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Adam Lambert Week in Review – June 13-19, 2010

June 12, 2010

by Juneau and Xena, co-authors of On the Meaning of Adam Lambert

This page is updated constantly, so follow us on Twitter (@adamlambertbook) for the latest updates!!

Juneau to @adamlambert, Oscar Wilde quote of the day:
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Join our Fundraiser!! Adam Lambert Asked – We Answered


View If I Had You at VH1


Glam Nation Tour Central

My intention is to promote Love, acceptance, self-empowerment, and joy through moments of sheer escape and others of disarming honesty. – Adam

Going to see Adam at Foxwoods? Xena and Juneau will be there! Let us know if you would like to get together. Bring a copy of our book and we’ll sign it! We’ll also have copies on hand for purchase, with part of the proceeds going to DonorsChoose.

Check out our Calendar for the latest tour dates, television appearances, release dates, etc.

Stir cove

Adam electrified audiences with five (plus throw in his set at K-Fest) performances this week. Is there a harder working man in show business today? He is a fitting heir to the late, great James Brown, not only for his professionalism, perfectionism and attention to every detail of his performance, but also for his uncanny ability to heat up a room. Xena pays tribute, with a sprinkling of Argentine Tango. Read! Holy Toledo Adam – A Whole Lotta Love!

For Glam Nation concert photos and videos:

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sayreville, NJ – June 5, 2010

Toledo, OH – June 8, 2010

Stir Cover, Council Bluffs, IA – June 10, 2010

Shooting Star, Mahnomen, MN – June 11, 2010

Mystic Lake, Prior Lake MN – June 12, 2010

LC Pavilion, Columbus OH – June 14, 2010

Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI – June 15, 2010

We’re also having so much fun catching glimpses of back stage scenes with members of Adam’s Glamily whom we’ve come to know and love through the power of the Web:

Adam with his band and dancers (VH1)

Lambert Brothers at Stir Cove

VH1 backstage interview with Monte

VH1 Posted backstage interview with Monte – Adam doing vocal warm-ups

AWED by this beautiful poster created by @taxcha!!

TheReaderOmaha: I posted 30 photos on Facebook in the album “Adam Lambert” (from Council Bluffs June 10) –

SashaMallory Me and @Longineu when we went go carting… Yea boi… Get into it.. We real Gs

Monterrific Now I’m back on another plane. Kids falling asleep in your arms and two hours of sleep in your own bed – priceless and worth it.

FACTORY311™ This week FACTORY311 will be releasing the new artwork for Adam Lambert’s GLAM NATION Tour!

By Lee Cherry


New Tattoo Contest

Our exclusive faux tattoo

We are offering our readers a new chance to win Eye of Horus tattoos!! Just subscribe to Juneau and Xena’s Salon by June 30, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a 10-pack of the highly coveted tattoos!!

Also, our tattoos are back in stock, so if you don’t want to wait, you can buy them now. Discount available if you buy together with the book!



LA Story: Leaving on a Jet Plane: Kauai Won’t Know What Hit Them… A great mention in Stevie Wilson’s latest blog post: “I have been reading On the Meaning of Adam Lambert and come across both Xena’s seminar proposal.. and Juneau’s post about being “outed” courtesy of a wifi laser printer. These many accomplished women whose voices are part of this book and those particularly of Xena & Juneau reinforce what I feel is that I need more in my life. Not just the blogging, or the interviews or the social media and especially a lot more than the person who seems to be the lynchpin of a family that revolves around me doing the stuff that they don’t want to do or stuff they need: the nurturing, consoling, care and feeding of what are ostensibly 2 self-sufficient people– yet they don’t realize that I need that too.”

This week’s radio show with DJ Rich Appel



“Instead of gifts, I would rather people donate to charity and show me a receipt. That would be a better gesture.” – Adam in KISS108 concert interview

Give to in Adam’s honor to support arts in the public schools!! Check out our Book Fundraiser – a fun way to celebrate Glam Nation get-togethers and raise money for DonorsChoose!

Check out Global Glitter, started by fans to promote altrustic initiatives in the spirit of Adam Lambert.

Flex those joints, shake it out, and Nail These Flash Mob Moves

Vote for If I Had You on VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown

Vote for your Fave International Video Artist of the Much Music Video Awards. Only a few days left!

Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2010 nominees at Here is the list of nominees to date. Adam is down for Male Artist. Performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.

Sign on to this Facebook campaign to put Adam on Saturday Night Live.

Sign this petition to 19 Entertainment for a high-quality live stream of a Glam Nation concert. Step it up!! They are looking for 50,000 votes!

