Adam Lambert News Roundup

ETA: The first three parts of Michael Slezak’s interview with Adam Lambert   HERE. The AMA/GMA controversy is discussed, plus Adam’s take on this morning’s interview with the CBS Early show– CBS blurred out a photo of the kiss with his keyboard player while leaving a Madonna/Britney kiss photo censor-free…

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There’s lots of Adam Lambert news in the wake of the fallout from his controversial American Music Awards appearance and subsequent cancellation of his GMA appearance.

Adam’s hastily scheduled CBS Early Show performance went off without a hitch this morning (interviews and performances HERE)

I   posted a slew of Adam Lambert related newstories in today’s headlines. Here are a few stories that missed the deadline:

Newsweek wonders why Adam’s male on male kiss was such a big deal. A sales analysis of Adam’s promising first week sales numbers (250’ish) in light of AMA bruhaha (controversy sells). NPR’s Linda Holmes’ wonders how a performer forgets he’s on television. The New York Daily News think’s Adam’s performance is a kiss goodbye to American Idol.

After the jump, Adam tells Jim Cantiello of MTV news why he left “Suburban Decay” and “Voodoo” off the album. Plus, scheduling conflicts kept RedOne and Adam from finishing the sessions they started. No hard feelings, though. Make sure to watch the entire 13 part series HERE.

Bonus: Adam has martinis with Michelle Collins of Best Week Ever. Hilarious.

Videos after the JUMP…

Adam tells Jim Cantiello of MTV News why he left “Suburban Decay”, “Voodoo” and the RedOne tunes off the Album.

Best Week Ever’s Michelle Collins interviews Adam

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257 Comments

  1. And, he is hosting the hour on Sirius Hit’s 1 station…I got quite a pleasant surprise when I got into my car and heard his voice…he is one the entire hour since 4, I suppose.

  2. Any u tube links yet for jim c’s interviews?? So looking forward to those but I can’t view on my iPhone.

  3. Couldn’t get the Michelle video to work (unfortunately)- loved the Jim C. ones !

  4. I just saw an interesting post about Adam’s foreign sales.

    Here are som itunes rankings from today.

    Scandinavia (Northern Europe)

    Finland: #1 pop chart, #2 general chart
    Denmark: #11 pop chart, #19 general chart
    Sweden: #7 pop chart, #9 general chart
    Norway: #26 pop chart, #79 general chart

    Other European countries:

    UK: #19 pop chart, #36 general chart
    France: #36 pop chart, #100 general chart
    Portugal: #3 pop chart, #6 general chart (both at #2 earlier)
    Holland: #40 pop chart, #71 general chart
    Ireland: #127 general chart

    Rest of world:

    New Zealand: #2 pop chart, #3 general chart
    Canada:#4 pop chart, #6 general chart
    Mexico: #8 pop, #15 general

    In Canada, these are the # for the deluxe album. The regular album is right behind at #5 pop and #10 in general chart

    I think this is very interesting.

  5. If Adam is smart, he’ll just ignore VFTW like most of the rest of us do. Assuming he’s even aware of it, that is.

    Clearly, Black Book Magazine did not watch the rest of the AMAs because Adam was NOT the only one who had a sexually aggressive act, yet he IS the only one who has been criticized. In fact, it looks like he’s taking the heat for the entire evening. I wonder if he has enough shoulder pads for that one?

  6. I heard Adam is hanging around Perez Hilton now?

    Oh well “birds of a feather”.

    Did they go clubbing last night together? I hope they don’t run into the Black Eyed Peas.

  7. crushed grapes with her labia? what? I feel like I missed an inside joke there… and isn’t vodka made out of.. potatoes i think? why did they say grapes?

  8. Does Michelle Collins manage to shock Adam just a little? She is soo funny and quick, and you can tell he loves it. Fun interview – I also loved Adam bedazzling with Elvis Duran (“arts and crafts”). I’m glad he’s holding on to his sense of humor.

    Do the people who felt he needed to do more radio interviews think he’s getting caught up in that department?

    Surely his ABC Morning Show appearance will help move some product, too, because in addition to the two songs he performed, they played different cuts from the album into the commercials.

    What a wild couple of days! Letterman, Ellen, and Larry King (hmm . . . okay) still ahead.

  9. oh will this circus ever end???

    Dear Gd, I hope not. I’m enjoying both the rollercoaster of yesterday and today’s sweet merrygoround. (Yeah, yeah, wrong metaphor. I know.)

  10. why did they say grapes?

    It was fig vodka. LOL. They started with grapes, then figs, then walnuts, then fruitcake ingredients. It was frigging hilarious.

  11. Okay – that Best Week Ever clip is hilarious. Michelle Collins is one seriously funny chick. That made me laugh pretty damn hard.

  12. crushed grapes with her labia? what? I feel like I missed an inside joke there’ ¦ and isn’t vodka made out of.. potatoes i think? why did they say grapes?

    they were just being silly… you know having fun.

  13. Adam was absolutely gorgeous on The Early Show. Or should I call it the Adam Lambert Show. Gorgeous, articulate and stellar performance. Stellar vocals. The band was amazing considering they’ve been together for two or three weeks?

  14. First, I LOVE his scarf. Must have one.

    I think Adam is going to be ok. His album is pretty good with some amazing songs on it. I think in a way it speaks for a lot of gays that are sick and tired of being made to feel like 2nd class citizens. He flipped off the people that said he would never make it. Kudos to Adam.

  15. Ok – enough thread love…

    Did you guys read the NYDailyNews article? Weirdly passive agressive.

    It’s not that “Idol” hates unique talent, or can’t see it. That’s just not what “Idol” is about. “Idol” is about finding, polishing and marketing mainstream artists who will become as big as possible. Give or take a few rebel noises from Clarkson, most “Idol” grads get the message and behave accordingly. Don’t expect Underwood to ever do the things with a religious artifact that Madonna once did. ”

    …If you buy that, maybe Sunday night’s performance was Lambert’s giant middle finger to the whole system that told him to tone it down, to restrain himself, to stay nice ‘“ and then told him at the very end he hadn’t been nice enough. That’s probably overthinking things. But this isn’t: Adam Lambert took the whole “American Idol” blueprint for becoming an American idol and kissed it goodbye.”

  16. I happen to like what Adam stands for, it is refreshing. So much better than hypocrisy and love always trumps hate.

  17. Cookiebr7, thanks for posting those rankings. Adam has the best international sales, of all idols from the eight seasons. When a girl from Japan asked Adam if he is going to Japan, he said hopefully next year. He could have just said, hopefully, but he since he threw in next year, I’m guessing they are in the planning stages for an international tour next year.

  18. I seriously believe if for some reason Adam does not have a huge career in the States he will do very well outside of them. I hope he is big here because I want to see a few solo concerts.

  19. they were just being silly’ ¦ you know having fun.

    It was just odd. Had I been on the show, I probably just would have stared at her for a second. But she wasn’t very funny either..

  20. I do love him because of the music, but for a million other reasons, too. One of which is I think he is insanely attractive, all done up or not (although I know it’s shallow to focus too much on looks).

  21. I actually think, like Slezak, his skin looks a thousand times better without too much makeup. Anyway, that Michelle girl is really freaking funny. Good stuff, I couldn’t stop loling.

  22. Oh Michelle Collins, how I envy you.

    And now I wanna hear “Suburban Decay” more than ever!

  23. I am in the same boat as Maria 22. Could anyone who is more technologically inclined than me/us work with the Michelle Collins interview so that those outside the US can view it? Appreciate!

  24. What a wild couple of days! Letterman, Ellen, and Larry King (hmm . . . okay) still ahead

    Don’t forget to put Barbara Walters in there also….that will be a big one for promotion!

  25. “Newsweek wonders why Adam’s male on male kiss was such a big deal.”

    Oh. I thought people were more upset about the simulated bj/innapropriately fingering the dancer & the flipping of the bird @ the end.
    So it’s only all about the man-on-man liplock now.
    Oh, my bad.
    Unbelievable.

  26. But this isn’t: Adam Lambert took the whole ‘American Idol’  blueprint for becoming an American idol and kissed it goodbye.’ 

    Wow….a major media outlet expressing my sincerest thoughts.

  27. BestAI
    11/25/2009 at 6:18 pm
    Adam was absolutely gorgeous on The Early Show. Or should I call it the Adam Lambert Show. Gorgeous, articulate and stellar performance. Stellar vocals. The band was amazing considering they’ve been together for two or three weeks?

    DITTO!

  28. But this isn’t: Adam Lambert took the whole ‘American Idol’  blueprint for becoming an American idol and kissed it goodbye.’ 

    Wow’ ¦.a major media outlet expressing my sincerest thoughts.

    he’s not happy about…

  29. Larry King? When was it announced he would be on Larry King?
    That’s a really serious, politically-oriented show…Adam can clearly handle any interview and hes been on the show before but if he is interviewed alone it should be interesting.

  30. I can’t wait to hear urban decay and voodoo. I love Master plan and flove Down the rabbit hole. His bonus tracks are very interesting. Too bad Redone and he didn’t have time to finish their tracks. They were pop songs. I may like some.

  31. I deleted all the your Idol has bad skin/short/bald posts. Way off topic and done to death. Lets stick to the topic. Thanks

  32. Am in moderation on the reals? Cause I was kidding…

    I can’t tell?

  33. I read Adam would be on King over at his Official Website – it says there that King tweeted i.t (Larry King tweets?!)

    I’d rather see Adam on Regis and Kelly again. Kelly Rippa seemed to be a fan last time Adam was on.

  34. “I read Adam would be on King over at his Official Website ‘“ it says there that King tweeted i.t (Larry King tweets?!) ”

    Link please!

  35. Am in moderation on the reals? Cause I was kidding’ ¦

    No you aren’t.

