In a new message posted at his Official site, Adam Lambert thanks his fans for waiting patiently for his new music and hopes that his fans “aren’t disappointed” in his new single, “Better Than I Know Myself.”

Adam says he’s glad that he had plenty of time to work on the album, because he got to explore different types of music and songwriting methods. Plus, he got the opportunity to work with a lot of great people.

“I think that you guys are going to be into this album,” says Adam.

Along with some great party music, Adam says there are some songs on the album that really “lift the veil and let you in a little further into what makes me tick”.

“I definitely have a dark side,” reveals Adam, “I think the album explores that…Come on in if you dare.”

Adam’s next album Trespassing, is set to be released March 20.

Watch Adam’s new message below.

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  • TurkeyIdol

    I dare, Adam! :)

  • Anonymous

    A great philosopher once said “there’s a thin line between the dark side, and the light side….baby tonight” :)

    I love to hear him talk almost as much as I like to hear him sing. Almost. Can’t wait for the fun music. I love BTIKM, but I am more a fan of dancey ( Fever, IIHY) Adam.

  • HotHotHot

    I know I will love it! I definitely will be Trespassing!!!

  • Moria Polonius

    It’s still 3 months away!!! *cries* 

    But lol at adamofficial digging it up right after the bar jail thing. Nice diversion technique, at least for the fans.

  • Anonymous

    LOL The first thing I looked up was how many minutes the video is. I just love his speaking voice, so soft and sweet.

    I definitely can’t wait to Trespass-ing!

  • Anonymous

    Every one has a dark side.

    I’m not skeerd.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    Adam’s honesty is so genuine and real that it ‘almost’ makes this non-musical side of him as appealing as his incredible talents.  He’s just the entire package …. great voice, drop-dead gorgeous, articulate, witty, smart and real as it gets!

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. His hair looks fierce in this, too!

  • Anonymous

    He’s so perfect to me.  I love him so fucking much.  This clip just shows everything he is; gorgeous, real, confident but a bit insecure, so talented, charming, adorable, presh.  He’s amazing.  And I can’t wait to hear his awesome voice sing these songs he so clearly loved taking the time to make and getting to know him, flaws and all, a little bit more with this album.

    ps:  MJS, for accuracy’s sake, the album is called TRESPASSING. :) Thanks so much for the post.

  • Anonymous

    Gawd – I love that man.

  • Anonymous

    I willing to take the dare, especially if we get music as good as BTIKM. As long as his vocals are the focal point, I’m in all the way. Can’t wait for the release of the album and for his first live performance of his new single.

  • Miss Chaos

    Haha, if this was done before the “Adam was taken to Prison thingy” I wonder what he would have said and sang if he made if after his “Jail Break”.  What was Elvis’s jail song, Jailhouse Rock!!  Oh what could have been!!

  • http://twitter.com/OneTwoDoseyDoe Roger Kramjet

    I agree with everybody else… I dare… oh you better bet your rhinestone encrusted codpiece you wore in Australia that I dare! :)

    LOVE it on the dark side, love it on the light side, love it well you know the rest! :)

  • Anonymous

    Love the single.  Can’t wait for the album—March seems like a long way off.  Hope we start hearing about some of the promo plans soon.

  • asifclueless

    Oh!! Adam, I dare.
    I will.  I will. I surely will.

    You don’t know that you’ve been trespassing into my life for almost 3 years now.
    I follow you, want to know about you, find mjs bigblog, and get hooked ever since.

    I will trespass into your music, your dark side and your bright side, forever.
    Because I love your music and I love you.

    Is it March yet?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    I love Adam and his music. I cannot wait until he starts with the live performances. 

  • http://twitter.com/Mks4realz Mikas

    Oh… I dare!

  • Anonymous

    I dare Adam, as long as you let me. Haha….

    A non-fan tweeted this and it really makes me happy. :D

    blueeyedswiftie: Not a big Adam Lambert fan but I love this song<3 :)

  • Anonymous

    Oh hell yeah, I DARE! lol Love you Adam!

  • escape

    No.  I’ll pass.  I’ve heard enough from this guy, blah, blah, blah.

  • asifclueless

    Adam Lambert thanks his fans for waiting patiently
    for his new music and hopes that his fans “aren’t disappointed” in his
    new single, “Better Than I Know Myself.”

    Adam says he’s glad that he had plenty of time to work on the album,
    because he got to explore different types of music and songwriting
    methods. Plus, he got the opportunity to work with a lot of great
    people.

    “I think that you guys are going to be into this album,” says Adam.

    No … Adam!!!  Thank you. Thank you for your hard work. I’ve been waiting patiently for the release of TRESPASSING.
    You never disappoint me. You always entertain and give me joy.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that he kind of giggles after asking people to come in if they dare is part of why I’m such a big fan. Serious and playful at the same time, it’s an intoxicating draw. And the amazing voice, of course.

    I too am feeling quite daring :)

  • Anonymous

    It was actually privatized very quickly after it was uploaded, though a few fans saw it last week. So they must have decided to wait to make it public again until this week. 

