Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert
The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday.
During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s do it! Put it in the show.”
“Listen to that voice, wow. That’s amazing…that’s a voice in a billion,” May added in the video interview, which was re-posted on Facebook by Creative Community for Peace (CCFP).
Lambert and Queen will perform at Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon on Sept. 12. Lambert, who has never been to Israel before, said he is “really, really thrilled” for the upcoming visit. “I’ve been seeing on Twitter for the past six, seven years, people from Tel Aviv saying, ‘Oh, when are you coming?’,” he said. “I’m excited to go to an area of the world that I’ve never been to. I always like going to discover new things, and see new places and meet new fans.”
May pointed out that Queen and Lambert’s collaboration will present a unique experience for the audience.
“This coming together is incredible,” he said. “I have this incredible feeling that people have been with us for so long in Israel and there hasn’t been an opportunity for us to come together. It’s an incredible moment, it will be. And I know they want to participate. They want to sing and clap and do those things that Queen audiences do.”