Adam Lambert Week – August 5-11, 2012
TIME TO RELAX & ENJOY
We’re grateful that Adam went off “da grid” this week. How thoughtful of him!! We need a vacation too from 24/7 blogging all things Adam. So in anticipation of a relatively low-news week, we’ll share a variety of images, photos and writings that inspire us. Share your favorites with us too!
AS the Olympic athletes put on a show Friday, the moon staged a dazzling display of its own. A full moon tinged with red, rose through Tower Bridge’s Olympic Rings, briefly forming a unique sixth Ring on the London skyline.
AND HE’S BAAACK!!
AND HE’S BLONDE!!!
The love child of Annie Lennox and Billy Idol??
Gather – Adam Lambert’s Single Breaks Into Top Ten on Billboard “Never Close Our Eyes has been on the chart for seven weeks, moving up to #10 from the #14 spot last week. Considering that the song keeps moving up the chart, it may reach Adam’s peak for Dance/Club Play Songs, which was #5 in 2010 with his first single “For Your Entertainment.””
Glam Nation Live is Gold (most likely) Via Adamtopia.
Source Neilsen SoundScan via Pulse Music board, posted 8.2.12. The retail sales for Glam Nation Live are now so close to 50,000 in the US that it is certain RCA has sold 50,000 wholesale units (shipments). The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Music Video Longform Gold Certificiation is at 50,000 units.
LAMBERT*ADAM GLAM NATION LIVE 49,760
Sometime amid all the angst and amusement generated by those newly blonde locks, Adam acquired his 1.6 millionth Twitter follower
@mmyy9: Please tweet to @AdamLists if you are coming to the shows and would like to be added to the lists
Cameras/recorders/phones are not allowed in the venue for the Aug 11 event.
Professional cameras aren’t allowed in the venues and taking pictures/videos/audio of anyone other than yourself is prohibited for Summer Sonic.
Taking pictures/videos/audio is prohibited at Mezamashi Live.
Summer Sonic Tokyo Day 1 will be aired live on WOWOW (subscribers-only channel) from 18:00 to 21:00. (Stages to be covered are not known). Tokyo Day 1 Digest will be aired on Sept 20 and repeated on Sept 24 on WOWOW. They’ll probably air full or most of Adam’s set later.
Part of Mezamashi Live will be aired the next day on Fuji TV in their morning shows. Full set (or most of it) will be aired later (end of August or early September) on Fuji TV Next then will probably be repeated on Fuji TV One later (both subscribers-only channels).
We say…RULES WERE MADE TO BE BROKEN!!
ADAM’S THURSDAY TWEETS
@JeniChua: @adamlambert In the name of the eyeshadow, lipgloss, contour, and glitter, Amen. #preach
FAN CLUB GETS A NEW ‘DO!
@groundctrl: Bet you haven’t seen the new look of http://adamlambertfans.com yet! What do you think? @adamlambert
LUCKY FANS IN JAPAN!
There’s a 2013 Calendar on Amazon Japan
Queen’s keyboard player Spike Edney in this behind the scenes interview talks about his Kronos Korg, very interesting information about the instrument’s role in Queen’s music. In the last 20 seconds he says “looking forward to taking [the keyboard] around the world next year on a big tour. Fingers crossed!”..So could it be that Adam is waiting to see if the Queen tour happens, and wouldn’t that be a fantastic springboard for his “Trespassing” tour…? But can fans wait that long? Stay tuned…
And this: Celeb Daily News- APOLOGY TO ADAM LAMBERT FANS “So today, I received an e-mail from the supposed “source” that has been feeding me information about the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. The source wanted to issue an apology to me for giving me the wrong info. He got word from people that really don’t have any “inside” connection to organizers and nobody ever talked about Adam Lambert. I want to apologize for writing a false article without re-checking with other sources like I should. I have taken journalism courses and what I did is a big no-no.”
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
Superb gallery of photos from Queen + Adam Lambert Hammersmith Apollo July 11, 2012 – by Alikat1323
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Of course The Hair sets off a media firestorm…
Same same – Adam Lambert: Fame, fears andfull-on fans “I think one of the things that something people don’t understand is what it’s like being on the receiving end of that type of energy. One doesn’t always know how to receive it. I appreciate that I am being celebrated for what I’m contributing and that people like what I do. Before I had this career, before I had this public profile, I obviously had no experience of being treated that way and so, if I am really honest, it all still feels a little strange. Sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve it. Sometimes I feel like, ‘Oh, I’m not really there yet, so how about you save that for when I really hit my stride?’”
The Hollywood Reporter – Young Stars of ‘Revenge,’ ‘Glee’ and ‘Modern Family’ Attend ‘Back to School’ Summer Soiree “Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse hinted at some twists, and a surprising guest star in the show’s upcoming season finale. “Adam Lambert makes an appearance, which was such a shock to us because he is so amazing!” Pieterse said. “And the only other thing I can say is that it takes place on a train. And it’s crazy shocking!”“
Via @alreference: Pictures of article on Adam Lambert in the September issue of the Japanese IN ROCK magazine (via @poochlove2). View slideshow.
