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Adam Lambert on performing to Queen fans: 'I have to do the big note or they'll say I can't cut it'

Adam Lambert has admitted that he has had to win over a section of Queen fans.

The singer has been performing with the English rockers for a few years.

They spent much of 2014 touring the globe and their European leg is kicking off tonight (January 13) in Newcastle.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Lambert said that he is always going to face comparisons to Queen's original singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991.

The US star said: "I had a little bit of trouble with 'Don't Stop Me Now'. The guys would say, 'Hey, it's OK, you don't have to do it just like the record. Freddie used to modulate down and find ways to make parts easier for himself'.

"But Freddie was allowed to do what he wanted because it was his song. I have a different standard that I'm up against. I have to do the big note or they're gonna say I can't cut it."

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Watch Queen and Lambert perform 'Don't Stop Me Now' below: