Queen feature in September 2012 Classic Rock magazine (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover). Below follows our transcript of a review on p120 of Queen and Adam Lambert at London Hammesmith Apollo.
"QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT
LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Veteran rockers hook up with a new singer to produce a majestic performance in front of an adoring audience.
One side effect of the many TV pop talent shows is the gradual 'cartooning' of rock, one week you've got to sing Bruno Mars, the next it's Whole Lotta Love. For a whole generation of kids, rock music is just a costume change, a bit of eyeliner and a pair of leather hose. Brian May and Roger Taylor have been complicit in this development ever since We Will Rock You opened in London's West End, but 10 years ago even they wouldn't have imagined that Adam Lambert could be Freddie for a day.
Lambert has one of those agile pop voices that sounds like it's got a built-in autotune. Runner-up in the 2009 edition of American Idol, he's both stylish and versatile, and he can sure as hell hit the notes - which is funny, because a lot of the time Freddie Mercury couldn't. Freddie's transformation from wily studio falsetto to musicals, barking steamy tenor on stage was all part of the fun. Adam Lambert is instead all curves-and-castrato perfection, wearing tight pants and a feather boa.
Despite the mismatch, this is a strangely rapturous evening. Lambert is only on stage for about 70 per cent of the songs, a respectful young worker bee who's circling flamboyantly in the Freddie-space but not trying to fill it."http://brianmay.com/queen/queennews/que
Also, here's a link where you can vote for the Queen/Adam Lambert shows to be the "Event of the Year":http://awards.classicrockmagazine.com/a