Adam Lambert Week – January 15-21, 2012
FRIDAY’S RADIO INTERVIEWS
San Francisco’s 99.7FM Fernando and Greg Interview Adam
Alice 97.3 FM Interviews Adam
Star 101.3 FM Jon Manuel Adam Lambert interview
Comedian and Radio Personality Sandy Stec sits down with Adam Lambert – One of best interviews ever!
Ryan Seacrest Interviews Adam
ADAM + ELLEN – “IT’S BETTER TO JUST JUICE!”
FULL-ON HEART ATTACK
THE BAND 2.0
Alice 97.3 - Want To Meet Adam Lambert? ”Want to meet Adam Lambert? Friday morning Adam is joining Sarah and Vinnie in studio to chat and we’ve got your chance to meet him after the interview!Listen to Sarah and Vinnie on Thursday (1/19) from 6am to 8am for your cue to call 800.400.FM97 for a chance to win a meet-n-greet for you and a friend with Adam Lambert.”
99.7FM – Listen And Meet Adam Lambert! ”We have your chance to meet Adam Lambert when he visits 997 NOW studios this Friday, January 20th! …To meet Adam Lambert tune in to Fernando & Greg and St. John on Thursday, January 19th. They’ll have your way in to our Adam Lambert meet & greet at the time listed below. When they give you the heads up, be caller #99 by calling us at 888-456-9970.“
FROM THE SUBLIME
…TO THE RIDICULOUS (PRESH!)
Adam posts this on is WhoSay: “Better Than I Know Myself video is coming soon…”
ADAM ON LENO
A stunning debut for Adam Lamber 2.0. Adam was perfectly poised in both style and movement between elegant restraint and edginess, while his voice took us on an emotional pilgrimage. And there was something adorably vulnerable about the way the backlighting made his ears glow like moth’s wings in moonlight.
Bryan interviews Sam Worthington, Sherri Shepherd and Adam Lambert after their appearances on The Tonight Show Tuesday night. Watch here.
Fans lined up at the crack of dawn…
Dragonfly194: Just got a chance to look at pics from people @ Leno – recognize so many are people I never would have met if not for Adam Lambert #powerofA
SKELETON KEY PRE-SALE
HansHaveron wow! almost sold out of this skeleton key edition of 200 in 15 hours! only a few left! new edition goodies coming soon!thnx4supprtngTheArts!
HansHaveron This is just the first presales edition..the silver key is being made and released soon!! I wear mine daily and love it!
Skins & Stones is taking pre-orders for the Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant, $39.99!! “Be the first to get the Official Hans Haveron skeleton Key Pendant as seen in the painting “Sepia’s Secret”, owned by American Idol Star Adam Lambert.! We taking pre orders for the key that are going to be shipped the same day that Adam Lambert releases the “Trespassing” Album on March 20th. We are limited to 200 keys for PRE-ORDER so get yours now before they are gone…The key is 1 inch x 2.5 inches made in antiqued bronze on a 24 inch brown leather cord. Each piece is handmade and handfinished. Now Shannon Shiang and Hans Haveron have partnered to release the pendant under the Skins and Stones Jewelry line.”
Adam will be in the Netherlands on his birthday. What a great place to celebrate!
skullfullmusic: @adamlambert @skullfullmusic Dutch fans Adam will perform at the Q-music Snowcase Adam Off write down January the 29 pic.twitter.com/iILzIJCI
outside_edge_ News for Adam Lambert fans in the UK! Adam‘s new single ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ will be out on March 12th! On iTunes from March 11th.
NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR
kevmokeys (Kevin Hastings) I am stoked to announce I am now music director for Adam Lambert! Watch us play tomorrow night on the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno!!
The news thrilled Adam’s fans, who immediately began tweeting welcome messages and questions to Hastings, a keyboard player who has performed with Rihanna, Liz Phair, Fall Out Boy, Cheyenne Kimball among others. Read more about him here. And some timely advice from The Home Planet.
From this YouTube about songwriter Tom Shapiro. At 1:03
NEW-OLD ADAM AS FREDDIE PIX
“From 1999 to 2002, Los Angeles hosted what was the modern day Studio 54 called Club Makeup. For three years the line went around the block at Wilshire Blvd’s famous El Rey Theatre. This dance club was fashioned after traditional Glam Rock (T Rex, Bowie, Queen) and showcased a bombastic, shocking live Midnight rock n’ roll show that featured rock stars, drag queens, performance artists and celebrities. Xander Smith was the musical director, played guitar and worked with an impressive list including Linda Perry, Adam Lambert, the Rocky Horror cast, Hedwig, Ice T, Dee Dee Ramone, Dale Bozzio, CC Deville, Pauley Perrette, Orgy, Alice in Chain’s Jerry Cantrell, the Cult’s Ian Asterbury, and many more.” – From Xander Smith’s MySpace
In 2005 Adam Lambert joined Xander Smith and the Club Makeup Rock and Roll All Stars for Ralph Lauren’s annual Fall fashion event.
