Adam Lambert Tweets: Single ‘Should Be Out Next Week’, Addresses Unofficial Album Release

Adam Lambert’s lead single from his upcoming album, For Your Entertainment, could be released as early as next week.

Adam twittered the good news as he relaxed at a Florida resort on Sunday. “The single SHOULD be out next week, ” he says.   Last night, Adam performed at a Halloween-themed private function in Boca Raton.

Adam also confirmed that the mysterious album, Take One that suddenly popped up for pre-order on Amazon, is a re-tooled On With the Show, from Hi-Fi Records, as folks were speculating.

“Yeah this “take one” thing is basically “on with the show” re-tooled.” tweeted Adam, “Now this is ALL material recorded in ’05 not written by me.”

Hm. It could be that Adam and his team were able to block Hi-Fi from releasing his self-penned material.

According to internet reports, Adam’s private gig last night was Halloween-themed, with Adam decked out in all-black, vampire fangs, and Emo hair. He performed Idol favorites, “Ring of Fire”, “Black and White”, “Mad World”, “Born to Be Wild”, and “Whole Lotta Love”…

In case anybody missed it, Adam reminds y’all, “My debut, official album “FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT” will be released Nov 23rd. The [single] SHOULD be out next week. Sorry to keep you guys waiting!”

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559 Comments

  1. can’t waittttt.

    Well, not really, but no one else had posted, so I thought I’d go ahead..

    although I am curious.

  2. Well I Can’t wait and keeping fingers and toes crossed that it is radio friendly . Either way, I’m buying ’cause I love his voice and other things as well!

  3. im gonna hope that in adam’s head the week starts on monday and therefore it will be coming this week… and not that he means the week starting next sunday.

    and that by “should” he means “it will be on youtube tomorrow” and by “single” he means “earth shattering piece of awesome pie that will rock your world in every direction.”

    go go gadget SINGLE LEAK!

  4. Well MJ has gone on record saying these Adam tweets are genuine and not a hacker, so that’s good enough for me.

    I guess he really loves the photoshopped glamorous James Dean photo, since that’s his new profile pic.

    Were all of the songs on Take One really recorded in 2005? He was doing a lot of work with Wilshire Records much more recently than that, as I recall.

  5. sooo excited …

    will the tfm mv be on iTunes Tuesday??

    well,my ipod’s dead.too sick to go to school tommotow so I guess I’ll be back here.and if course,I get sick on non-epic days…;)

    bye.I’m sure I’ll have to read thru 500 comments :D

  6. I can wait, not because I don’t want to listen to Adam’s new songs, but I am not tired of TFM, yet. Infact, I am not tired of listening to his many old songs. Seemed always fresh everytime I hear it. But ofcourse the moment it is available to download from iTune, I will be on it. I just love his vocals.

  7. I’m not going to buy some album that Adam won’t make money off of. If the songs on take one are so great I’ll rip ’em illegally off the internet. I’m going to buy For Your Entertainment b/c at least Adam will make money off of it. Plus I’m sure the quality will be far superior.

  8. I wish Adam had performed at the Miami Dolphins tailgate party b/c then I’d have something nice to say for the other post.

  9. Glad that
    a)Adam (hopefully) made some serious cash performing at a corporate event and
    b)got to spend some time at a resort in FL- he deserves a little R&R time, as do Kris and Allison. Touring and/or recording have made for a grueling summer and fall.

    Most of all, I’m super excited to hear his single is coming soon. I hope it is *this* week. That always confuses me when people say *next week.* I’m ready for some beats, but think I will stay away from the blogs for a few days to avoid all the drama. I want to just enjoy the moment of fresh Adam music without the fan wars.

  10. I can wait, not because I don’t want to listen to Adam’s new songs, but I am not tired of TFM, yet. In fact, I am not tired of listening to his many old songs.

    I agree SO much about not being tired of TfM. I love it so much; his vocals are so pretty (in the beginning) and then so amazeballs (at the end.) I am evidently more impatient than you, though, because I CAN’T wait for the new tunes. Call me greedy!

  11. Adam’s FIRST SINGLE!!!!!! WoooooHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Two singles on the charts at the same time, it’s all good! Major promo starting Wednesday on the movie song. Always great to be an Adam fan.

  12. I hope the song comes out during the day, so by the time I get home from work, some of the hysteria would have died down. A person can only stand so many OMG in one day.

  13. I’m with you Gigi3-you never really know what people mean when they say next week. If it’s the week starting tomorrow, I would say *this*week. Hope it is! I agree also about the drama, I just want to have fun and the fan wars just kind of suck all the fun out of it. It is for entertainment after all and it’s so nice to have something to be excited about.

  14. I wish he would have clarified what he meant by “next week.” To me, that means the week of November 1st, but hopefully he meant this week…. Come on RCA…

  15. Can’t wait to hear Adam’s first offishul single. I hope it’s siiiiick!!!!!!!!!111!!

    Hope he is getting some well deserved RnR, he so deserves it.

    Those Hifi scumbuckets are nasty slimeballs. I hope not a single copy is purchased. Not one. Serve them right, release it on the same day as Kris’ release and a week before Adam? Charlatans, grifters, scam artists, etc, etc. ^&#@(^^$#

  16. A person can only stand so many OMG in one day.

    Beats thud by a mile though, lol.

  17. Finally! Can’t wait for his single and album. I love him so much!

  18. Those Hifi scumbuckets are nasty slimeballs. I hope not a single copy is purchased. Not one

    Actually we need to organize for 1 person to buy a copy…..then post it online for mass free download.

    That would show them I would think! It would make them $10, and we would get to hear, cause I would be curious to hear it!

  19. Does next week means the 1st week of November, or this week? I’m excited to hear his single nonetheless.

  20. Actually we need to organize for 1 person to buy a copy’ ¦..then post it online for mass free download.

    That would show them I would think!

    Hmmmmm, now that’s a plan! That would make the news for sure, lol.

  21. Those Hifi scumbuckets are nasty slimeballs. I hope not a single copy is purchased. Not one. Serve them right, release it on the same day as Kris’ release and a week before Adam? Charlatans, grifters, scam artists, etc, etc. ^&#@(^^$#

    Sadly, it will take away from both Adam AND Kris. And I hope to he11 that Kris’s sales do not get compared to this piece of dirt CD. The 17th should be all about Kris (24th all about Adam, etc for Allison) Kris doesn’t deserve a media diversion from the happiness that should be all his.

  22. I guess I’m just tired waiting for the single week after week that I don’t want to expect anymore when his real single will be dropping. I’ll be as thrilled as you are when that happens. But for now, I’m looking forward more in knowing the final track list from his album and from there we can make guesses which one will be the single. It will be a fun week for Adam fans. Not to forget TFM’s promo at MJ’s TII.

  23. I hope the song comes out during the day, so by the time I get home from work, some of the hysteria would have died down. A person can only stand so many OMG in one day.

    Maybe it will be out at midnight tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Sadly, it will take away from both Adam AND Kris. And I hope to he11 that Kris’s sales do not get compared to this piece of dirt CD. The 17th should be all about Kris (24th all about Adam, etc for Allison) Kris doesn’t deserve a media diversion from the happiness that should be all his.

    I think all of us have to remember that on the 17th and the 23rd, that there are going to be several artist releasing their music, besides the idols.

  25. Looking forward to it very much (although I LOVE TFM too) and ditto on Hi-Fi being slut-buckets…. :)

  26. I REally hope(but doubt) the song leaks late-ish yknow after school….:/

  27. They should change Kris’s release date so that it doesn’t come out the same day as the HI FI one. Maybe a week earlier.

  28. Q3-I looked for her, didn’t find her here. On another thread she guessed we’ll get
    10-27 title of Adam’s single
    10-30 hear the single
    11-2 single
    available to purchase

  29. I think all of us have to remember that on the 17th and the 23rd, that there are going to be several artist releasing their music, besides the idols.

    Absolutely there are other artists… but if you were Kris would you want your reviews & news items to include Adam’s name because of the Hi Fi antics? It will happen. If they wanted other idol diversions, they would just release Adam and Allison on the same day as Kris.

    ETA: the sales will in no way be affected, it may just suck the idol news cycle from Kris.

  30. I don’t think the HiFi CD will impact Kris in any way. He and Adam both have seriously stiff competition on their drop days, but the CD of Adam’s old tunes is the least of their worries, in my opinion. My biggest worry is that someone will inadvertently buy the old music thinking that it’s the new album.

  31. I would like to take this moment to take the opportunity to:

    FLAIL AND SQUEEEE!!!!

    I feel, however, that Adam means NEXT week, as in the week of 11/1, is that right? Dammit. But a track listing would be nice ALSO NICE would be a sit-down with Lindsey regarding said track list. Tho she might pass out during the interview (s).


    I agree SO much about not being tired of TfM. I love it so much; his vocals are so pretty (in the beginning) and then so amazeballs (at the end.) I am evidently more impatient than you, though, because I CAN’T wait for the new tunes. Call me greedy!

    HERE, HERE! I love TfM, but I actually agree. TfM is beginning to sound like an Idol track. I like it a LOT, but I need NEW MUSIC. As in BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC.

    (Can you tell the Adam threads are my favorite? ;))

    I am going to see TII next Saturday. I will tweet thereafter. I am seeing a play with a friend right afterward, but I really want to get online and share (I am sure I will hate it–oh wait, I will not, b/c I have already watched it 100 or more times, but not on the BIG DAMN SCREEN WITH SURROUND SOUND). Oh, and we get to watch five minutes of Adam on Skype with Oprah on 10/28. But damn, I want more.

    I am ashamed to admit I bought Want. :( But NO MORE MONEY for Hi-Fi. I agre: omeone buy it (I would be willing to, but I can’t download to mp3 that stuff, so I will let someone else and then we can all benefit and NOT Hi-Fi.

    Oh, Emo!Hair Adam. No pics from last night anywhere? Really?

    Awaiting more Adam Storm in 5, 4, 3…

  32. So nice to see Adam get some R&R and paid gigs. His single is going to be fab and so will his album – excitment. Now lets bury the scumbags.

  33. Sigh. We have to wait till 10.30 to hear the single? That’s next Saturday. Naah, it’ll leak before that. ;) JUST GIVE US THE TITLE. Then we can figure it out. (I was sure it was going to be Strut but I guess not…we should start a pool: what will Adam’s first single be? ;))

  34. I am hoping he means this week as in before Oprah..so he can plug the new CD from Skype. He is still on for Oprah on the 29th yeah?

  35. My biggest worry is that someone will inadvertently buy the old music thinking that it’s the new album.

    I think the Amazon customer forums have done a pretty good job of preventing that.

  36. Figures he would use a term that means different things to different people…

    to me, “next week” means the very next week after the one we’re in. So that would mean the wek of November 1st. But who knows what Adam means by “next week,” so we’ll just have to wait & see. As usual. Clarify, Adam, clarify!

  37. “I agree SO much about not being tired of TfM. I love it so much; his vocals are so pretty (in the beginning) and then so amazeballs (at the end.) I am evidently more impatient than you, though, because I CAN’T wait for the new tunes. Call me greedy!”

    Me too! I am excited to see the video on the big screen. Of course, once i get confirmation from Columbia that it will show in my country. Have to call columbia manila office today.

    So excited for Adam!!! Siiinggglllllesss!!!!! Nothing can ruin my day!

  38. So excited about the new single. Love TFM though. I have tickets to the Michael Jackson “TII” on Tuesday night or is it Wed morning at 12midnight, so I’ll get to see the TFM thing on the big screen. I’ll comment as soon as I get home from the show.

  39. I bought want,after a 1090000000 listens I like it.but it’s Adam.in case it’s not ridiculously obvious yet I like everything Adam does.
    I’m kinda happy that the single will be out first week of November. I FLOOOOVE tfm and his idol songs aren’t “old” .I even still listen to bohemian rhapsody .(Adam version)at least ,they’re not rushing the single.

  40. I am selfish and don’t like the music to leak. I want it the music to roll-out in the proper venue as planned by RCA – well *scratching head* whatever that is. This way we feel the full impact of the media effort behind the music roll-out/introduction.

  41. To whoever upthread referred to the James Dean photo as “photoshopped”: every photo appearing in a major magazine is going to be touched up to some extent, but those Details pics of Adam are actually the LEAST photoshopped pictures of him I’ve ever seen. You can even see freckles and blemishes, which is 100% ok in my book. He looks real. The Sebree photos are fierce, but I’d prefer pictures where it looks like his skin is flesh and not linoleum.

    I do wish he’d been a little more specific about whether “next week” refers to this coming week or the following one, but c’est la vie.

  42. I hope it’s the week of 11/1 because I have exams next week. I’ll be too excited to sit through the exams if I need to worry if there is a leak. selfish i know.

  43. Thanks, Maddy. I can just see me taping the wrong show…been there, done that. luv, true enough, you cannot hear enough Bohemian Rhapsody. Try Somebody to Love and Killer Queen, too.

  44. ‘photoshopped’ : every photo appearing in a major magazine is going to be touched up to some extent, but those Details pics of Adam

    I think people actually think that those models have no pores, celulite, or flaws of any kind. It only matters when it’s Kelly or Adam. Everyone else is perfect.

  45. vftw missed the “cordorouy suits” and ” cougar covvention” on the details cover.intead they were talking about adam ‘s skin.I’ve heard that one hundreds of times.geez if they’re going to hate they should at least do it right .

  46. >@will
    “I think the Amazon customer forums have done a pretty good job of preventing that.”

    Hmmm. LOL. Never underestimate the power of the internet. Those girls/guys are not going to let up either. They will make sure every news article gets the right info.

    The thing that sucks the most about this release is the fact that they are timing it to almost perfectly coincide with the real album, almost as if they are hoping that it confuses people and they snap up the pod album by mistake.

  47. I wonder if anyone recorded this private event. I wld give an arm to see that ROF perormance or even BTBW.

  48. Yippee for single coming out soon! So, what exactly is “next week”? Are we thinking Nov 2 week? That’s my guess. OMG — cannot wait!

    PS – first glance showed a Kris thread with way more comments than an Adam one – what’s up with that ;-) j/k!

  49. I can’t believe no pics are available of last night’s party. No leakage of songs, either. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!!!

    I wish I could stop being so excited about this album, but I can’t, so I won’t.

    ETA: Mary, lol. I was thinking that, too. But he had an actual performance; this is just about upcoming info. Plus, it’s only been up for about an hour. Give it time. ;) Seriously, I am very happy for Kris, and some of his new songs sound really good (not the Britney song, however; ick), but I need ADAM LEAKAGE.

  50. Well since his tweet was yesterday and he said released next week that this means that it will be this week, right?

  51. Yes, Sue Brody, like you I am ashamed to say I also bought Want. I did it on a weak moment waiting for TfM to sell on iTunes. Cannot wait for the single but will only buy the “legit” stuff.

    Love TfM, especially the HD video. Will go to MJ movie and enjoy it even more, tho’ also going ’cause I’m MJ fan.

  52. Does anyone know if the vid shown before TII will be different from the one we have seen? Will there be more clips from the movie?

