Popular musician Adam Lambert recently opeend up on how his friendship and professional relationship with Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May began. He then noted how he keeps performing with them since it brings so much joy to the legendary band’s fans.
Adam Lambert reflects on the matter
Adam Lambert has been fronting Queen for over a decade now with much success even after the passing away of the legendary Freddie Mercury.
Speaking to USA Today in a recent interview, Lambert reflected on how he and the two remaining active members clicked from the very beginning, thus setting the foundation for things that were to come (transcription via Rock Celebrities):
“Being with Brian and Roger on stage, these are rock legends. They light up when the lights come up; they get to perform these songs they embedded in pop culture and get to bask in the legacy that they’ve created, and I love being of service to that. I love being able to make that possible that’s a real treat.”
“I think back in 2012; we first did something together. It was after my first album, my first solo tour; it was performing on stage at the EMAs for MTV. They were going to do a medley; they wanted me to sing with them; we had met on the American Idol finale. I was like, ‘Of course, I would love to do that.’ I mean, your Queen, this is such a big honor, and I had a blast with them, and we just connected, and it just felt good.”
Initially, Lambert thought the relationship wouldn’t be as long-lived, but new opportunities came cropping up:
“So slowly but surely, more opportunities came up, and it kept gaining momentum. We did our first world tour starting in 2014. I got to say I didn’t think it would keep going, but it’s been the most amazing run, and we’re still doing it, and we have so much fun together.
“Audiences are elated when they leave; they love the show, and that’s what keeps me going is the joy that it brings people. You look out there, and you’re like, ‘We’re doing something right; people are having a great time.'”