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Adam Lambert Attends ‘This Is It’ Premiere

by on Oct.28, 2009, under All About Adam, Interviews

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Adam Lambert tweeted yesterday, “On my way to the THIS IS IT premiere with my lovely date Miss Katy Perry!! We are Dressed!”

Here’s what Adam Lambert had to say about Michael Jackson during an interview on the red carpet. “Michael Jackson raised the bar so high that all of us of us are just looking at it like this. I think everybody has said that over the last twenty or so years. He fused music together, pop, rock, R&B, he didn’t pick one genre. He didn’t conform with the way he dressed, with the way he performed, he was his own guy and I’m very inspired by that attitude.”

Adam Lambert at This Is It Premiere

Adam Lambert talks with Access Hollywood about his inspirations for his album cover and about Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”.

Adam Lambert has revealed that it was a host of music legends helped inspire the glam look on the cover of his upcoming album, “For Your Entertainment.”

“I’ve loved David Bowie since I was a kid [and] artists like Michael Jackson, Prince [and] Mick Jagger,” Adam told Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts at the Los Angeles premiere of “This Is It” on Tuesday night. “There’s a lot of male rock stars in history that have kind of played with androgyny and I [am] just fascinated by that look so I wanted to do something like that for the album cover.”

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Adam unveiled the cover on his official Web site on Tuesday. The image shows the “American Idol” Season 8 runner-up with colorful make up and a leather-gloved hand cradling his face.

Beyond simply the cover, Adam said he is thrilled to be releasing the effort – his first official album of post-“American Idol” material – on November 23 via 19 Recordings/RCA, but he told Tony he only just finished picking the songs.

“I’m so excited,” Adam said. “We just came up with the final track listing [on Monday] — made our final selection on songs. It’s all happening… I can’t believe it. I’m so lucky.”

And the raven-haired singer from San Diego is still singing the praises of the show that gave him an opportunity to reach out to millions each week earlier this year. Adam said the next step, however, is standing on his own two feet.

“’American Idol’ is the most amazing opportunity for an artist… It’s a platform, it’s an opportunity. You compete well on the show and then you have the chance at a record deal and it helps launch your career,” Adam raved. “I wouldn’t be anywhere without that show, but now that the show is over… you kind of have to pull out the reigns and do your thing. Now it’s up to me to just try to keep entertaining people and hopefully keep everybody’s interest.”

Adam attended last night’s “This Is It” premiere with a date – his pal and fellow singer Katy Perry – but before heading in he told Tony he hoped to really understand Michael better as a performer by watching the nearly two-hour movie.

“I just want to get a glimpse of his creative process,” Adam said. “I’ve always been a Michael Jackson fan, but part of what made him so alluring is that he was kind of mysterious. [You] didn’t get to see behind the scenes that much, with the exception of that ‘Thriller’ behind the scenes documentary which I was obsessed with as a kid.”

And with “This Is It” finally hitting theaters today, Adam said what he’ll miss most about the entertainer is his artistry.

“[I’ll miss] his individuality and [the] freedom that he had in expressing himself,” Adam said. “There’s nobody like him. There hasn’t been since, there wasn’t before. He was his own unique brand of entertainer and I respect and admire how original and individual that was.” Access Hollywood

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Adam Lambert’s ‘Time For Miracles’ Music Video On The Big Screen

by on Oct.20, 2009, under All About Adam, Interviews

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Adam Lambert spoke with MTV about the making of his “Time For Miracles” music video during the American Music Awards press conference this week. Here’s what Adam had to say about his role in the music video.

“[The video] was really performance-driven. It was really about the lyric content and the emotional guts of the song,” Lambert told MTV News on Tuesday (October 13) in Los Angeles.

But given that the tune is being used in a Roland Emmerich-helmed disaster flick, fans should expect a doomsday element to the clip as well. “There were a ton of extras on the set. What they were doing is they were staging scenes reminiscent of what happens in ’2012,’ ” Lambert said.

Specifically, the “American Idol” rocker pointed to one sequence in the video where he sings calmly while chaos surrounds him. “I’m just walking through looking straight at the camera singing the song, and there’s a riot going on around me — people being tossed in front of me, looting, you know, people being arrested,” Lambert described. “That was pretty wild, to try to stay focused on the song while that was happening. But we had fun. It was a good day.” by Jim Catiello, MTV.com

Adam Lambert Discusses “Time For Miracles” Music Video with MTV

“Time For Miracles” Music Video On The Big Screen

Lambert is especially happy about where fans will be able to see the “Time for Miracles” video: the big screen. “The ’2012′ trailer that we put together with the ['Time for Miracles' music video] will be premiering at the Michael Jackson film,” Lambert revealed to MTV News, referring to a special trailer that will run before the upcoming documentary “Michael Jackson’s This Is It.” by Jim Catiello, MTV.com

Given the fact that Michael Jackson’s documentary ‘This Is It’ and Adam Lambert’s “Time For Miracles” will both release worldwide, it’s a perfect fit. Just to give you an idea of the potential viewing audience for “Time For Miracles” music video, I’ve included some stats about MJ’s ‘This Is It’ ticket sales.

Among the cities with the strongest sales are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and New York. Records were also set in Japan, where more than $1 million in tickets were sold on the first day they were available. In London, fans bought more than 30,000 tickets on the first day, eclipsing the advance interest in the “Harry Potter” and “The Lord of the Rings” films, which were wildly popular in Britain. Record sales were also reported in Holland, Sweden, Belgium and New Zealand, MTV.com reports.

It was also reported, while online sales were high, fans also lined sidewalks waiting for tickets in Paris, Bangkok and Munich, Sony Pictures said. “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” Breaks Ticket Sales Records Worldwide

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