Adam Lambert 20/20 Preview: I’ve Never Been In Plus, Starlight By Muse!

In this preview clip of Adam Lambert’s 20/20 interview, airing at 10/9c tonight on ABC, he rehearses “Starlight” by Muse for the tour, says he’s only been in love once, and that he didn’t “come out” because he’s never been in…

  • maracaibo

    I see Adam in this interviews and I feel like I am watching a super star already.

    I think he totally deserves everything he is living right now and it’s so great to see how comfortable he is in his own skin. His self confidence is inspiring.

    I hope he has long lasting career for many many years to come.

  • weareallinnocent

    I’m looking forward to seeing this segment on 20/20, and I hope it goes well for him. You just never know how the producers will choose to edit and then present the piece for maximum effect, if you KWIM. Maybe I’m in a weird mood today, but I’m feeling a little empathy for him that he should have to go through such probing personal intrusions. I’m not liking my world today. :-)

    Ok, off to work on an attitude adjustment!

  • canadiandcfan

    omg!! i love that song! eeeek i’m so excited!!

    he’s a beautiful person & he is so sweet…i just hope that all this probing into his life is still at a level where he’s comfortable. although i sure am glad to get some news about the music!!

  • Vanessa

    Wow, could I adore Adam anymore than I already do? Everytime I hear this man interviewed I seem to. Adam’s courage, kindness, maturity and truthfulness is inspiring! Way to go Adam, I am looking forward to seeing the whole interview tonight.

  • clearone

    Enough already! I really hope this is THE last time he has to publicly discuss this. We get it. It’s overexposing him and people don’t want to hear about it any more. The one thing I want to hear about is that the drug use is in the past. That is way more concerning to me than who he’s dating.

    Oh and, Adam, please grow your hair back!

  • RubySlippers

    He has really nice teeth.

  • Ellie2

    His self confidence is inspiring.

    It is. If only we could all be so comfortable with ourselves. I did sense some vulnerability in this interview when he talks about not wanting to put his entire personal life out there for public consumption just as he was getting used to being in the public eye. I really felt for him. He handles everything so, so well, but it has to be hard sometimes to be the object of such scrutiny and judgment.

  • kate09

    I honestly believe Adam would be receiving all this attention regardless of his sexuality…I mean I would still want to see his baby pics & hear his mom talk about his childhood & hear Adam talk about wanting to fall him love…all that is human stuff & is interesting to me (b/c lurve Adam).

  • LisaE

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m feeling a little empathy for him that he should have to go through such probing personal intrusions.

    I’m completely with you! I wanted to smack the interviewer a few times. I hope we’re done with this after the 20/20 interview. But, in a way, the overexposure is good. That way, from now on, it’s the last subject anyone wants to talk about.

    Candid pic of Adam yesterday (in tour rehearsal outfit):
    http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20284666_20632961,00.html

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    I’m really looking forward to this interview. The RS article presented him as provocative in a humorous way, and I’m sure that’s part of his personality. But so often humor is used as a shield. This preview looks like we’ll see a bit of the vulnerability which has always been hinted at. I recall right after the Black or White performance how emotional he was after the audience went crazy and judges started gushing. I believe him when he says he wasn’t ready to face the deeply personal questions, which encompasses not just being gay but the rest of him as well.

    And on the shallow side: His hair doesn’t look that bad. I do like it longer on the sides, but at least it’s still an edgy look. He looks quite slim! No more comments about his weight after this, I hope. His make-up is perfect. Love this boy. Can’t weight to see Starlight performed when he comes to ATL!

  • Sunn

    He has a child like quality in this interview doesn’t he? Almost an eager innocence in his eyes? Can’t explain it, but it has a different feel to me. Almost as if it’s a peek at a vulnerability I’d never seen before.

    I don’t know, maybe I’m reading too much into a couple of minutes.

  • JudyOhio

    I wonder how many shows will feel they have to have him on and repeat this same theme. It’s sooo yesterday’s news to me. Best part of this interview for me was seeing Adam’s face up close and the clip of his tour reherasal.

  • Ellie2

    No, I definitely saw the vulnerability, too. It was probably there in the RS interview, too, but it doesn’t translate as well with just the written word. He’s definitely soft underneath that glamrockboy exterior. I heart him.

  • ettacandy

    Jeez, it’s great to hear him singing again…. all the press about his sexuality and lifestyle have obscured that for a while…

    I really hope Adam stays true to himself and sings his ass off in the future. I’m just so over all the talk about his personal life.

  • kate09

    Mom in the Suburbs -

    Throughout the season I always thought back to the moments after he finished Black or White. He was about to cry, he was in total disbelief at the audience’s reaction & the judges comments…it was like the first moment he realized what was possible & I bet he was flashing back to that kid in high school who felt out of place. I fell in love with him that night :wink_wp:

  • callitags

    I’m looking forward to this interview. I love how low key Adam comes across in interviews, especially since I know that people who’ve only seen clips of his performances are probably expecting him to be a totally over-the-top flaming queen. That would be fun, too, of course, but I love the contrast of performing Adam with off-stage Adam.

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    Sunn and Ellie2! Seriously, you two are always saying what I’m thinking as an Adam fan! If only you could come to ATL and we could go to the concert together, LOL. I’m going with my 9 y.o. daughter, a huge Adam fan, but you two are so welcome to join us. :biggrin_wp:

  • http://krisallenonline.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    I look forward to watching the interview. I also look forward to when they stop focusing on his private life and just concentrate on the wonderful performer he is.

  • wonderings

    Oh, Starlight! That’s a wonderful song choice for Adam.

    Hoooooold you IN my arms, I just want you to hold….

  • JudyOhio

    Sunn, Ellie2……….
    you’re not reading too much into a couple of minutes, you’re just in :wub_tb:

  • Chrissy

    MUSE!! :)

    This should be a good interview because I’m thinking Adam’s wit and charm come across better on TV. Can’t wait to hear more about the music though…and for his hair to grow out. :)

  • Ellie2

    Mom in the Suburbs, come to KC and go to the concert with me and some friends! LOL. The more Adam fanatics together, the better. It’s so nice to find people who don’t think I’m a total loon for my Adam obsession (or who are at least too polite to say it to my face).

  • girlygirl

    I’ll still be at work when this airs tonight, so must remember to set the DVR…

    Kris did a radio interview this morning where they asked him about Gene Simmons saying that Adam’s career is over now that he’s come out (which Kris was surprised to hear) — and I pretty much agree with what Kris said — that people will forget about/not worry about Adam’s sexuality once Adam’s out there touring and/or when his alum drops. I hope that is right — that people will FINALLY focus on the music.

  • Adre

    STARLIGHT! haha, I need someone to video that on the tourr!!! =)

  • Sunn

    No, I definitely saw the vulnerability, too. It was probably there in the RS interview, too, but it doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t translate as well with just the written word.

    Ellie2, I sensed it in the RS interview when he said his greatest fear was his parents dying, I talked about it in the RS thread so I wont repeat it here. But I’ve never seen in a visual interview, i.e. Slezak, the morning shows or any of the idol vids. This is the first time that I actually see it in his eyes. I saw him as a youngster and not a confident sex god for the first time. It brought out all sorts of protective sisterly feelings within me.

  • Ellie2

    You’re right, Sunn, it was there in the RS interview in certain places. Also when he talked about how scary his sexuality was to him when he was young. I think maybe we’re seeing the vulnerability more in this interview than in, say, the Idolatry ones because he’s talking about more personal stuff in the 20/20 interview. No matter how comfortable you are with yourself, it has to be difficult to put those private feelings (about wanting to fall in love, etc) out there on national television.

  • LisaE

    I have to add that I’m really excited for the tour now. I’m excited they’re performing new material and for Adam, that it’s something current.

    btw, I was just listening to “Starlight” on iTunes and thought it was funny that the review noted many had made comparisons between Muse’s lead singer and Freddie Mercury and Thom Yorke. Obviously, Adam knows what works for him!

  • Sunn

    Mom in the Suburbs
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 11:14 am
    Sunn and Ellie2! Seriously, you two are always saying what Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m thinking as an Adam fan! If only you could come to ATL and we could go to the concert together, LOL. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going with my 9 y.o. daughter, a huge Adam fan, but you two are so welcome to join us.

    Ah wish I could Mom in the Suburbs, I really do. But my summer is all booked up with work :(. It sounds awfully nice though to join some friends for a night of Adam singing Starlight. Sigh.

  • unique28v

    Adam must like Muse. This is his 2nd song from them. I wonder what other type of music he is covering for the tour. I’m glad 20/20 is highlighting what we can expect from him on the tour. It might also give us a sense of his album direction.

  • maitrang

    I love Starlight! Awesome song choice!
    I’m not a hardcore Adam fan, but I’ve been listening to Muse and really think he will kill in their kind of music with his falsetto (I’m not sure his fans agree :) tho). That makes me more curious about his album.

  • PattyH

    He has a child like quality in this interview doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he? Almost an eager innocence in his eyes? Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t explain it, but it has a different feel to me. Almost as if ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a peek at a vulnerability Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d never seen before.

    More agreement with you, Sunn. I’ve always felt that, despite his wild child image, he’s always had a very innocent quality for me.

  • alxsavage

    Oh my! Starlight is actually one of my favorite songs right now, Adam doing Muse is absolute perfection. His cover of Muse’s version of Feeling Good was one of his best studio version, probably the 2nd best after Mad World, and that is saying something.

  • weareallinnocent

    I recall right after the Black or White performance how emotional he was after the audience went crazy and judges started gushing.

    Yes, and I seem to recall that B&W was the performance after all the internet pics came to light through VFTW et al, so I remember thinking he probably felt great uncertainty about how he would be received that night. The song choice only confirmed for me that the performance was an emotional one. His dramatic emphasis on “equality” and “saw you kicking dirt in my eye” told the story, and he’s since said that the song meant something to him (and that he felt his performance was shouty!) So yeah, to me, that Adam was a whole big ol’ bundle of vulnerability and uncertainty, followed by relief and release at the response.

    Wow, what an overwrought analysis! (Yet, that’s how I saw it. LOL)

  • Ellie2

    I hope he sings Ring of Fire on the tour, too. I will die if he does. Just melt into a big ol’ puddle of goo.

  • Ellie2

    weareallinnocent, what is it about Adam that seems to bring “big ol’ puddles/bundles” to mind? LOL!

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    The Black or White performance–yeah, that’s when I fell in love with him too! I’ve been a teacher for 12 years, high school, middle school too. His story reminds me of so many teens who felt like outsiders (like I myself felt back then as a “nerd”). That public acceptance was completely overwhelming to him, and that really moved me. I saw some of his emotional response in the vid when he first sees his RS cover, too. Maybe this is one of the reasons I so wanted him to win the title. How wonderful it would’ve been to see his reaction (like Sally Field, “You really like me!”). But water under the bridge. Now we get to see Adam WIN, and so far it’s been very gratifying to me as a fan.

  • suebrody

    I will always remember how he teared up after BoW, too. He did look so vulnerable and yet so grateful to Paula for letting him know how talented he was (she looked like she was going to cry as well ;-).). This interview (I love David Gregory) is going to kick butt (Negative Neil is on, too!). (And being shallow, I love the return of Emo!Adam.) The saddest part for me is when he said that he has been seeking love throughout his 20s, has had his heart broken more than once, and has had only true love. I hear ya, Adam. I hope Drake and Adam work out. :)

    I am going to the show in Boston (sorry, Mom in suburbs), so if anyone wants to go with me…Please, sing RoF and ACIGC. Pretty please…

    I love this man more everyday. He is going to kill it on the Tour, his album is going to rock, and The Adam Lambert Experience will be out of this world.

    ADAM FTW!

  • girlygirl

    I just watched a YouTube video of Muse performing “Starlight” live at Wembley Stadium a couple of years ago. I love that song — i’ll be interesting to hear what kind of spin Adam puts on it.

  • Yss

    Muse is one of my favorite bands and Adam one of my favorite AI contestants!!! you guys are so lucky…The more I read about Kradam’s musical influences the more I love them!

  • TKat

    omg!! i love that song! eeeek ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m so excited!!

    heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a beautiful person & he is so sweetà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦i just hope that all this probing into his life is still at a level where heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s comfortable. although i sure am glad to get some news about the music!!

    Yes, yes!

    Adam will be amazing doing Starlight!

    Having seen this clip, I am really looking forward to watching 20/20. I am just amazed that Adam can be so self-assured and vulnerable at the same time. And every interview just makes me fall that much more.

    I hope he sings Ring of Fire on the tour, too. I will die if he does. Just melt into a big olà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ puddle of goo.

    Oh, yes! Perhaps they can announce it, let all the people who “hate” this performance leave, and then just leave the rest of us enjoy it!!

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    suebrody We were posting at the same time, roughly similar thoughts. Great minds and all that!

    I’m with you on ACIGC. My 9 y.o. is dying to see R. o. F. I love that he gets to sing Starlight and will kill it. Probably unlikely, but I’d love to hear him sing Crazy in concert.

  • Tess

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s overexposing him and people donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to hear about it any more.

    How many people outside of the uber-invested AI and/or Adam Lambert fan world have really seen ALL of the stuff.

    Not everyone watches AI or the AI related “specialty interview shows”.
    I would be surprised, unless they are a daytime TV nut, that someone has seen even a couple of talk-show appearances.
    I don’t think Rolling Stone is a typical at the check-out counter magazine nor is EW. They are more specialty mags.
    And now its 20/20 on a Friday nite (date night, movie night, bowling night).

    Therefore, to panic and think that Adam and his story is over-exposed is a little outside the realm of reality. And the reason Adam is getting the story is because IT IS different to see an obviously gay man with uber talent who is articulate and well-spoken trying to break into main stream recording success.

    His is far from a typical story or career path when all the pieces are put together. And shows like 20/20 probably feel that his story would be of interest to a lot of people for all kinds of reasons, only one being his sexuality.

  • lola

    Discussions about his sexuality has run through for a week now. I think this is part of Adam’s management strategy so that the viewers will get used to Adam’s sexuality. After saturating the viewers about this issue, they are hoping that people will be more accepting. Once they achieve the acceptance level, they will drop off this topic and will now focus more on the Idol tour performances. I think this will work.

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    Oh, and suebrody, we seem to have similar taste in Adam-looks. You’ve said you like the new sllmmer look, too. I’ve read on Joe’s Place several times Bill”Adam is Fat”Mitchell posts, and I love his comments and think he’s hilarious. But surely now B.M. doesn’t think Adam needs to lose any more weight! In this interview clip above Adam looks about perfect!

  • clearone

    Discussions about his sexuality has run through for a week now. I think this is part of Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s management strategy so that the viewers will get used to Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sexuality. After saturating the viewers about this issue, they are hoping that people will be more accepting. Once they achieve the acceptance level, they will drop off this topic and will now focus more on the Idol tour performances. I think this will work.

    ….or it could have the opposite effect and turn people off. I dunno, I think you’re either accepting of it or you’re not.

    Like I said before, to me, the sexuality is a non-issue and really doesn’t need addressing any further. The drug issue is quite another story. I think it’s important that they make a point of talking about his stance on drugs since it was a part of RS as well.

