Adam Lambert had a recent exclusive interview with Sunday Express and revealed how did he get Freddie Mercury’s permission about the “Queen + Adam Lambert” project.

Here is what he said:

“When I first become aware of Freddie Mercury in my 20s, I was really obsessed with the band and would watch old footage of him and his outfits. Freddie was really going for it and he clearly had a sense of humor.

He was kind of taking the p*** out of himself. It was all ridiculous and that was part of the charm. He allowed people to feel the sense of fun and camp which I think is a sort of dying art but Freddie was spot on with it. He was camp and clever and witty with it which has massively inspired me.”

Lambert also revealed that he has his own style and it would be so ridiculous to dress like Freddie Mercury on the stage.

Here’s the reason why he said that:

“In a way when I started working with Queen, looking at Freddie and his style history, it’s sort of a free pass. There’s no line that’s too far and the audience gets it. Freddie gives me permission to take it there.

Also, I’m not going to stand up there and do a set with Queen in jeans and a t-shirt, that would be ridiculous and totally not the spirit of what they are.”

You can watch his latest interview here.

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