Adam Lambert and Sam Smith "laughed so hard" when they heard rumors suggesting they were preparing to collaborate.
The former American Idol contestant hit headlines when he shared a video of himself with Sam during a trip to London back in October (16). The footage led to speculation they could be teaming up for a track for Adam's upcoming fourth album, but the 34-year-old singer denied the claims during a chat with NME as he attended the BBC Music Awards on Monday night (12Dec16).
"That was a fun rumor - no, we just went out one night," he said. "We were laughing so hard at all the printed rumors. It does become quite funny.
"When I was here that week, I was working on stuff with a couple of amazing writers and producers. I got some stuff in the can. When I go home to Los Angeles, probably at the start of next month, I'll start more. I'd like to get some music out soon. I definitely have some ideas. There will be some surprises and some freshness to bring."
Adam is now concentrating on his solo career after months of working with Queen and stepping in for late singer Freddie Mercury for numerous performances and a tour.
Admitting he'd love to record new material with Queen if the songs were "right", Adam added: "There is potentially more work with Queen. There is a lot of talk and a lot exciting stuff to discuss next year. I'm not ready to make announcements yet but there's a lot on the cards."
Queen was recently tipped to be named as a headline act for Britain's Glastonbury music festival next year (17), and Adam is more than up for it.
Asked about the speculation, he smiled mischievously: "Who knows? That would be cool. You want to give them a call?"