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Queen's Brian May: 'Freddie Mercury would approve of Adam Lambert'

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Queen's Brian May has reassured fans that the band's latest frontman Adam Lambert will make them "happy".

The American Idol runner-up will appear with Queen's May and Roger Taylor when they headline this year's Sonisphere festival.

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May also said that the band's former frontman Freddie Mercury would approve of Lambert's arrival to the band.

"Judging by my incoming mail, this decision will make a lot of people very happy. It's a worthy challenge for us, and I'm sure Adam would meet with Freddie's approval!

"And what better place to revisit, and walk those emotional paths than Knebworth? It will be a rush."

Lambert added that he hoped to "pay respects to Freddie's memory" during the upcoming headline set at Knebworth.

He said: "I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set is so beautifully surreal. I'm honoured to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory. He's a personal hero of mine and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band.

"I know the evening will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band I know magic will be on display."

Adam Lambert will release his second studio album Trespassing later this year, which he recently revealed would contain "f**k you" songs.

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