Queen Admits The Paul Rodgers Era Didn't Work

Five years removed from the Paul Rodgers era of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor have admitted that the singer was a poor fit for the group.

"Paul has one of the greatest rock voices but it's more blues and soul orientated than I would have thought," Taylor told the Toronto Sun. "I would say, with all due respect to Paul, that Adam [Lambert] is more suited to a lot of our material and whereas we had great tours with Paul, I think Adam is more naturally at home with us."

"Yeah, I think the styles match more closely in a sense," May added. "But we had a great time with Paul, no doubt about it and it kind of stretched it to a new place and I think a thoroughly good experience. But Adam is really, like us, he has many, many colors, so we can explore some of those strange excursions that Queen likes to."

Queen's tour featuring Adam Lambert on vocals starts June 19 in Chicago.

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