  53. Went back and looked at that list of possible tracks again… which will be the single??

    Aftermath and What do you Want from Me seem too obvious just from the titles, also Entertainment and Music Again. Maybe…Winners? lol

  54. Wait’ ¦so Adam wasn’t hacked? Ok.

    No, he was just twattin’. 8)

    But we did get some solid info about the single, if only we could decipher what *next* means.

  55. To me the week starts on Sunday so I too am guessing the week of 11/1 for the single. I also noticed he stressed the should so won’t be suprised if it changes. I just want to hear the single so I can relax about the album. This is usually not my kind of music so I’m a little worried I may not like it. But then again as long as I can hear that voice I think I will listen to whatever he puts out (as long as he doesn’t decide to do rap)=)

  56. I took next week as that which begins tomorrow. Oh please let it be that. I know it’s TFM week but I’m so ready again for the Adam Storm headwinds to blow at full gale.
    Cool that he tweeted so much. LOL that when he does people assume his account has been hacked again. ;)

  57. TfM is a beautiful vocal performance. I love it and I’m excited for Adam. It is a feather in his professional cap! I especially love that it is (most likely) different in style from the rest of his new music, which allows for appeal to a broader range of potential fans.

    The prestige which goes with performing a featured song for a major motion picture is not to be overlooked, especially for a new artist.

    Also, he looks so cute in the video!

    Last point- I have seen several videos on YT already of people singing TfM karaoke-style. Those clips are a hoot, and really help illustrate Adam’s crazy talent and vocal prowess.

  58. I was reading washington post magazine and in their fashion column they featured gareth pugh.there description was something
    like ” goth meets glam”.that’s just so adam

    ugh,my head is like spinning.goodnght,peeps:)

  59. @129aquarius

    I’m sorry, but TFM is cheesy, outdated and boring. Just because Adam’s voice sounds good, it doesn’t make it a hit song. He needs to release a song that sounds “current” and exciting.

  60. I was reading washington post magazine and in their fashion column they featured gareth pugh.there description was something
    like ‘  goth meets glam’ .that’s just so adam

    Hi luv, I think Adam’s mentioned him a few times. I’m off to get my WP magazine out and see it in print.

    Sorry to hear you have swine flu. I live in FFX County and so I know it’s really prevalent in the schools here. Get well soon!!

  61. Luv are you really only 12? I need to find a hole … and read some serious newspaper…

    ETA, just heard that you have swine flu… take care my girl

  62. I really love TFM as well. Adam sings the heck out of that song. It is nuanced, heartfelt, and he just sounds amazing. Just dont understand the hate for TFM . And the video is just wonderful and I will buy it in a heartbeat >> are they going to put the video on iTunes in the near future?

  63. ETA, just heard that you have swine flu’ ¦

    No! Awww, poor baby. I wish I could send you some chicken soup, and a fluffy bunny to comfort you. Get well soon kiddo! Oh and yes, stay away from VFTW, they are nasty, vile folk. Srsly!

  64. Oh, luv, I didn’t know you had H1N1. Adam OWES you a new single. We’ll see what we can do!!!

    I currently am listening to my Adam Lambert collection on my laptop. ;) I am enjoying all of the songs, which is what is so cool about Adam; he can sing just about anything and I will like it. I currently have on MW, and chills. He has GOT to be the Awake Man on FlashForward. Afterall, Laural Saltman didn’t get a no about this. ;) (I love her, BTW.)

    I still like TfM. :( And I like it because he can take pretty much any song (looking at you, NoBo) and make it WORK, from RoF to Crawl Through Fire to Com Home Home. (Speaking of NoBo, it is currently playing on shuffle. He makes it work, despite being over-produced and corny, b/c of his soaring vocals. Sigh.)

    I would say that single TBA does not get released this week because of TII, and I have no idea what the video will be, but I would suspect it would be the same one we’ve seen, right? I mean, if it doesn’t feature him, why bother? OTOH, it does 1) give away the film, which is not the case if it runs during 2012’s credits. HOWEVER, TII runs for two weeks, so if the single gets released w/in the next 10 days, TII will still be playing. I think Winner wins for 1st single.

    Oh, now One studio version is playing. *snif* I love that song. Please release your single RIGHT NOW, ADAM. (And there will be one helluva Twitter party, even if he isn’t there to enjoy it. ;)) lol on the YT karaoke TfMs. Pretty awful. Only Adam can sing Adam. I have the TfM video downloaded b/c someone sent me the mp3 and I promise to buy thevideo when stupid iTunes releases it.

  65. listen
    October 25, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I really love TFM as well. Adam sings the heck out of that song. It is nuanced, heartfelt, and he just sounds amazing. Just dont understand the hate for TFM.

    I with you on this 100%. I find it to be absolutely beautiful. It doesn’t have anything to do with the type of music he comes out with on his CD. Totally different genre. I am still looking forward to hearing his new music, but it won’t take away any enjoyment of TfM for me.

  66. Well. let’s hope his actual single is much better than TFM.

    I’ll be happy if it’s just as good as TFM since I adore it and think it’s an awesome song!!

    I’ll believe the single will be out ‘next week’ when we see something more official than a tweet that a lot of people didn’t believe was from Adam.

  67. Damn! I would’ve paid 10 grand to attend that party! Serious.. Man… we have to get some video..for “Ring of Fire” alone.. and Born to be wild…

  68. I’m sorry, but TFM is cheesy, outdated and boring. Just because Adam’s voice sounds good, it doesn’t make it a hit song. He needs to release a song that sounds ‘current’  and exciting.

    High five. You nailed it.

  69. suebrody,I go to vftw because sometimes I need a hater’s perspective to balance out my flailing;) they’re funny though.they just are so bad at hating,if you know what I mean.old info,same jokes,even when I act like a sensitive fantard they can’t offend me.I don’t know why.haha I actually like some of alexwtrugs tweets.during the tour other than the top 10, he was the only other Twitter I would look at.
    flufflybunny i don’t think anyone called it a hit,did they?
    gigi3 yeah ,iirc he designed the coat Adam wore for finale mad world?
    cool.I live there too:)
    lol beckymd:) the good news is,now I’m not sure,I most likely have swine flu but there’s a chance i just have regular flu.i’m staying home sick tommorow but going back to school Tuesday:)
    I was wondering about that too listen:)

    weird.my parents haven’t talked about AL that much since the concert but today,at dinner, my dad started saying how he thought Adam was ott and fake but talented.I just ignored him and went ” na na na naaa I can’t hear youuu”;p until he just said Adam was talented.and my mom ,totally not that up to date with pop vulture said she heard Adam was performing w/lady gaga( I think she meant ama’s) to which my dad responded ” who’s lady gaga”? lolol .my dad also compared Adam to the jobros.fail.

    I think I’ll try to actually leave now :D

  70. thanks abbysee and suebrody!!! :)
    well,last time I threatened to explode if tfm wasn’t released it,it was released on iTunes that night.yeaaaaah,I’m going to believe I had something to do with it.heh.(lol that sounded sooo Scott-like) .note to self-Scott -like is easier to spell than narcisstic;p

    lol adamme.i am…..:)

  71. Luv–sorry you have the swine flu. Take care of yourself and get lots of rest!

    So excited that Adam’s single is coming out (I’m saying) this week!! And HiFi are “Scumbuckets”. Put that album out on the day Kris’s drops. I hope the word gets out not to buy the HiFi re-tooled 2005
    Adam recordings….I worry some people will be confused and think it’s Adam’s ‘official’ album.

    I love TFM and the video and can’t wait to see the TII movie (and Adam’s video) on Wednesday! I think TFM is a great rock ballad…and I’ve been missing me some good rock ballads for a long time! I remember reading an article that said TFM is the kind of song that Queen would have done if they were responsible for doing the song.
    It can’t get any better than that for me….I do missd Queen’s music. I love listening to “The Invisible Man” because Brian May plays some fantastic guitar on it.

    Has any pictures surfaced of Adam singing at that private Halloween Party ? I can’t believe no pictures leaked out!!

  72. Has any pictures surfaced of Adam singing at that private Halloween Party I can’t believe no pictures leaked out!!

    Weirder still, Bowie1, would be if it actually was the Party City Halloween Party. This is Halloween shopping week. Wouldn’t they want the publicity? They must have plenty of vampire and glam costumes & accoutrements they’d like to move. (Not to mention negotiating for AL costumes for next year….) And if it was an annual event, how can an entire party have zero cameras? Even for the Party City corporate newsletter?

    Maybe these private gigs have a strict no camera rider?

  73. LOL at how some people’s “next week” actually means “next week” and for some, it means “this week”. Adam said sorry to keep you guys waiting. I think he means the single will be out this week, otherwise we would have to wait an additional week to get it.

    I don’t see why TII or TFM has anything to do with releasing his first single. He has said himself they are two totally different projects.

    My positive thinking leads me to believe that they have so many good songs to choose from, that they just couldn’t decide on a single. Lady Gaga giving him a song at the last minute maybe threw it off too. Also, they may have taken the fact that he’s performing on the AMA’s into account too. I am sure they will want a song and performance from him worthy of the AMA’s.

  74. fluffybunny
    October 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    @129aquarius

    I’m sorry, but TFM is cheesy, outdated and boring. Just because Adam’s voice sounds good, it doesn’t make it a hit song. He needs to release a song that sounds ‘current’  and exciting.

    I disagree….Totally

  75. Ok – jumping back in:

    ETA: Mary, lol. I was thinking that, too. But he had an actual performance; this is just about upcoming info. Plus, it’s only been up for about an hour. Give it time. Seriously, I am very happy for Kris, and some of his new songs sound really good (not the Britney song, however; ick), but I need ADAM LEAKAGE.

    Good point – after all, we don’t even have a title yet :-) Just a vague, possible, maybe sorta date sometime in the future…

    Luv – hope you’re feeling better :-( Thinking about you, bb!

    And TFM is a great song! Just played it the other day for my mom in the car, and she loved it! She was an Adam fan during the season, but didn’t care as much for OTT Adam, so I think TFM is more in line with the side of Adam she likes. So it appeals to fans who love other sides of him.

  76. Re: Halloween party pics or lack thereof–perhaps some magazine has an exclusive? I have no facts. Just speculation

  77. I am now listening to every damn Adam song, b/c I need to do so until Adam releases the new single. I now agree: TfM and single TBD are different entities. I do not think ppl will be confused b/c it clearly says 2012, tFM performed by Adam Lambert and the other song will be single TBD from Adam Lambert’s new album FYE.

    I hope there is a song like FG on it (studio version). You want a song that highlights Adam’s voice? There ya go.

    I wonder why they are not going with Strut for the 1st single…I am most excited for Loaded Smile, the one he co-wrote with Linda Perry and sings entirely in falsetto. YES! WIN!

    Oh, and I went back to Details. So true; the James Dean pic is the most authentic. It’s just ADAM, and since he now uses that as his Twitter avatar, he must agree.

    @ljsmack: A magazine exclusive would make my heart go thump.

  78. And TFM is a great song! Just played it the other day for my mom in the car, and she loved it! She was an Adam fan during the season, but didn’t care as much for OTT Adam, so I think TFM is more in line with the side of Adam she likes. So it appeals to fans who love other sides of him.

    Exactly.

  79. I love TFM ‘“ the video is great. I must have watched it at least 100 times by now. Next week promises to be exciting with Adam at the red carpet for the 2012 premier.

    “The movie release date is November 13th. The movie US premiere will be held in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 3rd at the Regal Cinemas in the LA Live Center in downtown LA next to the Staples Center. Lambert stated in a interview conducted at the American Music Awards press conference, that he will be attending the Los Angeles premiere.”

    Here is the link:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-11462-LA-Music-Examiner~y2009m10d25-Adam-Lamberts-Time-For-Miracles-single-a-predicted-hit-singer-to-attend'”2012-movie-premiere

  80. FifthHouseSun–I agree, if it is the annual Party City Halloween Party, they should certainly ‘welcome’ the the publicity Adam would give them.

    Maybe it didn’t happen. But Adam did tweet he was in Florida. I find it hard to believe that at a big coporate party no one has a camera! Did that girl who said she saw Adam and Kris at Burger King ever post any pictures? It all just seem strange to me.

  81. If he wants to be a successful pop star then his music needs to appeal to younger people. A cheesy, outdated ballad like TFM don’t appeal to younger people.

  82. Twitters from J.Scott G.-the guy that claims to have worked out some remix of a single with Adam from pre-idol. This guy is not from hi=fi.

    I am not releasing anything with Adam Lambert until the beginning of next year as agreed by Adam and I.
    about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck

    The only project I did with Adam is called “Live The Life.” I know Adam has not mentioned anything to you guys but it will legit.
    about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck

    That video on You Tube is a low-fi snippet of the song I gave the remixers which ended up leaking.
    about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

    And that little “interview” was on some yacht party in Austin EARLY this summer (May) before Adam and I worked out the release date.
    about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

    It’s obvious that someone took this interview and spliced it with the song. I have NO INTENTIONS of release until after his album!
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

    Apparently some people have nothing better to do with their time than to cause problems.
    about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

    from AO

  83. If he wants to be a successful pop star then his music needs to appeal to younger people. A cheesy, outdated ballad like TFM don’t appeal to younger people.

    Unfortunately soundtracks for disaster movies aren’t usually of the modern, upbeat, dance, funk, electro club sounds that are considered hip and down with the kids .. they just wouldn’t fit in with the story line.

    I like TFM … I know it’s dated in an 80’s power ballad way but I like that stuff and I think it fits in well with the theme and mood of the film … I wasn’t really expecting anything happy clappy, boppy dancy, like Britney’s Womaniser or Beyonce’s Single Ladies to be the theme of a film that’s about people dying on mass and all that.

  84. For some reason it won’t let me edit my last post to add that whilst I like TFM I would be disappointed if the rest of his album was of a similar genre of music as we’ve been led to believe that Adam is hoping to bring us something new with a lot of upbeat dance stuff with a glam rock influence .. and from the bits and pieces we’ve heard so far it seems that the majority of the album is’t going to be along the lines of TFM so I’m very happy with that.

  85. fluffybunny
    October 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    @129aquarius

    I’m sorry, but TFM is cheesy, outdated and boring. Just because Adam’s voice sounds good, it doesn’t make it a hit song. He needs to release a song that sounds ‘current’  and exciting.

    Yes and no, there are many audiences and many tastes in music and hopefully you’ll find his album more to your taste. I happen to like TFM very much and have no doubt at all that I’ll like his album very much too ;)

  86. Oh, and I went back to Details. So true; the James Dean pic is the most authentic. It’s just ADAM, and since he now uses that as his Twitter avatar, he must agree.

    LOVE that pic from Details – and I’m also loving him using it as his avatar! So pretty :-)

    Fluffybunny – I def agree with you in terms of Adam needing to draw on a more youthful audience, which TFM isn’t really designed to do. I’ve always had high hopes in his ability to do that, based on the music he wants to produce for the rest of the album.

    TFM is definitely a “bonus” imo, in that I love the song, I love his voice on it, but I’m hardly seeing it burning up the itunes Top 10 charts (just because what currently occupies that chart is the more pop, dance music which he is more inclined to produce with the rest of the album.)

