Adam Lambert Week – December 11-17, 2011
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UPDATE – “BETTER THAN I KNOW MYSELF” WILL DROP DEC. 20
“TRESPASSING” WILL BE RELEASED ON MARCH 20
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RCA Records Official Press release - GLOBAL SUPERSTAR ADAM LAMBERT TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND ALBUM ‘TRESPASSING’ ON MARCH 20th, 2012 “On December 20th, fans who pre-order TRESPASSING from Adam’s website,http://www.AdamOfficial.com will also receive an instant MP3 download of his new single “Better Than I Know Myself.” Fans who pre-order from the store will also have first access to exclusive album configurations and upgrades. Lambert describes TRESPASSING, which he executive produced as “an exciting journey through the past two years of my life. It’s been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I’ve experienced. All these songs honestly explore the ups and downs of my reality.”
ADAM ARRIVES IN CHINA
Check out our China post - will be updated through the weekend
ADAM SIGHTING – MONDAY
BORN TO BE WILD
adamlambert wildlifewaystation.org: Martine Colette founded the sanctuary in ’76. She is a fascinating woman w/ a huge heart and deep spirit say.ly/uDI17Gm
ADAM SIGHTING – SATURDAY NIGHT
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GLAM NATION DVD #12 ON BILLBOARD 2011 CHARTS!!
TOP 20 MUSICIAN TWEET OF THE WEEK
This Amway Live page posts that Adam will appear at the Amway Leadership Summit in Shanghai. The event is said to be scheduled for December 18.
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
USA Today - Listen to Adam Lambert’s ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ “RCA Records has posted Adam Lambert’s new single Better Than I Know Myself on VEVO. Listen to it here!”
MTV - Adam Lambert’s Trespassing To Drop In March ”Lambert serves as executive producer on the new album, which he describes as “an exciting journey through the past two years of my life. It’s been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I’ve experienced. All these songs honestly explore the ups and downs of my reality.” He also co-wrote most of the record, collaborating with a (seriously) loaded roster of talented hitmakers that includes Dr. Luke, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Benny Blanco, Nile Rodgers and Claude Kelly.“
Neon Limelight – New Music: Adam Lambert Gets Vulnerable On “Better Than I Know Myself” “The last time Adam blended honesty, vulnerability, and finely tuned vocals so seamlessly he produced “Whataya Want From Me” and earned himself a Grammy nomination. Can he do it again? We wouldn’t be surprised.”
Gather – Adam Lambert Arrives in Shanghai, Greets Chinese Fans (Video) “Adam Lambert is in Shanghai to perform at a private event this weekend and he was greeted at the airport last night by a large group of fans. It is not known how his flight schedule was discovered, but somehow a “greeting committee” of fans was organized among Adam’s Chinese Glamberts. Being the gracious guy that he is, despite spending many hours travelling across the world, Adam met the fans in good spirits. He stopped to give hugs and sign autographs, no doubt being a once-in-a-lifetime thrill for those lucky fans. ”
Idolator - Hear Adam Lambert’s “Better Than I Know Myself” In Full “Some of Adam Lambert’s diehard fans probably know the singer better than he knows himself. So they know that when Adam releases a new single, he puts his heart and soul into it. And that certainly is evident in “Better Than I Know Myself,” the lead single from 2012’sTrespassing, which we heard a preview of earlier this week.”
Toby Knapp and Joe Riccitelli discuss Adam Lambert, Britney, Pink, Kris Allen and more!
Ryan Seacrest - Adam Lambert Previews New Single ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ & Album Cover [AUDIO] “Adam’s new song has his signature rock vocals that are very reminiscent of rock legends like Queen’s Freddie Mercury. We can see the song having the same power ballad success as Adam’s former hit “Whataya Want From Me.” Adam is also rocking his signature over the top hair and an edgy leather jacket on the single’s cover.”
Billboard - Adam Lambert Sets ‘Trespassing’ Release Date, Announces First Single “For the follow-up to 2009′s “For Your Entertainment,” the former “American Idol” star brought in Dr. Luke, Pharrell Williams, Benny Blanco and Bruno Mars for producing and songwriting duties, among others. Meanwhile, Lambert served as the album’s executive producer.”
