Could Robbie Williams Have Been Queen’s Frontman Instead of Adam Lambert?

According to an article in NME, Robbie Williams was under consideration to be Queen’s frontman, even before Paul Rodgers filled the position in 2004. And I’m not even going into the comment about Adam Lambert giving Robbie a hard-on. You’ll have to read the whole article for that one yourself!

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From NME:

Robbie Williams turned down the chance to become Queen’s frontman

He says his “low self-esteem” prevented him from taking the gig 

By Nick Reilly   March 5, 2020

Robbie Williams has revealed that he was once asked to follow in the late Freddie Mercury‘s footsteps as Queen frontman, before Adam Lambert joined the rock group.

The pop icon is said to have turned down Brian May and Roger Taylor’s approach after impressing the pair when they teamed up on a 2001 re-recording of ‘We Are The Champions’ for the movie A Knight’s Tale.

But Robbie says his “low self-esteem” ultimately prevented him from following on from Freddie Mercury.

He told SiriusXM: “Even though I’m very confident here on the microphone, I have very low self-esteem.

Robbie Williams has revealed that he was once asked to follow in the late Freddie Mercury‘s footsteps as Queen frontman, before Adam Lambert joined the rock group.

The pop icon is said to have turned down Brian May and Roger Taylor’s approach after impressing the pair when they teamed up on a 2001 re-recording of ‘We Are The Champions’ for the movie A Knight’s Tale.

But Robbie says his “low self-esteem” ultimately prevented him from following on from Freddie Mercury.

He told SiriusXM: “Even though I’m very confident here on the microphone, I have very low self-esteem.

“And I just thought I’d save them the audacity of me even trying to step on a stage and be the same echelon as Freddie Mercury. He, to me, is angelic. He’s godlike. It was just too scary.”

He added: “I was doing stadiums myself at the time. I didn’t want to have to split it three ways, but that’s another story.”

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~ Carol ~

Comments

  1. Lila Hayes Zubik Lila Hayes Zubik says

    It just wouldn’t be the same, would it?

  2. Janet BILICKI says

    I’m glad it worked out this way……