Adam Lambert Week – February 5-11, 2012
ADAM LAMBERT, CARTOON ARTIST!
ADAM IS HOME!!
Adam Lambert Home! Whew! Thanks to all the European fans and radio stations for your time and energy!
Adam Lambert And of course the journalists as well
Adam Lambert The moons all witchy in the Hollywood sky tonight.
Freewheeling discussion of the meaning of “Better Than I Know Myself” – The Video
Guest commentators: Thea, Jesha and Ragman
LATEST LEE CHERRY MASTERPIECES
WE CAN’T STOP WATCHING THIS…
It’s on the VH1 Top 20 countdown. Go give it hits!
SWEDEN MIX MEGAPOL
1D Sony Music Sweden För er som frågat, Adam Lambert landade i Stockholm för några timmar sedan
“Whataya Want From Me” - More lyric fail! LOL!
Adam Lambert says “Hello Jessie”
Adam Lambert greets Swedish Fans, Feb. 5, 2012
Adam Lambert meets fan in Sweden, Feb. 5, 2012
Adam and band taking the stage at Mix Megapol
Short snippet of Adam and the band getting ready to play
Adam Lambert Fan Club on Facebook (Gale Chester’s site) has compiled photos from the event. Some of our favorites:
@ChristinaOlnils (Sweden Starlist): Just had a great chat w @adamlambert Now a private acoustic gig & @TommyJoeRatliff is joining us. How happy can a girl get?
@mariehjo: and it’s over, it was so amazing!!! fever, btikm, ool, wwfm and last trespassing:) Adam’s vocals were just ♥ and he did stand up comedy;)
@HellOnHighHeels: Adam forgot the lyrics to WWFM and did a bit of stand up between the songs. Hilarious accents!
@mariehjo: now we’re in line for pics:)
ADAM SICK!! : (
ADAM LAMBERT HÄLSAR TILL QX-GALAN “Ladies and gentleman, I’m so sorry I won’t be able to attend the gala tonight. I was really excited to be a part of the evening but I seem to have caught a violent flu bug that’s been going around. I was resting this afternoon feeling a little strange but when it came time to head out for soundcheck I got so dizzy I couldn’t stand. it hit me so fast. I’m sure you can imagine how singing such an intense song just isn’t possible in the state I’m in. I promise to somehow make it up to you in the near future. Good luck to all the nominees and I hope all the guests have a great evening.”
@UKGlambert: @adamlambert Get Well Soon Adam trending yfrog.com/nt64qskj”
LONDON BLITZ CONTINUES
Also check out the interviews under Audio and Video Faves
And interview snippets via Twitter from James Ingham (thanks to LambritsUK!). Follow the link for a wonderful story about fans who waited five hours in freezing cold for Adam. Their notes sure got Adam’s attention!
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Christina Olinil’s blog - Swedish reporter writes about meeting Adam and attending the Mix Megapol concert. Translation here. “Adam explains that Trespassing means the trespass the media sometimes does to him and also the trespassing he is doing to us with his music when he reaches into our souls. I was very impressed by Adam’s confidence and wisdom and I told him that. He laughed and thanked me, and said that it wasn’t always like that with him, that he also has his bad days but that he was working on it.”
VH1 - The 6 Best Sets Of Devastated Raccoon Eyes In Music Video History “Adam Lambert‘s dark side projects an image of rebellion and a deep restlessness in “Better Than I Know Myself.” As he purposefully smudges his eye make up across his cheeks, we learn a thing or two about desperation and self loathing.”
Sauli’s blog - Our fair hero discovers the juicer! Translation here ”My ”siippa” is coming home from his long travels today, so it’s going to be a fun day for sure!! yay!! ” – New Finnish vocab word: siipaa!
Rolling Stone - In the current issue, Adam is on a panel to comment about Grammy nominees. He praises Katy Perry’s “Firework”, says when he first heard Adele’s “Someone Like You” “I was sobbing…”, thinks Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower” is beautiful but “Walk” by Foo Fighters is best rock song of the year.
And Adam on Bulgarian “Bravo” magazine poster, via Kamelia Glambert
Gather - Adam Lambert Praises Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show “Today is the second time Adam Lambert has complimented Madonna recently. A few weeks ago he commented about her new album title on Twitter, calling it “genius”.”