Sauli Koskinen.net - New blog post about visiting Wildlife Waystation. Translation by Miachihu (@miachihu) and Zinnia (@tiiqqu), posted on December 14th, 2011 (via Adamtopia). “My absolute favorites were the wolves who came right in front of me to play just like dogs…”
Huffington Post - Adam Lambert’s Mustache Slammed By GQ Magazine “The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is calling for Twitter users to speak out toGQ magazine, after the men’s style publication’s criticism of pop singer Adam Lambert’s facial hair.”
Towle Road - GQ Mocks Adam Lambert for ‘Testosterone Problem’, Apologizes “GLAAD ordered GQ to apologize today after publishing a tweet mocking Adam Lambert’s mustache, and suggesting it wouldnt’ help his “testosterone problem.” They also linked to a photo of a goateed Lambert on their ‘Worst-Dressed List’. The caption there says, “If you wear make-up, do not grow a mustache.”
The Home Planet – Anger Management “Recently Adam fandom has endured a series of “set backs” on the road to era 2. It’s been annoying indeed, and each of us has dealt with the onslaught of emotions in different ways. I sure know I have had my WHAT THE ACTUAL F*CK moments and I am sure you have had yours as well. China? Now? HOOKAY. Anyways, I have studied the various reactions to the lack of news over the past few weeks–including my own even though I TRY to stay zen but…come on now!– and thought that we should all take the time to make sure we know how to process and effectively deal with our~anger*.
*I realize people are not literally angry but I really liked this poster so go along with this mmkay?”
Guy who punched my car at In-N-Out, can we be friends? – m4m - 27 (Sunset & Orange) Negative Neil posts his anger management tale…
@adamlambert I got to see wild animals up close and personal this week! Wildlife Waystation:wildlifewaystation.org Direct Donations:secure3.convio.net/wws/site/Donat…
Gather - Adam Lambert Takes a Walk on the Wild Side ”Wildlife Waystation rescues, rehabilitates, relocates, and provides sanctuary for exotic animals from around the world as well as native wildlife. Unfortunately, they have been hit hard by the poor economy and their financial situation is the worst in 35 years. They are desperate for funds and are asking people to sponsor an animal, contribute to a food bill or just make a general donation.”
MTV - PHOTOS: The Most Incredible Photos Of Adam Lambert! “There’s a reason why Adam Lambert‘s fan army of Glamberts go HARD for him, and it’s all basically encapsulated in this photo. “American Idol” alum Adam, like many of our favorites here at Buzzworthy, graduated with top honors from IDGAF Academy. Dude shows up in full makeup and outfits inspired by both “The Matrix” and “Sex And The City” anywhere he damn well pleases, and we support that 100-percent. In the words of Katy Perry, he’s a firework.”
104.3 - NEW** Adam Lambert “SOOOOO. Jason and I heard it FIRST. Adam Lamberts new single “Better Than I Know Myself” and its FIRE. It totally brings it back to vintage Lambert and reminds me of his original and amazing hit “Whataya Want From Me” but has that new, fresh feel to it. And, I mean…isnt that what we want from our favorite artists? Keep it classy but fresh all at once?”
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
QUEEN DRUMMER TAYLOR PLANNING ADAM LAMBERT PAIRING FOR 2012
Brian May talks about Adam Lambert
Via @ADAMGASMIC Mexican Radio Station Talking Adam Lambert 12-10-11
English Translation by Carlos Rodríguez: The first guy asks “Is it Paul Rodgers?”. The second says “I like it”. The first asks “Is it a Freddy Mercury impersonator? I can’t get it right” and the other replies “No, he’s the 2009 Idol runner up. He’s called Adam Lambert”. The girl says “Oh yeah I know him”. The guy continues “He sang this at the MTV video music awards in Europe very recently and he has such luck that Roger Taylor is interested on having him sing for real as Queen’s vocalist for tours”. “They were touring with Paul Rodgers, the ex-vocalist of Free.” The girl says “the guy that paints himself really white and with really dark eye liner”. The guy goes “Yea the first openly gay signed with a major record label”. The girl replies “and he doesn’t need the tour cause he’s doing really well by himself in America”. The guy finishes “but Roger Taylor and Brian May are talking to him to be the frontman of Queen”. One of them starts remembering a Queen concert with Paul Rodgers he attended to saying it was one of the best concerts of his life.
