the classic rock band Queen, replacing the late, great Freddie Mercury.
The flamboyant Lambert, who recently caused headlines after fighting with his boyfriend outside of a nightclub in Finland, announced that he will be joining the remaining members of Queen on a whirlwind world tour! Not necessarily surprising news, considering Lambert's unabashed love for the group and the former lead singer Mercury, who died of complications due to AIDS in 1991.
"The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f---ing great songs," Lambert said in an official statement. "It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of." Comparisons between the two rockers have been abundant since Lambert exploding on the scene with his appearance on American Idol. Speculation that he would become the lead singer of Queen grew even more after he delivered a spectacular performance at last year's Europe MTV Awards.