  • http://twitter.com/MyEyesBabyEyes Judy Purcell

    What can I say that everyone hasn’t already said lol ! I dare,I double dare & I triple dare !!! Can’t wait to have Trespassing in my hands ! I’m sill in love  with FYE two years later .Love this man and his music and the person that he is. He’s as real as it gets !

  • Moria Polonius

    Oh, because of the “I have a dark side” quote, I suppose? I’m not surprised they decided to withhold that little clip and all the “trespassing into my life” stuff after the drunken incident seemed to mirror Better Than I Know Myself to a t, at least media-wise.

  • Anonymous

    I guess it’s very possible that is why they set it to private, though I don’t know what time it was uploaded in relation to that news story breaking (other than they were on the same day) to say so conclusively. 

  • http://twitter.com/moni0112 Monica

    Of course I dare, Adam!!! =)

  • Anonymous

    And yet, you clicked on the thread and apparently watched the video, hmmm…
    Anyway, I’m excited for this album. I love BTIKM and can’t wait for the rest!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve watched that clip at least a dozen times. I love listening to him speak. He is just so real!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Count me in, Adam!
    I have to admit that I am salivating over here for a live TV performance to happen very soon.   And yea, about that dark side…..
    I think we have seen bits and pieces of it, so it’s not really a surprise.   All it does is make you rather human instead of that alien from Planet Fierce!

  • asifclueless

    Who wants to run your fingers through his lustrous hair.
    Love his shining, soft and gentle hair.  Perfect!!!

  • http://twitter.com/OneTwoDoseyDoe Roger Kramjet

    I am dying for a live TV performance of Better Than I Know Msyelf. Like Bruno Mars said sing in the key of WTF baby!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    asifclueless, well, since you brought it up….. I can hardly listen to the words beause I am so absorbed in the hair! Yes, I know it is shallow! Don’t care!

  • asifclueless

    What do we know so far from this new Album?
    -Better Than I Know Myself
    -Outlaws of Love
    -Trespassing
    -Shady (Nine Inch Nails meets Saturday Night Fever?)
    -Cuckoo

    Here is some of the  preview of the new album …

    …Aside from his collaboration with Rodgers on ‘Shady,’ Lambert also
    worked on the album with acclaimed pop producer Dr. Luke (who has worked
    with the likes of Kesha, Katy Perry and Britney Spears), N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell (who is well-versed in rock, pop and hip-hop production), Benny Blanco (produced No. 1 hits for Taio Cruz, Maroon 5 and many more) and ‘Grenade’ hitmaker and Grammy nominee Bruno Mars. The album is said to mix all types of genres, from “disco to ’90s electronica to dubstep.”

    Read more …

    http://popcrush.com/adam-lambert-2012-new-album-preview/

  • Dakota01

    Count me in too Adam!  Can’t wait for all the promo to start.

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait!!
    New music, new interviews, new performances, new photoshoots…..I WANT IT ALL!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ditto to you all.

  • milwlovesadam

    Oh Adam, Adam Adam.

    Do you even know what you just said and did?

    How will you deal with thousands of fans Trespassing into yer life?

    You’ll have to , um, erect, barricades, fences, have guards.

    And that’s just for the Adommy crays.

    Please always let the rest of us in. We’re here for the long haul.

    Can. Not . Wait. For. Trespassing.

  • Anonymous

    Smeggs, you speak for us all, “we want it all”!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Me too.. me too couldn’t wait for the promo to start so I can see him performing and talking again on my TV. I dare, Adam. LOL

  • Anonymous

    I love him. The end!  Can’t wait for the album. :)

  • Anonymous

    Hell Yeah!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yes smegg.. I WANT IT ALL.. I WANT IT ALL & I WANT IT NOW ;D ;D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLD-7bCtME

  • sagi

    This is one dare I wouldn’t resist! Must be that dark side of me! ;)

  • Anonymous

    Love, love this song!   Yeah, I want it all, and I want it NOW!! :-)

  • Anonymous

    You had us at BTIKM!   Not only can’t we wait for Trespassing, but each song sounds unique and very Adamism.    Shady, Cuckoo, OOL, you are such a tease.  

  • musicality

    Arm chair shrink here. Free frame to :41 He’s lying. “I would like you to feel like you could trespass into my life” Scratches nose. Classic body language of not telling a truth. So no Adam does not want you to literally trespass into his life just figuratively.

    “I have a dark side”. No, really??? I’m shocked!! I think Adam Lambert is more complex than the usual. He appears to have a sweet sunny side which appears to be very genuine and a dark side which is real too. In my personal experience I’ve found creative people to be like that. That’s why I never date them.

  • Moria Polonius

    So no Adam does not want you to literally trespass into his life just figuratively.

    Lol, I think it’s safe to assume that. Even through music we can only trespass on what Adam decides to uncover in his songs. If we look at the album from this angle, it’s not even trespassing. 

    I wonder if he will talk about the dark side in interviews. I guess he’ll have to if he’s going to keep the “personal and real” thing going on, but I’m curious as to the degree he’ll be prepared to bare himself in public. The past era probably taught him that complete honesty isn’t always a good thing.

  • HotHotHot
  • Anonymous

    Itat’s a good sign that BTIKM is already charting on the HOT 100. I can’t wait to see what it’s going to do when it starts to get airplay.