    Yeah, I don’t know, cause several posts above say they’re waiting moderation, but people are responding to them. So I was confused. Glad I’m not though :mrgreen:

  36. When is Adam scheduled to be on Larry King?

    Couldn’t find anything on the Larry King webpage, a messy webpage IMHO.

  37. The Jim C interview was fantastic. One of Jim’s best!! and the Michelle Collins interview is just priceless…

    Looking forward to Letterman.

    Just a FYI Adam giving the finger was never shown on the actual broadcast or the West coast delayed showing, It was the media who picked it up. Second the Kiss is the issue because that is the thing that was referenced by everyone, most importantly every news outlet. I might also point out the PTC are the one who issued the complaint but where also the ones who said GMA should have never canceled Adam. The AMA performance is over. He really can’t take it away and if he apologized it would not make the people that are upset any happier. (be honest) He gave a subdued great performance on CBS Early show and that was the best response to what happened. People make mistakes or to better phase it people do thing that other people don’t like. You move on. Everyone who wants to hold a grudge and be worked up, you are free too do so, you are just only causing yourself grief. This whole controversy was made more then it needed to be. GMA canceling him is what brought this from Adam giving a sub par overly sexually charged performance into a debate about artistic expression and double standards. It would have died much more quickly otherwise.

  38. Poor Kris Allen.

    He isnt getting 1/1000th the buzz Adam is getting.

  39. Sorry MJ, for going off the rails :)

    Back to the topic at hand.

    I think Adam is very articulate and typically comes across well in interviews, so I imagine he’ll do just fine on LKL. I however cannot stand to watch that show because Larry appears to be in slow motion, and I always feel like I’m wasting hours of my life watching him, that I’ll never get back.

  40. I’m surprised how good the sound was considering Adam was playing in a small studio with all those windows all around him.

  41. Did they go clubbing last night together? I hope they don’t run into the Black Eyed Peas.

    Regarding Adam being friends with Perez – I don’t like Perez and it seems a lot of John Q. Public agrees with me on that issue. As far as the BEP’s go, Fergie loves Adam and the whole scuffle was because Perez referred to Fergie as fugly. Perez ain’t gonna do that again cuz he got punched in the face and although I don’t like violence if anybody had it coming he did. So no worries (not that you were really concerned, ha ha!) BTW I love Fergie and Adam too!

  42. First, I LOVE his scarf. Must have one.

    Then you must ask Tommy where he got said scarf. He was wearing what looked like said scarf in the pictures taken on Monday at the taping of the Letterman show. It would appear that Adam is raiding Tommy’s suitcase.

    People magazine have done a review of FYE 3 1/2 stars out of 4 – scan on Hoopla Magnet – don’t know how to bring things over!

  43. I’ve been listening to Adam’s CD today and think “Soaked”,the song itself, and Adam’s vocals are beautiful!

    “Fever” is another favorite. Wowza!

  44. Oh, god, that is too adorable that Adam and Tommy are sharing clothes.

  45. Great interview by Slezak too…Can’t wait for the rest of his interview with Adam.

  46. But she wasn’t very funny either..

    Are you serious? I think her humor stands out as hilarious in a day of much hilarity.

    As this is a wrap-up of Adam headlines for the day, here’s my wrap-up:

    Brilliant interviews, outstanding performance, glad he wouldn’t be bullied into apologizing for something that needs no apology, glad he acknowledged that the vocals (AMA) were off, very happy about his sales estimates, think his mother is a role model for all parents, am amazed at how no matter what he does it will be wrong to some, and I’m sad that some folks still focus on comparisons between Idols.

    Happy Turkey Day, all!

  47. Tommy is cute but I don’t have a huge TV and I thought that black portion of his otherwise blond hair was a funky hat sitting on the front of his head. LOL

  48. Michelle Collins is hilarious.

    Adam sounded beautiful saying Gracias. I don’t know why.

    But well, it’s official, I’m absolutely obsessed with his album. I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, I wasn’t expecting to love it. Now it’s probably among my 5 fave albums ever.

    The transition is made. I’m done with being a fan of Adam idol without the certainty of knowing if I would love his music. Now that I know what an Adam album sounds like, I can officially say I’m a big fan of Adam Lambert, the solo artist :).

  49. Trolley stop.

    Oh Adam. Just when I thought I couldn’t love you more.

  50. Just love being able to start the day AND end the day with Adam singing. I was so impressed with his band this morning.

    I’m thinking Adam’s only singing on Letterman tonight and not being interviewed. Had seen a post from someone on IDF who was at the taping and they mentioned that Adam only sang WWFM.

    And regarding the scarf, the first time Adam was shown outside, he wasn’t wearing the scarf. I bet Tommy lent it to him when Adam realized how cold it was outside and he needed to keep his vocal chords warm.

  51. Oh. I thought people were more upset about the simulated bj/innapropriately fingering the dancer & the flipping of the bird @ the end.
    So it’s only all about the man-on-man liplock now.
    Oh, my bad.
    Unbelievable.

    I have no idea what people were mostly upset about, but I think the kiss thing is being cited as short-hand for the whole thing.

    Why would it be the thing most referenced? I don’t know but my take is this:

    – it was the most visually obvious (eg, I didn’t even notice the “fingering” or the flip-off, even though I watched the vid after I was aware of the brouhaha and was looking to see what the big deal was)

    – the kiss was real, lasted awhile and is the kind of thing even a kid would see. I just remembering trying to figure out if Tommy was a girl or boy, cause I couldn’t tell

    – the “simulated bj” looked nothing at all like an actual bj and was over in like 2 seconds. Dancers, like high school wrestlers, end up with their faces in all sorts of places that don’t otherwise happen in public. I doubt many people noticed this move or cared.

  52. Adam’s digital download on Amazon is back to 10.99 it’s still #1 but may not stay there. Rihanna’s cd is still 3.99 so I’m sure it will pass Adam soon. guess the 3.99 sale was only for one day.

  53. Tommy is cute but I don’t have a huge TV and I thought that black portion of his otherwise blond hair was a funky hat sitting on the front of his head. LOL

    LOL!

  54. – the ‘simulated bj’  looked nothing at all like an actual bj and was over in like 2 seconds. Dancers, like high school wrestlers, end up with their faces in all sorts of places that don’t otherwise happen in public. I doubt many people noticed this move or cared.

    This happened so fast I didn’t notice it the first time through. I also think it is something that might have gone over my kids heads. (They are 13 and 11 and were asleep). I did not see him flip the bird. Maybe the lights were too bright. The thing that stood out to me was the fall. I cringed and really felt for him at that moment. The kiss? Didn’t really faze me except it seemed a little manic.

  55. I’m just one very happy Adam Lambert Fan.

    Today was Fantastic!!

    Adam’s voice still Amazes me, to this day.
    I hope his dreams come true.

  56. Cantiello Adam interview clip 7 of 13 – Adam says that ppl are very “singles-minded” instead of “album-minded” nowadays, so he wanted to create “the most eclectic album possible… almost like a playlist”. Genius!

    When it comes to “morality”, the BJ and the vag flick were infinitely more boundary-crossing than the kiss IMO. But when it comes to kids, they don’t make the obviously sexual references that we do, so those two moves probably didn’t get processed by anyone under 12. (Heck, my 14 yr old thinks Britney’s song “3” is just a dance song about the number 3… hello sesame street?)

    But the saying “a kiss is just a kiss” goes both ways. A kiss is never anything other than a kiss. So it is not misinterpreted by anyone.

    Michelle Collins is just too good! Perez Hilton sux. That is all.

  57. Squirrely – The 3.99 sales did not count at all towards Adams sales numbers because it represented more than a 50% discount from MSRP. Thy still would have helped RCA’s income though, since more units were likely moved. So it’s a double edged sword. Someone posted rules about this in one of the threads yesterday, but if I understood correctly that’s the gist of it.

  58. I love Adam’s album, I can’t think of one song I don’t like and I can’t decide on my favorite either because there are too many good ones. I don’t buy that many albums because I got burnt too many times (only liking one or two songs unless it was a greatest hits or grammy compilation) but I wanted to buy Adam’s to help support his career. Listening to the snippets didn’t do it justice and even though I paid full price for iTunes deluxe version, who cares! It was definitely worth it! It was so cool that The Early Show played different songs all morning. The GMA cancellation turned out to be a blessing in disguise. They got to satisfy their irate sponsor or whoever (1500 protests was not the whole story behind the cancellation IMHO) and Adam got way, way more airtime. So win-win for everyone except maybe the fans that were planning to be at the GMA indoor concert.

  59. natsmavenus-I’m so glad you explained that the “more than a 50% discount” didn’t count. I was so tempted to buy it again, thinking it would. I missed that and probably a lot more because this place was so depressing yesterday.
    Some people don’t care about facts or even interesting discussions. They just have a character and career assassination agenda. I feel like someone needs to stand up against them, but I’m just not the best equipped.

  60. What an amazingly great day it’s been for Adam. He was awesome on the Early Show. Dang, I whish he knew that when he’s just singing and dancing at the microphone he’s sexy as hell! No dancers needed!

    Also, listening to the Michelle Collins interview, I picked up that he was planning to do FYE on GMA. He said something about how it was going to be a toned down performance with fewer dancers. Well that answers the question about why they rented the theater. Also… I bet that was the main problem with GMA keeping him on. Can you imagine him performing the same number that he performed at the AMAs?

    I honestly think this worked out quite brilliantly. He was practically the host of the Early Show, sang two completely different, beautiful songs, had his mom there, and didn’t have to try to sell us on FYE as entertaining. (Sorry…not my favorite. The least vocally appealing song on his album, for me.)

  61. http://www.shewired.com/Article.cfm?Section=1&ID=23996

    Here is Joy Behar and friends take on Adam, I watched the show last night and Joy said ‘“ I know it is my network but they are cowards to not have put Adam on. They were saying he is a genius

    Thats really interesting. Especially since Sherry Elizabeth and Barbara all said it was in bad taste, he let his AI fans down, etc. today on the view. Whoopi took up for him a bit though.

  62. Squirrely, that NY Times article… just excellent!

    Also, I think it was BestAI…. lolz on the Larry King slow mo comment. Just look at it this way… if you feel like watching Larry King puts your life in slow motion, at least you have Adam to look at too! :-)

  63. Adam really was terrific on the Early Show. Whataya Want from Me was perfect. Music Again was so much better live, even with the little mistake at the beginning. As usual, he was his charming, articulate self in the interviews. They gave him so much on-air time, he was part of the whole show. Total win!

  64. Sorry if this has been posted already:

    UPDATE: CBS issued this bullshit statement, “The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning TV. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.”

    http://dlisted.com/node/34995

  65. Larry King’s official twitter is at http://twitter.com/kingsthings. It says Adam will be on live in December. That’ll be interesting. If the interview is towards the end of December, hopefully Adam’s album will be gold by then. Yeah yeah I know. I’m being extremely optimistic. :)

    Regarding VFTW and their roasting of Adam tonight. If Billboard and the predictions are correct, Adam might sell like 250,000 albums next week. That is a good thing. lol He has a great chance at debuting at #2 or 3, which is not shabby at all. I’d think they’d wait until the second or third week when his album sales drop, as we know they will because it happens to everyone. That way they can exploit it for their own stupid humor. I’m glad that is one website that Adam doesn’t get defensive about and ignores. They aren’t worth his thought.

  66. I love that interview with Michelle Collins! I couldn’t stop laughing. She needs to get her own show. :)

    I just got done watching Access Hollywood a little while ago and they mentioned the blurred Adam-Tommy kiss and the non-blurred Madonna-Britney kiss on CBS. Maria Menounos and the other chick I forget her name said it was total discrimination and obviously a double standard.

    Oh, and Music Again sounds awesome live! I loved the song when I first heard it so hearing him sing it live this morning was a treat!

  67. UPDATE: CBS issued this bullshit statement, ‘The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning TV. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.’ 

    I saw that. LOL That is complete BS. They should have kept quiet if thats the best they can come up with.

  68. 4Msrmym – Watching the Early Show today started off my day with a big grin, and I also thought, uh oh, the non fans – who interestingly enough are even more obsessed with Adam than I am -are gonna be angry. Don’t think we’re allowed to call them out on anything here so best to focus on remaining a positive person. Speaking of which, doesn’t VFTW roast Adam every night? Doubt if he’d waste his time responding to the invite of people with such ugly negative energy.

    Glad to know I’m not the only one to notice though. :)

    They’re defending Adam right now on our local KISs radio station but they’ve never played a single song. Cmon guys, show Adam some airplay love!

  69. fye single is now up to #24 every time I check it keeps improving..

  70. I was so tempted to buy it again, thinking it would. I missed that and probably a lot more because this place was so depressing yesterday.
    Some people don’t care about facts or even interesting discussions. They just have a character and career assassination agenda. I feel like someone needs to stand up against them, but I’m just not the best equipped.

    ITA however I don’t think there is much anyone can do because as MJ says this is an Idol blog, not a fan blog and if we get too hot and bothered we just wind up shooting ourselves in the foot as we can get banned. I’m glad today is almost all happy and positive though, must be the Thanksgiving spirit.

    Besides, I think some of the posters like to play devil’s advocate and/or just enjoy debating and that is just their style. Everyone welcome, this blog is For Your Entertainment, right?

  71. UPDATE: CBS issued this bullshit statement, ‘The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning TV. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.’ 

    I saw that. LOL That is complete BS. They should have kept quiet if thats the best they can come up with.

    CBS is the network STILL in a legal fight about their fine for airing Janet’s nipple. I think this was their attempt to say they’ve been bitten once already, they are taking no chances because only the gods know what might be illegal next. It also makes particularly poignant their bringing Adam on today to speak. Their way of saying:

    That.

  72. gotta cut CBS some slack they are still fighting the superbowl nipple gate fine

  73. Adam has 13 songs on the iTunes pop single charts…FYE shows up twice

    194 – Strut
    179 – Fever
    161 – Broken Open
    151- Soaked
    150 – Sleepwalker
    148 – Music Again
    130 – TFM
    124 – Master Plan
    115 – If I Had You
    112 – FYE single
    100 – Down the Rabbit Hole
    54 – WWFM
    18 – FYE

  74. revcat-Yes, I understand the rules, except I really don’t. It’s not ok to use as a fan blog, but it is ok to use as an anti-fan blog????
    Lots of Thanksgiving today, though.

  75. One more think Adam #5 on yahoo’s top searches. He has been in the top 10 searches for the past 3 days at one time or another. His single sales are rising up the Itunes chart for FYE (24) and WYWFM is climing slowly too. (120)

  76. I don’t cut CBS any slack for blurring out the kiss. Same-sex kisses, involving either gender, do not violate any FCC guidelines and have even been shown in the daytime hours on CBS soaps. So their argument fails.

  77. Things he didn’t want to be known for, circa Out:

    Political
    His sexuality

    Things he’s now known for:

    Being political (down with censorship!!!)
    Using his sexuality to simulate a BJ on national TV

    I love the irony…and the hypocrisy. Way to go, Adam.

  78. Penzap – thanks for the single sales info.

    You’d expect the bonus tracks to be mediocre throwaway songs that weren’t good enough to make the CD, but Master Plan and Down the Rabbit Hole are both so awesome I wonder what else Adam is holding back from us. Speaking of DtRH, if someone knows what it’s about please enlighten me. Just love the frenetic energy of that song. It’s bound to cost me a speeding ticket sometime.

  79. Michelle Collins is my hero. She is so fucking funny. I think Adam and her should be besties. She totally appeals to his sense of humor and it is good for him to have good hearty laughs like that. It’s good for me too! I love that girl!

  80. Squirrely
    11/25/2009 at 9:10 pm

    Adam Lambert on ‘Soaked’  ‘” About Drunken One-Night Stands on SIRIUS XM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3COGfbKHX4

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I love how he interprets his songs ‘“ even though he didn’t write them he feels them.

    OMG all his interviews today were just fantastic I don’t know which one I liked the best. They all have their own unique appeals that make them stand out on their own. This one was great. Love the sheet drag segment had me rolling in laughter..Also I never knew Adam was 250lbs in High School. Oh and hearing him talk with Slezak, Jim C., and the guy from Sirus Radio Adam really knows and understand music

  81. Color me odd man out…but I was so focused on the performance and upset with the fall that I just missed anything controversial.

  82. Will is right about CBS.
    Debate is what makes MJ’s worth coming to. Along with some very intelligent regular posters(and MJ’s content of course).

  83. My take on this after seeing a couple interviews is that there was a lot of pressure on him performing at such a high profile gig with so many well known artists and ABC kept touting this performance all night. I think that’s why he pushed it so far and since no one is talking about Gaga’s flaming piano or anything else but him I guess he was successful. ABC got more than they bargained for but they also got their ratings.

  84. The slezak interview was awesome…he asked all the right questions in the right way…the censorship/double standard thing is true and Adam is right to call ppl out for it…looking forward to Larry King and the Barbara Walters thingy :)

    also, as far him referencing Celine Dion as one of the best singers in the world, I think hes right there with her..if there is one thing he neednt be shy or humble about its his singing ability
    imo he can sing in any form/style…his range is nearly limitless and it has a sophistication I havent seen before in my generation…
    so yeah just sayin’

  85. I don’t read comments after Adam articles that often, but when I do, it seems Vada, who is a huge Kris fan, always slams Adam, along with others. Wow, brutal — commenters saying Adam’s career is already in the toilet, etc. Many I don’t even want to repeat. Why did I have to start reading the comments again?

  86. 4Msrmyn

    revcat-Yes, I understand the rules, except I really don’t. It’s not ok to use as a fan blog, but it is ok to use as an anti-fan blog????
    Lots of Thanksgiving today, though.

    I get frustrated too! I understand completely! But this has been an exceptional day in Adamland, waking up and going to bed (well not literally, unfortunately) with Adam on TV and good news about his album sales.

    Oh and something funny, my husband likes Adam’s singing but he doesn’t follow him like I do. However, this morning he watched The Early Show with me and before the segment about the baby panda bear the announcer said: “Next something cute and cuddly.” We both thought they were talking about Adam. LOL And then the panda bear came on and we cracked up especially since the black around its eyes reminded us of Adam’s eyeliner. :)

  87. video clip of Adam on the Letterman show ‘ ¦.. at the end of the clip are the words ‘There is no off position on the genius switch’ .

    ?

  88. Hey, guys – just wanted to pop in and say I was at the Early Show today to meet Adam. OMG was it amazing! He came out about 4 or 5 times to chat with the hosts and fans. It was too bad we couldn’t be in the studio for the performances, but he sounded so amazingly good on those songs!

    I love this guy so much! And he is such a sweetheart to meet! So beautiful up close and really nice. I got to tell him personally that I loved the AMA performance, and to never stop doing what he’s doing.

    Ahh, just to be able to express how much he’s done for us fans and how much we support him was just an amazing moment :-)

  89. Color me odd man out’ ¦but I was so focused on the performance and upset with the fall that I just missed anything controversial.

    LOL – you’re not alone. Only thing I commented on and got stuck up on after the performance was “damn, did Adam just trip there?”

  90. video clip of Adam on the Letterman show ‘ ¦.. at the end of the clip are the words ‘There is no off position on the genius switch’ .

    That slogan appears at the end of every clip from the Letterman show.

