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The veteran Queen guitarist has heaped praise on the absolutely fabulous 32-year-old, saying he more than matches up to the band’s previous singer—the late great Freddie Mercury—whose platform shoes Lambert first stepped into back in 2012.
"They're difficult songs to sing, Queen songs. There's too much range," May said during an interview with Japan’s Universal Music—which you can watch below.
"So many people can't sing them in the original key—even if they are good singers, Adam comes along, [and] he can do it easy.
"He can do it in his sleep! He can sing higher than even Freddie could in a live situation.
"So I think Freddie would look at this guy and think, 'Hmm… Yeah. Okay.' There would be a kind of, 'Hmm ... You bastard. You can do this.'"
May also raved about Lambert’s awesome stage presence and showmanship.
“[Adam] doesn't have to try. He is a natural, in the same way that Freddie was." May said. "We didn't look for this guy, [but] suddenly he's there, and he can sing all of those lines. ... He doesn't imitate; he just does his own thing."
Yep, tell us something we don’t already know Brian!
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.