  • sr4mjc

    I’d love to hear Adam do ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams on tour. That song is made for arenas, that would bring the house down.

  • lucy

    Actually I thought that he came off as very vulnerable in the RS article!

    A very open kid with a soft soft core, trying to understand himself in a world where he’s been caught up in many baffling situations that sometimes seem to illuminate something and other times expose him to tremendous hurt.

    The RS article actually made me cry, for that reason. I was kind of shocked to see so many people with the impression that he was this tough, bold and brazen guy constantly engaged in various hard-core victimless crimes. He didn’t come across to me like that at all. To me, he seemed like a real innocent trying to make his way through a complicated world and understand his own complicated soul.

    Geesh. I’d better not watch the 20-20 thing or I’ll turn into a puddle of saltwater on the floor.

    Starlight, on the other hand — yes.

  • Natasha

    How many people outside of the uber-invested AI and/or Adam Lambert fan world have really seen ALL of the stuff.

    Exactly. My Mom watches Idol from time to time but she doesn’t go online or read Rolling Stone. She watches 20/20 regularly though so this will be the first time she ever hears him talk about it.

    Sounds like a good interview. And Muse? I’m glad I got tour tickets.

  • AC

    Hey! The interviewer used to be on MTV news! If he’s only been in love once and is still looking for it, he’s currently not in love with his current bf? Maybe he’s still waiting for Kris to come around. haha. j/k.

    For the most part, I’m just waiting for all this stuff about Adam being gay will just die down because I think it’s just a non-issue. Being gay is not newsworthy to me so I’m hoping that after this interview, the focus would shift to his music.

    Singing Starlight by Muse? Am I the only one that doesn’t know the song or the band (I’ve heard their name before but not their stuff)?

  • Sunn

    Singing Starlight by Muse? Am I the only one that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know the song or the band (Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve heard their name before but not their stuff)?

    AC, you can go here for the song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8

  • lucy
  • TKat

    Discussions about his sexuality has run through for a week now. I think this is part of Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s management strategy so that the viewers will get used to Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sexuality. After saturating the viewers about this issue, they are hoping that people will be more accepting. Once they achieve the acceptance level, they will drop off this topic and will now focus more on the Idol tour performances. I think this will work.

    lola, I agree this is a really good PR strategy.

    Regarding the comments about media oversaturation, Bret Michaels getting injured at the Tony’s got more coverage. So, even though this is a big AI story, it’s not exactly at the saturation point.

    I am interested to see the coverage once the AI tour begins.

  • lola

    Like most of you, I’m getting excited about the Idol tour and have convinced myself to buy tickets this weekend. And I am willing to spend my money just to watch Adam’s perform.

  • girlygirl

    Muse has won all kind of awards, especially awards for best live band. That video of their performance at Wembley shows why they’ve won that recognition.

  • sidewalkstory

    I recall right after the Black or White performance how emotional he was after the audience went crazy and judges started gushing.

    That was my favorite moment of the whole season. It was his validation moment and his eyes teared.

  • justantonio

    what a great song choice…im actually considering flying to one of the tour stops just to watch this guy live….he is one of the rare talents that comes around once in a lifetime

  • NYCSlain

    Love Adam, but why is he rocking a Kate Gosselin hairdo? ;-P

  • Natasha

    Regarding the comments about media oversaturation, Bret Michaels getting injured at the Tonyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s got more coverage

    I don’t know about that. Adam was the most searched item on Google for about two days after the Rolling Stone piece broke. I never saw Bret Michaels up there.

  • Sunn

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know about that. Adam was the most searched item on Google for about two days after the Rolling Stone piece broke. I never saw Bret Michaels up there.

    He was actually. I remember him being above Adam at one point.

  • lola

    “Like I said before, to me, the sexuality is a non-issue and really doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need addressing any further. The drug issue is quite another story.”

    - I agree in a certain way. To us, loyal fans, this is a non-issue but to others (especially those who are at the borderline of liking him), this is still an issue. And maybe explaining it more to them that this should be a non-issue because the guy has a great talent is worth a push. Regarding the drug issue….for all I know this was just part of his growing up experience which is very normal to most of the kids I know.

  • papercut

    He’s going to sing “Starligh” by Muse?! That’s interesting. It’s one of my most favorite songs of all time and I’m sure Adam will do the song justice. He’s never let me down before in American Idol and I’m sure he’ll do amazing on the tour as well.

    The preview for tonight’s interview seems interesting and I hope they dedicate the whole show to Adam. He’s very articulate when it comes to interviews and seems like a genuine nice person. I like that he’s also very open about his sexuality, unlike a lot of people who will think twice before saying the word “gay”. He’s a great role model for children who thinks they are “out there”.

  • AC

    okay, so I think I might have heard that Muse song before.. or it sounds like a Coldplay song I’ve heard before. haha.. please don’t hate me for that comparison. I don’t really care for that song for Adam though since I like him in the more uptempo rockier stuff or for him to change up a popular song to fit his style.

  • clearone

    Regarding the drug issueà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.for all I know this was just part of his growing up experience which is very normal to most of the kids I know.

    Exactly we don’t know for certain. I think it’s very important that where he stands on it is clear and concise. Yes, we know he hates cocaine but where does he stand on other drugs? Is he using now? Rolling Stone glamorized his experience at Burning Man where he had his ‘epiphany’ about life. I think it needs to be said that it’s not to be ‘tried at home’ so to speak.

  • mk88

    I think there is a difference between overexposure on mainstream media and being the most google contestants. When you google – you deliberately trying to find about the item/individual whereas other media coverage of him continues to introduce him to a new audience who might turn to googling him becaus ethey are curious or like what they saw. Does this make sense? ; )

  • merrymary

    First post—I am looking forward to the 20/20 segment. The preview looks better than I was expecting and I like the tour practice footage. As an aside–I was out picking up a few things at the local drugstore and saw 2 rolling stone magazines on the shelf so I picked one up. The cashier took my copy as she was ringing it up and said something about Adam being handsome and a good singer as she stared at the cover….and then she said something about how he doesn’t look like how he sings…..I’m still confused by her comment. :)

  • Tess

    I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s very important that where he stands on it is clear and concise.

    Adam doesn’t need to tell any of us how he feels about drugs and drug related issues. He has said what he has said and it relates to the life he has led.

    If someone is not comfortable with Adam and his drug use it is probably a good time for them to just stop investing any time in Adam. He is not out there to be anyone’s “personal idol” and doesn’t owe anyone any further explanation.

  • clearone

    I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s very important that where he stands on it is clear and concise.

    Adam doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need to tell any of us how he feels about drugs and drug related issues. He has said what he has said and it relates to the life he has led.

    If someone is not comfortable with Adam and his drug use it is probably a good time for them to just stop investing any time in Adam. He is not out there to be anyoneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“personal idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t owe anyone any further explanation.

    ..and why is it any less important than his being gay? He doesn’t need to tell us about that either. He has stated that he’d like to be a role model. I think a stance on drugs would be part and parcel of that.

  • kijico3

    Adam doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need to tell any of us how he feels about drugs and drug related issues. He has said what he has said and it relates to the life he has led.

    If someone is not comfortable with Adam and his drug use it is probably a good time for them to just stop investing any time in Adam. He is not out there to be anyoneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“personal idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t owe anyone any further explanation

    So agree Tess! And I just teared up watching that 20/20 clip. I just heart Adam sooo much. Can’t wait for the tour, to finally hear that magnificent voice “live” is a dream coming true.

  • lucy

    Exactly we donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know for certain. I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s very important that where he stands on it is clear and concise. Yes, we know he hates cocaine but where does he stand on other drugs? Is he using now? Rolling Stone glamorized his experience at Burning Man where he had his à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹epiphanyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ about life. I think it needs to be said that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not to be à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹tried at homeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ so to speak.

    Well, but it’s possible that he’s among the people who take a middle-ground position on drugs — that some illegal drugs (just like alcohol!) can be used moderately and responsibly by some people and that what we should head off is misuse and overuse and use by people who are too young and by those who are futilely trying to medicate a mental illness with the drugs or something while backing off on the “just say no” approach of total abstinence for everybody all the time.

    And if he’s of that view, then he won’t do what you ask simply because he doesn’t believe it’s the right response. Maybe he believes he’s a person who can use a modest amount of some drugs responsibly and that some adults may benefit from some consciousness-altering sometimes.

    I realize that that could cost him some fans — maybe many fans, although I don’t think that would be true if his fans were mainly in the general population rather than the AI audience — but if that’s what he thinks, I’d say it’s far better for him not to make a pronouncement that he doesn’t believe than be a hypocrite. If he’s a hypocrite, he’ll be found out eventually and potentially lose even more fans. Certainly lose his credibility, with all groups.

    I suppose I don’t need to make the disclaimer that I’m a member of the group described above and that I’m still quite the solid citizen. So there are some people who would completely sympathize with him if that were his view, also.

  • mikeyb

    MJ, that doesn’t sound like Starlight. Isn’t that Supermassive Black Hole? (Which is, by the way, my favorite Muse song!) It’s super high, but Adam has a very high voice, so it’s interesting to hear that song sung outside of falsetto.

  • Valentin432

    Finally some interesting news out of all this media storm, yeah for Starlight!!!

  • http://www.irish-wolfhounds.com Buderschnookie

    He has a child like quality in this interview doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he? Almost an eager innocence in his eyes? Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t explain it, but it has a different feel to me. Almost as if ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a peek at a vulnerability Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d never seen before.

    There have been smatterings of that look on his face before- just a movement or look in his eye here or there, but it is an interesting hobby to stay on the lookout for them.
    Once in a while I will get a fleeting glimpse of this kid and my heart just sort of melts.
    That kid is still in there, still insecure and still vulnerable. I don’t know how often he pops up or what percentage he controls, but he’s there.

    I think that this is in large part what is so attractive about Adam to “grown up women”- his persona spans the entire spectrum of a man from young puppy boy to alpha male, and sometimes you can see it all go by in the space of one sentence. He sort of satisfies every aspect of womanhood- he can be a lover, a son, a brother, a friend- there’s no part of you that he leaves wanting.

    I was always mesmerized by those moments of transition between performance Adam and regular guy Adam- you can watch him change right before your eyes in most of his Idol performances, and I never tire of seeking them out.
    That, to me anyway, is a large part of the fascination.

  • Sunn

    clearone
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    Is he using now?

    I don’t think that’s any of my business, no more than his sexuality is.

    Should Adam want to expound of his drug use then fine, if not then that also is fine.
    I don’t go around judging strangers and asking them for details of their lives.
    He’s a singer I’m only interested in buying his music, I’m not going to marry him, or send my children to be raised by him.
    I don’t ask intimate details of artists whose paintings or sculptures I buy. I don’t ask the Apple CEO of he’s morally acceptable before I buy his IPhone or patronize Itunes. I don’t care if Tom cruise is a rational human being or a loon, just as long as he makes a good movie I’ll pay to watch.

    Adam owes me nothing but a CD I can enjoy. Just as I owe him nothing if his music fails to gratify. That’s it, end of story. Done and Done, as Adam would say.

  • lola

    Ok. Let’s now focus on more positive things. I’m happy that he is singing 5 songs but makes me wonder why others are singing only 3 (which is better since I’m only there for Adam). Are they paid less for less songs?

  • suebrody

    mom in the suburbs, we were separated at birth!

    I have always preferred Emo!Adam, and liked his audition pics the best. I do not like him in a suit at at all (ToMT, FG, etc.). I know that’s shallow. He does seem to have slimmed down, but unlike Bill, I like his voice regardless. :) Flamboyant!Adam is not my thing, but I love pretty much everything he sings, so I’m good. Emotional!Adam makes me want to cry as well.

    My ideal set list would be:

    Feeling Good
    ACIGC
    RoF
    WLL or BTBW (and of course SR with Allison)
    I Just Love You (Five for Fighting cover, sob)
    Something by Muse or other alternative bands
    Crazy
    NOT MW, tho I fear he will have to sing it (am sooo tired of that song, as amazing as it is)

    I realize this is 8 songs, and he only gets 4 or 5, or maybe 4 or 5 and a duet, but hey… ;)

    I love Kradam, I love Allison, I love Matt, but I am only going because of Adam. I am not particularly excited about S9, tho I said that about S8, after Cook’s win, and look what happened!

    And as far as his sexuality: *zzz* I hope tonight’s interview on 20/20 is the end of this. I want to hear him sing, that’s all. And I bet that’s how he feels, too. You can say it sells albums, but I think he can sell them on talent (and great performance skills).

  • steve

    I,m not a adam or danny fan but i do like some of adams songs he did on idol.Why do i get the feeling if danny talked about doing HARD drugs less then 2 years ago.He would be trashed all over the place.You cant say i want to be a role model for kids who feel different.Then talk about drugs like its no big deal.I hate to say lots of kids who feel different turn to drugs.Cant have it both ways.IT NEVER WORKS.

  • Mary102

    Like most of you, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m getting excited about the Idol tour and have convinced myself to buy tickets this weekend. And I am willing to spend my money just to watch Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s perform.

    I seriously am going mostly just to see Adam. I don’t like as many contestants this year as I did last year, but I only decided to buy tix last year afte David Cook won. I just didn’t feel as much of a pull to necessarily see him live (listen to his music, yes – see him live? not as important to me)

    But with Adam, even before I loved him this season, his performance level and singing ability were just so beyond anything this year, or in any other year imo, that I said “ok, win or lose, I just have to see and hear this guy live!”

    Love the idea of doing Starlight (great song for him!)

    And he’s also doing Slow Ride, so that takes care of 2 of the 5 songs. My guess for another would be Mad World (I really hope so!), and if I had to pick two more, I’d definitely go with Whole Lotta Love, and probably something else new.

    More and more, though – I’m looking forward to seeing them all live. I was never a fan of Kris, but love the Kradam support – however, I still think I might just be a twinge sad to hear Kris go after Adam. But I think I’ll get through it :wink_wp:

  • clearone

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s any of my business, no more than his sexuality is.

    No it’s not but his sexuality is being discussed ad nauseum and the drug use was brought up by Adam, himself, in Rolling Stone. If he didn’t want it discussed he shouldn’t have mentioned it. It’s best to clarify things now don’t you think rather than be caught with his pants down, so to speak, at some point in regards to it.

  • lola

    I hope we can now move on…..let’s talk about the Idol tour…his music. After all, we all agreed that it should be about his music and his great vocals.

  • alaadam

    I can’t believe people really need to know more about his drug use. Do you need to know about mine? Do I need to start confessing on this blog to be able to post an opinion? I think we are getting a little too personal. It doesn’t make me fall out of love with his music or him. I am definitely not sitting on the fence trying to make a decision about him based on his recreational activities. I love his music!

  • lavender1960

    Of course the Michaels story might get more coverage because Bret deserves a bean in the head, bwah.

  • elw

    He melts me…

  • Mary102

    MJ, that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sound like Starlight. Isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that Supermassive Black Hole? (Which is, by the way, my favorite Muse song!) Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s super high, but Adam has a very high voice, so ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s interesting to hear that song sung outside of falsetto.

    Just listened – it’s Starlight. But btw Supermassive Black Hole is also my fav :-)

    I like the excerpt from the interview (glad mommy Lambert was added in as well!) Not as fun as Slezak interviewing him (sigh!) but Adam is just so cool with some otherwise borderline annoying, cloying lines about his sexuality.

    I do think he sets a great example in moments like this of just being completely at peace in his own skin, not at all ashamed or bashful about expressing himself – that is indeed an important message for a lot of insecure people out there!

  • isisdagmar

    Adam’s speaking voice is unusually lovely and melodic. That’s interesting, since great singers do not always have exceptionally attractive speaking voices.

    We know that Adam is doing Slow Ride with Allison, but would a duet count as one of his 5 songs? Isn’t the arrangement this year more like that of season 6, where the top 2 have 4-6 solos and then participate in several duets/trios?

    Also: are Adam fans here intending to buy the Kris itunes pass? Do you think we’ll get any videos of Adam with that? I love Kris and I like his music quite a lot, but I don’t really want to spend $16.99 if the videos won’t have Adam.

  • Squirrely

    Has anyone checked to see if his US iTunes sales changed since RS came out? I can’t check from work.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    ..and why is it any less important than his being gay? He doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need to tell us about that either. He has stated that heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d like to be a role model. I think a stance on drugs would be part and parcel of that.

    It isn’t any more important, imo, but that’s what the media keeps asking him. Despite the Rolling Stone article, this 20/20 interviewer still feels the need to ask Adam if he is gay. He could have asked him if he was still doing drugs or what his position on drugs was, but he didn’t.

    Being a “role model” isn’t an all-encompassing thing. You can be a role model for specific issues.

    Because you know, Adam drinks alcohol too. I suppose he should make a statement about the dangers of alcohol abuse. He obviously drives so I’d also expect a PSA on drinking and driving. Hmm, since he’s had sex, he needs to make it clear he only supports safer sex. Oh, he has smoked pot (and possibly cigarettes) – as a health care advocate, I demand he warn impressionable youngsters about the dangers of smoking. He wears leather, snakeskin and cosmetics; well, he needs to make clear his stance on animal cruelty and animal testing. If he eats chicken, it had better be free-range chicken. Oh, and does anyone know whether he has ever been in a casino, played the slots or placed a bet? :rolleyes_wp:

  • Sunn

    clearone
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s any of my business, no more than his sexuality is.

    No ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not but his sexuality is being discussed ad nauseum and the drug use was brought up by Adam, himself, in Rolling Stone. If he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want it discussed he shouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have mentioned it. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s best to clarify things now donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you think rather than be caught with his pants down, so to speak, at some point in regards to it.

    I get your point but don’t you see, if he gets caught with his pants down as you call it, it’s his problem not mine. He’s a grown man whose allowed to make his mistakes and expected to pay for them.

    .You cant say i want to be a role model for kids who feel different.Then talk about drugs like its no big deal.I hate to say lots of kids who feel different turn to drugs.

    When did we start to demand that our role models be perfect? I have many people that have inspired me non of whom were perfect. I choose aspects of their lives to follow, I take the good and leave the bad. Children have parents to guide them, to show them what to aspire to and what to reject. One, I think, can’t expect a singer, or anyone else for that matter, to be all that one would want one’s children to be. If that’s the pre-requisite for a role model, then I fear our children will always be disappointed in their heros.

  • lucy

    I’d love to hear him do Starlight (which I guess he’s gonna), and How Come You Don’t Call Me Any More and Come Home, because I love those Upright Cabaret performances. I don’t think there’s a ghost of a chance that he’ll do the latter two. But then, since I’ve enjoyed his renditions of everything else I’ve heard, I’m sure I would enjoy pretty much anything he did.

    As for Kris’s pass getting you any Adam performances — Well, I guess the answer is no unless they do a duet, right?

    Reminds me that one of my favorite things from the Season 5 tour was the Daughtry/Elliott duet. Great.

    You know, I think we’re taking the term “Idol” the wrong way. I think it probably comes to us by way of “matinee idol,” and those guys were definitely not role models for the church picnic — all slicked-back hair, cigarettes, martinis, and effortlessly landing dame after dame to boink!

  • RubySlippers

    Because you know, Adam drinks alcohol too. I suppose he should make a statement about the dangers of alcohol abuse. He obviously drives so Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d also expect a PSA on drinking and driving. Hmm, since heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s had sex, he needs to make it clear he only supports safer sex. Oh, he has smoked pot (and possibly cigarettes) – as a health care advocate, I demand he warn impressionable youngsters about the dangers of smoking. He wears leather, snakeskin and cosmetics; well, he needs to make clear his stance on animal cruelty and animal testing. If he eats chicken, it had better be free-range chicken. Oh, and does anyone know whether he has ever been in a casino, played the slots or placed a bet? :rolleyes_wp:

    He should speak out about the dangers of using a hot flat iron.
    And applying eyeliner without poking your eye out.
    Oh, and wearing tight pants and its effects on sterility.

    This could be one long interview.

    I wish I could go to the concert. Anyone have an extra ticket for L.A?

  • Natasha

    I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe people really need to know more about his drug use. Do you need to know about mine? Do I need to start confessing on this blog to be able to post an opinion?

    Yes. And leave a blood sample so we can conduct our own testing. :lol_tb:

  • Thea

    Love him.

    Love Muse.

    The world is a good place :smile1_tb:

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    As for Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pass getting you any Adam performances à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  Well, I guess the answer is no unless they do a duet, right?

    Who’s to say there won’t be official tour videos featuring Adam as well? Since they’re already going to be there videotaping Kris, I do not doubt for a minute they’ll be recording lots of other stuff as well.

    The AI producers love making money and official tour videos will just be another potential revenue stream for them.

  • GeminiDolly

    I still can not explain why Im so intrigued by this man. Its distracting!

  • Sunn

    Whoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s to say there wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be official tour videos featuring Adam as well? Since theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re already going to be there videotaping Kris, I do not doubt for a minute theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be recording lots of other stuff as well.

    The AI producers love making money and official tour videos will just be another potential revenue stream for them.

    From your keyboard to the AI producers’ ears RemusL.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    No ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not but his sexuality is being discussed ad nauseum and the drug use was brought up by Adam, himself, in Rolling Stone. If he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want it discussed he shouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have mentioned it. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s best to clarify things now donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you think rather than be caught with his pants down, so to speak, at some point in regards to it.

    I wouldn’t hold my breath, Clearone. I doubt Adam’s Nancy Reagan. But, I don’t think he’s Amy Winehouse, either. If the drug issue bugs you, you’re probably just going to have to let it continue to bug you. Adam comes across very “live and let live.” I doubt he’s into telling others what to do with regards to drugs or anything else.

    As for his sexuality, and the whole “Oh my God! I can’t believe it’s being discussed when it’s such a private thing! Not my business!”- check out the covers of the entertainment mags on the racks at the grocery store this weekend. I guarantee 9 out of 10 of them feature sex lives and sexuality. Of course, it’s hetero sexuality, so that’s okay, I suppose. Brad and Angelina, Jon and Kate etc. etc. See, “don’t ask, don’t tell” isn’t just a military policy in the US. It’s in all factions of our society. We know about gays, but we don’t want them talking about “what goes on behind closed doors” in the media. That’s TMI.

    Personally, I think everytime a gay person discusses their sexuality or their relationships in the mainstream media, it opens doors of awareness. Someday, gay celebrities won’t have to hold press conferences to reveal their sexuality. But, we’re far from there, yet.

  • lucy

    I still can not explain why Im so intrigued by this man. Its distracting!

    Okay, my favorite thing about his saying how attractive Kris was is that he followed it immediately by saying “Distracting!”

    I love it that his very first thought after noticing Kris’s cute good looks was: I’m *really* here to focus like heck on my music and my performances — hope that eyecandy and hormones don’t mess me up in that intention!

  • http://www.irish-wolfhounds.com Buderschnookie

    You cant say i want to be a role model for kids who feel different.Then talk about drugs like its no big deal.I hate to say lots of kids who feel different turn to drugs.Cant have it both ways.IT NEVER WORKS.

    There are plenty of people in this world for whom it really is “no big deal” to use drugs recreationally. They maintain their homes, go to work, raise their kids, and live completely responsible and productive lives. I am one of them- my children turned out fine, my professional career was outstanding, and I’ve never even gotten a traffic ticket in my life. It is about judgment.

    If Adam is up for some doobage on a night off it is his business.
    No worse than alcohol.

  • steve

    I could care less if adam talks about his drug use.I do care that he talks about wanting to be a role model.I never said adam was a role model.He has a long way to go in my eyes to be a role model.To many kids die,go to jail and even kill people on drugs.I do expect my role models follow the LAW and when they dont they need to show me the learned from it.

  • suebrody

    I heard Adam eats…let’s talk to him about whether or not he uses butter or margarine and his tips for preventing high cholesterol.

    *gagging*

    I am sure this has been brought up already, but why did Adam pick a Muse song for the Tour? Has he mentioned that this is one of his favorite bands? I know Goldfrapp is, and Wade Robson (LOVE WADE) used one of their songs for his Crash Test Dummies piece on Wednesday’s SYTYCD. IMO, it was the best piece of the night. I am still hoping Adam and Wade (also a composer) can collaborate one day.

  • Sunn

    I do expect my role models follow the LAW and when they dont they need to show me the learned from it.

    Well then Adam is not the role model for you or for your kids, and that’s just fine. But he might be one for me and my children.
    However, this in my opinion is beside the point. After all, what’s his drug use got to do with his music and buying his CD’s.
    I own many Billie Holiday CD’s and wouldn’t part with them for the world, but alas the woman was a drug addict. So were, and are, many others whose music I cherish.

  • lulumarie

    I know what you mean GeminiDolly I can’t get a thing done. All I want to hear, read about , or comment on is Adam.

  • Tess

    I do expect my role models follow the LAW and when they dont they need to show me the learned from it.

    Picking a role model is a personal thing. If you don’t like what he is doing don’t use him as a role model. To me that seems like such a simple concept.

  • lulumarie

    Adam is all I want to hear , see and comment on.

  • TKat

    mikeyb
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    MJ, that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sound like Starlight. Isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that Supermassive Black Hole? (Which is, by the way, my favorite Muse song!) Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s super high, but Adam has a very high voice, so ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s interesting to hear that song sung outside of falsetto.

    I would love to hear Adam sing Supermassive Black Hole, but he is clearly singing the lyrics “Blank holes and revelations” and that is from Starlight:

    Here’s the section of Starlight it’s in:

    Our hopes and expectations
    Black holes and revelations
    Our hopes and expectations
    Black holes and revelations

  • lulumarie

    There I go again double commenting-
    ADAM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AC

    I did buy Kris’s Itunes pass (c’mon now, it came with the hit No Boundaries! haha) and I remember it saying that there would be videos of tour rehearsals and I assume it’ll show Kris interacting with all the other idols. I don’t think it’ll just be him rehearsing since I don’t think they want to give away any “free” music so that’s why I think it’s just to give us a glimpse of what goes on. I don’t think they’ll sell it separately either since I think it’s part of the Idols package for winning.

    and I doubt Adam would go around talking about his drug use any further.. because you know.. what he is doing would be considered illegal! we don’t really want him to be AI’s version of Michael Phelps! hehe

  • snuffles

    Hey MJ!

    Based on Twitter Tweets, Adam has recently (like yesterday) had a few song writing sessions with the following:

    Ferras
    http://twitter.com/OhFerras
    http://www.myspace.com/ferrasmusic

    Ross Golan
    http://twitter.com/rossgolan
    http://www.myspace.com/glacierhiking
    http://www.myspace.com/rossgolanandmolehead

    Jared Scharff
    http://twitter.com/ScharffisHere
    http://www.myspace.com/jaredscharffmusic

    I’m REALLY digging this Ross Golan guy!! I like Ferras too!

  • clearone

    Well I think it’s a sad commentary on life when glamorizing drugs is taken lightly. It was glamorized in Rolling Stone and I don’t think it’s too much to expect further clarification on it. Perhaps this is all for naught. Perhaps it is discussed in the interview tonight. We will see.

  • lilbrusc102

    I’m kinda excited to hear from his mom and Neil on 20/20…I can’t imagine what I would say if my brother’s private life was of such public interest all of a sudden when it’s never been a big deal to me.

    Starlight by Muse? Man, I am really wishing there was a tour stop closer to me…I’m starting to consider driving the 4 to 5 hours up to Dallas….the thing is, I have a Coldplay concert here in Houston the next day. Sigh. The one time I actually really really want to see the summer tour is the one time in recent history that they don’t come to this part of Texas. Ugh.

  • spring2009

    Oh, yes! Perhaps they can announce it, let all the people who à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“hateà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  this performance leave, and then just leave the rest of us enjoy it!!

    AGREE! I also wonder how I will stay in my seat for some of them!

    Completely aside – I went to the theatre last night – here is what I remember about the show – there was a set of stairs and there was fog, several times throughout the show and….and that was about all I remember….so.very.pathetic.

  • Squirrely

    I am not looking at Adam as role model for me or my family, I just like looking at Adam and listening to his music. But I think his coming out in the beginning of his career and talking about all the skeleton’s in his closet is s brave thing and many will look up to him for that. Whether he is still doing drugs – I don’t really care unless he gets to the point of Amy Winehouse or dependent like Elvis Presley, but honestly I don’t feel he is anywhere near there.

  • PattyH

    Ok. Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s now focus on more positive things. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m happy that he is singing 5 songs but makes me wonder why others are singing only 3 (which is better since Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m only there for Adam). Are they paid less for less songs?

    I’ve only been to season 5 and 7 tours, but followed a few others on line. Don’t the final 2 always sing more songs? And yes, I do believe they get paid according to how they finished on the show. Kris gets the most with the runner up close behind. Then it declines a little more from 3rd to 4th and 5th. After that, I’ve heard it’s close to the same for 6th-10th.
    This is all rumor, but I can remember reading that the winner, in past years, has gotten 5,000 per show and the runner up, 4,000 per show. 3rd and 4th getting 3, 000 per show. Then down to 1,000 per show for all the rest. Like I said, though, all rumor. With the tightness of the AI contracts, not sure if it will ever be revealed.

  • shadow-rider

    After getting that very very small taste of the segment makes me want 10pm to hurry and get here. Not that I want him to keep going on and on about his sexuality (unless of course he wants to) I do like him talking about Adam. The week after idol all the interviews were about his idol experience. Now he can start talking about him, his life, his thoughts, everything that makes Adam tick. Oh I could so go for a daily show with Adam talking about anything and everything. I mean I would so watch a 30 minute segment (or even longer) of him rambling on about what he ate, where he shopped, anything. Oh my. I think I just realized my hubby is correct. I am definitely obsessed with Adam Lambert.