More photos on Eric Mayron’s Facebook album
Last time I heard Adam Lambert sing We Are The Champions:
1. I was playing the piano behind him.
2. It was a superfun day with Club Makeup For Hire
3. I didn’t know he was Adam Lambert (but no one did back then).
This is from last week at Katsuya – just can’t get enough! He’s glowing!
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Reviews of ‘Trespassing’ are starting to come in. Reviewers are going to start running out of superlatives!!
OK Magazine - Adam Lambert’s Trespassing review - if you like pop you’ll LOVE this “Here at OK! HQ, we were lucky enough to get a sneaky listen of the Grammy nominee’s new offerings, and we felt blown away by EVERY track thanks to his incredible voice and catchy ditties.”
SugarScope - ADAM LAMBERT’S TRESPASSING. IF YOU LIKE POP & AREN’T AN IDIOT, YOU’LL LOVE IT. “We were a bit dubious before we listened to Adam Lambert’s upcoming album, Trespassing. His last album was good, but we didn’t think it was great. His single, Better Than I Know Myself (below) is a very good pop song, but we’d heard all sorts of hype and hoo-hah about the few tracks from Trespassing Adam’s publicist is showcasing, and were prepared to be a bit let down. WELL WE WERE BIG FAT WRONG. Unless the tracks we haven’t heard yet all turn out to be cack, this album is set to be an absolute pop corker.”
YahooOMGUK - Adam Lambert album ‘Trespassing’: Exclusive Preview Another great one! ”Shady - Full of cool beats, heavy breathing and a slower tempo this tune, which features Sam Sparro and Nile Rogers takes a rather different turn to the previous two. Lyrics like “take me underground” and “get my kicks” complete the sultry, dark feeling.”
Digital Spy - Adam Lambert’s new album ‘Trespassing’: First listen Another flail-worthy review! “…what we did hear was, put simply, brilliant…”Take me underground/ Deep below the street,” Adam teases on‘Shady’ over a raunchy bass guitar riff that sounds like it was recorded in a sex club – though one of those trendy Soho ones with over-sized chandeliers on the ceiling and Cristal Champagne on the menu as opposed to a dank and nasty one in Bradford. It’s confident, in-yer-face and exactly why certain people (in America, mostly) sometimes get all in a tiz about him…”
PopJustice - Adam Lambert album thing A cheeky Brit-style review, by guys who appear to be taken with most of what they’ve heard, in spite of themselves: ”‘Cuckoo’. This is a properly brilliant single. It feels a bit unfair to say “it doesn’t even sound like Adam” but we suppose if people are either not fussed by what they’ve heard so far of Adam’s work, or simply didn’t like it very much, that’s probably a good thing. The lyrics are fairly Adamish though, or what we think Adamish means. WHO IS THE REAL ADAM LAMBERT? (That was a rhetorical question, please don’t email or phone the office.)”
USA Today - Adam Lambert on ‘Ellen’ “Did you miss Adam Lambert on Ellen Thursday? If you did — or if you just want to watch it again — you can catch his performance of Better Than I Know Myself right here.”
Electroqueer - Album Review: EQ’s Thoughts on Adam Lambert’s New Album “Trespassing” ”Based on the five songs I heard today I can say without a doubt that “Trespassing”will be the album of the year. One of my problems with his first album, “For Your Entertainment”, was that it tried to do too much with differnet genres and was a bit scattered. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the album, but there seemed to be too many different styles of music going on. “Trespassing” fuses together rock, dance-pop and a little dubstep and does it expertly.
While this album is extremely foward-thinking and sonically progressive, this isn’t all that makes it great. What makes this album so wonderful is that you can really feelAdam’s personality shining through in each song. Few artists have the ability to do whatAdam does here: to create a piece of art that stems straight from the heart and soul while still sounding so unique, futuristic and amazing.“
Deanpiper.com – FIRST LISTEN: Adam Lambert’s wonderful Trespassing…. Fantastic review!! ”This album was born to fly. It’s also something I can imagine in full being more of a ‘piece of work’ rather than just a male pop vocalist album. The scope to push boundaries with the tracks I’ve heard is huge. It also feels like an album that will take him from being a name ‘from Idol’ in Europe to a serious player. A household name.”