  91. hypertwink
    11/25/2009 at 9:14 pm

    Things he didn’t want to be known for, circa Out:

    Political
    His sexuality

    Things he’s now known for:

    Being political (down with censorship!!!)
    Using his sexuality to simulate a BJ on national TV

    I love the irony’ ¦and the hypocrisy. Way to go, Adam.

    Well as a consumer you can voice your displeasure by not buying his album. I on the other hand disagree with you and I am listening to the album right now…Oh and it is absolutely Stellar….

    You see I am interested in Adam as a Music Artist and Singer….I am not interested in him being my moral compass or advocate on any issue. He was on a show that promoted a singer/performer. I must have missed the week where the contestants competed in moral and ethical debates. If there was a week like that I would have voted for Michael. :-)

  92. LOL ‘“ you’re not alone. Only thing I commented on and got stuck up on after the performance was ‘damn, did Adam just trip there?’ 

    LOL…..I thought the same thing plus OMG is he hurt!….must be the inner protective parent/big brother/big sister in us.

  93. dhunken-Thanks for the link. Couldn’t imagine what sheets had to do with anything. I can so picture the him doing versatile-sheet costume changes with a hairbrush as a mic while singing “Soaked” to himself in front of mirror. LOL
    zzatrms-That is great. Saw a tiny clip earlier, love the quote at the end. I’d love to know who put it there!

  94. LOL’ ¦..I thought the same thing plus OMG is he hurt!’ ¦.must be the inner protective parent/big brother/big sister in us.

    That and the part of me that wasn’t at all offended or particularly surprised by what he did on Sunday :-)

  95. penzap
    11/25/2009 at 9:14 pm

    Adam #8 on 9 at 9 on Z100!!!

    Which song fye or WYWFM?

  96. Color me odd man out’ ¦but I was so focused on the performance and upset with the fall that I just missed anything controversial.

    LOL ‘“ you’re not alone. Only thing I commented on and got stuck up on after the performance was ‘damn, did Adam just trip there?’ 

    This was me too. My heart sank when he fell.

  97. Mary102
    11/25/2009 at 9:58 pm

    LOL’ ¦..I thought the same thing plus OMG is he hurt!’ ¦.must be the inner protective parent/big brother/big sister in us.

    That and the part of me that wasn’t at all offended or particularly surprised by what he did on Sunday :-)

    He did something surprising on Sunday?…..must of missed it I was too focused and the awesome performance…(though not his best singing) ;-)

  98. and since no one is talking about Gaga’s flaming piano or anything else but him I guess he was successful.

    Well, you know who’s really got to be pissed? Whitney Houston. This was supposed to be her “triumphant return.” She’s probably been throwing pots and pans and china and crystal at walls since Monday night.

  99. will
    11/25/2009 at 9:52 pm

    video clip of Adam on the Letterman show ‘ ¦.. at the end of the clip are the words ‘There is no off position on the genius switch’ .

    That slogan appears at the end of every clip from the Letterman show.

    Oh Will, you are a joy killer!!! :mrgreen: J/K

  100. Are some of you on moderation? Because I feel like I’ve read the page, but then new comments appear that I didn’t see the first time.

  101. That’s slogan appears at the end of every clip from the Letterman show.

    thanks …. lol …. you can tell I don’t watch Letterman, but I almost never missed watching Jack Paar.

  102. Jay made a joke saying ABC wouldn’t put Adam on because he was too shocking for morning TV. Then he went on to say something about how Jerry Springer is apparently not too shocking.

  103. Mary102-I’m so glad you were able to tell him that. I bet he really appreciates the support.

  104. Jay made a joke saying ABC wouldn’t put Adam on because he was too shocking for morning TV. Then he went on to say something about how Jerry Springer is apparently not too shocking.

    That’s too funny!!!

  105. I also have to give a shout out to that smoking hot pic of him at the top of this article! He looked so good on the Early Show! And super thin and sexy in those pants!

    Ok, another random thought – with all the controversy of the last few days, I swear that the more he stirs up, the more I love him! When I heard my friends and others start saying “that’s disgusting”, or “I hated that” when talking about the AMAs, or when I heard about the GMA cancellation, all I could think was, yeah, you go, Adam – ruffle those feathers!

  106. Mary102-I’m so glad you were able to tell him that. I bet he really appreciates the support.

    That was my thought. We’re not all gonna love what he did, and certainly there were many fans who didn’t, but to those of us who did, it felt great just being able to tell it to him in person :-)

  107. hypertwink
    11/25/2009 at 9:14 pm
    Things he didn’t want to be known for, circa Out:

    Political
    His sexuality

    Things he’s now known for:

    Being political (down with censorship!!!)
    Using his sexuality to simulate a BJ on national TV

    I love the irony’ ¦and the hypocrisy. Way to go, Adam.

    Adam explained himself in Slezack’s interview- he didn’t want to be political, he simply reacted to his personal situation. As for sexuality, your point is silly. Adam was ALWAYS sexual in his performances- Ring of Fire, WLL, etc. He said he didn’t want the focus on his orientation, never that he wasn’t sexual.

    You slammed him before, you’ll slam him after, no matter what he does. There will always be people who hate Adam bitterly, because as he said himself he is polarizing. I somehow doubt he cares ;) – No more than Adam fans do when you and the other handful of same posters here repeatedly attack his every action. But hey, everybody needs a hobby I guess.

  108. Honestly when I first saw the video of Adam and RedOne being interviewed together post-idol, I felt as if he wanted to ‘own’ Adam and even posted about it at that time. Hmmm, interesting results.

  109. I don’t cut CBS any slack for blurring out the kiss. Same-sex kisses, involving either gender, do not violate any FCC guidelines and have even been shown in the daytime hours on CBS soaps. So their argument fails.

    Utterly. But I have hopes that all of this will make it harder to hide behind these kinds of arguments. The fact is, some people are bigots and networks don’t want to offend customers, even the bigots, if there are enough of them. But it’s not fashionable to be a bigot, so everyone tip toes around it. Everyone has a right to believe what they believe, but they need to own it, or there’s no possibility of rational discussion

  110. Well, you know who’s really got to be pissed? Whitney Houston. This was supposed to be her ‘triumphant return.’  She’s probably been throwing pots and pans and china and crystal at walls since Monday night.

    Well, maybe she should have put on an ultra risque S&M themed performance ;-) Lol – er, nvm, that might traumatize me!

  111. Hi everyone! I have de-lurked maybe two times since AI? I’m getting a little more brave…..I love the people on this site for the most part. I am a HUGE Adam fan. I have to admit being almost sick to my stomach after the AMA brouhaha. Way too invested in someone I don’t even know. I was upset only because I didn’t want Adam to fail!!

    However, after today I have to say that Adam is like the cat with nine lives. I cannot believe how he keeps bouncing back. After listening to all the interviews I think Adam has learned a valuable lesson and I doubt this will happen to him again. Oh, I’m not saying that he won’t be sexually suggestive again. Duh!! It’s Adam! I just think he will not let his “adrenaline” get the best of him in this type of setting again. Live and learn, as we all do.

    Love him, love him!! What a ride!!!!!!!!

  112. ScorpioBSB, welcome!

    My take on all the controversy is, I almost feel Adam is always two steps ahead of most of us fans trying to analyze his every move. I remember how ballistic we got after the album cover, people (big fans too) saying it would ruin him, it would scare away new buyers, etc. And then the same issue over the AMAs.

    The thing is, a few days after the cover was released, and things calmed down, it definitely came across as perhaps a more brilliant move – it got people talking, people who didn’t know him before, and it got more attention than if he had just done a more typical or expected album cover. Even though I know some argue that controversy alone isn’t what he wants to be about, it does the job of getting his name out there, and selling the product. Watching the fallout from both the AMA and GMA stuff, I see a similar trend. It keeps people talking and interested, and that’s way better than just being forgotten and ignored.

  113. Well, maybe she should have put on an ultra risque S&M themed performance Lol ‘“ er, nvm, that might traumatize me!

    LOL!!! Yeah, my sister was being all pissy, yesterday. When I told her that SuBo is expected to have a gold album by the end of the week, she said, “Good for her. Let’s just hope she doesn’t turn into another Adam Lambert!” Ummmm…. yeah. Not a pleasing image… SuBo in S&M gear tonguing her bass player.

  114. The thing is, a few days after the cover was released, and things calmed down, it definitely came across as perhaps a more brilliant move ‘“ it got people talking, people who didn’t know him before, and it got more attention than if he had just done a more typical or expected album cover. Even though I know some argue that controversy alone isn’t what he wants to be about, it does the job of getting his name out there, and selling the product. Watching the fallout from both the AMA and GMA stuff, I see a similar trend. It keeps people talking and interested, and that’s way better than just being forgotten and ignored.

    Yes, and those are what we like to call “gimmicks.”

    but HEY bestie!! :mrgreen: [wave]

  115. Yes, and those are what we like to call ‘gimmicks.’ 

    Awesome singer, awesome CD, awesome guy – yep, it’s all a gimmick.

  116. LOL!!! Yeah, my sister was being all pissy, yesterday. When I told her that SuBo is expected to have a gold album by the end of the week, she said, ‘Good for her. Let’s just hope she doesn’t turn into another Adam Lambert!’  Ummmm’ ¦. yeah. Not a pleasing image’ ¦ SuBo in S&M gear tonguing her bass player.

    My eyes……My eyes…..

  117. Awesome singer, awesome CD, awesome guy ‘“ yep, it’s all a gimmick.

    I know you’re trying to be sarcastic, but it’s not really working. I thought I’d let you know before it got out of hand… but Mary was talking specifically about the album cover, his ama performance.. and saying it got him attention. And attention seeking devices are gimmicks.

  118. I remember how ballistic we got after the album cover, people (big fans too) saying it would ruin him, it would scare away new buyers, etc.

