Adam Lambert has said that his upcoming Sonisphere festival appearance with Queen is a 'one off' but admitted he can't wait to perform with the band.
Lambert will perform with Queen at the UK festival in July, stepping in for the late singer Freddie Mercury. Adam is more than aware of Mercury's legacy though and says he would never do anything to step on his iconic toes.
"I’m not trying too imitate him or outdo him or compete in any way, that’s not even in my mind at all, I think its really an honour to be asked to sing the music that the and the ban wrote and get up there and put on a good show. If people are too busy trying to compare they’re not going to enjoy the music,” Lambert said in an interview with NME.
Asked if he is the new, full time Queen frontman, Adam said not. "It’s really a one-off experience with the band, and I’m really excited for it. But I’m not joining the band and touring with them.”
Queen, with Adam Lambert
Meanwhile, on the subject of Queen's best songs, Adam said: “I’m really excited to perform ‘Another One Bites The Dust, that’s one of my favourites. I’m interested to see if we’ll be doing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and whatever capacity it is, it’s quite a vocal undertaking with all the parts, so I don’t know if they’re gonna be other vocalists onstage or what. That’ll be pretty intense, to see how we approach that one.”
Yesterday we heard from Queen's Brian May who backed Adam to be a huge success in his new role.
Adam Lambert hits the red carpet