    So where do I sign up for the Obsessed about Adam club? :tongue1_tb:

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    ABOUT DRUGS: On the one hand, all of you are cracking me up with the Adam-should-do-PSA’s-for-everything! However, I see both points of view here. As a teacher, I’ve seen drugs be a serious issue, and as a mom, I wouldn’t want my kids to think that it’s okay to do drugs. BUT, even though I’ve never done a single drug, and don’t drink alcohol, I do think that some of these “low-level” drugs, similar to tobacco and alcohol, are choices adults have the option to make. Key word, adults. I’m very live-and-let-live that way. I’ll be honest with my kids about that when they are adults and can make those choices on their own. I’ve lived long enough to know drinking, smoking weed, etc. is done recreationally without turning into a problem for some folks. I’d love for Adam to clarify that he’s not some big-time habitual druggy, but I’m okay if he just never mentions it again and lets the issue die a natural death.

    Oh, and RS is a magazine for adults. My 9 y.o. daughter is going to the concert for Adam–but she is not going to read that article, LOL! I do like that she is seeing that it’s okay to be different. In this way, I do think Adam is an “example” for her, not precisely a role model. She has me for that, I hope.

  • suebrody

    Ah, here is where he mentions Muse:

    http://video.tvguide.com/ID/2318954?autoplay=1&partnerid=TVGuide

    Nouveau Queen! LOL

    As far as iTunes, Adam’s album is back up to #35 (lowest was #38, I think). I’m sure this week’s publicity helped (plus his mad vocal skills ;-0). Mad World is still in the Top 100 at #97. Kris’s album fell off a while ago. As far as Kris’s singles, Heartless is at #81 and NB is at #99. And Cook’s album is at #64.

  • Ellie2

    Whoever asked about today’s itunes ranking: Adam’s got 15 videos in the top 100. I think that’s been pretty consistent over the last week or so. His album is #36. I think it was around #50 just before the RS interview broke (I could be wrong about this part).

  • PattyH

    One more thing before I get off line for a few hours. About the drugs – as a mom of 3 grown kids that are around Adam’s age, it just sound to me like he went through some normal growing up and finding himself type experiences. I couldn’t imagine him being in Hair and touring Europe, and not doing a little experimenting.
    I’m pretty sure not being on drugs is a requirement of the AI contract. They may even be tested, who knows? I know Bo Bice had past drug use, too, but had to be clean for the show and after.

  • chb

    Picking a role model is a personal thing. If you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like what he is doing donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t use him as a role model. To me that seems like such a simple concept.

    THIS! A million times this. Perhaps people can appreciate him as a singer without making him into a personal role model. There are many singers I enjoy but they aren’t all my personal role models.

  • lucy

    Picking a role model is a personal thing. If you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like what he is doing donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t use him as a role model. To me that seems like such a simple concept.

    THIS! A million times this. Perhaps people can appreciate him as a singer without making him into a personal role model. There are many singers I enjoy but they arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t all my personal role models.

    Yeah, I agree

    I think what some people are upset about though is that he’s said that he would like to be a role model for the “weird kids.” Of course, I don’t think he meant — “a role model in every single possible way” — just in the way of “you can be yourself and still be okay, quite fine, actually, even if other people look at you strangely or try to put you down as ‘different.’”

    But I think when a lot of folks hear “role model” they hear — model for all behavior.

    Not what he meant, I think, but those words — like so many other words! — are stirring things up for him now!

    This, too, shall pass, however.

  • Sunn

    mj, I hope you’ll be kind enough to record the 20/20 interview for us international Glamberts. You know we’re always exceedingly grateful :).

  • girlygirl

    I’ve never been a big fan of having people who are total strangers to me being my role models. I am a fan of a ton of actors, athletes and musicians — but none of them are my role models, since I don’t know any of them personally. Shouldn’t role models be people who actually play or played an active part in one’s everyday life? That’s my opinion, anyway.

    If I expected anyone to be without flaws, I’d be disappointed time and again. I know I have a bunch of flaws, yet have managed to cobble together a decent, relatively productive life. What Adam — or anyone else — does is his own business. I’m not going to worry about it unless it somehow affects my own life.

  • mar

    I’m with Sunn, thanks for all the up-to-the-minute coverage MJ!!

  • unique28v

    I like the excerpt from the interview (glad mommy Lambert was added in as well!)

    Adam’s brother was interviewed too.

  • lavender1960

    Well I agree on the role model issue – my general premise is the artist does not even have to be nice or likable if they produce kick ass music, if they are nice or likable that is just a bonus or Axl Rose would have sold no records in his life time. My problem with Axl is he doesn’t even respect his own fans and that to me is a potential deal breaker.

    However you can’t tell your kids, don’t be a fan of so and so because I don’t think they are an appropriate role model. You know that will have the opposite effect on many children and there are even more ways to get around parents than ever. And Idol does draw a young crowd and that should be of no surprise to anyone including the Idol finalists.

    I think parents just gently nudge their kids towards the Hilllary Duffs and Miley Cyruses and Jonas Brothers of the world [I am so appalled the Jonas Brothers are hosting the Much Music Music Awards - it is supposed to be a hip show!] until either the kids outgrow all that or nudge the kids over to the new squeaky clean teen idols. Allison, there we go, a new kid on the block, bwah.

    However better your kids dig Adam Lambert than say Marilyn Manson I guess or one of those heavy metal bands that glorify satanism and suicide. Or worse yet those steroid and human growth hormone using women abusing professional athletes. What a parental minefield.

  • jpfan

    I don’t look to Idol for my role models. But alot of people have said that Adam is a role model because of his bravery in being “out.” And that he is a role model for young kids struggling with that issue. On the other hand, he brought up his drug use in the RS interview. And he seemed pretty positive about his drug experiences.

    So I’m not sure how you admire him for being a role model in one area and then in another area (where maybe his actions aren’t so admirable), people saying they don’t care about role models. It’s kind of like having your cake and eating it too if you know what I mean.

  • babyse

    Mom In The Suburbs -

    I’m going to the Atlanta show with my 13 year old daughter, who was on the Adam bandwagon before I was. I have since caught up and far surpassed her in my obsession. See you at the concert!

  • born2bevil

    http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/06/12/kris-allen-flattered-by-adam-lamberts-hilarious-crush/

    an “Adam Lambert hub” ?!:jittery_tb:RS does have a major crush on Adam!!

  • dhunken

    I am confused. I am reading people talking about American Idol being a family oriented show and that by them allowing Adam to talk about him being gay or his drug use or his club scene is some how not family oriented. Maybe that is the problem. Most families I know have someone in them that are either gay, using drugs or alcohol, divorced, or are different in some way to other families. Maybe we as à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Familiesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  need to talk about it more. The Brady Bunch is an Ideal but not realistic. I am sure that the millions of gay people and there families feel Adam talking about himself is very family oriented for them. I am not christian per say but that does not mean that I do not understand that there are many families out there that are and when AI talks about Danny faith I respect that he appeals to those families that also are Christians. The one thing that Adam and Kris showed all of us is that you can come from different families and lifestyles and still find a common respect and appreciation of one another. I for one feel that is the most family value aspect we can all take from American Idol this year.

  • Kradamfan

    OMG. So when he was asked “Are You Gay?,” the BEST WEEK EVER interview popped into my head, and I almost expected him to say…
    :tongue3_tb:

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    I have always preferred Emo!Adam, and liked his audition pics the best. I do not like him in a suit at at all (ToMT, FG, etc.). suebrody Now, I wouldn’t go that far, even though we are close in our tastes, lol. I do like the slicked-back hair with a suit look-as long as the pompadour doesn’t reach sky-high like at the Y.H.A! He looked so scrumptious at his audition, and even his clean face is very appealing there. I love every Adam, though, when all is said and done.

    My wishlist for the concert: ACIGC, WLL, FG, Starlight is great, Crazy. What I think he WILL do: WLL, Starlight, MW (we won’t be tired of it any more by then!), BorW and ACIGC (because the last two mean a lot to him). It’s fun to guess at this!

    BTW, I just scored the very last copy of RS at the B&N. The clerk said it sold out in less than an hour because of pre-orders! I’m so thrilled because this means that Adam is ridiculously popular. See, he WINS after all…

  • unique28v

    I am confused. I am reading people talking about American Idol being a family oriented show and that by them allowing Adam to talk about him being gay or his drug use or his club scene is some how not family oriented.

    Apparently American Idol is a fantasy show rather than a reality show where everyone is perfect, has made no mistakes in their lives, and have to fit inside a certain “box”. Anyone else need not apply.

    I remember the uproar over Fantasia winning Season 3 because of her being a teenager mother. The whole thing is ridiculous if you ask me.

    I have no children, but if I did, I would hope I would be their role model rather than a bunch of people on TV…… but whatever.

  • listen

    To many kids die,go to jail and even kill people on drugs.I do expect my role models follow the LAW and when they dont they need to show me the learned from it.

    Follow which LAWs, all the laws?? That is a tall order.

    I wonder if Adam drives too fast? Maybe we should pull his DMV records. Speeding and reckless driving is a huge issue here in So Cal. Auto accidents due to wanton reckless driving probably kill more people than abusing drugs ever will.

    Love those early photos of Adam and his family >> how cute are those?

  • lucy

    So Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure how you admire him for being a role model in one area and then in another area (where maybe his actions arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t so admirable), people say they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t care about role models. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s kind of like having your cake and eating it too if you know what I mean.

    I think I do something like this all the time! I hardly see anybody who I would consider a role model in all areas. I don’t know how I could possibly expect that from anyone!

    Now, I guess I don’t say that “I don’t care about role models” when I see an area I don’t admire so much but I do say that X is my hero for Y. Or X is my role model for Q. I truly can’t see why one couldn’t call Adam their role model for being proud of who you are and happy with it and then say that he’s not their role model for drinking habits, drug use, clothing choices or proper use of the high vocal register or something.

    I might call Einstein my role model for out-of-the-box thinking and also for sensible statements about world affairs and world peace. But I wouldn’t call him my role model for personal relationships. I don’t see any contradiction in that at all.

  • lola

    “I think I just realized my hubby is correct. I am definitely obsessed with Adam Lambert.”

    Same thing here. My husband commented (as soon as I got the RS magazine; he bought it for me)that Adam is sure lucky. You have more time for him now. My kids have noticed that too since I got hooked watching this Season’s AI.

  • AC

    Kris defends both Adam and Danny.. and sounds super sleepy! hehe..

    http://www.krisallenation.com/2009/06/kris-on-bobby-bones-show-tomorrow.html

  • sallyas1

    I’m siding with clearone on the drug comments. Adam mentioned it in the interview. I see no reason why some of us should want him to clarify.

    However some of you are implying that because I have an issue with the drugs that I cannot love his music. Or I should “move on”. Please do not insult me. RemusL said it much better than I ever could – Being a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“role modelà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t an all-encompassing thing. You can be a role model for specific issues. Personally, I don’t know if I would call Adam a role model – those are pretty hefty words for someone just starting out in the public limelight. But I can easily say that the potential is definitely there. While I don’t like the cavalier talk about drugs, I do appreciate how Adam has conducted himself about his sexuality and his music is obviously brilliant.

    At first, I did think it silly the interviewer asked Adam yet again if he was gay. However I suspect the interview was conducted before the RS magazine was released. It was widely rumoured the RS article would focus on Adam being gay, but no one really knew for sure until the cover was leaked a couple of days ago. Most likely the 20/20 interview was conducted last week before the RS article. And besides – many of the 20/20 viewing public does not read RS and may not know the news (though it is hard to miss elsewhere).

  • TKat

    I do expect my role models follow the LAW and when they dont they need to show me the learned from it.

    I think Adam did learn something from his drug use — he credited a drug experience with inspiring him to go on AI. HaHa, I just couldn’t resist.

    In all seriousness, if you read the entire part of the RS article on Adam drug use, you can see that he specifically doesn’t endorse the use of hard drugs.

    And specifically regarding smoking pot, it is California’s (and Arkansas’) #1 cash crop. Somebody is smoking all of that weed. A recent poll found that 46% of Americans now favor legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use; over 60% of Californians support legalization. I thnk it is a matter of time before the drug war against pot smoking is over. Then we can focus that energy on more critical issues like crystal meth intervention.

    I think Adam is a great role model for kids. He’s dedicated, hard working, polite, modest (even in situations when most people wouldn’t be), and seems to care about other people. He managed to deal with years of being treated as “different” without ending up bitter or secretive about who he is. Adam didn’t do drugs when he was a teen, was a virgin until he was 21, and has mentioned only occassional drug use. (Of course, we now know that he was pushing caffine as a Starbucks barista when he was only 17!)
    Is he perfect? No but, neither are any of us.

    I am proud that my son knows that you can admire someone and focus on what is good about them. He also know that his values do not come from celebrities. Peer pressure is a whole lot more powerful to teens than the lifestyle choices of a celebrity. Teens grow up in a world with broad access to drugs and sex — parents are resposible for providing them with a moral foundation to make good choices.

    I heard Adam eatsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s talk to him about whether or not he uses butter or margarine and his tips for preventing high cholesterol.

    *gagging*

    LOL — Well, thank God that Adam says his preferred diet is whole foods!

  • will

    Sunn and anybody else outside of the U.S., full episodes of 20/20 are posted here shortly after they air:

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020

    Just click the “Watch Full Episodes!” box on the right.

  • iluvai

    Buderschookie @1:01 pm.

    “I think that this is in large part what is so attractive about Adam to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“grown up womenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ - his persona spans the entire spectrum of a man from young puppy boy to alpha male, and sometimes you can see it all go by in the space of one sentence. He sort of satisfies every aspect of womanhood- he can be a lover, a son, a brother, a friend- thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s no part of you that he leaves wanting.”

    I agree. I see that little boy vulnerability in one unbelievably handsome and sexy guy. Adam is mesmerizing and I can’t wait to see the full interview on 20/20 tonight.

  • lucy

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m siding with clearone on the drug comments. Adam mentioned it in the interview. I see no reason why some of us should want him to clarify.

    Yeah, see, I just think that he *did* clarify — by omission.

    He thinks cocaine is a bad bad idea, but he thinks that marijuana or a psychedelic like mushrooms, for example, can be okay sometimes and can be used by at least some people without being misused, and perhaps even used for good purpose —

    Now, he might think something completely different than that, but that’s what I glean as a good possibility based on his silence. I mean, he went out of his way to state his criticism of cocaine. So I would guess that if he wanted to criticize the others or say that they are firmly in his past and he won’t look back, he probably would have done so.

  • lavender1960

    But the reality is fame, whether it even makes sense, puts you in a position where things you say does affect people especially younger more impressionable minds.

    I mean President Obama eats a hamburger at a particular fast food place and now they have people lined out the door for blocks.

    You don’t ask for it but the power is bestowed upon you. So you have to cognizant of it at minimum.

    And it goes without saying that many celebrities use that power and fame as a force for good.

    For example when Kurt Cobain killed himself, the fear was and I think it did indeed happen was that some of the overinvested fans did indeed commit suicide or attempt it. But I think the rest of the guys in Nirvana and Courtney were trying to calm the fans down though not sure if Courtney accomplished that. The irony is that very weight of fame is part of what did the boy in.

    Then again are Amy Winehouse fans strung out on heroin in solidarity?

