I found this little gem on Paste Magazine, and I had to share it. Queen’s Freddie Mercury is quite possibly the best vocalist in history, and the isolated vocal track below proves that point beyond contention. Listen to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury sing “Under Pressure” — vocals only.
When Adam Lambert finished American Idol, rumors circulated that Queen asked him to join their band. But he chose a solo career instead, presumably because he wanted an independent career, which he thought would give him more industry longevity. But years later, he might have changed his mind. According to reports, he’s joining the band on their summer tour. Personally, I think this is something he should have done a long time ago, but better late than never. After all, when one of the world’s greatest bands in history asks you to be their lead singer, you accept. Watch him perform Bohemian Rhaphsody during his American Idol audition. He sure has come a long way.