  • TurkeyIdol

    Brian May says phone has not stopped ringing with job offers since they performed at the EMA’s with Adam!!! (how couldn’t it…did you see that epicness) :)

    http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/passtheremote/2011/12/queen-guitarist-brian-may-is-r.html

    ” I hesitate to say this, but it may happen,” he said. “As soon as we appeared with Adam Lambert at the VMAs, the phone started ringing and it hasn’t stopped since.

    “There are an awful lot of people out there who would like to see that package, so we may do something. But I’m not going to say what it might be!”

  • Anonymous

    I take the dare, I ain’t skeered Adam! Cant wait for trespassing. I do love watching him speak, just adorable and sexy simultaneously.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry you feel this way.   I, will, therefore, enjoy this song and the entire album in your stead.  

  • Anonymous

    It’s really nice BKITM debuted the first week and hopefully he’ll be able to hold on until the radio add dates. It’s possible he’ll drop out of the Hot 100 before then, but they might also push the date forward. It’s happened with other acts.

    Anyway, here are some other nice stats Pulse put together to be happy about (more tallys to indicate a decent sized international splash):

    BTIKM http://bit.ly/s4r0g2 moved up from #5 to #3 on HMV Japan Weekly Rock & Pop Pre-Order ranking! http://bit.ly/uIVGUD http://bit.ly/rKmoaS

    #1 on YFM Top 40 in South Africa http://bit.ly/tpUAK0

    #1 in Amazon mp3 movers and shakers http://amzn.to/vHF6xH http://oi39.tinypic.com/acc579.jpg 

    65+ U.S. Top 40 and HAC Clear Channel stations streaming Adam’s BTIKM

    Streaming isn’t the same as radio adds, but it’s a good indication that they’ll be on board when the add date comes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    Sweet! I saw that quote from Brian May on Twitter I was not sure where they got it from. So exciting to hear, makes me exited for Adam.  Never know where he might end up performing with Queen. I’m also looking forward to his solo work on his CD.

  • http://twitter.com/svmreiter Susan Reiter

    Yay for another teaser from Adam for Trespassing!  Loving everything I’ve heard about this album so far : )

  • Anonymous

    I’m greedy.  I want Trespassing performances and Queen performances this year.  I’d pay a fortune to see him perform with Queen.  Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    Teasers from Adam,teasers from Brian May,BTIKM charting already…….I am in teaser heaven.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    Me too!

  • Anonymous

    They need to make this happen. I would pay a small fortune to see Adam and Queen in concert. To hear him sing “The show must go on” in person would probably cause me to have a total meltdown. That song gives me goosebumps.

  • Anonymous

    Olympics 2012 here he comes..;) lol

  • Anonymous

    “I have a dark side”. No, really??? I’m shocked!! I think Adam Lambert is more complex than the usual. He appears to have a sweet sunny side which appears to be very genuine and a dark side which is real too. In my personal experience I’ve found creative people to be like that. That’s why I never date them.

    ITA. Adam is incredibly charming but I sure wouldn’t want one of my friends or, God forbid, one of my children to get in a relationship with him. He is a rare talent but I suspect that comes at a rather steep personal price.

  • Anonymous

    omg.   He’s so cute and smart and funny and amazing!!! I can not wait for his album!!!   I’m so happy for him.

  • Anonymous

    “There are an awful lot of people out there who would like to see that package, so we may do something. But I’m not going to say what it might be!”

    Squeeeeeee!!!!!!

  • mmb

    A++++ on the hair!!

  • kingmikol

    Come on Adam, Say yes to some historic concerts with Queen. I’m sure it can be worked out so there won’t be any conflicts with your solo projects! The pay could be huge, and you will gain big time respect in the music industry. Doors will open wide for you :)  BTW, you are perfect for Queen!

  • Anonymous

    Validation for the continuing relevance of a great band – and the extraordinary talent of one Adam Lambert.

  • Anonymous

    I just love Adam fans and all of the support they give him. Makes me happy.  

  • http://twitter.com/didilynnPF Deanna

    That special message to fans is adorable and I do feel special – thank you Adam.  The Queen thing is a nice compliment but I’m really excited to see Adam perform his new songs live.

  • HotHotHot

    @idolsnow: ADAM LAMBERT’s “Better Than I Know Myself” enters the Canadian Hot 100 at #56.

  • CindyM

    I think it’s cool that Adam acknowledges that he, like most people, can have a dark side.  What I love about him is his honesty in that regard.  So many people give off such a fake facade and pretend to be perfect and behind closed doors probably aren’t.  I’ll take real any day.

    I don’t see what steep personal price Adam has paid, he has had relationships with people who remain loyal and speak lovingly of him to this day.  He has his ups and downs like everyone, but generally seems to be a very happy guy.

    I can’t wait for the album, I’d love insight into Adam and his thoughts and feelings and am thrilled that he chooses to share them with those that listen to his album. 

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you, I’m glad he’s willing to share his inner feelings with us through his music. I am thanking the Music Gods that he’s not making a album full of fluff and very forgettable songs . Idols have a tendency to play it safe and really not stretch as artist and their music usually reflects that. I’m really excited about what he’s going to have on this album. It sounds like those who have heard some of the songs, are excited also and have had great things to say about it. 

