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4:00 pm, February 3rd, 2012
The “American Idol” runner-up revealed the news in an interview with the Daily Star, saying, “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*cking great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
Lambert added, “There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible.”
Mercury passed away in 1991 due to bronchopneumonia resulting from AIDS.
He also performed with them at the MTV EMAs last November.
Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for Lambert to confirm the news.
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