    Then again, TFM does appeal to a different audience, so, it works for me in terms of casting as wide a net as possible for Adam – dance music for the younger crowd, TFM for those who prefer old school ballads. It’s all good :-)

  87. So, I forgot to ask this: I couldn’t get onto a computer last night. Was there another part to the Access Hollywood/Laura “Dish of Salt” Saltman footage that just came out Saturday? I did a search and nothing came up…

    I absolutely think there will all kinds of music on the album. I don’t think you’ll find more than one more track, tops, on the album that sounds like TfM, but you’ll get synth (PLEASE), glamrock, angry rock (Pink), dark (Loaded Smile with falsetto! win!), Strut (T-Rex? interesting), and at least one MW or Starlight/Muse song. You wil not, IMO, get middle of the road songs. So I am not sure how radio-friendly they will all be, but I bet they are all fantastic. No bias here, people. Ha ha.

  88. If he wants to be a successful pop star then his music needs to appeal to younger people. A cheesy, outdated ballad like TFM don’t appeal to younger people.

    It certainly sounds like his CD will be uptempo and appealing to younger fans. I actually love TFM, and I’ve played it for both of my sons (ages 17 and 20) and several teens in a carpool, and they all liked it, too. The bottom line, though, is that it was an incredible honor for Adam to have been asked to sing this song. Since his own music will be coming out any day now, TFM is just a bonus, as far as I’m concerned.

  89. So, I forgot to ask this: I couldn’t get onto a computer last night. Was there another part to the Access Hollywood/Laura ‘Dish of Salt’  Saltman footage that just came out Saturday? I did a search and nothing came up’ ¦

    It was posted on Hoopla Magnet earlier today:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HJ4sv1n74

    ETA: I love Laura’s hair like this, and her pink top. She looks so pretty!

  90. I am a younger person who loves TFM just saying…. altough I know I will flove TBD EVEN MORE (hopefully) its weird tho the most played songs on my ipod are Fireflies, Paparazzi, Tik Tok and….. Time for Miracles haha its a little out of place…

  91. Did that girl who said she saw Adam and Kris at Burger King ever post any pictures?

    Hoax.
    But the tweeter who was going on about it being Party City and her in-laws there never posted pics either.

    And, ljsmack, magazine exclusive a good idea for Adam. Though not sure why Party City would go along. (If it was Party City) Unless mag picked up Adam’s fee in exchange for Halloween exclusive. (Wonder if they got pre-tour discount?)

    There weren’t really many pics of that private gig in New Orleans either. Think I saw one with Adam in a dark blue shirt. And he had that pirate facial hair thing. (Never explained. Wasn’t for TFM vid.)

  92. And he had that pirate facial hair thing. (Never explained. Wasn’t for TFM vid.)

    Thank God it wasn’t for the video.

  93. Thank you, Gigi3! I love Laura…she was so much fun when she was interviewing Adam initially and they went over the Details pictures…she got so giddy! and at one pointshe said, Does your mom know about this? I can’t imagine even Lyndsey having this sort of convo with Adam (tho I bet Michelle Collins would LOVE to). I wonder if Mama Lambert and Adam have discussed said photo shoot. ;)

    Just read the thread about Hi-Fi and the record climbing the charts. There needs to be a DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM campaign across Twitter. Even *I* refuse to buy this one!

  94. Thank you, Gigi3! I love Laura’ ¦she was so much fun when she was interviewing Adam initially and they went over the Details pictures’ ¦she got so giddy! and at one pointshe said, Does your mom know about this?

    I love the part at :55 seconds where he says, “They were like, ‘Get down,’ and so I said ‘All right!'” Ridiculously cute.

  95. As confusing as it is now, I think a tweeter campaign such as DO NOT BUY THIS “Take One” ALBUM might confuse the potential future fans even more. They might take it as a campaign against Adam and they might end up not buying even his real album. I’d rather leave the disguised Hi-Fi album alone and let the general public decide for themselves. If it’s not good, no one will buy it anyway. It will not get enough promotion for it to be even noticed by those outside the AI bubble.

  96. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HJ4sv1n74
    Also, in reference to the Weekend Access Hollywood clip, Laura Saltman was giggling so hard in that clip I thought she would hyperventilate. They have really cute chemistry together, and she was the perfect person to tease the Details photos.

  97. miss_marisa
    October 25, 2009 at 11:47 pm
    I am a younger person who loves TFM just saying’ ¦. altough I know I will flove TBD EVEN MORE (hopefully) its weird tho the most played songs on my ipod are Fireflies, Paparazzi, Tik Tok and’ ¦.. Time for Miracles haha its a little out of place’ ¦

    LOL! Me too – count me in as a younger person whose ipod is filled with Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay-Z…and TFM :-)

  98. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HJ4sv1n74
    Also, in reference to the Weekend Access Hollywood clip, Laura Saltman was giggling so hard in that clip I thought she would hyperventilate. They have really cute chemistry together, and she was the perfect person to tease the Details photos.

    Love that! Yeah Robert Pattinson/Adam fantasy coming true – lol – how do we make this happen ;-)

  99. Good point, lola. There will be so much attention paid to FYE that Hi-Fi will disappear. I think it was different with Want, in part, b/c 1) it was a single, not a whole album, and 2) there was no new Adam music. Fortunately, there will be this time.

    You know how much Adam loves Twiight; I bet he gets a single on the next album. Or a cameo…that might be a reason to watch it. ;)

    BTW, Nathan Brake, who will likely win Aussie Idol this year, sang MW this week. I think he said he likes Adam, but I have yet to see the video or get confirmation on this. Hee hee.

  100. Love that! Yeah Robert Pattinson/Adam fantasy coming true ‘“ lol ‘“ how do we make this happen

    IKR?? I would die if they were ever within 150 feet of each other…. But he would have to shower first cuz adam DOES NOT like smelly people. ;)

  101. miss_marisa
    October 26, 2009 at 12:21 am
    Love that! Yeah Robert Pattinson/Adam fantasy coming true ‘“ lol ‘“ how do we make this happen

    IKR?? I would die if they were ever within 150 feet of each other’ ¦. But he would have to shower first cuz adam DOES NOT like smelly people.

    :lol:

    And may I just say about Adam’s first single coming out next week—-

    SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

  102. miss_marisa
    October 26, 2009 at 12:21 am
    Love that! Yeah Robert Pattinson/Adam fantasy coming true ‘“ lol ‘“ how do we make this happen

    IKR?? I would die if they were ever within 150 feet of each other’ ¦. But he would have to shower first cuz adam DOES NOT like smelly people.

    lmao.me too …would loooove Adam/Robert.

    too bad Adam is team Jacob , i like team Edward better;p

  103. I’ve been to a bunch of corporate events that have musical acts. It’s never occurred to me to take pictures and come home to post them somewhere. So, unless there was a hardcore Adam / AI fan there who frequents AI boards, I doubt anyone gave a second thought to sharing pictures with anyone.

    What I mean is, the event could have happened, but the audience wasn’t one likely to know that there are some peeps at MJ’s waiting for some pics :)

    Just read the thread about Hi-Fi and the record climbing the charts. There needs to be a DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM campaign across Twitter. Even *I* refuse to buy this one!

    I suspect people will buy it. Adam asked people not to buy Want, and plenty have done that. That’s what this guy is hoping for – some coat-tail riding. He hopes that when Adam’s cd promo begins, he picks up some sales. And, it’s probably not an accident that it’s available the same day as Kris’s. He’s probably hoping Amazon will accidentally put him in a bundle.

    However, this guy has no money for promo. All he can hope for are those none-the-wiser buyers. He doesn’t have a big enoug operation to be a factor in any way. So, I wouldn’t worry too much about him.

  104. haha luv I thought you were going to bed… i am on team edward in the books but am skeeved out by him in real life if that makes sense

    Oh yeah I am excited for the single if it even exists… anticipation is a bitch

  105. The comments on Amazon about Take One are hilarious. You guys should take a look and maybe add to them.

    I’m hoping the power of the Glittery loyalists will save the day for Adam.

    Adam is so thoughtful, isn’t he? Apologizing to his fans for keeping them waiting for his single. Even when he’s being low key, he’s amazing.

  106. miss_marisa
    October 26, 2009 at 12:33 am
    haha luv I thought you were going to bed’ ¦ i am on team edward in the books but am skeeved out by him in real life if that makes sense

    Oh yeah I am excited for the single if it even exists’ ¦ anticipation is a bitch

    lol I’ve been “trying” to go to bed for the last 2 hours.I left and then came back(facepalms).going for real this time(hopefully)!!!

  107. Delurking–just went to my local minimart (I am in LA) and Details was on the magazine rack already. Got my copy. So gorgeous.

  108. Suebrody
    BTW, Nathan Brake, who will likely win Aussie Idol this year, sang MW this week. I think he said he likes Adam, but I have yet to see the video or get confirmation on this. Hee hee.

    Here’s the Youtube vid of Nathan Brake’s Mad World. I was surprised at how well he did (until that last note anyway :-) ).

    Kind of funny… checking Youtube, he did Bohemian Rhapsody at his audtion and also sang We are the Champions on the show.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYO8kp7SNR0

  109. Here’s the Youtube vid of Nathan Brake’s Mad World. I was surprised at how well he did (until that last note anyway :-) ).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYO8kp7SNR0

    It can’t be a coincidence that he’s doing so many of the same songs. Let’s look for him to soon sing Time for Miracles. LOL

  110. When did Adam ever say not to buy these old tracks of his music? The only thing I’ve seen is his description of them being old recordings that are different from his new music.

    This type of thing has happened forever when a new artist gets a big record contract. It even happened to The Beatles. Most rabid fans will buy everything an artist puts out. And I see nothing wrong with that. These releases are legitimate, or they would be stopped for legal reasons. Unless Adam was foolish enough to sign all his rights away, he gets paid royalties of some sort, whether they be “mechanical royalties” or whatever.

    Here is a link that simplifies that for you, since it’s intricate.

    http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/music-royalties6.htm

    I bet half the people who are telling others not to buy it, already have themselves, or will at some point.

  111. Mysterioso, there are an infinite number of things in this world that are legal, yet totally devoid of righteousness or integrity. Hell, hate groups and toxic websites are protected under the First Ammendment so long as they don’t break the law.

    Most people with a modicum of intelligence can tell the difference between hard-working, talented people busting their asses to create a quality product and bottom-feeding, unmitigated sleaze. But apparently, there are some who don’t.

  112. Back when “On with the Show” originally surfaced, Adam was clearly opposed to it: his press release went so far as to use the word “disappointed,” if I remember correctly. The key issue at the time was that they were claiming to have the rights to publish material that Adam had co-written. Adam seemed quite taken back by this. That material does not seem to be included on “Take One,” so either:

    a) Adam was correct in thinking that they did not have the rights to this material

    or

    b) Sony/RCA was able to pressure HiFi into removing that material from the CD (possibly by threatening to hold them up in courts?)

    Either way, that material is now off the table. I’m sure that probably makes it less upsetting to Adam. However, the whole strange business about changing the album name and releasing it under shadow labels is so obviously shady that it is inevitably going to color how fans look at this. And the HiFi dude went way out of his way to make Adam look bad when he first announced “On With The Show.” He basically called Adam a liar and his statements were reprinted everywhere from TMZ to Rolling Stone. I think that’s plenty of reason for most of Adam’s fans to want to shun him.

    I’m not in the music industry but that’s basically a summary of what happened this summer, so I don’t see how that’s “talking out of my ass,” as you so eloquently put it.

  113. Mysterioso
    Unless Adam was foolish enough to sign all his rights away, he gets paid royalties of some sort, whether they be ‘mechanical royalties’  or whatever.

    Since from the track list, none of the Citizen Vein or Adam’s electro-pop songs that he had a hand in writing are included, I don’t believe this is the case. All that’s left are the songs Adam recorded as a hired-gun session singer, doing the vox for demos to be shopped around for other artists. You don’t get rights or royalties on a song in that situation.

    I get that they have a product to sell and every right to do so. But the way they handled the initial press back in the Spring, and they way they’re dropping the CD a week before Adam’s debut just feels slimy. And it in no way benefits Adam, not monetarily and not in launching his new musical brand. I feel bad for people who are only casual fans who might buy it by mistake thinking it’s the real album. But if people WANT to buy it, more power to them. Although Hi Fi is deluded if they thing any more than a fraction of the hardcore online fan base is going to buy it. Download it for free? Sure.

    However at this point all Hi Fi can do is muddy the waters a bit, I don’t they can really effect the marketing efforts that 19 is unleashing on Adam’s behalf. That’s why I think fan efforts beyond the obligatory Amazon and iTunes comment sprees are counter-productive. Hi Fi doesn’t have a fraction of the money 19 has to spend on promo, and any fuss fans kick up only benefits Hi Fi, giving them free publicity.

  114. Publishing rights from songwriting are entirely different.
    Again, I suggest you read the entire link I provided to explain this intricate process of getting paid from recordings. It’s hard for anyone to understand, unless you are an entertainment lawyer.

    ‘The music business is a cruel and shallow money
    trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and
    pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
    There’s also a negative side.’ 

    Hunter S. Thompson

  115. As a demo/session singer on these songs, I think Adam was paid a flat fee and probably doesn’t have royalty rights. I don’t think Adam has ever said not to buy these songs … the big objection is to the deceptive marketing … HiFi originally tried to pass this music off as Adam’s “first album.” If they were marketed as what they really are (demo tracks made during his pre-Idol days) I wouldn’t mind buying them to fill out my Adam collection, but I refuse to support the deceivers … so this is the only piece of Adam’s music I haven’t paid for … yes, I have it, but not by buying it.

    Wait, I haven’t paid for the TFM video either … RCA, please come and take my money so I can have a legal copy of the TFM Video!!

  116. Mysterioso, it’s a great quote and I enjoy Thompson’s wordsmithing, but isn’t that a convenient cop out to never aspire to do better? The world is corrupt, so I better get more corrupt to get my piece of the pie? It’s eloquent (although OTT) dialog right out of street gang and Mafia movies.

  117. Adam probably got paid only a flat rate. It’s quite normal for session singers, so he probably doesn’t have any rights left.

  118. However at this point all Hi Fi can do is muddy the waters a bit, I don’t they can really effect the marketing efforts that 19 is unleashing on Adam’s behalf. That’s why I think fan efforts beyond the obligatory Amazon and iTunes comment sprees are counter-productive. Hi Fi doesn’t have a fraction of the money 19 has to spend on promo, and any fuss fans kick up only benefits Hi Fi, giving them free publicity.

    Those comments, plus the comments on fan sites and blogs like this one, were instrumental in severely limiting sales of “Want”– that and, of course, the sucky quality of the song. Althoug adam never said outright not to buy it, fans got his message loud and clear. He did not support this music, it’s not his and he wants people to buy his real cd.

    So I agree it shouldn’t be blown out of proportion, but allowed t o die again, as befits a tacky effort by a sleazy company.

  119. It would be pretty unusual for someone as business savvy as Adam to sign all his rights away completely. I mean, he has been involved with Madonna’s guitar player Monte Pittman for years. He’s not that stupid. But stranger things have happened.

    But I’m also not stupid enough to speculate on that, since I’ve not seen the paperwork. And neither has anyone else.