People Magazine – Adam Lambert Bleaches His Hair “Apparently, blonds really do have more fun — at least in Hollywood! Just days after Miley Cyrus went bleach blonde, Adam Lambert followed suit and dyed his hair platinum…”
Ultimate Guitar – Queen Hint At Big Tour In 2013 “During a promotional video for Korg keyboards, Queen keyboardist Spike Edneymay have revealed more than he intended. Now speculation is running wild that the band will tour the world with Adam Lambert as their singer in 2013.”
USA Today – Adam Lambert shows off ‘new ‘do’ “Another star goes platinum … We’re obviously not talking record sales, although Adam Lambert has racked up a few of those.”
MTV – Star Spotting: Adam Lambert Goes Platinum Blond! (PHOTO) “Let’s pick up our broken hearts off the floor after hearing the news that Justin Timberlake IS NOT making new music and heal our wounds with this GORG picture of Adam Lambertrocking NEW WHITE-BLOND HAIR. He looks just like David Bowie! Wait, can everyone just take a second to imagine a fierce sing-off competition between Bowie and Lambert? The world would ring out with the sound of windowpanes shattering and minds being blown and unicorns descending upon the streets, nodding and neighing in approval of his beauty.”
Yahoo! Music (Lyndsey Parker): Adam Lambert’s Blonde Ambition: His Most Dramatic ‘Do Yet! “…maybe Adam has been listening to a lot of Depeche Mode lately, and is going through a Martin Gore phase. Who knows how the mysterious mind of Glambert works, beneath that headline-making head of hair of his.”
Neon Limelight – Gratuitous Pop Pic: Adam Lambert Goes Blonde, Looks Flawless “In the black and white photo, Adam serves major fierceness while posing with his platinum blonde hair. Why’d he trade in his black locks for the bright new color? “Why not? 😉 change is good,” the “Never Close Our Eyes” singer says. While the blonde hair is new for this era, it isn’t an all together new look for the Grammy-nominated star. He’s sported blonde hair as a teen–and looked flawless then as well. The hair color change has got Adam feeling super excited for his trip to Japan and the styling that will follow. “Even more excited to play dress up in Japan now! #chromeashplatinumfantasy,” he added.”
@mmyy9: INROCK September 2012 (out Aug 11 in Japan) comes with an Adam + Queen poster http://bit.ly/6HLazA
Examiner – Adam has left the spotlight “This has been a fantastic year for Adam Lambert and for us, his fans. We have known all along that Adam deserves to be a global superstar. It is his destiny to become the biggest name in entertainment. He has just finished shooting his first TV role, a Halloween appearance on Pretty Little Liars. He is rumored to be in the running to become a judge on American Idol. He is teasing us with promises of an eventual Trespassing tour. He is preparing to release a third single soon which will involved another video and more promotional appearances. With all of this having taken place over the past few months, it is understandable that Adam would need to take a few days off the grid.“
Adamtopia – Yesterday and Today: I Still Love You, by NoAngel We got chills from reading this beautiful reflection on the miracle we all witnessed when Queen and Adam took the stage together. “…The “you” to which Roger and Brian sing isthismoment, here and now. To the audience listening at their feet and to the music that pours from their throats and from Brian’s guitar and from the hands of Roger’s son on drums behind them. They sing to a love that is lost, and to a love that lives on. To music that never died and that was brought to shining life in six magical concerts…” Read on…
Excerpt from @brianmaycom ‘s letter in @OIQFC Summer Newletter. “For me, it was amazing to work out front with Adam, because he, like Freddie, is a very spatially connected performer…it was constantly stimulating for me play with the available space on stage and use it to project to maximum power out to the audience – and back again. Like in the old days, the show felt interactive, and fun. And what an extraordinary voice!”
Wes Strick interview on the meaning of Adam Lambert We had so much fun interviewing screenwriter Wes Strick about Adam in December 2010, during the Glam Nation tour’s triumphant return to Hollywood.
The audio volume is a bit low. We suggest listening with earphones.
LADY GAGA ON VOGUE COVER
Looks like finger-in-socket platinum is the fall trend!
QUEEN FANS GET CREATIVE TOO
Check out these DVD cover, disc and booklet designs by Ale Solan
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
Glamberts Surprise when Adam Returns
What the Buck – The Olympics – And Adam goes platinum blonde…
kd lang – Sexuality (Video) – Now we call this trespassing!!
Adam Tweeted: Angel – with Scarlett Cherry and Alisan Porter
ADAM LAMBERT: CHART SHOW CHAT MAY 2012 Part 2 – Just posted. Talks about Sam Sparro, his love of the UK, touring with Queen, answers fans Twitter questions
DAVID BOWIE GETS PISSED OFF DURING INTERVIEWS SUPERB
Adam Lambert On Origin of “Outlaws of Love”
Ilta-Sanomat – Sauli’s Hollywood – Mexico! Pictures say it all! It appears the boys stayed right on the beach (where else) enjoying gourmet Mexican seafood-heavy dishes, exotic tequilas and hot-stone massage. A romantic horseback ride on the beach. Lucky!
