Adam Lambert Is Queen's New Frontman

Freddie Mercury must be rolling in his grave right now. A former “American Idol” contestant is the new lead singer of his most epic band.

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Lambert spoke to Rolling Stone about the announcement:

"The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs," he said. "It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would've been proud of."

...But does he really think he can replace the one and only Freddie Mercury?

"That's impossible. The way I'm choosing to view it is that it's a great honor and one I'm in no way going to shirk."

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