    BTW, a good friend of mine was involved with Adam and Citizen Vein on a PR and management arrangement right up until he was on Idol. NO, I haven’t bothered to ask him the particulars of all this. And don’t ask me, I don’t know anything. I don’t really care. I just know he had some major people around him for years, who know the business very well.

  120. What’s the big mystery? A session singer is paid for a gig. At that time it’s the same as if he were a cater-waiter. You come in. You do your job. You get paid. Countless non-union commercials are done this way every day. Do you think every person in an orchestra gets residuals off the sale of every song? We’d be paying $10 a download.

  121. Susan M.

    It’s different when commercial recordings are released, and the different types of royalties are distributed. Again, no one has seen the paperwork involved. :)

    I have countless albums by major bands of recordings that were released after they became famous. The artists had no control over that, and who knows what they got paid? As a fan, I was glad to have these albums of rare tracks. In recent years, most albums of this sort are totally within the rights of the people who own the masters of these recordings.

  122. Honestly, for me, whether or not Adam is getting royalties is besides the point. I loathe HiFi for the incredibly hostile, negative press they generated this summer. They were a royal pain in the ass for Adam. Fans who like and are attached to Adam as a person, as well as a performer, may very well choose not to purchase that CD because of the grade A douchebaggery of the HiFi owner. It still pisses me off when I think about his insulting, nasty press statements. Guy is a jerk. And he is even further a jerk for releasing this a week before Adam’s album. Yes, the music industry is nasty, but I’m a fan, and I don’t see why I should buy a CD from someone who I think is an opportunistic, lying jerk.

  123. Mysterioso
    October 26, 2009 at 4:19 am
    Susan M.

    It’s different when commercial recordings are released, and the different types of royalties are distributed. Again, no one has seen the paperwork involved.

    I have countless albums by major bands of recordings that were released after they became famous. The artists had no control over that, and who knows what they got paid? As a fan, I was glad to have these albums of rare tracks. In recent years, most albums of this sort are totally within the rights of the people who own the masters of these recordings.

    I have no problem with your point of view. But the fact that we haven’t seen paper work, that we don’t know whether adam is getting royalties, is beside the point, for me.

    I love almost everything Adam has done so far.
    I love that we are able to watch him become a success.
    I don’t love the determination by these HiFi folks to profit off Adam no matter the consequenses. Why not wait for a later time so as not to screw with his big debut? Because they see nothing but the dollar signs and the possibility of riding the timing of his first album

    I may or may not buy these old demo songs for my collection… some day. But I certainly won’t buy then now– as i refuse to aid and abet their cold and naked lust for the almighty dollar at Adam’s expense.

    Emotional? Perhaps.
    The “right” of HiFi to sell these songs matters less to me than the lack of “rightness” of their actions.

    When it comes to business– there are those who operate strictly for profit, and those who make it a point to be ethical in their quest for success. If given the choice, I will always choose to deal with and to give my money to the ethical company.

  124. So giving your money to 19/RCA is ethical? That is hilarious!

    Trust me, if Adam had any artistic reasons in mind for his career, he would be on an indie label. In fact, the way things are going, he may end up there in the not too distant future.

  125. I doubt Adam’s getting a penny off any of the ‘Take One’ tracks (unless he negotiated a special contract – which wouldn’t be the norm). As mentioned above – session singing is fee based. I’ve done character voices for a few books on tape, and it was the same way. I turned up with my sides (my portion of the books), recorded when it was my turn, and collected my check. No royalties – just paid for the work done. This kind of stuff always happens when someone hits it big. Usually they’ve been around the business for a while ‘“ so there’s work product out there to cash in on. From photographs to bad karaoke ‘“ if it was recorded, it will surface ‘“ usually in some sleazeballs hands.

    I don’t think Adam has anything to really worry about though. His official release is gonna break records (pun intended!). My best friend teaches high school. She said her students (especially the girls) are literally counting down the days until Adams album comes out. It’s a major topic of discussion. So yeah ‘“ I think Adam’s sales will fly through the roof (and count me in as adding to that number!).

  126. Suebrody
    BTW, Nathan Brake, who will likely win Aussie Idol this year, sang MW this week. I think he said he likes Adam, but I have yet to see the video or get confirmation on this. Hee hee.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYO8kp7SNR0

    I live in Oz but don’t really watch Idol here. Happened to flip channels last night and caught a part of this performance. My first and only real thought was total Adam wannabe – right down to the blue light and emo hair. Only thing missing was the chair (oh and the voice to pull it off)…

  127. I don’t think Adam has anything to really worry about though. His official release is gonna break records (pun intended!).

    I agree with you, TFLS. I’ve done some audio work myself. Flat fee is flat fee. No residuals or royalties.

    Adam has nothing to worry about. He’s such a huge talent and I for one will be happy to buy whatever great music he puts out on his legitimate label.

  128. Mysterioso said:
    Unless Adam was foolish enough to sign all his rights away, he gets paid royalties of some sort, whether they be ‘mechanical royalties’  or whatever.

    Mysterioso then said:
    But I’m also not stupid enough to speculate on that, since I’ve not seen the paperwork. And neither has anyone else….
    I have countless albums by major bands of recordings that were released after they became famous.

    Adam was not the ‘recording artist’ for these songs- he was a singer hired to demo the music for the actual recording artists and their producers- unlike the recording artists, Adam’s vocals were never meant to see the light of day, and thus there would be no expectation of royalties for these demos.

    The difference btwn these demos and the demos from the major bands you referred to is that the other bands were already famous- they had already had a chance to market their own sound before the demos came out.
    Adam , isn’t really famous for his music yet- he hasn’t had a chance to establish his sound- thus these demos are being put out there to compete with Adam’s debut album, to confuse and trick his fans, not to enhance his catalogue.
    Yeah, it may be legal, but it’s mean, it’s exploitative, it’s unethical, it’s greedy and it’s just plain wrong.

  129. @129aquarius

    I’m sorry, but TFM is cheesy, outdated and boring. Just because Adam’s voice sounds good, it doesn’t make it a hit song. He needs to release a song that sounds ‘current’  and exciting.

    But I still liked it…TFM sounds great and the MV is awesome!!!!

  130. New Adam tweet:

    RT @keshasuxx: RT @DavudVitalis @keshasuxx trash is the new glam <3

    This was tweeted an hour ago. Is Adam sleeoing at all…or is he hacked again?

  131. Mysterioso

    Trust me, if Adam had any artistic reasons in mind for his career, he would be on an indie label. In fact, the way things are going, he may end up there in the not too distant future.

    Wow… ok, so I went to bed last night and woke this morning to read this thread. OMG I didn’t realize that I slept an entire year. Adam’s album came out last year and it flopped… really!? OMG how was it? I heard it was going to be good!

  132. If he is in Florida he’s REALLY pulling some all nighters.

    Kesha is the girl that sings Tic Tok. Hate that song. And if Adam sings songs like that, I am probably gonna hate that too.

    Hopefully the song will be leaked today or tomorrow. Tuesday is usually the day for Itunes. Unless of course he meant NEXT week.

  133. I agree that this has happened in the past to other singers. The difference is that those singers were already famous for their music, had hit CDs out, etc. Right now, Adam is famous for being on a reality show. He hasn’t shown the world his own music yet. That is my problem with this whole Take One thing. If they had waited until after his official debut CD was released, I wouldn’t care. For the non-die hards out there, the ones Adam will need to be successful, this could be confusing and that is the real pisser.

  134. If this was.t a retweet-I would guess it may be a clue to the single? Trash=Suburban Decay?

    Excellent guess… even if you are wrong, I think you’ve earned your detective badge. I hadn’t a clue.

  135. I agree that this has happened in the past to other singers. The difference is that those singers were already famous for their music, had hit CDs out, etc. Right now, Adam is famous for being on a reality show. He hasn’t shown the world his own music yet. That is my problem with this whole Take One thing. If they had waited until after his official debut CD was released, I wouldn’t care. For the non-die hards out there, the ones Adam will need to be successful, this could be confusing and that is the real pisser.

    Hell if they had marketed it as pre-idol music and released it the week after, I probably would have bought it. What they are doing is not illegal, but neither but it really is a bit like scamming to me. Looking for an unsuspecting, uninformed audience looking for Adam’s album. I could hear the conversation, “Hey this one must be it… its being released the same day as Kris Allen’s”.

  136. Excellent guess’ ¦ even if you are wrong, I think you’ve earned your detective badge. I hadn’t a clue

    Thanks. Lack of any real news brings out the sleuth in me. Wouldn’t it be cool if Adam did tweet clues!

  137. Hell if they had marketed it as pre-idol music and released it the week after, I probably would have bought it.

    This makes me wonder, haven’t they learned anything from the release of Want? I mean, they must have read some of the Adam fanboards and general Idol blogs, and the general sentiment among Adam fans seems to be that if they wouldn’t try to be so sneaky and just say what these demos really are AND release them after Adam’s official debut album, they would sell a lot more…

  138. I feel certain that Adam was fully aware that Hi-Fi was going to do this. When they agreed to back off on the songs that Adam/Monte wrote, you can be sure it was discussed. The timing may have been agreed upon so that Adam would have the advantage with his own sound coming out now rather than MONTHS after Hi-Fi’s release as previously planned. IDK, it’s all conjecture on our part, but the truth is, it’s done and to me it’s irrelevant. My focus is on Adam only and his music, upcoming appearances and tours. I am so excited to hear his new music, hopefully any minute now, but I do love TfM. We get to hear his lower register and then all the way up and over….just f—–amazing and the MV, pure yummy nirvana. You really only get to appreciate those types of vocals in a ballad, so yeah I LOVE IT.

  139. I went to one of the Idol tour stops and saw Adam’s fans up close and in person on a media jaunt. That was informing.

    I think Adam’s fan base may kill his career, and I do NOT hate him as a person. He has talent. I mean, my friends in the biz think he has potential.

    It’s the CLAYMATE syndrome again, all over again. It may kill his career before it starts. Why? Well, they ARE THE CLAYMATES!

    I see a HUGE backfire coming here.

    BTW, I am a gay man in the music industry.

  140. @Mysterioso

    Like it or not, Clay Aiken is one of most successful idols. He has released 4 albums with RCA and signed with Universal Music recently.

  141. “It’s the CLAYMATE syndrome again, all over again. It may kill his career before it starts. Why? Well, they ARE THE CLAYMATES!”

    Can someone please explain to me how the claymates had the power to completely destroy Clays career. I didn’t watch that season and have no clue. I realize this is kind of OT, but I’ve seen several posts about this possibly happening to Adam.

  142. I went to one of the Idol tour stops and saw Adam’s fans up close and in person on a media jaunt. That was informing.

    I think Adam’s fan base may kill his career, and I do NOT hate him as a person. He has talent. I mean, my friends in the biz think he has potential.

    It’s the CLAYMATE syndrome again, all over again. It may kill his career before it starts. Why? Well, they ARE THE CLAYMATES!

    I see a HUGE backfire coming here.

    Most of your discussion has been aimed at Adam, not his fans.

    IMHO – Clay is the one that killed his career. The Claymates only drove in the last nail.

    BTW – the fact that you are gay is inconsequential to the conversation – to me it is like saying your are Italian.

  143. I really hope Adam is as successful as Clay Aiken. That is a long shot.

    Ha ha, I guess I should have not mentioned the “Clay” thing.

    But, that is Adam’s fan base now, like it or not!

    Adam’s music will decide everything. So far, it sucks.

    His first single is not exactly climbing the charts.

  144. Mysterioso, Really, I have been lurking for months and I had to de-lurk for this one. Adams fans are no more OTT than any other Idol from my observations. All eyes are on him that is why it is more noticeable. I am not a GLAMBERT by any means trust me on this one. In the real world I can tell you that Adam has alot more fans outside the idol bubble than you think. Whatever little crazy fans Adam may have does not even compare to the fans he has in the real world. Do not be fooled for one second. If you are going to spend all your time talking to Idletards I can see how you get this impression. Clay was not ruined because of CLAYMATES he was ruined because he could not expand his base outside of AI bubble.

  145. No pics from the Halloween party yet? We need them!!! There should also be a video with the songs he performed. I would be happy with RoF.

    I did not buy “Want”, and won ´t buy this Take One album.

    I love TfM, and my 15 and 18 year old nieces love it, too, and they listen to Beyonce and Lady GaGa.

    Hope “next week” is “this week” – Adam, a clue about the single, please.

  146. To weigh in on the hifi/coldwater issue:

    People are thinking in terms of the Adam the businessman of today, who has people beating down the doors to work with him.

    The Adam pre-idol was, according to his dad in an interview(can’t recall which one) was the Adam who was trying to pay the bills and get a break and was trading session work for studio time. He may not have even been paid in dollars, it may have been a trade for services. Singers work as session singers all the time.

    Also, regarding his min-titter party yesterday(which I missed by the way, due to halloween stuff with my son), Adam has used twitter as a great marketing to, particularly if he feels he needs to…
    1. He wanted to respond to someone putting him in negative light in relation to Gaga, who he is working with and probably wants to work with even more..
    2. He was prob made aware of all the flailing about where he was this past weekend and answered those questions to the extent he wanted to..
    3. He wanted to answer the ‘take two’ speculation to to the extent he felt he needed/wanted to..
    4. He answered the GMA question cause peeps were flailing about that because it was not listed anymore on the GMA site

    and

    5. He knew peeps were chomping at the bit for track listings and his single-he he answered that to the extent he wanted to

    Naturally, this is only my opinion and YMMV

    I personally think he uses twitter brilliantly.

    And for those wondering how many twats Adam may have gotten during the period he was tweeting yesterday, I happened to have my twitter search set at the time just before his mini-twitter party and came back soon after it ended, he received over 7,300 tweets during that period, which is really amazing for a weekend afternoon!!!

  147. You being gay means nothing to me. Adam gets less support from the male gay community than the so called “mainstream America”. If anything I am more shock that he gets more love from them. As a straight woman I have been around gay men for as long as I can remember and no group are more brutal to each other than two gay men, they give two women a run for their money any time. when it comes to the cattyness. From what I can tell your age tells me alot you are from an older generation ,These young kids today don’t give a damn about the gay BS.

  148. @Mysterioso

    But, that is Adam’s fan base now, like it or not!

    That’s just your wishful thinking.

  149. Every artist is responsible for their own careers. It is actually disingenuous to any artist to blame or credit OTT fans with career success/failure, it negates their talent and the hard work they have put into their careers.

    No one had more OTT fans than Elvis, Beatles, Michael Jackson and they continued with long term careers and sold lots of albums/concert tickets

    I personally loved Clay’s voice(if taken in a vacuum, without the other bagagge), but there are many factors that caused Clay’s career to noise-dive, such as the distraction of gay, not gay and his truthfulness about it, the fact that he was really adult contemporary and couldn’t find a proper niche and his reputation of having poor attitude and being difficult to work with…

  150. Can someone please explain to me how the claymates had the power to completely destroy Clays career. I didn’t watch that season and have no clue. I realize this is kind of OT, but I’ve seen several posts about this possibly happening to Adam.