Yahoo- Love Them or Hate Them, Glamberts Are Music’s Most Dedicated Fan “There is something really magical about Adam Lambert, and by being an entertainer fresh on the scene, the mystery surrounding the singer will only get bigger. Glamberts may be annoying to some, but they’re dedicated. And isn’t that what makes a fan? No, make that a great fan?”
USA Today - David Archuleta: Filming miniseries helped him mature “Could Adam Lambert be teaming up with Queen again?…a Hollywood Records representative tells Rolling Stone: “This is not confirmed. Nothing has been signed. However, if this were to happen, Queen would be returning to the setting of their final concert with Freddie Mercury, which took place in 1986.” As for Adam, he tweets that the Daily Mail reporter took his comments about singing with Queen out of context.”
Vanity Fair – Portrait of Anjelica Huston The marvelous writer who ignited our Salon, Allegra Huston, gets a mention in this article about her actress sister. Allegra’s wonderful short film “Good Luck Mr Gorski” gets a mention!
And check out the most popular article today on Rolling Stone online:
Sonisphere - Sonisphere headliners leaked – Faith No More and Queen…fronted by Adam Lambert?!? **UPDATED** “Those of you following us on Twitter will have heard us mention earlier this week that we’d “just heard a festival headliner “rumour” so mental it has blown my mind. GOBSMACKED“…well, it seems The Daily Star have gone and blown all our secrets out of the water – today they confirmed that this year’s Sonisphere Festival headliners in the UK will be Faith no More and Queen….fronted by Adam Lambert…”
Daily Star – SET LIST: ADAM LAMBERT, ARTS CLUB, LONDON “Album title track Trespassing, co-written with Pharrell Williams, is a million-dollar smash. “No trespassing, my ass/Wait til ya get a load of me,” Adam roared in confident, cheeky strides with a lip curl as fine as that of Elvis. However, it’s the stirring Outlaws Of Love which will push Adam into the next level of super- star status.”
Cosmo reviews: Adam Lambert ’Trespassing’ “Hardcore Adam Lambert fans are going to LOVE it, but we think it’s going to bring in a flurry of brand new fans, especially if you’re into pop. The single he will bring out first, ‘Better Than I Know Myself’, will show you just how much the star’s sound has evolved since 2009. But it will be ‘Outlaws of Love’ that will blow you away; it’s haunting and dark but full of emotion…”
Popstar.com - Adam Lambert Reveals His Light and Dark Side in New Video Fun review! ”"Light” Adam is, of course, less filling. He’s sips hot tea, reads leather-bound books, tidies his sterile habitat, practices his daily yoga exercises…. Oh, and makes grown men cry and wanton women weep over the utter sexiness of a shabby old sweater and a well worn pair of jeans…”
HitFix - Music Power Rankings: Madonna, Justin Bieber and Adam Lambert rule the week “An erroneous report that he’s replacing Freddie Mercury in Queen is enough to spin the internet out of control. It’s nice to know that should his solo career ever fade away, he always has rock royalty to fall back on.”
JCPenney Gets Gay With Ellen: ‘One Million’ Moms Get Their Panties in a Bunch! (UPDATE) “Amid wars, increasing poverty, declining education, and the country’s crumbling infrastructure, the good folks at OneMillionMoms.com are finally taking on the enemy. Ellen DeGeneres. Back in the good old days, homosexuals knew their place and wouldn’t dare be out in the open with their queerness. But nowadays, the gays openly flaunt their homosexuality like it’s normal or something…”
On Top - Adam Lambert Comments Scrub Riles Anti-Gay Group ““There is nothing wrong with taking down comments wishing violence on gay people. Censor away,” Graham wrote in a Newsbusters.org post. “But would GLAAD also like to take down comments suggesting homosexuality is wrong? Anyone who follows them would strongly suspect that when companies like Yahoo! bow to GLAAD pressure, it’s not just about eliminating violent comments, but all ‘anti-LGBT comments.’””
