Adam Lambert: Fit for a Queen?

Celebuzz / May 26, 2009

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has been getting all sorts of interesting job offers since losing out to Kris Allen in the AI season finale last week.

First rock ‘n’ roll jesters Kiss extended an open invitation for Lambert to tour with them at some point.

And now Brian May, guitarist from Queen—who also played with Lambert during the season finale—says that he’d like the guy-linered AI sensation to play with them.

“Amongst all that furor, there wasn’t really a quiet moment to talk [about a collaboration],” May tells Rolling Stone. “But [drummer Roger Taylor] and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point. It’s not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that. It isn’t that easy. But I’d certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there.”

Queen originally rose to fame with the operatic vocals of Freddie Mercury, who passed away in 1991, but recently ended a four-year run with former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers.

Have your say in the comments section: Does Adam Lambert have the pipes to fill Freddie Mercury’s shoes?