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Update: Adam Lambert is Queen’s New Singer

Update: Lambert took to his twitter account and said that his quotes were taken out of context. “I haven’t confirmed any guest appearances I was talking about the EMA’s.”

Adam Lambert is the new singer for Queen, replacing the late Freddie Mercury. Lambert broke the news in an interview the U.K.’s Daily Star.

“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs,” he said. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would’ve been proud of.”

“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 was joined by surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor during the Idol finale in 2009, and in November, they performed together at the MTV EMAs in Belfast. Queen previously toured with former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers.

Lambert’s sophomore album, Trespassing, is due in March.