Pressparty - Adam Lambert showcases ‘Trespassing’ in London ”The atmosphere inside the Dover Street Arts Club, located in Mayfair, was nothing short of mesmerising and it was injected with an extra dose of electricity when his band began playing the introduction to ‘Trespassing’, which he wrote with Pharrell Williams. The strong drum beat and hand clapping transferred from the stage to the crowd seamlessly and Lambert pulled it all together with the anthemic sound the track exudes.”
NME - ’American Idol’ runner-up Adam Lambert plays intimate London gig “American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert played an intimate gig last night (February 3) previewing tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Trespassing’. During his five song set at London’s Dover Street Arts Club, he played new single ’Better Than I Know Myself’, the title track from his new album (which comes out on March 19) and ‘Fever’ taken from his debut album ‘For Your Entertainment’. The singer also dedicated the track ‘Outlaws Of Love’ to the LGBT community.”
Gather - Adam Lambert Wows Audience at London Showcase Event (Video) “The audience consisted mostly of British press, as well as a few lucky fan contest winners. So far, the reactions have been very positive. Jordan Meehan from the UK Electro Queer Music Blog had plenty of great things to say about Adam’s performance. In fact, it seems that he really blew her away with his voice. She tweeted, “Quite honestly, he f**king slayed. His vocals were out of this world. He gave some insight to the new songs, which was nice.” She followed with, “Idk what else to really say about it, other than its clear that these songs are really f**king good since they sound THIS good acoustic. My theory, typically, is that you can tell that a song is good if it can have the same effect on you acoustically + stripped down. These do.”“
Daily Star - IDOL ADAM’S A DARK HORSE Well, after that misleading Queen story, we don’t know how much credence to give this U.K. tabloid, but they report some juicy bits. ““Cuckoo is about me acknowledging I’m insane and celebrating that fact. “And Shady is a sleazy, disco funk about cruising for sex, so it will be interesting to see how Middle America interprets that.”” And this set off a Twitter storm last night…”“I haven’t had many relationships. I’ve seen and slept with a lot of great people but I’ve always wanted to find someone to be in love with and now I’ve found it I’m holding on tight.””
NPR - ’Idol’ Is Rewriting History. Or Is It Stopping Time? – Our readers will recognize Ann Powers’ observations regarding American Idol’s impact on engaging music fans across generations ”The point is, it’s just as important to track Idol for its effect on established artists’ careers as for its ability to birth new ones. Madonna agrees. She chose to tease her new video for “Gimme All Your Luvin’” on Thursday’s episode, I’m sure, because she knew it would reach not only younger fans who would find it the next day on YouTube anyway, but those grandmas and moms (and dads and uncles) who’ve learned from the show that they don’t have to age out of active music fandom.”
Billboard - Adam Lambert’s Dark Side Emerges In ’Better Than I Know Myself’ Video ”The only person who knows Adam Lambert better than he knows himself is — well — Adam Lambert. In the “American Idol” runner-up’s new video for “Better Than I Know Myself,” there are two extreme sides to the performer’s personality. Evil Adam, the glammed-up, liquor-chugging, dark version is on one side, while tea-drinking, meditating Adam is on the other.“
Idolator - Adam Lambert Sees Double In “Better Than I Know Myself” Video “It’s a tale of two Lamberts! Fans of the glam 30-year-old should be pleased to know that in his“Better Than I Know Myself” video, they’ll be getting twice the Adam with a “good” side and a “bad” side at war with each other.”
Iltalehti Interview with Adam (translated by @Adam_Sauli_Fin)
FRIDAY NIGHT TWEETS FROM HEATWORLD
The arts club is so posh and we are so excited
There is popcorn- so chique
Adam has just arrived on stage *scream*
Adam is on stage *scream*
He’s performing the single Better Than I Know Myself RIGHT NOW
Adam has done a shot live on stage Oh Em Gee
Like an alcohol one though he said “it’s fruit juice” he he
It’s over *sob*
He is now greeting fans…we are waiting for a picture *keep you updated*
AS SEEN ON MEDIABASE
Adam’s PR team is hard at work!! LOVE the quotes!
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
German Radio Energy interview Part 1 (thanks to Scorpios4Music)
German Radio Energy interview Part 2 (thanks to Scorpios4Music) - Adam has sex on his brain!
