Adam Lambert Attends Boy George Single Launch Party – PHOTOS

Adam Lambert arrived in London yesterday (March 19) to begin a radio tour of the UK.  On Friday night he partied with Samantha and Mark Ronson.  Tonight, he and  Boy George glammed it up for the cameras at Boy George’s new single launch party at the Merah Club in London.

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'Miranda Sings' at CAST PARTY

After the epic meeting, Boy had some lovely things to say about Adam via twitter:

http://twitpic.com/19x9na – With Adam at my party at some dreadful nightclub which pales into significance against meeting Mr Lambert!

@adamlambert Hope to see you again before you leave! Enjoy our lovely land and knock em dead!

Aw. Boy George’s new single is called “Amazing Grace” and it’s out in the UK on March 22.

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314 Comments

  1. Is this the same Boy George who was convicted of chaining a man up in his apartment against his will?

  2. MJ
    Thanks for posting these pic’s, I couldn’t see them on getty.

  3. Is this the same Boy George who was convicted of chaining a man up in his apartment against his will?

    Yes, same Boy Georoge. He’s had a lot of problems with drugs as well. Hopefully he is back on track. You probably know this already, but in case your a young one, his band culture club was pretty big in the 1980s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEhXcEpajN0

  4. George has made mistakes in his life and he’s cleaned up. He is a legend, always will be.

    @theboygeorge Adam lambert is lovely, we met tonite. He’s a beauty!

    And very normal in the best possible sense. Merha Club was shite. Adam was the highlight!

    @adamlambert @theboygeorge I’m honored to meet u tonight! U are one of the original glam gods! Such a treat! on top of your royalty u were so sweet.:)

    Burlesque dancer Polly Rae and DJ and Fashion Model Lady Lloyd took Adam to the launch:

    @TheMissPollyRae @adamlambert is gorge what a sweet guy @theboygeorge single launch party xxx

    @TheLadyLloyd Took @adamlambert to meet @theboygeorge tonight at his launch! Adam looked so stunning what a beautiful boy!

  5. Ah yes Boy George. :) I used to have a crush on him when I was a kid. That was the time he was singing Karma Chameleon in the 80’s. :)

  6. Boy George? Really? If I were Adam I wouldn’t be publicizing this one. Not that he looks all that happy to be there in the pictures.

  7. Apparently the wait staff was very rude to his guests…he wasn’t pleased
    Lol I love culture club as a kid, not much of a BG fan but Adam was excited to meet him so good for Adam.

    Lol just read something where BG was saying he has to have sturdy shoes cuz he is so tall. Well standing next to Adam he looks about 5’8″ lol

  8. @lizland Are some of y’all for real? It’s Boy George! Gaga met him and asked him to sign her Vag, it’s Boy freaking George lol.
    They’re following each other on Twitter. If it weren’t for people LIKE him who paved the way, people like Adam and Gaga wouldn’t be doing what they’re doing now.

  9. Boy George has been a mess in his personal life, BUT he did and still does know how to use the makeup that’s for sure. Maybe Adam got some eye makeup tricks, lol. Way back when, I always thought Boy George was sorta “pretty” in all that makeup, especially the way he’d do his eyes.

  10. Boy George was an 80’s phenom. If I even think about one of his old tunes I can’t get them out of my head. That was back when MTV was new and didn’t have to resort to a bunch of low class reality shows to stay on the air. Music videos ruled! That was the good part, the bad part was that George was closeted. I’m sure some of his problems had something to do with living a double life.

    Adam looks cute in his hat and other finery. I don’t always like his “fashion creations” but this one I like. Not that Adam dresses for my stamp of approval. :)

  11. The first time I ever saw Adam all glammed up, I thought oh my god, he reminds me sooo much of Boy George!! I used to love Boy George and still do so to see a pic of him and Adam together…LOVE IT!! They both have the sexiest eyes any man could ever have.

  12. Boy George has had his issues but he always had an AMAZING voice. Helluva singer. He also has the most gorgeous eyes, especially when made up. He and George Michael have/had their problems but for pure talent? Can’t be denied. Adam should hope to be as successful in his time in the spotlight as George was. As to the rest, he should take heed and see what getting wrapped up in the glitz can do to a performer. Just say no, Adam. He already looks like he’s either totally exhausted from the promo tour or he’s over indulging a bit; looking a bit bloated and dessicated. Not good. Bloat does not do a body good.

    I’m not a fan of over the top done cheesily, but I figure a performer needs to be happy; just don’t let the LIFE live you, ya know?

    Other than that, with his innate talent, Adam could go far…it’s just such a tough business, and takes such a toll. He seems to have a strong support base, so he’s already ahead of others. Time will tell, I guess.

  13. Oh my hell!!!
    Adam looks GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE his outfit! And those baggy pants are a surprise (don’t think we’ve ever seen him in this style, right?) and way cool! Very chic (or chique)…

  14. Adam is the best. I can`t help myself but think that this is a time machine voyage. Adam, please, copy the good part of BG and Culture Club. Great, great songs in the early 80’s. When I first saw BG when I was a kid, I was …..
    Adam is more manly than Boy, thats for sure.
    Please, let your hair grow and change your look a bit. And watch your weight!

  15. He already looks like he’s either totally exhausted from the promo tour or he’s over indulging a bit; looking a bit bloated and dessicated. Not good. Bloat does not do a body good.

    Wow, I don’t see bloated at all … I think he looks trim and gorgeous, as always … 8-)

  16. Yeah mr I was thinking the same about the pants. And during the party I guess he mentioned a few times how jet lagged he was. Remember he was in singapore and then Japane for almost 2 weeks that a 12hr time diff and he has only been in the UK for 1 day. To him time is way off, I say he looks fabulous even without considering how frikking tired he must be…poor thing. At least he has 1 more day off before it all starts over again.

  17. boy george is creepy…..Adam please be a little more picky!!!!

    What do you mean? It’s not like their dating, it’s a single release party.

    I know I’ve seen Adam in that striped shirt before, pre-idol. Gonna have to dig that up, for comparison purposes, of course.

  18. Yeah mr I was thinking the same about the pants. And during the party I guess he mentioned a few times how jet lagged he was. Remember he was in singapore and then Japane for almost 2 weeks that a 12hr time diff and he has only been in the UK for 1 day. To him time is way off, I say he looks fabulous even without considering how frikking tired he must be…poor thing. At least he has 1 more day off before it all starts over again.

    Can I ask how you know what happened at the party? The things Adam said and how BG was upset by the wait staff?

    I would rather Adam run quickly from any further association with Boy George. BG is just freakish to me and I don’t get a good feeling about him.

  19. Oh for Pete’s sake, it’s just a party! Adam has some of his Indio feathers on :) Cute :)

  20. I’m glad Adam hung out with Mark Ronson, he’s produced a lot of wonderful records. :)

    I only know Boy George as an 80s icon, and I think he had a poorly received musical on Broadway several years ago. Apparently I’ve missed out on some interesting gossip, lol.

  21. I loved Culture Club!! Karma, karma, karma, karma, karmachameleon…you come and go, you come and gooooo. :-)

    I needed this! Had a great day visiting my daughter at UCONN but saw a really bad accident this morning. I’m sure some people died. Shook me up for most of the day. I really needed this tonight!

  22. Hi All? My two cents:
    All sorts of AWESOME!
    Bloated – Not seeing it
    Looking VERY trim & tall
    Jacket from Singapore designer, necklace made by Singapore fan…win, win
    Tired – who wouldn’t be?
    He is doing what he needs to be doing, NETWORKING!
    Only my opinion, he knows how to dress for the occasion, picture perfect.

  23. his band culture club was pretty big in the 1980s

    22 million albums sold worldwide

    10 top40 singles in the US

    They did great, it is amazing because of his past that BG doesn’t really have any money anymore.

  24. I think Adam looks absolutely gorgeous. When I first opened this page and saw the picture at the top, I literally startled and involuntarily drew in a deep audible breath because I was so struck (in a very good way!) by his look. Perfect face, makeup, rhinestone tear, hair, hat, clothes, accessories– wow, that boy knows how to dress up! I love it.

  25. The tux and fedora were totally awesome but he had too much else going on with accessories to be able to appreciate it. Wish he’d left the feathers at Indio.

  26. I love it when he gets to meet all his legends and they always end up befriending him. They mentor him in the nicest way.

  27. Yeah he did have alot of accessories going on and his pants looked too BIG for once.

    He is doing what he needs to be doing, NETWORKING!

    Couldn’t agree with you more!

  28. Clearone
    I am at work I live vicariouly through twitter. If I was at home I would post the tweets. Most of that info is from @theboygeorge @TheMissPollyRae

    sr4mjc you need to find that pic cuz I am loving that shirt it looks awesome w/out the jacket..though I do like the jacket as well

  29. Clearone
    I am at work I live vicariouly through twitter. If I was at home I would post the tweets. Most of that info is from @theboygeorge @TheMissPollyRae

    Thank you for answering! I don’t do Twitter myself so I wouldn’t have any clue!

  30. Someone posted jacket designer was from Japan, not Singapore, thank you for correcting me, my bad.:)
    He does a great job of acknowledging people, and I suspect it will pay off, good karma is always returned.

  31. Adam’s look is very stylish. Maybe a bit too much bronzer, but maybe the lighting was a bit harsh. He’s probably got a rhinestone or two near his eyes.

    Boy George’s musical was called Taboo. Rosie O’Donnell ended up producing it. I went along just out of curiosity when a friend was reviewing it, and have to say, it was an enjoyable evening. The book of the musical wasn’t very good, but they had strong performers. Euan Morton was eerie as Boy George, looked like him, and more importantly, sang like him. Raul Esparanza was another lead character. And Boy George himself starred in it as Leigh Bowery. The outfits. Gaga had NOTHING on Leigh Bowery, who I didn’t know about before seeing the musical. In any case, the songs were gorgeous, not only the Culture Club hits, but the new songs BG wrote for it. This ballad especially, A Stranger in this World. Here’s Euan Morton singing it on the Today Show, in character:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEg_Uk2dTwM&feature=PlayList&p=2BE94F61DBA7BCA1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=13

  32. Had a great day visiting my daughter at UCONN but saw a really bad accident this morning. I’m sure some people died.

    Did you see MJs more article?
    “A truck driver carrying staging equipment for Carrie Underwood’s concert at Foxwoods Casino, in Connecticut tonight, plunged off Interstate 95 northbound near exit 91, and burst into flames. The driver was killed in the fire..”

  33. Tiger92
    Woot thanks and now that I saw that pick I think I need to go inflate my water wings again.

    Clearone your welcome I try not to spread rumors (lol though twitter is questionable) if I was home I would have backed my first statement with those tweets. I only mentioned it cuz @TheMissPollyRae was one of the people that brought Adam with them to the party or that BG himself said on twitter. :)

    Lol I love that sometimes Adam has accessories or excessories hehehe

  34. I really liked Taboo the musical … I saw it a few times in London as one of my friends was in the cast .. as happycat has said the music is great … some of the new songs are reallyy beautiful .. I love Stranger in this World .. and also this one “Out of Fashion”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDNzXhf1XO0&feature=related

    And it’s true .. some of the characters from London’s “New Romantic” scene in the 80’s would make Lady Gaga look tame .. I used to havr a mega crush on Steve Strange .. lol

  35. YAY – I just came home and knew there would be some Adam news. Got MJs tweets earlier.
    I recently saw an episode of Friday Night’s with Jonathan Ross, where he had Boy George on. Boy George looked healthy and sounded good, he talked about his drugs and his prison stay. He said he was all sober now blah blah. I think he was believable.
    NOW Adam looks great, love his outfit, the shirt, the hat, the feathers everything.

  36. Oh man he loooks HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The peacock feathers and all thos accouterments look amazing on him!

  37. Lazyc0w
    I can’t get over the vest and THAT SHIRT…I can’t believe how much I flove that shirt. It could be cuz of the way it looks on my itty bitty phone it gives him nice arms hehehe

  38. What a ridiculous looking hat…lol

    But at least Boy George can pull it off.