  • asifclueless

    Last night I went to bed happily with a special message from Adam.
    Now I woke up to the news of Brian May of the possibility of Queen/Adam performances.
    Please … the phone … keeps on ringing.
    Yes, Brian!!! I would like to see that package, too.

    I’m EXCITED!!!

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    I can’t wait for 2012 to hurry up and get here. I love Adam with flaws and all. He’s someone I can relate to in RL. NO BS or pretending from him.

  • Emmy

    GIVE IT TO ME NOW Adam Lambert (because I can’t bear waiting till March).  Love that quote from Brian May, too.  I think more exciting times are ahead for Adam fans.

  • Tess

    Life is so very complicated and people tend to make it more so.  Adam and his fandom remind me so much of the oft told tale of the high school goody goody cheerleader who sets their sights on the bad boy biker dude because she wants the excitement he brings in her life.  But…once she has him she spends all her time and energy trying to change him and make him into the docile half-nit that she was running away from to begin with.

    I think I’ll just accept Adam for who he is, emotional warts and all.  I just feel that you need to like someone for who he/she basically is without measuring them based on my own biases and morality issues…that kind of judgment says more about me as the judger than it does the judgee.  My two favorite idols are polar fields apart but I think I like them for that exact reason…they bring something interesting to my life and let me in into worlds I don’t really know….its like having a crush on Richie and Fonzie all at the same time.

  • Anonymous

    I must admit I worry about Adam sometimes–not that I’m judging him but I don’t want him to screw up his career. That said, I find people with a dark side so much more fascinating–as long as I can follow them from a distance!  Excited to hear how he expresses that side in his music.
     
    Actually I think it’s the way he combines a dark side and a strong light side that makes him so interesting.

  • Anonymous

    Good Morning/Afternoon Everyone,

    Thank God we are back to positivity! No way would I have posted when all the negative hoopla stuff was happening.

    Great Video! In his words ‘Lift the veil and let you in a ‘LITTLE’ further ……. tick’

    The dark and light of human being is intriguing in a psychological way. Most  great artist, musician and actors and more mix it up to great effect. Some of my favourites such as Prince, David Bowie, MJ, Billie Holiday, etc did this. So Adam is in great company. And I am not comparing them musically as he is no way in their league yet!! 

    I think that Adam is only going to lift the veil so far on what he wants us to know. He will choose carefully as he knows some fans take it too far. He is tease. We won’t know all of him. Next album might explore the merging of  dark and light and more.

    As human beings we are facinating in how we reveal ‘ourselves’ to the world in many different ways. We are multifaceted in our behaviour and existence. I am a great admirer of this human capacity. Adam tells me he is not afraid to be himself which ‘normal’ world might view as weird, controversial or shocking!

    Ride on! The new Album should be his best if the new single is anything to go by. Its clever how he has introduced himself with the phrase ‘Better than I know myself’. Whether this was a deliberate move, my God it is now reality! Nobody can accuse Adam about being fake-that word does not exsit in his vocabulary.

    OK I have said enough for today.  I am so excited about Trespassing into Adam’s world with a nonjudgemental view of his world. The world is ready for someone like Adam whether we like him or not. Food for thought; Adam must balance his life healthily the best he can to have a long career.

    Bring it on!

    Regards

    B-Babie  

  • Anonymous

    “Olympics 2012 here he comes..;) lol”Oh shoot!! Let it be true!!!! :D

  • Anonymous

    Just want to let you all know that before BTIKM is officially added to their playlist, Cincinnati’s Q102 (WKRQ) PD is gonna play BTIKM every Sunday morning starting at 10AM EST. The program is called “The Next Big Thing.” Please tune in if you are interested. I know I will. :D http://www.wkrq.com/listen.php

  • Anonymous

    This is really great to see some radio stations jumping on the BTIKM train from the beginning. I feel this song is going to be a bigger hit than WWFM.

  • TLKC

    Shhhhh! don’t say that too loudly or they’ll charge us even more. LOL

  • cwm

    I’m so ready. Bring it on Adam!

    One of the things I love so much about Adam is that he is full of contradictions and complexities, and that is part of what makes him so fascinating to me as an artist and as a human being. I accept all of him – the light and the dark – and I’m grateful that he has decided to lift the veil a little bit and let us see in a little further. To me, Adam is an artist in the truest sense of the word. As such, he uses his art to explore and express his own heart and soul, and in the process, tap into and express the range of human experience and emotion.

    Combine that honest self-exploration and self-expression with his amazing sense of musicality and his phenomenal voice, and yeah, I think I’m going to be “into it”!

    Like others here, I can’t wait for the live performances of BTIKM to start. OMG he is going to slay that song live.

  • Anonymous

    LOL! I think that secret is already out. 

  • Anonymous

    Adam’s also extremely smart – his ability to pick up signals from another person and respond to them aptly and charmingly is a true gift – one that has been of great benefit to him.  His mind moves lightning fast.

  • cwm

    Yes, I totally agree. That’s another thing I find so fascinating about him.

  • Anonymous

    omg Adam, don’t encourage us! LOL A lot of us already think of your private life as our playground, did you consider the consequences? ;)

    Love that man with all his sides lol. Bring it bb.

