Queen are seemingly considering releasing new music with frontman Adam Lambert, who has been singing live with the legendary rock band since 2011.
Brian May opens up on the matter
After the death of the legendary vocalist Freddie Mercury in 1991, the group had a stint with Paul Rodgers starting in 2004, with whom they released the 2008 album “The Cosmos Rocks” as Queen + Paul Rodgers, to mixed reception.
Now, in a new interview with US Radio, guitarist Brian May spoke on the possibility of new music from the band, this time featuring Lambert (via NME):
“We have dabbled a little. It is just that you haven’t heard any of it. It would have to be something so special that we would feel we would want to launch it on the public.”
The singer then added:
“It’s a lot of pressure if you think about it. If they’re going to put something out that’s new, it’s got to be at a certain level. It has to be the right thing. And I’ve always said, ‘Is it appropriate for me to be doing new material?’ I feel like it scares me.”
May has spoken about the possibility of making music with Lambert in the past. Asked about the likelihood of a new Queen record in 2021, he told Guitar Player magazine (via Contact Music):
“I always say, ‘I don’t know.’ It would have to be a very spontaneous moment.”
“Actually, Adam, Roger and myself have been in the studio trying things out, just because things came up. But up to this point we haven’t felt that anything we’ve done has hit the button in the right way.
“So it’s not like we’re closed to the idea, it’s just that it hasn’t happened yet.”
Meanwhile, May was knighted by King Charles at Buckingham Palace last month (March 14).