Jeff Scott Soto reveals, in an interview with web personality Miles Schuman, there were ‘discussions’ about him joining Brian May and Roger Taylor as Paul Rodgers’ replacement.
- Apr 30, 2020
AceShowbiz – Sons of Apollo singer Jeff Scott Soto was almost recruited to join Queen before Adam Lambert landed the gig.
The former Journey rocker, who was one of the vocalists for tribute act “Queen Extravaganza”, reveals there were “discussions” about him joining Brian May and Roger Taylor as Paul Rodgers‘ replacement – but his dream gig was not to be.
“I can’t go into the specifics and I don’t wanna go into anything that throws caution to the wind, basically. I can’t really elaborate. There were discussions, let’s just put it this way,” he tells web personality Miles Schuman.
“There was a short little window of time before Adam that there was a discussion and it didn’t get past that. So I’ll just leave it at that. I value my friendship and everything that I have with those guys, so I’m not gonna say anything to pat myself on the back just for people to go, ‘Hey, you should have…’ It’s not necessary…”
“There were inklings at one point, and it just didn’t turn into anything.”
Meanwhile, Soto and bassist pal Kuky Sanchez joined May and Taylor from their homes for a virtual performance of Queen’s “We Are The Champions” earlier this month.
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