  • Anonymous

    lol I think its funny that Adam thinks he has a dark side. Personally what he considers a dark side I consider a normal well balanced personality.  Just because someone isn’t a Pollyanna doesn’t make them a dark person.  Makes them human and grounded.  But haha ok Adam you have a dark side *pats head*

  • cwm

    Hahaha smeggs you crack me up! So true. :-)

  • Moria Polonius

    That’s what he wants us to think. Didn’t you notice that evil glint in his eyes and the nose scratch? He’s doing it all in an attempt for the world domination and once he achieves it, he’ll go death metal on our asses. But he cares about his fans so he wants them to be prepared. Hence the careful mention of the dark side. Unless he won’t achieve the world domination, in which case he’ll go all emo rock and it’ll still be the dark side.

  • ronnie

    Unfortunately, I am disappointed with the single.  I hope the rest of the album is better.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamsArmyGirl Linda Vastardis

    I don’t want anything to take away from Adam’s solo career and his new album and the forthcoming tour that will eventually happen.

    BUT …. if Adam & Queen can do a mini-tour or some other mega-performance together …

    all I can think of right now to say is:

    “DON’T STOP ME NOW!!”

    Dear Lord, I would just KILL to see this happen.  They are a match made in musical heaven and Freddie must be howling his approval emphatically.

    The 2012 Olympics?  BRING. IT. ON.  But then they need to come to the States and do it up here too!

    Talk about a “Dream Team!”

  • Moria Polonius

    Oh, a twitter party happened! All about Neil, though. Adam values his brother’s musical opinions since Neil is musically well-versed, and apparently Neil loves the new album. (lol, why doesn’t that surprise me.) Which reminds me Neil accusing his and Adam’s father of being the father who brought up his children on a diet of great classic music and no current stuff in that Onion article.

  • Anonymous

    I’m thanking God he isn’t the Pollyanna type, who are predictable and a tad boring. I personally don’t think of Adam as a dark person, but I think he is like everyone else, he has a dark side. It’s good to explore that side as a artist and a person, because it makes their art more well rounded and as a person, more self-aware of flaws and strength. 

  • Anonymous

    lol I don’t want Adam to sing death metal, not because I don’t like but I do like some.  But because that type of singing will wreck his voice

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

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Smeggs, I am now permanently deaf after listening to that “music”. 

  • Anonymous

    haha well at least it makes Britney listenable

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ye9vdrZTAo

  • Anonymous

    I never thought I would say this, but I have a new respect for Britney Spears.(Let me rephrase that, I have respect for Britney Spears now)

  • Anonymous

    lol I can’t stand her baby talk “singing”

  • sdmama

    Whatever that is, there better be enough tickets to go around.  I predict another server crash…

  • gferna

    BTIKM is a good song, I like it, but, frankly, to know that also “OUTLAWS OF LOVE” made the cut for “TRESSPASING”, hmmmm…  I preordered deluxe, maybe I can find another CLYG…
    I hope he gets to the 1 million mark US sales…

  • Moria Polonius

    Some useless trivia: in my country a death metal singer is a judge on our version of The Voice. The thing is a smash.

  • asifclueless

    mindchnger mindchnger

    RT upinthenorth: adamlambert ‘s BTIKM is #8 on Billboards “Biggest Jump” chart billboard.com/#/charts/hot-1…
     Favorite Retweet Reply

    http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/hot-100?order=gainer

  • Anonymous

    your country rocks :)

  • Anonymous

    Please meet Adam’s new band members:

    adamlambertAdam Lambert
    ladies and gents: for those of you who don’t know, please meet
    @ashleydzerigian – my new badass diva on bass.

    adamlambertAdam Lambert
    And mr @TommyJoeRatliff is feat as lead guitar now. He understands my
    musical vision, plays so tastefully and as an ensemble! Go team!

    adamlambertAdam Lambert
    And the incomparable @isaacthecarp on drums!! So in the pocket!!! And the
    biggest heart…

    adamlambertAdam Lambert
    And @UhHuhHerMusic’s Cam on keys!! A true artist and musician… And a sexy
    spirit!! Luv ya Cam!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    “adamlambertAdam LambertAnd mr @TommyJoeRatliff is feat as lead guitar now. He understands mymusical vision, plays so tastefully and as an ensemble! Go team!”
    ***
    Love the wording of this one!

  • Anonymous

    Is it wrong I read it as a subtle dig at the person who held that position previously? ;)

    I’m really excited about the new era and I hope Cam takes over as musical director. His tweet about her being a true artist and musician think he was implying that she might. She’s the only one really qualified. Plus, she might have a song on his album. That’d be really cool. 

    Btw for anyone who missed it, during Adam’s “All About Neil” twitter party, “Does Neil” managed to trend #1 worldwide for a good while: http://i42.tinypic.com/33mr1ih.jpg

  • Moria Polonius

    “Does Neil” managed to trend #1 worldwide for a good while

    Lol, that’s too funny. Poor Neil.