  39. I don’t like all of his looks (Elvis is a no no), but I love this one.

  40. I LOVE it when he combines glam with high fashion and hippy. That’s just totally and originally Adam. While the 80’s were all about fashion and materialism, the late 60s and early seventies were about freedom and love and peace. Adam, through even his fashion choices, gives me the feeling of someone who both likes the material glitzy world, but also believes in love and freedom…

    I just love this man.

  41. Meeting Sir Elton John would be an honor, but meeting Boy George is far from it. Adam maybe ought to stick to his music image and not his gay image. He complains but it is all entirely his own fault.

  42. martha:
    03/21/2010 at 3:59 am
    Meeting Sir Elton John would be an honor, but meeting Boy George is far from it. Adam maybe ought to stick to his music image and not his gay image. He complains but it is all entirely his own fault

    I don’t know, last I heard, Elton John was also gay… so I kinda got lost on your reasoning there, just sayin’…

  43. yep, mr, Elton John is gay, but maybe because he was knighted by the Queen (sic) it raised his sexual status, lol

  44. Martha, not sure what you mean by not sticking to his gay image. Adam has never hidden the fact that he admires glam 80 singers. He has also said that likes all types of people and wouldn’t hang out with someone just because they are gay. If he wanted to meet Boy George and got to, good for him. Thought he looked dressed for the part. I’m glad everyone who has met him so far seems to have fallen under the spell.

    I am quite ready to have him start his rounds of radio interviews. It is sad how much I miss having him be part of my daily routine. Need to get a life!

  45. as for Adam’s shirt you guys know his wardrobe better than he does, most probably lol :D
    good work tiger :)

  46. agathe.hb:
    03/21/2010 at 4:36 am
    yep, mr, Elton John is gay, but maybe because he was knighted by the Queen (sic) it raised his sexual status, lol

    ROTFLMAO!!!

  47. Adam looks like hades. Sir Elton John is honorable, outstanding singer who happens to be gay. Friggin Boy George is just a creep.Adam is in the UK suppossedly to promote his music-well, he needs to wise up.All he has done so far is not promote his album or his music or his image as a singer. He is just pi***** it away.

  48. well, martha, I am sure that whatever Adam has been doing while promoting his album has been approved by his PR team, so I would not worry about that.

  49. martha:
    03/21/2010 at 5:24 am

    Adam looks like hades. Sir Elton John is honorable, outstanding singer who happens to be gay. Friggin Boy George is just a creep.Adam is in the UK suppossedly to promote his music-well, he needs to wise up.All he has done so far is not promote his album or his music or his image as a singer. He is just pi***** it away.

    In what way hasn’t he promoted his music in the countries he has visited so far? What about all the performances he has done?
    As for the UK, he is just arriving, and the purpose of this trip is a radio station tour..to promote his music and hopefully have it played on radio…

  50. Wow. Just wow.
    He has a full schedule of promotion in a few days, and in the meantime he’s taking the time to go to a music industry launch party… so once again, how is that bad…

    And you still haven’t explained why being seen with Boy George justifies people defining him by his gayness more than meeting any other gay artist.

    Just because you find Boy George to be a creep, doesn’t take away from the fact that he is a SINGER who makes MUSIC, and that Adam obviously has respect for him, and has been influenced by him.

  51. Boy George used to be very famous and influential, yes he did drugs and did some shady stuff, but so did many other artists, Michael Jackson, for example. And Boy George is still respected by his peers, he used to be one of Adam’s icons, when he was growing up – there is nothing wrong with that – to quote Rod Steward – it’s rock and roll…..

  52. I haven’t seen anyone mention the spats. I love the silver spats!
    Maybe people just couldn’t take their eyes off of the gorgeous face, the hat, and the striped shirt to look down that far.

  53. Adam dances to his own drummer…apparently he doesn’t seem to give a damn about what other people think about how he chooses to spend his time and with whom. That says a lot about character and self awareness…and he really seems to be able to be non-judgmental, something that will benefit him in the long run.

    And, if life has taught me anything it should be that people should be honored for their past achievements, forgiven for their repented past transgressions, and accepted for their current demeanor.

    Also, I love that Adam is so comfortable in his own skin that he can let his freak flag fly high and proud…and I think that it is great that he dresses to please himself…wish I had a fraction of the personal gumption that he has.

  54. rs, I have noticed the spats right away :)
    I loooooove his outfit, his belt is beautiful too,

  55. Agata, is there anything not beautiful about this man? If so I haven’t found it yet, not that I am looking. And Tess, I agree with every word you wrote.

  56. well, the only thing I might not like on Adam is that he is trying to cover his freckles with too heavy makeup, but this is such a minor thing…. I should be ashamed of myself lol
    he looks so gorgeous here :)

  57. rs I did notice the spats but count me as being distracted by his shirt LOL

  58. Tess, you worded it beatifully :)
    I totally agree with every word!!!

  59. Besides I don’t think you could swing around a cat without hitting a few gays in the entertainment industry.

    Hey also incase I forgot to. Mention loved his vest and shirt ;)

  60. I know I was at first distracted by his sparkly (and glorious!) blue hair, and Clockwork Orange eyes… then i was distracted by the peacock feather and peace sign necklace (among all the other tons of necklaces), then by his cool baggy pants and shiney belt… then I was distracted a little by Boy George (but not in the same way as by Adam, lol…) and now- hey! Those spats sure are pretty!!!
    I want Adam to dress me up one day…

  61. @Tess:And, if life has taught me anything it should be that people should be honored for their past achievements, forgiven for their repented past transgressions, and accepted for their current demeanor.

    I agree with Tess on this one…we’re all human and people make mistakes. You don’t write them off and, if you did, which of us would still be around. Live and let live, I say. Everyone deserves a second chance.

  62. jpfan:
    03/21/2010 at 8:05 am
    Boy George is a creep.

    And he paid for his creepiness…just like many other transgressors have done. I guess I just don’t understand “guilt by association”. Hell, if I was judged by the “history” of all my associates, friends and loved ones….I would definitely be seing Lucifer sooner than later.

  63. Been on vaycay and just checking in once a day (serious withdrawals I might add) but needed to comment this morning. What an honor for him to be able to meet such a pop icon. Adam looked absolutely delicious in the pleated pants, vest, hat and spats. It’s very strange, but I am obsessed with how he takes care of his clothes and manages to keep them forever. I absolutely love seeing some random piece (like that shirt) pop up. He must have a 1,000 sq ft storage facility somewhere just packed with goodies.

    Good for him……I bet he’s having the time of his life.

  64. Tess, thou speaketh the truth, you wise one!!!! (this is it for my knowledge of “old English” lol)
    Am I wrong or is it the same vest he wore for the fashion show?

  65. It’s not guilt by association, it’s just bad judgment for Adam to associate himself with a creep. I guess if Boy George had assaulted and abused a woman it might not get such a pass. Kind of ironic.

  66. Who noticed the silver nail polish to match his silver spats? He looks very beautiful to my eyes.

  67. Here is my take….It’s just a f***ing party! Are we even sure BG and Adam hung around all night? As someone said I don’t think they are dating. LOL

    I think BG looks great. Thin and kind of hip. Adam of course looks gorgeous. Smeggingnuts, how you found that pic of the striped shirt is beyond me! Adam needed lots of “stuff” to cover the deep V in the shirt…and he certainly did it.

    And I agree with Tess. If guilt by association mattered, man I’d be up s**t creek. Ha Ha

  68. well, jpfan, and Michael Jackson dangled his baby from a balcony, Pee Wee Herman was arrested for lewd acts, so was George Michael, not to mention hundreds of other celebrities who have done tons of stupid and shady things, the list can go forever….. If we were to accept this line of thinking, Adam should probably never leave the house lol

  69. rs:

    I haven’t seen anyone mention the spats.

    The spats? What are spats? :)

  70. Adam looks like hades. Sir Elton John is honorable, outstanding singer who happens to be gay. Friggin Boy George is just a creep.Adam is in the UK suppossedly to promote his music-well, he needs to wise up.All he has done so far is not promote his album or his music or his image as a singer. He is just pi***** it away.

    Huh? He has been in London for less than 48 hours. It was always scheduled to spend the first weekend in London, presumably being out and about in the London clubs/party scene. No doubt RCA/Sony set up the attendance at the Boy George launch party (likely the most high profile music oriented event in London last night). He has a week long radio tour starting tomorrow. He is promoting his music.

  71. I thought Boy George was still in prison in the UK for his assault. When was he released?

    Anyway, I see no problems with Adam meeting (a hopefully clean and sober) Boy. Despite his troubled past, Boy released a ton of good, cheesy 80s music, the type of music that suits Adam. I just hope Adam follows the musical legacy of Boy and not the criminal legacy.

  72. No Adam should just skip the parties of guys who assault gay men.
    It’s just stupid PR for him in England. I’m sure folks there know Boy George is pretty toxic.

    George Micheal has done things to embarrass himself not hurt others.

  73. Adam looks awesome! Hope he is having the time of his life! Also BG gets some cool points from me for using one of my favorite quotes on his twitter bio! :)

  74. adamized, congratulations bb, I have not noticed the silver nail polish – how could I’ve been so blind??????????? (bows down to adamized) :D

  75. jpfan, do you live in GB? please tell me more about how Boy George is perceived in your country? thanks

  76. Jpfan- I myself also find it hard to “forgive and forget” about people who abuse others. You are right that it is not to be taken lightly.
    BUT- we must also remember that none of us really know the details, plus we do know that he sat in jail for quite a while for it. He didn’t “get away” with it, and hopefully he’s learned his lesson and will never ever do it again. I really have no idea though, as I don’t follow BG or his caree that much.
    I think the point some of us are making is that he’s still someone that as an ARTIST made his dent in history, and certainly was a major influence on Adam, as an ARTIST. So there should be no harm in them meeting at a party, that celebrates MUSIC, and definitely isn’t about the acceptance of violence in any way. Just my opinion.

  77. lorismile:

    I loved Culture Club!! Karma, karma, karma, karma, karmachameleon…you come and go, you come and gooooo. :-)

    :) I don’t know what that part of the song means. I never did.. But I love the song! :)

    I needed this! Saw a really bad accident this morning. I’m sure some people died. Shook me up for most of the day. I really needed this tonight!

    Oh crap! :( I wonder what happened. :(

  78. I visit there frequently but am no expert on England. I do remember reading negative stuff about Boy George in the tabloids. Anyway, it seems like a one shot event for Adam. Adam seems to have that anti PR thing going on though.

  79. Boy George seems to have a strange shape. He’s looking more and more like the late drag queen and John Waters film actor Divine as he ages.

  80. This is a great HD video, someone just posted, of Adam performing A Change is Gonna Come on Idol. Great quality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ejHXW3kMA

    Boy George is not my favorite person but I was a huge fan of his when I was a teenager. Since this was a launch party, I’m sure there were plenty of good industry contacts for Adam to meet.

    Someone said he looked bloated (might be in the other thread). I don’t think he does here, but his face does look bloated in the picture of him with the Ronson’s. Probably just exhausted. I will say, I don’t like the pants he’s wearing when he was out with them, the checkered type of pants. They aren’t flattering on him.

    Oh crap! I wonder what happened.

    I found out that it was the accident that killed Carrie’s truck driver. I didn’t realize it until AdamFever posted about the MJ thread she had on it. It was very, very bad.

  81. weeze, well Adam’s credo is “more is more” so go figure :)
    I personally like it :) no, sorry , LOVE it :)

  82. Just listened to BG singing Victims live….what a beautiful song. It’s from 2007 and funny he’s repremanding the crowd (a couple of times) about f**king talking during his singing. It never changes, how people are just RUDE.
    And thanks agathe.hb..took the words right out of my fingers. More is More!!! Yes!!!!!!

  83. I just found this information from an article on the “singaporeglamberts.com” site and thought I would share it for those who are interested.

    “By the way, Adam was not only wearing the black Lambert 2jacket gifted to him by home-grown Singapore label “Reckless Ericka” and the peacock necklace designed and made by Singapore Glamberts Shu Ying (@fiftyofjuly) and presented to him by Pamela Tan(@Clear_Liquer) during the Meet & Greet session in Singapore.”

