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Adam Lambert Graces the Cover of Rolling Stone

by on Jun.16, 2009, under All About Adam, Interviews, Videos

photograph by Matthew Rolston

photograph by Matthew Rolston

Adam Lambert’s stunning photo graces the cover of the June 25th edition of Rolling Stone magazine. Matthew Rolston captured the very essence of Adam Lambert; hot and sexy, yet warm and inviting.

Matthew Rolston, one of the world’s great photographers and video and commercial directors, just shot “American Idol” star and almost-winner Adam Lambert for the iconic cover of Rolling Stone Magazine – who revealed that he’s gay, that he has a record deal, etc etc, in the interview. But moreover, Lambert became a photographic icon just by Rolston shooting him. Rolston, who’s shot everyone from Beyonce’ to Fergie to Salma Hayek – doing covers for Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, W and zillions of other mags for many years – says Lambert is one of the rare truly sweet and kind music superstars he’s been exposed to – and compares him to Beyonce’ in terms of how stable and nice he is. “They are the rare superstars I’ve met who are truly centered and coming from a very thankful appreciative place,” says Rolston. We love, love, love the eyeliner!

Rolling Stone shares a video of Adam’s photo shoot here. Adam is a natural with the camera and the camera loves him. Adam talks about how it feels to make the cover of Rolling Stone, his favorite style of music, and what type of album he will make.

Adam Lambert’s cover photograph alone will generate discussion.

The Rolling Stone cover of Lambert features the singer in a laid back, seductive pose with a green snake aiming at his crotch. His charisma knows no bounds. He is the one covering Rolling Stone. He is sexy. Lambert might not have come out in a way the gay community would be proud of, but there is no doubt his very existence is already going a long way towards mainstreaming the idea being gay isn’t something one should hide, but rather wear confidently, like a jeweled butterfly right near the zipper. Santa Monica Mirror

Adam Lambert’s story is the much anticipated feature article inside where Adam “tells all” in his own refreshing honest way with no filter. Here’s a preview of The New Issue of Rolling Stone: “The Liberation of Adam Lambert” from Rolling Stone Rock & Roll Daily

photograph by Matthew Rolston

photograph by Matthew Rolston

More from Rolling Stone’s interview with Adam Lambert which wasn’t included in the feature article. Adam Lambert in His Own words: Sexuality, Kris Allen, and Life After Idol

On why he auditioned for American Idol:
I looked at the music business, and realized it is nearly impossible to make it with the way it is right now. No one is going to take a chance with an artist who is somewhat out there. The only way you have a chance being looked at by a label right now is if you are what everyone else is. So I realized that I wouldn’t be taken seriously as a recording artist unless I had a huge platform. I saw that and I knew that Idol was the only thing that would do it — if it worked.

On Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta:
[Kris Allen] has a good heart and a good spirit. He’s so mellow, he’s so kick-back. He and I have a lot of love with Allison Iraheta: It felt like this kind of sibling thing. Just good energy, the three of us together. Kris and I both got very protective of her. We encouraged her to pick up the guitar and take risks musically. It always felt very positive … good karma, you know? Kris doesn’t need any advice, clearly. Even though he’s really kick-back, he’s got a very strong sense of self in a non-aggressive, non-intense way. It’s cool.

On his early attempts at songwriting:
My songs were like campy, sexy electro, like Peaches and Goldfrapp. I can look back now and realize I wasn’t very good at it. I was trying to put in way too many words. I was trying to be way too melodramatic and serious, you know? It’s like what a junior high student does with poetry. But over the course of a couple years, I started really trying to listen to what worked out there in music, like hooks — and realized that less is more. The simple idea is better in a song.

On life after Idol:
I’m hopeful. I have a great opportunity right now. There are a lot of people who want to work with me that I really respect. And hopefully it works. I’m not cocky because I’ve seen a lot of guys come off this show and bomb, so I recognize that I could crash and burn. But if I play it safe, it’s not going to work, so I might as well go for it with the same intention that I had on the show.

