Will Adam Lambert will be joining the legendary rock group Queen this summer as its lead singer at the Sonisphere Festival this summer?
UK's Daily Star reports that the American Idol alum will be stepping into the shoes of the late Freddie Mercury who died in 1991 and who last appeared with his band at Sonisphere.
'The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs,' Lambert reportedly told the paper. 'It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.'
UPDATE: After reports of the collaboration spread on Friday, Lambert took to Twitter to say that his quotes were taken out of context and that 'I haven't confirmed any guest appearances.'
Lambert wrote that he was talking about when he joined the band at MTV’s EMAs in Belfast last November.
'I'm truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr journalist!!' he tweeted Friday evening.
Lambert first performed with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor when he joined them for We Are the Champions during the season 8 finale of American Idol.
'After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: ‘You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.’ But I already knew that,' Daily Star quotes Lambert as saying. 'There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible. The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honor and one I’m in no way going to shirk.'
The band, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, has released a total of 18 number one albums and 18 number one singles including Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Another One Bites the Dust, We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You.
Lambert says there have been no discussions about recording with the band but he is open to it: 'It’d be cool to record with Brian and Roger. Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen.'
Lambert has just released the video for Better Than I Know Myself, the first single from his forthcoming album Trespassing. Lambert unveiled the video just after midnight on Friday via Twitter (see video below).