During a recent interview with People, Adam Lambert talked about joining Queen back in 2012, saying about the “concerns” he had about filling such big shoes:
“When we first got together to perform a whole show, I’m happy to say it went really well. It was a success, and we pulled it off – but man, I was really nervous beforehand.
“Not only did I have to make sure my voice held up and I know all the words… But it was also the perception of the fans; I definitely had some concerns.
“This is not my music that I wrote: This is me, as a guest, with one of the greatest rock bands of all time, singing the songs that one of the greatest rock singers of all time brought to life.”
Describing Freddie Mercury as “irreplaceable,” the singer continued:
“There’s no way to compare to him. It was always my hope that audiences would understand that I’m up there just excited to sing great music that everyone knows.
“And also to facilitate an opportunity for Brian [May] and Roger [Taylor], to keep being onstage and playing. Watching them delight in this connection with their fan base is really, really inspiring.
“This is what they were made to do; this is their legacy. And I’m just happy to be a part of it.”