MuchoMasQueMusculo saidHym...I don't know. I like Adam but I don't like his rendition of Queen's songs. There's a frilliness to his voice that doesn't capture the rock essence that Queen's songs had. It's hard to put into words, I like Adam's songs when he sings his style of music that is his. I'm not knocking him.
This guy was once posted on the forums. His name is Marc Martel. He sounds so much like Freddie. I'm not sure if I'm describing it well enough but he has the smoky, raspy, edgy voice that I associate with Queen's songs. Granted, he basically sounds identical to Freddie so it's nothing original. Personally I like hearing it better:
Martel is one of 4 singers in Queen Extravaganza, official tribute band http://www.queenextravaganza.com/
, they are doing North American tour this summer, I've watched yt vids and they sound great, if you are into tribute bands, of course...
Yes, he sounds so much like Freddie, he even looks like Freddie a little bit (it kinda creeps me out) and that's why it would be disrespectful to Freddie to put him in Queen, it's like saying ˝hey Fred, you are not so special, here's your replacement˝. With Martel on the vocal duty Queen would become its own tribute band. He does great job with songs like Somebody To Love, but he can't pull off rockier stuff, that's why Extravaganza has Yvan Pedneault (he was part of We Will Rock You lineup) and Jeff Scott Soto (Trans Siberian Orchestra). They have female vocalist too, Jennifer Espinoza, and she's great... Lambert has range, technique and unique tone, he can work the stage and he is controversial, kinda like Freddie... His voice isn't everyone's cup of tea and that's perfectly alright...And at the end of the day this thing with Lambert isn't permanent solution (only 6 shows sheduled - Kiev, Moscow, festival in Poland tonight and 3 London dates), they are just having some fun and it's fun to watch. Queen died with Freddie 20 years ago and Bri and Rog are old, let them enjoy, they've earned the right... Lambert is no Freddie, not even close, but he is really talented, he's a fighter and I hope he'll get accolades he deserves. Coming out has hindered his career, there's no doubt about it and that is sad. He's underdog and I'm rooting for him. I'm aware that some (many) people have issues with him but his potential success makes things easier for next talented gay kid.