Five Guys That Should Be in Queen Instead of Adam Lambert

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Adam's awful hairdo: just one more reason he shouldn't be playing with Queen.
​Rumors are swirling that former American Idol Adam Lambert is going to be teaming up with Queen for live performances.

We've got some bones to pick about this. While Lambert said he'll be doing this "to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs," that can't possibly be his only motive. If he wants to pay tribute to Queen, he should start a tribute band.

Lambert isn't exactly the best pick for someone to take the place of Freddie Mercury, which, for the record, nobody should even be doing in the first place. He's Freddie Mercury. You can't top that. But if anyone is going to try, surely there must be some better options.

That's why we came up with a list of five guys who would be more suitable for this position than Adam Lambert.


5. Justin Hawkins of The Darkness

Man, Justin's falsetto will getcha every time. His bodysuits are reminiscent of Freddie as well.

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Mika, let that 'stache grow, buddy.

4. Mika

Mika came right out about his Freddie obsession in the song "Grace Kelly" when he sang, "So I try a little Freddie!" Mika's voice is similar to Freddie's too.

3. Eric Nally of Foxy Shazam

Justin Hawkins' best friend Eric has said that, in a way, he's honored that he gets compared to Freddie so often. His theatrical demeanor is indisputable, and it's impossible to take your eyes off him when he's on stage. His performances are like a car accident: you just can't look away.

2. Sacha Baron Cohen

Nearly a year and a half ago, it was announced that Borat is going to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the legendary Queen frontman. Considering the fact that Sacha Baron Cohen nails any role he gets, he's sure to make a great Freddie.


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allegory77
allegory77

LOL Lambert, May and Taylor proved you incompetent and clueless. May and Taylor said he was their "genius friend" who made them love performing again. PFFFFT.

Cristyeverywhere
Cristyeverywhere

Calls requesting a team-up between Adam Lambert and Queen rained in. Who called Queen to see the other guys? It is Queen's choice, not anyone else's. We might agree or not. Why do we bother with things we cannot change?
By the way, I think Adam is the best there is and will be for a loooong time.

Guest
Guest

Why is this IDIOTIC blog still with us?  LENNI, do you still remember the concept of COMMON SENSE?  If you do, just make this blog go away! It is so obvious that Mr. Adam Lambert is above all these 5 options (on all levels). Everything I can do is ask this question:

LENNI do you ever read to get informed, do you ever use your brains before writing your blogs or YOU SIMPLY SMOKE??!!

TLKC
TLKC

Such baloney! Nobody is fronting Queen permanently. All five of these guys can guest-spot with Queen at some time in the future if Roger and Brian so wish. For the time being they're doing something with Lambert.

The big deal for Queen fans is whether Deacon will show up. He's pretty much gone into retirement. If he shows up, that's a stamp of approval.

Proof that this article is tongue-in-cheek: the last choice Sasha Baron Cohen - can he sign like Freddie? I doubt it, but he will make a great Freddie in the upcoming movie.  

ame29
ame29

Stupid article. Why put someone down just to make your point. You prefer the other singers. FINE. Praise them all you want. You're entitled to your opinion. BUT why must you mention Adam Lambert just to put him down and say he's not good enough. It's sickening. So now, I'm gonna list out 5 people who could have written a better article.. But then again, don't want to stoop to your level. 

Eriskay Cavan
Eriskay Cavan

If you like someone mimicking Freddie, then he's okay.  I have to confess that I prefer the original over someone trying to sound like Freddie, but that's up to Queen, just as they chose Adam to sing at  the EMA's in Belfast.  Adam paid  tribute to Freddie in his own unique  voice. Adam Lambert does not have to mimic anyone. 

Oshianna
Oshianna

This is a foolish article. If you want to listen to a Freddie clone, then go get yourself a ticket to see the Queen Tribute Band. I have much more I could say, but I think it has all been said brilliantly. This article is lame and transparent. If you love and respect Queen, you will allow them to make their own decisions. They haven't asked for your opinion on this subject, have they?

Janet Bilicki
Janet Bilicki

I disagree with your article and agree with many of the comments below.  Queen chose Adam and why not?  He loves Queen, isn't trying to be just like Freddie, but has similar qualities and has the greatest voice.  Justin Hawkins is pretty good in his own right I must say.  But Adam has the stage presence and vocal capacity like no one I've heard.  I am old and a huge Queen fan.  I just think Freddie would be pleased with Adam.

Kathy Mckinley
Kathy Mckinley

GET OVER IT! Quit butting in where you don't belong!!

Kathy Mckinley
Kathy Mckinley

Who do you think you are taking it upon yourself to get 5 people that are more suitable than Adam? How dare you to slight Adam like that! He is not trying to replace anyone,why do you need to be butting in where you don't belong...GET OVER IT!!

Twisted_Sister
Twisted_Sister

you said yourself that no one should replace Freddie and yet you suggest five guys. Interesting. A question. Are you a member of Queen? No? Well then there you have it. You don't get to choose. If you don't like who they pick then don't go to their tour and problem solved. 

