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Adam Lambert Lights Up the Big Apple – Part 2

by on Jun.11, 2009, under All About Adam, Interviews, Videos

Adam Lambert was interviewed by magazines, radio stations, TV networks, online sites, and even Broadway on Broadway during his three day stay in New York City. Everyone wanted a piece of Adam and he never tired of answering all the questions. He greeted everyone with the same passion and enthusiasm he dedicates to his artistry. There were some interviews, however, that dared to be different just as Adam dares to be different and the results were outstanding. Here are those exceptional interviews with Adam.

Idolatry at EW.com by Michael Slazek

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Slezak, you did not disappoint with Adam Lambert’s Idoltary; we expected great things from you and you definitely delivered. Thank you! This was not only Adam’s most informative interview during his week in NYC, but it was the interview where Adam’s personality pulled us in and we loved every single second.

Here’s the link to watch Adam’s five part interview with Slezak Idolatry at EW.com It’s a must see! You need to scroll down on the side bar until you see the icons with Adam’s pictures, there are five videos included in this interview.

One of our members here at TALC shared her insight about Adam’s Idoltary interview with Slezak and I thought I would share a portion of it her thoughts here for our readers. To read drshivago’s entire post on Adam’s Idolatry click here

by drshivago at TALC

“I had a probably unheathly amount of anticipation for Adam’s episode. As someone who appreciates honest visceral and emotional reactions, open discussion, and a healthy dose of snark, I am a big fan of Idolatry. Slezak may have started out lagging behind the train, but he was on board after a few weeks and I felt he was very supportive of Adam (not all his contributers were, to be fair). So I was looking forward to a happy relaxed,and most importantly, HONEST Adam Lambert interview. I really feel like Adam was just spectacular. The last couple days Adam’s personality has been coming out in less filtered doses, and from what I’ve seen so far the guy is truly awesome. I’m going to pick just a few things that really stood out to me.

-”I thought we were just singing?” So obviously Adam Lambert became a poster boy for certain civil rights issues during the Idol season, at least in the eyes of many media outlets. Adam’s candor in admitting that he didn’t necessarily want that distinction is refreshing, because it could potentially cause some ire. He says he felt honouredm but intimidated and that it was “a lot of pressure” on him. His honesty about that is not something that everyone would give, especially since he clearly believes in the cause. Adam knows the difference between being the change,and talking about the change. That’s the big thing I come away with from his comments here.

“Shy?” The word doesn’t belong in the same neighborhood as my name, Adam implied, while giving a genius “bitch please” face when Slezak commended Adam for not shying away from flaunting some sexuality on the Idol stage. I am very pleased to see Adam still look so thrilled that he had the opportunity to sing Zeppelin on the happy family show, complete with not-so-subtle phallic references. This was a personal favourite of mine during the show, and it felt a bit like liberation (if on a small stage unable or unwilling to embrace it in all its heated glory. Just ask the camera operators). Love to Slezak for showing the down and dirtiest parts of the performance during the discussion. Of course the internet and anyone who bothers to pay attention knows that Adam’s physicality on Idol was hugely tame compared to some of the performances he’s given in the past. It’s exciting from a fan point of view to see Adam excited about the times he got to really push things, because one can only believe that he will throw down in a big way in the future.

- “It’s fusion- yada yada yada.” Adam discusses his record. This guy will not be put in a box. If you try, he will fight. He’s warning you now. He’s got no time for narrowminded archaic views of the recording industry. That being said, Adam’s confident claims that the label is behind his vision soothe the worried beast of fandom.

- “That’s bull. Eyeroll.” So he didn’t actually say eyeroll, but it was damned evident. Along with putting any well meaning (but honestly, so so mistaken) Cash “fans” who decried the ultra cool arrangement of Ring of Fire in their place, Adam defended his (stunningly stellar) vocals on this performance. Because no one else would (especially individuals with “judge of a singing competition” anywhere on their resume). It is interesting and comforting to hear Adam say what fans had been practically screaming after RoF- that Johnny Cash was an innovator and a rebel, that Johnny Cash would have dug it. “Done and done.” It’s always nice to hear that an artist feels his fans get him, but in this instance I see an example of the fans getting to know that the artist gets THEM, as well. Now if only Slezak had asked THE question: was the shirt-lift on purpose?

- “I knew people would figure that out, if they were savvy enough.” From your lips to the media’s ears, Adam Lambert. We get it, they get it, everyone gets it. Why are we still talking about it like it’s something, when it was nothing a long, long time ago. The public has spoken: Adam Lambert is beloved by a large number of people. These people? They know who he is, because he was never hiding. He said it best himself months ago, “I am who I am.”