On where he wants to go musically:
I want to do something that has theatricality, a nod to the glam rockers that I love, but is also contemporary. It’s not all going to be happy-go-lucky because I think it’s important to explore other emotional parts of yourself as an artist, but there’s a time and place for it. I would love to work with Madonna. I’m a big fan. I just want to play dress up and be fabulous. When you’re a kid, you do the make-believe thing — you play dress-up and pretend. That’s the child mentality, and I feel like if you’re an adult and you can adopt the child mentality to something cool, that’s what being a “rock star” is. It’s just playing. It’s Halloween. It’s make-believe. It’s fun. And who doesn’t want to do that? That’s the kind of music that I want to make — music that encourages people to play make-believe, escape and have fun.

On experiencing discrimination:
A few years ago, I did a musical with Val Kilmer, The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. I was finally personally awakened, wearing nail-polish, feeling attractive and comfortable in my own skin for the first time. We’d go out sometimes with Val, and it was the first time I’d ever been around a celebrity — it felt really fabulous. One night, we hung out at his house and Sean Lennon came over to jam with us. I was like, John Lennon’s son? This is the coolest thing I’ve done in my life. But I had a lot of problems with the people putting on the show. One day, the director pulled me aside and said, “Can you turn it down? The producers are a little uncomfortable. It’s a little too … gay.” I was like, “Um, are we doing a musical here? I’m sorry, there are fags all over the place, dude.” It was very upsetting.

On making his sexuality public:
There are so many old-fashioned ways of looking at things, and if we want to be a progressive society, we have to start thinking in a different way. There’s the old industry idea that you should just make sexuality a non-issue, just say your private life’s your private life, and not talk about it. But that’s bullshit, because private lives don’t exist anymore for celebrities: they just don’t. I don’t want to be looking over my shoulder all the time, thinking I have to hide, being scared of being found out, putting on a front, having a beard, going down the red carpet with some chick who is posing as my girlfriend. That’s not cool, that’s not being a rock star. I can’t do that.

Rolling Stone presented Adam Lambert with his framed cover right before it was released and filmed his reaction; a reaction which practically left Adam speechless, he was clearly moved. I’m sure it was a moment in time he will always treasure. Watch Adam Lambert Reacts to the Rolling Stones Cover

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“I honestly don’t think he realizes how truly fierce he is. He stared at that as though he couldn’t believe it. He is fantastic and I hope that he basks into abounding happiness and every tear he sheds will be tears of joy. I think he’s worked very hard for his glory.” by Gitaround at TALC

“And right away he mentions the photographer. Typical Adam, making sure to give credit to others. He’s just extraordinary, in every sense of the word.” by paperweight at TALC

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Adam Lambert Signs Record Deal

by on Jun.13, 2009, under All About Adam

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It’s official, Adam Lambert has signed with 19 Recordings/RCA Records. It’s fantastic to hear that Simon Fuller and Barry Weiss share the same enthusiasm and appreciation for Adam’s unique, extraordinary talent as we do, which is evidenced in their quotes below.

USA Today

(Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2009) – American Idol season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert has been signed to 19 Recordings and licensed to RCA Records. He is preparing to start work on his debut album which is due for release in fall 2009.

“To find a talent as exceptional as Adam Lambert is a rare and special event,” says Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer of American Idol and Founder & CEO of 19 Entertainment. “I am thrilled that American Idol was the platform for the world to discover this brilliant young man. He is unique and unforgettable and a certain star of tomorrow.”

“There are no longer any rules in terms of where the world’s next superstars may come from,” says Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO RCA/JIVE Label Group. “We are thrilled to be getting involved with Adam Lambert as we all at RCA Records believe he is one of those rare, future global stars”.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve come to a creative and collaborative partnership and look forward to developing a really exciting album,” says Lambert. “We are 100% on the same page and are all anxiously awaiting the start of the recordings. It’s going to be ridiculous! Get Ready!!!”

27-year-old Lambert, who hails originally from San Diego, CA, had four songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this summer. With his masterful interpretation of Mad World leading the way, he also charted with No Boundaries, A Change Is Gonna Come and One.

Lambert, will be recording his album over the summer while on the road with the American Idols Live tour. The tour kicks off July 5th in Portland, OR, and culminates on September 15th in Manchester, NH.

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Adam Lambert is very excited about his debut album scheduled for release in the fall. “Ridiculous”? Sounds perfect!

