The current fronting member of Queen, Adam Lambert, talked about his current thoughts on Freddie Mercury in a recent interview with Jane Kennedy and Mick Molloy of Australia’s Triple M radio station.

Adam Lambert stated that he feels very lucky himself because he can get to pay tribute to Freddie and celebrate him as an artist and as a person, as a writer, as a singer.

Here is what Adam Lambert told, transcribed by Blabbermouth:

“I’m so lucky that I get to pay tribute to [Freddie] and celebrate him as an artist and as a person, as a writer, as a singer.

And I think I relate to some of the stuff that he, obviously, has gone through; I can kind of draw some comparisons there. And I hope that in some way I can carry on his spirit. I think that there are certain intentions with which those songs are supposed to be sung, and I try to go there.

And I’ve asked a lot of questions and learned a lot about him, and I really try to keep him in the forefront of my mind. Not to imitate, but to do it for him — kind of, like, celebrate him.”

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