    They must be in their glee knowing that he appreciates it so much to dazzle in it. I really like the ruffled sleeve concept.

  84. If you are going to criticize Adam for attending a party with a music industry figure who has been in trouble with the law or is a “bad influence”, then he might as well just stay home and watch pay per view every night. I guess he needs to avoid Lil Kim, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg (oops too late), many rap and hip hop artists, the various artists who have DWI and drug arrests on their records (and there are a LOT), Sir Paul McCartney (who is a well known user of marijuana and has advocated that it be made legal for years)etc etc etc This is the music industry. He was just attending a party. Sheesh

  85. sonyab, spats are those silver things on top of his shoes, defined as: a type of shoe accessory covering the instep and ankle.

  86. Yes using drugs and assaulting people is the same thing. Some things are more creepy than others.
    Anyway, it was just a party unless Adam and BG are now bffs.

  87. I seriously doubt this will have any media impact on Adam. BG got out of jail a while ago, and had the whole “I’m a new man!” media blitz, as is typical. Sure some may snark, but let’s face it, worse people have come out looking like gold from even worse situations than BG was in. The media (and public as well) have very short attention spans.

  88. lorismile, thanks for the link, I LOOOOOOOVE that interpretation, I think my favorite, even better than Mad World, the thing he does with his voice going all up from within, it gives me goosebumps every time….
    about the accident – wow, how terrible, and look how small the world is……

  89. Adam is in the UK suppossedly to promote his music-well, he needs to wise up.All he has done so far is not promote his album or his music or his image as a singer.

    So the man travels through several time zones and his body doesn’t know whether it’s day or night, but he’s not allowed to take a few days off to try to recover a bit from all the hard work he’s done in Australia, Singapore, and Japan. And I guess he should never go to a Hollywood party for the rest of his life because I’m sure there will always be celebrities at those parties who are not perfect or have probably been arrested. Heaven forbid Adam gets his picture taken with someone who’s not snowy white. It might ruin him.

    I really like those baggy pants, hat and striped shirt.

  90. lorismile, thanks so much for linking that ACIGC video—best I have seen so far; and, I had forgotten just how gorgeous that performance was. Now that is how you connect with a song.

    In terms of meeting Boy George, it was just a party! LOL

  91. lorismile..Just watched “Change is Gonna Come” and I’m crying. And the judges comments…he is just unbelievable.

    Was in Borders yesterday perusing through magazines…always look at Billboard every week, though don’t subscribe, and I notice how many dozens and dozens and dozens of new artists ..groups and lone singers there are every week.I remember Adam saying many times in interviews how you have to get yourself out there..have a fan base and how hard it was. Sometimes talent doesn’t always help. It’s luck.

    The fact that Adam got on Idol (through several auditions) and has progressed on and on to me is amazing. He is a special special person. I am floored every day with this guy who I think will be iconic some day if he isn’t already.

  92. From a bit a media seasch on BG, it looks like the British press is being kind to him. They are concentratting on the rehabilitated new man aspect and on his new music coming out.

  93. Boy George is not my favorite person but I was a huge fan of his when I was a teenager. Since this was a launch party, I’m sure there were plenty of good industry contacts for Adam to meet.

    Boy George was an extraordinary vocalist- really, really beautiful voice.
    And these industry events may look like partying to laypeople, but they are really networking opportunities.

    Over and over again in any business certain decisions end up being hinged on “who you know”. Adam has always shown himself to be a true master at networking and uses these events to build contacts and goodwill. It’s something many other artists may be no good at or even outright neglect to take advantage of and these are the ones who quietly fade away. Adam is working a long term career and whether it is ten months or ten years from now contacts made at events like this always prove to be invaluable.

    That the settings and outfits look “party party” to us just means that perhaps we don’t fully grasp the “business of show” [tm Hedwig].
    Adam does.

  94. lorismile…If we were on a game show called “Guess which performance or Event Adam’s outfit was on”….sorry I WOULD WIN!!!!!LOL LOL. So don’t be so hard on yourself.

  95. Adam has always shown himself to be a true master at networking and uses these events to build contacts and goodwill.

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Most of the people who’ve met him have nothing but very nice things to say about him. That will also go a long way with helping Adam have longevity too. Whether it’s music, flim, TV, etc…

  96. I was never a huge fan of boy george or culture club (altho i have always liked church of the poison mind), and he has obviously had trouble over the past few years. But I have no problem with Adam attending his launch party — which I have absolutely no doubt was arranged by his RCA/Sony PR people. BG is also a talented composer. He wrote the score for Taboo and was nominated for a Tony award for it. The score is really lovely. Taboo really got the shaft in NY, principally IMO (and others as well) because Michael Reidel had it in for it and Rosie O’Donnell. A lot of theater people thought that it was a good show and should have had more of a chance. Anyway, my point was that there is some real talent underneath the BG make up and clothes.

  97. I guess I just don’t understand “guilt by association”. Hell, if I was judged by the “history” of all my associates, friends and loved ones….I would definitely be seing Lucifer sooner than later.

    Our relationships and interactions with others are based on many factors, sure, but we live in a world of perception and consequently, becomes reality.
    Its smart to be selective with the kind of people we associate our selves with – its the first things detectives look at when conducting an investigation, not to mention the media. You can tell a great deal about a person by the people they surround themselves with. In the end, all the “I do what I want” talk eventually meets a brick wall.

    But I doubt this meeting could have any implications on Adam

  98. Adam can meet who he wants. I mean the president of the US meets some of the worst murders, rapists, and human rights offenders) on the planet and he is not guilty by association. I just don’t want Adam travelling any of the paths Boy George or George Michael treaded in their personal lives. As much as I like him now, I totally would not support him if he started hanging out at parks looking for hook ups, hand cuffing people in his home, and doing heavy drugs. These are the reasons I have no respect for GM or BG now. I was really turned off when these guys went down the toilet like that. I would hate that to happen to Adam. Hate it. But he is an adult and not some kid. Hopefully he will stay as focused and centered as he is now and he has good people around him.

  99. I can really see how hard it must be to be a celebrity, especially for someone coming off a show like Idol where they were once anonymous. So many voices and opinions telling you what you should or shouldn’t wear, how you should wear your hair, how much weight you’ve put on, who you should or shouldn’t talk to. You have to really be a strong person and know who you are. That’s why I don’t think 16 year olds should be on Idol. If they don’t know themselves well enough, they could get eaten alive by critics. So thankful that Adam is a strong person and won’t by swayed by everyone who thinks they know what’s best for him.

  100. My feeling is that many of our friends and work associates have situations in their closets that we know nothing about. So what are we to do about this? I guess stop associating with ANYONE. Live the life of a hermit because we wouldn’t want to be connected with anyone who might have the slightest chance of having done a bad thing in their past.

  101. Well, I doubt we’ll need to worry that he will go down the same path as they did; different eras and all. But still, he’s not a closet case, and he has said he’s not into the whole bdsm stuff, so I’m sure his path will lead him elsewhere.

  102. I’m sure his path will lead him elsewhere.

    And don’t forget about the great family he’s got. Very grounded and supportive parents. That makes a huge difference in a person’s life as well.

  103. smeggingnuts…good morning…

    Wanted to ask ya about a past interview with Adam you had posted..It was in 6 parts, a couple of minutes each. He was wearing the brown shirt. I looked back a few threads and just couldn’t find it. I want to send it to my gay brother. If you could help, I’d thank you forever!

    oooo. WWFM on Vh1 is number 3 this week (unplugged).

  104. That the settings and outfits look “party party” to us just means that perhaps we don’t fully grasp the “business of show” [tm Hedwig]

    Lol need more sleep I saw this and was like..What does Harry Potters owl have to do with it. ;)

  105. Luval
    Morning (sorry no such thing as a “good” morning ;P), hmmmmmm I think that was posted during singapore will have a look see ok now its my turn to be pathetic cuz I remember that stuff lol.

  106. Boy George is a creep. He assaulted a gay escort he picked up. Adam should pick better people to hang with.

    I understand that Boy George served time for that. He has paid his debit to society and deserves a chance for a new life.

  107. I guess Adam made quite impression on Boy George. I just came across this on his twitter.

    theboygeorge
    .@MartinDoeringer Adam Lambert, peruse ‘youtube’ & check out his chops!
    about 2 hours ago via web in reply to MartinDoeringer

  108. I enjoyed Boy George back in the day but I think his (& Adam’s) look needs to go back there. Too OTT for me. I think Adam looked so much better when he had to scale it back for the show. Oh well, that’s probably my age showing. :)

  109. I not sure why but that outfit Adam had on at the launch party is now a personal favorite. I read that the feather necklace with the guitar pick and the jacket were gifts in his recent travels.

  110. I do like how he does wear gifts from fans and friends. He did that on Idol as well, jewelry and T-shirts. And I am glad that Adam doesn’t have a self-righteous, better than though attitude. I wouldn’t care for him very much if he did.

  111. Does anyone know what label BG is releasing his single under? I do suspect Adam’s attendance was set up by Sony-UK. I am also sure Adam was not the only celeb at BG’s launch party and those pictures of BG posing with other celebs are out there.

    Now for the PR stuff. I think it’s good for Adam to hit the ground running like he is. Yes, he can talk about his album during his interviews, but it’s also nice for him to talk about what he’s done in London since he got there. It makes him more interesting. The BG single launch is another topic for him to discuss. Really, it’s much better to discuss clubbing and BG’s party then to answer “I was really tired and stayed in my hotel room all weekend.”

  112. @Undercooked: I’m not sure if this is the information you are looking for.

    Amazing Grace has been released by MN2S’ new label Decode Records and is already hotly tipped to storm to the top of the charts. Written by Boy George, John Themis & Kinky Roland and produced & mixed by The Sharp Boys; the single also features additional vocals by the critically acclaimed Portuguese singer Ana Lains.

  113. I guess if Boy George had assaulted and abused a woman it might not get such a pass. Kind of ironic.

    I have to agree. I well remember how Adam fans went on the warpath and got Chris Brown booted from appearing on GMA (they were upset that Adam got booted and didn’t think it was fair that a person who had actually committed a crime should appear on the show). I in no way condone what Chris Brown did, but if he’s not allowed to have a career despite paying for his crimes, why should somebody else who did virtually the same thing (although conspiring with another person and chaining the victim up is probably a degree worse)?

    I had no idea that BG had done such a thing. Personally, I believe in second chances. If BG has honestly mended his ways, then I don’t believe he should be a pariah forever. But I fail to see the difference between BG’s actions and Chris Brown’s. Don’t tell me the difference is that a man should never hit a woman because there are some women who are stronger then men and some men who are much stronger than other men and when you are chained up it doesn’t really matter how strong/weak you are.

  114. No one needs to worry about Adam molesting children. WHat he needs to worry about is the exact association so many of the readers (I assume Adam fans?) are expressing in these comments. What people perceive constructs reality and once the image of Adam is associated with that of Boy George the consequences might not be so good for him.
    The worst part about this association is not necessarily the fact that bG stood for trial. The problem is that BG is perceived as nonrelevant, as someone who ‘was’ and had since hit some bottoms. The fact that both of them are gays and have an inclination for a specific type of appearance (flashy, full on make up, etc) only increases the chances that Adam would be associated with the 80’s, our non-cool musical past and fashion.

    At the same time, I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. So associating with BG was perhaps humane but definitely not smart for Adam.

    Also, the comparison btw adam to the president is nothing but ignorant. Adam is a singer, not a politician. and unfortunately, the American presidents are often associated with some of the worst crimes in history. It is important to remember though that the president always represents an institution, a country, not just his personal image. For for this reason jhis meetings carry a huge weight and can cause a big scandal or a new opportunity (i.e., Obama’s meeting with HIs Holiness the Dalai Lama).

  115. Does anyone know what label BG is releasing his single under? I do suspect Adam’s attendance was set up by Sony-UK.

    Boy George is on Decode Records. It is a label that has been launched by M2NS which appears to be a management company that is branching out. I don’t think that it is linked to Sony, but that doesn’t mean that Sony-UK didn’t arrange for Adam to attend the party.