  • Anonymous

    Is it wrong I read it as a subtle dig at the person who held that position previously? ;)

    LOL no it totally is.
    Understands my musical vision=I DON”T DO ROCK MUSIC FROM 6 Years ago
    As an ensemble=I am a solo artist you didn’t create my career
    not sure about the plays tastefully but my guess is to those who railed against Tommy on guitar saying he can’t play

  • Anonymous

    I thought tastefully was a nice way of getting around talking about his skill. Lol. I could go on to discuss his fingerwork, but I don’t really care at this point b/c Adam introducing them means performances are coming up! Adam singing is what I’ll be focused on.

    That’s why backing band members are in the back, after all ;)

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t care if Adam had a bunch of trained monkeys backing him up, all I want to is to see him out front singing his ass off. 

  • Anonymous

    Lol. I wouldn’t go that far unless those trained monkeys know how to push a backing track button at the right moment. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey I watched Planet of the Apes, it’s possible.

  • Anonymous

    It will be interesting to see Tommy step into lead guitar.  That’s his natural position, but he switched to bass to be in the band.  

    I’ll be honest, though.  I thought Monte did a great job supporting Adam musically through their performances, especially the acoustic ones.  I’ll be sad not to see him up there.  

    But, regardless of whatever is going on between Adam and Monte personally, Madonna is gearing up to tour and Monte would most likely have left to do that gig anyway.  

    What I’m wondering is if Tommy will take over the musical director position, or whether it will be someone with more experience, like Cam?

  • Anonymous

    god I hope Tommy isn’t the “musical director”.  I think Cam would do a great job. Or maybe just forgo an official person. LOL or even Issac over Tommy

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t see how Tommy could be. He doesn’t actually have much experience and did little on his off-time since tour. Even the new girl seems to have a larger resume. 

    I’d assume Cam would take over as she’s the only legitimate artist on her own. 

  • Anonymous

    I thought Tommy was busy playing with another band in his off-time?  They even made a video.  I think people are underestimating Tommy because he’s timid but I’ll bet he’s more talented than we know.

  • Anonymous

    He played a few gigs with Monte and a friend, and was in a video with that Steve Cooke guy who was a part of the BFM fiasco, but other than that, he’s not done much (in comparison, Issac toured with his old band and Cam worked on her own music with her regular band). 

    Also, it doesn’t have anything to do with him being timid (he’s certainly not on his twitter), but with what I’ve (and others) seen of his playing. His shoddy fingerwork alone is a point of worry, imo. He’s average at best, and honestly that’s generous.

    But again, as long as he’s decent (and I can’t see how he wouldn’t be with lots of practice), I won’t care that much since my focus will be on the solo artist.

  • asifclueless

    Glad ….. that the new band members are introduced.

    Excited…that now they must be practicing the new songs for  promos and eventually tours.

    Hope …. that Sauli is on tour with Adam so they both won’t be lonely.

    After each performance, when the lights turned off, all the adoration fans gone, Adam’s adrenalin is still high, he needs somebody there to congratulate and celebrate with. No fun to go to the empty room on the tour bus or go to bars in every town. I know that he has band members with him. But they are together all the time on the tour. It’s different to have a loved one there with him.

    Happy … it they create a job for Sauli. May be a costume changer?!? Sauli can do his regular blog on the tour too.

  • http://twitter.com/funbunn40 sharon bunn

    I don’t view Adam as having any more of a dark side than the average, well balanced person. He’s human, passionate and I’m sure gets depressed and angry like we all do. He seems to have incredible patience and class under pressure and when rude, thoughtless people invade his personal space and presume to know what he thinks, should do, and ignorantly judge him. Adam has many loyal, long standing friends that obviously respect and love him, which is a pretty credible endorsement. I think Adam is hardest on himself. Even the word “obnoxious in BTIM I find hard to imagine. I view him as creative, complex, generous, compassionate and kind, a pretty nice, better than average man with a beautiful, loving spirit.

  • asifclueless

    sharon bunn …. great post!!!  Love it!!!

    That’s what my thoughts about Adam. You’ve said it eloquently!!!

  • asifclueless

    Gotta love Neil !!!

    adamlambert Adam Lambert
    And the incomparable @isaacthecarp on drums!! So in the pocket!!! And the biggest heart…
    in reply to ?

    negativeneil Neil Lambert
    @adamlambert and, of course, Neil Lambert on cowbell.

    negativeneil Neil Lambert
    @adamlambert I really spice up the slow ballads.

  • Anonymous

    Ditto …… or perhaps it should be someone who is not even part of the band……..just please, not Tommy.  I think he’s going to have enough to handle being lead guitar.  I hope Adam just isn’t going with his heart on this one in letting another friend have the job.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not worried about Tommy taking over as lead guitar, because he never would have been called to a audition if he wasn’t a good guitarist. He auditioned for the lead guitar spot was told later that it was taken and could he come back and audition for the bass guitar spot. I remember when LP left and some people were thinking they couldn’t find someone as good as he was. Isaac turned out to be really good, but just a different type of drummer. 

  • Tess

    I think Adam is perfectly capable of being his own music director and really doesn’t need to be hand held to come up with some innovative ways to perform his material.  Monte was good at what he did…but considering his solo career hasn’t taken off I don’t think the man is the cat’s meow myself and I really think most of the “takes” on the music Adam presented over the last two years came from him and were not a result of what his band could do.

