Adam Lambert Daily Update – July 13, 2013
Monday’s news — as reported by The Hollywood Reporter — that American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert was being asked by his label, RCA Records, to consider recording an all covers album elicited an impassioned response from the legions of Glamberts worldwide. And it wasn’t a positive one.
In what was a loud and fairly unanimous outcry, the rocker’s fans took to social media, this site and popular American Idol debate destination MJs Big Blog to voice their distaste for the idea. The consensus for the most part being: that Lambert is an artist with his own musical vision who should be allowed to explore it to the fullest.
Now, THR can report, Lambert will be doing just that. The singer is walking away from his RCA contract after two full length albums, 2012’s Trespassing and 2009’sFor Your Entertainment, along with several EPs and a live collection — all issued by the Sony Music label.
Lambert revealed the news in a letter to THR, which follows in its entirety below. In it, Lambert notes “the oft-cited ‘creative differences'” as they related to his next project, stating: “my heart is simply not in doing a covers album.” To the contrary, Lambert adds that he’s “deep into writing new material with some very talented colleagues,” which will surely delight his audience of diehards. Read more.
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Yahoo – Adam Lambert Refuses to Do Covers Album, Splits From Label “It’s been a busy week for Adam Lambert news here at Reality Rocks. First he reunited with his “Idol” streaker from Season 8; then he performed for AT&T’s Live Proud event; then he announced that he’d joined the cast of “Glee.”And now it has been revealed that he has parted ways with his label of four years, RCA Records. Although that last bit may seem like a jolt of glum Glambert news, a personal letter that Adam sent to The Hollywood Reporterindicates that this split is for the best.“
Queerty – Matthew Morrison Is Excited About Adam Lambert On “Glee,” Wants To Duet On Coldplay “Morrison hopes the two performers will duet, as he did with past guest star Neil Patrick Harris and already has suggestions for songs they could sing. “Coldplay would be really fun,” he offered. “It’s not much of a rock-out song, but ‘Paradise’ or ‘Viva La Vida.’” We have a feeling Lambert would prefer something by Queen.”