www.twitlonger.com/show/ht1suq Marta Grzywacz, RMF FM: You’re coming to Poland with a new vocalist, with whom you’re doing 6 shows. Why did you pick Adam Lambert?
Brian May: It’s nice to play with talented musicians and it’s exactly one of those that we have met. Adam is a great guy and undoubtedly very talented. He has an incredible voice. Freddie would have have loved him – both professionally and personally. Moreover, Adam is charming, very relaxed, he’s easy to work with and has an extraordinary instrument – his voice. Music is his passion, he lives and breathes it, just like Freddie did once. Furthermore, he’s a showman, just like Freddie was and has a natural talent when it comes to connecting to the audience, which is an extremely important part of people a rock singer. Because for me, music is not just music. It’s a conversation with an audience and it is of great importance. Oddly enough, the organisation, which on our behalf auditions vocalists for We Will Rock You in Las Vegas, didn’t notice Adam. Adam tried out for the part of Galileo and they turned him down. He didn’t make it through and we didn’t have the chance to get to know him. That is shocking to me – a guy like him enters a room and no one notices him?!
Did someone get punished for that?
Heads should have rolled because of that but that organisation does not exist anymore, because we backed out of Las Vegas.