  • jpfan

    I think Adam’s fans give him props for bravery and some see him in almost a political light. So anything that detracts from that is kind of mocked. Taking illegal drugs is equated with eating rich foods or breaking other laws. Or the drugs laws are a joke (I kind of agree.) However, it’s just the Idol fan phenom. If you didn’t already dig him, some of his actions like going to sex clubs and taking drugs would be seen as quite negative.

    Nothing new of course in the Idol universe. It’s been the same for years and probably will be the same for years to come.

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    babyse Cool! If we’re still prowling around the board, we can arrange to at least say hello by the T-shirts or something, lol. We’re painting our nails black for the event. :smile_wp:

  • TKat

    From Ferras’ twitter:

    I wanna write a boy version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. This song is so sicccccccck!

    LOL! I would love to see Adam doing that song. Hope they write it.

  • Sunn

    will
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Sunn and anybody else outside of the U.S., full episodes of 20/20 are posted here shortly after they air:

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020

    Just click the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Watch Full Episodes!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  box on the right.

    Thank you will. But unfortunately ABC doesn’t allow full episode viewing for overseas isp’s. At least it hasn’t in the past. But never the less I will try tomorrow. But It would be so much more pleasant to watch it here and discuss it with peeps. :)

  • GeminiDolly
  • Sunn

    jpfan
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    I think Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fans give him props for bravery and some see him in almost a political light. So anything that detracts from that is kind of mocked. Taking illegal drugs is equated with eating rich foods or breaking other laws. Or the drugs laws are a joke (I kind of agree.) However, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just the Idol fan phenom. If you didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t already dig him, some of his actions like going to sex clubs and taking drugs would be seen as quite negative.

    I can only speak for myself, as I don’t presume to speak for others. But I am not an Idol fan. Never was never will be. I am an Adam fan just as I am a fan of many others in sports and entertainment. However, my attitude towards his drug confessions come from the simple fact that I don’t judge people I do not know, be they celebrities or fellow posters on a blog.

  • lucy

    Taking illegal drugs is equated with eating rich foods or breaking other laws. Or the drugs laws are a joke (I kind of agree.) However, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just the Idol fan phenom. If you didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t already dig him, some of his actions like going to sex clubs and taking drugs would be seen as quite negative.

    Well, I don’t mock the criticism. I realize that people are perfectly serious in making it and that many have strong and respectable arguments for doing so. I don’t think drugs are similar to rich foods. Drugs are about altering consciousness, and that’s way different from schlogging saturated fat.

    It’s just that I have my own, different views on the subject. I don’t think that just because we have made some drugs illegal in this country — except for alcohol and scads of prescription drugs with all kinds of hairy properties, which we kind of prescribe as if they were candy — that taking those illegal drugs is necessarily a bad thing in a larger sense, or, at least, a worse thing than drinking or taking the legal drugs. I just don’t believe that all laws are necessarily correct!

    The sex club thing is interesting. When you’re a straight person, you really have it easy in the sex/romance game. Nine-tenths of the opposite sexers you see could theoretically be interested in having you as a romantic partner, and your romantic partnership with them will generally be smiled upon by all.

    When you’re a straight kid, you can go to parties beginning in junion high and play spin the bottle and go into closets with the gender of your choice for kissing games, and even if you accidentally ask out a gay boy or a lesbian, they’ll probably never let you know that you made this error — and your chances of making it are low, anyway. Your school and even your church will hold many social functions for the sole purpose of allowing you to mingle with and find romance with potential partners.

    But for a young gay guy just coming to grips with his sexuality, the situation is so so so different. He doesn’t have a clue whether the guy he finds attractive is one of the vast majority who would never want him or whether he’s one of the 10 percent that might be interested. And because so much stigma has surrounded homosexual sex for so many years, he’s going to have a darned hard time finding out who’s interested, because most are hiding it, especially when they’re out in public.

    When you’re a young man in that situation, sex clubs are one of the few places available to explore your sexuality, one of the few places where you can feel sure that most people there are actually candidates for a relationship with you, and so on. And in some European cities clubs are pretty much taken for granted.

    Given his situation, I don’t see that it’s either surprising or scandalous that he visited some sex clubs. Unlike most of us, he was in a situation where there aren’t a lot of options when you’re a highly sexual person, as I think he is.

  • milly93

    ADAM IS PERFORMING A MUSE SONG. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

  • Ellie2

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m siding with clearone on the drug comments. Adam mentioned it in the interview. I see no reason why some of us should want him to clarify.

    But what if there is nothing to clarify? What if Adam took drugs and continues to take drugs? It sounds from the interview as if smoking pot is something he still does. So what’s to clarify? He’s not advocating that everyone do drugs. He’s not telling young kids to hit the bong. He was talking about his own life experiences and it sounds like some drugs may be part of that life. I seriously doubt any additional clarification is forthcoming.

  • TKat

    Whoever asked about todayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s itunes ranking: Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s got 15 videos in the top 100. I think thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been pretty consistent over the last week or so. His album is #36. I think it was around #50 just before the RS interview broke (I could be wrong about this part).

    Yes, I think you’re right. The album dropped to 52 then moved up to 28 for a while. Also when back up on the Canadian charts.

    suebroady, thanks for posting the link to the that TV Guide After Idol interview. I knew that I read/heard Adam refer to liking the Muse and specifically to Starlight.

  • michaelteal

    To many kids die,go to jail and even kill people on drugs.I do expect my role models follow the LAW and when they dont they need to show me the learned from it.

    I was always a “good kid” growing up and probably would have said something like this in a forum like this if they’d existed then…but as an adult, I realize that I can have an ethical or moral code that is not synonymous with the law (or with religion). For example, until 5 years ago, sodomy was illegal in many states. And in Alabama and possibly other states, I believe it’s STILL illegal to sell sex toys. Who are vibrators possibly hurting?

    Plenty of kids die, go to jail, and kill people for reasons other than the influence of drugs, and plenty of people use drugs in responsible, recreational, and non-dependent ways. In my opinion, the problem with drugs is not the existence and distribution of certain magical chemicals, but their misuse and dependence. And honestly, I think abstinence-only messages about drugs are often more harmful than frank and realistic conversations about drugs of all kinds (legal & illegal alike).

    And finally, a lot of kids live vicariously through rock stars rather than trying to be exactly like them. I grew up with plenty of Marilyn Manson fans who dressed like him but didn’t try to recreate his lifestyle otherwise–listening to his music and going to his shows was enough. I can’t imagine myself as a teenager thinking “hmm, an American Idol runner-up tried ecstasy once and prefers pot to cocaine, I should get high on everything I can find!!!” But I don’t know if I ever considered any of my favorite rock and pop stars to be role models…teachers, coaches, people I knew personally, but not people on tv or the radio. It just never occurred to me to model my behavior on a stranger’s.

    That said, I don’t see any reason for him to bring up drugs in another interview. How is it relevant?

  • lizardino

    “There’s a python on my crotch”

    There is another preview of Adam’s 20/20 interview at the ABC website where he talks about the snakes in the photoshoot and the idea behind it. It’s pretty funny and quite interesting as well.

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020

  • brin

    The RS article actually made me cry, for that reason. I was kind of shocked to see so many people with the impression that he was this tough, bold and brazen guy constantly engaged in various hard-core victimless crimes. He didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t come across to me like that at all. To me, he seemed like a real innocent trying to make his way through a complicated world and understand his own complicated soul.

    I agree but I think a lot of people couldn’t get past some of the comments he made or the way they came across in print which is why I actually think he is very smart to do the 20/20 interview too, it gives the in person version of a lot of the things discussed and he comes across really well in live interviews, charming. witty and yes, vulnerable, so it gives people that human side of him that doesn’t always translate from just words on a page. I do think that this has been the full court press this week to just get all this out there and then he can go back to the music and hopefully the need to discuss this level of intimate detail about his private life will die down. Smart PR I think.

  • jpfan

    Lucy, I think Adam as a gay man in Los Angeles had many opportunities to meet other gay men. I assume he lived in LA as I don’t follow him that closely.

    Sunn, If Adam used heroin would you refuse to judge him? How about kicking puppies to use an absurd example? Would you make judgements then? We judge people all the time based on their actions. I personally don’t care about his recreational use of drugs.

    I still think it’s “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and the “cake thing” myself.

  • will

    Also, lengthy excerpts from the interview here:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=7814466&page=1

  • michaelteal

    ps how old is kurt loder?! that’s him, right, former mtv guy? seeing him age makes me feel old!

  • will

    No michaelteal, it’s Chris Connelly, also formerly of MTV and Premiere magazine.

  • http://http:/ kay396

    After watching this clip I realized it isn’t Adam’s new hair I don’t like, it is the sideburns are shorter. I liked how the sideburns shaped his face.

    Why did they blur Brad’s part of the kissing photo?

  • Tess

    I think Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fans give him props for bravery and some see him in almost a political light. So anything that detracts from that is kind of mocked.

    I think this is a very broad statement that has not a shred of validity as far as I am concerned. My reactions to certain things are based on my life experiences not on whether I like someone or not. If I give Adam a pass on dabbling with drugs, I’ll do the same for anyone else. If someone’s bad habits begin to affect me directly, you bet I’ll speak out.

    The sentiment behind the above quote is exactly why I don’t visit fan sites, per se. I want to judge people on my terms and I don’t want to be blasted for those sentiments. I totally understand how many people can be concerned with what they perceive as Adam’s drug use. But when they keep insinuating that it is his “duty”, in order to move forward, that he “must” make a public statement saying that he was wrong, that is wrong. For someone to say they are uncomfortable is great but to say he owes you an apology isn’t so fine.

  • michaelteal

    oh right, chris connelly, that’s who i meant. :-)

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a python on my crotchà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Thanks Lizardino! 20/20 can’t come on fast enough. Love that sense of humor, love the combination of strength and vulnerability.

  • LaTasha

    Michaelteal, I completely agree. I’m pretty young, but I know that if any of my friends were to actually model themselves after celebrities those are some sad people. If kids are actually emulating everything that Adam does, the parents are partly responsible. They should be the ones who the kids should look up to, not some celebrity. I can understand idolizing a certain celebrity, but in terms of drugs and breaking the law, that’s the PARENT’S responsibility to teach their kids right from wrong, not a person on TV. Adam has only ever said that he wanted to show kids who are ‘different’ that it’s OK, and revered to be unique. He never stated that he wanted to be a role model; nowadays celebrities are put so high up on a pedastal that we forget that what they offer is entertainment. We are the ones who should be in charge of our own lives. If someone needs a celebrity to tell them that drugs are bad, then no offense but that’s just sad.

    And if he wants to bring up drugs in another interview, why the hell shouldn’t he. Besides, I have a feeling that it’s the media who are pushing this issue up into the forefront; only a couple of my friends HAVEN’T tried drugs, and a few are regular users. The law is not necessarily synonymous with ‘right’; justice systems are hardly things to live by. I know that I’m responsible enough to know what is and isn’t right according to my own moral standard, not what a bunch of supposedly educated people came up with 30 years ago. It just doesn’t fly.

  • lucy

    Lucy, I think Adam as a gay man in Los Angeles had many opportunities to meet other gay men. I assume he lived in LA as I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t follow him that closely.

    Actually, I think that he mentioned the sex clubs mainly in connection with the European tour of Hair he did, I thought …. He was quite young at that point and when you’re not part of some particular “scene” it’s hard to find people — my gazillions of gay friends have often told me.

    But, really, I wasn’t talking as much about meeting people for meaningful relationships as about the chance to explore sexuality — the way sixth-graders do spinning the bottle. A lot of gay kids tend to miss out on those exploratory times as young kids and do more of their just plain physical exploring of other bodies later, I gather. I think that was clearly the case with Adam.

    I know that a lot of people aren’t interested in just exploring sexuality in general but, as I said, I think Adam’s a very sexual, sensual person. And that being the case, one of the venues available are sex clubs. I know that a lot of poeple don’t believe that’s right! I just wanted to put in the point that it’s not necessarily as out-of-the-ordinary as one might think, and there are reasons, for some people.

    brin: — agree totally about the print and the live interview being a good way to get things out there. Looking at the face and hearing the voice do make it come out a little differently, I think.

  • karenw

    After watching this clip I realized it isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s new hair I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like, it is the sideburns are shorter. I liked how the sideburns shaped his face.

    Why did they blur Bradà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s part of the kissing photo?

    I would imagine to protect Brad’s privacy (even though the pics are already all over the net) … It’s probably because the interview is about Adam and not who he has been kissing … it could be that Adam has asked for Brad to be left out of it .. not for any sinister reasons just as a matter of privacy.

  • Squirrely

    They probably blurred Brad because they do not have his consent to show the picture *shrug*

  • Ellie2

    Yes, the sex club reference was when he was talking about going to Europe at age 21.

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    FINALLY A MUSE SONG!!!!

    No surprise I approve heartly of Starlight – even if it is spelled wrong ;)

    Have to say I’d love to hear him do Supermassive Black Hole but the one song I would truly DIE to have him cover is Sing for Absolution. Gah.

    Not going to touch on the whole glamorizing drug use because I think there is a very big difference between glamorizing and being honest. It’s not like Adam is quoted as saying GO DO DRUGS THEY ARE SUPER NEAT! And if your kids are influenced by ANY Celebrity you have failed as a parent. YMMV.

  • unique28v

    Wow… Adam came up with the RS cover concept !! Niiice!!

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    What I’m against is people feeling they have a “right” to demand a clarification from Adam. That’s as bad as Perez and the others shrieking “when is he going to come out to the media!!” No one has a right to any information other than what Adam chooses to give. So far, he’s chosen to let the public know:

    1. He’s definitely gay
    2. He’s done recreational drugs

    As I said previously, if it’s important to you that Adam make a public service announcement telling kids never to do drugs, you’ve probably got a long wait on your hands. Judge him for his drug use? Fine. Insist he appease you with some clarification? Well, that’s kinda out of the realm of your power.

    As for the role model thing, people cherry pick all the time. It’s nothing new. Personally, I do think Adam can be a role model for gay teens who are afraid to come out, afraid of their sexuality, afraid of what their life will be like in the future as a gay person. People who think his drug use negates all of that are entitled to feel that way. I just happen to disagree with them.

  • TKat

    michaelteal, great post. And just to add one point — not only are “adult divices” banned in Alabama, heterosexual sodomy laws still exist in 24 US States. The 2003 Supreme Court ruling just eliminated homosexual sodomy bans. And in many states, like Texas, there is a very broad definition of illegal acts.

    The abcnews clip posted above is great! I really would love to see the snake and apple photos that didn’t make the cover.

    Not going to touch on the whole glamorizing drug use because I think there is a very big difference between glamorizing and being honest.

    Well said.

  • lucy

    Not going to touch on the whole glamorizing drug use because I think there is a very big difference between glamorizing and being honest.

    Of course, it’s not surprising that, when Adam mentions something, it immediately seems that it’s been “glamorized.” lol

    Just something about that boy and glamor, isn’t there?

