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Queen's Roger Taylor: 'Adam Lambert's closer to Freddie Mercury than Paul Rodgers'

Drummer Roger Taylor has opened up about the performing dynamic in iconic rock band Queen and revealed that vocalist Adam Lambert is 'closer' to Freddie Mercury than Paul Rodgers, who has been fronting the band for a while now. 

During an interview with Mojo magazine, Taylor explained that the two singers are very different in their respective vocal delivery and style, but Lambert is more like Mercury in how he treats the songs:

"Paul has a perfect blues and soul voice, but our songs are big — and dare I say it, theatrical — and Adam fits that more easily... Adam is closer to Freddie. Paul was macho, but Adam is a diva. His range is staggering."

The 'Trespassing' sensation recently opened up about being asked back by Queen and told an American radio station that he thinks the late Mercury would approve of his addition to the group: "I think he’d be down. Brian, Roger and the band, they’ve been really cool about telling me stories about Freddie — and kind of letting me into the kind of guy that he was."






Watch footage of Lambert and Queen performing together at the iHeartRadio Festival below:


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