Request IIHY and WWFM from your local Top 40 hit radio station. Mine is KISS108 in Boston!

MTV Poll – Who’s the hottest American Idol ever (of the guys, that is)? You know what to do!!

VH1′s Posted Promo Video – Ask Adam questions online; he’ll try to answer them!



Adam Lambert’s Mancandy – Lady Gaga’s Alejandro VideoOur cultural commentary of the week has attracted a lot of thoughtful and entertaining commentary. We like entertainers who provoke!



USA Today – Better late than never: This week’s ‘American Idol’ airplay chart! “According to Mediabase, Adam Lambert’s Whataya Want From Me had the most airplay of any track from any Idol”

Check this out!! VH1 Top Music Videos – Dated June 16, 2010

Adam Lambert Official Storeposters, T-shirts, CD. Um, not to kvetch, and maybe it’s just me, but I had hoped to see items I would buy for myself that express the facets of Adam’s fabulousness that I most love.. at least a sexy , edgy women’s T with some sparkle. And jewelry for sure! What’s your wish? UPDATE: OK, so Adam says he was quite involved with the design of the merchandise, and what I failed to appreciate before is that most of it is designed for guys!! It’s what Adam would wear. Awww… and those T-shirts would look mahvelous on Adam!! But now please, Adam, come up with some more fabulosity for your fruit flies!!

UPDATE: Tweets from Milwaukee concert say there is a new shirt with a large A, and dog tags. Here:

Posted by ReneeIdolPI

Tweets from Hammond, Indiana:

riley1877 They have the Iphone case 35 dollars

nicolemarie1111 The line to buy is crazy!

mindchnger OIC an Adam lambert belt buckle for sale now

riley1877 Merch girl said that a make up kit with nail polish and eyeliner is coming!



Adam Lambert adamlambert The IF I HAD YOU Video premieres on and at 12pm (EST) tomorrow!!! (Monday, June 14)

And.. here it is!! A veritable “spot Adam’s friends” game!! And he just pierces you with those gorgeous aquamarine eyes. Post your comments!

View If I Had You at VH1

Here’s a photo from the video shoot, with the winning caption from our contest

Why is it every time I turn around you all are twatting on twitter !!! Now put em away and start walking!!!

And this Michelle Collins take on the video is a hoot:  Adam Lambert’s “If I Had You” Video, Where “You” Equals “Bucket of LSD”

And this by Ashly (Scorpios Rock!!): Explaining the Video: Adam Lambert “If I Had You”

And from LALALAMBRIT, an honest appraisal “If I Had You…or Not” Juneau says: Don’t be so nervous!!  I agree with you about this one. This video feels overly simple, rushed – it was after all shot in one night, and it shows. Fun to watch, plenty of Adam on camera, enough simulated eye contact to raise the endorphins a bit, but it could have been so much more. OK, this is a set up for Xena to come after me!!


Press Picks

E!Online – Would You Do…A Boyish Adam Lambert? “Is it just us, or is Adam Lambert looking more and more like a certain other glam rock star? The flashy and often outlandish Brit star Boy George, of course.”

Milwaukee Sentinel – Adam Lambert keeps the glam family-friendly in Riverside show “Lambert confirmed why he’s the most exciting, original star to emerge from the “Idol” machine…And then there’s that gorgeously versatile, operatic voice – Lambert may be the most talented pop rock vocalist since Freddie Mercury – which sounded stunning almost every second of an 80-minute set, particularly during a hypnotic, white-hot rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.””

Autostraddle – Adam Lambert’s “If I Had You” Video: Blood Sugar Sex Magik Like Burning “..this is clearly a video about love, sex, bloodsugarmagik, with extra crazy-sexy-cool. Adam gets to dance, wear hot outfits, and play homage to the homosexy stars of the 80’s, all while still managing to make Crystal think about Twilight: New Moons Over my Hammy. Bravo, Adam Lambert! BTW if we had you, poverty, irrelevance and debt never could compete.”

Entertainment Weekly – Adam Lambert’s If I Had You video reveals where the Wild Things are – Michael Slezak writes: “…with his silver ringleader’s hat, Adam jauntily portrays himself as a commanding master of freaky-deaky ceremonies, an astute move that carries the not-so-subliminal message of “Buy yourself (and your friends) some tickets for my ongoing Glam Nation tour! A glittery good time will be had by all!”

LA Times Ministry of Gossip – New Adam Lambert music video premieres: ‘If I Had You’ “Imagine what it might look like if the “Twilight” gang threw a party, and the casts of “Lost Boys” and “The Patriot” showed up. After going shopping with Rihanna and Adam Ant. But in a good way!”

