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Adam Lambert Week+ – June 25-July 6, 2015

July 7, 2015

By Juneau. Follow me on Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook

Geez, we can’t ever seem to get caught up!! Apologies for the long hiatus. Adam is moving so fast, what mortal can keep up? But it’s so much fun to relive his best moments, over and over again, so we hope you enjoy, even if we are terribly late! 

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ENJOY!!

Kanye West VS Adam Lambert – Bohemian Rhapsody LIVE (Queen) – Via Adam Lambert Hungary  LOL and love that promo for The Original High at the end!! Well done, well done!

See Rolling Stone – Watch Kanye West Cover Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody – Nice exposure for Adam!

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NEWS ALERTS

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ADAM LAMBERT, BEST COAST PERFORMING ON “LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN”  Currently on hiatus, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will return with originals during the week of July 13. To build anticipation for that impending return, CBS confirmed several interview and musical guests. One of the musical guests is Adam Lambert, who is slated to perform on the July 16 edition of the show. Lambert’s performance follows the recent release of his album “The Original High.”

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DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

Ryan Seacrest – Adam Lambert Strips Down for ‘FAULT’: ‘I Feel More Confident in My Talent’ “Fresh off the release of his third studio LP — also his third to hit the Billboard Top 5 list — the “Ghost Town” singer sports a stylish leather jacket and diamond-pinned tie. He also loses the shirt and seduces the camera with his sultry eyes during a photoshoot helmed by Giuliano Bekor.”

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Radio.com Interview: Adam Lambert on ‘The Original High,’ ’80s Covers, Queen and Broadway “What was really exciting about being on tour with Queen was, it was very old-school. we didn’t use backing tracks, we didn’t use click tracks, it was all live. [Gutiarist] Brian [May] doesn’t even wear in-ear monitors. It was very traditional in that sense, and I really appreciated that. It was a living, breathing thing: the tempos would fluctuate… it was good for me to get back to that organic thing. But I also think there should be appreciation for all different approaches to music. It’s not about what you can or can’t do with technology, it’s about the mood it creates. With rock and roll in its purest form, it’s messy, it’s bombastic, it’s ballsy; a lot of the stuff on my album is more vibe-y and moody.

…I think that contemporary theater has a very specific sound and approach and a lot of people sound exactly the same in the way they sing the material, and do the scenes, and it’s become homogenized. And it’s hard for me to sit and watch some of it, because it doesn’t feel organic or that it has any vibe.”

Toronto Sun – Adam Lambert reaches new ‘High’ on latest album What’s your plan for presenting The Original High live? I think I’m going to approach it differently than I’ve done in the past – less theatre – more art installation, more cutting edge technology, more clean, minimal visuals.”

Idolator – Bonnie McKee Talks Starting Over, Her ‘Bombastic’ EP & The Weight Of Expectations: Idolator Interview “I love Adam Lambert. He’s so cool. He’s so funny, he’s hilarious. He just has me in stitches. He’s also the best vocalist I’ve worked with, hands down, he’s incredible. Not only does he have a huge range and great instincts, he emotes. He’s very emotive. He was a professional musician before any of this American Idol shit happened. He’s been doing it his whole life. I really enjoy working with him.”

Pulp – ADAM LAMBERT – “GHOST TOWN” – MUSIC REVIEW “The build up at the beginning is a classic House technique that captures the listener’s attention until the instrumental kicks in. The House instrumental for “Ghost Town” complimented his voice very well and the subtleness of the chorus helps set up for the breakdown sections, which brings in a lot of energy to the song. Lambert does a great job of not overly hyping up his vocals on this track and the quality of his vocals is abundantly better than past projects. A must listen tune for July.”

Broadway World – Photo Flash: Heidi Klum and Adam Lambert Visit Broadway’s ALADDIN Over PRIDE Weekend (PHOTOS) “Disney’s Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is now in its second smash year on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). Heidi Klum and Adam Lambert visited Aladdin over PRIDE weekend! Scroll down for photos of them backstage with the cast!”

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Daily Mirror – Freddie Mercury died more than 23 years ago – but Queen prove they are still champion earners pulling in£48millio last year “THE rockers’ company, Queen Productions, raked in more than £132,000 per day in 2014.”