Here’s what Adam discussed with Slezak during his Idolatry interview. Adam Lambert on Idolatry – Interview with Michael Slezak

“With Idol we have the opportunity to do whatever we want and to show a range and so I don’t see what the problem is with doing an album that has a variety to it. I think it’s more interesting, you have more for everybody when you do an album like that. I think you have the opportunity to release different singles for different markets. I have definitely thought about it and I don’t think there’s really any harm in creating a variety. It’s entertainment, that’s the point of the album, to entertain people; either to take them to an emotional place, to get them to dance, to get them to feel sexy and if those songs are different genres, then I’m the singer, so that’s the common thread.”

About working with 19 Recordings, Adam said, “I’m really positive about it. I’ve had my preliminary meeting with them and the creative talk is really going and we’re talking with different producers we want to work with and the type of album I want to make. We want to do a kind of Rock Pop Electronic fusion thing with ups and downs, the emotional ballad, the fun track, the this track, the that track, and we want it to have an international appeal, I mean for everybody. The show Idol has gone further than North America a this point so I think for all the audiences out there, even the ones who didn’t get to vote, I should make something that everybody can appreciate. And they’re on board, they are really supportive. It’s good to have people that invested in you especially in the current musical climate.”

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Young Hollywood Artist of the Year Award for Adam Lambert

by on Jun.12, 2009, under All About Adam, Videos

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Last Sunday, Adam Lambert rocked the red carpet in his own Glamrock style for the Young Hollywood Awards. Adam was chosen as the Young Hollywood Artist of the Year. Wherever Adam goes, he’s the center of attention, people everywhere recognize star quality when they see it. Here’s a clip of the news media frenzy over Adam on the red carpet.

Adam Lambert on the red carpet of Young Hollywood Awards

The questions came flying at Adam one after the next, each reporter trying to get the Adam scoop in a few minutes time. Adam fields the questions on the red carpet with ease. Adam Lambert interviews on the red carpet.

Kara DioGuardi presented Adam Lambert with his Artist of the Year award. Kara gave an outstanding speech, here’s what she had to say about Adam. “You know when you’ve witnessed a star, their energy is unmistakable, their talent is raw. Sometimes a star also has bad ass jet black hair, leather ensembles, huge epaulets, a strut to outdo supermodels, electric dance moves, and some of the most impressive vocal ability in eight seasons of American Idol. Tonight, we’re honoring that star. The phenomenal, the decadent, the Rock God, Adam Lambert. His repertoire on Idol was stunning and unforgettable and I was privileged to see it in person every week. From his fiery takes on “Black or White” and “Play That Funky Music” to his unusual intimate renditions of “Mad World”. And, oh yeah, we all remember “Ring of Fire”. We have got a whole lot of love for this man. He’s got the whole world waiting with bated breath, he’s got the platform boots to stomp through expectations, and he’s got the ability to change the way people appreciate pop music. He’s our Artist of the Year and I’m so proud and honored to present to you, the only, the great, Adam Lambert.”

You can watch Kara’s presentation and Adam’s acceptance speech at Young Hollywood Awards

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Congratulations Adam!!!

The members here at TALC are so happy for you to receive this honor; it is well deserved.

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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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Adam Lambert Lights Up The Big Apple – Part 1

by on Jun.10, 2009, under All About Adam, Videos

Adam Lambert took New York City by storm with a smile and a song throughout what had to be a grueling press schedule. Adam handles all his press with ease, it’s something he was definitely meant to do. Just his mere presence speaks volumes about his star quality.

The Early Show CBS

photo by Jacqui B of TALC

photo by Jacqui B of TALC

by luv2laugh at TALC
Adam Lambert appeared on The Early Morning show on CBS and I had the privilege of seeing the taping live. It was a cold, windy day, but people came from all over just to get a glimpse of Adam and hear him sing. A young woman next to me had driven from Ohio through the night just to see Adam and hear him sing. Even though CBS insisted we cheer and clap on demand throughout the taping of the show, a genuine roar of screaming, calling Adam’s name, and “I love yous” came over the crowd the minute Adam was spotted. It was so exciting to hear the crowd. Adam looked so beautiful… the white jacket was a perfect choice in the natural sunlight and made for some stunning photos. I’m a huge fan of his unique sense of style; always a fashion statement right down to the last detail.

Even with the wind, Adam’s flawless voice was exquisite with simply a piano to accompany him while he sang “Mad World”. After Adam was finished, he shook the gentleman’s hand who had accompanied him on the piano. Adam looked out to the crowd and apologized for having to leave right away and thanked everyone and blew us all a kiss which sent the crowd into a tizzy.

