Brian May has hailed Adam Lambert as a “true phenomenon” and slammed anyone who has suggested Queen should tour with a Freddie Mercury impersonator.
The former ‘American Idol’ star, Brian and drummer Roger Taylor are currently on ‘The Rhapsody Tour’ in North America, and the 71-year-old guitar legend has heaped praise on the 37-year-old singer, who he called a “modern marvel”, and admitted they wouldn’t be able to perform and carry on the legacy of Queen without him.
Alongside a concert snap of Adam before their San Jose concert on Monday (15.07.19), Brian wrote on Instagram: “And here is the Modern Marvel without whom, for sure, Queen would not be out here delivering at the top level. ADAM LAMBERT is only now beginning to be recognised by the greater public as the true phenomenon that he is. Gifted with a voice in a billion, for himself he is a passionate and unyielding perfectionist. Gifted to us, he is the reason that we are still alive as a functioning rock band. And still able to take on new challenges.
“Plus … he’s nice. That’s a big deal when you’re a touring family. Freddie would approve, big time. (sic)”