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Adam Lambert: "How Do You Say No To Being In Queen?"

May 28 2009, Published 11:39 a.m. ET

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He may have been the runner-up in American Idol, but Adam Lambert is sure looking like a winner.

Queen guitarist Brian May has expressed an interest in recruiting Lambert to sing for the band. But would Lambert do it?

"That's a tough question because, honestly, how do you say no to being in Queen?" Lambert said, according to AP.

"Amongst all that furore, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk," May explained to Rolling Stone. "But drummer Roger Taylor and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point."

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May added that the band doesn't want to be too quick in replacing former Queen collaborator Paul Rodgers, who recently left the iconic band, originally fronted by lead singer, the late Freddy Mercury.

"It's not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that," May said. "It isn’t that easy. But I'd certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there." May and Taylor performed 'We Are The Champions' with Lambert on the season finale of American Idol on May 20 in Los Angeles.

Of other potential duets, Lambert dropped the names some preeminent female vocalists he'd like to share the stage with.

"Madonna would be amazing -- I'd love to work with Madonna -- I think she's a genius. She has great ideas. Lady GaGa is brilliant. She's got her finger on the pulse. She's the hot thing right now. Katy Perry's amazing, absolutely amazing." (Photo: Splash News)

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