  • agathe.hb

    RemusL and Sunn – THIS!!!!
    Why do we have to force people to be the role models for OUR kids???? Let us be the role models for them, for crying out loud. I have always believed that it was ME that my children should look up to, if I can’t give them that, then I should not have children at all!!!

  • Sunn

    Sunn, If Adam used heroin would you refuse to judge him? How about kicking puppies to use an absurd example? Would you make judgements then? We judge people all the time based on their actions. I personally donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t care about his recreational use of drugs.

    No I wouldn’t. Like I said I don’t judge people I don’t know. Amy Winehouse, whom I love as a musician by the way, is one example. I pity her, I wish her well, I wait for her to come back to her music, but I can never condemn her. I can only lament the loss of such talent.

  • Ellie2

    For me, there’s a big difference between kicking puppies and doing some mushrooms at Burning Man. However, YMMV.

  • agathe.hb

    Don’t use him as a role model….
    Tess I love you :)

  • LisaE

    Adam can be a role model for gay teens who are afraid to come out, afraid of their sexuality, afraid of what their life will be like in the future as a gay person.

    I don’t think I would limit Adam being a role model for “gay teens.” Personally, I think he can be a role model for all types of people. Society pushes this “perfect image” and glorifies the popular crowd. It rarely promotes in a positive way someone who’s a little different. Adam is comfortable being different. That’s so incredibly rare. He accepted he’s not the so-called “norm,” embraced it and used it to excel. That, in my opinion, is awesome for people of all ages and sexes who are not comfortable in their own skin to see.

    As for the drug use, nothing about it bothered me. It’s a little like “When in Rome…” When in Amsterdam, smoke some pot. When in Indonesia, bake a few “brownies.” When at Burning Man, have a couple shrooms. When in Greece, try the ouzo and make out in the corner with some stranger. It’s really just part of the experience of life, not a lifestyle choice. The only lifestyle drug he mentioned was cocaine. And that’s the one he hates.

  • PattyH

    He thinks cocaine is a bad bad idea, but he thinks that marijuana or a psychedelic like mushrooms, for example, can be okay sometimes and can be used by at least some people without being misused, and perhaps even used for good purpose à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ 

    Huh? When did Adam say all this? I read the article 3 times and don’t remember him saying any of this.

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    He thinks cocaine is a bad bad idea, but he thinks that marijuana or a psychedelic like mushrooms, for example, can be okay sometimes and can be used by at least some people without being misused, and perhaps even used for good purpose à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ 

    Huh? When did Adam say all this? I read the article 3 times and donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember him saying any of this.

    I don’t remember reading that at all, either. That sounds like an inference on the part of the reader rather than an actual quote.

  • GeminiDolly

    What does YMMV mean?

  • RubySlippers

    As for the role model thing, people cherry pick all the time. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s nothing new. Personally, I do think Adam can be a role model for gay teens who are afraid to come out, afraid of their sexuality, afraid of what their life will be like in the future as a gay person. People who think his drug use negates all of that are entitled to feel that way. I just happen to disagree with them.

    Someone very close to me commited suicide last year and I know that one of the reasons was that she was gay. I wish she would have seen the bravery of Adam Lambert. I think he is a role model in that sense and I know he is affecting many teens and families right now. And for that I admire him.

  • Sunn

    As I understand it YMMV = your mileage may vary. Meaning your perception or take on something may differ from another’s.

  • lizardino

    In a little blog article over at MTV, Adam says that doing the RS article “liberated” him and said he feels “like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

    I can certainly believe that — after being in the pressure-cooker that is American Idol and having to deal with all the press stuff on top of it, he must feel like a 20 ton boulder just got lifted off his back.

    Of course now everybody wants to parse and second-guess what he said in RS. I think it’s great publicity for him (mostly) but I really just want to hear him sing. And of course, look at any hot pictures or videos that happen to come my way (through reading blogs and diligent searching of the internet — wait, did I just say that?). ;-)

    Here’s the link to the article, although I doesn’t really say anything else that’s new:

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1613848/20090612/story.jhtml

  • Mary102

    YMMV = your mileage may vary, meaning your perception or take on something may differ from anotherà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s.

    LOL! This was actually new to me too (keep seeing it, but wasn’t familiar with what it stood for.) I literally looked it up on google just a second ago :-)

    Re the drug use and other things he describes, I’m definitely in the camp of not being particularly surprised or offended. IDK, one reason I never follow gossip columns in general is that none of it is particularly shocking or new to me – celebs doing drugs, cheating, etc.

    To me, I have the biggest problem when the behavior hurts someone else – DUI’s may be one of my biggest issues in terms of celeb tabloid stories. Partying too hard and then getting someone else hurt or worse in the process is a no-no, for anyone.

    But behavior that doesn’t hurt anyone else, for the most part, I couldn’t care less about.

  • Tara

    Sunn, that is so nice what you said about Amy Whinehouse. I wish her well too. She needs something, poor dear. Maybe a big hug?

  • lucy

    He thinks cocaine is a bad bad idea, but he thinks that marijuana or a psychedelic like mushrooms, for example, can be okay sometimes and can be used by at least some people without being misused, and perhaps even used for good purpose à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ 

    Huh? When did Adam say all this? I read the article 3 times and donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember him saying any of this.He thinks cocaine is a bad bad idea, but he thinks that marijuana or a psychedelic like mushrooms, for example, can be okay sometimes and can be used by at least some people without being misused, and perhaps even used for good purpose à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ 

    Huh? When did Adam say all this? I read the article 3 times and donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember him saying any of this.

    Sorry — I was being unclear.

    What I was trying to say — although I split it into too many paragraphs — is that this is a possibility that I surmise he *might* say, just from the fact that, while he expressed a negative opinion of cocaine, he didn’t go on to say anything about the weed or the mushrooms and so on. …

    I was trying to make the point that, by not commenting on the drugs other than cocaine in the first place, he could very well have *been* commenting — by omission. That if I condemn one thing but then don’t go on to condemn something else that I’ve also mentioned, that may well be a way of saying — well, I approve of the something else.

    Sorry that I was stumbling around saying that. I didn’t mean to say that that was what he had said or even what he necessarily would say but that it was a possibility that, if true, would mean that people wouldn’t get their wished-for disavowal and condemnation of all drugs.

    (This is the whole post, put together in one paragraph.
    Yeah, see, I just think that he *did* clarify à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  by omission: He thinks cocaine is a bad bad idea, but he thinks that marijuana or a psychedelic like mushrooms, for example, can be okay sometimes and can be used by at least some people without being misused, and perhaps even used for good purpose à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  Now, he might think something completely different than that, but thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what I glean as a good possibility based on his silence. I mean, he went out of his way to state his criticism of cocaine. So I would guess that if he wanted to criticize the others or say that they are firmly in his past and he wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t look back, he probably would have done so.

    See, makes a little more sense all put together, right?)

  • Sunn

    Tara
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    Sunn, that is so nice what you said about Amy Whinehouse. I wish her well too. She needs something, poor dear. Maybe a big hug?

    Thank you. I meant every word. And I think a hug can only help. :)

  • soccerboi

    edit: don’t lecture

  • PattyH

    See, makes a little more sense all put together, right?)

    Not to me. Sounds like a lot of assumptions from something he didn’t say.

  • CCAdamFan

    To kate09: Do you know if that video of Black or White is available anywhere on the internet…and I mean complete with judges comments? I know the performances are on the offical site.

    Dang shame that mj’s videos got deleted from photobucket. I *really* liked seeing all the before and after of the performances. You could see alot of emotion from the singers, especially afterwards.

  • linsav

    kate09 Jun 12th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Mom in the Suburbs -

    Throughout the season I always thought back to the moments after he finished Black or White. He was about to cry, he was in total disbelief at the audienceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s reaction & the judges commentsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦it was like the first moment he realized what was possible & I bet he was flashing back to that kid in high school who felt out of place. I fell in love with him that night :wink_wp:

    I just had to go back and watch BW with the judges comments. You are right! He was about to cry. I remembered him being emotional somewhat but yep, it was the first and only time I saw him being so blown away by the audiences reaction and the comments by all 4 judges.

  • CCAdamFan

    To linsav: Did you watch on the internet? If so, could you please provide a link?

    I just have to say…I wondered if Adam was about to cry because he could not understand Paula! *giggle* j/k Seriously, Paula seemed a tad tipsy that night. She gushed and rambled…but she showed the Adam lvoe.

  • FanGirlIdol

    To kate09: Do you know if that video of Black or White is available anywhere on the internetà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦and I mean complete with judges comments? I know the performances are on the offical site.

    Hey there CCAdamFan, someone posted this link to the full performances. Enjoy!

    http://thebestarts.com/AdamLambert/idol/default.aspx

  • Mary102

    To linsav: Did you watch on the internet? If so, could you please provide a link?

    I believe any of these can be found in the idols forum – Adam Media page:

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=597491

    Yes, I remember that moment as well – him getting emotional. That’s why I could never get anyone who said he seemed cocky about all the praise: look back and you’ll see he was always so grateful and humble about it.

  • lurksalot

    I hope they dedicate the whole show to Adam.

    I checked the details for 20/20 tonight and there are at least 4 segments.

  • linsav

    clearone Jun 12th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Regarding the drug issueà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.for all I know this was just part of his growing up experience which is very normal to most of the kids I know.

    Exactly we donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know for certain. I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s very important that where he stands on it is clear and concise. Yes, we know he hates cocaine but where does he stand on other drugs? Is he using now? Rolling Stone glamorized his experience at Burning Man where he had his à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹epiphanyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ about life. I think it needs to be said that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not to be à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹tried at homeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ so to speak.

    Sorry, taking mushrooms at Burning Man has made me laugh and my kids and the neighborhood kids laugh. All the kids say what he has tried is mild to what kids in junior high and high school do at any given time. He is not going to do anything to put his voice in any kind of danger. In Wicked he had to be at the theatre for 8 performances a week and be prepared to go on stage at any given moment to replace the lead and be in the chorus. He was thought so highly of by those producers of Wicked because he was always on time and prepared that he was on the short list to star on Broadway in the upcoming “Spiderman” musical. Everyone thought Dean Martin was a lush cause he always had a glass in hand. In reality he rarely drank liquor. If he still occasionally smokes a bowl in the privacy of his home then he is not doing anything that a helluva lot of professional and other people are doing.

  • linsav

    Natasha Jun 12th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe people really need to know more about his drug use. Do you need to know about mine? Do I need to start confessing on this blog to be able to post an opinion?

    Yes. And leave a blood sample so we can conduct our own testing. :lol_tb:

    OK, where do I send my urine sample then? LOL!

  • linsav

    steve Jun 12th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I,m not a adam or danny fan but i do like some of adams songs he did on idol.Why do i get the feeling if danny talked about doing HARD drugs less then 2 years ago.He would be trashed all over the place.You cant say i want to be a role model for kids who feel different.Then talk about drugs like its no big deal.I hate to say lots of kids who feel different turn to drugs.Cant have it both ways.IT NEVER WORKS.

    Speaking of less than 2 years ago – what makes mushrooms HARD drugs???

  • DEfan

    Go to http://www.thebestarts.com/adamlambert/idol It has all of the AI performances and more! I have watched everything on it over and over. Yes…..I am another obsessed fan.

    That being said, I am so happy that I live on the East coast. We get to have 10:00 PM FIRST!!

  • steve

    Naturally-occurring fungi which contain varying amounts of the conscious-altering substances psilocybin and psilocin. Users of this drug eat it or drink it in a tea to experience a powerful psychedelic trip similar in tone and effect to LSD. There are more than 90 species of magic mushrooms worldwide.

    Magic mushroom users can have flashbacks that recreate a trip after it has ended. Being tired or stressed out can trigger a flashback. Difficulty concentrating and memory loss may also occur.

    I cant laugh about that with any kid.

  • undercooked

    Magic mushroom users can have flashbacks that recreate a trip after it has ended. Being tired or stressed out can trigger a flashback. Difficulty concentrating and memory loss may also occur.

    All drugs, even perscription drugs, have side effects. So does alcohol and tobacco, two legal substances. I suspect more people die from drunk driving than they do from magic mushroom flashbacks. And what about Ambien? (is that what it’s called). Didn’t one of the Kennedys end up taking a road trip in the middle of the night because he was out of it from Ambien?

    I don’t consider mushrooms hard drugs. Cocaine, however, I do and I agree with Adam that it is a terrible drug. Everyone needs to be careful of what substances they put in their bodies, legal or otherwise.

  • suebrody

    This is possibly my favorite comment from one of the interviews:

    As for the throngs of adoring, young, female fans, many of whom harbor fantasies about the “Idol” star, Lambert said he is flattered.

    “I have crushes on women all the time,” Lambert said. “I don’t have intimate relationships with them, but I find women beautiful. … I think femininity is a beautiful, beautiful thing. And to be the object of desire to a woman is a great compliment.”

    Aww, Adam…right back atcha!!!! :)

    BTW, here is a tweet I got back today from Aaron Spears about Kradam:

    aaronspears@suebrody1 I will tell you that they both sound great and want to give you the best show possible…Definitely going to be dope!!!!

    *thud*

  • jpfan

    Adam won’t put down marijuana, LSD type drugs or Ecstasy because those are the drugs associated with dance/electronic music. It’s hard to have a career doing that kind of music condemning those drugs because it’s part of one big movement.

    But it’s possible he’s moved on. Maybe he’ll talk about it on 20/20. They can’t spend an hour talking about him being gay (hopefully).

  • lurksalot

    donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you think rather than be caught with his pants down

    Couldn’t resist…hope he does get caught with his pants down. :devil_tb:

  • CCAdamFan

    To FanGirlIdol: THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

  • bunnyeyed

    STARLIGHT! STARLIGHT! STARLIGHT! STARLIGHT! STARLIGHT! HOORAY!
    My favorite song from Muse sung by my favorite singer…I can’t be happier that I’ve got those hot little tickets for the Idol show scored. They’ll be like Willy Wonka Golden tickets by August when they’re in Boston.

  • PhDude

    If you love ADAM check out this you tube clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV26OMSb_VQ&feature=player_embedded

  • GeminiDolly

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I have crushes on women all the time,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Lambert said. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have intimate relationships with them, but I find women beautiful. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ I think femininity is a beautiful, beautiful thing. And to be the object of desire to a woman is a great compliment.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    When did he say this?

  • iluvai

    I just rewatched the video and I can’t wait until 20/20 tonight. Adam is so engaging during interviews. I honestly love hearing his talking voice. The clip on the 20/20 website where Adam talks about posing as a sexy rock star and oh, there is a python on my crotch. Way too funny. I adore him!

  • linsav

    CCAdamFan Jun 12th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    To linsav: Did you watch on the internet? If so, could you please provide a link?

    I just have to sayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I wondered if Adam was about to cry because he could not understand Paula! *giggle* j/k Seriously, Paula seemed a tad tipsy that night. She gushed and rambledà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦but she showed the Adam lvoe.

    Go to http://www.thebestarts.com. Scroll down and when see Adam’s picture, click on it and you will get all of the performances with the judges comments.

  • iluvai

    “That being said, I am so happy that I live on the East coast. We get to have 10:00 PM FIRST!!”