    Yep that would be me. I thought the next time I saw him he might be wearing tights or something. So I was actually relieved to see hunky hottie Adam at the AMA’s. And like a lot of you said earlier, I was more freaking out over his fall. But he did come out of that rather nicely, er strategically. Ha!!!

  119. Awesome singer, awesome CD, awesome guy ‘“ yep, it’s all a gimmick.

    I know what you meant Revcat!!

  120. There’s such an overload of Adam news this week…wish we could go back and time and spread it out over that long drought where we were waiting for the single release.

    I found this article by Ann Powers worth reading, though. A highlight: “Lambert’s musical connection to hard rock is actually pretty tenuous — though he’s brought back the heavy-metal scream, his vocal performances really reflect stronger connections to New Wave, post-disco and even opera. Where he is a rocker is, frankly, in his groin.”

  121. And attention seeking devices are gimmicks.

    Or good advertising. Depends on your point of view. These are things that are consistent with the type of music Adam makes and the type of performer Adam is. I personally find it refreshing to have someone finally pushing at people’s comfort zones again. Music and musicians have gotten too bland over the past couple of decades.

  122. know you’re trying to be sarcastic, but it’s not really working. I thought I’d let you know before it got out of hand’ ¦

    Thank you so very much and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  123. I know you’re trying to be sarcastic, but it’s not really working. I thought I’d let you know before it got out of hand’ ¦ but Mary was talking specifically about the album cover, his ama performance.. and saying it got him attention. And attention seeking devices are gimmicks.

    They aren’t gimmicks if they’re a true representation of the person. I think the cover and the AMA performance do represent aspects of Adam as an artist. He likes the camp aspect of the cover and anyone who saw him this summer knows he’ll grind his crotch into things if it goes with the subject of the song.

  124. Or good advertising. Depends on your point of view. These are things that are consistent with the type of music Adam makes and the type of performer Adam is. I personally find it refreshing to have someone finally pushing at people’s comfort zones again. Music and musicians have gotten too bland over the past couple of decades.

    I agree, to an extent. You do need a certain amount of publicity and Adam’s genre of music thrives on a lot of flash.. but when it comes to flash for flash’s sake, it begins to lose all meaning. He shouldn’t want to be known for controversies and gimmicks.. especially when he talks “integrity” afterward. He can’t really talk about artistic integrity when he strives for headlines and not quality performances.

  125. alison8701
    11/25/2009 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome singer, awesome CD, awesome guy ‘“ yep, it’s all a gimmick.

    I know you’re trying to be sarcastic, but it’s not really working. I thought I’d let you know before it got out of hand’ ¦ but Mary was talking specifically about the album cover, his ama performance.. and saying it got him attention. And attention seeking devices are gimmicks.

    Allison I agree with you…but I am not a fan who is ashamed that Adam indeed uses gimmicks. Adam is not the first and won’t be the last artist to do it. (Cyndi Lauper used gimmicks to the utmost and she is one of the best singers alive) …it’s not like he can’t sing. My take is get people to notice you and then show them what you got. Kind of the AMA vs CBS Early Show situation. Got Attention and now people got to see that he has talent. He is not all flash. Gimmicks are good if you got a good product it is not something to be ashamed.

  126. I found this article by Ann Powers worth reading, though. A highlight: ‘Lambert’s musical connection to hard rock is actually pretty tenuous ‘” though he’s brought back the heavy-metal scream, his vocal performances really reflect stronger connections to New Wave, post-disco and even opera. Where he is a rocker is, frankly, in his groin.’ 

    Thanks for the great quote, Kittens…

  127. There’s such an overload of Adam news this week’ ¦wish we could go back and time and spread it out over that long drought where we were waiting for the single release.

    Lol – we always seem to get a deluge, don’t we? Then again, if there was any time to have a deluge of epic Adam news (and controversial news at that), it’s the week his album is dropping. Almost like it was planned all along…hmmmm

  128. And attention seeking devices are gimmicks.

    Old show biz advice “You Gotta Have a Gimmick, if you want to get a job.” Sondheim even put it to music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFRSawe33sA

    Think quick
    Sinatra was called Ole ______ ______
    Tony Bennett left his heart in _______________
    Elvis shook his _____________
    The Beatles haircuts looked like ______________
    Madonna was famous for ____________ her look
    Micheal Jackson “invented” the _________ walk
    Jim Morrison was known as the _________ King
    Bruce Springsteen ‘s nickname is ________________

    Every successful act has a gimmick- something he/she has to set her apart from the rest of the artists – some of which may be more talented than they. Yes talent is important, but talent alone will not set you apart from the hordes of people trying to make an impression at the same time you are.

  129. I agree, to an extent. You do need a certain amount of publicity and Adam’s genre of music thrives on a lot of flash.. but when it comes to flash for flash’s sake, it begins to lose all meaning. He shouldn’t want to be known for controversies and gimmicks.. especially when he talks ‘integrity’  afterward. He can’t really talk about artistic integrity when he strives for headlines and not quality performances.

    But didn’t he sort of do this on the show to a smaller extent. Give us OTT performance and then understated ones to show he can really sing. The layers of his performances is what makes him. After ROF he did TOMT. TOMT had that much more of an impact because of ROF (Which I still think was the best performance Vocally and artistically)

  130. Allison I agree with you’ ¦but I am not a fan who is ashamed that Adam indeed used gimmicks. Adam is not the first and won’t be the last artist to do it. (Cyndi Lauper used gimmicks to the utmost and she was one of the best singers alive at the time) ‘ ¦it’s not like he can’t sing. My take is get people notice you and then show them what you got. Kind of the AMA the CBS Early Show situation. Got Attention and now people got to see that he has talent. I am sure a lot more then if he didn’t use the gimmick. Gimmicks are good if you got a good product it is not something to be ashamed.

    I agree… He really did great on CBS Morning Live Edition or whatever it is, but I just specifically meant the AMAs. Gimmicks with good stuff behind it is.. okay, not what I like, but it is what it is.. but his AMA performance was terrible.. gimmicks and not much substance.

    but you don’t just want to be known for gimmicks. He got the attention he wanted… now he just need to focus on the music.

  131. Allison I agree with you’ ¦but I am not a fan who is ashamed that Adam indeed uses gimmicks. Adam is not the first and won’t be the last artist to do it. (Cyndi Lauper used gimmicks to the utmost and she is one of the best singers alive) ‘ ¦it’s not like he can’t sing. My take is get people to notice you and then show them what you got. Kind of the AMA vs CBS Early Show situation. Got Attention and now people got to see that he has talent. He is not all flash. Gimmicks are good if you got a good product it is not something to be ashamed.

    Great point – yes, if Adam was just AMA performances, it would get real old real fast (not to mention, not be about the music anymore, which is not what he wants).

    What I believe he actually knows how to do a lot better than many of us (including big fans) give him credit for, is being able to shock, then pull back and show the other side we love. Right after the AMAs, I could almost see it playing out perfectly:

    1. Use AMAs to shock and even disgust people, get them noticing and talking

    2. Use Letterman and GMA (or now Early Show) to show the other side, the brilliant, subtle, yet always electrifying musician and performer.

    Both sides help build that interest, and keep him from just being a one trick pony.

  132. Think quick
    Sinatra was called Ole ______ ______
    Tony Bennett left his heart in _______________
    Elvis shook his _____________
    The Beatles haircuts looked like ______________
    Madonna was famous for ____________ her look
    Micheal Jackson ‘invented’  the _________ walk
    Jim Morrison was known as the _________ King
    Bruce Springsteen ‘s nickname is ________________

    Holy crap I knew all of these….Either all their gimmicks work or I just have too much knowledge of insignificant information.

  133. Then again, if there was any time to have a deluge of epic Adam news (and controversial news at that), it’s the week his album is dropping. Almost like it was planned all along’ ¦hmmmm

    Oh yeah, knowing it all could have been planned makes me feel so much better. Using people that way is very disengenuous and deceiptful and think what I might of Adam after the AMA’s, I don’t want to believe that he is those things.

  134. I personally find it refreshing to have someone finally pushing at people’s comfort zones again. Music and musicians have gotten too bland over the past couple of decades.

    Absolutely! I was thinking about this today, in fact. Rock music has really lacked its boundary breaking of late. Not that I dislike the sincerity and angst (Cook) or politically subversive (Green Day), I don’t. I adore them. But it’s been so long since we’ve had rock and roll get a rise from parents in the name of children! Hip hop and rap took over that role in past decades. And I’m one who’s immensely grateful that again there’s a current rocker who’s up for the task.

    Part of this is tongue in cheek, of course, but part of it is my youthful self (of past decades lol) missing the likes of KISS and Queen and Bowie and Alice Cooper, and the many others who my mother tried (but never succeeded) to ban from our household. :-) Welcome Adam Lambert!!

  135. He can’t really talk about artistic integrity when he strives for headlines and not quality performances.

    I think he does strive for quality performances and I do believe some of the stuff was done on the cuff because of nerves.

    I still think, as many have posted, the fall is what freaked him out. The vocals were fine until then. In a panic, I think he did the kiss to diffuse the talk of the fall. JMHO. Also, after it was all over, I think he freaked out about freaking out and flipped the bird. I think the pressure just got to him.

    The whole thing actually turned out ok for Adam, but it could have gone either way. I think Adam dodged a bullet here and I wouldn’t be surprised if he knew that. He did two great performances this morning and proved why there is buzz around his talent.

    I’m not sure how he can respond to questions now about it except how he is. What’s he going to say, “I fell on my ass and I didn’t want to end up like JLO so I kissed Tommy so people would forget about the fall?” Actually, he may have not been light on his feet, but he sure did think fast on his feet. :) It ended up being a smart move.

