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    i agree too. you would hear him sing this magnificent song, and then he would smile and take anything they said to him (which was always mostly wonderful things) in this unassuming, very gentlemanly manner. never acted like he deserved any of the praise, just smiled and accepted it all very gratefully.
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    Re: Adam Lambert - Season 8

    Adam Lambert goes GaGa
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    We may not know exactly what Adam Lambert’s debut album will sound like, but we do now know at least one of the project’s producers.

    This season’s “American Idol” runner-up confirmed to Parade.com that he is working with RedOne, producer for Lady GaGa.

    “I can say that is true,” Lambert said. “We have been writing the past couple days and I think we’re going to come out with some amazing tunes. I’m going to have my own sound but I do love Lady Gaga. I’m a huge fan.”

    The glam rocker gets chatty about Perez Hilton’s “crush” on him, dealing with his newfound celebrity status and reuniting with fellow contestants.

    He also reveals that he’s been rubbing shoulders with some big-name artists since the show ended, including Usher, Enrique Iglesias and Madonna.

    With so much star power circling in Lambert’s universe, might he be lining up some killer duets for his project?
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    Re: Adam Lambert - Season 8

    This is the Parade interview referenced above...

    Adam Lambert: 'This Whole Experience Is Liberating'
    by Erin Hill

    From his glam rock style to his highly anticipated Rolling Stone cover, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has been making headlines since he first stepped onto the Idol stage.

    Now the Idol favorite is getting ready to hit the road with his fellow Top 10 contestants for their summer tour.

    Lambert took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to Parade.com about the pressure he feels from the gay community and addressed the rumors surrounding a collaboration with Lady Gaga's hit-making producer, RedOne.

    Dealing with his newfound fame.
    "It's difficult. I'm not used to it. I'm still kind of working on finding that balance. I want to find it. I think because I'm so busy and really focused in on rehearsing for the tour and preparing for the album, that's definitely my priority right now. That helps me get past the crazy publicity."

    Being a voice in the gay community.
    "[I do feel the pressure] a little bit, just by default. Honestly, I'm so wrapped up in the process of creating music that I don't really have the energy to go there right now. Who knows what the future may hold, but I'm an entertainer and that's what I want to put my energy into right now."

    On comments made by Perez Hilton about keeping his sexuality unconfirmed.
    "I heard a little bit about it. I think he might have a crush on me. That's what it feels like...I don't have a crush on him!"

    Any Hollywood crushes of his own?
    "I don't know if there's actually that many celebrities that play for my team that are open about it. I have a ton of celebrity crushes but I'm not going to tell you! Maybe you should ask someone that question about me."

    Rubbing elbows with the stars.
    "I've met a lot of people that I look up to, artists that I respect. That's been crazy. Just last night I met Usher, Enrique Iglesias and My Chemical Romance at the studio. I've just been meeting these artists and they know who I am now because of the show and Rolling Stone and all that, so it's weird that they're like 'Hey, Adam!' and I'm like 'What?!' It's just weird to be on the same page as them, so to speak."

    Meeting his own American idol.
    "I met Madonna and that was pretty wild. Most everybody I've met is pretty cool and on the level, but Madonna is just legendary. I was definitely the most starstruck with her. I've been a fan of hers since I was a kid. So that's definitely part of the intimidation factor."

    Rumors that he's working with Lady Gaga's producer, RedOne.
    "I can say that is true. We have been writing the past couple days and I think we're going to come out with some amazing tunes. I'm going to have my own sound but I do love Lady Gaga. I'm a huge fan."

    Preparing for his debut album.
    "I have been doing a lot of writing, actually. It's been really exciting. I think something that people can expect from the album is that, lyrically, everything that I'm singing about is true to my life. That's important to me, its something I can connect to personally. I think this is the album that's going to be fun and exciting and sexy and also going to have positive hopeful messages."

    Saying goodbye to glam?
    "I like my signature eye makeup thing. It's kinda my look, it's my vibe. It's different and glamorous. But I don't really like one look over any others. I like changing it up. I mean, who knows? In a couple months I might get sick of wearing eyeliner. Anything can happen!"

    Gearing up for his first big purchase.
    "I think I'm going to buy a house. It's a little ways off. I'll probably wait until the end of the year. That's exciting to me, to have a home."

