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Adam Lambert Slams Reports that He Will Tour with Queen

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Unfortunately, fans of Glambert and glam rock won’t be coming together this summer. Adam Lambert has taken to Twitter to deny recent reports that he is going on tour with legendary rock outfit, Queen.

“Oooh them clever reporters takin my quotes outta context…. I haven’t confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMA’S,” Lambert tweeted. While careful to clarify the reports, it doesn’t mean Lambert was necessarily upset by them. He followed with, “That being said, I’m truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr journalist!!”

Following an interview, British newspaper the Daily Star reported that Lambert would be filling in for Queen’s fallen frontman Freddie Mercury. “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f—ing great songs,” Lambert reportedly said. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.” We can see how that could easily be a quote about his EMA performance with the band — something the newspaper probably should have made a bit more clear.

Later in the article, Lambert says, “After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: ‘You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.’ But I already knew that,” Lambert continued. “There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible. The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk.”

Lambert is now raising questions to the authenticity of the last quote. The ever-cheeky ‘American Idol‘ alum tweeted, “Anyone know what ‘shirk’ means?”

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