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“There’s always going to be haters,” Adam Lambert tells Jackie Brambles

Adam Lambert joined Jackie Brambles on her Greatest Hits Radio show this evening.

He talked about the ten years he’s spent working with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor.

Jackie asked about the reaction from Queen fans when he first started singing with the band.

“There’s always going to be haters,” Adam admitted. “That’s just how it goes and it’s fine – I get being protective of your memory of the band, I totally understand. I think early on that actually lit a fire in me to prove myself and prove them wrong.

To do this he was very careful not to imitate Freddie, because he felt it would be tacky and disrespectful. He also thought that Brian May and Roger Taylor would have wanted him to.

“I did try to consider the spirit with which the songs were originated, so why the song was written, what it was about, and why Freddie approached singing it that way I try to stay true to the intention,” he added.

Adam said that Brian and Roger have often said Freddie wouldn’t have wanted the songs to gather dust, he wanted the music to live on, so always has in mind when making certain decisions -how to approach a song or what to wear he considers whether Freddie would get a kick out of it.

Responding to Jackie’s question if he now feels a member of the band, he told her it’s a collaboration and he treats it as if he’s a guest.

“I get to go on stage and sing these incredible songs. I get to be of service to Brian and Roger so they can perform their songs live and the fans of Queen want to hear these songs played so they need a singer,” he explained.

“I’ve tried to approach it with that kind of respect.  Freddie was one of a kind, there’s no replacing him but what we try to do on stage is really celebrate him and remember him fondly with the audience,” he added.

Listen to Adam Lambert chat to Jackie Brambles on Greatest Hits Radio at

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