  116. Kirsten, with all due respect- the Chris Brown uproar with this Boy George story isn’t really the same thing.
    At the time- ABC was trying to play the responsible parent and educator, who protected America’s children from the watching a guy on their morning show, who had performed in an overtly (homo)sexual way, and was instead going to go for a guy that only recently had beat up his girlfriend… very educational.
    This story right now, however, is about attending a friggin party with someone who did something no less serious- but again- just a friggin party- plus this guy did what he did a long time ago, and had actually sat in jail for it.

    So there’s quite a bit of a difference.

  117. I have to agree. I well remember how Adam fans went on the warpath and got Chris Brown booted from appearing on GMA (they were upset that Adam got booted and didn’t think it was fair that a person who had actually committed a crime should appear on the show). I in no way condone what Chris Brown did, but if he’s not allowed to have a career despite paying for his crimes, why should somebody else who did virtually the same thing (although conspiring with another person and chaining the victim up is probably a degree worse)?

    I don’t think that is quite right. As I recall, I think the uproar (which was also noted in the US media) was that Adam’s appearances were being cancelled due to his AMA performance and yet during that same time, Chris Brown was being televised. I know there is an apples and oranges thing going on here, but I do think if Adam’s appearances HADN’T been cancelled, there would not have been the same backlash against Chris Brown’s appearance. There was the perception by some people (whether true or not) that abusing a woman was ok in ABC’s eyes but televised gay sexuality was not.

    ETA-I see MR touched upon the same point.

  118. Kirsten,iirc, when asked about the Chris Brown situation, Adam himself said that «everybody deserves a second chance». So he doesn’t seem to make the distinction his fans do between those 2 things…

  119. Events: Adam went to Boy George Single launch party. Adam had picture taken with Boy George. Adam has stated in previous interviews he was influenced by Boy George & the music of the ’80’s. Adam seemed thrilled to meet one of his music icons.

    This was not a personal one on one dinner date with BG it was an music industry event. Ummmm Adam lives in LA and I am certain he’s met and partied with people who have done a lot worst! Seriously, I have attended church services with people who have done worst!

    Personally, I loved the outfit, the makeup, the hair & the accessories. I am not a big fan of the spats but he pulls it off well.

  120. I don’t get the impression that it’s Adam’s fans that are upset.

  121. Adam looks fantastic to me! Nearly always manages the exact uniquely appropriate look, imo. Go Adam!

    But I fail to see the difference between BG’s actions and Chris Brown’s.

    Well, aside from the points so well-made by mr and others, it seems to me to be fairly simple. The difference is the benefit of time. BG’s offense occurred in 2007, I believe, and he served a significant sentence. CB was recently sentenced and still is under probation, so not enough time for a come back story just yet, it seems to me. But it will happen (and I think I’ve seen the start of it already…) FWIW, IMHO.

  122. Just woke up and finished reading through the thread. My thoughts in no particular order.

    Love that Adam while packing for a 6 week promo trip digs up a shirt he wore two years ago and makes it look completely different. I dunno about most, I go one week cruise and I have to buy a new wardrobe, lol He just makes all these pieces and parts work for him and it looks cool. Love the look.

    I saw some of the tweets from the girls in Singapore who made one of the necklaces and they were so cute with their flailing.

    Taboo had a lot of things good about it, the score in particular. BG writes excellent music.

    I loved Culture Club back in the day, I was always envious of Boy George’s makeup. Stunning. Fashion and music and even food come and go in cycles and I welcome with open arms some things coming back around, the makeup of the 80s is one I loved. Duran Duran, those were some pretty men.

    I am glad Adam got to meet George. True, he’s had a troubled past, but there is a lot to be learned from the past. George did his time and seems to be back on track. And Adam’s path is so different with the love and support from his family and friends that I don’t worry about him. George’s path was much harder and troubled.

    I’m sure this was set up by Sony, so I’m not getting the angst. If they didn’t see the event as a good place to network, they wouldn’t have sent Adam. And it was an event where George met many people as did Adam. It wasn’t a dinner for two, lol.

    If George wants to write Adam a song, I would love that. He is a talented composer.

  123. And for the record- I see no difference between abusing a man or a woman. That’d be absurd. A human is a human, and violence is wrong, PERIOD.
    I don’t think any of us were insinuating that BG’s actions were more ligit than CB’s.

  124. rainbowsun:
    03/21/2010 at 10:53 am
    No one needs to worry about Adam molesting children. WHat he needs to worry about is the exact association so many of the readers (I assume Adam fans?) are expressing in these comments. What people perceive constructs reality and once the image of Adam is associated with that of Boy George the consequences might not be so good for him.
    The worst part about this association is not necessarily the fact that bG stood for trial. The problem is that BG is perceived as nonrelevant, as someone who ‘was’ and had since hit some bottoms. The fact that both of them are gays and have an inclination for a specific type of appearance (flashy, full on make up, etc) only increases the chances that Adam would be associated with the 80’s, our non-cool musical past and fashion.

    At the same time, I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. So associating with BG was perhaps humane but definitely not smart for Adam.

    Also, the comparison btw adam to the president is nothing but ignorant. Adam is a singer, not a politician. and unfortunately, the American presidents are often associated with some of the worst crimes in history. It is important to remember though that the president always represents an institution, a country, not just his personal image. For for this reason jhis meetings carry a huge weight and can cause a big scandal or a new opportunity (i.e., Obama’s meeting with HIs Holiness the Dalai Lama).

    The comparison of Adam’s associations and implications with that of the US president’s was made to make a point in the most clear fashion possible. No one is talking politics here but perceptions. You should see that. It has nothing to do with ignorance. We all kwno Adam is not a politician and his actions carry different consequences and messages. Glad you pointed that out.

    And my point was that Adam can associate with whom he wants at this business/casual level. He is networking, getting out there, staying visible. And Adam is already associated with a sort of retro vibe. He associates himself with that so I doubt he will be upset if anyone else does. The 80s were fun and awesome musically.

  125. I don’t get the impression that it’s Adam’s fans that are upset.

    That’s impression I’m getting as well.

  126. Kirsten, with all due respect- the Chris Brown uproar with this Boy George story isn’t really the same thing.
    At the time- ABC was trying to play the responsible parent and educator, who protected America’s children from the watching a guy on their morning show, who had performed in an overtly (homo)sexual way, and was instead going to go for a guy that only recently had beat up his girlfriend… very educational.

    With all due respect, ABC has no relation to Boy George’s party.

    There was a lot roiling around some of Adam’s fans having a jihad against Chris Brown at the time. I think a lot of it was because people were just upset that Adam had been banned (and I still maintain it’s because he broke agreements with ABC and they were going to teach him a lesson). But, I will accept at face value the statements that many people made that they have zero tolerance for people who physically abuse their partners. Some of those people honestly thought that Chris Brown didn’t deserve a career. So, I can see why people might think the same of Boy George.

    I believe in second chances so I neither believe that Adam should avoid Boy George or joined in the ban Chris Brown campaign. But I accept that others think that I’m naive and enabling abusers. So, I can understand why people might think that Adam should give BG a wide berth. They are being consistent.

    This story right now, however, is about attending a friggin party with someone who did something no less serious- but again- just a friggin party- plus this guy did what he did a long time ago, and had actually sat in jail for it. So there’s quite a bit of a difference.

    Boy George’s assault occurred in 2007 while Chris Brown’s occurred in 2009. That’s not a big temporal difference. The jail time might indicate that BG’s assault was actually more serious since the poor person involved was actually chained up. Or it may just indicate that the UK justice system takes these things more seriously. It’s tough to tell sometimes. I only read the article that jpfan linked so I don’t know how seriously abused BG’s victim was. I do know that my local courts try to take a very hard line against people who abuse “escorts” since they are amongst the most vulnerable people in society (and are often the victims of horrific crimes).

    Kirsten,iirc, when asked about the Chris Brown situation, Adam himself said that «everybody deserves a second chance». So he doesn’t seem to make the distinction his fans do between those 2 things…

    And Adam is being completely consistent. Again, I don’t see any problem with Adam’s actions. I’m just explaining why some people with zero tolerance might object.

  127. edit

    @adamlambert
    ” Lovin London!!” I am glad bb!

    Looking forward to Adam’s interviews & video this week in London.

  128. WWJD? Go to the party and drink some wine. Maybe even glitter up his robe.

  129. I’m just explaining why some people with zero tolerance might object.

    ITA- There will be some people who will not want any association with anyone with a history of violence. I can understand that, espsecially from people who themselves have been victims of abuse.

    I guess for me, it all really depends on BG and CB current states of minds. I know BG was heavily into drugs and how much were his actions done under the influence? Not that it makes it right. But if he is clean and sober, he could see the world in a whole different way and be a different person. I understand CB is getting counseling and dealing with issues. So here’s hoping these two talented people are really on a new path.

  130. I thought it was just a plain ‘ol assault, but chaining and whacking a guy and then hang ’em on the wall? Thats messed up.
    And I bought some of his records back in the day.

    Do you really wanna hurt me ha, Boy George?

    I wouldn’t meet this guy just to make a statement – and let the press eat it!

  131. I enjoyed Boy George back in the day but I think his (& Adam’s) look needs to go back there. Too OTT for me. I think Adam looked so much better when he had to scale it back for the show. Oh well, that’s probably my age showing.

    Nah, I don’t think it is an age thing, since it seems like I am at least your age if not older and I think Adam looks great! :)
    I especially love that last photo without the jacket where you can see his stripped shirt and all the accessories.
    AND he looks to be at a perfect weight …

    I also love less made-up Adam, in fact, I do think he looks better with less makeup. But when done right (like in the photos above), he looks great.

  132. Yeah- I remember Gaga telling Ellen that when she was growing up, all she wanted was to be able to dress up like Boy George…
    So she’s obviously a fan…

  133. Kirsten,iirc, when asked about the Chris Brown situation, Adam himself said that «everybody deserves a second chance». So he doesn’t seem to make the distinction his fans do between those 2 things…

    And Adam is being completely consistent. Again, I don’t see any problem with Adam’s actions. I’m just explaining why some people with zero tolerance might object.

    Yes, consistency is a good thing. As others have stated above, that was the problem with the ABC morning show. If they couldn’t have a musical artist on for crossing the morality line on network tv- then they shouldn’t have an artist on who recently tried to strangle his girlfriend. It was all about consistency.

  134. Our relationships and interactions with others are based on many factors, sure, but we live in a world of perception and consequently, becomes reality.
    Its smart to be selective with the kind of people we associate our selves with – its the first things detectives look at when conducting an investigation, not to mention the media. You can tell a great deal about a person by the people they surround themselves with. In the end, all the “I do what I want” talk eventually meets a brick wall.

    I agree with you 100%! If BG was one of Adam’s long time, close friends- it would worry me. Adam has been consistent in his statements about people deserving second chances. (ex: Chris Brown)
    BG is now an acquaintance- not a good friend.

  135. On ‘BG being non-relevant’…..not to Adam. BG was the ‘glam of the 80’s’ and Adam went to a party to meet him and pay his respects and appreciation for the artistic contributions of a man who had an influence on Adam’s artistic development. Adam is just being his ‘classy and courageous self’ giving BG recognition for his contribution to music. I’m glad Adam got to meet him.

    I appreciate the ‘dignity’ Adam gives other people…even when they have made big mistakes. BG made some bad decisions, paid his dues, and is now trying to get his life on tract.

    I hope Adam is having a GREAT time in the UK!!

  136. sr4mjc
    Thanks for that extra pic :) I do believe the remix EP was tentativly supposed to be released at the end of the month but its been pretty quite. Maybe the begining of April. Hopefully WWFM will continue to rise I know LLWD stalled a few times but kept moving up. But if not Top 15 it pretty awesome.

    WWJD? Go to the party and drink some wine. Maybe even glitter up his robe.

    Haha :)

    So is this the 3rd or 4th time Adam has “ruined” his career on his promo tour? Lol

  137. Although Adam is intelligent, he is very naive. Add to that, his advisers are either ‘yes’ men or stupid, which is too bad because Adam is a good-hearted person.