    Adam is a “solo” singer…his band is accompaniment, not a focus of his act.  And Adam doesn’t even need an acoustic guitarist….he could sing acapella and it would be stimulating. 

  • Anonymous

    I totally disagree, Adam don’t need to be his own music director. Having your own music director takes a lot of responsibility off his shoulders and keep him from wasting a lot of time managing the band when he should be doing other things that solo artist have to take care of. He’s going to be doing a lot of interviews, photo shoots and various other things that someone at his level will have to do. I’m sure he wants someone to have his back on stage and guide the band and all he has to do is sing, while knowing the band is kept in sync with him. 

    Of course he needs an acoustic guitar and Tommy or the new girl could easily do it. Why sing acapella when you got two good guitarist in your band to accompany you. This is not Adam’s first tour and he learned from the first one what worked and what didn’t. Monte and him doing the acoustic thing was a highlight, why not continue that and maybe add Isaac on drums. 

  • Tess

    Never said this is what Adam “should do” only what he is capable of doing…big diff.  Adam, smart man musically that he appears to be (didn’t he executive produce his album) will come up with the best solution that works for him.  I don’t think his “sound” will take any kind of “hit” without having Monte around….and we really don’t know, at this point, who is capable of what, both musically and with a hand at directing, within his chosen band.  Some of his mates will probably surprise us with their capabilities.

  • Anonymous

    I entirely agree with your post that Adam could serve as his own musical director.  If he does choose to pass that title along to a bandmate, though, I really don’t think it matters which one he selects other than that it should be someone with whom he is very comfortable and trusts to follow through on his directives.  His last tour was created according to his own vision, and I’m sure that as musical director Monte was in charge of seeing that various aspects of that vision were carried out.  It’s not as if Adam would allow anything to occur, either musically or set-wise, that he didn’t personally approve, IMO.

  • Anonymous

    I think Tommy will be fine on guitar.  If the dude can learn to play bass in a short amount of time he obviously has enough skills.  Will he be the next Hendrix lol no but if he couldn’t play the songs he wouldn’t be playing.  Adam isn’t stupid about his career.  He wouldn’t let someone play the guitar for him who sucks.  It is his career on the line.

  • starhart

    Re Tommy’s skills (or lack):
    In college, I roomed with a group of older people. One man decided to become a guitarist–picked it up at 24.  It was the WORST music on the planet.  Bad fingering, no rhythm, missed notes, missed chords…bad, bad the worst.
    1 year later, he was an amazing guitarist.  He practiced for 3-6 hours daily. 
    I would never have believed it was possible for him to even play a song, much less be in a good band.
    Practice does make perfect.

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree, you don’t get invited to audition for a artist at a major label if they didn’t think you were a skillful musician. Your right, he’s not Hendrix, but he’s certainly not some slacker playing at the local bar on the weekend for drinks. 

  • Anonymous

    I think he’ll be “fine” as well, though I do appreciate when better than average is something people strive for. Though, learning bass after having knowledge of guitar is not hard, and he wasn’t exactly stellar at that either (he lost rhythm a good deal when “distracted,” Lol). Adam is a really loyal guy, he hired friends and friend of friends as dancers, after all, and you need only look to Taylor to see how much skill is really needed. 

    Tommy seems nice, I like his look, and he seems extremely loyal to Adam, so I hope I’m proved wrong. As long as Adam’s singing, the band won’t matter. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if Tommy is an average guitar player or not, but he certainly adds something to the show because a lot of fans enjoy his on-stage antics with Adam.  It’s no secret that some women enjoy some man-on-man action just as much as men enjoy women-on-women action.  There were certainly lots of screams whenever they would kiss or whatever.  Adam seems to like having someone to play with on stage and Tommy is perfect for that so it’s all good.

  • Moria Polonius

    but he certainly adds something to the show because a lot of fans enjoy his on-stage antics with Adam. It’s no secret that some women enjoy some man-on-man action just as much as men enjoy women-on-women action.

    No doubt, but as much as I enjoyed the fanservice, I think it’s a thing of the past era, like glam. Stage gay with Tommy doesn’t really fit the “personal and real” motto. And it turned out to be a bit problematic to shake off after the tour.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if Tommy is an average guitar player or not, but he certainly adds something to the show because a lot of fans enjoy his on-stage antics with Adam. 

    Lol. Well Adam did say he hired Tommy for his look (rather than anything else). Though don’t get me wrong, I like Tommy, but that wasn’t something he added. Replace him with any cute guy and you’ll get screams, as the male tongue diving instances can attest. It was b/c it was Adam doing the action that got people excited. 

    I don’t know if there’ll be any such action this next era, I’ll enjoy it if it happens but won’t miss it if it’s gone. Like I keep saying, I’m only there for one person. 

  • ronnie

    I love Tommy and am glad he is still on board with him, I think he adds presence and flair to the project, he has a definite watchability.

  • Anonymous

    I hope it’s a thing of the past.  It proved to be a distraction for Adam at times.  I’m there for the music, not the tongue diving (especially with someone who is straight).  I wouldn’t miss Tommy if he was gone.  I have never understood the attraction.  I just hope he is decent lead guitar and Adam just isn’t giving him the position out of loyalty.

