According to a Rolling Stone article, Queen has named Adam Lambert of American Idol fame as their new lead singer.

Adam Lambert broke the news to the UK Star in an interview.

The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs," he said. "It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would've been proud of.

Queen had previously played with Adam as his backup band during his competition on the Fox Television show American Idol. And then in November Adam Lambert performed with Queen at MTV's EMA awards in Belfast.

Adam Lambert performs "We Are The Champions" with Queen on American Idol