by (@BHSmithNYC)

Exclusive: Watch Brian May Of Queen And Adam Lambert Discuss The Future

VH1 Classic On Tap DJ Nik Carter sat down with revered rock guitarist Brian May of Queen and and solo star Adam Lambert backstage at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony presented by Classic Rock magazine. They were there to pickup the award for Band of the Year for their ongoing Queen + Adam Lambert concert tour which has thrilled fans of both the legendary British rockers and the American Idol veteran and solo star.  Read more…

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Adam Lambert And Brian May Discuss Whether Queen Is Still Really A Band


When American Idol veteran and solo star Adam Lambert hooked up with legendary British classic rock band Queen, fans were both thrilled and concerned. Could Adam honor the group’s legacy while still staying true to himself? Would Glambert fans mix with the Queen faithfull? And while no one could ever fill the shoes of original singer Freddie Mercury, would the end result live up to the epic standards the band set with him at the helm? To hear Lambert and Queen guitarist Brian May talk about it, the answer is a resounding yes.  Read more…

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REVIEW: Can Adam Lambert-Led Queen Keep The Band’s Classic Legacy Alive?

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It can’t be easy being Adam Lambert these days. Sure, he’s living everyone’s rock ‘n’ roll fantasy by fronting the rock icons in Queen on a cross-country arena tour. On the surface his life seems to rule in a major way, but I began to think again as I approached Madison Square Garden Thursday night. I had expected to see a mixed crowd of young Glamberts who have followed Adam’s art and antics since his American Idol days, as well as classic rock fans thrilled to hear the vintage songs played live once more. But the well-worn Queen t-shirts were plentiful and the Lambert love appeared few and far between as I took my seat.

He is about to play to a packed crowd of 20,000 people (New Yorkers, no less!), who all seemed to be thinking the same thing: “Can the kid pull it off?” Under pressure, indeed.

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10 Drummers Who Sang Their Hearts Out From Behind Their Kit (So No, Dave Grohl Doesn’t Count But Taylor Hawkins Does)

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Let’s be honest, musicians are generally speaking not usually the most athletic people. However, this rule is stood on it’s (drum)head when it comes to those well-muscled percussionists that sit behind the trap-kit. It takes massive amounts of strength, coordination and endurance to master the drums, let alone play them for a typical 40-minute set. If that ain’t enough, there’s a small but multi-skilled set of elite drummers who have been known to take lead vocals while playing their drums AT THE SAME FREAKIN’ TIME! And you thought walking and texting was hard! Read more…