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Queen ready to give Adam Lambert a gig?

May 22, 2009 |  6:26 pm

Throughout the eighth season of "American Idol," Adam Lambert has seemed to be auditioning for two roles. One, a Broadway star. The other? Fronting Queen.

It appears he may be getting his wish. According to Rolling Stone, Queen's guitarist Brian May says the surviving members of the group were thoroughly impressed with Lambert on this week's "American Idol" finale and are interested in working together in the future.

Queen reunited earlier this decade with Bad Company's Paul Rodgers at the helm, but Lambert has been channeling original Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury all season. The surviving members have noticed.

“Amongst all that furor, there wasn’t really a quiet moment to talk,” May told Rolling Stone. “But [drummer Roger Taylor] and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point. It’s not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that. It isn’t that easy. But I’d certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there.”

Queen's partnership with Rodgers ended earlier this year. Plenty of people in this building were bummed that Lambert didn't win "Idol," and others thought Lambert would be a better fit appearing in the Queen musical "We Will Rock You." So is Queen the next best stop for the budding rock star?

-Todd Martens

Photo: Adam Lambert performing with Queen. Credit: Fox