    He’s acknowledged the vocals were not as good as they should be and that he is still learning the ropes when it comes to performing on TV. I’m glad the news cycle on this is over.

  136. but you don’t just want to be known for gimmicks. He got the attention he wanted’ ¦ now he just need to focus on the music.

    This I 100% agree with but I think we both know Adam and once things get complacent he is going to shake it up again. I do hope not necessarily so overtly sexual. I really do believe he will not next time as he would want to do something so not what people expect and everyone would be expecting the AMA 2.0… (Look for flaming Headdress) :-)

  137. Gimmicks are good if you got a good product it is not something to be ashamed.

    A gimmick is like advertising, kinda like corporations use attention grabbing commercials in order to spread the word about their product. Its part of consumerism which is the foundation of capitalism.

  138. I still think, as many have posted, the fall is what freaked him out. The vocals were fine until then. In a panic, I think he did the kiss to diffuse the talk of the fall

    I agree the fall freaked him out…it freaked me out. It really went downhill from there. I’m not sure however about using the kiss to diffuse the talk of the fall…that implies a whole lot of thought while still trying to stay standing and singing.

  139. He likes the camp aspect of the cover and anyone who saw him this summer knows he’ll grind his crotch into things if it goes with the subject of the song.

    OMG! You really just made me laugh outloud! So true! And, I love it!

  140. clearone
    11/25/2009 at 11:20 pm

    Then again, if there was any time to have a deluge of epic Adam news (and controversial news at that), it’s the week his album is dropping. Almost like it was planned all along’ ¦hmmmm

    Oh yeah, knowing it all could have been planned makes me feel so much better. Using people that way is very disingenuous and deceitful and think what I might of Adam after the AMA’s, I don’t want to believe that he is those things.

    Hi Clearone I don’t think he is any of those things. It would come out in his interviews evetually and I never get that impression ever…

  141. Gimmicks become trademarks

    Defininitions of gimmicks and trademarks from Wiki ( I could go to an online dictionary if it would make you feel better)

    In marketing language, a gimmick is a quirky feature that distinguishes a product or service without adding any obvious function or value. Thus, a gimmick sells solely on the basis of distinctiveness and may not appeal to the more savvy or shrewd customer.

    In marketing, product gimmicks are sometimes considered mere novelties, and not really that relevant to the product’s functioning, sometimes even earning negative connotations. However, some seemingly trivial gimmicks of the past have evolved into useful, permanent features. According to the OED, the word is first attested in 1926, defined in the Wise-Crack Dictionary by Main and Grant as “a device used for making a fair game crooked”.

    Finding a successful gimmick for an otherwise mundane product is often an important part of the marketing process. For example, toothbrushes are often given various gimmicks, such as bright colors, easy-grip handles, or color-changing bristles so they appear more exciting to consumers. This is often done when trying to appeal to children or excitable adults, who often get more excited about the gimmick than the product.

    A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.

  142. I still think, as many have posted, the fall is what freaked him out. The vocals were fine until then. In a panic, I think he did the kiss to diffuse the talk of the fall. JMHO. Also, after it was all over, I think he freaked out about freaking out and flipped the bird. I think the pressure just got to him.

    I think that’s exactly what happened. He kissed Tommy, panicked, to like, make-up for falling over.. Save face. Oh I’m still bad ass, watch this! but in the end, it was still a gimmick.

    and his singing was off from the beginning.

  143. Gimmicks become trademarks

    Definanitions of gimmicks and trademarks from Wiki ( I could go to an online dictionary if it would make you feel better)

    In marketing language, a gimmick is a quirky feature that distinguishes a product or service without adding any obvious function or value. Thus, a gimmick sells solely on the basis of distinctiveness and may not appeal to the more savvy or shrewd customer.

    In marketing, product gimmicks are sometimes considered mere novelties, and not really that relevant to the product’s functioning, sometimes even earning negative connotations. However, some seemingly trivial gimmicks of the past have evolved into useful, permanent features. According to the OED, the word is first attested in 1926, defined in the Wise-Crack Dictionary by Main and Grant as ‘a device used for making a fair game crooked’ .

    Finding a successful gimmick for an otherwise mundane product is often an important part of the marketing process. For example, toothbrushes are often given various gimmicks, such as bright colors, easy-grip handles, or color-changing bristles so they appear more exciting to consumers. This is often done when trying to appeal to children or excitable adults, who often get more excited about the gimmick than the product.

    A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.

    Thank you for the lesson in consumer sciences. I suppose you’re right.. but perhaps I should be more clear.. the gimmicks used thus far haven’t been admirable. Adam should be more selective.

  144. Oh yeah, knowing it all could have been planned makes me feel so much better. Using people that way is very disengenuous and deceiptful and think what I might of Adam after the AMA’s, I don’t want to believe that he is those things.

    Didn’t the AMAs and ABC use Adam and every other act for ratings? Running around touting Adam’s performance as the one everyone will be talking about. Well they sure got that right. They got their ratings too so they benefited from the entire episode.

  145. Where, exactly?

    Oh, I’m sorry! The beginning is what happens before the middle.

  146. I think that’s exactly what happened. He kissed Tommy, panicked, to like, make-up for falling over.. Save face. Oh I’m still bad ass, watch this! but in the end, it was still a gimmick.

    I guess I don’t think of it as a gimmick though. I just think of it as adjusting to an unfortunate situation during a live show. (I think he is able do that because of his theater training.) I guess I just don’t see anything wrong with trying to salvage the impact of a performance by taking the focus off of a mishap and improvising.

    By the way, I give him bad ass points just for the ninja roll! :)

  147. Oh yeah, knowing it all could have been planned makes me feel so much better. Using people that way is very disingenuous and deceitful and think what I might of Adam after the AMA’s, I don’t want to believe that he is those things.

    Uh, you do realize that every celebrity is doing this ALL the time? You think Rihanna’s big interview right before her album drop was such a coincidence?

    We knew the AMAs would be used to get attention for the album. We just didn’t know HOW – and I don’t think Adam necessarily knew either, until it all came out (er, bad choice of words, lol).

  148. I just love Michelle Collins. Adam needs to be around people like her to feel love and support and who really gets Adam. BTW I love Adam’s performance in the Early Show this morning. GMA really missed out. So since the New Year’s eve show is in ABC, does that mean they’re going to cancel on Adam too?

  149. Where, exactly?

    Oh, I’m sorry! The beginning is what happens before the middle.

    I think you misunderstood, (or maybe I did) what exactly was off about his singing in the beginning…which note or phrase…. And why are you so angry?

  150. Hi Clearone I don’t think he is any of those things. It would come out in his interviews evetually and I never get that impression ever’ ¦

  151. I think he does strive for quality performances and I do believe some of the stuff was done on the cuff because of nerves.

    I still think, as many have posted, the fall is what freaked him out. The vocals were fine until then. In a panic, I think he did the kiss to diffuse the talk of the fall. JMHO. Also, after it was all over, I think he freaked out about freaking out and flipped the bird. I think the pressure just got to him.

    The whole thing actually turned out ok for Adam, but it could have gone either way. I think Adam dodged a bullet here and I wouldn’t be surprised if he knew that. He did two great performances this morning and proved why there is buzz around his talent.

    I’m not sure how he can respond to questions now about it except how he is. What’s he going to say, ‘I fell on my ass and I didn’t want to end up like JLO so I kissed Tommy so people would forget about the fall?’  Actually, he may have not been light on his feet, but he sure did think fast on his feet. It ended up being a smart move.

    He’s acknowledged the vocals were not as good as they should be and that he is still learning the ropes when it comes to performing on TV. I’m glad the news cycle on this is over.

    I agree completely

  152. mischa
    11/25/2009 at 11:11 pm
    Fantastic review of Adam’s album at AllMusic. I’m so thrilled for Adam’ ¦first Spin and Slant and now AllMusic. These are ‘real’ music critics and they all tend to be very picky and snooty.

    http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jnfoxzqaldte

    Wow, thanks Mischa, I had been checking Allmusic because that site has been my music bible for years, and I was hoping that they would give it a great review. I was literally going to check tonight to see if they had something up but you beat me to it!

    I really love this line:

    With Adam Lambert, American Idol finally got a finalist who was completely, utterly contemporary, aware of what’s hip in music and culture and aware of how music is made and consumed in 2009, never seeming to try to follow fads or set trends, just embodying the time

  153. Oh, I’m sorry! The beginning is what happens before the middle.

    Hard to agree when the attitude sucks. But hey, educate us. Pull out the music, show us the notes that stray from the music, and we’ll believe you. Otherwise, it’s just your opinion.

  154. By the way, I give him bad ass points just for the ninja roll! :)

    Oh no, totally. When I fall… I go down with an “oof!” then accept defeat and just stay down for a while. He did quite well.

  155. Let’s try this again!

    Hi Clearone I don’t think he is any of those things. It would come out in his interviews evetually and I never get that impression ever’ ¦

    I don’t either and that’s why I honestly feel it’s offensive to insinuate that Adam is lying and that it is okay.

  156. Hey guys, I’m watching the transmission from Letterman, I’m wondering if it’s live (well, I know it was recorded, but at the same time it’s being transmitted in the USA), is he doing his monologue now? If so, is Adam supposed to appear at the end of the show?

    Thanks in advance!

  157. I think you misunderstood, (or maybe I did) what exactly was off about his singing in the beginning’ ¦which note or phrase’ ¦. And why are you so angry?

    wow. rude.

  158. Hard to agree when the attitude sucks. But hey, educate us. Pull out the music, show us the notes that stray from the music, and we’ll believe you. Otherwise, it’s just your opinion.

    I actually don’t have the sheet music handy.

  159. Hey guys, I’m watching the transmission from Letterman, I’m wondering if it’s live, is he doing his monologue now? If so, is Adam supposed to appear at the end of the show?