Reality Rocks - Adam Lambert Debuts New Single, Look, Band Lineup on ‘Leno’ “aside from looking damn good (the TV camera still really adores this guy), the man SOUNDED even better. He seemed to be gelling well with his new band (which will also feature Camila Grey from Uh Huh Her at future performances), and he handled the song’s many upper-octave stratospheric notes with his usual ease and panache. I ask, semi-rhetorically, is there ANY pop star today, other than possibly Adele, who sings as well live as Adam Lambert?”
An Introduction to Give Us Chills – Adam Returns to the Tonight Show Wonderful post by @Jesha84! ”This performance, my friends, is spectactular. Regardless of what your opinion of the song is, whether love or uncertainty or downright disappointment, Adam made us forget it and focus on the most important thing in the song – his voice. He sounded fantastic, strong, in control. We got to hear the lower range of his voice, a treat we don’t get enough of sometimes, and it drew us into him and under his spell the same as it always does.”
Billboard- ’American Idol’s’ Adam Lambert Debuts New Look, Single on ‘The Tonight Show’ (Video) “The slim and surprisingly makeup-light singer was in fine form for the vocally-challenging song, which stretches the upper limits of even Lambert’s super-high register. Clearly well-rehearsed and no doubt eager to get the promotional cycle started –Trespassing, which THR named one of its 12 most anticipated albums of 2012, is due out on March 20 — Lambert didn’t fudge a note and looked smashing in the process, complete with new spikier hair ‘do.”
NewNowNext - NEW VIDEO: Adam Lambert’s Best Single Yet? “Adam Lambert stopped by The Tonight Show last night to perform his new single “If You’re Not the One” and destroyed it. It seems this is one American Idol alum who actually gets better and better with each new album.”
The Hollywood Reporter - 10 Top ‘American Idol’ Game Changers of All Time: Adam Lambert, David Cook, Clay Aiken On Adam Lambert: “He was unlike any contestant Idol audiences had ever seen: a makeup-wearing, octave-defying, glam-rocking showman who could wail with the best of them (and did he ever) and hold back when need be, to deliver a nuanced, pitch-perfect performance. Each of Adam Lambert’s season 8 numbers told a story, from the anguish of “Tracks of My Tears” to the cautious optimism of “Black and White,” the haunting “Mad World” and the dramatic “Ring Of Fire,” but more importantly: they entertained. In a truly game-changing act, the show had to learn to keep up with Lambert’s theatricality and in turn introduced more adventurous lighting and effects.”
lalatenews - Adam Lambert Will Fight Music Lawsuit: WORLD EXCLUSIVE Note: This story is completely unverified. We’re not sure how much credence to give this. ”Adam is not disputing that he recorded the tracks. Rather, he asserts that it was agreed upon that the songs were for the ” limited purpose of making demo recording (to showcase compositions written or co-written by Defendant to the music industry and to potential employers)”. He says in no way were the songs to be sold to the general public. He admits his “attorneys communicated with Amaazon.com … but denies the characterization of the communication contained in said paragraph”.”
Spin – Grouplove, Adam Lambert, Kathleen Edwards Mix it Up on Late-Night TV “Former Idol lightning rod Lambert returned to Leno with a new, choppier haircut, less makeup than usual…suffice it to say Lambert hit the high notes on the blown-out mid-tempo anthem.”
Rolling Stone – Adam Lambert: ’Better Than I Know Myself’ on ‘Leno’ “Though Lambert has been going for some over-the-top looks in the recent past, he was relatively clean-cut for this performance. He’s still glam, but more GQ, less “male Gaga.”" And what about the music, RS?
PopCrush - ADAM LAMBERT ENTERS SOUND OFF HALL OF FAME WITH ‘BETTER THAN I KNOW MYSELF’ “When Lambert surfaced as a competitor in PopCrush’s Sound Off series, his ballad ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ was pitted against Demi Lovato and her new single ‘Give Your Heart a Break.’ Despite Demi’s domination over the Sound Off prior to her face off with Lambert, the ‘If I Had You’ singer managed to triumph over the Disney darling. During his run, Lambert also left Train (‘Drive By’), Jason Mraz (‘I Won’t Give Up’), Lana Del Rey (‘Born to Die’), and most recently,Taylor Swift (‘Safe & Sound’), behind in the dust.”
