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Queen + Adam Lambert Play The iHeartRadio Festival

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments
The iHeartRadio festival was over the weekend in Las Vegas. I don't really listen to a lot of pop music so not many of the acts interested me... but I would have loved to see Queen + Adam Lambert live! I'm a big fan of Queen and everyone knows I love Adam, so it's a win-win for me!


Reader Comments (7)

Great performance!
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Y'know, when Queen did some one-off gig around 1993 w/ George Micheal standing in for Freddie, ( There really is NO "replacing" Mr. Mercury, only lesser substitutes standing in ) I thought that might be a way for Queen to continue.

Evidently, that didn't pan out. Adam is just an "OK" singer... he's young, flamboyantly gay, (which is really the dynamic needed here) and a capable singer. He just lacks the flair & finesse' of Freddie's graceful & dramatic ballet moves & smooth tenor voice. Adam can hit the notes, but he lacks Fred's operatic training .

It's almost like watching a half drunk karaoke performance.

It will never be as good as the original, but it's just "OK"... Suitable for the karaoke bar, but obviously way out it' depth on the stadium stages of the world.

That being said, I'd rather see Queen continue to perform, even with such an obviously lesser vocalist, that to cease performing completely.

R.I.P. Freddie Mercury. I'm thrilled to have lived in a time that I saw "the real thing" numerous times.

P.S. Roger Taylor needs to sing more... He has a phenomenal voice.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Just watch the Freddie Mercury Tribute (AIDS Awareness) Concert from 1992. That's how a "remade" or "remake" Queen should be done. Freddie Mercury is legendary and was honored by legends.

Sorry, Adam isn't a "rocker". This is karoke (as Ace states) at its finest for women and gay men who like their songs with no substance. And that's not a slight against all women and gay men.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Well spoken, GnR.


*Also, For those interested, Remember the topic a few weeks ago about THE BABYS playing the Roxy ? If you go back to that post, I posted a streaming link to one of my videos from the show. A really awesome acoustic version of "WRONG OR RIGHT".
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Not keen on Adam - Queen need someone better to stand in for these kind of gigs.
September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRed6ixx
NO ONE will ever be able to replace, recreate, or due Freddie's musical genius justice. That said I still believe Queen sounded great in this performance with Adam.
September 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
how can you not love queen.even though nobody could replace freddie mercury they could pick somebody more suitable than adam lambert maybe justin hawkins from the darkness??? anybody???
September 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj

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