You can watch Adam Lambert’s appearance on The CBS Early Morning Show and see him perform “Mad World” here

Regis and Kelly Live

Regis and Kelly chat with Adam about his experience in theater from the age of ten, his first concert, his musical influence from his family, his favorite performers, the door that Adam has opened for all kinds of theater performers, and Adam’s style influences.

Kelly told Adam, “I don’t think anybody has achieved the level of stardom on that American Idol stage that you have; I mean winners, past winners, everyone included. I think you have tapped into something people were hungry for and looking for.”

Regis & Kelly Live Interview with Adam Lambert

Regis & Kelly Live Adam Lambert performs “Mad World”

Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins TV Show

photo by Erica Magrey

photo by Erica Magrey

Oh, this was fun to see. Adam is so very believable his role during this comedy routine. It’s impressive he nailed it on the first take. The story line is perfect dealing with “the question” everyone wants Adam to answer.

Michelle Collins stated, “Let me also say this about Adam… forget his incredible singing ability for a second… but what an actor! He nailed his lines ON THE FIRST TAKE — complicated words, mind you — and had the sort of comic sensibility that one can only be born with. The entire room was cracking up from the guy — be sure to watch tomorrow night to see the entire bit, because it delivers.”

Check out Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins – Adam Lambert

Today Show on NBC

photo by Jacqui B at TALC

photo by Jacqui B at TALC

by flynnsgirl at TALC
Big week for the fans in NYC, Adam had appearances all week in the Big Apple. I was lucky enough to catch a couple of these.

Wednesday night we drove into the city and checked into the hotel, as we were having a cocktail in the lounge we saw Danny Gokey arrive pretty upset because the airline lost his luggage. Yikes! Kara DioGuardi was wandering around the lobby sans makeup. She is one tiny woman, Paula Abdul must be about 2 feet tall!

We were off to bed because we needed to get to the Today Show by about 5:30 am The area where the performers do their thing is an alleyway between two buildings. They had a tented area for Adam and Kris to stand under because it had been lightly raining on and off. We had “fan passes” which meant we could get in the line that was let in first. There are barriers separating the alleyway, the press has an area to the right of the tent and the “fan pass” people could stand directly in front of the stage. There is another barrier across the front that keeps the fans about 8 feet away from the stage because this is where the Today Show people do their thing. It is basically set up like cattle pens, not the most comfortable situation.

Adam came out for sound check and did Mad World twice, first time I loved so much, because he had a little bit of morning voice, very sexy. He had no “make up” on and hadn’t done his hair. either way, the man is gorgeous. Kris did Heartless and No Boundaries. Adam stood off to the side drinking tea and watching Kris, then Kris watched Adam. There is no doubt that these two admire each other. Both guys disappeared inside and we waited about an hour, they came out again and did the songs again. Then it was time for the actual recorded performance. Adam changed clothes for the live TV performance, I have no idea if Kris did because Kris is the T-shirt and jeans kinda guy, don’t know if they were new clothes or not. Adam sounds amazing live, his voice is so crystal clear. They did some interviews but we had to wait to see them at home on the TV. You can’t hear a thing.

I hope all the fans can get a chance to see Adam on the Summer Idol Tour, his extraordinary voice is really a must see/hear!

One point I want to make, there was a very large crowd and Kris got very nice applause, but when Adam came out the place went nuts. This was not the first time I have seen this. People go nuts for Adam!

Here’s a video of Adam’s performance of “Mad World” on the Today Show filmed by our very own tuke18 here at TALC.

Adam Lambert performs “Mad World” on the Today Show

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TALC Staff meets Adam Lambert

by on May.25, 2009, under All About Adam, Videos

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To all our readers, please excuse our absence during the past week. The TALC staff, along with two very close friends traveled across the country to experience the American Idol Finale in person. It was an adventure of a lifetime! We wanted to be there in person to hear Adam Lambert perform live and be able to deliver first hand information to our readers straight from the Nokia theater. This will be the first of several installments from our experience. While we were there, we had the opportunity to meet Adam Lambert and we would like to share that experience with all of you.

