February 6, 2012 10:57

'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert denies that he is Queen's new frontman

Singer says his quotes were taken 'out of context'

'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert denies that he is Queen's new frontman

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American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has denied reports that he is Queen's new frontman.

Last week (February 3), it appeared that the reality TV star had agreed a deal to join the legendary rock band for a tour this year. However, posting on Twitter, Lambert insisted that his quotes had been taken "out of context", and claimed that he had been referring to his previous experience performing with the band at the MTV European Music Awards last November.

Lambert, who had previously said that he wanted to "pay tribute" to the band's original frontman Freddie Mercury and described playing with Queen as a "great honour", wrote:

Oooh them clever reporters takin my quotes out of context. I haven't confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMA's.


Last December, Queen guitarist Brian May admitted that he and drummer Roger Taylor can "never be Queen" in the way that they used to be without Mercury and bassist John Deacon. It was previously reported that they were in talks with Lady Gaga about the possibility of her becoming the band's frontwoman.

Earlier this month, May's single with N-Dubz mainman Dappy surfaced online. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the video for the pair's track 'Rockstar'.


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