By Brent Furdyk.

Now that former “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert has settled into his new position as frontman for legendary rock band Queen, what would the band’s authentic singer have thought of his alternative?

That’s the query that was posed to Queen guitarist Brian Could, who fashioned the band with the late Freddie Mercury in 1970, throughout an interview with Yahoo.

In keeping with Could, Mercury — who died of AIDS in 1991 — would in all probability be a each jealous of and awed by his successor.

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“Freddie would love and hate him, yeah; I imply, you realize, he’d be like, ‘You bastard!’” Could joked. “As a result of, I imply, Adam has an actual reward from God. That voice is a voice in a billion, and no person has that vary, no person that I’ve ever labored with. And never simply the vary however the high quality all through the vary and the fervour to make use of that instrument.

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He added: “And I’ve seen Adam develop, identical to I watched Freddie develop. … He was nice to start out with, however now, we’re doing one thing like ‘Who Desires to Stay Perpetually’ onstage, and typically I nearly cease taking part in as a result of I believe, ‘What did he simply do?’ He’s so free along with his interpretations, and it’s spine-chilling, simply the sound he makes and the way in which he interprets a tune.”

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Forward of the band’s residency in Las Vegas — which kicked off Sept. 1 — Could recalled how Lambert instantly meshed with the band.

“This chemistry was prompt, and it was like we had been already form of in a band with him,” stated Could of the primary time Lambert sang with the band. “It’s fairly unusual. [He didn’t join Queen] for a short time afterwards, as a result of [he] couldn’t. He was underneath contract to the ‘American Idol’ folks. However once we had the chance to work with him, we did three songs in Eire for an awards present [the 2011 MTV Europe Awards]. We did ‘The Present Should Go On,’ ‘We Are the Champions,’ and ‘We Will Rock You,’ and everyone, together with us, went, ‘Oh, this works. It simply has it. It simply has the correct elements.’”

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In truth, Could credit Lambert for permitting Queen to write down a brand new new chapter.

“[Lambert] gives that piece of the jigsaw puzzle, which is, I imply, stupendous. We might by no means be doing this now it it weren’t for Adam,” he defined.

“It’s an unbelievable life. I really feel so grateful that [Queen] had it. And we nonetheless have it.”

Take a look at this fan-shot video of Queen’s opening quantity on the first efficiency of their three-week, 10-show “Crown Jewels” Vegas residency. Watch:

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