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On Wednesday night, as they were whisking Adam away, he got within earshot of me, I yelled out, “Adam, thanks for wearing our pendant we sent you!” and he said, “This is you guys?” and I said, “Yes, it’s us!” and he said “I love it! Thank you.” and then I pushed through the security guards and reached out my hand to give him the TALC card. He literally had to reach back over his shoulder and grab it, but he did and I said, “We love you!” as I handed him the card. It was so hurried and rushed, but it was so, so cool!! Then what was almost even cooler, Thursday morning when he first saw us, he looked at us and saw our TALC shirts and waved and said, “I got the card!”

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by luv2laugh at TALC
Adam has a positive aura about him… don’t know quite how to describe it, but you can sure feel it in his presence. Adam is so warm, friendly, and loving, he made me feel like I’ve known him my whole life. I wasn’t nervous at all, just positively beaming that I finally had to opportunity to meet this extraordinary young man. There’s a warmth and comfort in Adam’s beautiful eyes and when he talks to you, or if you are speaking to him, Adam is all about eye contact. Adam is so genuine and enthusiastic in his appreciation for all the love and support from his fans. If you can even imagine, Adam is more beautiful in person than in any picture I have ever seen of him; he’s simply glowing.

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During a break with the press, Adam came up to us and thanked us for all the gifts. Adam asked if we had seen that he made the rocker pendant into a broach and wore it last night. Of course we noticed, how could we miss it! He said he wore the rocker pendant for the Led Zeppelin performance and wanted to wear it on his jacket during the finale. We said you wore it a lot and Adam said, “I love it, that’s why.” Adam said that meant so much to him and when he opens our gifts he gets excited because he thinks they’re cool. Adam said, and I’ll never forget, “You guys get me.” which warmed my heart.

The rocker pendant we discussed with Adam was one of the many gifts the Adam Bombs of TALC gave him during his run on Idol. It was one of the ways we showed our appreciation for his outstanding, unique, performances every week. The Orange Country Register featured an article called, ‘Idol’ finalist’s pendant came from La Habra store.

Contestant Adam Lambert’s fan club has sent over a gift before each performance on “American Idol” – and one that he wore on the show came from a La Habra store.

The singer wore a two-inch, crystal pendant from the rocker-apparel store, Perpetual Vogue, twice on the Fox-TV show, as well as during other TV interviews and for Rolling Stone magazine photos. Lambert, one of two finalists, will compete for the top spot during the two-part finale Tuesday and Wednesday.

“He’s definitely got the right rocker look. I think he’ll win,” said owner Clarissa Parashar.

“When we saw him wear it five times, it’s like, ‘Oooh, he likes this.’ Now we know what he likes,” Seiders said.

Los Angeles designer Shannon Sleaze of gasolineglamour.com said she made the design specifically for the La Habra business. Lambert’s pendant, features an oval, smoky crystal surrounded by metal and clear spikes. by Sarah Tully, The Orange County Register

As each of us introduced ourselves to Adam, he called us each my name; he was so warm and welcoming. After I met Adam, I turned and told him that all the Adam Bombs that could not be here today send all their love and support. I asked if he would do a shout out to our members. We filmed Adam’s shout out to his Adam Bombs done just before they pulled him away again to do more press.

Adam Bomb Shout Out

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by flynnsgirl at TALC
I want to tell you something I observed in our time spent with/watching Adam. People can’t keep their hands off of him, its extraordinary to watch. Everyone, men, women, kids, they all can’t stop touching him. He has a light around him that exudes charisma. Adam had all black on but he looks like he is in color and everyone else is not. I truly believe he was born to be famous. While we were waiting for our time with him, we were just standing around talking and I kept looking at the reporters interacting with him. They couldn’t keep their hands off of him! Adam is so at ease, so comfortable in who he is, he gives off this confidence and “star quality” that just draws people to him. We had such a blast in our short time with him, he was dead tired and still was so kind and generous with his time. He teased with us and we made him laugh. What a great day it was.

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by AdamBomb1877 at TALC
Meeting Adam was a definite high point of the week! He is the most genuine, humble and caring person. His first words to us were, “Thank You so much!” I know this probably sounds silly, considering he thanks everyone, but he says it with such meaning and conviction. When speaking to you, Adam looks you in the eye and focuses on you. Even if he is interrupted, he is still focused. He is an incredible person. There were no nerves, we were all ourselves and nothing was held back. The moment was perfect. We picked the right guy to support this year!! The future is bright for that Rock Star!