Hartford Examiner – Adam Lambert’s new music video- “If I Had You” “”If I Had You” is camp, glitz, glam and performance art at its best.  One can feel the positive energy that was created by the group that assembled for it.  There is a genuine air of joy and connectivity…From this reporter’s point of view, it is a great vehicle to sell this latest single and to get more people listening to and purchasing the album.”

Columbus Dispatch – For glam ‘Idol,’ his 15 minutes of fame still ticking – “Lambert is still taking shape. Doubters take a cue from his recent single Whataya Want from Me, performed last night: Just don’t give up. He’s working it out.”

Reality Rocks – Adam Lambert Gets The Party Restarted In Decadent “If I Had You” Video – “As Adam might say himself, it’s not that deep. But whataya want from the perfect sexy, sweaty summer video? It’s like Adam transplanted all his Burning Man festivities from the desert to the forest…and trust me, if a tree fell in this forest, no one would probably hear it, due to all the loud pansexual partying going on.”

MTV – Adam Lambert’s ‘If I Had You’ Video Frolics In Politics – “…an over-the-top affair that’s, yes, kind of psychedelic and even a tad bit political. Though mostly, it’s just a pretty awesome Euro-pop video.”

NY Post – Does Adam Lambert ‘Have You?’ “…his just released music video for “If I Had You” is everything we’ve come to expect from Glambert — crazy makeup, crazier outfits and a shoot we regret not being a part of. Bringing to life a woodsy rave any promoter would have made bank off of, Adam continues to secure his moniker as the artist whose videos transform the expression “style over substance” into a positive description.”

Billboard – Adam Lambert Goes Wild in ‘If I Had You’

Stagey Adam Lambert rocks Mystic Lake – “On “American Idol” in 2009, Adam Lambert showed that he is a star. On Saturday night at sold-out Mystic Lake Casino, Lambert proved that he is a true star — a musical-theater mega-talent playing the role of glamorous rock star.”

NY Daily News – Lambert lite: Adam Lambert’s taking a tasteful turn in new show – “‘They won’t be embarrassed,’ Glambert insists. ‘They definitely will be comfortable.’ That may or may not be such a good thing, considering the response to one of prime-time TV’s most deliciously filthy moments. The simulated oral sex actually made people forget about the war.”

The Sun – Idol Lambert: No word from Cowell
– Adam says he would love to act alongside Julianne Moore. Going high-brow for the Sun? Cute! (He does know his audience, though, and they are not all Sun readers.)

Lumino magazine review – Glambert: Now With Swagger!

The Unreality Shout – Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me? – Single review (for UK release)

And for some REAL news: Chicago Tribune – Sighting: Adam Lambert at Hydrate, Hub 51


Department of Eye Candy

"Laced" Adam in Wilkes-Barre

The Universe was sending a message when your shirt ripped...

Stairway to Heaven...

Tweet from adamlambert: Calm down... Just shaved one side... 🙂

Riverside Theater, photo by Turner Hall

See more of Turner Hall’s photos from the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee show.

In Rock7 Japanese magazine

More scanned pages from Rock7 at Sukymurder’s blog

More photos at the VH1 photo gallery

And for appreciators of Adam’s bass-player Tommy Joe Ratliffe, here’s an amazing repository of photographs

Tommy Fierce! Posted by TALC_AdamBombs


Video Faves

Leighbaby82’s fantastic fan tribute video
Adam tweeted!
Aww thanks guys!!! So sweet /via

Whataya Want From Me – Mystic Lake – splendid close-up

Sound check at Council Bluffs – Adam sings Madonna medley – gorgeous “Ray of Light” – I’d rather hear Adam mess around than hear most anyone else in concert “Put that on your blog!!”

Justin Lee Collins Interview (aired June 14) – “Pucker up Adam Lambert, I’m comin’ to get you!” Adam in response to a woman who shouts out she would turn Adam straight: “I don’t think you can turn someone… unless you have a surprise under that skirt.” A dude asks him, “do you fancy another [gay kiss] tonight?” Adam: ” … I’m not a whore!!” At the end, Justin grabs Adam’s tush, Adam musses up his hair, and Justin plants a big, hairy kiss on Adam’s cheek.

The Uncut version of Justin Lee Collins show – hysterical!! “You are going to weep, and not just from the eyes.” I’ve never seen Adam laugh so hard.

