Queen Tried Recording New Song With Adam Lambert + ‘Won’t Rule Out’ Album
The likelihood of brand new music from Queen with Adam Lambert seems more realistic than ever now that guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have divulged a prior attempt to record a song with the singer. While that was never completely finished, they're not ruling out the chance that a full album of new material will someday materialize.
The prospect of a new Queen album is, of course, gigantic. Since Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, Queen have only released one record — 1995's Made in Heaven — which was culled from vocal and piano recordings from when the singer was still alive.
Speaking with Classic Rock recently, Taylor relayed, "We did record a song which we haven't actually finished. I can't remember what it's called. I think we were still discussing what we should call it.
May further explained, "It was a song that we'd tried to adapt that had come from a friend. It had the makings of being a great song, but we couldn't crack it. We couldn't get there."
The band did, however, release a "new" song last year, "You Are the Champions," a reworking of the classic "We Are the Champions" in an homage to healthcare workers around the globe who have worked tirelessly to treat patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
Taylor even asserted the notion that Queen could link up with Lambert for a completely new record, nevermind just potentially finishing up that one song if they can find a sticking point.
"It would be nice to do some stuff. I wouldn’t rule it out," said the drummer about a full length. "Adam has said, ‘Any time you want me to sing on something…' If the other two decide, 'Let’s do something,' I'd be there."
These 40 Smiling Rock Stars Will Make Your Day