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by Adam’s Philly Babe at TALC
Words describing Adam are slim to none because he is unlike any person I have ever met before. I don’t think words could describe him but I’ll try. He is so warming. The minute you see him 10 feet from you, you feel warmed and almost giddy. His smile sends you into heaven with that kind look in his eyes. He is truly undeniably special in the sense of interacting with others. He is such a great person to talk to with his natural and honest enthusiasm even on no sleep. I hope that all of his fans get the chance to meet him because that alone will make you his fan for life.

While we were there, Alysia Sofios from FOX 26 in Fresno, CA asked us what it was like to meet Adam. Here’s a video of the news clip.

TALC Interview on Fox 26 Fresno

We also had the opportunity to do a live interview with Mia Fleming from Fox 23 Tulsa.

TALC Interview on Fox 26 in Tulsa

For more pictures and recaps about our amazing experience in Los Angeles, please check out TheAdamLambertConnection.com/forum

They say a picture is worth a thousand words…
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Get To Know Adam Lambert

by on May.17, 2009, under All About Adam, Videos

by luv2laugh at TALC

FOX All Access had the opportunity to interview Adam Lambert during his journey on American Idol. Here’s the two part interview full of interesting facts from Adam himself.

During Part 1 of the interview, Adam talks about what his parents think of his “look”, his biggest risks, David Cook, why he’s ready to become a successful artist, performing on the Idol stage for the first time, the most important thing he’s learned from his Idol experience, what he loves to do, his Glee club experience, and why he thinks people are responding to him.

FOX All Access Adam Lambert Part 1

During Part 2 of the interview, Adam shares his very first memory of music, how he likes to spend his free time, a fact you might not know about him, his favorite quote, his guilty pleasures, his funniest fan interaction, a defining life experience, a life changing moment, and a message to his fans.

FOX All Access Adam Lambert Part 2

The interview closes with a message from Adam Lambert to his fans. “Thank you so much for all the love and support, the fan mail, the gifts… the defense of being your own person; I think that resonates with people on a deep level and I’m glad I had the opportunity to kind of ring those bells.”

A beautiful tribute to Adam Lambert written by Star Lambert at TALC.

“Adam has completely changed the dimension of American Idol. Never before have we seen such an exceptional artist whose every performance is flawless, entertaining and so well coordinated. He is favored by judges, fans and the music/entertainment industry. Despite all his talent, my favorite quality in Adam is his humility. He knows he is good, he knows he is loved around the world, he has a tremendous amount of self confidence, but he also knows humility. In the general scheme of things, I guess with the proper training and opportunities, we could be almost as good as he is, but his humility comes from so deep within it cannot be mirrored…anywhere. I honestly can’t compare him to another entertainer. (They seem to have this hype about being ‘them’.)

It is such a joy to watch Adam. He performs songs that tell a story, probably some of his; you can see and feel his every emotion which makes him so engaging and pure in his delivery. I am happy to see Adam become the next American Idol which he so richly deserves, but not too enthusiastic to see the end of the competition This has been such a fulfilling experience and nothing can come quite as close, but I look forward to attending Adam’s concerts and buying his CDs, as soon as they are released.

Adam, rest assured that we will vote like there is no tomorrow because you are indeed the next American Idol and we have been made better for having experienced you. THANK YOU ADAM, THANK YOU!!!

ROCK THE VOTE FOR ADAM!” by Star Lambert at TALC

This is the moment when Adam Lambert’s dream can become a reality. Adam will perform first on Tuesday night. There will be three rounds… Contestants favorite (Song they have performed on the season), Simon Fullers pick, and Winners Single (Both Adam and Kris will sing the same song). After the American Idol Show airs, the voting lines will be open for four hours. We ask you once again, to vote for the entire voting period on as many lines as you possible can. All the Adam bombs here at TALC will be voting like crazy… Adam Lambert for the WIN!!! Adam is already our Super Star, but let’s all do everything we can to make Adam’s dream come true… Adam Lambert Our American Idol.

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Let’s Celebrate Adam Lambert in the AI Finale!!

by on May.15, 2009, under All About Adam, Videos

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CONGRATULATIONS ADAM LAMBERT!!!

by luv2laugh at TALC

Idol received over 88 million votes last Tuesday night. Thank you America for bringing Adam Lambert, the most talented contestant to ever grace the Idol stage to the American Idol Finale! It’s all the thousands and thousands of fans who spent every bit of time and energy they had voting for Adam that helped bring him to the Top Two. Of course, we all have a incredible motivator; Adam Lambert has shown us week after week that he has the extraordinary talent, brilliant vocals, exhilarating stage presence, mesmerizing charisma, creative artistry, and the outstanding professionalism to be the next Super Star. All the Adam Bombs here at TALC couldn’t be more excited and proud to support Adam Lambert.