MORE ON MARRY THE NIGHT
Here’s a pretty fantastic dissection of Lady Gaga’s performance on UK’s X Factor with her decapitated woman imagery, from our favorite non-Adam artist fan blog:
Gaga Stigmata - What Lies in Her Wake Another post in the series on the ‘Marry the Night’ video. What is it with the recurring bathtub motif in Lady Gaga’s videos? It suggests that her art requires a constant process of cleansing and resurrection. It evokes baptism and spiritual awakening. A sense of having been unclean, or rinsing away self-loathing. This writer says “I am more interested, however, in linking this motif to what I see at the core of Gaga’s creative ventures: the possibility of an endless renewal of identity and its consequences for contemporary culture…Gaga thereby aestheticizes “memory loss” and upholds its potential for individual agency and boundless creativity….Gaga states, “It’s sort of like my past is an unfinished painting and as the artist of that painting I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again.” Watching Gaga apply her wet gloss to a bedazzled past revealed the best answer to the question posed by the Born This Way album. Born what way? This way, this particular version of a self that one decided to make real, a fiction that became true. It’s a challenge as much as a question. And that too lies in her wake.”
VOTE Mashable Award for Must-follow Musician or Band on Social Media This category honors the reader’s choice for the musician or band that best uses Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr or other mainstream social networking sites.
- Adam Lambert – As well as using Twitter to tease his forthcoming work, American Idol runner-up Lambert has been hugely successful raising money for various charity organizations and campaigns.
Keep giving Adam’s videos hits on his VEVO channel! Especially his Glam Nation tour videos.
Request Adam on your local radio station – Adam Official thread lists request links for radio stations in major markets around the country.
ADAM’S SECOND ALBUM CENTRAL
“Adam Storm – The Sophomore Album” - Check out this new web site set up by fans to educate other fans about how to help Adam’s second album generate buzz right out of the gates.
Adam Lambert UK has compiled this fantastic page tracking the trail of twitter crumbs about the people collaborating with Adam on his sophomore album. Just updated!
Share these with friends and acquaintances who haven’t yet seen the Light and Love!
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!
Anyone on your Holiday Gift list who needs a pair of Rick Owens boots?
Adam at the Do Something Awards rocks Nicolina Royale’s garland necklace. Check out her store - Great gift ideas.
Need feather hair extensions? Hop over to @PeaceFrogDesign’s Etsy store!
Check out Janet Kofoed’s Etsy store. She has a whole line of Glam Nation-inspired jewelry, poetic, nature-inspired and beautifully executed.
Picture in Pencil.com - great color pencil drawings of Adam Lambert by @jolson12miggles
Lock and Handcuffs T-shirt from Lambosessed We love her original “One Nation Under Glam” designs! Lambosessed explains her design approach: “I aim for easily wearable designs instantly recognisable by fans as having a connection with Adam while retaining a subtlety that doesn’t require them to bear his name.”
Get anime superhero Adam on a charity T-shirt 4 Japan ($5 goes to Red Cross).
The imported Sleepwalker single can now be ordered at U.S. Amazon
Labor of Love Project - Buy Scarlett Cherry’s gorgeous new CD. Organic goodies for moms and babies too!
KyleDavidPierce Nice meeting you @adamlambert. Big fan of your work. Can’t wait for the single brother!!
@HannaBec: Cam said “No, I’m not going to China cause I have another trip but I’ll–be around after that.”
BretEastonEllis Mystified by the Albert Brooks critics wins lately. His awful murder of Bryan Cranston in Drive was truly disturbing but Brooks was miscast.
adamlambert @BretEastonEllis I actually thought he was one of the stronger performances in the film. (Brooks)
adamlambert Drunk on Love by @rihanna us STIIIIILLLL werking me out. Sooo good
leecherry Shooting @SashaMallory today w/@sutanamrull on 1 man glam squad. Lookout! pic.twitter.com/qPUY10om
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