Contact Us

Watch James Corden Compete With Adam Lambert in Queen Sing-Off

Subscribe to Ultimate Classic Rock on

It’s one thing to sing on TV, but going toe-to-toe with the guy who’s currently at the mic for Queen takes a special kind of courage.

Late-night host James Corden did just that during last night’s episode of his Late Late Show, facing off against Queen singer Adam Lambert in a tongue-in-cheek competition to determine who’s better qualified to lead the band. With guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor backing them both up, the duo ran through the Queen classics “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Somebody to Love.”

The Late Late Show segment, which you can watch above, is part of the promotional push for Queen’s recently announced North American tour, which is scheduled to begin in late June and continue through early August. Lambert recently spoke with Time about the challenges of filling in for beloved late frontman Freddie Mercury, admitting that while it was once “intimidating” to perform with Queen, it’s gotten easier over the years — and the audience’s warm reception has allowed him to loosen up and have fun with the material.

“A handful of the songs in the set are absolutely ridiculous — high camp. Because the audience already loves the song, I know I can push it as far as I want. It’s the most liberating thing,” said Lambert. “I wonder, whatever happened to watching an artist and having them make you laugh? Where is that in music? In the ‘70s and ‘80s, there was a lot of that. It was over the top. They weren’t taking themselves that seriously.”

Queen Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Next: Top 10 Queen Songs

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Ultimate Classic Rock

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!