Idol gave us a little taste of Adam Lambert’s hometown visit to San Diego. Energized crowds were everywhere, FOX news, local radio stations, Mt. Carmel high school and Miramar Navel Base to show Adam how very proud they were of all he has accomplished. I enjoyed Adam’s personal commentary throughout the video. It warmed my heart to see Adam working with the young children at the Metropolitan Educational Theater to share his experiences and give them words of encouragement.

Watch the Highlights of Adam Lambert’s Memorable Hometown Visit

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We watched… we waited… we watched… we waited… until finally it was time to hear the two contestants who would compete in the Idol Finale. Ryan Seacrest announced Kris Allen first. Adam turned and hugged Kris tightly with genuine excitement for him. When Ryan announced Adam’s name to join Kris, the anxious crowd cheered and cried with the realization that Adam had made it to the finals. Adam covered his face so full of emotion as he experienced a moment in time never to be forgotten; when you realize you are just one step away from fulfilling your dream.

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This week’s Ford music video is “Break My Stride” sung by the Top 3. The guys get to experience what it would be like to have super powers. Click here to watch Break My Stride Music Video

During the making of “Break My Stride”, Adam explains, “The concept of the video is us turning into an animated version of ourselves when trouble arises. The song this week is “Break My Stride”. It’s awesome! The lyrics are just all about, you know what? Get out of my way, I’ve got to keep going.” Click here to watch Making of Break My Stride

Adam Lambert’s singles are available at the American Idol iTunes store. Run, don’t walk to get your copy of Adam’s studio versions of “One” and “Cryin”. Both of these songs clearly benefit from Adam having the opportunity to sing the entire song; more Adam, what’s not to love? American Idol iTunes store

America’s Final Two: Adam Lambert & Kris Allen

As Randy Jackson said last night on Idol Extra, “It’s like My Chemical Romance meets Jason Mraz.”
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“Here is the story behind the polished nail: from a post by drea @ castrocopia — This story was shared by a friend of the Allen Family who attended the rehearsals this week in LA! Did you notice Kris had his thumbnail repainted? Can you guess who painted it? That’s right! Adam Lambert! Kris performed during Rock week with a painted thumbnail, and his homecoming footage captured the chipped polish. Tuesday night, however, Kris performed one of the best performances of the night (and the season, might I add) with a freshly painted thumbnail. According to Megan Malone, Adam painted Kris’s thumbnail after the homecoming visits and removed the polish from one of his own nails, stating "If you can carry around a piece of me, man; I can do the same for you." Malone said, “The Allens believe Kris wears the black fingernail polish in support of Adam because he wanted Adam in the finale. Also, Kris wanted to dispel any rumors claiming the two weren’t great friends.” Kris and Adam were roommates in the Idol Mansion throughout their stay. Thanks Megan for sharing the sweet story!” by Hanna at TALC

As different as Adam and Kris are artistically, they have become very close. Two best buddies; two talented all around great guys headed to Season 8′s American Idol Finale. This is an Idol first and I can’t help but feel that in many respects this is a win/win situation. Best of luck to both Adam Lambert and Kris Allen. However, we all know that there can be only one American Idol. The Adam Bombs at TALC choose the one and only Adam Lambert, the one who dares to be different, risking it all, to stay true to himself. Adam Lambert will always have all our unending support.

“Adam and Kris are friends, they are brothers, and they are competitors.

On May 19, they will enter the arena. Only one will leave victorious. But he will be crowned as the American Idol, not “Friend”, not “Brother”.