    The Claymates spammed radio stations with requests to play Clay’s music (and other such stuff) to the point that some people who might have played it didn’t because they were so pissed off. Some say that some program directors and djs even turned against Idols in general because of this. They also responded defensively and in droves to every faintly mildly negative word written about Clay or his performances, etc, thus also alienating lots of music writers, which could have killed his publicity, etc. It was not good. And it certainly didn’t help Clay.

    All that said, what really dimmed Clay’s career was not this but the fact that he makes very non-commercial, non-current, throwbacky music (and not in the faux-classical vein, where that actually works for people like Josh Groban), and there is really not a big market for it, on radio or elsewhere, especially when sung by a young person with Clay’s particular, kind of bombastic style. As with Taylor, it was the music that made Clay not a big seller, not the Claymates. The Claymates didn’t help Clay or Idols in general, however. Not good to be Claymates.

  151. Adam will be successful from a NON IDOL base of fans, otherwise, he will do Blake Lewis type numbers in his sales. 200,000 at most.

    That is my lame prediction. I know nothing, I don’t know lotto numbers either.

  152. Delurking’“just went to my local minimart (I am in LA) and Details was on the magazine rack already. Got my copy. So gorgeous.

    AHHH! So jealous right now! I went to like 5 different stores yesterday and none of them had the Details issue :-( One store had the August issue – wtf with that?!

  153. Clay was not ruined because of CLAYMATES he was ruined because he could not expand his base outside of AI bubble.

    Bravo! You can only get so far by singing Neil Sedaka type songs.

    And Clay ruined his own career by pretending to be straight to appeal to his fan base. Adam has been nothing but honest and people STILL go nuts over him! When does that even happen? Look at his twitter- there are people of all ages there, it is NOT just older fans. All the people on this board are older for the most part, but I would guess the much larger contigent at ontd_ai is younger.

    Mysterioso- Since you are a gay man, I don’t get why you are not rooting him on? Do you really think that him being the first openly gay singer to come on the music scene is not exciting and groundbreaking? Don’t you want to see him succeed?

  154. Yeah, I agree with Lucy. Clay’s recording career hit the skids because he puts out crappy music.

    However, the Claymates did him NO favors. I’ll ditto the stuff about harassing the radio stations to the point where Clay became radio Kryptonite. And, the constant spamming of the comments section in every unflattering article really does make them look like lunatics.

    That’s why the key for all of these guys is to build a fanbase outside of the AI one. Some in the AI bubble get very possesive and weird. And, if that’s all anyone hears about in relation to the artist – the reputation can be kind of troublesome. Plus the AI fanbase cannot really sustain a career for multiple albums.

    If you can’t build a fanbase outside of the hardcare, rabid AI fans, you’ll eventually wind up a punchline.

    The Claymates take the most heat because they were the originators. But, lets face it, the street-teaming, poll-spamming, DJ-harassing is not limited to them. The same behavior occurred amongst the Soul Patrol and the Cooktards. It’s like some weird phenomenon unique to the show. And, it never helps.

  155. Back when ‘On with the Show’  originally surfaced, Adam was clearly opposed to it: his press release went so far as to use the word ‘disappointed,’  if I remember correctly.

    Yes, I don’t remember the exact words Adam used but my impression is that he has been very careful in what he’s said about his prior stuff, no doubt coached on what to say by RCA/19’s legal staff. If Adam were to come out and unequivocally tell his fans, “don’t buy the pre-Idol stuff” he could perhaps find himself in breach of the contract he signed as a session singer or joined as a co-defendant with RCA/19 in some type of tortious interference with business suit or some other tort claim. It’s a tricky slope so I think he’s limited to stating only the facts, i.e. clarifying when it was recorded and under what circumstances, without passing judgment on the quality (i.e. saying it’s a piece of crap) or encouraging people to avoid it. If I remember correctly he’s been saying it’s not representative of his current sound, so I think that’s the pre-approved script he’s going with at this point.

  156. It’s the CLAYMATE syndrome again, all over again. It may kill his career before it starts. Why? Well, they ARE THE CLAYMATES!

    I call BS on this bigtime. The claymates have a bad rep, and rightly so, but they didn’t kill Clay’s career, as a matter of fact they sustained it a lot longer than he deserved given the fact that many of them never liked his
    first cd, never mind the crap that came after. They is a segment of idol fans that are batshit crazy. They belong to all contestants. Adams fans are no different.

  157. If this was.t a retweet-I would guess it may be a clue to the single? Trash=Suburban Decay?

    Excellent guess’ ¦ even if you are wrong, I think you’ve earned your detective badge. I hadn’t a clue.

    LOL – I was just thinking to myself that Adam should send out little cryptic hints via twitter all week as to what the first single will be :-)

  158. I went to one of the Idol tour stops and saw Adam’s fans up close and in person on a media jaunt. That was informing.

    So from that sampling in one city of like what? Thirty people you can make an across-the-board, amateurish generalization? And by “Claymate,” I’m guessing you are referring a specific, very-invested demographic. And if they’re the ones who killed Clay’s career, it sure took ’em long enough to do it. I thougt it was his denial/emergence about his sexuality, his battles with his 19 and focusing on his baby that has stalled his career. I’m not a fan and never bought one of his songs, but he could repackage himself and relaunch his career. Who knows.

    The two concerts I went to had kids from 5 to senior citizens going crazy for Adam – male/female, likely gay/straight, families and groups in their 20s. I had about 10 preteens screaming “We Love You Adam” on repeat, so if that was the demo you were implying, I guess you’re right.

    Btw, how do you gauge the lack of success for a song reaching No. 9 on iTunes in a matter of hours with zero promotion or airplay for a movie not due to be released for a month? Just wondering.

  159. Good morning all….

    Hope everyone has had a pleasant night! So much intrigue…has the single been released yet? Is Adam still in Florida or is he on a plane. And remind me…when is the premier of TII? Have we all gotten our Halloween costumes….I can’t decide between a Cookie or an Archie or a Claymate or a Glambert or a Soul Patrolly….are there any more out there for me to decide from?

    What do they call Kelly and Carrie and Jordin and Daughtry fans? I don’t think I’ve ever known.

  160. Adam Official got hacked?

    @MaineFarmMan: Please retweet, stay away from adamofficial.com hackers have installed virus links. @adamlambert Adam Lambert.
    7 minutes ago from

  161. Sorry if I hurt you Claymates/Glamberts feelings. I came here to give actual info if you look back on my posts. This website is about Idol information, and I’m all about factual information.

  162. What do they call Kelly and Carrie and Jordin and Daughtry fans? I don’t think I’ve ever known.

    Jordin has fans?? And the fan nicknames are the fault of over-invested uber-fans on fanboards. They give themselves some stupid name, then they number themselves (I don’t know why – I guess it’s so fan number 2 can reign supreme over fan number 252). Then, they work incredibly hard to get their little fan nickname out to the media so they can be famous. It’s all very stupid.

  163. Mysterioso- Since you are a gay man, I don’t get why you are not rooting him on? Do you really think that him being the first openly gay singer to come on the music scene is not exciting and groundbreaking? Don’t you want to see him succeed?

    Lots of gay men are bitchy toward gay celebs. They think it’s bad that there aren’t enough visible gay people in the spotlight. Yet, when someone like Adam is ballsy enough to come out before his career is even established, he is picked apart and his every move is doubly scrutinized. And they wonder why more celebrities won’t come out of the closet.

  164. and on a positive note,

    Lady Gaga describes the song she wrote for Adam Lambert in a radio interview today: ‘It’s a total hit smash record.’ 

    Yeah, positivity :-) Thank you! Sounds great! I am very excited about the Gaga song – I really love all of her singles out now! In fact, I’ve liked each new single more than the one before it.

  165. I am glad to see Adam got a little down time , the song descriptions on his upcoming CD sound like they are going to be pretty good…

  166. Oh Mysterioso, I suspect that MJ is probably going to delete your posts, so I’m not sure that I should waste my energy replying, but here goes.

    I’m a Clay-hater from way back, and most certainly not a Glambert. I do not fangirl, squee, flail or thud. In fact, I hate all of those words. What else do I hate? the word Kradam and every stupid nickname given do Adam’s different hairstyles.

    But, the fact of the matter is that some people enjoy that shit. And, who am I to damper their fun? Go ahead and disagree. I do it all the time. But, a point is always more well-received when it’s not dripping in condescention.

  167. You’re right Don- I let myself get sidetracked. I think alot of Adam fans don’t want to give Take One any more publicity than it’s gotten already though, and the talk about the single is moot until the damn thing comes out, but I am extremely excited about that Lady Gaga tweet. I really think Adam was holding out for that song in particular, and that it will be the first single. And I also think it is the song Lyndsey Parker can’t talk about YET. Odd, that she tweeted today- could this be the beginning of a leak?????

  168. Mysterioso- Since you are a gay man, I don’t get why you are not rooting him on?

    I can sorta of shed some light on why he get’s less love from the gay community. We are a pretty bitter bunch. Just about all of us have had a life of being treated like crap from our families, our friends and from society. For many, to see another gay man being eagerly embraced and received is just another slap in the face. In other words it’s a bit of jealousy and misplaced anger. Not all of us feel that way, but I can understand the emotions behind it.

    Now I know that I am likely to get the “Maybe I just don’t like him” response from some. In my experience in life people don’t obsessively attack and denigrate things they just don’t like. They may state firmly “not my cuppa,” even casually debate the subject. They aren’t going to troll around trying to piss others off whom they know disagree. They don’t create whole websites dedicated to putting the subject of their distaste down, or waste their life bitching about it for hours on end. That is the behavior of someone with a very personal agenda, that more than likely is only tangential to the subject.

    Maybe this doesn’t cover every case, but it seemed to cover all the ones I ever dealt with.

    Do you really think that him being the first openly gay singer to come on the music scene is not exciting and groundbreaking? Don’t you want to see him succeed?

    Well, to be honest, Adam isn’t the first, there have actually been many others that have tried through the years. There are many factors that have played into his success so far; personality, talent, and having been on a very popular show. Sad as it is to say, charm, wit and talent aren’t enough most of the time.

  169. Studio57, what are you talking about? Adams site didn’t get hacked….!!!!!!

  170. Adam should have stayed ambiguous, like Gene Simmons told him, in my opinion. It’s always more intriguing to be questionable, than to come right out before one has any real success. So far, Adam was on a karaoke show, whoopee. Gene Simmons was right, he should unveil layers at a time, like a stripper.

    Look what happened to Jobriath, the FIRST out gay rock singer, and the inspiration for Velvet Goldmine? He failed right off the bat. Google him.

    BTW, Gene Simmons and Kiss had the #2 album in the US last week. :)

  171. Don- I just posted a twitter that a lot of people are retweeting. it says not to go on AO because it got hacked and they are getting viruses.

  172. BTW, Gene Simmons and Kiss had the #2 album in the US last week.

    Not according to Billboard…I couldn’t even find it.

  173. Studio57 I haven’t been there in months… I’m a little confused (probably a lack of coffee) are you saying that the site is hacked? The twitter part was confusing.

  174. koshka- i do not know if the site is hacked. People are tweeting this:

    Glitter378: @zingoglitter @runawaysu ALERT Please retweet, stay away from adamofficial.com hackers have installed virus links. @adamlambert
    27 minutes ago from web

    I just didn’t want anyone to go there if it’s true- hopefully someone who is a member there can enlighten us.

  175. OMG I just heard Time for Miracles being played over Malaysian radio for the very first time today!!! POSITIVELY FLAILING………SQUEEEE!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-)

  176. Studio57, I am going over there to see whats up….I was in there this morning ….everything was fine…..

  177. GreatAdamFan- COOL!

    And don’t forget everyone, tomorrow night is the TII premiere! Hopefully someone will let us know how that goes! I want to know if it’s worth buying a ticket for!

    Hermetically Sealed- i appreciated your post too. Nice to get a thoughful, intelligent response for my question. thanks.

  178. Studio57, I am going over there to see whats up’ ¦.I was in there this morning ‘ ¦.everything was fine’ ¦..

    Be vewy, vewy carfuw!

  179. Just went to AO on my work PC. Pretty good at detecting viruses and malicious links. Do not see any problem.

    Studio57, do you think it is just another campaign to smear Adam? Jeez.

  180. I sent a note to the Sony tech support on the site to alert them to the situation. Suggested they investigate and then debunk the rumor somehow. Let’s see.

  181. Studio57, do you think it is just another campaign to smear Adam? Jeez.

    Ya never know. I knew someone would find out one way or the other. The tweets were coming from Adam fans though. Someone might want to tell AO those tweets are going around so they can announce something on the website or something. I’m not a member there.

    ETA: I see rowenainne is already on the job!

  182. Ooh, love that Gaga is talking about the song she gave to Adam. I’m inclined to think it might be the single judging by how hot *she* is at the moment. She’s getting some spins for “Bad Romance” so as soon as Paparazzi falls down the charts she’ll have another hit under her own belt. I wouldn’t blame Adam or 19/RCA for riding that wave if they can. And I personally love Gaga, so to me it’s all good.

  183. Studio57, I have been on AO since the beginning….the names that are actually tweeting, are not fans….the recipients are fans…runaway and zing are big time fans, but they are not the ones twatting…the glittery person and the farm person….not familiar with….so take it for what it is worth…..

  184. I have to agree with everyone, I think the GAGA song is going to be worth a listen for sure…..looking forward to that..

  185. Studio57
    October 26, 2009 at 9:55 am
    GreatAdamFan- COOL!

    And don’t forget everyone, tomorrow night is the TII premiere! Hopefully someone will let us know how that goes! I want to know if it’s worth buying a ticket for!

    The Red Carpet for the TII premiere will be broadcast on MTV and VH1 Tuesday, October 27 around 8:30 PM EST
    http://www.tvguide.com/Listings/default.aspx

    and also will be livestreamed at
    http://www.ustream.tv/thisisitmovie around 7:00 PM EST.
    (Not sure if these times are accurate.)

  186. I can sorta of shed some light on why he get’s less love from the gay community. We are a pretty bitter bunch. Just about all of us have had a life of being treated like crap from our families, our friends and from society. For many, to see another gay man being eagerly embraced and received is just another slap in the face. In other words it’s a bit of jealousy and misplaced anger. Not all of us feel that way, but I can understand the emotions behind it.

    This explanation is very interesting because I’ve never understood the reaction Adam seems to provoke in the gay community. I’m not part of that community, and I don’t have any close family members who are gay, so I don’t really have a chance to ask anyone to explain this issue.

    That being said, I was talking with a colleague of mine recently whose adult nephew is gay, and she said that her sister and her nephew both love Adam and want to marry him (LOL), which was nice to hear.

    Anyway, I would like to point out that although a portion of the population is eagerly embracing Adam, he still deals with an extraordinary amount of homophobia on a daily basis. Maybe not directly, but there is a lot of hate. I expect that he will always have to deal with it.

    He has certainly had to deal with homophobia during his career and has poignantly commented on some of the problems the had with he producers of the Ten Commandments with regard to his sexuality. Adam doesn’t focus on the negative, however, which is the only reason I can imagine that we don’t know many more stories like this. I am sure there are plenty. I don’t think that Adam has gotten a free pass at all. There is a lot of hate directed towards him.

    Fortunately, he does have an extraordinary amount of support and love from his family, which must make all the difference in the world. I can only shudder to imagine what it must be like to not have the love and support of your family due to your sexuality.

