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Mark Madden

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Posted July 22nd, 2014 @ 11:45am

...and absolutely marvelous.

I saw Queen + Adam Lambert Sunday night at DC. Why didn't somebody think of this ages ago? Lambert is a natural for Queen. He doesn't imitate the late, lamented Freddie Mercury, but he certainly channels him. Amazing voice. It SOARS.

It's good Queen is doing this. There aren't any new rock stars, only old ones. But Lambert latches onto Queen's legacy with terrific aplomb. People just want to hear the songs. The "American Idol" product sings them very well.

The two Queen originals, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, get a well-deserved shot of glory and appreciation at every performance. As I watched Queen, I couldn't help but think: Jimmy Page deserves this.

Page should round up John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham and Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy, then hit the road. Nobody can tell Robert Plant he has to be in Led Zeppelin. But nobody should be able to tell Page he can't.

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