During a radio job interview, the former Get That member jokes he failed to like the strategy of taking a pay minimize when revealing that he was once questioned to be a part of the rock band.
Robbie Williams turned down the likelihood to entrance Queen mainly because he failed to like the strategy of hoping to switch Freddie Mercury and taking a pay minimize.
The former Get That star revamped the band’s “We Are the Champions” with Brian May possibly and Roger Taylor for the “A Knight’s Tale” soundtrack and the rockers ended up so impressed they questioned him to look at joining them in Queen.
Williams admits he was flattered but he failed to experience he could occur close to replacing Mercury – and he failed to extravagant splitting stadium concert funds with his potential bandmates.
“I was undertaking stadiums myself at the time,” he tells SiriusXM. “I failed to want to have to split it 3 methods, but that’s a different story… and I just assumed I might help you save them the audacity of me even hoping to phase on a stage and be the exact same echelon as Freddie Mercury. He, to me, is angelic. He’s godlike. It was just also frightening.”
Robbie does not regret passing up the opportunity to entrance Queen, insisting they ultimately observed the suitable person for the position in Adam Lambert. “If he wasn’t such a wonderful human being, which he is, I would just be terrified of him, mainly because of his pure talent,” Williams adds. “His voice is totally remarkable. And he’s an remarkable performer, and a wonderful human being to boot.”
“I am seriously happy when I meet people today that I am just overawed by their talent… and they are wonderful. It really is significantly improved than meeting people today that give you a talent tough-on and they are a**holes. You’re just like, ‘Oh, I hate every thing you have completed now.’ ”