Belinda G
Belinda G

It seems that in Brian May and Roger Taylor's opinion Adam Lambert is the best choice so I guess you will have to go and pick a bone with them .... good luck with that! 
Brian and Roger are smart enough to realize Adam offers a unique, fresh, current and highly charismatic performance style and the vocal ability to take on their music.  Adam is a fascinating, dynamic and incredible showman, destined for greatness.  This is not about Adam replacing Freddie, or imitating Freddie, this is just a collaboration of great talents to create something special, and that is what makes it so exciting.

MoovieBassets
MoovieBassets

Did you even see the EMA performance with Queen and Adam?  He absolutely nailed it.  If you don't believe me, watch the audience reaction.  And besides, Brian May and Roger Taylor want Adam, so your choices don't count.

Michaelken123
Michaelken123

Mr lenni rosenblum. I'm sorry to tell you that none of your five pick can touch Adam a little bit. and I heard them all sing before. but I do admit that Marc Martel has a very similar baritone voice as Freddie's. but his high register are very lacking. he can not touch Freddie's high register let alone Adam's. and you said Adam has a motive to sing with Queen, Are you kiding me? THEY ask him to sing with them. not the other way around. you can't even get your fact right. and I damn sure your motive is to get more attention from people.

irish1139
irish1139

What have you got against Adam Lambert?  He is the best trained male vocalist out there singing pop music with an incredible range.  You certainly aren't up on your "Adam Lambert" if you don't know that.  Wait until you hear Adam's new album.  I think you will change your mind.

musicfan
musicfan

What a stupid blog. You don't even know what you're talking about. Adam has SAID he's not trying to BE Freddie, NOT trying to be the frontman of QUEEN, NOT trying to fill Freddie's shoes.  Secondly, Adam fronted Queen at the EMA's and did a fan-f*ckingtastic job of it, and he did so with class and style, and paid homage to Freddie BECAUSE BRIAN & ROGER ASKED HIM TO.  Have you heard Brian and Roger talk about Adam?  Hmm? They absolutely ADORE Adam. He sings his face off, he has the flare, the style and can hit the notes and at the same time he doesn't copy Freddie... so many people loved the performance at the EMA's and were FLOORED by the performance.  So just because you have issues with Adam, doesn't mean he wouldn't be the best person for the job.  Brian and Roger want to play their music, since they've played with Adam, it lit a fire in them, it was fun and they want to do it more.  Adam actually has his own music to promote this year, his album "Trespassing" is coming out March 20th, so he's only going to do possibly one or two (? we don't know yet) performances with Queen this year.  If you don't like it, don't go and shut up about it.  (btw if you missed it, you can go to MTV's site and watch Adam & Queen's EMA performance - a medley of On With the Show, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions.)

Jimlynnj
Jimlynnj

Haha you're nuts. Queen knows best.

Thelintons
Thelintons

Do not agree at all. Yes, all the aforementioned artists can sing. Your reason for picking them is that they sound like Freddie Mercury.He is impossible to replicate!  I don;t think 'Queen' really wants someone who mimics  Freddie- let the tribute band members do that. Adam brings phenomenal vocals, charisma and an unbelievable stage presence. All of this, but Adam Lambert retains his own style. Great choice. But, no fear, Adam Lambert has an album of his own to promote, so engagements with 'Queen' would no doubt be limited. 

Alex
Alex

As an Adam Lambert fan, I'll admit that the EMA performance (and the AI) wasn't that good. The points you make for the others are decent too. My only qualm is that all the article says is that Lambert shouldn't be fronting Queen (and I agree), but the article never gives concrete statements why.

Guest
Guest

Hello Lenni Rosenblum,

You are at least 90% ignorant regarding
this subject. You have got so many clicks on your idiot article
 so your goal was fulfilled: being stupid
but successful.  What else can you hope for?

I wish you a good weekend and
QUIT WRITING ABOUT ADAM LAMBERT. We are diehard fans, we
know EVERYTHING about any subject that can touch Adam and
IT'S OBVIOUS FOR US THAT YOU DID NOT DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Your article is plain
IDIOT!

Can you please be so kind and find another artist
to spread your ignorance on?

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

mercurythebest
mercurythebest

Brian May said that Freddie Mercury will never be replaced.  No one is good enough.  Not Lambert, not Hawkins, not Martel, etc.  Queen has some great music and sadly Freddie is not here anymore. 

Mrs. Robinson
Mrs. Robinson

I think the decision of the original members of Queen as to whom they think is the best person to front their band should hold more weight than the opinion of some blogger from Phoenix. Just sayin'.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

Hey Lenni, nice job getting 67 comments on your ridiculous article to date.  The next time you decide to actually do any research before you print something about Adam, check out his new video for "Better Than I Know Myself" on YouTube that's been out for 1 week with 2.5 million viewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....

