Here’s Adam Lambert’s Advice to Trey Anastasio on Filling in For Jerry Garcia
By Brian Ives
What, you may ask, would iconic and fashionable pop singer Adam Lambert have to offer in the way of advice to jam band legend Trey Anastasio?
Tomorrow night (June 27) the Phish frontman will kick off a string of five Grateful Dead shows, marking the last time that members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Billy Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will perform together. For these very sold-out shows, which you will be able to watch on YouTube, Anastasio will be taking on the role of the Dead’s original band leader Jerry Garcia.
Filling in for a beloved rock legend who has passed away is something that Lambert knows a little something about, having spent much of the last two years touring with Queen.
He says that you have to pay tribute, without coming off like you’re in a tribute band.
“It’s in how you approach it. It’s not a film or a play. It’s a live piece of music,” Lambert tells Radio.com.