    I would hope that with some time, Adam can serve as an inspiration to the gay community in the same way that he has served as an inspiration to so many other people.

    Stay true to yourself, focus on the positive, live your life, stay humble, and work hard in the face of prejudice and terrible odds against you.

  187. Geeez, Don, really? You would think people would have better things to do with their time than starting that bullshit. Some people never leave high school, I guess.

    You really have to ask yourself. Is it more horrible to be a fan of a singer or an antifan? There are actually people who stalk EW, I swear, so they can be the first person to respond negatively to an Adam post.

  188. The Red Carpet for the TII premiere is supposed to broadcast on MTV, VH1 Tuesday, October 27 at 8:30 Pm and also will be livestreamed here
    http://www.ustream.tv/

    Cool. I hope we get a shot of Adam sneaking in a side door. *grins*

    I just heard This is it on the radio…I had to change the station. I was surprised to hear it so soon.

  189. I ‘m looking forward to getting a title for Adam’s new single. Q3 guessing maybe by tomorrow.

    Just thinking about the speculation once we do-
    Who wrote it?
    What else have they written?
    Do you like that style?
    Is this the one with the 30 pc string orchestra?
    Dance beat?
    Whose playing guitar?
    Oh gosh, hope I like it.
    Of course, I’ll like it. Adam’s singing, duh!

    I’m sure I left out all the important questions.

  190. Adam has support from his friends in the gay community. Especially in West Hollywood, where he STILL LIVES.

    He just doesn’t have much support in the music community in general. Sorry. He has to earn that.

  191. The Red Carpet for the TII premiere will be broadcast on both MTV and VH1 Tuesday, October 27 at 8:30 PM and also will be livestreamed here
    http://www.ustream.tv/thisisitmovie

    Is Adam supposed to be on the red carpet? I know he is for 2012, but I didn’t think he was for TII.

    Do we know anyone going to any of the premieres tomorrow?

  192. Studio57, I have tickets to TII this Saturday and I am already counting down the days! Had always been a fan of MJ’s and I just can’t believe that I will get to see both of my favourites in one screening, fantastic!

    Don, I do so agree that next up for our Glittery Alien – World domination! ;-)

    On the other hand, really annoyed that there seems to be really insane folks out there who just wanna sabotage Adam all the time…..

  193. Clarification: I wasn’t talking about his friends, I was talking about the community at large.

    Of course his friends support him.

  194. Do we know anyone going to any of the premieres tomorrow?

    I am going to the NY premiere. It is a midnight showing and will be at a number of theaters here in Manhattan.

    I have an early morning seminar tomorrow too. It’s gonna be a long day.

  195. Thanks sidewalkstory. I sent it to Sony tech support with a follow-up note. Hopefully they’ll sort out whatever’s going on.

  196. Is Adam supposed to be on the red carpet? I know he is for 2012, but I didn’t think he was for TII.

    Do we know anyone going to any of the premieres tomorrow?

    I don’t think that Adam is going to be on the Red Carpet, but I’d like to think he will sneak in to see himself on the big screen.

    For those of you waking up and joining us this morning… please read back a few pages and try not to be baited unless you really want to….

  197. Are ya planning to video it at all?

    We at least need a report. Tweet. Anything???

  198. Studio57…Keep in mind this only happens to STARS….its ok that they post, gives the websites hits…and that’s what they want…so whether it be negative or positive, it helps Adam in the long run…so the haters are actually helping to keep his name out there…..The more hits they get the more they write about ADAM….see my point…??.not too many blogs out there that don’t have some hate involved…..it goes with the territory..right……most people in the music industry don’t read the comments they read the article….

  199. I ‘m looking forward to getting a title for Adam’s new single. Q3 guessing maybe by tomorrow.

    IDK – I’m still guessing next week makes more sense for the single (Nov 2 week) We may get a leak of a title or snippet (or cover art) this week (especially Friday, since that’s a big day for this kind of news, it seems!)

    As for the song itself, based on a lot of things we’ve heard so far, I’m guessing it’ll be a dance-electronic-pop number. Maybe not as glammy as some of the other stuff on the album. Much more radio friendly. I’m thinking much more in the vein of Allisons’ first single, though, not quite like that one ;-)

  200. Don
    October 26, 2009 at 10:37 am
    Studio57′ ¦Keep in mind this only happens to STARS’ ¦.its ok that they post, gives the websites hits’ ¦and that’s what they want’ ¦so whether it be negative or positive, it helps Adam in the long run’ ¦so the haters are actually helping to keep his name out there’ ¦..The more hits they get the more they write about ADAM’ ¦.see my point’ ¦??.not too many blogs out there that don’t have some hate involved’ ¦..it goes with the territory..right’ ¦’ ¦most people in the music industry don’t read the comments they read the article’ ¦.

    Thanks for this Don. The level of hate… well pretty much everywhere is amazing to me. If I don’t like something, I just move on. The burning hate, I just don’t get. This at least rationalizes it for me a bit.

  201. Thanks sidewalkstory. I sent it to Sony tech support with a follow-up note. Hopefully they’ll sort out whatever’s going on.

    good idea. so helpful of you!

  202. What do they call Kelly and Carrie and Jordin and Daughtry fans? I don’t think I’ve ever known.

    I would say that this is a key point. I can’t remember any names for them either, and I think that’s becaus, while they do have AI-based fans, they mainly got their fanbases outside of the show. Which is where you need to get your fanbase.

    Also, since three of them are *women,* they necessarily didn’t generate the stereotypical Idol fanbase because, whether we admit it or not, these are girly-girl affairs. Truly, when you see all these female fanbases, you know that Maenads were *not* mythological in any respect. They were shrieking after Dionysus and rending their garments just as surely as AI-watching women have rent their garments in the wake of Clay, Bo, Taylor, Elliott, big and little David, Adam, Kris, etc ….

  203. Thanks for your post, HermeticallySealed.

    They had a show on the making of TII last night, interviewing people in London and the States about the anticipation for it. It reminded me again just how huge a platform and introduction to the world (outside of AI) this will be for Adam.

    So exciting!

  204. sidewalkstory
    October 26, 2009 at 10:40 am
    Thanks sidewalkstory. I sent it to Sony tech support with a follow-up note. Hopefully they’ll sort out whatever’s going on.

    good idea. so helpful of you!

    I guess it’s just the webmaster in me. If I could fix it myself for them I would!

  205. I have tickets for the TII film on Sunday. I wanted to go before but my friends cannot make it until Sunday :-( I am really excited about Adam ´s video ;-)

  206. Are ya planning to video it at all?

    We at least need a report. Tweet. Anything???

    Taking a vid makes no sense, esp. since the MV leaked and has been officially released. Adam’s music video was the whole reason I got tickets to the premiere showing. A long time ago (last week) the MV was supposed to debut at TII. I suppose I could exchange my midnight tickets, but I’m already vested in going.

    The movie theater is on my same street, up a couple of blocks so I will be home ten minutes after it is over. I will come online then. However, I’m guessing that will be around 2am.

  207. i was under the impression the “special trailer” is going to be different from the MV?

    Bye Don!

  208. HermeticallySealed,

    Great post I agree with everything you said, that is how I see it too.

  209. Concerning “haters,” I realized that the two singers I hear disparaged the most (both in real life and in print) are Britney and Miley, and things are working out okay for them.

    ETA: I’m excluding Kanye from the list b/c he’s a horse’s ass of a different color. Although everyone surely knows who he is now.

  210. They had a show on the making of TII last night, interviewing people in London and the States about the anticipation for it. It reminded me again just how huge a platform and introduction to the world (outside of AI) this will be for Adam.

    So exciting!

    I really think it’s better than getting radio play. I am more excited about TII exposure thsan 2012 because it’s going to happen BEFORE the movie, when most people are in their seats. What concerns me about 2012 ending credits is that the song takes a while to build and most people ( except us diehards) are going to be out of their seats by the time the good part comes on.

  211. i was under the impression the ‘special trailer’  is going to be different from the MV?

    See, this would make more sense to me too. I love the TfM video, but it doesn’t actually promote the movie very much. (Does it even show the 2012 logo? Must go look at it yet again. LOL) I haven’t heard this rumor but a clip much like the teaser trailer we first saw for TfM (with the Christ the Redeemer statue falling over, etc) would be much more of a trailer for the movie. That would be my first choice, intercut with some of the footage of dirty!Adam.

  212. What concerns me about 2012 ending credits is that the song takes a while to build and most people ( except us diehards) are going to be out of their seats by the time the good part comes on.

    Well, one good thing on this note is that more and more people seem to stay in their seats at least a little longer during the credits nowadays ;-) More “deleted scenes” or outtakes being shown during them, etc.

  213. i was under the impression the ‘special trailer’  is going to be different from the MV?

    This is what I’ve been wondering about also. For some reason, I think it’s going to be a mash-up of the video and one of the trailers.

  214. It sounded to me from the AMA interviews (haven’t watched them again, so I could definitely be mistaken) that they are running a special trailer AND the MV before TII.

  215. Well, one good thing on this note is that more and more people seem to stay in their seats at least a little longer during the credits nowadays More ‘deleted scenes’  or outtakes being shown during them, etc.

    Usually people find out right away whether to stay for the credits. I know word of mouth got out pretty fast that you should stay seated for the closing credits of “The Hangover” ( Which, BTW, is the best ending credits of ALL TIME). Hopefully there will be outtakes!

    Laurel G and GiGi- I hope we are right and it’s something new.

  216. i was under the impression the ‘special trailer’  is going to be different from the MV?

    I was thinking it would be like this 2012 trailer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY_pTTp2QBs

    Oh, man – kinda hoping not! I want lots of Adam in the MV!

    I agree, though, that more than anything they want to sell the movie, so what makes the most sense is to show enough of the movie (particularly the stars – lots of John Cusack screentime) plus lots of Adam, and make sure to plaster the 2012 name and release date prominently. Then everyone is happy ;-)

    And I’m still inclined to believe that what we saw last week IS the mv before TII – they’ll just throw on more prominent banners for 2012 at the end of it, I’m guessing.

  217. I think people actually think that those models have no pores, celulite, or flaws of any kind. It only matters when it’s Kelly or Adam. Everyone else is perfect.

    It does only seem to matter for Kelly and Adam about the airbrushing/photoshopping thing. Weird how that works.

    I really hope Adam is as successful as Clay Aiken. That is a long shot.

    It’s a long shot for any new artist today to sell close to 3 million albums like Clay did with his debut, Adam is no exception.

    Ha ha, I guess I should have not mentioned the ‘Clay’  thing.
    But, that is Adam’s fan base now, like it or not!

    Actually, I think most of Clay’s fans either hate Adam outright or have no interest in him but seem to like Kris and/or Gokey. You have to remember the vast majority of Clay’s fanbase was very conservative older ladies and they scattered when Clay came out as gay so I doubt they jumped onto the train of the overtly homosexual, eyeliner/nail polish wearing glam rock singer. What they loved about Clay was his “innocence” there is nothing innocent about Adam so the idea that Adam would appeal to Clay core fanbase, the ones who helped ruin his career, is actually kind of ridiculous.

    Adam’s music will decide everything. So far, it sucks.
    His first single is not exactly climbing the charts.

    Opinions vary but every critical review I’ve seen of TFM has praised it. As for it not climbing the charts, I wasn’t aware that it was released to radio for airplay. It’s still sitting inside the top 50 on itunes without radio or any promotion to speak of save the few short snippets on ET/Extra/AH which really only talked about the video and didn’t even mention the song was available for download on itunes.

    oh…and there is the fact that TFM isn’t Adam’s official single.. there is always that tiny fact to consider too…for accuracy sake I mean.

    What do they call Kelly and Carrie and Jordin and Daughtry fans? I don’t think I’ve ever known.

    I only know about Kelly and Carrie as they are the two I followed before Adam. Kelly’s fans have a few nicknames but none that are known within the media circles. Kesbian is common, also kelbot is one the “non-fans” use. Carrie it’s carebears.

  218. And I’m still inclined to believe that what we saw last week IS the mv before TII ‘“ they’ll just throw on more prominent banners for 2012 at the end of it, I’m guessing.

    Well, if they do, that’s okay too, but in my opinion, they’ll definitely be promoting Adam more than the movie (TfM MV doesn’t feature the most epic FX or the stars of the movie) so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.

  219. Well, if they do, that’s okay too, but in my opinion, they’ll definitely be promoting Adam more than the movie (TfM MV doesn’t feature the most epic FX or the stars of the movie) so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.

    LOL – and that’s a bad thing? ;-)

  220. Good morning everyone. Has it been confirmed that Adam’s Twitter account wasn’t hacked? Some of the tweets still don’t sound a lot like him to me. I’d feel better if we had a bubbletweet from him confirmation there are no problems or a confirmation from AO that his account is OK. Anyone know anything definitive? Thanks.

  221. Well remember that Sony owns all of these projects – doesn’t hurt them in the long run to promote 2012 and Adam at the same time. I’d say they are going to go for the most bang for the promo buck.

  222. crazylady, I’d say that with the number of Adam’s friends following him – if any of them were suspicious about the tweets they would have called him. Enough time has passed IMO that the account would be shut down by now. FWIW, I do think it was him having some fun on his downtime.

  223. The Gaga radio interview link at the bottom of the prior page is mostly interesting. But if anyone wants to skip to the Adam-related material, it begins at 11:05.

    Side note: Gawd, I hate cheesy (deleted for redundancy) DJs.

  224. The Gaga radio interview link at the bottom of the prior page is mostly interesting. But if anyone wants to skip to the Adam-related material, it begins at 11:05.

    Side note: Gawd, I hate cheesy (deleted for redundancy) DJs.

    It’s funny to hear that DJ guy gushing all over Gaga no matter what the topic was.

    It caught my attention that Adam team actually reached out to Gaga and asked her to write for Adam. They have invested so much in Adam and this album to a degree that it frightens me. They must have a really high expectation for Adam which is seemingly unreachable for a new artist. Adam got to work with people in his ‘list’ which I think surprised himself as well. There must be a huge pressure on his shoulder now. I’m afraid people, I’m afraid…

  225. BeckyMD,

    RCA/19 must have access to info we don’t know to make them invest this much in Adam, cough, AI itunes sales, cough, Social Media hits, cough, News Media interest stats, cough, cough.

    My opinion only, of course, but companies of any sort, especially record labels & management teams, don’t do this unless they have data to back it up..

  226. There must be a huge pressure on his shoulder now. I’m afraid people, I’m afraid’ ¦

    LOL – in the words of Adam (or technically Randy ;-)) Don’t be skerred!

    IDK – I’m much happier hearing about all this investment in him, all the people being brought in to work with him, top notch people, etc. than I would be for the opposite, which would be no support, no top talent to work with under a very tight deadline to get things moving, and essentially putting together some half-assed project. IMO – all these moves suggest tremendous BTS support for him, which is only a good thing.

    Not to mention, is there really a “magic number” he has to reach with the album/single sales? I doubt it. Just doing well (which I have full confidence he will do) will be good enough.