New York Times - At Versace Party, the Show Goes On More evidence that Adam has become a cultural touchstone: “In a library room just past the dining area, about 19 of the models who are exclusive to Versace (meaning they came to Milan only to appear in her show) sat in front of a television to watch the show in which they had just appeared. It was sort of adorable watching them; they were so transfixed. They were still in their tough rocker hair and wearing makeup that appeared to be inspired by the heavy eyeliner favored by Adam Lambert.”
USA Today - Your Random Weekend Memo “Also, I got some late Nielsen SoundScan numbers that should please a couple of fanbases: Adam Lambert’s Better Than I Know Myself sold 6,000 downloads last week (-66%, 63,000 release-to-date)…”
The Hollywood Reporter – Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert Among the 12 Most Anticipated Albums of 2012 ”The 29-year-old singer’s debut album, For Your Entertainment, which yielded several hit singles and a successful world tour, is thisclose to platinum certification in the U.S., which puts the pressure on Trespassing, Lambert’s highly-anticipated (to put it mildly) second studio album…What can fans expect? More of that stupefying upper register, as the album’s first single, “Better Than I Know Myself,” let on…Back in March 2011, Lambert forecasted to THR that the album would be “less campy” and “more primal”here’s hoping that animal instinct is ready to roar. (Shirley Halperin)“
Mail Online - Are you quite finished? New York Philharmonic conductor dramatically halts performance after cell phone interruption Ha, Adam gets a mention in a sidebar about most awkward cell phone moments!
Examiner – No Super Bowl for Adam Lambert This Year “Adam was asked earlier this week if he knew about the fan petition in an interview, to which he replied: “That is so flattering and sweet. Who knows if it will happen. I do love to sing the national anthem. It’s a good song. I’ve done it a few times. And I’m a very proud American, so we’ll see what happens.” Adam knows that his fans have always got his back, and apparently even campaign to get him gigs when he is not aware of it. It comes as a disappointment to some that Adam isn’t singing at the Super Bowl this year, but undoubtedly Kelly Clarkson will do a fantastic job!”
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
ZM Online interview highlights: “I’m being “super vulnerable – I owed my fans a pass to trespass into my world and really understand what makes me tick.” On Cuckoo: ”it’s about the freedom that comes with letting everything go.” How do you maintain yourself? “A lot of juice cleanses.. haven’t had a drink since Christmas…I feel less puffy, more clear-headed. Certain habits you need to re-evaluate.” Interviewer says: “He’s looking amazing. Most killer wedge platform suede boots.” Yes, we know. “Over the glitter and rhinestones and feathers… still love something a little special and avant garde…”
Adam Lambert interview on CHUM-FM
@adamlambert: Win my @Versace jacket I wore to @usweekly Hot Hollywood! Bid @charitybuzz give @ACLU_SoCal.
You can bid on the jacket at CharityBuzz (current bid is upwards of $5K). Here’s a photo of Adam wearing the Versace jacket:
Here is Adam rocking that jacket at the Hot Hollywood event (at the 1:33)
Request Adam on your local radio station – Adam Official thread lists request links for radio stations in major markets around the country.
Share these with friends and acquaintances who haven’t yet seen the Light and Love!
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!
Don’t miss our transcript of Adam’s Twitter seminar yesterday!
adamlambert Madonna’s new album is called “M.D.N.A.” hahah Genius!!!!
adamlambert Oye. So many replies that don’t get the title. Hello…. Ever been to a rave? Or know what those are??
(Editor’s note: We interpret M.D.N.A. as a play on Madonna’s name, a riff on “MDMA” (Ecstasy), and “Madonna DNA”, which plays on Lady Gaga’s phrase “same DNA” from “Born This Way”, which many listeners feel was a rip of Madonna’s hit “Express Yourself”. Clever indeed.)
StefanieFaleo Adam Lambert – Better than I know myself is an incredible tune. Can’t wait to see the vid and interview him. Good night x
milkywayfairy WOOT!! Vevo BTIKM increased by 21,817 views from last night before Leno
yogadominatrix Adam waved to Sauli when he was talking to Ellen he talked album and Finland incident and healthier lifestyle
yogadominatrix I am now at a restaurant. And calmer, any questions? Leno was magical mystical and outer space Ellen was Rock and roll hawt
nilerodgers Not only does Adam sing his A$$ off, he’s genuinely a nice person, sincerely thoughtful and kind. I’m happy to know him
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