    On his headline-making Rolling Stone cover.
    "This whole experience is liberating and validating at the same time. It's really allowing me to be the artist I've always wanted to be. This experience has opened up so many doors and connected me with so many amazing, talented, reputable producers and writers. That's liberation right there."

    Reuniting with the Top 10 Idols for their summer tour.
    “I missed a lot of them so much. We’ve built quite a bond during the process of the show. Once we hit the road we’ll have more time to spend with each other.”

    Advice for American Idol's Season 9 contestants.
    "Go with your gut instincts. Find a song and a look that makes you stand apart that's true to you, and don't be afraid to take risks."
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    The more I hear about the new cd, the more excited I get. I think it is going to be epic. Can't wait.

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    Re: Adam Lambert - Season 8

    This is a very good interview with Adam from Oprah.com:

    American Idol's Adam Lambert - Oprah.com

    Q&A with American Idol's Adam Lambert
    By Stephanie Snipes


    From the very first note, there was no doubt Adam Lambert was bringing something new to the Idol stage. He is by far one of the most original and talented performers in the music industry today—and he has the Rolling Stone cover to prove it!

    Screening Room chatted with the American Idol runner-up about life in the fast lane.


    Stephanie Snipes: We simply must start by talking about the Rolling Stone cover. How amazing is that?

    Adam Lambert: Wild, right? I was so honored when they asked me. It's surreal. Every time I see it on a newsstand or on someone's coffee table I'm like, "Whoa! That's me! Oh my gosh!" It's wild. It's such an honor.

    SS: It's an amazing cover.

    AL: Thank you! I like it too. Matthew Rolston is a genius photographer. Not only technically skilled but conceptually he brings so much amazing creativity to the table. He's the best at what he does.

    SS: Okay, Adam, there are a lot of Lambert fans out here that need a little consoling after the finale. Any words to make us feel better?

    AL: I don't think it really matters. I still get to put out an album. I still got signed to a major label. I got signed to RCA in a partnership with 19 Entertainment. I still get to do what I want to do. Nothing changes that. My whole goal of being on the show was to get some exposure and have a career in the recording industry. My immediate goal was to stay on the show as long as possible, and I did that. I stayed on as long as the show went on. I don't think it's about the title. I think it's about the experience and it's about the connection that I've gotten to make with all the people at home.

    I'm so touched by everyone's passion and dedication to voting and supporting me. And, I'm still going to make a really kick ass album.

    SS: Let's talk about that album. It's coming out in the fall, right?

    AL: Yes, that's what I've been working on. We started right away with meetings about the sound and the vibe. They asked me, "Do you know of any producers that you would really want to work with?" and I have short list of producers, and fortunately we connected with all the ones I wanted to connect with. We started writing, and I've been able to co-write on a handful of tracks and there's more to come.

    SS: Do you enjoy the writing process?

    AL: I love it! I really love it. And I love the recording process as well. Coming up with something new and original is so exciting. That's the art of it all. And then the performance is another level. American Idol lets you explore yourself as a performer. … Being able to create the actual material you're writing takes it to a whole new level because I'm getting to write lyrics that are from my perspective and messages I want to get out there and feelings and ideas I want to share.

    SS: We're always trying to help people find their passion in life. Seems like you are a great example of someone who is doing exactly what they were put on the planet to do.

    AL: I do feel that way. It's funny because I think timing's everything. I think sometimes we're meant to do something but things aren't lined up correctly. This year, things were all in the right place, all in the right time. I was really fortunate to have all the experiences that I've had up until now that have prepared me for this in an indirect way. It's kind of like Slumdog Millionaire—everything he's been through is what allows him to win the competition he's on. That movie really resonated with me in such a way like, "Yeah, I kind of feel like that could be the case with me too." There's been so many full-circle moments, you know, people I've met or songs that I've already performed or loved that came back for the show for me.

    SS: What's the best piece of advice you've received?

    AL: There's been a lot of advice, and I listen to all of it. Katy Perry gave me a really interesting piece of advice. It's something I kind of already knew but having it reinforced by someone who's been a huge star this year and really exploded on the scene, she said to me, "Make sure you keep your family and your close friends you had before this whole experience at your side. They're the ones who are going to keep it grounded. They're the ones that are going to keep it real."

    SS: How are you handling the spotlight? It seems like everyone from Gene Simmons to Rob Zombie has an opinion about you.

