Video: Queen Perform with Adam Lambert at 2011 MTV EMAs

After guitarist Brian May hinted that Lady Gaga might be the next lead singer of Queen, it's not really all that surprising to see anyone fronting the legendary bands these days.

Case-in-point, Roger Taylor and Brian May were on hand last night at the MTV EMAs to accept the Global Icon Award, and ended up closing out the show with a medley of "The Show Must Go On," "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert handling vocals. You can check out footage from the show below.

After the performance, Lambert Tweeted: "What an enormous honor to sing w QUEEN! I could feel the spirit of Mercury alive on stage tonight! Thank u Brian and Roger and crew. LOVE"

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.