adam lambert better freddie mercury
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!