Adam Lambert Talks Music With Rolling Stone

by on Aug.25, 2009, under All About Adam, Interviews

photo from Rolling Stone

photo from Rolling Stone

Adam Lambert was honored by Rolling Stone for best selling issue of the year! Adam’s cover issue of Rolling Stone magazine sold out in record time both on newsstands and online. Congrats Adam!!

While he was there, Adam talked to Rolling Stone about his debut album and his ideas for his solo concerts in the future.

Adam Lambert’s “Sexy” November Debut Stocked With Surprises by Rolling Stone

The American Idols Live tour is in full swing, but Adam Lambert still has one eye on his debut album, due in November via AI’s 19 Recordings through a licensing deal with RCA. When Lambert stopped by the RS offices last week to discuss Paula Abdul’s departure from Idol, he stayed tight-lipped about any possible song names, lyrics or the album title — “Nope, can’t tell you yet — it’s all a surprise,” he says — but stressed that assembling the album quickly is only adding to its intensity.

“We did a surprising amount of work before the tour started, we had about a month,” he says. “I got a lot of co-writing done, some great initial vocal material recorded, and just general collaborations with different producers.” His list of collaborators has grown to include OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder (Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé), along with Lady Gaga producer RedOne, Linda Perry, Greg Wells and Sam Sparro. His only promises: “a lot of surprises” and “it’s going to feel really sexy.” (Watch Lambert talk about his first album in our video interview, above.)

On tour, Lambert reports his David Bowie medley of “Life on Mars,” “Fame” and “Let’s Dance” is “going over really well, and I have a blast doing it.” Fans are clearly having a good time too — the list of objects thrown at Lambert has grown from bras to light S&M gear, he reports. So what should fans do to get his attention? “Just clap and scream and have a good time,” he says. “It’s not about you guys getting my attention, it’s about you living your life in a positive way. If you feel sexy when you hear a song, just be sexy and feel gorgeous. You don’t need to throw a bra in my face to let me know that you feel sexy, though it cracks me up.”

Offstage, Lambert is currently listening to Muse’s new single “Uprising” (”It’s very glam rock and very cool”) as well as the new LPs by Kasabian and Peaches, and the latest from IAMX, one of the former singers from the Sneaker Pimps: “This recent one is gorgeous, it’s just epic and the production’s great, his melodies are awesome.”

After after a month on the road with the Idols tour, Lambert says he has definitely learned a few things that’ll come in handy down the line. “When you dance and move around it creates a different reaction from the audience — they love it,” he says. “And getting a sense of interaction with them, I love that. It’s like a trial run, a test audience for things to come. I would love to do a live show with dancers and fashion and scenic elements — definitely bring my love of the theater to a concert-style performance.” Rolling Stone

Adam Lambert Interview with Rolling Stone 8-10-09

Lambert Adds Hitmaker Max Martin to List of Collaborators by Rolling Stone

Adam Lambert delivered some news about his November debut album via a giddy tweet this morning: “In NYC to record song with MAX MARTIN!!! Soo excited. This album is getting so great!!” Martin is the Swedish wunderkind responsible for Kelly Clarkson’s mammoth “Since U Been Gone,” Britney Spears’ “… Baby One More Time,” Pink’s “So What” and “I Kissed a Girl” by Lambert’s cape-wearing pal Katy Perry.

As Rolling Stone reported earlier this month, the American Idol runner-up has also locked down writing and/or recording sessions with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder (Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé), Lady Gaga producer RedOne, Linda Perry, Greg Wells and Sam Sparro. Rolling Stone

Adam Lambert is also featured in the September 3rd issue of Rolling Stone in “Lambert Rocks ‘Idol’ Revue” now available at newsstands. Rolling Stone spent the day with Adam Lambert and Kris Allen beginning with their GMA early morning performance in NYC through the AI Tour evening performance in Atlantic City, NJ on August 7th. It’s a behind the scenes look into their busy schedules and both Adam and Kris share some personal thoughts as to what goes through their minds before they walk on that stage to perform for thousands of fans. Pick up your copy of Rolling Stone today to read this insightful article.

C. Taylor Crothers for Rolling Stone

C. Taylor Crothers for Rolling Stone

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