  138. Seriously, this is only the 3rd or 4th time he’s ruined his career? I can’t keep track.

  139. Yes, consistency is a good thing. As others have stated above, that was the problem with the ABC morning show. If they couldn’t have a musical artist on for crossing the morality line on network tv- then they shouldn’t have an artist on who recently tried to strangle his girlfriend. It was all about consistency.

    I don’t wish to rehash this, but I don’t believe that ABC ever stated that they revoked Adam’s invitation to perform on GMA because he lacked morals. ABC doesn’t appear to much care what people do in their private time; they care what they do on their stage. I see no lack of consistency in ABC’s statements.

    That said, ABC is not really the topic. There is a tangential comparison between abusers and whether they should be allowed to have a second chance. Adam thinks yes. I think yes. Some think no. So, Adam meeting Boy George is internally consistent for him and people who always disapprove of second chances for abusers are also being consistent.

  140. theboygeorge @MartinDoeringer Adam Lambert, peruse ‘youtube’ & check out his chops! about 4 hours ago via web in reply to MartinDoeringer

    Cool — BG is still tweeting about Adam!

  141. Just an observation….Adam is doing it perfectly.

    Doesn’t matter what he wears, who he talks to, where he goes, doesn’t go, what he sings, doesn’t sing, how he sings or didn’t sing, what he say’s doesn’t say and so on….he keeps it fresh and people are talking about him. Way, way too many professionals in the industry have had nothing but good things to say about working with or interviewing Adam. Spending a little time at an industry function with Boy George is not going to tarnish Adam.

    However, he must have industrial strength force fields to keep from being overwhelmed with all the advice and opinions that get thrown at him.

  142. I don’t know Kirsten… I feel like you are trying to generalize a whole fanbase. What they thought about the AMA’s, the ABC cancelllations, about Chris Brown and what they think about Boy George. I take it from what you are writing that you think Adams fans are full of double moral. Maybe that’s true, but I don’t think reality is so easily described…

  143. Although Adam is intelligent, he is very naive. Add to that, his advisers are either ‘yes’ men or stupid, which is too bad because Adam is a good-hearted person.

    Adam is not naive. He is very astute especially about his career. Again, it is not his fans that are upset about this party. I think it is great. Fantastic promotion for Adam.

  144. Is he wearing the Singapore jacket?

    http://recklessericka.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_20&products_id=77

    Yes, the one and only that was gifted to him at the Meet and Greet in Singapore, and a little pricey if I do say $799.00. Very different as well from the back view and Adam wears it well.

    So happy for him in the UK and for those of you worry-warts: Adam is a big boy with a good management team; so don’t fret….just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride with him – instead of always getting up in arms about things. Live and let live!

  145. Way, way too many professionals in the industry have had nothing but good things to say about working with or interviewing Adam. Spending a little time at an industry function with Boy George is not going to tarnish Adam

    You get a gold star for this post.

    If Adam’s career survived the AMA “aftermath”, then I think it will survive meeting Boy George.

  146. Although Adam is intelligent, he is very naive. Add to that, his advisers are either ‘yes’ men or stupid, which is too bad because Adam is a good-hearted person.

    Really?? I neither get the impression that Adam is naive nor that his advisers are ill-advising him. Sure, he lacks verbal filter, but that seems to be an ingrained aspect of his personality, not an indication of naivety. His earnest frankness, brave wardrobe decisions, etc., while causing a little controversy from time to time, seem to be what keeps his name on so many people’s lips. Rarely a day goes by that there aren’t a couple news tidbits about somewhere he went, something he said, or what he wore. I believe Adam and his advisers know exactly what they are doing, and what they’re doing seems to be working, IMO.

  147. I see no lack of consistency in ABC’s statements.

    That’s fine- that’s your opinion on the situation.
    I did see a lack of consistency in ABC’s statements. So did others or the Chris Brown interview would not have been cancelled. ABC was worried about the implications enough to do something about it. Personally, I’m glad they did what they did.

  148. I don’t know Kirsten… I feel like you are trying to generalize a whole fanbase. What they thought about the AMA’s, the ABC cancelllations, about Chris Brown and what they think about Boy George. I take it from what you are writing that you think Adams fans are full of double moral.

    To the contrary. I am trying to be very careful not to generalize an entire fanbase. I’m very cognizant of the fact that fanbases are not homogeneous and have divergent opinions on many subjects. I have tried to be very careful to use the words “some” and “many” (and avoid words like “all” and “every”). I don’t for a moment think that every Adam fan campaigned for Chris Brown to be removed from the GMA guest list or that every Adam fan approves of Boy George getting a second chance. I’m merely explaining that some people are being consistent and not targeting Adam specifically (i.e. they just have zero tolerance).

  149. Well we all hang around or have relatives or friends or coworkers who have violent or messy pasts. I certainly think avoiding marrying or dating someone with an extensive violent history is a good thing,but to avoid everyone who has made a mistake in their past is impossible and very judgemental and hypocritical. I think it is great that Adam hung out with Boy George a bit.

  150. something scandalism adam did?

    Yes, he breathed in the same air as Boy George apparently.

  151. “[H]e must have industrial strength force fields to keep from being overwhelmed with all the advice and opinions that get thrown at him.”

    I hope Adam doesn’t pay too much attention to “advice” offered in blogs, message boards, etc. – I think he’s too busy and knows who love him are gonna love him, and vice versa, regardless.

    About the clothes! Adam’s party outfit last night got me thinking more about his always saying that he dresses (and wears make-up) to “express himself.” I just took that to mean, y’know, he wears what he likes, what he thinks looks good, etc.

    But last nite his look did seem 80’s homage (as many have commented) and the hat(alhough of course he’s worn it before) a “Boy George”-specific homage, I thought. (Adam has specifically mentioned Boy George before as a pop star whose interest in a glam look, along with Bowie’s and metal band’s, preceded his.)

    And in Japan, he looked kind of Japanese Kabuki with his “fire” glitter make-up . . . and he was all acoustic, “laid back” hippie-ish in Oz, and – of course – sort of a “Native American” hippie in Indio.

    It’s interesting to me that Adam could just dress “Track of My Tears” Elvis-ish all the time (very “conventionally handsome”), but he doesn’t.

    I don’t think Adam is naive (except in “love,” he says – endearing!), but I do think he shuts out a lot of BS in order to listen the advice of those he trusts and his OWN values and artistic instincts.

    I think he strives to balance integrity, success, and fun – who can fault that? (Only those for whom, as the poster above put it, “[Adam] love is thin” – and, oh well.)

    Finally, I love that part of what he “expresses” in his clothes is loyalty (to fans’ whose gifts he wears and to friends and bandmates with whom he shares – the poncho with Monte, shirts & jewelry with Tommy, the shriveled network testicles accoutrement with Lisa, etc. etc.)

    The more “looks” he assembles, with old pieces and new, the more entertained I think I’m going to be.

  152. Remdinder:

    1. Please be careful not to lecture or question the motives of your fellow posters.
    2. The minute another contestant is dragged into this discussion, I close the thread.

  153. Boy George’s assault occurred in 2007 while Chris Brown’s occurred in 2009. That’s not a big temporal difference.

    Arguably true if this were, say, 2020. But, since it’s merely the third month of 2010, the temporal difference is significant, imo, particularly on the topic of the public’s fading memory/willingness to grant second chances.

    As for the larger points made, they appear to be evolving through conversation, which seems natural (and a good thing) to me. Good for us. But the original points to me didn’t speak to consistency at all, to the contrary, they noted irony and inconsistency….

    I guess if Boy George had assaulted and abused a woman it might not get such a pass. Kind of ironic.

    I have to agree. I well remember how Adam fans went on the warpath and got Chris Brown booted from appearing on GMA (they were upset that Adam got booted and didn’t think it was fair that a person who had actually committed a crime should appear on the show). I in no way condone what Chris Brown did, but if he’s not allowed to have a career despite paying for his crimes, why should somebody else who did virtually the same thing…?

    There also appeared to be a lack of clarity about whether we were lumping together all of Adam’s fans… I do appreciate that we now know we’re not. :-)

    And I stand by my point about time will tell whether BG and CB will meet similar or opposite fates in the world of public opinion (generally speaking, of course. :-))

  154. I well remember how Adam fans went on the warpath and got Chris Brown booted from appearing on GMA (they were upset that Adam got booted and didn’t think it was fair that a person who had actually committed a crime should appear on the show).

    The “some” is implied, I assumed. And some of those who objected to Chris Brown’s appearance, I also assume, were people interested in/involved in the abuse issue itself unrelated to Adam one way or the other.

  155. OnePlusSix:
    03/21/2010 at 10:45 am

    @Undercooked: I’m not sure if this is the information you are looking for.

    Amazing Grace has been released by MN2S’ new label Decode Records and is already hotly tipped to storm to the top of the charts. Written by Boy George, John Themis & Kinky Roland and produced & mixed by The Sharp Boys; the single also features additional vocals by the critically acclaimed Portuguese singer Ana Lains.

    Thanks OnePlusSix and Kristen for providing the info on BG’s label. I hope this turns out to be a hit. I would love to BG have a full redemption.

    And, just throwing this out there, because, hey it’s Sunday and slow, and IF, and that’s a big IF, if BG has really turned his life around, how about him as a replacement to Simon? Have I gone too far?

  156. The “some” is implied, I assumed.

    Yes, it was. I apologize that I did not include it. Seriously, I do not for a moment believe that all Adam fans (or even the majority of Adam fans) campaigned to have Chris Brown removed from the show.

    Fan bases are not homogeneous. IMO, there are more differences within a fan group than there is between fan groups.

  157. I think the only reason ABC was upset with Adam going “off script” was because the “off script” stuff was offensive to a few (who then complained and got the FCC involved). In my book 1500 complaints out of millions of viewers is a very, very, small percentage.

    I personally had issues with ABC canceling Adam and then having Chris come on was because it gave the appearance of condoning someone who actually hurt a real live person versus someone who gave a performance that a few people considered offensive. Not liking someones artistic interpretation of a song and someone who physically assaults a real live person are vastly different in my opinion.

  158. And, just throwing this out there, because, hey it’s Sunday and slow, and IF, and that’s a big IF, if BG has really turned his life around, how about him as a replacement to Simon? Have I gone too far?

    No. Even if he’d never had the incident in question. I’m not aware of Boy George being in any way relevant in the last 20 years. Simon’s role is as the “cold-hearted Industry Dude”. It is possible that Boy George has been an industry big-wig for the last 20 years (I don’t know what he has been doing), but I think most people just think of him as that 80’s artist. I think they need an industry dude. Or at least somebody with a reputation of being “all-about-the-biz/money-and-damn-the-consequences”. That’s why I think Elton is a poor substitute as well. Being an artist, I would tend to want him to sympathize with the artists (not the industry execs). Boy George could have replaced Paula, but I don’t think he can replace Simon.

    I don’t have to know who the industry dude is, I just think that there needs to be one. One with personality and the ability to speak extemporaneously.

    Plus, even if Boy George has mended his ways, he does have the history and it will be flung in his face every time he criticizes somebody’s favourite. And every contestant has fans, so that’s every time he says something negative.

  159. So I posted this last night on the last thread but thought I would repost it.
    This is from a very talented lady (Lambosessed) in the UK. She has a great youtube channel where she creates the most amazing videos where she takes the best audio/video and splices them together to make some awesomeness.

    This is her take on the UK music scene. As well as the other forms of media i.e. newspapers, gossip rags, talk shows, music radio and music on tv.
    http://bit.ly/b84SVz

    This is from one of the music media scources that Lambosessed was talking about called 4music. They have a great bit on Adam.
    http://bit.ly/cYsUGf

  160. I think what appears to be an open-minded, accepting, nonjudgmental nature is one of Adam’s most endearing qualities.

