All signs are pointing to Queen hitting the road again with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert once again fronting the band. Co-founding guitarist Brian May, who leads Queen with drummer Roger Taylor, stopped short of announcing the tour, telling NME, "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 (Mercury) 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. So, no matter what you call it, Roger and I do do stuff, and I think we'll be doing some more stuff this summer in fact, probably in the States."
He touched very briefly on the ongoing work completing some of Mercury's unfinished studio demos: "Some Queen magic is happening… I feel it in my bones. It's annoying to have to be so secretive, but I guess I have to, for now."
We asked Roger Taylor if co-founding bassist John Deacon -- who last played during the band's 1992 tribute to Freddie Mercury -- will ever perform as part of Queen again: "John really has opted out of the whole music business thing. He was done, like, being around people. He wrote us a letter saying 'I totally approve of everything you do and, um, can I have my share?' I mean, he's still a partner, so, y'know, he's there in that sense."
IN OTHER QUEEN NEWS
Queen's 1981 Greatest Hits collection has made British chart history by becoming the first UK album to sell six million copies. VintageVinylNews.com reported ABBA's 1982 compilation ABBA: Gold trails behind Queen's comp selling about 900,000 copies under Greatest Hits.
The 20 Biggest Selling Albums In U.K. History:
1. Greatest Hits - Queen
2. Gold: Greatest Hits - ABBA
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
4. 21 - Adele
5. What's The Story Morning Glory? - Oasis
6. Thriller - Michael Jackson
7. The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
8. Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
9. Bad - Michael Jackson
10. Greatest Hits II - Queen
11. The Immaculate Collection - Madonna
12. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
13. Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
14. Stars - Simply Red
15. Come On Over - Shania Twain
16. Back To Bedlam - James Blunt
17. Urban Hymns - Verve
18. Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers
19. Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
20. Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel
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