Queen announced this morning that Adam Lambert would be joining the band for their headline slot at this year's Sonisphere festival.
In a statement May said that Queen's former frontman Freddie Mercury would approve of Lambert.
"Judging by my incoming mail, this decision will make a lot of people very happy. It's a worthy challenge for us, and I'm sure Adam would meet with Freddie's approval!
"And what better place to revisit, and walk those emotional paths than Knebworth? It will be a rush."
Lambert added that he hoped to "pay respects to Freddie's memory'':
I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set is so beautifully surreal. I'm honoured to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory. He's a personal hero of mine and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band.
"I know the evening will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band I know magic will be on display."
However, the decision has sparked mixed reaction from Queen fans over Twitter and Facebook.
One Gigwise reader wrote on Facebook: everything would be better for freddie and the fans happier if they just don't call their resurrection as QUEEN. what's wrong with their own well-known names for the band (like Jimmy Paige and Robert Plant)?!
While Richard Crawley added: Besides the options of never playing as Queen again. It isnt all that bad. He'll do justice to the songs, hopefully the production does justice to the show
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