  161. On comments of Adam being ‘naive’, some people with zero tolerance might object, and a Boy George-gate…..it’s the putting Adam in “A BOX” thing, again. It isn’t going to happen…Adam has his eyes on ‘the prize’ (ala..Madonna)and is doing it his way. Adam is resolved to the fact he can not please everyone so he’s doing it the way that feels right to him. I applaud his personal and professional ‘courage’ to stay true to himself and keep those amazing artistic juices flowing!!

  162. marmom07:
    03/21/2010 at 1:43 pm
    I think the only reason ABC was upset with Adam going “off script” was because the “off script” stuff was offensive to a few (who then complained and got the FCC involved). In my book 1500 complaints out of millions of viewers is a very, very, small percentage.

    The FCC said they never got involved. According to them Adam’s performance happened after 10 pm so they had no interest in it.

  163. The FCC said they never got involved. According to them Adam’s performance happened after 10 pm so they had no interest in it.

    You’re right….the FCC didn’t fine ABC etc but complaints were filed with the FCC…which is what I was thinking about when I said the FCC got involved.

  164. Just to bring a little more love back to this thread I have a picture of Adam. This is in my personal top 5. Btw that pic above w/out the jacket is in there too.

    http://www.twitpic.com/18qvg0

    Flove Bendy Adam :)

  165. Oh I love that picture!!! I didn’t realize he autographed it until, well, let’s just say a few moments after the page opened.

  166. im sorry i still dont follow you?is boy george is scandalism and adam said something bad?so he ruined his career now? do you know ladygaga ask george to sign her virgina or love box!george said no.i dont know who george is,now lady gaga is scandalism as well. i get info from http://www.fuse.com or mtv i think.

  167. Zap2It has Adam and Boy George as the Twitpic of the week:

    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/03/twitpic-of-the-week-adam-lambert-meets-boy-george-in-london.html

    And here are a couple of other clips which mention Adam meeting Boy George. Both seem very positive and mention Boy George’s excitement over meeting Adam:

    http://neonlimelight.com/2010/03/21/out-about-adam-lambert-meets-original-glam-god-boy-george-in-london/

    http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2010/03/boy-george-tweets-affection-for-adam-lambert/

  168. i love him as modern adam,when hes gentle.i dont love scandle adam.after ama hes changed,like he looking for trouble or media try to get or trash him.i dont think he look for scandle,maybe hes easy target to trash him down. ilove adam that everyone love and sweet,class adam back.

  169. starstruck2000:
    03/21/2010 at 1:58 pm

    The FCC said they never got involved. According to them Adam’s performance happened after 10 pm so they had no interest in it.

    The FCC has not heard the complaint yet. The AMA’s were broadcast live before 10PM in the Central Time Zone. ABC’s exec and local broadcasters said they were concerned about potential FCC action NOT that the FCC has said or done anything.

    But to put the whole AMA thing into perspective, IMO ABC is the one who made this a huge deal. There are lots of complaints to CBS about this year’s Grammys and an FCC complaint has been filed about Lady Gaga, Beyonce and P!NK for being obscenely and indecently dressed, and Beyonce for a simulated sex act as part of her performance. So maybe Adam is right, there is a double standard in the media — because this has gotten very little coverage.

  170. Boy George could have replaced Paula, but I don’t think he can replace Simon.

    Or perhaps Randy? I think you are right, AI does need a heavy hitter in the industry to anchor the show and to fill Simon’s shoes. I have no idea who that would be.

  171. Q3 – I didn’t realize there was a complaint about Grammy’s. Kinda interesting.

    Do we know who else attended BG’s event?

  172. sagi:

    Also BG gets some cool points from me for using one of my favorite quotes on his twitter bio! :)

    Oh yeah? What is one of your favorite quotes that he is using? :)

  173. Thanks Q3, I didn’t know that. Goes back to Adam bats an eyelash and it’s news.

    It’s true that the FCC gets lots of complaints about all sorts of stuff (although the percent of complaints is still very small considering the number of overall viewers). It has always seemed to me that ABC way over reacted to the situation.

    But it’s water over the dam. Go Adam go, you don’t go where he’s headed with out making waves. I just love and admire his determination to do it his way while being him self and that his message is go be true to your own self. There is not one way to make art…there are as many ways to make art as there are people.

  174. tuti:
    03/21/2010 at 2:15 pm

    im sorry i still dont follow you?is boy george is scandalism and adam said something bad?so he ruined his career now? do you know ladygaga ask george to sign her virgina or love box!george said no.i dont know who george is,now lady gaga is scandalism as well. i get info from http://www.fuse.com or mtv i think.

    I don’t think anyone thinks Adam ruined his career. On this boring (news-wise) Sunday morning, bloggers here have just been debating whether or not Adam made the right judgment in going to Boy George’s single release party in light of the fact that Boy George was convicted (and served time) for assault. The debate (for a change — LOL!) is not about anything Adam said.

  175. lorismile:

    I found out that it was the accident that killed Carrie’s truck driver. I didn’t realize it until AdamFever posted about the MJ thread she had on it. It was very, very bad.

    YOU WERE THERE?!!?! Oh no! :(

  176. rs:

    sonyab, spats are those silver things on top of his shoes, defined as: a type of shoe accessory covering the instep and ankle.

    Ohhhhhh! I see it now! Cool! :)

  177. he met him at a party lol…its not the end of the world or hasnt ruined his career. lady gaga asked him to sign her vagina when she met boy george (shes a huge fan) and that was printed everywhere. hes doing radio promo all week.

  178. Kirsten:
    03/21/2010 at 10:51 am

    I have to agree. I well remember how Adam fans went on the warpath and got Chris Brown booted from appearing on GMA (they were upset that Adam got booted and didn’t think it was fair that a person who had actually committed a crime should appear on the show). I in no way condone what Chris Brown did, but if he’s not allowed to have a career despite paying for his crimes, why should somebody else who did virtually the same thing (although conspiring with another person and chaining the victim up is probably a degree worse)?

    I think you are giving way to much “credit” to Adam fans. Granted ABC directly connected Chris Brown to Adam when then scheduled Chris to appear on the GMA program replacing Adam. But Adan fans are not responsible for this cancellation. Gay Rights Groups, Women’s Groups and Advocates for victims of domestic volenence led the effort to get Chris booted from GMA.

    From the NYPost:

    Brown will do a taped tell-all with Robin Roberts, followed by a performance of songs from his new album. But TV insiders say the appearance, slated to air the week after next, has outraged feminists and gay activists who wonder why a convicted girlfriend abuser is more palatable to the network than an openly gay man who broke no laws with his raunchy performance on the “American Music Awards.”

    It was just one more less than brilliant move in a string of mishandling by ABC.

    Were Adam fans angry about the irony of replacing Adam with Rihanna-beater Chris Brown? Sure, but mostly they were angry with ABC for cancelling Adam’s GMA performance.

    I believe in forgiveness and redemption — even for ABC and Chris Brown. But I can also believe that ABC should have been criticized for cancelling Adam then booking a convicted felony, abuser in his place.

    The equivalant would be if Adam has refused to go to a Lil Wayne launch party [assuming he was out of prison now] because he was a felon, then announced he was going to Boy George’s launch party instead.

  179. The only person I would be upset to see Adam photographed with is Dick Cheney. Oh yeah, Carl Rove too. Both scenarios highly unlikely. Thank goodness!

  180. Monte seem to be giving out some info on Adam’s tour. :-) Well, not really, he does say no dates are set yet but it’s still exciting!!!!

    @Monterrific pls do voodoo in canada! that song is more than awesome! yall wld kill that live!
    @DtRh321 working on it but we don’t have everything we need to do it right now

    @Monterrific you on tour with Lambert
    @DinoCazares yeah. just doing promo right now. full tour in the summer. I’m hoping I’ll be in town for your show. how’s your tour going?

    @katie02151989 I’m just saying that it “will” happen. nothing more. Of course we’re going to go on tour
    @ma_madalina does everyone think we’ll never go on tour or something?lol

  181. I think you are giving way to much “credit” to Adam fans. Granted ABC directly connected Chris Brown to Adam when then scheduled Chris to appear on the GMA program replacing Adam.
    [SNIP]
    I believe in forgiveness and redemption — even for ABC and Chris Brown. But I can also believe that ABC should have been criticized for cancelling Adam then booking a convicted felony, abuser in his place.

    What kind of revisionist history is this? Or am I completely misunderstanding your post? Adam was set to appear on GMA the week that his album was released (his performance was scheduled to occur on Nov 25th). Chris Brown was never scheduled to perform on that day. In NO WAY was he scheduled to replace Adam Lambert. His air date was meant to be in December (it was canceled on Nov 30th, so obviously, it couldn’t have been on the 25th).

    Chris Brown was just another booking. Him being scheduled to appear on the show weeks after Adam was canceled can in no way be classified as “booked in his place”. IIRC, it was Donny Osmond who was given more time on Nov 25th (he had just won Dancing With the Stars) to make up for the canceled Adam Lambert.

    Research. It is your friend.

  182. I’m wondering if we should celebrate the one-year anniversary of the infamous AMA performance. It’s been 4 months, Adam is in the UK on an international promo tour and we still can’t seem to stop talking about the AMAs.

    I’ll bring the cake!

  183. OMG Smeggs! Are you here?? I have to tell you something (this probably won’t interest anyone else, so you don’t have to bother reading, lol)!!!

    Remember when I said I’m no expert regarding bass playing- and you sent me a link to the band Primus, and said Les Claypool is the Adam Lambert of bass playing??
    Well- I just saw a poster saying they’re here in Israel playing this Thursday!!
    Isn’t that crazy? Israel’s not a huge place, and acts from abroad don’t come here that often- and had this been last month- I wouldn’t have evn known who the hell they are!
    What a coincidence… it sure is nice to communicate with all you people from around the world… and a special thanks Smeggs- for being so generously informative :-) :-D

  184. There are lots of complaints to CBS about this year’s Grammys and an FCC complaint has been filed about Lady Gaga, Beyonce and P!NK for being obscenely and indecently dressed, and Beyonce for a simulated sex act as part of her performance. So maybe Adam is right, there is a double standard in the media — because this has gotten very little coverage.

    Oh, those bad girls! I hope children weren’t watching the Grammys. Beyonce is a bad, bad girl! I wonder if this will hurt her career? :)
    I wonder if the FCC is going to do anything about all the times the F-word is “mistakingly” heard or not edited during prime time shows?

  185. Mr
    Wow that’s awesome, I have seen them live a few times its a treat. They are really entraining live. Very organic and fun with their sets :)

  186. WHY the revival AMA’S? Sorry I really don’t want to know.

    Pretty pictures of Boy George & Adam Lambert @ BG’s single release party.

    Thus far the articles I found on their meeting have been good only, the negative comments have appeared in the comments section from people who are not fans.

  187. lorismile- Great article in Advocate.com. I love how so many in the industry respect Adam and want to work with him!

  188. I love how so many in the industry respect Adam and want to work with him!

    Me too!!! It’s exciting following him. :-)

  189. revcat:
    03/21/2010 at 2:57 pm
    The only person I would be upset to see Adam photographed with is Dick Cheney. Oh yeah, Carl Rove too. Both scenarios highly unlikely. Thank goodness!

    revcat- I’m fairly sure his brother would be much stronger on his case than anyone if he met Cheney (don’t know who the other guy is, sorry, not from the US)… haha

  190. Lach1
    Lorismile was being sarcastic because people started compairing Adam meeting BG with the AMA’ and the fallout from that including his tv cancellations.
    I agree as welll all the articles I have seen don’t seem to have nything negative in them. Lol

  191. I don’t usually come into any Adam threads, but he just looked so ridiculous… Couldn’t he have his own style, and not look like he was trying to be a clone of Boy George? And he definitely needs to subscribe to the Chanel maxim of: look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry before you walk out the door, lol. Wow.

  192. wow, I am soooo happy that any little bit of Adam news can bring so much debate :) Never change Adam, push those buttons and pull those strings ;)

  193. sylvanaire: – Yeah…this isn’t my favorite look from him. Love the hat but I’m not feeling the glove or the peacock feathers here.

