Adam Lambert's getting ready to play his run of shows with Queen, and he talks to the U.K.'s Daily Mail about stepping into late frontman Freddie Mercury's shoes. When he auditioned for an American production of the Queen jukebox musical We Will Rock You, Adam says, "I prepared songs like I Want To Break Free; I did my homework. Now I'm looking forward to spending time with (bandmembers) Brian (May) and Roger (Taylor). I want to make myself familiar with their more obscure songs and hear some stories from the guys themselves. I'll get my own personal Queen documentary."
Adam will front Queen for six shows in July: two in Russia, one in Poland and three at London's HMV Apollo Hammersmith.
• Crystal Bowersox has an EP of pre-American Idol demos out this week. She also sings on a track from Blues Traveler's upcoming album. You can download I Don't Wanna Go exclusively from the Relix magazine website. Blues Traveler's Suzie Cracks the Whip comes out June 26.