The crown rightfully should go to the man who CONSISTENTLY “made songs his own”.
To the man who CONSISTENTLY sang to perfection, no matter the genre, no matter the tempo.
To the man who CONSISTENTLY offered audiences a COMPLETE vision of his songs, from voice to attire to movement to staging.
To the man who is BOTH humble AND charismatic.
To the man who will henceforth be one-monikered, as all the greats are:

ADAM.” by winkydink at TALC

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Adam Lambert Is The “One”

by on May.13, 2009, under All About Adam, Videos

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by luv2laugh at TALC
“One” by U2 is a beautiful song with a very powerful message that speaks to everyone all over the world. Adam Lambert’s heartfelt interpretation of “One” left me in tears. Adam began from a very vulnerable place which drew me in with his quiet vocals while his crescendo to an intense vocal with raw emotion, had my full attention as I felt every passionate word. As the song ended, I heard his message of hope. The control Adam possesses vocally is perfection, but it’s the way he conveys his powerful message from deep within his soul that makes Adam Lambert an extraordinary artist. As the camera paned the audience, Adam’s mother was in tears, clearly moved by her son. Bono told Simon that “It would be his pleasure” to give clearance for Adam Lambert to sing “One”. I would love to know Bono’s reaction to Adam’s interpretation of “One” because I felt Adam’s delivery was exquisite.

“Adam, if somehow you can hear in your head the words of your fans, know this: you were the epitome of “beautiful” tonight. As I watched you standing there beaming, radiating after One, it seemed so obvious that you ARE the “one.” The one American Idol, the one shining star in the whole crazy world of reality TV…. and in my mind, the one man who has finally arrived to revitalize and unite this country with your sweet, sweet face, voice and messages of peace and love and gratitude. I know this all sounds over the top, but I am one tired mama, ALL the time and it takes a lot to get me to vote without a drink or potty break as I just did for 2 hours straight.” by clawmachine at TALC

Performance Video of Adam Lambert singing “One”

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Adam Lambert sang Aerosmith’s “Cryin” adding his own phrasing and vocal style staying close to the original wanting to do Stephen Tyler proud. Adam glides effortlessly through his range hitting notes most singers could only dream of nailing. Adam, the rock star, is completely energizing and still amazes me every time. Always the professional, Adam turned and waved to thank the band even though they were out of sight, they were not out of mind. After the roar of the crowd died down, Randy said to Adam, “You are one of the best we’ve ever had on this stage, one of the most charismatic, one of the biggest brightest stars. You should be a rock star, cause that’s who you are baby!”

Ryan asked Adam what he felt now that everything was said and done. Adam chose not to talk about himself, but rather his fellow contestants. “I think Kris and Danny did really well tonight. I was watching back stage, they’re incredible, they’re both so talented. It’s an honor to be in their presence… to be in their company, so we’ll see what happens.” Adam is a class act through and through.

Performance Video of Adam Lambert singing “Cryin”

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Last night, the Top 3 contestants gave everything they had on that Idol stage. Their schedules are jam packed every day, they are working non stop week after week, and the pressure has to be beyond intense. This week, add a day in their hometowns which must have been one of the most rewarding, overwhelming, emotional, and exhausting days of their life. I take my hat off to these three guys. As a viewing audience, I think there are times when we get caught up in the competition aspect and therefore miss out on the actual performance itself. So if you can, try to step back for a moment to allow yourself the opportunity to appreciate Adam Lambert the vocalist, the performer, and the artist for all that he is. Music is a form of expression and if you can clear your mind and open your heart, then you can truly hear it and feel it.

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Rock the Vote for Adam Lambert… Send Him to the Finals!!

by on May.12, 2009, under All About Adam

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Adam Lambert’s sang a heartfelt, beautiful rendition of “One” by U2 tonight and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Simon described Adam’s performance as “Brilliant!”

Adam rocked “Cryin” by Aerosmith with his killer vocals. Simon told America not to assume that Adam would be in the finals, but to vote to make sure Adam is in the finals, because ADAM DESERVES TO BE THERE!!

GET YOUR VOTE ON AMERICA!!!

ROCK THE VOTE FOR ADAM LAMBERT TONIGHT!!!

Call 1-866-436-5703 and/or 1-866-436-5706 and/or 1-866-436-5709

If you have AT&T as your carrier, you can text your vote to 5703

Remember… ONLY YOUR VOTES for Adam can bring him to the finals!!

VOTE only for Adam Lambert – a vote for someone else is one less vote for Adam
VOTE for the Entire Two Hours
VOTE on all Landlines & Cells – Redial, Redial, Redial…
VOTE by Text (If you have AT&T) – avoids busy signals

ROCK THE VOTE FOR ADAM LAMBERT!!! BRING ADAM TO THE FINALS WHERE HE BELONGS!!!

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