Queen are in talks to bring back former American Idol
star Adam Lambert as lead singer for a final tour, confirming that Paul Rodgers’ time with the band was at an end.
In an interview with VVN Music, Rodgers said he was ready to move on from Queen following live releases and a studio album of original material. “I felt, at that point after four years, I was ready to move on, to go back to my own music,” he said. “We had a ball. It was fantastic. We played in some amazing places. I was happy to help them and now they are off and running. I'm happy to see them do their thing.”
May confirmed as much to BBC Radio 2: “Paul has a career of his own and he can’t do the Queen thing indefinitely,” he said. “We’ve been talking to Adam Lambert, you know we’ve already done some gigs with Adam, who is amazing. We are ongoing, we can't help it. I think we all protested too much in the sense when Freddie went and we didn't want to talk about it and didn't want to be Queen for a while. But after a while you realize that people wanna hear the songs and see us do things.” May then hinted that the band was looking at dates in the United States during summer.