    Hooray!!!!! Just a few more hours until an Adam fix. lol

  • GeminiDolly

    So exciting seeing the clip of Adam rehearsing that MUSE song. Adam on tour= :clap_tb: :jittery_tb:

  • fox

    This entire debate about drugs is a non issue to me. The guy is 27 and he smoked a few bowls and did some shrooms….it’s not like he dropped out of life and is a bum on the street messed up from drugs. I think a good portion of people at one point in their adult life (usually college years) experiments on some level even a few of our presidents.

  • linsav

    fox Jun 12th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    This entire debate about drugs is a non issue to me. The guy is 27 and he smoked a few bowls and did some shroomsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not like he dropped out of life and is a bum on the street messed up from drugs. I think a good portion of people at one point in their adult life (usually college years) experiments on some level even a few of our presidents.

    Like our current president:

    fox Jun 12th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    As we mentioned, Obama wrote on the subject in Dreams. Hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s an excerpt:
    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though –

    Has Obama come out with a PSA yet?

  • twinkle

    FINALLY got my copy of the magazine after an adventure to barnes & noble, 2 grocery stores, target, walmart, and walgreens. i finally called B&N again and they had it in.

    when i went they had them in a different location than the rest of the mags so i had to ask for help and the customer service guy was totally on to me “so you are the one that has called me every day for the last three days…”

    fangirl cover officially blown. :blush_tb:

    oh well. like adam – im now out and proud! although i suppose also like adam… this fangirl was never really IN (at least at MJ’s) :)

  • lakhesis

    I have never smoked, never used drugs. I despise the smell of smoke. I’m not suddenly going to like it after reading Adam’s article. Actually – seeing the fact that he goes to night clubs, performed at the Zodiac Show, been in the entertainment industry for awhile- I would be appalled if he didn’t use any drugs. Drug, sex, violence – do we need interviews to see it? No, it’s already laced in kid’s video games, toys, movies, tv shows, MUSIC

  • regi

    twinkle what part of the country do you live in if i might ask. Have looked everywhere for the RS and they still have the Lady Gaga one here in ohio. Just trying to figure out when it will get to this neck of the woods.

  • LaurelG

    Re: the drug references

    For me, none of the stuff Adam has admitted to in the article amounts to very much. All relatively minor. The rest is just reading between the lines. I’ll pass on that and wait until he answers the direct questions, because you know they’ll be coming … after this article.

    My sense of Adam is that he’s more of a club kid who likes to throw back a few drinks and dance. I suspect if he has a vice, it’s probably ice cream.

  • clearone

    I would be appalled if he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t use any drugs

    Why would you be upset if he didn’t use drugs?

    I guess it’s obvious I just don’t understand the complacency where drug use is concerned nor do some of you understand why some of us are concerned about it. I don’t care if Obama smoked pot in college. He’s not my President. Adam is a person I have come to care about through his AI experience and the thought of drug use, now or in the past, concerns me.

    Anyhow, I can’t wait to see what else there is in the interview other than the tidbits they have teased with!

  • twinkle

    regi – im in central texas at the moment.

  • Natasha

    I guess ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s obvious I just donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t understand the complacency where drug use is concerned nor do some of you understand why some of us are concerned about it.

    It’s not like he’s an addict. Everything in moderation. Too much of anything is bad for you, even legal stuff like alcohol.

    And just because he shared some of his experiences doesn’t mean he’s endorsing anything.

  • linsav

    clearone – Obama copped to smoking pot, drinking alcohol and use of cocaine when he had the money (blow). He may not be your president but he is mine and if that isn’t a big deal to the world then why be concerned with a contestant on AI? Whether I agree or not, Obama is considered to be bigger than life across most of the world and a harbinger of “Change” (??) to the freaking world so if he hasn’t made a PSA about drug use then why make it seem like Adam must practically flog himself over it?

  • lizardino

    Now for something completely different. Here is something truly silly for Adam fans to laugh about. Have you heard of “Blingees”? Well, to find out more — and to see how they are used in relation to Adam — click on the link from Best Week Ever. Michelle Collins strikes again, finding all these things. She is such a fangirl!

    BTW, if you hover your cursor over the titles in each picture, little phrases pop up (which are pretty hilarious).

    http://www.bestweekever.tv/2009/06/12/the-15-most-epic-adam-lambert-rolling-stone-blingees/

    Clicky, clicky…

  • shadow-rider

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I think I just realized my hubby is correct. I am definitely obsessed with Adam Lambert.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Same thing here. My husband commented (as soon as I got the RS magazine; he bought it for me)that Adam is sure lucky. You have more time for him now. My kids have noticed that too since I got hooked watching this Seasonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s AI.

    HAHA! lola you know my hubby will sometimes say can you just forget about Adam for a bit. And with this RS mag I was getting anxious and he was saying geez its just a magazine. But then he’s calling me several times a day while on the road at work telling me that this magazine stand or this store doesn’t have them yet. LOL He so accepts the fact that I love Adam Lambert. I guess it helps that he also likes him (well his music) which has allowed me to buy tickets to 2 concerts.

  • shadow-rider

    I am so happy that I live on the East coast. We get to have 10:00 PM FIRST!!

    Don’t rub it in our west coast faces! :tongue2_tb:

  • shadow-rider

    Go to http://www.thebestarts.com. Scroll down and when see Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s picture, click on it and you will get all of the performances with the judges comments.

    linsav, when clicking on that link it says Bad Request (invalid hostname) Not sure why.

  • linsav
  • Tess

    Just a reminder, so people won’t be disappointed. Adam is one tiny segment on the 20/20 program. It might be 10 to 15 minutes. This isn’t an expose’ on Adam, and (boo hoo) he isn’t “famous” enough to get a full hour. You have to have had a pretty good “career” to get that much. Though Kelly Clarkson had her full hour on the biography show.

  • lucy

    See, makes a little more sense all put together, right?)

    Not to me. Sounds like a lot of assumptions from something he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t say.

    Again, you’re misunderstanding me, which i realize is the fault of my unclear writing. But let me try again: I didn’t say that’s what he thought. I said that asking him to clarify an opposition to pot, etc. — which some people have been asking him to do — may be a futile pursuit because by *not* mentioning his opposition already, he *could* have been saying by omission that, in fact, he doesn’t oppose it.

    I tried to be careful to state that I wasn’t saying he *does* think this, but that omitting a condemnation *could* mean he thought this. I definitely leave open the possibility that, asked the quesiton, he may well come out and say that, in fact he does condemn marijuana use and won’t use it in his future!

  • ivyrae

    Regi— I am in the Southern part of Michigan. I actually found a copy of RS Thursdsay at a 7-11 convenience store. And there were plenty of them.

  • Natasha

    Again, youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re misunderstanding me, which i realize is the fault of my unclear writing. But let me try again: I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t say thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what he thought. I said that asking him to clarify an opposition to pot, etc. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  which some people have been asking him to do à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  may be a futile pursuit because by *not* mentioning his opposition already, he *could* have been saying by omission that, in fact, he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t oppose it.

    I tried to be careful to state that I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t saying he *does* think this, but that omitting a condemnation *could* mean he thought this. I definitely leave open the possibility that, asked the quesiton, he may well come out and say that, in fact he does condemn marijuana use and wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t use it in his future!

    You’re reading something into this that just isn’t there.

  • adamisthemanfan

    “Ive chased after ppl” he says…I can relate to that lol. He’s an inspiration…I wonder what song he was rehearsing? Can’t wait for the tour.

  • GeminiDolly

    I didnt expect the whole hour to be about Adam but was hoping for at least half the segment. 10-15 minutes? Oh well, Ill take it.

  • jlc

    I haven’t read all the comments so maybe someone has already mentioned something like this but…

    When he did “If I Can’t Have You”–which is still my favorite performance both on the show and the studio version—you could see and feel (at least, I could) the emotional connection he had with that song. Now, seeing this interview snippet, he mentions having his heart broken and being in love only once. Well, as far as I’m concerned, you can only have your heart broken if are in love, which would mean the one he was in love with must have been the one who broke his heart so, to me, when he sang that song, he was singing to or about, that one love. And my heart breaks for him because it would seem he still isn’t over it. And I feel badly for him that anyone he meets from here on out, he may have to wonder if they love him because he’s ADAM LAMBERT…or just because he’s Adam Lambert.
    I guess anyone famous or wealthy has to worry about that, though…

    I probably should be worrying about my own love life instead…. :lol_tb:
    (sometimes I crack my own self up!)

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    edit: no finger wagging or lecturing posters, please

  • ciciring

    he looked puffy and tired and had black circles … @_@ poor, he should get more sleep ~~

  • lambertftw

    Today my 5 year old son saw me looking at Adam picture in our news paper and he pointed to the picture and said to my niece “that’s mommy boyfriend” yep I’m an addicted international Glambert i could be jailed for internet stalking ( if it were possible). I am so glad my son will grow up in an Adam era, life is good.
    Dare to be different and that is unique, just can’t get enough of “My change is gonna come”.

  • JOJOSIE

    CCAdamFan, If you want down loadable videos with judges comments, go to http://www.IdolJunkie.com as she has them all. She even has Ford commercials, special guest, and about any thing else you might want. All are full screen and great quality. You have to register, then go to free downloads and she has all the contestants videos plus more. It’s the best source I’ve found since I started going there in season 5. And she was a big Adam fan this year also. I have to leave now as 20/20 is about to start here in the Midwest and this Adam fan can’t wait.

  • lucy

    Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re reading something into this that just isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t there.

    Natasha, I never meant to imply that I knew what he thinks. All I meant to imply was that — if you specifically condemn one thing, but don’t condemn something else that is sort of similar, it’s *possible* that you would *not* actually condemn the second thing. Never meant to say that that was necessarily the case here! All I meant was: *Maybe* asking him to condemn all drugs and say that they’re all in his past — as some people are requesting that he do — is asking him to do something that he wouldn’t do. He had a chance to do it already and didn’t, and perhaps that omission means something. But *big* *emphasis on the *maybe*…. Wasn’t claiming to read his mind, just was saying that what he did say left open this possibility!

  • oceana

    Don’t they do 20 minute segments? I think that’s why they call it 20/20. Figure in commercials, and maybe 15-17 minutes.

  • undercooked

    Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they do 20 minute segments? I think thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s why they call it 20/20.

    I thought they called it 20/20 as in 20/20 vision. That they were going to give a clear picture of what was happening. But I could be wrong.

  • Natasha

    edit: do not question the motives of your fellow posters. Let it go.

  • impqueen

    AHHHH! My affiliate has no sound. Not that I care too much right this second, but when they start the Glambert Is A Flaming Homo Interview with Negative Neil on backup, I am gonna be so pissed.

    What goes on in that hot boi’s mind is very, VERY important to me.

  • iluvai

    OMG!!!!! The 20/20 interview was awesome! I slapped my hands to my face at least twice. The first time was when they showed him singing “Fame”… OMFG…….I luv Adam………. They were very respectful and Adam looked amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I adore his mom….

  • iluvai

    My adrenaline is pumping over time. Maybe the east coast people are posting somewhere else. Anyway, I’m thrilled to pieces…..

  • undercooked

    OMG!!!!! The 20/20 interview was awesome! I slapped my hands to my face at least twice. The first time was when they showed him singing à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Fameà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ OMFGà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.I luv Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. They were very respectful and Adam looked amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I adore his momà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    West Coast here. Since I need immediate gratification can I press you for details? How long was Adam’s segment. Did he seem happy? Did his singing sound great? Did they say he was going to have an album out in the Fall and that he has his AI recordings available on ITUNES?

  • linsav

    iluvai Jun 12th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    OMG!!!!! The 20/20 interview was awesome! I slapped my hands to my face at least twice. The first time was when they showed him singing à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Fameà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ OMFGà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.I luv Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. They were very respectful and Adam looked amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I adore his momà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    iluvai – what time did the segment start?

  • iluvai

    He sounded great! He was super cute. Not sure how long the segment was, but it was longer than we’ve seen so far on other things. He is the middle segment. His singing sounded awesome— but it was just a snippet. I don’t think they mentioned his up and coming album, but I’m pretty delirious right now. I am in such a great mood!

  • iluvai

    It’s the middle segment… not sure the exact time. Around 10:20, but don’t trust me on that. I would hate for you to miss it!!!!!

  • karenw

    Was that Bowie’s “Fame” that Adam was rehearsing as well as Muse?

    Edit … I see I’m not the only one who heard “Fame” …. whooooo way to go Adam, perfect song for him

  • iluvai

    Hopefully MJ will post the interview soon or it should be on the 20/20 website soon. I’m just so happy that they were respectful.

  • xuziqueue

    He definitely sounded awesome in the sound bites of him in the studio. And I love how he said that being sexy is universal and that it doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or a girl – you can be attracted to someone.

  • iluvai

    xuzi– yeah! I’m glad you saw it. I’m about to faint from happiness.

  • aek

    I liked Adam’s 20/20 interview. I thought he came across very nice and funny. Also, he is very lucky to have his mother for a “mom”. Enjoyed it!

  • xuziqueue

    I LOVE HIS MOM! Will you be my mommy, Leila?

  • DEfan

    Adam was adorable….as usual….although I was not lovin’ his hairstyle. Mom is great. But there was NO brother Neil!!

  • ivyrae

    Where was Neil? Wasn’t he also supposed to be on 20/20? bummer

  • Tess

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/

    They must have had to cut somewhere…Here is Neil on the web site

  • GeminiDolly

    So we saw him rehearsing a Bowie and Muse song. Ahhhh so exciting. Adam said he is singing 5 songs on tour, right?

  • iluvai

    super happy, super happy, super happy, oh yeah!

  • rockvixen

    Why is the video called “Lamebed”? Wth is going to find it when it’s called that? I mean the rest of the videos is group with is birthing o.0

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    His Mom’s a doll. Nice interview. True confession: I’m not crazy about the latest hair configuration. But, it will grow.

  • CindyM

    I’m not crazy about the hair either, too short on the sides. But he is such a cutie, that smile is amazing.

  • Niall

    I wasn’t worried about 20/20 being “mean” to Adam. They only asked the questions that Adam surely knew they’d ask when the interview was arranged. He wouldn’t do the interview if he wasn’t willing to answer “intrusive” questions. I have had to laugh today online at the “Mommy Mob” getting pre-emptively defensive and protective of this 27 year old adult male. LOL

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Why is the video called à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Lamebedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ? Wth is going to find it when ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s called that? I mean the rest of the videos is group with is birthing o.0

    Sorry. I post the videos for my blog, not so other people can find them, including peeps at the network who might want to take them down. That’s just the way it is.

  • DEfan

    Just watched that video clip of Neil that had been cut from the 20/20 broadcast. He is also a cutie!

  • noctem seizure

    It isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t any more important, imo, but thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what the media keeps asking him. Despite the Rolling Stone article, this 20/20 interviewer still feels the need to ask Adam if he is gay. He could have asked him if he was still doing drugs or what his position on drugs was, but he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t.

