Andpop sat down with Adam Lambert recently, and asked the ‘American Idol’ album about rumors saying he was to perform with Queen at the Olympics this summer in London. “I’m not allowed to perform at the Olympics, because I’m not a British citizen,” Adam said.
He also talked about writing the ‘Trespassing’ track ‘Cuckoo’ with Bonnie McKee, which is about partying to the point of insanity, and how the new album has a lot of Daft Punk influence. “That’s the kind of music I listen to,” Adam said. “I listen to a lot of electronic music. I listen to dance music, moreso right now than I listen to rock music. I love rock classics, because those songs for me are vocally challenging, and they have range and power, but contemporary music that I listen to is more like the pop, dance electronic stuff. Now I have the great honor of trying to put my crazy rock star vocals on that type of music.”
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
AOL Music spoke with Adam Lambert in a Q&A, where the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up discussed how he feels like a trespasser on a figurative level, being intimidated working with Pharrell Williams on the new album ‘Trespassing’, feeling good about having a balance that comes with his stable relationship with Sauli Koskinen, being uncertain about a desire to adopt or have children, the beautiful experience performing with Queen at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and more.
“I realized that I really wanted to make feel-good music and we started talking about some producers and knocking around some names, and Pharrell came up, and I thought, ‘Wow, if he’ll work with me, I’d be totally thrilled’,” Lambert explained. “They confirmed it, I got to the studio and I thought ‘I’m not cool enough to be here, this guy is the coolest mothaf**ka out there.’ He’s shaped pop and hip hop over the last decade and I was a little intimidated. What was cool was, after arriving at the studio and sitting down and talking with him, we connected on an intellectual level. He’s so smart, and he’s so big picture.”
Adam Lambert is out with the music video to his new single ‘Never Close Our Eyes’, off the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up’s second studio album ‘Trespassing’, out now on RCA Records.
“I’m so excited, you have no idea. I’m kind of in shock,” Lambert told TheFIX in a phone interview about ‘Trespassing’ debuting at #1 on the U.S. charts in its first week, a milestone for an openly gay recording artist. “One of the great things about the album going number one this week is that it proves a point that music doesn’t have an orientation, music is universal. And even though at times it does matter in the industry — marketing and all that — I would love to get to a point where it doesn’t matter. I think this milestone kind of says that.”
Watch the ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ video via YouTube below.
Adam Lambert spoke with the Associated Press in a Q&A, where the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up talked about having an “amazing relationship” with Finnish ‘Big Brother’ winner Sauli Koskinen, how the relationship affected his creative process, how being in the public eye “makes you potentially more desirable to this, that and the other person”, his arrest in Finland during a bar fight last year being not that big of a deal, the importance of reality singing competitions giving young recording artists a platform to find success in an industry that’s difficult to break through, and how he thinks about the visual process when writing and recording. Check it out here.
Adam Lambert checked in with his Twitter followers (@adamlambert) on Saturday (October 1), revealing lyrics to three songs from his upcoming album, the follow-up to the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up’s debut album ‘For Your Entertainment’. The 29-year-old Tweeted:
Want some more lyrics?
“I’m swingin off of my hinges, I’m cocked and I’m ready to go”
“All along, I tried to pretend it didn’t matter if I was alone…”
“Lost inside communication breakdown, better just read my lips. Comin’ in clearer when we get down. Iceberg. Just the tip”
Those were from different songs… Grrr I am so excited for you all to hear these cuts!
There’s biz & technical stuff to sort… I’m workin as fast as I can… Thank you all for being so patient. As soon as I know more – you will.
Adam Lambert checked in with his Twitter followers (@adamlambert) on Tuesday night (June 21), reacting to Nakia performing his song ‘Whataya Want From Me’ on ‘The Voice’, as well as show mentor Adam Levine of Maroon 5 being unfamiliar with the song and telling Nakia he probably performed it better than the original artist. The ‘American Idol’ alum writes:
Yeah Nakia! Sang boy!! Great performance. I think Adam might know who I am after this next album. Get ready for me Levine. Hahah
But for the record, I’m def a Maroon 5 fan. Fans: there is NO reason to be angry. Thanks for being protective but it’s all good. :)
Among the Tweets Lambert’s fans sent to Adam Levine in reaction to the slight:
daniela0732: @adamlevine how do you NOT know who the script is?? LOL! I can see Adam Lambert’s song, but seriously, listen to the radio man!!
Kattien: @adamlevine that was rude,honey.If you don’t know a song or singer-listen first then comment) Mr. Lambert just saved you from his fans rage)
judysweeney66: @adamlevine Sweetie..you even have the same initials!!!! c’mon..ADAM LAMBERT!!!!
patsycrest: @adamlevine what rock do you live under? Adam Lambert fool.. You owe him an apology
AdamBieb: @adamlevine YOU are an idiot!! Look up Adam Lambert’s WWFM on youtube if you are so uneducated!! Will never buy your new song!!
Update: Adam Levine told his Twitter followers (@adamlevine):
I had honestly never heard that song before. I thought that @nakia made me like a song that would have otherwise fallen flat. I’m NOT sorry.
No disrespect intended for @adamlambert …I honesty had never heard the song before. I’m not one to take cheap shots like that.
Several artists reacted to comments from Prince saying that he believes covering songs without an artist’s permission and blessing should be illegal. “I understand where he’s coming from,” ‘American Idol’ alum Adam Lambert said. “I mean, he’s Prince. I think he can get his way. But there is something to that, because as artists and writers, we create these songs and we have this passion and vision for it. Then the minute someone covers it, you run the risk of it either being great or falling apart.”
Check out comments from Taio Cruz, Rod Stewart, Ke$ha, and Dr. Luke at HollywoodReporter.com.
Adam Lambert checked in with his Twitter followers (@adamlambert) after fans the past few months helped raise big bucks for the ‘American Idol’ runner-up’s birthday present. Lambert urged they give donations to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The singer, who turned 29 on January 29th, writes:
WOW! $323,255 raised for charity:water! Thank you all so much for your effort and support! Because of you, 16,162 people will be helped!
Adam Lambert checked in with his Twitter followers (@adamlambert) on Friday (April 8), reacting to the shocking elimination of Pia Toscano on Thursday night’s ‘American Idol’. The ‘Idol’ season eight runner-up writes:
Sad to see Pia go. One of the best voices on this season. Makes me think Voters aren’t focusing enough on vocal/musical ability.
Adam Lambert checked in with his Twitter followers (@adamlambert) on Monday (February 21), sounding unhappy with his fans for comments some of them made towards his guitarist Tommy Joe Ratliff on the micro blogging service. The ‘American Idol’ alum also posted a photo he took with Miley Cyrus. Adam writes:
@TommyJoeRatliff let’s go get some tattoo work done this week!!! #timeforasleeve
It’s come to my attention fans are givin’ Tommy sh**. Why?? He’s my friend!
Onstage kissing antics were ‘for your entertainment’ nothing more.
And “fans” please refrain from judging my personal life negatively. A few of you #needtogetoneofyourown
Remember it’s MY life and I thank you for tuning in. :)
To focus on the positive: I wanna thank the majority of you for your passion, loyalty and *sanity*! Trust me- I owe you guys the world.