Queen guitarist Brian May responded to some Freddie Mercury fans wanting Queen to stop touring and fire Adam Lambert in a new interview. Queen ‘Couldn’t Accept’ Freddie Mercury’s AIDS Death.
May was asked by Classic Rock, “You had Queen with Paul Rodgers, but it didn’t work out the way people thought it would. Were you worried that it would be the same with Adam Lambert?”
May responded, “People tell me all the time that after Queen we should have stopped and gone away and done something else. I think: ‘No, I don’t think so. I was a part of building that, so I have a right to keep on.’ Should we play? Of course we should. It’s in our blood.
You get the question: ‘How can you have the audacity to give some of Freddie’s lines to Adam Lambert to interpret?’ Well we can because we do, and we do because we can. And Adam interprets these songs, he doesn’t imitate Freddie. It keeps the songs alive.”
Queen had a highly successful ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ tour in 2019 off the back of the 2018 biopic of the same name, which featured an Oscar winning performance by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.