‘It’s an important commodity’: Did Adam Lambert insure his voice ahead of latest Queen show?

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The story, going into Adam Lambert’s U.S. concert debut with Queen, is that he had his voice insured — “allegedly,” he says, “for $50 million.”

Lambert, an American Idol finalist, hedges on confirming such a thing.

“Allegedly,” Lambert repeats, in this talk with Lee Downs. “It’s an important commodity. My voice is my moneymaker.”

Such a policy would make sense, not just because of Lambert’s role as a successor to Freddie Mercury, but also for his own solo career. Pressed by Downs, Lambert will only say: “You tell me.”

As for where he is, career wise, since that triumphal moment on Idol, Lambert says: “I don’t know if I can say better or worse. I’ve definitely grown; I’ve learned a lot. I’ve seen a lot. I feel like I get to explore so many things, musically.”

Queen is set to appear in September with Lambert, as part of an IHeartRadio event at Las Vegas.

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