    He’s getting a total pass on the drug issue because he “snuck in” the revelation in his big “coming out” article. It’s sort of analgous to a “rider” being attached to a piece of legislation. So either because the media is so obsessed with the coming-out portion of the story or because press members are afraid of being considered anti-gay by conducting a critical interrogation of other of his disclosures in the piece which was centered around him officially disclosing his sexuality, the issue is being completely skirted.

    I have to hand it to Adam’s handlers– they played this very savvy. The drug stuff is getting almost no attention in light of the gayness revelation, but it’s on the record nonetheless, so it’s not like later on there will be “brand new bombshell revelations” about Adam and drugs.

    **************************************************************

    On a separate note, I believe it’s important to make a few distinctions here about what the issues are that people who do have issues with regards to the drug-aspect have, because all of our “issues” seem to be being lumped together by those who are trivializing them. So here are said distinctions (at least my take on them):

    1. Most of us probabaly don’t give a crap if he smokes pot.

    2. With mushrooms, we’re moving on to a medium-level drug. So does he still use and, if not, what is his current attitude toward use of these and other psychedelic drugs?

    3. Ecstasy is a hard drug. God forbid, for him or anyone, but X is one we could wake up one morning and read about him having overdosed on. So, again, does he still use, and, if not, what is his attitude about the use thereof?

    Because the only thing we can conclude from the RS article is that he doesn’t use coke anymore, if he ever did, and that he still uses pot. Other than that we know he tried ecstasy for the first time in Europe and used shrooms at Burning Man. But, we have no indication one way or another whether or not he still uses either or how he feels about those substances.

    If interviewers were diligently doing their jobs, instead of fawning over his stupidly obvious “coming out” party, then they’d be asking him these questions. Because there’s never been an Idol that has been so INTENTIONALLY forthcoming about their illegal, recreational activities…

    *and it’s obviously been done by design as part of his branding/ marketing/ packaging*….

    For that reason alone, the subject deserves follow-up.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I have to hand it to Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s handlersà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ they played this very savvy. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s getting almost no attention in light of the gayness revelation, but ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s on the record nonetheless, so ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not like later on there will be à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“new bombshell revelationsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  about Adam and drugs.

    Big assumption. Could just be Adam being Adam and telling the truth. Honestly, an argument could be made that it would be better to hide any drug use until after he has some successful music out there. How many artists have actually lost sales for drug use/rehab etc? Not many, but they’re usually established when it comes out.

    If interviewers were diligently doing their jobs, instead of fawning over his stupidly obvious à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“coming outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  party, then theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d been asking him this question. Because thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s never been an Idol that has been so intentionally out their illegal, recreational activities, and ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s obviously been done by design as part of his branding/ marketing/ packaging. For that reason alone, the subject deserves follow-up.

    I’m guessing they aren’t asking him about it because it’s a non-issue. My sense is that he’s probably not a heavy drug user, but someone who has experimented. I could be wrong… I don’t know Adam. What I do know is that what he described is pretty tame for the Hollywood/music scene. That could be why he’s not asked about it.

    Also, Bo Bice (and I heart him) was ARRESTED for coke and pot before he appeared on the show. So, I don’t think you can say there’s never been an Idol that has been intentionally “out” on that front. I think an arrest record is a matter of public record.

    I missed the 20/20 interview, but hope to catch it online.

  • noctem seizure

    Also, Bo Bice (and I heart him) was ARRESTED for coke and pot before he appeared on the show. So, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think you can say thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s never been an Idol that has been intentionally à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on that front. I think an arrest record is a matter of public record.

    Wouldn’t you say that coming forward with that was more by necessity because it WAS public record, as opposed to when an Idol just casually drops a drug-revelation in an entertainment/ music magazine?

    Also, I wouldn’t say that interviewers aren’t asking Adam about drugs BECAUSE it’s not an issue. It’s more likely that those who may want to are being told ahead of time that the subject is off-limits.

    This isn’t Meet The Press. “Stars” in Adam’s position can put stipulations on what questions reporters can ask. For example, when the Davids did their Philippines show, the press was forbidden at their press conference from asking about the death of Cook’s brother or Archie’s sexuality.

    **************************************************************

    Also, I forgot to metion re: going to sex clubs– I personally could care less, (though once again, it is a topic of relative interest that is completely being ignored in the shadow of his coming out), but I have to address whichever poster said that it’s hard for homosexuals to meet people otherwise. Um, ever heard of the Internet? Ever heard of gay bars/ clubs? I’m pretty certain that there’s a fair amount of those in Adam’s neck of the Golden State.

  • linsav

    Also, I forgot to metion re: going to sex clubsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ I personally could care less, (though once again, it is a topic of relative interest that is completely being ignored in the shadow of his coming out), but I have to address whichever poster said that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hard for homosexuals to meet people otherwise. Um, ever heard of the Internet? Ever heard of gay bars/ clubs? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m pretty certain that thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a fair amount in Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s neck of the Golden State.

    This occurred while he was in Europe and I would imagine that if the cast of Hair had been to Europe before they wanted to take the newbie to one.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you say that coming forward with that was more by necessity because it WAS public record, as opposed to when an Idol just casually drops a drug-revelation in an entertainment/ music magazine?

    Sure. It was already out there, no question about that. I guess that just underscores my point about Adam just being Adam about what he’s done. I’ve seen a lot of criticism about it not being up to Idol standards, but I’m pointing out that’s up to the producers when they screen contestants, not the contestants themselves. They are trying to catch a break in the recording industry.

    Also, I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t say that interviewers arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t asking Adam about drugs BECAUSE ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not an issue. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s more likely that those who may want to are being told ahead of time that the subject is off-limits.

    This isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Meet The Press. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Starsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  in Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s position can put stipulations on what questions reporters can ask. For example, when the Davids did their Philippines show, the press was forbidden at their press conference from asking about the death of Cookà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s brother or Archieà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sexuality.

    You’re right. It’s often that celebs say certain questions are off limits. We have no reason to know if that’s the case here. I can’t say that’s not what’s going on here anymore than you can say it is. So, we don’t know for sure. I suspect not. Mileage.

    Finally, I missed the sex club talk. Is that like Bath Houses?

  • will

    Also, I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t say that interviewers arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t asking Adam about drugs BECAUSE ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not an issue. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s more likely that those who may want to are being told ahead of time that the subject is off-limits.

    I highly doubt ABC News would let American Idol, an entertainment show on a competing network, or anybody else for that matter, dictate what questions could be asked in this interview. Either the reporter and producers didn’t choose to delve into it, or it was left on the cutting room floor. In any event, this is his first major interview since the RS article. Don’t despair, there are many more to come. If inquiring minds want to know about his past or present drug use, it will be asked.

  • will

    Finally, I missed the sex club talk. Is that like Bath Houses?

    I gather he says in RS that his experiences were in Europe, so I couldn’t speak to that. In the US, however, yes, they are called “bath houses” or “spas for men.” There are also private, invitation-only clubs. Not that I would know from personal experience, mind you. :innocent2_tb:

  • wyked_whyspers

    Just because drugs are some people’s personal crusade, does not mean they should be everyone’s crusade. The fact is celebrity drug use is in the news constantly, darn near every day some one is going into rehab, getting arrested, going to jail, anyone remember Robert Downey Jr ( who is now in the family Iron Man films), Brittany Spears, Amy Whinehouse, Mel Gibson (alcohol), Lindsay Lohan? etc, etc, etc.

    The press is just getting inured to the fact that so many celebrities do drugs and in all likelihood some of the reporters out there are doing them too, it is a very common thing. No one is going to make an issue out of it as long as it does not appear he is currently having a drug problem. I would likely say the producers and reporters responsible for the interviews just didn’t care about the drug issue any more that most of the posters on this website, and it is their interview and they have the right to ask the questions they want to ask. Again just because it is a few people’s crusade, doesn’t make it everyones.

    Adam would not be able to maintain his current schedule if he were using hard drugs. And I doubt he could have used them while in the AI bubble where he has been for the last five months. So it seems pretty clear he is currently clean of the hard stuff at least, therefor a non-issue to just about everyone.

    Also nobody is going to make him take a stance about his opinions on them, everyone knows true druggies are gonna lie about it anyway, they always say they are clean and drugs are bad, then just turn around and do it again, what would be the point?

    Also what if they asked him about it and he said, well yah, I might do it again in the right circumstances? No one is gonna want to publish that, they would get slammed for allowing someone to endorse drugs on their program, and believe me the program would get the blame. They would likely just end up editing it anyway.

    And once again, Adam has said he wants to be a singer, not a civil rights leader. Just because he said he wanted to be a role model for kids who are different and came off of AI does not mean he should be subjected to interrogations regarding anything he has ever done in his past life, regardless of who brought it up.

    It was smart of him to get it out now, so people are not constantly digging around in his personal life saying look what we found. However I doubt it was his handlers, I think he made those choices himself, he said he does not want to be looking over his should for the rest of his life, and I don’t think he meant the gay thing only.

    The gay thing is and has been a huge topic in the news for many months now, and everyone has been pressing for him to answer the question, so that is what people are curious about and want to know, and the interviews were set up to address that question not drugs, especially given the current civil rights issues all across the nation regarding gay marriage.

    Also what you need to remember is many of those people (producers and reporters, and some of them likely gay) are based in Los Angeles, and Prop 8 was recently passed here prohibiting gay marriage and the CA supreme court just upheld that decision, given the amount of gay and lesbian couples in CA that is a big and hot topic for the people who live here, we had frickin riots in downtown LA after it was announced it had passed. So while drugs are evil, I dont like or use them myself, but did try them as teen, people losing their civil rights regarding issues such as marriage are simply taking precedence at this time, as they should be, imo.

    So while some people might believe everyone is trivializing his drug use, you are probably correct, however those people are trivializing loss of civil rights for gays and lesbians, imo.

  • noctem seizure

    I highly doubt ABC News would let American Idol, an entertainment show on a competing network, or anybody else for that matter, dictate what questions could be asked in this interview.

    Are you kidding? Last summer David Cook got tired of answering questions about Kimberly Caldwell, so he had his publicist instruct the questioners ahead of time that such inquiries were off-limits. If the questioners wouldn’t agree to the condition, they didn’t get the interview, simple as that.

  • will

    Are you kidding?

    Nope! I repeat, I highly doubt that ABC News, or any other network news division, would agree to any such preconditions.

  • TKat

    noctem seizure
    Jun 13th, 2009 at 10:14 am
    I highly doubt ABC News would let American Idol, an entertainment show on a competing network, or anybody else for that matter, dictate what questions could be asked in this interview.

    Are you kidding? Last summer David Cook got tired of answering questions about Kimberly Caldwell, so he had his publicist instruct the questioners ahead of time that such inquiries were off-limits. If the questioners wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t agree to the condition, they didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get the interview, simple as that.

    What is newsworthy about a musician doing some drugs? And at that, Adam’s drug use appears to be really occassions — mushrooms once and X years ago in Europe, and smoking some pot? Even Rush L. was adicted to an opiate, chemically related to heroin.

    I don’t recall David Cook ever being interviewed on a news show. So I can’t see the parallel with the David Cook-Kim story.

    You might be about to put some limits on an entertainment interview, but almost never with a network news magazine like 20/20 or 60 minutes. Or even John Stewart or Steven Colbert. Usually, the limits on the news shows are related to what is liable and slander, and personal lives of famous peoples children. And I would bet real money that 20/20 was able to discuss anything from the RS article.

    This looks to me like it was 20/20 editorial decision — they typically only have one big idea for a story. And the big Adam story was he’s gay and open about it, and the hook was the interview with his Mom. And to put a ribbon on the whole package, the ended on the “bi-curious” line. All in all, a very nice, linear human interest story.

  • LeeTravers

    Noctem Seizure is quite vociferous in pretty much demanding that an investigation into Lambert’s drug use proceed immediately. Since Lambert appears to be unusually truthful and, being very intelligent, would avoid anything to hurt his career, it seems unlikely that he’s doing any hard drugs now. I find this in context of what goes on in the world today, simply irrelevant. If one is interested in relevancy, however, how about looking at the White House and President Obama who is in thrall to the most addictive, dangerous, and deadly drug of all – nicotine. And, apparently, he’s still addicted. That’s OK, I guess, because (for the moment, at least) its not illegal.

  • linsav

    LeeTravers Jun 13th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Noctem Seizure is quite vociferous in pretty much demanding that an investigation into Lambertà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s drug use proceed immediately. Since Lambert appears to be unusually truthful and, being very intelligent, would avoid anything to hurt his career, it seems unlikely that heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s doing any hard drugs now. I find this in context of what goes on in the world today, simply irrelevant. If one is interested in relevancy, however, how about looking at the White House and President Obama who is in thrall to the most addictive, dangerous, and deadly drug of all – nicotine. And, apparently, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s still addicted. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s OK, I guess, because (for the moment, at least) its not illegal.

    Let’s not forget Mr. Obama’s confessed prior use of pot, alcohol and cocaine. No apology on record for that, no one has asked if if he still partakes of any of the three even on an occasional use.

  • iluvai

    I just never got the impression that Adam’s use of drugs was more than experimental/casual. I do understand that many lives are ruined by drug addiction, but I don’t see what this has to do with Adam or why he has to make some kind of statement.

  • noctem seizure

    Noctem Seizure is quite vociferous in pretty much demanding that an investigation into Lambertà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s drug use proceed immediately.

    I’m pretty sure Adam is the topic here, not me. If you wish to address my statements, reply to me directly. Don’t refer to me in the third person.

    Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not forget Mr. Obamaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s confessed prior use of pot, alcohol and cocaine. No apology on record for that,

    The Adam/ Obama drug use comparison has been touched on many times in comments in various threads since the RS article snippets leaked. And as far as I am aware, the president quite clearly has repudiated his former usage.

  • adamsluvjnes

    Because the only thing we can conclude from the RS article is that he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t use coke anymore, if he ever did, and that he still uses pot. Other than that we know he tried ecstasy for the first time in Europe and used shrooms at Burning Man. But, we have no indication one way or another whether or not he still uses either or how he feels about those substances.

    Adam never said that he was still using pot. I wish people would stop taking it upon themselves to make up things.

  • iluvai

    “The Adam/ Obama drug use comparison has been touched on many times in comments in various threads since the RS article snippets leaked. And as far as I am aware, the president quite clearly has repudiated his former usage.”

    That’s a good thing. But I’d like him to repudiate his smoking habit since I could barely breathe from parents smoking when I was a little kid. Smoking affects other people. I used to have to lay on the floor and just wheeze from the toxic fumes.

  • noctem seizure

    Adam never said that he was still using pot. I wish people would stop taking it upon themselves to make up things.

    In the Rolling Stone article he says that, “he’d rather chill out and smoke a bowl” (than snort coke). But, I suppose you’re right– perhaps he was referring to a tobacco bowl….

  • oceana

    pot is practically legal in some states. I don’t smoke it but it’s no worse than alcohol. Drugs are not good but neither are alcohol, cigarettes, red meat, high fat foods, candy, lots of things aren’t good for us and carry risks. Driving a car carries a risk. Life is full of risks and temptations. Few of us are saints or perfect, as far as I know.