  • Moria Polonius

    I’m there for the music, not the tongue diving (especially with someone who is straight).

    Adam’s a performer too. Stage antics made the show plenty of fun, I liked it. And really… what does it matter if Adam’s onstage kissing partner’s is gay or straight? Adam liked that bit of stage gay, Tommy liked that bit of stage gay, audience (mostly?) liked that bit of stage gay, and a stage gay kiss looks the same whether it’s between actually gay men or not. 

    I wouldn’t miss Tommy if he was gone. I have never understood the attraction.

    Well, not many straight men would be ok with the stage gay so that makes Tommy at least an OK guy who doesn’t feel confined by straight expectations… though I do agree that it’s probably the majority of the attraction. JoKo was right that many fans enjoy man-on-man action. And his hair looked pretty in blue light, that was the major thing I personally noticed about Tommy when Adam went to change costumes, lol.

  • Anonymous

    It made the show fun for some……..obviously I wasn’t one of them.  I won’t miss them if they’re gone.  I’m there for Adam and his music, not to watch him making out with someone on stage.  I honestly found it somewhat hypocritical to make out with a straight man while Adam is so openly gay. 

  • Moria Polonius

    I honestly found it somewhat hypocritical to make out with a straight man while Adam is so openly gay.

    Sorry, I just don’t get what’s the difference. It’s not like it would have been any less or more of fanservice if he had been kissing Terrance who is gay. (Well, it would have been hotter since Terrance is hotter, so.) Maybe it would have made more of a statement if there had been two actually gay men kissing on stage, but that would have required Adam to actually think about it beforehand and hire a gay man for the purpose of kissing instead of going with a flow with a band member who’s given him a green light.

    Adam was the centerpiece of the show, he’s the gay star and he’s making out with a guy. What’s hypocrytical about it? Now, people might start wondering about Tommy’s straightness (and way too many did) but how does kissing a guy, even a straight one, take away from Adam being openly gay.

  • Anonymous

    Well – all I can say is this – I wanna see his dark side – I wanna see his light side – and I wanna see any other side he’s got lying around.

  • asifclueless

    I’m happy with the new band members. It’s Adam’s decision. It’s his music and his career. I can’t wait to enjoy it. When is his first promo tour?

    Love Cam and she can be his musical director.
    She has her own band, has lots of experiences, and can sing.

    What we need more is cowbell.
    We don’t have enough cowbells.
    We need more cowbells.

    Do you guys remember SNL Skit with Christopher Walken and Will Farrell?

    Hilarious!!!

  • asifclueless

    Well … I’ve gotta go get ready for NYE puurrty and won’t be here until new year … ha..ha..

    Dear ALL,

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 !!!!!!

    MAY YOUR NEW YEAR AND ALWAYS FILLED WITH
    HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH, PEACE, AND PROSPERITY!!!!!

    BEST WISHES !!!

  • Anonymous

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I hope everyone has an amazing 2012 and hopefully a year full of happiness and good health. May all of us also continue this amazing rollercoaster ride as a fan of this wonderfull man and phenomenal artist. Can’t wait to see what this new year brings for us all!

  • Tera2

    Yeah Adam has a dark side apparently.   One day he may do worse than fighting in public and ending up in jail.  I like how he had less make-up on in this video – it showed how handsome he is (like when they first showed him in that behind the scene interview in top 12 idol as he walked on street of his house.)  He was starting to look too Liberace lately with too much make up that takes way from his looks sometimes.  Anyway, I like his new song “Better than I know myself”.  I like Claude Kelly’s original demo too.  I like melodic pop-soul mainstream music like that.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Liberace, I didn’t see that one coming.

  • Anonymous

    Always late with my comments, its because I always have to change my password vis email to log in which is a pain. Anyways, just wanted to say, that you have said exactly what I wanted to say but you say it so much better. So looking forward to all the january promotions……which is in exactly 2 minutes.. Happy New Year to everyone

  • asifclueless

    How sweet and romantic!!!!
    Adam’s tweets

    adamlambert Adam Lambert

    Enjoying the last sunset of the year w my love @saulikoskinen1 ! 2012 is gonna be nuts!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow, that is sweet he’s spending the end of this year and the beginning of a new year with the man he loves. Can’t wait to see how crazy 2012 Adam Lambert will make it for his fans.

  • asifclueless

    A genius, gorgeous, fantastic, and fun game “ADAM LAMBERT ROCK’N ROLLER COASTER” by Al vanman .
    Well Done with beautiful photo of Adam.  Enjoy !!!

    http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb351/vanman273/AL%20Stuff/RollerCoaster.jpg

  • asifclueless

    A genius, gorgeous, fantastic, and fun game “ADAM LAMBERT ROCK’N ROLLER COASTER” by Al vanman .
    Well Done with beautiful photo of Adam.  Enjoy !!!

    http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb351/vanman273/AL%20Stuff/RollerCoaster.jpg

  • asifclueless

    Sorry … for the double posts. My laptop is strange today, better get a break.

  • asifclueless

    This is beautiful and touching.

    Better Than I Know Myself – Adam Lambert – Sign Language Music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHQS8RuN5o8&feature=player_embedded