Adam Lambert admits he can’t out-party his Queen bandmates: ‘Sometimes, I’m the old man’

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Adam Lambert has been appearing, off and on, with Queen since 2009. Along the way, he’s grown as both as frontman and an artist, he says. They’ve also had their share of fun, and in the most surprising of circumstances.

“I learned from their example of kind of not taking it too seriously,” Adam Lambert tells Sunrise. “Being thankful for the opportunity to create and entertain people — that trumps any sort of ego, or any sort of money, or anything like that. They really take joy in the fact that they get to still get up on stage.”

With so much space between them generationally, the expectation is that Adam Lambert would have a thing or two to teach Brian May and Roger Taylor, conversely, about the night life these days. But the former Idol finalist says that’s not necessarily the case.

“You’d be surprised,” Lambert says. “It kind of flip flops. Sometimes, I’m the old man. Sometimes, after all of that singing, I’m like, ‘I’m tired, I’ve got to go to bed.’ [Laughs.] But I’ve got to say — Roger Taylor, on drums, is still very young at heart. Brian kind of shakes his head at both of us, at times.”

Adam Lambert will release The Original High, his first album since 2012’s Trespassing, on April 21, 2015. The initial single from the album, produced by Max Martin and Shellback, is titled “Ghost Town.” Queen will then return to the road with Adam Lambert in September, extending an on-going current tour that’s included nearly 70 dates around the world with new shows in South America.

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