  194. What’s funny too me is all I see is the vest and shirt..hehehehe

  195. Here in Londontown, I got to see Loebeat do great little gig in Shoreditch which was great – even Pixie Lott showed up! We bonded over Haloumi cheese and diet cokes afterwards. from http://zxlcreative.blogs.com/electroquee….olla ceous.html

    Sunday, March 21, 2010
    EQ Chart (Your Essential Playlist) – RebekkaMaria Is No. 1 With “Corollaceous”


    Last night I went to Boy George’s single launch party for “Amazing Grace” and it was a lot of fun. Boy delivered a great DJ set which included “Dreamer” by Livin Joy and “Whoop There It Is” by Tag Team which was hilarious. Unexpectedly and excitedly, I got to meet Adam Lambert very briefly too – man, he’s tall! Adam is here for meetings (and partying) and finally planning his assault on the UK which I am very excited about!

  196. smeggingnuts, really, you only see the vest and shirt? poor baby, there must be something wrong with your eyes ;)
    I wonder, what the next “gate” will be ….. counting….. three, two, one………………………..

  197. This is kinda shallow…Adam is so tall apparently…even with his heavenly voice do I think he would be as popular if he was let’s say 5’7″?. I don’t think so. Rock Gods have to be tall ..check..and handsome…check. imo

  198. Agathe.hb:
    Hehe well there this the guy wearing the vest and shirt, I just flove that combo on him I don’t know why. It does seem kinda retro a little bit but just enough as a nod but the rest is just Adam’s style I love it. He has had some looks I didn’t think worked but nothing to gate over.

    My next gate prodiction is………World Shocked: Apparetly Besides Being Gay, Proforming Provocatively, and Being Daring and Risky in His Clothing and Accessories, We Find Out That Adam Lambert is Also An Amazing Singer!! Who Knew *shrug*

  199. Luval I’m looking for those posts but its hard on my phone might not find them until after I get home tonight.

  200. luval, you shallow person, you ;)
    but I agree with you on that one – let’s assume Adam had his voice, but were short, fat, ugly and nasty – NO CAREER WHATSOEVER!!!!!!!

  201. My next gate prodiction is………World Shocked: Apparetly Besides Being Gay, Proforming Provocatively, and Being Daring and Risky in His Clothing and Accessories, We Find Out That Adam Lambert is Also An Amazing Singer!! Who Knew *shrug*

    Yeah it is too bad about Adam’s incredible voice and music. It truly is buried under the costumes, makeup and partying. Sometimes too much celebrity press turns you into Paris Hilton–style over substance.

  202. Remember when I said I’m no expert regarding bass playing- and you sent me a link to the band Primus, and said Les Claypool is the Adam Lambert of bass playing??

    I never understood Primus, too much funk. Claypool is the worst, but he’s got a loyal underground fanbase. The real deal is Buckethead, which also played along side Claypool back in the day.

    A good comparison would be with Buckethead – the most unique and talented – guitarist of all time. During his solos he would go into nunchuck skill session and play the Starwars anthem, play techno sound with his guitar with unrival speed, and finishing his set giving away coloring books and toys. Whata guy. lol He played with Axl Rose and his socalled GnR cover band.
    He’s out there, night and day compared to Primus.

    Check it out

    Oh yea, check out the KFC bucket hat he wears upside down. He’s into saving chickens worldwide.

    eta – of course, this is OT, but I just wanted to throw it out there since we’re comparing. besides, its sunday right?

  203. ha ha ha agathe.hb

    oh smeggs…don’t worry about those posts. I’ll keep looking. Usually I’m pretty good at backtracking but this time, it ain’t working.

  204. sylvanaire:
    03/21/2010 at 4:01 pm

    I don’t usually come into any Adam threads, but he just looked so ridiculous… Couldn’t he have his own style, and not look like he was trying to be a clone of Boy George? And he definitely needs to subscribe to the Chanel maxim of: look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry before you walk out the door, lol. Wow.

    First Adam does have his own style and that is he dresses eclectically. Not boxed in to one style, I like that about him, though I don’t like all his styles. I think he was paying homage to Boy George by wearing the outfit he did. (which was very Boy George-ish) Fedora and all. Nothing wrong with that IMHO. Jeez This is one photo opportunity. Doesn’t mean this is how he is going to look all the time. As far as the jewelry or accessories that is subjective. You didn’t like it fine others did. (I was meh about it. Didn’t love it or hate it, It just was…for me (for you).) World still spinning. :-) and I still love Adam’s singing and performing. He is an amazing singer IMHO

  205. Sanduskyday
    I was just being sarcastic. I don’t see the press around Adam as being anything more than people like Gaga, or Christina A. Got when they first came on to the music scene. I think its way to soon to say that Adam is a Paris Hilton style celebrity. He is still in the promo phase of his first album, he is ment to be seen and be in the news. That’s how one gets their name out there. I have seen nothing in the news that Adam is more style over substance at all. IMHO

    Rub
    I never could get into Buckethead..hehe I love funk though maybe that is it. I did see primus and buckethead in concert even have Cournel Claypools bucket of bernie brains. Was a fun concert just like les over buckethead :)

  206. What kind of revisionist history is this? Or am I completely misunderstanding your post? Adam was set to appear on GMA the week that his album was released (his performance was scheduled to occur on Nov 25th). Chris Brown was never scheduled to perform on that day. In NO WAY was he scheduled to replace Adam Lambert. His air date was meant to be in December (it was canceled on Nov 30th, so obviously, it couldn’t have been on the 25th).

    Chris Brown was just another booking. Him being scheduled to appear on the show weeks after Adam was canceled can in no way be classified as “booked in his place”. IIRC, it was Donny Osmond who was given more time on Nov 25th (he had just won Dancing With the Stars) to make up for the canceled Adam Lambert.

    Research. It is your friend.

    IMO it doesn’t matter. The fact that they even let Chris Brown be booked, and stay booked after cancelling Adam was just appalling. It’s been months and GMA still hasn’t rebooked Adam, but Chris Brown got booked for a later appearance? Oh helllll no. THAT’S the problem. Convicted felon vs. artist who got a little sexual. Seriously?

    Anyway, it’s all over, and it doesn’t matter anymore.

    Happy to see Robin Thicke is an Adam fan :)

  207. The only person I would be upset to see Adam photographed with is Dick Cheney. Oh yeah, Carl Rove too. Both scenarios highly unlikely. Thank goodness!

    LOL Except, Cheney is a legit possibility given that his daughter is a lesbian. ;-)

    Oh my, this is a funny thread. But yes, Mr. Lambert does inspire passion, doesn’t he?! You GO, Adam!!

  208. meggingnuts:
    03/21/2010 at 5:00 pm
    Rub
    I never could get into Buckethead..hehe I love funk though maybe that is it. I did see primus and buckethead in concert even have Cournel Claypools bucket of bernie brains. Was a fun concert just like les over buckethead

    Wow thats awesome, meggingnuts. What a coincidence, somebody else who likes, or at least listens to Primus and Buckethead. Nice.
    Buckethead ain’t my thing either, but I realize the talent in weirdness in Paul Gilbert.

    Adam tho, for now at least, is perceived as more show than go. That may change, but for now his material is not the main focus in mainstream media – his style and sex orientation is. The attention is good for someone like Adam, as he has eloquently mentioned many times.

  209. Reminder:

    I’m going to ask peeps to please stick to the topic of the thread and not comment ON the thread. Thank you.

  210. I guess I’m late to the party..:) Hi everybody!
    Me likey Adam’s look…:)))

  211. So is this the 3rd or 4th time Adam has “ruined” his career on his promo tour? Lol

    Lost count. But don’t forget all the times he ruined his career prior to this tour too. So the count now must be about…hmmm…10 or 12?

    Anyway – enough silliness. Rather than ruining he’s building his career, and it seems to be going swimmingly.

    FWIW – I think he looked gorgeous at the BG Launch party.

  212. Rub
    I have a feeling the the “more show than go” will tone down once he gets to touring and the album drops in the rest of the world. Hopefully soon Adam will be all show/go…hehe cuz I think he is a great combination of both. Hopefully people and the media see (fingures crossed) that Adam is here to stay the whole ..”Oh look a gay singer” will became a non story. Its just new so the media has to poke it with a sharp pointy stick over and over. Lol
    I’m here for the long haul so as long as Adam wants to continue with entertaining he’s got a fan here.

  213. Since this is an Adam thread, I thought it would be okay to post this information that I just came across, hope I didn’t break any rules – just trying to share.

    FYE & WWFM ARE PLAYING ON THE RADIO IN ITALY!!!
    I was just in Milan Italy where I visited my parents and my sister and I heard WWFM on the radio. WOW! Not even promoted there. And now my niece just e-mailed me that she just heard FYE on the radio. So happy!!!

  214. I’ve really enjoyed reading about Adam being able to attend BG’s launch party. Adam is in UK to do promo, and going to an event like this is part of that business. I fail to see why people are questioning it. BG is very talented and was culturally important during the 80’s. Adam recognizes this and the role BG played in paving the way for someone like him. Adam seemed to me to be gracious and complimentary to BG, and in turn, he garnered another supporter in a country where he is not so well known. Well done!This same gracious and humble behavior has earned him the respect and admiration of a huge number of entertainers and industry insiders here in the states. I do believe that Adam will do just fine in the UK and abroad.

  215. There are lots of complaints to CBS about this year’s Grammys and an FCC complaint has been filed about Lady Gaga, Beyonce and P!NK for being obscenely and indecently dressed, and Beyonce for a simulated sex act as part of her performance. So maybe Adam is right, there is a double standard in the media — because this has gotten very little coverage.

    And what drives me totally crazy is that I heard (not for the first time) on my car radio in the middle of the afternoon Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”.
    OMG — I feel her song is much more blatent sexually than Adam’s FYE, yet the stations in my area (Washington, DC) have pretty much banned his song. He is so, so, so right about that double standard. :(

  216. Adam tho, for now at least, is perceived as more show than go.

    Well as they say “perception in in the eye of the beholder”. I think Adam has gotten a lot of attention for his vocal and music ability. The Asian press in particular seemed to ask a lot of questions regarding his music and influences. Plus during a lot of the radio interviews they played quite a few different songs from his album.

    People I’ve talked to personally have such a strong bias against American Idol contestants that the second they hear he was on that show they immediately think “oh another here today and gone tomorrow, AI flash in the pan”. I believe strongly that he will be one of the biggest to ever come off that show but that will take years to prove. So until then I’m on for the ride. I will say that my describing Adam’s acoustic music and what he did with his WLL acoustic jam has begun to get one friend curious enough to start checking out his stuff on you tube.

    Which leads me to…how amazing that even though Adam has only done a few concerts and press here and overseas…with the internet documenting (if you will) what he’s been doing… he’s been developing quite a body of work even just since his album dropped (not to mention all his earlier stuff) and really showcasing his ability with a band plugged in, acoustic sets, no band but with dancers, dressed up more formal for NYE and less formal for Indio, and very OTT and Glam for other things. If any one thing gets someone to go check him out further then he’s doing the right thing. I think he’s being very smart with his variety.

  217. hi smeggingnuts:: True adam fans will be with him for the long haul…
    The things he’s doing now is creating awareness and visibility which is a must for product launching… In marketing that is very very important….Love love his style…

  218. Thanks smeggingnuts… I agree with you also. And ITA with dcglam and bessiedim.

    DC radio has been very frustrating. Finally 99.5 is starting to play Adam. Myself and most of the people I know really don’t listen to much radio anymore so on one hand it doesn’t seem very relevant except that the radio programmers seem to have so much control over what we get to hear, which translates into what kind of music gets made. Just seems weird that they have so much control.

  219. Yeah it is too bad about Adam’s incredible voice and music. It truly is buried under the costumes, makeup and partying. Sometimes too much celebrity press turns you into Paris Hilton–style over substance.

    Actually if you listen you will hear Adam’s beautiful voice and his exciting music. If one is caught up in being mad that Adam is supposedly stealing all the limelight away from their favourite, well then that is all they will see.