My number one favourite moment:

“I’m kind of ridiculous, I know that.” Completely unprompted, Adam spontaneously thanks Slezak for “taking the piss out of” him, and says he “deserves a bit of an eye roll now and then.” The sweetness with which he makes this statement is charming and very self-aware. He ends by agreeing that he knows it was out of love, and that he “knew you guys got it.” And maybe the most telling part of this exchange? I believed him. Part of being good at the kind of performance that Adam does is knowing it’s over the top, and being completely comfortable and in control of it. Which Adam clearly is.

I know this was likely overwrought and over-dissected, but the interview was so full of gems. Comments, expressions, and moments that made me smile, made me feel, or made me think. Or all of them at once. That’s just kind of what Adam Lambert does.”

Best Week Ever
The Adam Lambert Interview That Will Change Your Life by Michelle Collins

photograph by Erica Magrey

photograph by Erica Magrey

But lately, a new hero has emerged on the horizon: Adam Lambert, the enigmatic, timeless, sexy, talented, from another planet amazing American Idol runner-up who has turned the United States into a pigpen of lusty fanboys and fangirls, myself included. Having watched this season of Idol since Day 1, my feelings for Adam went from “casual fan” to “He is the Second Coming of Christ.”

So when word got around that Mr. Lambert would be coming in to tape a segment for Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins, airing this Friday, May 29 at 11 PM, I was faced with a real dilemma: Do I opt to meet him face to face, risking the chance that I embarrass myself 4 Lyf, or do I take that old saying to heart, and keep my dreams and heroes at an arms length? The answer should be pretty obvious. And so I strapped a jetpack made out of dreams and joy to my back in an effort to rocket ship my ass into his heart. by Michelle Collins

Be sure to read Michelle Collins’ interview with Adam; sometimes you’re meant to meet your hero and life is grand. Best Week Ever Interview with Adam Lambert by Michelle Collins

Michelle, anyone who can make Adam Lambert laugh like you did during an interview is my kind of girl. I absolutely loved your enthusiasm and your humour as did Adam. I’m sure his time with you didn’t feel like work; he was having way too much fun. Great interview, more like a conversation between friends than an interview and awesome pictures.

Broadway.com

photograph by Bruce Glikas

photograph by Bruce Glikas

Even with Adam’s extremely busy press schedule, he made time for his passion for theater while he was in NYC; it was important to him. After seeing the Broadway musical Hair, Adam met with the cast and answered some questions for Broadway.com.

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“It was so wonderful seeing him in this element. He’s so obviously at home with his theater family–the mutual love is so evident. I love that his “platform” seems to be addressing kids who feel different or picked on; he has spoken to this issue so many times and with such conviction. He is such an inspiration!” by paperweight at TALC

To see backstage pictures of Adam with the cast of Hair, click on Broadway.com Photo Op: Adam Lambert Heads to Hair on Broadway. Adam knew and had worked with many of the cast members; how cool for Adam.

People.com

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Adam’s discusses his favorite mentor on the show, singing with Queen, artists he would like to work with, favorite brand of eyeliner and nail polish, favorite ice cream, what he likes to do on a rainy day, and Adam states that he’s not on twitter.

My favorite line from the interview was when Adam said, “I do love ice cream. It’s my favorite junk food indulgence, although I can’t be eating ice cream people, I’m trying to be a rock star.”

Check out People.com Interview with Adam Lambert

US Magazine.com

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“One of the best interviews! They were so giddy tired , it was hilarious! hahaha
I can see why they get along so well….they’re on the same wavelength!” by Hanna at TALC.

Check out US Magazine.com Interview with Adam and Kris

You can visit our forum to check out all of Adam Lambert’s interviews during his stay in NYC at TheAdamLambertConnection.com/forum

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3 Comments for this entry

  • Ron Beck

    I am a young 67 year old who has been through Bill Haley and the Comets in the 50′s, the beatles, The Boss, Clapton, all the Brits, the 80′s and 90′s.

    I have never been as excited about a new star as I am about Adam Lambert. I count the days until his first group of recordings comes out.
    I will attend the summer show in Sunrise, Florida in July.

    He will be an amazing world-wide superstar. I guarantee it!

  • Kelly

    My JACKET!

    I’ve heard it’s a blue leather thing with studs + detachable tails … XD

  • Jenn

    God Adam and Kris are so cute just hanging together. Very different and great support to each other and very in sync. Adam totally Rocks and Kris is adorable. Adam you will be a super star!!

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