A new tweet has Lambert returning from a recording session yesterday, having put down some new vocals. “It’s coming along,” Lambert adds.
He’ll appear at September’s iHeartRadio Music Festival with Queen, extending a collaboration with Brian May and Roger Taylor that stretches back a few years. The DJ Avicii also says he’s completed a track called “ID (Lay Me Down)” with Lambert, as well as Nile Rodgers. Rodgers, who rose to fame with Chic in the 1970s, has recaptured the spotlight by co-writing Daft Punk’s ubiquitous new hit “Get Lucky.”
Though Lambert first stepped in for the departed Freddie Mercury in 2009, with subsequent appearances at the European VMAs in 2011 and on tour in 2012, the former American Idol finalist hasn’t followed in the footsteps of Paul Rodgers — who fronted Queen from 2005-2009 — by joining them in the studio.
The iHeartRadio event will be broadcast via Clear Channel stations on September 20-21, 2013 from the MGM in Las Vegas. It will then air as a two-night event on the CW on September 30 and October 1, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.