NRJ Interview - Another fun interview
Adam Lambert Acoustic Live – Mix Unplugged - BTIKM just gets more gorgeous…!!
Here’s the Mix Unplugged audio in Soundcloud (you can download it)
Romeo Interview with Adam Lambert - February 7, 2012
Japan’s News ZERO airs a bit of promo about BTIKM (thanks @bani_)
Complete ‘Trespassing’ from Q Snowcase Austria January 29, 2012
Snippet of BTIKM from Heatworld, Friday February 3, 2012
Adam entering Heat Towers, London
Adam signing at Heat Towers
Darren Hayes – I Love Your Bloodstained Heart – Just because it’s beautiful
Jane Espenson & Cheeks talk Husbands Screening at ATX Television Festival
FAN ART OF THE WEEK
Loved this from Sienna. Check it out on Etsy.
Donate to charity:water for Adam’s 30th!! Your donation can give you a chance to win a beautiful silver Hans Haveron key pendant. Here’s how.
Hooplamagnet – Charity Drive Post ”Please comment with fic, art, media, etc, basically anything you can think up that others would be willing to bid charity:water donations for, posters can comment to your offer. This is a public post please invite your friends.”
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!
Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant in antiqued bronze is sold out, but pre-orders on silver keys will begin in 10 days.
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!
@LambritsUK: UK fans only plz – you can start requesting Adam Lambert’s BTIKM on UK radio now see our master radio list for http://t.co/EbpRINko
@_ninni Adam will do a lot of press when he’s in Stockholm according to Ninath (his Sony Music person here).
jok1213 Adam Lambert as just been interviewed on MTV UK news says there is going to be a performance with Queen but he is not allowed to reveal yet.
loudixon: Just heard the lovely AL showcase tracks from his new album in London. Awesome. He’s on fine form and fans are in for a treat!
electroqueer I literally had to hold back the tears when @adamlambert did Outlaws Of Love tonight. Adam, you are my hero.
nataliesedwards It was pretty damn special. Adam’s is seriously incredible. I honestly believe he’s probably one of the best current male solo singers
FAULTMagazine Jst got back from @Adamlambert gig @ Arts Club in London.Really nice guy, GREAT voice!Didn’t realise quite how good until hearing it live!
FAULTMagazine Props to @shoshannastone for organising a great gig and @thesoundbath for v. interesting @Adamlambert related chat. nick (FAULT London)
FAULTMagazine He’s one of those people who sound better live than recorded. Hard to believe until you hear it. @adamlambert
JordanMeehan Adam Lambert’s showcase was AMAZING. Really proving my claim that he has the best/most powerful voice in the industry. Trespassing will slay
Pressparty The audience was mainly record company folk, media, some lucky fans, etc. This album’s bound to impress the playlist peeps. PP x
Starlight8AL: @adamlambert Thank u soooo much for an amazing experience tonight Your voice…!!! xx
@SonyMusicNZ Hey @adamlambert fans – looks like BTIKM video will be available on iTunes NZ on Feb 20…
JohnKearns: Written a major piece on adamlambert in next weeks press. We’ll keep you posted.
Leyton Bracegirdle dishes about BBC
Leyton Bracegirdle: Thank God I’m don’t work for Radio One anymore! I would be tearing my hair out in that playlist meeting! No add for @adamlambert#fuming
rosie edwards @LeytonB @adamlambert didn’t expect anything else from them really did you? isn’t radio 2 bigger now though is he on that playlist?
Leyton Bracegirdle @rosielambrit bigger yes, in audience terms….but not in terms of importance in selling records It’s not on there YET either though!
Fra sku @LeytonB Sorry to pester, but do you happen to know their reasoning for the decision? Is it the song? Is it Adam? Is it the idol thing?
Leyton Bracegirdle @Frasku They’re all deaf?
Leyton Bracegirdle @baking4fun if they don’t come onboard for this one – its pretty much written off Very rare they add halfway thru a project
Adam Lambert UK @LeytonB do you think Radio 1 would be more open to any of the other tracks, or are they just not willing to give Adam a chance?
Leyton Bracegirdle @LambertUK there’s still another chance with this one! Just didn’t add it this wk! If they don’t go with this – very doubtful for others