MTV – UK If I Had You

Whatever you think of Ke$ha, I love it when she says Adam kisses like a porn star…

Cheeks and Neil square off

Schmokin’ Hot Whole Lotta Love in Milwaukee (video by mindchnger)


VH1 Posted Tweets from Adam

Brittany W On asks: if you could collaborate with one designer to design you clothing for an event. who would it be? Answer: John Galliano or Gareth Pugh

Madeleine on asks; How do you decide how your hair is going to look on a particular day, sometimes you have the slicked back look, other times it’s the punkish spicky hair.. what makes you choose which one you’re going to do that day??A: I honestly don’t know! Lol sometimes it depends on the style of what I’m wearing but otherwise it’s just a random choice. Whats your favorite junk food?? A: Ice Cream!

chris on Says: which brand and color eye makeup do you use? You do it so perfectly!! Ask my makeup artist! @sutanamrull

Madeleine on Asks:  What do you to just chill out and relax??2. Does it take you forever to get ready to go out or do you just throw on some skinny jeans and eye liner and go??Thanks! To chill I usually just listen to music and kick back w friends. Going outs pretty quick unless there’s an event w lots o cameras- then I like to look my best and take a little more time.

Brooke on asks: do you ever go by any nicknames, however adorably embarrassing they might be? A: well, Glambert is one you all have heard. Also Ad Lamb! Lol

Tina On asks: what is the hardest part about going on tour? A: I think being away from friends and family and just generally getting worn out. But it’s worth it. 🙂

Diana Desiree On asks: what do you feel when youre performing? Do you feel the feelings youre singing about or for instanse the thrill of performing? Why do like being on stage?? A: I get a rush of adreneline from the audience! Certain songs require me to really tap into real life emotions that mirrror the ones in the songs. I like being on stage b/c I love inspiring a crowd w either joy, empathy or sexiness. 🙂

Elizabeth On asks: What is the most exciting part about doing your tour so far? A: We’ve sold out every venue so far and the audiences have been amazing!!

Elizabeth On asks: I was wondering what your favorite book is and what your favorite pair of shoes are? A: The Amazing Adventures of Kavlier and Clay by Michael Chambon or Glamorama by Brett Easton Ellis. Shoes: YSL animal print boots.

Adam’s Eye-liner lesson


Tweet Beat

Pyrae OH I FORGOT SOMETHING when adam sang “but thanks for loving me” people all over audience stuck up blue glowsticks, waved em around

lyndseyparker Answer to “Do I like Lambert’s new video?” is, “Does an Adam dance in the woods?”

BradBesseyET Luv @AdamLamert‘s new music video! It’s posted @

milestougeaux @adamlambert Hey ad, new Video rocks!! Fun to watch. #IFIHADYOU

milestougeaux @negativeneil Touchdown Jesus overturned by replay and Glamnation in Ohio. Coincidence?

[Hmm, Eber, did you read my post on the Columbus, OH, show? Coincidence? : ) ]

NJLovinLambert Yeeeeeah Adam passed a half million followers, atta boy baby!! 🙂

hitpredictor I don’t think there is any artist out there that has better fans than @AdamLambert – their undying love & support warms my heart! #TrueStory

15 Comments leave one →
  1. uniquelymeLB permalink
    June 12, 2010 5:20 pm

    Just a few comments:

    1) I love the gif of Adam messing Tommy’s hair and fluffing it up so much! Tommy’s smile and laugh is so funny, like, “WTH are you *doing* with my hair already LOL?!” 😀

    2) I just *cannot* get enough of those lace-up pants UNF!! Seriously, somebody needs to sabatoge his wardrobe for a malfunction!

    3) Re. tour merchandise: Minor kvetch-ing myself. I also wish there would have been at least a few more things that were more unique and “Adam-like” plus maybe some jewelery. Jewelery I would have totally snatched up! Maybe that wasn’t in the budget and/or time schedule. That won’t stop me though from getting an Eye of Horus t-shirt anyway LOL!

    • June 13, 2010 10:15 am

      I probably will get the Eye of Horus T-shirt too. That’s the best of the bunch.

      Re: those lace-up pants, are you thinking of pulling a Tonya Harding? Sabotage a lace just enough so that the whole apparatus will simply burst asunder when Adam hits the high notes in Fever?

      • Betris permalink
        June 14, 2010 5:36 pm

        I bought the Eye of Horus t-shirt at a show. It is cotton, but it’s kinda thin, almost see thru and kinda stretchy so it’s not like a typical concert t-shirt. Buy a small size if you want fitted and girly. It’s awesome.

      • niiiiiiiiiiiina permalink
        June 14, 2010 9:00 pm

        eye of horus t shirt was $53 at the kirby, so $40 almost seems like a bargain!!

        i still wish the eye was azul/blue/azzurro…

  2. ADELE permalink
    June 12, 2010 5:30 pm

    With regard to the media’s ongoing comments about the AMA’s (the dead horse they keep flogging!!) Have they looked at Lady Gaga’s Alejandro video !! How come there is not the same reaction?? How come she is not banned from anywhere? I personally do not care what any artist does, I just wish they would stop already with Adam’s AMA performance and talk about his fabulous talent !!