    AL: Everyone is entitled to their opinions. I have my opinions and they're very strong, so I understand that. I think its funny everyone has a different take on it. It's bound to happen; it comes with the territory. I'm just trying to stay grounded and stay objective and keep the music and the creative at the center of it and not get too wrapped up in all the gossip and b.s., you know what I mean?

    SS: Can we talk about working with Kiss and Queen?

    AL: Amazing.

    SS: I mean, really. Very cool. Who else would you like to work with?

    AL: I would love to perform with Madonna because she's an incredible performer and a creative genius. I would love to perform with Queen again anytime. They were class acts. They were so genuine and positive. I would love to perform with Lady Gaga. She's like the freshest, newest, sickest thing. She's got some amazing ideas. I'd love to perform with Michael Jackson someday. That would be amazing. I'd love to sing with Muse the band someday. I have so many that I would like to perform with because to me performing is like playing. "Can Michael Jackson come out to play? Can Madonna come over to play?" It's like being a big kid.

    SS: Seems to me you could take over as the lead singer of Queen.

    AL: Freddie Mercury is an idol of mine. The quality and the attack and passion in which he'd sing is totally inspirational to me. And, his story. He was living in a time when you couldn't be as honest and open about your lifestyle. I'm very fortunate to be in 2009, and I kind of feel like in some weird way this is for him and all the other artists who haven't been able to be real.

    SS: Speaking of which, there have been lots of rumors about you floating around in the tabloids. One tidbit that came up in my research I'd like to hit head on... are you really a fan of Gossip Girl?

    AL: I love Gossip Girl! I was at the Young Hollywood Awards and Ed Westwick was sitting right by me, and I was like, "Oh my god, it's Chuck Bass!"

    SS: Nice. Okay, back to business. You have the American Idol tour coming up. Excited?

    AL: I'm super excited. I just left rehearsal a few minutes ago. A little sneak preview: We're doing a David Bowie medley as a closing part of my set. It's so fresh. Three different songs. We're kind of adding very modern touches to them so that they feel relevant, like 2009 interpretations of Bowie. I think people are really going to enjoy that. I'm excited. I'm singing ["Slow Ride"], the duet with Allison on the tour every night. She is awesome, and I love sharing the stage with her. I'm excited to connect with the audiences that didn't get to come see the show live. There's something lost in translation between you and the audiences at home through the camera. I'm glad we were able to connect how we did, but nothing compares to how it is live. Live is a whole different world.

    SS: Can you tell us where you get your creative inspiration?

    AL: I'm very inspired by past music. I'm inspired by history, different periods. Obviously, I love the whole glam rock thing…both in the sound and in the look and in the tone and what they were talking about. I love the sociological view of history too. The late '60s, for example, was a time of the summer of love and kind of the whole hippie movement—exploration of social norm and what was normal and expected and what rebellious and fresh and new. I think history always repeats itself, like we all know, and I think hopefully we're entering a time where we can kind of reflect that same sentiment of hope and love and peace.
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    Thank you for sharing that MsFroggy. He sounds so happy.
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    A cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home

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    Re: Adam Lambert - Season 8

    Quote Originally Posted by taracran;3512614;
    This is NOT Adam's official RCA release which is still scheduled to come out in the fall.

    These demo tracks were laid down way before Adam auditioned for American Idol. Somebody else owns the rights to the tracks now and is releasing them purely to make a quick buck off of Adam's current star status. There is even a crappy version of the same single on the record company's site sung by some unknown band.

    Here is Adam's official statement about this:

    "Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else. I was broke at the time and this was my chance to make a few bucks, so I jumped at the opportunity to record for my first time in a professional studio. The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on. I'm thrilled to be working with some of today's hottest songwriters and producers and can't wait for people to hear what my music really sounds like."
    Adam Lambert's new (old) single 'Want': Awesome new tune or lame cash-in? | Music news, reviews, albums, concerts, and downloads | The Music Mix | EW.com
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    Re: Adam Lambert - Season 8

    even if it was from a few years back, i really liked the way he sounded. i just want adam music. new, old, just adam music. it sounded pretty good quality to me. even though his style may have slightly changed today, i like that style just as much.
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    ok, after reading how unhappy adam is over the release of this cd, i would not buy it. i respect him and would not want to give money to this company, i still like the sound of the song. i will just have to wait a little longer to hear his voice again with new songs.
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