    Adam entered the UK virtually an unknown. Through going to this party he has BG tweeting favourable about him and other people tweeting favourably about him. All is good, IMHO

  220. Can’t believe this thread is still going. I know it is a very slow Adam news day. Exciting that Monte let the confirmation of summer tour out of the bag (Yeah!). Thought you all might enjoy some premier Adam enjoyment. Looks damn good in nothing but a vest and some great pants. Love his hair in this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ6y4TCs3ns&NR=1

  221. DC radio has been very frustrating. Finally 99.5 is starting to play Adam.

    Thank you, marmom07~
    I have recently been listening to 101.5 because that is the station that has occasionally played WWFM. It looks as though I will need to go back to 99.5. I’m glad to hear that they are playing more Adam now. :)

  222. Good job Adam! He went to a UK music industry function (it was not just a “party”) as a virtual unknown there and got favorably noticed. And I’m betting that he made positive connections with other UK music industry insiders, given that it was a networking opportunity and he’s a master communicator. And he got to meet one of his musical predecessors to boot.

    And he looked absolutely gorgeous doing it. I love everything about his look here.

    As starstruck2000 said, “All is good.” It’s all part of the master plan. Step by step, connection by connection, appearance by appearance… his momentum builds.

    I am in it for the long haul with him. Go Adam!

  223. I am in it for the long haul with him

    Ditto. As Paula said “I’ll be a fan for life.”

  224. Adam is jaw dropping gorgeous, no matter what hairstyle, what clothes, what hat and he is both sweet and sexy- what a treasure.

  225. Oh my, adamized… that is indeed “premier Adam enjoyment”! Loved re-visiting the Bowie medley, and that was a particularly hot performance. Thanks for posting!

  226. martha:
    03/21/2010 at 6:58 pm

    Adam is jaw dropping gorgeous, no matter what hairstyle, what clothes, what hat and he is both sweet and sexy- what a treasure.

    So, so agree with you here, martha! I often wonder how one individual can be blessed with so, so much……. :)

  227. Well what ever you might think of BG he is makeing people fans of Adam. After BG’s bit of twitter flailing he was asked who this Adam was. BG replied Adam Lambert and to check him out on you tube. The was the reply back after he did.

    @MartinDoeringer: @theboygeorge Thanks for Adam Lambert, never heard of him. HARDCORE-FAN NOW!!!!! Smack;-)

    This is what networking is for to get your name out there.
    Go Adam!!!

  228. LOL! Wow! Over 250 posts about an Adam appearance.:) You go boy! I think that he can provoke this sort of response from people signals great things in his future. :)

  229. I think it’s so great for Adam to meet someone out of British music history. When you think about it, how about a Rolling Stone or a Who or a Led Zepplin, or any number of the dozens of UK legends. (not that Adam is a fan of them, but why not?).

  230. smeggs, thanks for the vids. Two I hadn’t seen and the Keisha one is one of my favs. I actually got a bit of work done today and took the dog for a long walk. A slow Adam day does have a bit of its own rewards but I’m ready to get some fresh Adam views tomorrow.

  231. I believe that we have beaten the BG horse to death.

    Till the next gate? So many horses, so little time… Or so it seems… It’s a wonder PETA isn’t on this.

  232. Me too Adamized
    Yeah those 2 you are talking about were some of my favs before I moved past youtube for adam stuff…lol watched em (sad to say) almost everyday. That and the Crazy one :)

  233. Hey with all these “gates” maybe I should but stock in Home Depots fencing department.

  234. Smegs – Thanks for the walk down memory lane!!! He is one gorgeous man!

  235. smeggs..I’m here for about another half hour. couldn’t get the UK FYE video to work

  236. Hmmm link is correct I can’t check it on my phone…sorry for the tease :( maybe it will work in a bit

  237. tiger92…this is really funny since there is a newspaper contest in my town right now for a peep diorama. I was going to do an Adam Lambert and his band too but I thought if I was a finalist I’d be so embarrassed to have my picture in the paper!

    omg looked at it again…didn’t notice the sparkle cow before.

  238. Tiger92, love the sparkly cow up front….wonderful! Yeah Adam for making Canada’s top 10! Way to go!!!!!!!!

    Very cleaver Tiger92.

    Night all.

  239. aww-so epic-luv him
    fan for life
    he looks amazinggg

    unfortunately im still fu&$king busy-i have a lot of catching up to do tomprrow…

  240. Here is some interesting news of the day to think about while Adam is on his promotional tour:

    1. Adam”s Album #1 on Amazon Japan!
    2. Single FYE #22 on UK Itunes!
    3. A friend of mine heard WWFM on Italian radio last week, and her family reports Italian radio now playing FYE!
    CHECK THIS OUT
    Adam is in ITunes top 10 pop charts in 6 countries
    Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Denmark, Japan and New Zealand
    http://www.apple.com/euro/itunes/charts/top10popson

  241. “I believe that we have beaten the BG horse to death.”
    “Till the next gate? So many horses, so little time… Or so it seems… It’s a wonder PETA isn’t on this.”

    Good one revcat… LOL! Thanks for the good laugh!

  242. I love Adam. He looks like a 2010 80’s hippy, covering 3 time periods. All his accessories are really cool. As for the BG thing, it is just a brief meeting at a party. It really has nothing to do with either of their lifestyles imo.

  243. Thanks cwm
    Hadn’t seen that one before. yeah kcinkcity does great fan videos. I like Lambosessed for concert videos, she takes the best audio/video from various sources and puts them together seamlessly.

  244. Thanks smeggs for the FYE line dance! What a hoot! Needs more arm action, though, IMO.

  245. Well if anyone is still here
    Article from The Star (Malaysia)- nice article btw
    http://bit.ly/9CJ3An

    Smegs, thanks so much for the link to this beautifully written article, it sure warms my heart. As I reside in Malaysia, I gotta say that you beat me to it from noticing it first lol! Am now at work and can’t wait to go back home to also check out the hardcopy edition of the same publication. Hope there are more pics there! :)

  246. Wow, the goodness from that Mike Ruiz photo shoot just keeps on coming, doesn’t it?

    Here’s video piece that Liz Smith did about Xena and Juneau, those two gals that have written the “On the Meaning Of Adam Lambert” book and blog:
    http://www.wowowow.com/entertainment/liz-smith-meaning-adam-lambert-video-455549?page=3#comment-455711

    There’s a very interesting comment on this video about halfway down the page from someone who has collected a ton of quotes about Adam from different people who have spent time with him (e.g. the other S8 Idols, various media people). Interesting to see how different people have perceived & responded to Adam:
    http://www.wowowow.com/user/62347

  247. Oh, forgot to add that I am so thrilled to have read that the FYE Album Deluxe edition will be made available in Malaysia from April onwards. Gotta make sure that I grab it as soon as it reaches the stores! :)

  248. There’s a very interesting comment on this video about halfway down the page from someone who has collected a ton of quotes about Adam from different people who have spent time with him (e.g. the other S8 Idols, various media people). Interesting to see how different people have perceived & responded to Adam:
    http://www.wowowow.com/user/62347

    Wow nice!!

  249. I didn’t know that you were from Malaysia, GreatAdamFan. We need to add Malaysia to our nice long list of countries represented here! :-)

  250. cwm, yeah we sure are a truly diverse and international community! :)

  251. Interesting side note, I took a look at Adams twitter followers when he just got to Singapore and if my memory is close he has gained almost 10k followers since then. Give or take 1-2k cant remember the exact number lol

  252. Joining the party late, but I just wanted to say that I think Adam looks amazing in these pix! One thing I love about Adam is that he changes up his dress style to fit the occasion.

    I was lucky enough to see Adam perform in Singapore for his acoustic showcase. He wore jeans, a T-shirt, and a black jacket (and white fingerless gloves). His hair was emo style, and he had very little makeup on. It was an understated look, but it worked extremely well in that venue. When he was at Mardi Gras in Oz and then in Japan, he went for completely different (more OTT) look … because those outfits matched the atmosphere there. For BG, he dressed like an ’80s throwback … for obvious reasons.

    Adam was the same way on Idol. I can watch an old performance of his and tell you immediately which song it is (even without sound!). That’s what makes Adam so exciting! For people who don’t like his looks/style at any given event/show, just wait … you’re bound to like the next one! :D

    FYI: The feather/guitar pick necklace that Adam is wearing in these pix was designed/made by a young woman in Singapore (whom I’ve become friends with here, even though I’m almost old enough to be her mother LOL!). The necklace was given to Adam at a M&G, and he is now wearing it … she is thrilled (rightly so!).

  253. “That’s what makes Adam so exciting! For people who don’t like his looks/style at any given event/show, just wait … you’re bound to like the next one! :D”

    sapphire… it’s funny that you say this. When I think about Adam and his various costumes, I’m always reminded of an expression we have here in Oregon (where I live): It’s like springtime weather in Oregon– if you don’t like it, just wait 5 minutes and it’ll change. :-)

  254. Hahaha… Adam just tweeted about the Glam Peep Show! So glad he saw it. That is one epic diorama. LOL.

    @adamlambert RT @itsjacci: @tommyjoeratliff @monterrific @dougasauris @adamlambert http://twitpic.com/1a3r3j glam peep show is amazing

  255. Adam is now in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    @adamlambert:
    Good morning Edinburgh, Scotland!
    about 1 hours ago via Echofon

  256. That glam peep show is absolutely hysterically funny. Loooovvvvve the sparkle cow. Smeggs, since I don’t do twitter, please tweet that person who made it for the contest to let us know if she wins. That’s just too much. Made my day.
    This BG/Adam blog has been great. Keep the appearances coming Adam. MJ, thanks for this great blog. Truly entertaining.

  257. That glam peep show thingee is hilarious!!
    Scotland??!! Ok, now I’m looking forward for the kilt-gate.

  258. HAHAHAHAHA To the glam peep show!

    I’m dying to see Adam in a kilt! :-)

    Also, I’m not sure about his single being #22 in the UK. I heard it isn’t even out yet. Someone there told me they couldn’t find it on Itunes.

  259. He is a really gorgeous man, isnt he? Love the blue on the bottom eyelashes….matches his eyes and the streaks in his hair. :-)

    BB needs a vacation when he comes back to the US.

  260. lorismile:
    03/22/2010 at 7:19 am

    He is a really gorgeous man, isnt he? Love the blue on the bottom eyelashes….matches his eyes and the streaks in his hair. :-)

    BB needs a vacation when he comes back to the US.

    Not sure how much rest BB will get when he gets back to US.

    Now waiting for pictures of BB rocking the black kilt that was delivered to him this morning…

    @_MaiaJ Howie the kilt guy=legend, keeping us updated & after Adam went in, came & told us didn’t think they’d be getting the kilt back
    7 minutes ago via web

  261. Wow oh wow! How many people could look so beautiful with a full page blow up. His skin is looking great which probably makes him very happy.

    I have to go to work now. Please tweet anything exciting. I check google at work and get my “fix” by looking at the tweets that come up under latest results.

    Have fun everyone.

  262. OMG-

    He just tweeted this picture in his “Glamkilt”!!!

    http://twitpic.com/1a8cvb

    I LOVE it!!!!!!!

    You so Scottish baby!!!

    (Although he’s got something underneath!! I think it’s those checkered pants from his night out with th Ronsons… and I was hoping he’d be more traditional… j/k…its probably cold there, haha…)

  263. mr:
    03/22/2010 at 8:49 am

    OMG-

    He just tweeted this picture in his “Glamkilt”!!!

    http://twitpic.com/1a8cvb

    I LOVE it!!!!!!! You so Scottish baby!!!

    Have to admit I did not think I would like him in a kilt but he looks fantastic and very masculine. Go figure. Really looks great!!! On twitter they are calling in a Glamkilt. I guess with a leather jacket it really is a Glamkilt. :lol:

  264. OMG, guess what is going to be posted on my desktop???????
    he looks GLAMAZING!!!!!!!

  265. I know read from one of the fansites that the jacket he was wearing above was a gift while he was in Japan. Also the feather necklace with attached guitar pick that’s he’s wearing was a gift from someone in Japan too. The Sporran on the kilt picture was a gift from the original founders of Adam’s UK fansite. My favorite look of all is still the one above without the jacket on but now it’s closely followed by the kilt pic.

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