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Queen + Adam Lambert: By Royal Appointment

You can’t replace Freddie Mercury. But on the eve of a tour, the royal family’s Brian May and Roger Taylor and crown prince Adam Lambert explain why they’re keeping the band’s legacy alive.

“My songs are like Bic razors,” Freddie Mercury declared in Queen’s early days. “For fun, for modern consumption. You listen to it, like it, discard it. Disposable pop.” But 23 years after his death, his band’s latest album is called Queen Forever. And that band’s two remaining members, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, concede that for them the title is true.

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