Cosmobird48
Cosmobird48

OMG you make me laugh.  What an idiot.  None of these people can hold a candle to Adam Lambert which is why Queen have personally chosen him to play with them.   Nothing wrong with these others but Adam is his own star and his own singer and he does not do tribut band stuff.  He sings in his own beautiful style.  You sound like a homophobic idiot that would pick anyone but a gay man which is a riot considering we are talking about Freddie Mercury/

HEP.
HEP.

You can pick all the bones you want but you are wrong..Adam Lambert is a great choice..and i would like the to remind you of the fact,it was he who was ASKED,not the other way around.."The Show Must Go On"..and it will..with Adam Lambert!

magsmagenta
magsmagenta

I actually like Justin Hawkins and Mika, and if Adam wasn't there then they may be good choices, but neither of them is close to Adam in singing ability. I've never heard of Eric Nally. Sasha Baron Cohen? What are you thinking, can he even sing? I don't think so. Marc Martel is a copycat, how is that more worthy than being on AI? 

Adam is the greatest singer alive, and a brilliant flamboyant showman, just as Freddie was. What does it matter how he came to the public eye? Record companies weren't interested because he was too gay for them.
After 10 years of being on the stage in every type of gig going from Brigadoon to topless bars he's certainly 'paid his dues' It's not as if he walked out of Starbucks and onto the AI stage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Change is Gonna Come

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Brigadoon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... My conviction from Hair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...  Dust in the wind at Upright Cabaret

Adam is not Freddie, but he doesn't need to be, he's Adam and that's good enough.

jadziadragonrider
jadziadragonrider

Are you fucking kidding me right now with that Foxy Shazam dude? I'm not a Queen stan by any means but you failed at every test and lost at every game when you said that that the FS dude is better at ANYTHING than Adam Lambert. They opened for a band I went to see and I couldn't be done with them fast enough. Blech.

Cos2mwiz2
Cos2mwiz2

Ha! Yeah, Brian and Roger are just Rock Legends who have actually worked with the man you claim to revere, but what the hell do they know? Hacks. 

Bebe
Bebe

Anti-Adam peeps seldom use information or proof as their source for writing anything. They simply blog and hope that there are other uninformed types who will read their written work and agree with them. In this case,knowledge proves powerful and common sense rules in the hands of the informed and educated Adam fans.....@Adam Glambert excepted. 

Elizabeth Brown
Elizabeth Brown

I see u took the Glam out of your name & replaced it with "Sham" bcause thats what u should feel a"sham"bed to troll her & hate!

Guest
Guest

You are an ignorant know nothing, that has more time than you have brains.

Mrs. Robinson
Mrs. Robinson

Hell's bells. You really are a no lifer, aren't you?

Adam Shambert
Adam Shambert

You need to research the definition of research. 

Adam Glambert
Adam Glambert

Mika is gay, shitforbrains. Nice trying to turn this into a discriminatory issue though.

Adam Shambert
Adam Shambert

"The greatest singer alive"

Must have been hard to type that legibly through all your laughter. 

Adam Shambert
Adam Shambert

You know who else are rock legends? Metallica and Lou Reed. I'm sure you have no idea what any of that means, so feel free to Google it and then realize that people make mistakes. Your past work doesn't make you infallible. 

Adam Shambert
Adam Shambert

You are a fanboy who can't deal with their idol being criticized.

Guest
Guest

You need to remove your head from your butt before you suffocate.

Guest
Guest

You don't know anything about gay, who's standing on your corner while you are here.

HEP.
HEP.

 YOU POOR THING..IS THIS WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN?..TROLLING THE INTERNET TO  SPREAD YOUR SPECIAL DOOM AND GLOOM WHEN IT COMES TO ADAM LAMBERT,WELL..NO ONE IS BUYING YOUR BS,SO CLOSE UP SHOP...GO FIND ANOTHER BRIDGE TO CRAWL UNDER..ADAM IS WORLD FAMOUS AND YOU ARE A LITTLE NOBODY SITTING IN YOUR LONELY ROOM BANGING OUT HATE..THE ONLY FRIEND YOU REALLY HAVE IN LIFE IS MISERY...HOPE BOTH OF YOU WILL BE HAPPY..WE WILL KEEP ADAM LAMBERT ANY DAY,YOU CAN HAVE MISERY..GOOD LUCK WITH THAT..MAY I SUGGEST SOMETHING FOR FUN?..HANGING BLACK CREPE PAPER MIGHT BE A GOOD WAY TO PASS THE TIME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT...

Guest
Guest

You're a sick idiot.

You should know this
You should know this

Did you see the youtube vid I posted at the bottom of the page? It's the record exec's faults that no new rock legends emerge today's time.  If they had signed Adam before idol, this is probably what his CD's would be like today.

http://youtu.be/wXvSA6QL7Ac

Yep, I posted it again because it's that epic.

Guest
Guest

You would not know a rock legend if one bit you in your sorry ass.

Adam Shambert
Adam Shambert

What, wait... What?! Is English your second language?

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