Adam Lambert's latest single "Two Fux" is inspired by the very rock icon he's filling in for on tour with Queen.
The singer, who got his start on "American Idol" and is excited to see the reboot with Katy Perry as a judge, told TooFab at OUT Magazine's Power 50 Gala this past Thursday that Freddie Mercury played a role in his new glam-rock sound.
"'Two Fux' is out right now. It came out a couple months ago at the beginning of this tour as sort of a way to sort of celebrate being on tour with Queen," he said. "It was inspired a lot by Freddie Mercury and kinda his spirit, his rockstar attitude and I recorded for my project, which is on the horizon here, but I decided you know what, I'm gonna put it out early ahead of this tour with Queen and people are loving it."
He called the moment he performed the single with the band "amazing," because it brought his career full circle, as he sang Queen hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" during his successful "Idol" audition in 2009.
"I do love 'American Idol,' I mean obviously the show gave me my start and I had an amazing experience on it. I think Katy [Perry] is going to be a great judge on the show… I can't wait to see what they do with the show to try and revamp it."
Lambert got judging experience when he appeared on Australia's version of "X-Factor" and although he loved mentoring the contestants, the "American Idol" Season 8 runner-up doesn't believe another judging gig is in his deck of cards at the moment.
As for his fellow "American Idol" stars who decided to judge other singing competition programs rather than going back to their roots for the reboot, Lambert thinks it's "great" that they are still getting new opportunities within the industry to further their careers.