  227. crazylady
    October 26, 2009 at 11:40 am
    Good morning everyone. Has it been confirmed that Adam’s Twitter account wasn’t hacked? Some of the tweets still don’t sound a lot like him to me. I’d feel better if we had a bubbletweet from him confirmation there are no problems or a confirmation from AO that his account is OK. Anyone know anything definitive? Thanks.

    I don ´t think he was hacked, he even started following Leighton Meester (her character in Gossip girl is his favorite) and some guy he met at the saturday party. Wow how do I know those things? ;P

  228. Adam retweeted Kesha (TiK ToK). That totally seems like something he would do. He’s such a fanboy.

    ETA: Or is it Ke$ha? lol

  229. I am soo happy for Adam. Not afraid at all. Just happppyyyyyyyy. He deserves all the attention and support he is getting from his label.

  230. Not to mention, is there really a ‘magic number’  he has to reach with the album/single sales? I doubt it. Just doing well (which I have full confidence he will do) will be good enough.

    Recoupment of the labels costs is the magic number and that won’t happen if he just does ok. The writers they brought in, the producers they brought in, musicians and dancers, PR work, etc. That all has to be recouped before Adam sees a dime. If he can break a million sold he might break even with the label and then can mak some $ for himself.

  231. clearone: All this Twitter stuff is like stalking to me’ ¦’ ¦.

    It is, but some of us enjoy being stalked. Hope this handy diagram helps:

    http://shewalkssoftly.com/2009/06/18/social-networking-venn-diagram/

    RCA/19 must have access to info we don’t know to make them invest this much in Adam, cough, AI itunes sales, cough, Social Media hits, cough, News Media interest stats, cough, cough.

    Of course that’s true, but maybe the numbers told them Adam needed heavy promotion to have a chance. Perhaps they learned their lesson after Blake. hwc, where are we on albums sales projections, now?

  232. sidewalkstory
    October 26, 2009 at 10:52 am
    Are ya planning to video it at all?

    We at least need a report. Tweet. Anything???

    Taking a vid makes no sense, esp. since the MV leaked and has been officially released. Adam’s music video was the whole reason I got tickets to the premiere showing. A long time ago (last week) the MV was supposed to debut at TII. I suppose I could exchange my midnight tickets, but I’m already vested in going.

    The movie theater is on my same street, up a couple of blocks so I will be home ten minutes after it is over. I will come online then. However, I’m guessing that will be around 2am.

    Just a little reminder to anyone who is attending the TII premiere. Please DO NOT attempt to take a video camera and record it in the theater. That is called PIRATING and is a whole separate issue from recording at a live concert. It is a federal crime and punishable by a very serious sentence, not a fine, but jail time. And the theater would likely call the cops if they caught you doing it.

    Remember the days when all movies were released first in the United States then made their way around the world? The main reason many movies these days open globally at the same time is to stop the pirating issue. Remember for a couple of years they had all those public service annoucements at the same time as the credits in the theaters? Just please dont do it.

  233. GreatAdamFan
    October 26, 2009 at 9:52 am
    OMG I just heard Time for Miracles being played over Malaysian radio for the very first time today!!! POSITIVELY FLAILING’ ¦’ ¦’ ¦SQUEEEE!!!!!!!!

    Yay! Malaysian and Singaporean radios rock! I was from Malaysia too. Now the US radios need to get their acts together and start playing the damn song.

    New week, I can’t wait for his single. Squeeee…

  234. Add me to those who wish to believe the single will be out THIS week! Crossin’ ma fingas!
    And I also believe it’s the true Adam tweeting, promoting his friend Dorian’s album etc. Just had a relaxing day off, so he had time to tweet a little more than usual. JMO.

  235. ust a little reminder to anyone who is attending the TII premiere. Please DO NOT attempt to take a video camera and record it in the theater. That is called PIRATING and is a whole separate issue from recording at a live concert. It is a federal crime and punishable by a very serious sentence, not a fine, but jail time. And the theater would likely call the cops if they caught you doing it.

    Good point. I wouldn’t have done it anyway but the Federal offense clinches the deal.

  236. Just a little reminder to anyone who is attending the TII premiere. Please DO NOT attempt to take a video camera and record it in the theater.

    I meant just the Adam part. I don’t like pirating either. Who can even stand to watch a movie recorded with a cheap ass camera anyway? I tried watching The Dark Knight ( after seeing the movie twice in theaters) but I just couldn’t get past the shaky camera work, people getting up and going to the bathroom during the movie, etc. Definitely not worth it.

  237. Of course that’s true, but maybe the numbers told them Adam needed heavy promotion to have a chance.

    This possibility has occurred to me more than a time or two, NGL. I’m impressed that someone had the guts to type it “out loud.”

    I mean, Adam DID NOT win, IIRC….

    This is not a dig, just a wonder of mine. And I’m a HUGE fan and supporter of Adam, so please no stones or rotten tomatoes.

  238. I’d say it’s impressive he’s singing with fangs, but it’s probably just posed again. Oh, the drama!

  239. All this Twitter stuff is like stalking to me’ ¦’ ¦.

    clearone, some here really do fit that bill and seem to be proud of it.

    My experience on Twitter is quite different. I opened my account over 1 1/2 yrs ago because of my YouTube friends, of which I have met many at the various meet-ups. I also follow some political activists, some NY theater people, and some financial people. When Adam came along, he took over my life but I am still on the fringe of the other groups. I do tweet Adam and his entertainment friends but do not need to feel they are my personal friends.

  240. I don’t have a twitter account, I just use the live feed under Adam’s name to get news on the web about him. I think it’s cool! I would never tweet people though. It’s just not me. Anyhoo- here’s something interesting:

    RT @BRIANRAYGUITAR @ladygaga all the best to your dad … I played the guitars on the @AdamLambert song you wrote. Its a frikkin' hot song!
    2 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  241. I loved Lady Gaga’s interview. She is an interesting interviewee. I’ve read up on Gaga, and she is a gifted artist from a very, very young age. If the song she wrote for Adam is close to as good as the ones she wrote for herself — WIN!!!

  242. Yay! Malaysian and Singaporean radios rock! I was from Malaysia too. Now the US radios need to get their acts together and start playing the damn song.

    Adam is very popular there and in Japan, Thailand, and even China. A Chinese fan submitted artwork to the AO site, but there are probably thousands of fans there, who knows?

    While waiting for the single to come out, I just discovered this cover Adam did, “I just love you”. It’s a great song, very touching, sort of fills you with emotion as only Adam can, see what you think…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VQo6mCkEso

  243. Assumption-Song writers get royalties.
    Questions-Do song writers get paid anything, if their songs aren’t used?
    Redone said he called management and told them he wanted to work with Adam, if he won and he wanted to work with him, if he didn’t win.
    Was it less expensive somehow to get all those writers and producers to work with Adam?

  244. Recoupment of the labels costs is the magic number and that won’t happen if he just does ok. The writers they brought in, the producers they brought in, musicians and dancers, PR work, etc. That all has to be recouped before Adam sees a dime. If he can break a million sold he might break even with the label and then can mak some $ for himself.

    I’m not sure where anyone gets the idea that an artist makes any money off the CD to begin with, they don’t, unless they have a bunch of songs they wrote on it. Artists make their money touring.

    Of course that’s true, but maybe the numbers told them Adam needed heavy promotion to have a chance.

    This possibility has occurred to me more than a time or two, NGL. I’m impressed that someone had the guts to type it ‘out loud.’ 

    I mean, Adam DID NOT win, IIRC’ ¦.

    This is not a dig, just a wonder of mine. And I’m a HUGE fan and supporter of Adam, so please no stones or rotten tomatoes.

    Well this would make sense if the industry was’t already in freefall and actually had the money to invest in an artist whom they saw nothing except the “potential” to do well with the right promo.

    I can’t imagine in what situation a label would throw this much support (read money) behind an artist if the data showed there wasn’t a interest in the market for them.

    It would seem they would do the bare minimum and hope they got their money back.

    No, I think they have the data from the itunes sales, they’ve looked at the web traffic, they have the Rolling Stone sales, the tour reviews and merchandise sales, as well as whatever market research they may have conducted along the way. I think they assume Adam is a sure thing…much like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman when she said “I appreciate this whole seduction thing you’ve got going on but let me give you a tip…I’m a sure thing” LOL

    awesome picture of Adam with the fangs!! I’m sure that wouldn’t be the first time he sang with fangs in LOL…

  245. GaryJ, one of Adam’s fan groups, I believe in Singpore, sent him some very nice gifts. One of the members posted a pic of some jewelry. I don’t even want to think how much they collected. I think Adam was realizing how much money these fans, particularly groups were spending on him, thus, requesting them to divert their gift giving towards a charity.

  246. one of Adam’s fan groups, I believe in Singpore, sent him some very nice gifts.

    They sent him a Swarovski necklace in the shape of a tie, a leather messenger bag (which he uses), brooches, and a scrapbook. They also sent him a healthy gift basket of food to the stadium at his first Idol tour performance.

  247. Reminder: Please don’t spam these threads with pleas to vote in polls. NO STREET TEAMING.

  248. Somewhere I read that there is an Adam fan club, I think it was in Singapore, with something like 25,000 fans.

    I know that there are plenty of people, especially young people, who know at least some English in these Asian countries. But isn’t it interesting how popular Adam is already in Asia, and his first single isn’t even out yet, not to mention his first CD?

    I’m just guessing that some of Adam’s popularity there is due to the Internet maybe…I think it’s a given that Adam has international appeal, but I wasn’t expecting this much this soon!

  249. If he can break a million sold he might break even with the label and then can mak some $ for himself

    Adam gets money right off the bat from every Album sold…its an old wives tale that Artists work for free…the law in California, where most music things are registered, requires that the Artist gets paid. Either a flat fee or a percentage of original sales.

    If the album sales a million copies (highly unlikely in this economy) that would still be about 10 million in sales. I’ll bet my ass that the songwriters are working off a percentage basis thinking that this will be a hit and the songs will have longevity. Hard costs for the album are the producers, the session musicians, the sound studio costs, and the pressing of the CD along with costs for the “Cover” and advertising. I don’t think the hard costs came to 10 million…so, unless this album really flubs, RCA should be into straight profits pretty quickly.

    I’m going to take a wild guess and estimate…album only….that 500,000 copies and the label is golden. From the little I know of Hollywood anyone who is anyone (like songwriters) are taking a percentage nowadays. Besides they make money everytime the song is played anywhere…whether it is radio, online streams, the tour, TV shows, commercials. Heck, some songwriters are living in happy retirement based on royalties they get from songs playing on commercials that they wrote 30 years ago.

    Probably, for good writers, one of the most lucrative parts of the industry.

  250. RT @BRIANRAYGUITAR @ladygaga all the best to your dad ‘ ¦ I played the guitars on the @AdamLambert song you wrote. Its a frikkin’ hot song!

    That’s the McCartney guy.
    I really think this is the single.
    Another McCartney band member- Abe Laboriel, played the drums on this track.
    It just has to be something!

  251. I really think this is the single.

    If the gaga song is the single, then my prediction was incorrect, because I’m still going on the assumption that they’ve known the first single for at least a few weeks now.

  252. Mary102, I’m inclined to think, like you, that they had a single picked out…but the Lady Gaga collaboration may have thrown a spanner in the works. I’d struggle over what to release if a last minute dream collabo happened and was really good. *shrugs* Just a thought.

  253. In the radio interview, Lady Gaga would not reveal the name of the song, in fact she was quite emphatic about it. I thought the comments she made about the song and Adam really HINTED that this might be a single released from the album, if not THE single.

  254. because I’m still going on the assumption that they’ve known the first single for at least a few weeks now.

    I think so too.

    And I think that the theory posted above that says Adam’s tweet is a hint that the single is “Surburban Decay”, makes sense too.

    Especially since it is not one of the songs that Lindsay Parker was allowed to disclose.

  255. Thanks sweetni4, just watched it.

    The first time I heard Adam sing “I just love you”, about 20 or 30 seconds into the song, I broke down and cried.

    What an amazing performance, and I think the only musical accompaniment he has is the piano…

  256. So, do we know if he is actually going to be walking the red carpet and if so will it be televised anywhere ?

  257. And I think that the theory posted above that says Adam’s tweet is a hint that the single is ‘Surburban Decay’ , makes sense too.

    I tweeted Adam my theory that the Glam Trash was Suburban Decay-haven’t heard back form him, of course!

  258. Gary J,

    From the backstory I heard of on the song “I Just Love You”. It is about a man away from his family and missing his 4 year daughter.

  259. Honestly, I think that one thing that will help Adam immeasurably (and is probably gaining him support from his company now) is that he has already demonstrated an ability to *move* *product* — if not songs, then magazines, jewelry, even charitable contributions. With the music industry as it is, you often hear that they’re looking at a possible future of making a lot of their money off performers who are little *franchises,* with songs, yeah, but concerts and clothes and books and posters and probably perfumes and, for all we know, condoms emblazoned with their names and logos. And Adam seems to have huge, demonstrated potential along these lines already, which I would think would go a long way toward making them feel pretty confident in their investment. His image and personality and pitch-man abilities may well help him just as much as his voice, in the long run, possibly.

  260. The first time I heard Adam sing ‘I just love you’ , about 20 or 30 seconds into the song, I broke down and cried.

    I cried too. It made me think of loved ones I have lost.

  261. lucy
    October 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    Honestly, I think that one thing that will help Adam immeasurably (and is probably gaining him support from his company now) is that he has already demonstrated an ability to *move* *product* ‘” if not songs, then magazines, jewelry, even charitable contributions. With the music industry as it is, you often hear that they’re looking at a possible future of making a lot of their money off performers who are little *franchises,* with songs, yeah, but concerts and clothes and books and posters and probably perfumes and, for all we know, condoms emblazoned with their names and logos. And Adam seems to have huge, demonstrated potential along these lines already, which I would think would go a long way toward making them feel pretty confident in their investment. His image and personality and pitch-man abilities may well help him just as much as his voice, in the long run, possibly.

    Lucy, you are so right. Regardless of what people seem to think of his talent, having his name on something (whether it be tweets about people’s music, or as you mentioned jewelry, charity, etc.) seems to sell. That is a huge boon to his “image” – and why I think he will continue to get modeling-type gigs; photo shoots for magazines, ads for clothing, etc. as his star rises. JMO, of course, but it’s part of the “IT” factor many people feel he has.

  262. Sweetni4,

    Wow..that makes sense; it’s such a powerful song, and Adam really nails it.

    Like DLee said, unfortunately it won’t be on the album.

    Not sure, I guess “I just love you” fits the Adult Contemporary genre? Probably not the direction they want him to go in for the first album.

  263. uh… thanks for the translation. I could understand the names but nothing else. :)

  264. adam will be at the premiere tomorrow:

    http://7jours.canoe.ca/cinema/nouvelles/2009/10/23/11506731-7j.html

    translated by google:

    In Los Angeles, the Hollywood All-tread the red carpet of This Is It, at the Nokia Theater. Among the rain of stars who have confirmed their attendance include personalities such as Adam Lambert, Allison Janney, Anne Heche, Antonio Sabato Jr, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Ben Vereen, Berry Gordy, Carrie Ann Inaba, Corbin Bleu, Dana Delaney, David Cook, Eric Winter, Forest Whitaker, Fran Drescher, George Lopez, Jaime King, Jamie Kennedy, JC Chasez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jose Eber, Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman, Kate del Castillo, Mario Lopez, Michael Rapaport, Mike Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris, P. Diddy, Paula Abdul, Paris Hilton, Ray Liotta, Regina Hall, Reverand Al Sharpton, Sharon Lawrence, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tyrese Gibson, Viola Davis and Vivica A Fox.