    Thanks in advance!

    It’s not live.. he is doing the monologue, but I think they’re doing a sit-down interview with Adam, yeah? After natalie portman.. which will probably be in about 30 minutes. Normally the first guest is introduced around the top of the hour, so 12am, and they get about 8 minutes.. so it should be 12:10ish.. if he is doing an interview. Which I guess he is, because only Natalie and Adam are listed..

  160. I’m sorry to all of Adam Lambert’s fans,but need to vent here. I enjoyed some of his performances during AI and would have been happy with whoever won. After reading/listening to his interviews this week…think he is a pompous ass. Quit blaming the world for your lousy performance.

  161. It’s not live.. he is doing the monologue, but I think they’re doing a sit-down interview with Adam, yeah? After natalie portman.. which will probably be in about 30 minutes. Normally the first guest is introduce around the top of the hour, so 12am, and they get about 8 minutes.. so it should be 12:10ish.. if he is doing an interview. Which I guess he is, because only Natalie and Adam are listed..

    Thanks Alison! :) It’s great to know this.

    I actually meant at the same time it’s being transmitted on the USA, I’m in Mexico and had never wondered if these shows were transmitted at the same time on the American Network, I’m glad to know they are.

  162. I think he does strive for quality performances and I do believe some of the stuff was done on the cuff because of nerves.

    He sounded great this morning. I have a feeling he’ll sound great on Letterman. Even if the vocal at the AMAs had been better FYE isn’t much of a singer’s song. It’s dance music so it’s more about the beat than the vocal. A song like WWFM is much better if you’re looking for a vocal performance.

  163. I actually meant at the same time it’s being transmitted on the USA, I’m in Mexico and had never wondered if these shows were transmitted at the same time on the American Network, I’m glad to know they are.

    Oh.

    haha.

    My bad. Even that took me awhile to figure out. But I see what you’re saying. So. Yes.

  164. dhunken:

    Here’s to ninja rolls, but after what happened to Michael Jackson I’m a little “skeered” of flaming headdresses!

    Dave doesn’t start here in California for 2 1/2 hours! Boo!

  165. I’m sorry to all of Adam Lambert’s fans,but need to vent here. I enjoyed some of his performances during AI and would have been happy with whoever won. After reading/listening to his interviews this week’ ¦think he is a pompous ass. Quit blaming the world for your lousy performance.

    You’re entitled to your opinion! That’s expected. :)

  166. So anyway. That’s a handsome picture of Adam. But what’s that thing around his neck?

  167. I guess I don’t think of it as a gimmick though. I just think of it as adjusting to an unfortunate situation during a live show. (I think he is able do that because of his theater training.) I guess I just don’t see anything wrong with trying to salvage the impact of a performance by taking the focus off of a mishap and improvising.

    By the way, I give him bad ass points just for the ninja roll!

    And again I agree with you undercooked. It was probably his theatre training kicking in; you just don’t give in and let the show come to a stop (The show must go on). But no, that’s not a gimmick.

    His look, the act, even the kiss and grind if he wants to become identified with that are gimmicks.

    So far, his talent and his gimmicks have gotten him second place in the biggest TV reality show contest, the closing song on soundtrack of a major motion picture, the attention of many industry movers and shakers, closing on a big awards show, immediate rebooking when he loses one booking ( performers do get paid for those you know), appearances on just about every major radio show and several major TV cable and network shows and talked about on all the shows he isn’t appearing on. Even if he is the butt of a joke on some of these shows, its a good sign. It means the comedians know he is well known enough for folks to get the joke. Adam’s name is getting out there – it may not be just as he planned it, or done in the best way possible, but so far its paying off quite well for him.

    It may be a gimmick that gets him the attention but it will be his talent that will hold his audience. And get his CD to sell a predicted 200K in its first week.

  168. Quit blaming the world for your lousy performance.

    Who did he blame? I thought I heard him say he wouldn’t change a thing.

  169. By the way, I give him bad ass points just for the ninja roll!

    Heck ya! How he held onto the mic and cane while rolling and then getting up in time for the next lyric is beyond me. I can not even imagine what must have been going through his mind. “OMG! I just fell on the AMAs!” I am surprised no one has asked him if he got injured. Looks like a shoulder injury would have been easy.

  170. It’s not live.. he is doing the monologue, but I think they’re doing a sit-down interview with Adam, yeah?

    No. No interview. Just a performance.

  171. I’m sorry to all of Adam Lambert’s fans,but need to vent here. I enjoyed some of his performances during AI and would have been happy with whoever won. After reading/listening to his interviews this week’ ¦think he is a pompous ass. Quit blaming the world for your lousy performance.

    Thanks for sharing.

  172. No. No interview. Just a performance.

    Oh.. weird.. they don’t normally do one interview guest though..

  173. Dave doesn’t usually do sit-down interviews with the musical guest, so my guess would be Adam is just singing, unless someone has heard otherwise?

  174. Oh.. weird.. they don’t normally do one interview guest though..

    It’s the Thanksgiving show with lots of “Dave’s Mom.” Natalie just got on, and it’s already 12:10.

  175. I missed the opening. Is Natalie really the only other guest? Then there would be a better chance of an interview.

  176. OMG I didn’t even notice what time it was! Nope, if the show started on time, there will be no interview.

  177. People who went to the taping said he just sang,no interview. I cant believe Im watching the Letterman show just for Adam. What have you done to me?

  178. Quit blaming the world for your lousy performance.

    Adam fully took responsibility for his sub-par vocals with Slezak, which I was pleased to see, since he had implied it was the sound department’s fault in earlier interviews.

  179. I’m sorry to all of Adam Lambert’s fans,but need to vent here. I enjoyed some of his performances during AI and would have been happy with whoever won. After reading/listening to his interviews this week’ ¦think he is a pompous ass. Quit blaming the world for your lousy performance.

    Right. ABC banned Adam because of his lousy performance. Who knew.

    And this is also why Adam should not apologize for his AMA performance. “I’m sorry” is made so meaningless by so many.

    But enough of this pointlessness, Adam is coming up next on David Letterman.

  180. From what I remember from the interviews (especially’s EW) Adam said “I take full responsibility” for the AMA performance more than once, and acknowledged that his vocals weren’t at his best either.

    things happen. Move on.

    I loved his performances at CBS.

  181. Just wanna say that I’m a first time poster, and for what my opinion is worth, I think the entire performance went to hell in a hand basket the minute he fell. I think it shook him up and he improvised as best he knew. Whether everything he did after was racy or not is your own opinion. Everyone around me personally said, “Oh, he was pretty good but couldve sounded better”. I dont actually know anyone who cared what he did, so when I come on here or anywhere on the net I really find it fascinating. People tend to forget, he’s only human and he makes mistakes just like all other artists. Panic can screw you up anywhere, imagine live tv.

  182. Saw it on a live stream. He looked amazing and sounded great. I’ve come to like that song a lot and the lyrics seem quite appropriate for all the controversy swirling around him.

  183. His band is so cool looking. The camera loves Lisa.

    I think so too. We already know the camera loves Adam. :)

  184. I think so. We already know the camera loves Adam.

    It really does! Geez, he looked great. I do admit that it’s pretty cool that his band is eye candy, though. Sometimes, visually, the backing band isn’t the most TV-ready. Adam’s has a very cool look – very coordinated. Plus, they’re good.

  185. Just watched Adam on Letterman. I know it was taped Tuesday, while the Early Show was done on Wednesday morning. Interesting, to me he gave two very differently nuanced performances of the same song. Letterman was much more forceful, almost confrontational in the whataya want from me, while I though the morning was was more yearning, sadder. The way he can do that is really awesome.

  186. Love the leather pants. He’s got a really good band. They already seem like a family.

  187. So, Letterman’s done. Now we’ve Ellen, The Barbara Walters Special, Larry King Live, and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to look forward to!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to the US folks!!

  188. Sometimes, visually, the backing band isn’t the most TV-ready. Adam’s has a very cool look ‘“ very coordinated. Plus, they’re good.

    Totally agree! Go Adam and your cool band. :)

  189. Zsus – Get outta my head! I was going to say the cameraMAN loves Lisa! She looks great no wonder. I love the whole look of the band . . . so hot and fierce and consistent and the diversity – girls, boys, black, white, . . it’s like Adam and the Family Stone. Love the performance. The band rocked. Just fantastic Adam, Lisa, Monte, Tommy and Longineau. Good night and Happy Thanksgiving guys!

  190. lol, had to laugh at Adam getting his very own headline news thread. I was glad to see that he did get that the bj move was more inappropriate for the venue than the kiss.

  191. Adam… a male pop star that can sing his ass off. About time there is one besides JT… RIP MJ.

  192. It’s pretty cool today, started off with Adam in the morning and will see Adam tonight (I’m on the west coast so not for awhile yet). I was surprised at how much I liked “Music Again” live, I liked it better this way than the album version. And so cute that they had Leila on, I love her.

    I supported Adam after the AMAs and I’m fine with his interviews since then. I don’t remember who posted that “Dancing with the Stars” video yesterday with Derek and Joanna, but I think that Adam ought to copy that onto his ipod and just take it out and play it when an interviewer brings up this subject again. He is absolutely right that people have become so inured to sexual suggestiveness that they just take it as par for the course (most of the time, with having a gay guy do it being a notable exception).

    But you know what was the most shocking thing about this whole episode? Hundreds of posts after the AMAs, and I don’t think there was one about his hair. Usually there are hundreds just about his hair! I don’t like the hairstyle that he had at the AMAs. Actually, I am blaming that hair for everything. It was built up so high that it was catching the sound waves and making him sound flat! It was so heavy that when he bent over going up the stairs, it just bowled him right over and that’s why he fell! I just hate that hair. ;). He looked great today though. I loved seeing him laughing with Michelle Collins, that was great.