DEPARTMENT OF FABULOUS
Husbands Season 2 premieres August 15!
Think Progress – Why ‘Husbands’ Matters: An Exclusive Look at the Marriage Equality Sitcom’s Second Season – With excellent behind-the-scenes video! “What’s exciting about about Husbands, though, is how quickly the show has grown in scope and emotional ambition from its first season to its second, which premieres on August 15. A year’s acquaintance has richened the on-screen chemistry and affection between Hemeon and Bell, and Husbands has grown in confidence both in terms of the ideas it’s exploring and the team behind the show’s sense of the skills they’re developing by working on it. And the show is becoming an important example of how television distributed online fits into a larger pop-culture ecosystem, not simply as an alternative means of distribution for content networks are too timid to make, but as a rich idea lab that could breed a new generation of pop culture tropes and show-runners.”
Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag Photos Show New York’s Drag Queens In And Out Of Makeup “Bobbé tells Huffington Post Gay Voices, “Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves and find their female side while simultaneously showing their male side.” Shockingly, the identities are composed in camera and are not separate images joined during editing.” Oh my, we really could use some hair and makeup tips from these gentlemen!
@1213Marina: hahah #glamberts i’ll do that too!
@LAMBERTLUST: Love seeing @adamlambert’s #TRESPASSING on the rack at record stores! Rasputin Music Concord, CA http://twitpic.com/afi2qi
@KeishaRenee: Getting ready for rehearsal!! Time to get it right & get it tight for our Japan Glamberts & Glamily all over the World!! Y’all ready #🚧
@BradBesseyProd: SOS to the idea #NickJonas should Judge @AmericanIdol with@MariahCarey. He’ll disappear in her light. Just sign@AdamLambert already.
@Audsidol: I want to see the blond talk, laugh, and sing. So far he’s only succeeded in objectifying himself further in my shallow psyche.#marilyn 😉
@rwchamplin: The sophistication of the lyrics & arrangements on #trespassing SO exceed top 40 cuts, that radio has no context for @adamlambert’s songs.
@byroncooke: Do you think #adamlambert will be into my new look? http://t.co/ZWeQMIpU
Via Virg1877: dougiesauris: Looks like Queen is reserving more venues for a 2013 tour
@NoSilverNoGold: Ok everyone in Adam fandom should go see Pitch Perfect in October. There’s a little surprise in there for Adam fans 🙂
@NoSilverNoGold: And its a pretty cute movie. very Glee meets Step Up but funny like Glee or Modern Family
@zorabet: @NoSilverNoGold omg do they do an Adam song???
@NoSilverNoGold: @zorabet can’t say but I said “little” and I think his song on the soundtrack is bigger than a little surprise, lol
@NoSilverNoGold: @mmadamimadamm @ScorpioBert we just screened it. It’s very little, nothing to go crazy about but it’s cute 🙂
EVENTS OF THE WEEK
August 05: TV, US. 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards on Palladia channel at 7:00am ET. [Source]
August 06: TV, US. Majors and Minors repeat on The Hub CH 121 at 1am PT. Via Comcast.
August 07: TV, US. The Graham Norton Show repeats on BBC America at 9am ET. [Source]
August 14: TV, US. The Ellen Show 1/19/12 Season 9 Episode 81 repeat Adam sings Better Than I Know Myself. Check your local listings for times.
August 15: Festival Concert. Tokyo, Japan. Mezamashi Live 2012 hosted by Fuji TV Network in Tokyo, Japan. [More Info]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SASHA!!
Suddenly feeling nostalgic for Glam Nation…
Remember Dusty Madrid?
These were tweeted by Sasha after the Las Vegas show – love that girl!
SashaMallory So I have a treat for u all… We took picks with dusty’s wig… Get into it
SashaMallory Here’s me lol http://twitpic.com/2an0w7
SashaMallory @TaylorG90 haaa http://twitpic.com/2an1xe
SashaMallory Terrance … Ohhh man http://twitpic.com/2an2fm
SashaMallory Annnnd Brooke haa http://twitpic.com/2an2up
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!
WERK BITCH! BUY THE ALBUM
From Adam Official – Deluxe Box Set
Full album stream here – share with friends!!
For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!
Via Belgian Glamberts: Yes! ‘Whataya Want From Me’ featured on the Q-music compilation CD-box ‘TOP 500 OF THE CENTURY’ to be released on August 20th!
Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant in antiqued bronze and silver, just perfect!
JUUN.J // BLACK LEATHER BANDED BLAZER – Here’s the jacket that Adam wore on Jimmy Kimmel.
Anyone on your 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.”
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!