Adam Lambert Update – February 5, 2017
Front Man Battle w/ Queen + Adam Lambert
Because once is never enough!!
Another epic performance, and what about that amazing last riff? And what fan doesn’t love seeing Adam play the diva? That said, I have my own fantasy about how the episode would have unfolded. In my version, Adam leaps at James Corden’s offer to take on the frontman role because “carrying on Freddie’s legacy is just too heavy a burden and his die-hard fans hate me.” James is only too happy to step in, Adam is giddy with relief, Brian and Roger go along gamely, poker-faced. James graciously offers to duet with Adam, Adam blows him away with his genius vocals, James is unable to deny that there’s no one alive who is better than Adam, and tearfully begs Adam to continue as Queen’s frontman. Adam reluctantly but graciously agrees, much to Brian and Roger’s relief. Tee hee.
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Yahoo – A Frontman Battle Royale: Watch Queen’s Adam Lambert Face Off With James Corden “…Corden eventually accepted defeat. But a truce was called with a moment warm enough to thaw out even Simon Cowell’s icy heart: a Corden/Lambert collaboration on “Somebody to Love.””
Ultimate Classic Rock – Watch James Corden Compete With Adam Lambert in Queen Sing-Off “The Late Late Show segment, which you can watch above, is part of the promotional push for Queen’s recently announced North American tour, which is scheduled to begin in late June and continue through early August. Lambert recently spoke with Time about the challenges of filling in for beloved late frontman Freddie Mercury, admitting that while it was once “intimidating” to perform with Queen, it’s gotten easier over the years — and the audience’s warm reception has allowed him to loosen up and have fun with the material.
“A handful of the songs in the set are absolutely ridiculous — high camp. Because the audience already loves the song, I know I can push it as far as I want. It’s the most liberating thing,” said Lambert. “I wonder, whatever happened to watching an artist and having them make you laugh? Where is that in music? In the ‘70s and ‘80s, there was a lot of that. It was over the top. They weren’t taking themselves that seriously.”
PopSugar – Adam Lambert and James Corden’s Queen-Themed Sing-Off Will Rock You “Fresh from announcing his Summer tour with Queen, Adam Lambert paid James Corden a special visit during The Late Late Show on Thursday. After arguing who would be the better frontman for the group, the former American Idol singer surprised the audience by bringing out the legendary band for a heated sing-off. While the host certainly brought the heat with his rendition of “Don’t Stop Me Now,” it was Lambert who truly blew everyone away with his performance of “Another One Bites the Dust.””
VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS
Access Hollywood – Adam Lambert On Trying To Honor Freddie Mercury With Every Queen Performance
2017-02-05 Adam Lambert on Snapchat (2 snaps)