It seems sacrilegious to replace Freddie Mercury, but the band Queen has done exactly that.
When Mercury died, future American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert was all of ten years old. Today, it is announced, he is the new frontman for Queen.
The season eight American Idol winner [sic] confirmed to the U.K.’s Daily Star Thursday that he has been tapped to be the lead singer of Queen—the spot in which original member Freddie Mercury held until his untimely death in 1991.
“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f—cking great songs,” Lambert, 30, told the paper. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
If you went to Finland with your boyfriend, went to a club, then got in a fight with him, would that be a deal breaker? What if in the middle of the fight (this is a physical fight, by the way, you’re not just talking about your emotions in loud voices) some friendly people nearby tried to break it up, and your boyfriend attacked them, too? Would you stick it out?
Well, Adam Lambert and his boyfriend, Sauli, would. They’d laugh the whole thing off over burgers! Seriously, that’s what happened. Here are some of Adam’s Tweets after the whole incident:
Jetlag + Vodka = blackout.
Us ÷ blackout = irrational confusion.
jail + guilt + press = lesson learned.
Sauli + Adam + hangover burgers = laughing bout it. :)
I don’t know, maybe I’m just an ol’ stick in the mud, but if I got arrested for fighting my boyfriend in a bar, I’d take some time to reconsider some things. I’ve never really understood the whole “went to jail, LOL” mindset, and I can’t even begin to understand how you could be “laughing bout” throwing punches at your boyfriend and a bunch of strangers.
Does anyone have any insight here? Because I want to like Adam, I really do, but he’s just making it very, very hard.
From the Daily Mail:
… Grammy-nominated Adam [Lambert], 29, and reality TV star Sauli Koskinen, 26, were in a club called Don’t Tell Momma before becoming involved in what local media described as a ‘huge fight’.
Finnish media reported how onlookers tried in vain to break up the fight but that Adam allegedly attacked them as well.
Police were then called and broke up the fight before taking the couple to different police stations – Adam in the neighbourhood of Pasila and Sauli in Toolo. Adam’s management have not yet commented on the alleged incident and the injuries were not serious. Adam is currently holidaying in Finland and tweeted this week that ‘Jetlag sux’.
Come on, guys. Can’t we all just get along? It’s the Christmas season, after all, you know.