Mashable -Shazam is adding social features to try to become more than just a blue button “For artists, this product gives a new way to interact with fans. In an interview with Mashable Singer Adam Lambert said “I’m on social media blasting out [to fan’s] songs all the time, so I think this will be a more practical hands-on thing.” Lambert also notes Shazam is an interesting means of discovery for artists because listeners come to the music without any preconceived notions. It “lets the music be front and center.””

South China Morning Post – Music reviews: Adam Lambert, Jing Wong, James Taylor “Recorded with Swedish pop masters Shellback (Taylor Swift) and Max Martin (Britney), lead single Ghost Town (thankfully not a cover of The Specials classic) leaves behind the soft glam rock for a thumping ‘90s house beat and immediately Lambert sounds totally comfortable in his new role as club diva.On Another Lonely Night the singer “doesn’t give a f*** if the sun comes up”, especially now that, for the first time in his career, he’s got some half-decent songs to sink his teeth into.”

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BURIED TREASURE

I think we missed this one back in January and a Facebook friend just brought it to our attention. A terrific blog post by Jon Smart, a newbie who totally got what made Queen + Adam–and Adam specifically–so great.

My Royal Appointment… An evening with Queen

No stranger to guyliner and with a fashion sense at the flamboyant extreme of the spectrum, Lambert slinked and slithered across every inch of the stage during the two hour show.

A natural performer with the voice to match, his masculine edge ensured that his brash and playful campness stayed just on the right of pastiche.

Which prompted this perceptive response:

I knew the minute I started reading this review that John Smart wasn’t just a “basement blogger.” He’s a professional writer who has broad experience in the business. I really like the way he expresses his appreciation for Adam and Queen and the legacy that drives it. And most of all, he “gets” Adam in a really perceptive way. He wrote that Adam has a “masculine edge” that skillfully walks that ledge between camp and pastiche. Adam is a master at this. He has an incredibly masculine body and forceful presence, and he knows just the right amount of feminine nuance to make it sensually exciting and fun. The shoulder roll, the eye glance, the various ways he walks across the stage, sometimes stomping with a manly strut and sometimes lightening it up with a flair. He’s conscious of that sexual balance and really makes the audience feel it viscerally. No wonder they’re so emotionally moved. It’s more than just the voice alone.

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VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS

Playlist of Adam Interviews, thanks to Alexandra Lambert

Adam Lambert Talks ‘Ghost Town’ & Music As Medicine | 2015 Logo Trailblazer Honors

Adam Lambert on the RC of LogoTV’s “Trailblazer Honors” 2015 Periscope – via jadelle1

Adam Lambert On The Red Carpet | 2015 Logo Trailblazer Honors

Adam Lambert on Not Doing an ’80s Covers Album

Adam Lambert on Fronting Queen

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lam-My permalink
    July 8, 2015 12:54 am

    Honestly I’m not making fun…but Kanye is actually quite cute; he sang and I heard:
    Mama I killed a man…Put a gun against his head…Pulled a chicken…Now he’s dead… lwl!

  2. Lam-My permalink
    July 9, 2015 12:29 am

    Adam visiting his Broadway theatre group (above) brings to mind my poem:

    Adam at Life Ball as Ali Baba…2013

    Ali Baba bedecked in jewelled turban and cloak
    Walks on the catwalk, lithe as a wisp of smoke
    Singing Love Wins Over Glamour
    Gold, sapphire, ruby, amethyst, emerald
    He declares LifeBall open with outstretched arms
    Open Sesame! He expounds
    The dome panels on stage slide
    As Ali Baba’s treasure appears in shimmering light

  3. Lam-My permalink
    July 9, 2015 9:28 pm

    Tonight Adam looks wind-blown
    Torn jeans like open windows
    The valet tries to extract some heat
    Adam laughs, holds back a bit
    Not to shun him complete
    Ghost Town is becoming quite a hit
    As he dances off-beat
    Maybe The Original High
    Will be the next single treat
    I like his ebbs and crescendos
    Go Adam go…on with your show
    Your singing of effervescence and throes
    Seeps through souls
    Sweeping over the Original High rainbow

  4. clare permalink
    July 12, 2015 3:45 am

    zena, Jueau.. adam as Christian Grey. What do you think?

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