  193. Yes Adam did good tonight.

    Just wanna say that I’m a first time poster, and for what my opinion is worth, I think the entire performance went to hell in a hand basket the minute he fell.

    Welcome nya1121. I think you’re right about the fall, but to me he sounded a little off from the minute the choreography started. Probably just a combination of underrehearsal and “adrenaline” as he’s said.

  194. At Target tonight I saw that Adam’s CD was completely sold out, as was Susan Boyle’s. But there were plenty of Rhianna CDs left.
    Oh, and Adam was hosting Sirius hits 1, a complete surprise. I have to tell you I squeed to my teen son’s chagrin when I saw on my Sirius radio the words “ADAM LAMBERT IS IN CONTROL!”
    And now here, Letterman is just coming on.
    What a glorious day.

  195. saw the DL performance…twas awesome, band sounded great…I wish Letterman would have interviewed him though…oh well
    on a shallow note…the Tommy guy looks really androgynous…Im having a hard time believing that guy is straight LOL

  196. Just wasted an hour waiting for Adam to appear on Dave Letterman-too much small talk and unfunny jokes. Squeezed Adam in the last 3 minutes. Enjoyed the Early Show much more.

  197. And again I agree with you undercooked. It was probably his theatre training kicking in; you just don’t give in and let the show come to a stop (The show must go on). But no, that’s not a gimmick.

    ITA

    Only for Adam would I sit through Letterman.

  198. nya1121 check the Michael Slezak interviews, just posted. Good discussion about the fall and what else was out of body/unplanned (Part 4 ‘cockroach/ninja roll’ ).

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/11/26/adam-lambert-sexual-liberation-out-magazine/

    Fucking love these interviews…they are awesome…He is so honest…
    and dont worry Adam we still think ur gorgeous & sexy…:)
    hes just the “ruggedly handsome” type and that has nothing to do with him being gay he just has certain traits that are very appealing…
    tall, gorgeous face/smile very symmetrical features, broad shoulders, beautiful eyes, great personality, awesome singer, great dancer, smart and articulate…all the things we wish a straight guy could be/have LOL

  199. I thought the Letterman audience really appreciated WWFM. The applause was loud and enthusiastic. Great performance.

  200. Just wasted an hour waiting for Adam to appear on Dave Letterman-too much small talk and unfunny jokes.

    yeah it was quite boring…I wish he would go on SNL…
    and too bad Oprah is cancelling her show, Adam was gonna be on it :(
    well hopefully Oprah will have her own network now (she could easily own a quarter of the world is she wanted to) and invite him :)

  201. he just has certain traits that are very appealing’ ¦
    tall, gorgeous face/smile very symmetrical features, broad shoulders, beautiful eyes, great personality, awesome singer, great dancer, smart and articulate’ ¦all the things we wish a straight guy could be/have LOL

    You forgot one of his best traits ….. he listens :)

  202. zatrms
    11/26/2009 at 1:14 am

    And again I agree with you undercooked. It was probably his theatre training kicking in; you just don’t give in and let the show come to a stop (The show must go on). But no, that’s not a gimmick.

    ITA

    Only for Adam would I sit through Letterman.

    ITA…and what was with the 5min or so of commercial just before he came on. My mother called me to say she swares that all the advertisers wanted to make sure they were being featured around Adam’s performance and putting them all on just before he came on was the only way they could do it. My mom such the conspiracy theorist. But is was an inordinately amount of commercials in a row. Maybe she was right!!!

  203. ravengirl
    11/26/2009 at 12:58 am

    At Target tonight I saw that Adam’s CD was completely sold out, as was Susan Boyle’s. But there were plenty of Rhianna CDs left.
    Oh, and Adam was hosting Sirius hits 1, a complete surprise. I have to tell you I squeed to my teen son’s chagrin when I saw on my Sirius radio the words ‘ADAM LAMBERT IS IN CONTROL!’ 
    And now here, Letterman is just coming on.
    What a glorious day

    Was Lady Gaga still in stock?

  204. I just have to chime in to say that I love Adam and think that he is almost always on point with his singing, but yeah, that performance, IMO, was pitchy, breathy and atonal from the get go. Listen to it with your eyes closed. The ONLY thing that offended me about that performance was the singing. The good news is that it was an anomaly for him, and he will likely never sound that bad again. Besides, people are used to popstars who can’t sing live, and were probably not shocked by that. They will be far more shocked when they realize what a good singer he actually is.

  205. too bad Oprah is canceling her show, Adam was gonna be on it

    Oprah is still going to be on for another two years. Plenty of time for Adam to be on. I suspect she will have him on around the time of her birthday which is his birthday!

  206. it’s pretty cool that his band is eye candy… Sometimes, visually, the backing band isn’t the most TV-ready. Adam’s has a very cool look ‘“ very coordinated. Plus, they’re good.

    Had the good fortune of being at CBS Friday morning to see Adam on The Early Show. While waiting on line in the dark, those of us on east 59th Street were able to see inside the studio while Adam and the band rehearsed and did sound checks. Not only did Adam sound and look amazing, the band did, too. Collectively, they are all very interesting visually. The live performances were incredible. After the show ended, Tommy and Monte walked right past me. Unfortunately, it happened so quickly, I couldn’t get my camera set up for a photo, but I can say that Tommy is really quite dramatic looking in person.

  207. NPR’s Linda Holmes’ wonders how a performer forgets he’s on television.

    My son says he must have been on drugs at the AMA and that was why he fell. Who am I to judge?

    However, his performances on the Early Show and David Letterman proved the guy can sing. He really needed solid performances, and that they were.

    Though his air time on the David Letterman show was 3 minutes, he did a lot of face time on the Early Show. I think I liked the fact that he sang two songs. Really terrific job.

    BTW, Adam was on television for 24 minutes this morning.

  208. Hey GaGa Glambert
    How long did you have to wait? How many people do you think were there?
    It seemed to be quite cold. So happy you could see them live.

  209. yeah it was quite boring’ ¦I wish he would go on SNL’ ¦
    and too bad Oprah is cancelling her show, Adam was gonna be on it

    Well, she’s not canceling it until nearly the end of 2011, so there’s still plenty of time! Something tells me that she will want to have him on!

  210. I know it’s early to be worrying about this, but do you think Adam will still be on Ryan’s New Years Eve show? I was planning on finally staying up til midnight. The show is on ABC? If they drop him, does CBS have a show?

  211. I know it’s early to be worrying about this, but do you think Adam will still be on Ryan’s New Years Eve show? I was planning on finally staying up til midnight. The show is on ABC? If they drop him, does CBS have a show?

    I think by the time the NYE show rolls around, the fallout from the AMAs will be a distant memory. Plus, by its very definition, it’s a late night show, lol.

    The live performances were incredible. After the show ended, Tommy and Monte walked right past me. Unfortunately, it happened so quickly, I couldn’t get my camera set up for a photo, but I can say that Tommy is really quite dramatic looking in person.

    Thanks for the live report, GaGaGlambert :) I cannot wait to see Adam and his band out on tour. I think it will be a treat.

  212. Thanks Tamalepie!

    BTW-on the one Jim C video, Adam talks about the solo solo lyric on Strut. I sent him this tweet way back when people were discussing the redundancy of that lyric. Guess I was right!

    @adamlambert Is it solo solo so low so low?
    8:31 AM Nov 7th from web

    Of course he never replied, but I was so excited when he mentioned that exact thing in the interview.

    Oh, and FYE single now up to #23

  213. Hey GaGa Glambert How long did you have to wait? How many people do you think were there? It seemed to be quite cold. So happy you could see them live.

    cher, I got there @4:30 am. CBS has us lined up along east 59th street and moved us onto the plaza @6:00 am, I think – wasn’t really looking at the time, too busy chatting with other fans and having a good time. The Early Show started @ 7:00 am. As a resident New Yorker, I didn’t find it cold for this time of year. It was 50 degrees when I got on line, not windy and I was very warmly dressed. There were a lot of people there to see Adam, hundreds and hundreds at very least. 4evrmomof4 who I was standing with said that she heard that there were @1,000 people attending. Thanks, cher, I was so happy I could be there, too.

    I wrote a recap in The Early Show thread http://mjsbigblog.com/adam-lambert-cbs-early-show-video-2.htm/comment-page-10#comment-506971

  214. Oprah is still going to be on for another two years. Plenty of time for Adam to be on. I suspect she will have him on around the time of her birthday which is his birthday!

    OMG I really hope so…there is no doubt in my mind he will truly blow us away with his vocals if he performs on her show :)

  215. Happy Thanksgiving to all the lovely ladies and gentlemen on this blog :)
    to the two sweeties that asked me about Japan #s (still working on it-sleeping off some turkey..lol) but here’s an international/home update

    som itunes rankings from today 11.26

    Scandinavia (Northern Europe)

    Finland: #2 pop chart, #2 general chart (1 in pop 11.24)
    Denmark: #15 pop chart, #32 general chart
    Sweden: #19 pop chart, #37 general chart
    Norway: #34 pop chart, #64 general chart

    Other European countries:

    UK: #20 pop chart, #49 general chart
    France: #46 pop chart, #137 general chart
    Portugal: #15 pop chart, #52 general chart (both at #2 earlier)
    Holland: #52 pop chart, #107 general chart
    Ireland: #21 pop chart #42 general chart

    Rest of world:

    New Zealand: #2 pop chart, #5 general chart
    Canada:#5 pop chart, #9 general chart
    Mexico: #8 pop, #25 general

    In Canada, these are the # for the deluxe album. The regular album is right behind at #6 pop and #11 in general chart

    Comparison US: #5 pop chart, #7 general chart

    Seems our boy is making some beautiful music around the globe. yay!

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