    BTW – WHEN are they going to stop prefacing his name with “the openly gay American Idol runner up” !!!!

    Just wanted to vent!

    • Cameron Willson permalink
      June 16, 2010 10:46 am

      I refer to him as “Openly great singer” Adam Lambert and have been known to introduce my best friend as my “Openly hetero friend Carma!” Labels box me in too much and don’t allow for creativity.

      • June 16, 2010 10:51 am

        Brilliant! We abhor boxes, even envelopes. “Openly great singer” it is!

  3. annehedonia permalink
    June 12, 2010 6:56 pm

    I’LL KVETCH about the tour merch. Lol! I don’t understand the logistics of something like this, but maybe next time (and there WILL be a next time!) they could get someone creative to be in charge of this.

    I tried to get my clutches on one of the iPhone cases – contacted the co. that makes them – they said they’d “get back to me” – and zip, ziltch, nada – no reply… I’d dearly love to obtain one at one of the concert venues, but not in the cards for me this year. *sulk* …lol! I’ll be content with my “On the Meaning of…” & Japanese “Rolling Stone”. That first one keeps on giving! 😉

    p.s.: love the “Shaman” image from Stir Cove!

  4. Cyndy permalink
    June 12, 2010 7:28 pm

    I have suggested to Xena/Juneau that there should be Eye of Horus bumper decals ( the oval shape), possibly iridescent, so we can see fellow Glamberts on the road. They are looking into it.

    I agree that regular concert T’s just don’t cut it. We want sexier, burn-out or organic cotton with designs that have some glitter. I thought of the letters OGAL across the front, with Openly Glam Adam Lambert across the back. I wish the designers at Prana (the yoga wear company) would do Adam couture.

    I also wish there was some sort of glowing heart lights perhaps with Adam’s Gothic letter A on it, or EoH design lights that all could hold up during evening concerts, so Adam would look out on all the love…glowing hearts all over. Instead of holding up our phones.

    • June 14, 2010 2:55 pm


      I love your idea of the OGAL shirt! You should make one and market it! I’d buy one. Openly Glam, indeed.

  5. Michelle Painter permalink
    June 14, 2010 8:29 pm

    Do you ladies know how to get meet and greet pass and/ or VIP tickets for Adam’s concerts. I went to the one at Stir Cove and I am going to the one in Des Moines and would love to get meet and greet and/or VIP tickets if you know how to get tehm would be greatly appricitated if you could let me know!!!!

  6. Cyndy permalink
    June 15, 2010 9:08 am

    To Isabel and all,
    I’m glad you like the OGAL design idea for a T and other stuff. I emailed yoga clothing manufacturers and got an email back that their design team would look into it, as they get their best ideas from customers’ suggestions. So…if we all ask them to create the Prana of Adam Lambert Line it might just happen.
    For those who do not know this company, they are one of the top companies for all things yoga. Prana means energy/life force in Sanskrit, the language of yoga. We know Adam is energy and life force! Go to and contact them. I will post the direct number for their design department…got to find it.
    As to those who bought the EoH T ( and I still might) you can always…very carefully dye the eye blue, with a fabric marker or a Q-tip dipped in dye, dabbing it a bit so it just spreads into the desired area. Add a fabric jewel or two, and you can customize it.
    Email Prana ask for the Adam line!
    Then we can all ogle Adam with OGAL t’s

  7. annehedonia permalink
    June 16, 2010 4:44 pm

    RE: WLL, Milwaukee

    (fast & dirty, but I HAD to!)

    The Stairmaster

    He writhes on the stairs
    Making us swoon
    Covering an old
    Led Zepplin tune
    Strutting and wailing
    Swaying his hips
    Our eyes on the prize
    As he’s licking his lips
    “Whole Lotta Love”???
    My god, I can’t think!!!
    I don’t know my name
    My brain’s outta sync!
    Don’t know the date
    Or who’s president
    It’s kinda amazing
    I’m still sentient
    Don’t know the time
    Is it five, six or seven?

    …this song’s been retitled
    “Stairway to Heaven”.

  8. BlogMeister permalink
    June 13, 2017 8:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Opera of the Future and commented:
    Question of the day: Who said Adam Lambert kisses like a porn star?

  9. June 13, 2017 9:19 pm

    Reblogged this on and commented:

    Question of the day: Who said Adam Lambert kisses like a porn star?

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