  265. lucy
    October 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Honestly, I think that one thing that will help Adam immeasurably (and is probably gaining him support from his company now) is that he has already demonstrated an ability to *move* *product* ‘” if not songs, then magazines, jewelry, even charitable contributions. With the music industry as it is, you often hear that they’re looking at a possible future of making a lot of their money off performers who are little *franchises,* with songs, yeah, but concerts and clothes and books and posters and probably perfumes and, for all we know, condoms emblazoned with their names and logos. And Adam seems to have huge, demonstrated potential along these lines already, which I would think would go a long way toward making them feel pretty confident in their investment. His image and personality and pitch-man abilities may well help him just as much as his voice, in the long run, possibly.

    ITA, I don’t think the RCA/19 are too concern about the US Market, It is the International Market they really want. International Countries love their OTT superstars, MJ, Madonna, ect. They want showmanship and a trendsetter to emulate. I have family in Europe, South Africa, Brazil and Japan (multicultural background) and they know of Adam and they can not wait for him fast enough. Every generation or so a newcomer comes along to change things up and we have not even seen the tip of iceberg with Adam Lambert.

  266. Mary102, I’m inclined to think, like you, that they had a single picked out’ ¦but the Lady Gaga collaboration may have thrown a spanner in the works. I’d struggle over what to release if a last minute dream collabo happened and was really good. *shrugs* Just a thought.

    Definitely a possibility. I can see that happening. My guess – we’ll get part of the single (title, snippet, cover art) this Friday. I’m guessing no sooner, but maybe I’m just being pessimistic so if something drops sooner I’ll be ecstatic :-)

    BTW – just bought my Details issue! Holy freaking hotness with that cover story! Wow. I want to read the article too, but don’t want to smudge the pictures (I’m so shallow like that)

  267. BestAI
    October 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Hurrah for first name alphabetical order….he’s going to be “first” a lot if that continues.

  268. Suburban Decay sounds like it could be a great, socially relevant song … a good sign. But it really doesn’t sound like a fun, dancy thing that would make a good first single. But Lady Gaga could definitely go there.

    Also, I doubt that RCA would pump so much money into an artist that didn’t look like a pretty sure thing. They’ve got facts to back up their decisions. No sane company would make any moves without some very significant numbers to go on.

    And perhaps, Tess is correct and they don’t need to sell an outrageous number of CD’s in order to turn a profit. With the industry the way it is, they’d be nuts to put out any product that required a high volume. No, they must be working on the expectation of a wide profit margin per unit.

    And, his not winning doesn’t count for much inside or outside of this “idol bubble” that everyone here talks about. Such an annoying term. I’ve never been in any “idol bubble”. I don’t even own a television. Adam’s name appeared on MSNBC so many times that I felt compelled to investigate. I’ve never followed AI and the names of Kris Allen and Danny Gokey never even entered my sphere of consciousness.

    And I’m sure that I’m not the only buyer like myself. Me thinks that Adam has been bigger than AI for some time now. And record industry executives are well aware of this. I don’t know if we’re legion but I’m guessing that ‘numerous’ would be an extremely (!!!!!) conservative guess.

  269. In Los Angeles, the Hollywood All-tread the red carpet of This Is It, at the Nokia Theater. Among the rain of stars who have confirmed their attendance include personalities such as Adam Lambert, Allison Janney, Anne Heche, Antonio Sabato Jr, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Ben Vereen, Berry Gordy, Carrie Ann Inaba, Corbin Bleu, Dana Delaney, David Cook, Eric Winter, Forest Whitaker, Fran Drescher, George Lopez, Jaime King, Jamie Kennedy, JC Chasez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jose Eber, Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman, Kate del Castillo, Mario Lopez, Michael Rapaport, Mike Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris, P. Diddy, Paula Abdul, Paris Hilton, Ray Liotta, Regina Hall, Reverand Al Sharpton, Sharon Lawrence, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tyrese Gibson, Viola Davis and Vivica A Fox.

    Love seeing David Cook’s name there, he deserves much better and hopefully his star will shine too.

  270. “I can’t make you love me” is waterfall starter for me. But maybe it’s just cause it strikes a painful chord… Oh yeah, and Adam sings it like he’s been there……

  271. Thx BestAI and BeckyMD for translating the article I posted. Good to know google has a translating function.

  272. Hurrah for first name alphabetical order’ ¦.he’s going to be ‘first’  a lot if that continues.

    LOL
    Good point. Poor Vivica A Fox.

  273. ITA with the idea that RCA isn’t spending this much money if they have their doubts about Adam – just way too much at stake, and the industry is doing badly enough that gambles like that with nothing strong to base it on make no sense.

    Also, Adam is definitely well positioned (better than anyone on AI since, maybe Carrie), to actually be a brand – so ITA with that assessment as well. That’s one thing about him that gives me a lot of confidence about his success. It’s not just a pretty voice, or great stage presence, or looks, or personality – it’s every one of those characteristics, and more, which he brings to the table.

  274. ‘I can’t make you love me’  is waterfall starter for me. But maybe it’s just cause it strikes a painful chord’ ¦ Oh yeah, and Adam sings it like he’s been there’ ¦’ ¦

    Oh, so true – I feel it too. But MW still makes me cry (brilliant song that I will never get tired of, and this is from someone who fell in love with the Gary Jules cover way back after Donnie Darko). I have about 10 versions of this song at this point – and my new favs are one of the tour versions, and the guitar accompanied one at the Ford event.

  275. I wonder if he will bring Drake to the red carpet? What do you think he will wear? I miss the suit from ACIGC.

  276. Not sure, I guess ‘I just love you’  fits the Adult Contemporary genre? Probably not the direction they want him to go in for the first album.

    No. not on this album, he has TFM already but there will always be a ballad on all future albums if he wants to rack up those oscars and grammys. It is not the public that vote for those but the “suits”

  277. Mary102
    BTW ‘“ just bought my Details issue! Holy freaking hotness with that cover story! Wow. I want to read the article too, but don’t want to smudge the pictures (I’m so shallow like that)

    FYI Mary102, the Details website has the whole interview/article up. So if, like me, you didn’t want to wrinkle the photos(!) you can read it online. :)

  278. mr
    October 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    ‘I can’t make you love me’  is waterfall starter for me. But maybe it’s just cause it strikes a painful chord’ ¦ Oh yeah, and Adam sings it like he’s been there’ ¦’ ¦

    When Adam sang this song he was coming out of a relationship which he himself broke off

  279. Lambert’s “I Just Love You” is one of the most exquisite performances I’ve ever heard.

  280. hi y’all!!! catching upppp….

    then I have some hw for tomorrow;/….

  281. Not sure, I guess ‘I just love you’  fits the Adult Contemporary genre?

    I must be the only Adam fan that totally HATES “I just love you”… Don’t want it on any album.

  282. Not sure if this was posted yet, but Aimee Mayo just tweeted to someone (not named suebrody, lol) who asked about the sound of Sleep Walker – apparently it is uptempo:

    @AimeeMayo Would you mind describing “Sleep Walker” for us? Is it electro-pop? A ballad? Rockish? :)

    @glambertloverrr Uptempo- rock/pop- SMASH!!! His voice sounds so sexy it sends jolts of electricity through me. Visual lyric- killer beat..

  283. FYI Mary102, the Details website has the whole interview/article up. So if, like me, you didn’t want to wrinkle the photos(!) you can read it online.

    LOL! Thanks for the heads up – I was already planning to do this!

    Just like with RS, I read the article online, then save the pictures in their nice pristine condition from the magazine. Still need to frame these things…(j/k…maybe)

  284. Mary, Aimee has said that she was inspired by WLL when she wrote it. I don’t know why people thought it was a ballad?

  285. I miss the suit from ACIGC.

    Oh, that would be a good one! He needs to bring back some suit soon – mix it up a little for all those who expect him to be all crazy with his fashion every time.

  286. Mary, Aimee has said that she was inspired by WLL when she wrote it. I don’t know why people thought it was a ballad?

    Yes – I remember that being said before (about the WLL inspiration). I think I was also in that group of assuming it would be slower too, despite this – idk – maybe her country roots, and imagining that Adam wouldn’t do anything “country” unless maybe it was kinda slower and ballady (plus all of Aimee’s talk about strings – I’ll admit I never followed Aimee much before this, and right now it’s getting hard to sort out all the details about every song)

  287. I wonder if he will bring Drake to the red carpet?

    I hope not. Not just because I don’t care for Drake, but this is Adam’s first big Hollywood red carpet and he should shine on his own with no distractions.

  288. Mary102
    October 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    I miss the suit from ACIGC.

    Oh, that would be a good one! He needs to bring back some suit soon ‘“ mix it up a little for all those who expect him to be all crazy with his fashion every time.

    Sure, sure. Then we’ll have all the detractors decry the suit. “Where’s your cutting edge Glambert now? Trying to fit in with the Hollywood elite. Sell out!” :D

  289. clearone
    October 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I wonder if he will bring Drake to the red carpet?

    I hope not. Not just because I don’t care for Drake, but this is Adam’s first big Hollywood red carpet and he should shine on his own with no distractions.

    Agree, Every news article will be about Adam and Drake, please not yet.
    I just want to see his pretty face alone, nothing against Drake

  290. IDK I think I would want someone I care about with me to share the experience. It’s his first big event… JMHO

  291. I must be the only Adam fan that totally HATES ‘I just love you’ ’ ¦ Don’t want it on any album.

    Saga, I’m totally with you. Of course Adam’s voice sounds incredible on that song, because its Adam’s voice, but I’ve gotta say for me that song is unbearably corny. If we want to hear a beautiful voice singing saccharine lyrics we can turn to celine dion or any number of singers. I’m hoping for something better than that from Adam’s album. I don’t mind cheese in all kinds of flavors–just not totally flavorless. (Needless to say, YMMV and I’m glad others love it!)

  292. And, his not winning doesn’t count for much inside or outside of this ‘idol bubble’  that everyone here talks about. Such an annoying term. I’ve never been in any ‘idol bubble’ . I don’t even own a television. Adam’s name appeared on MSNBC so many times that I felt compelled to investigate. I’ve never followed AI and the names of Kris Allen and Danny Gokey never even entered my sphere of consciousness

    WOW NewFan! Seriously? You’re like the Loch Ness Monster and Easter Bunny all rolled into one! I had no idea people like you existed, lol. I am not even joking! No, I think you can safely say you are an “outisde the bubble “fan!

  293. It makes total sense for Adam’s first single to be the GaGa written one. We have already been “broken in” to her and her style of music so that way Adam wont sound as OTT to the average person, i.e. they wont be able to say…. see this guy cant sing he just has autotune and some loud electro-pop beats overshadowing his real voice. Since it’s from GaGa we couldnt EXPECT anything else and thus couldnt be disappointed with the style.

  294. “And, his not winning doesn’t count for much inside or outside of this ‘idol bubble’  that everyone here talks about. Such an annoying term. I’ve never been in any ‘idol bubble’ . I don’t even own a television. Adam’s name appeared on MSNBC so many times that I felt compelled to investigate. I’ve never followed AI and the names of Kris Allen and Danny Gokey never even entered my sphere of consciousness.

    And I’m sure that I’m not the only buyer like myself. Me thinks that Adam has been bigger than AI for some time now. And record industry executives are well aware of this. I don’t know if we’re legion but I’m guessing that ‘numerous’ would be an extremely (!!!!!) conservative guess.”

    Thank you for this NewFan. I’m glad to see this perspective in print. I think there are many others like you who do not post on blogs either.

    “I wonder if he will bring Drake to the red carpet?”

    I don’t know if BB can win on this one. If he doesn’t his gay peers will call him out on not being proud enough of his lover to bring him to the event, or “gay” enough, whatever the hell that means, if he does, folks will criticize him for reasons that make no sense, IMO.

    I just know that I’m so excited for him. I know he is having the time of his life and he has worked incredibly hard to get here. He has not been idle his 8 years in Hollywood. He has been busy, very busy getting himself right where he is. This is his time right now and no one’s criticisms of him, what he does or how he does it are going to get in the way of me enjoying the heck out of everything that is our glittery alien.

  295. Wow VAlilac that was a pretty picture (even if it was small). He looks like a young elf…

  296. I hope not. Not just because I don’t care for Drake, but this is Adam’s first big Hollywood red carpet and he should shine on his own with no distractions.”

    Would it be a distraction if Drake was a girl? Geesh…..

  297. ‘I wonder if he will bring Drake to the red carpet?’ 

    My bet is he will… hopefully we will see Drake is something else than those wife beaters…

  298. austinmidwife:

    I don’t know if BB can win on this one. If he doesn’t his gay peers will call him out on not being proud enough of his lover to bring him to the event, or ‘gay’  enough, whatever the hell that means, if he does, folks will criticize him for reasons that make no sense, IMO.

    I just know that I’m so excited for him. I know he is having the time of his life and he has worked incredibly hard to get here. He has not been idle his 8 years in Hollywood. He has been busy, very busy getting himself right where he is. This is his time right now and no one’s criticisms of him, what he does or how he does it are going to get in the way of me enjoying the heck out of everything that is our glittery alien.

    ^^^^SO THIS. In this sense, my lovely Midwife, I think it’s not that he can’t win–he can’t LOSE. As far as the red carpet goes, I think the best way for him not to lose is just to do whatever he most naturally wants to do. Forget everyone else (myself included) and our overanayses–its none of our business.

  299. SexyEvey- he’s always going to have people disappointed because he has different fans for each of his different styles. Do you see how well he is doing on Amazon? That’s the conservative crowd buying TFM. The ITunes crowd should love the Gaga inspired stuff though! I cannot wait to watch this.

  300. midwifespal:

    “^^^^SO THIS. In this sense, my lovely Midwife, I think it’s not that he can’t win’“he can’t LOSE. As far as the red carpet goes, I think the best way for him not to lose is just to do whatever he most naturally wants to do. Forget everyone else (myself included) and our overanayses’“its none of our business.”

    right! That’s what I meant to say! The rainy skies must be trying to block my normally sunny viewpoint today.

  301. ‘I wonder if he will bring Drake to the red carpet?’ 

    I don’t know if BB can win on this one. If he doesn’t his gay peers will call him out on not being proud enough of his lover to bring him to the event, or ‘gay’  enough, whatever the hell that means, if he does, folks will criticize him for reasons that make no sense, IMO.

    He should bring his gorgeous Mom. Who could be mad at him for bringing her, and really, who deserves it more? Don’t celebs often bring their Moms?

  302. My 2 cents here on the single-gate. I think they had a single picked out but when he was tagged to perform at the AMAs they had to go back to the drawing board to pick the best single for a huge production number yet one that will work when he sings on all the talk shows. That has to be a bit difficult, right? Then, Gaga made her appearance to help out in the studio so that threw another wrench into the well-oiled mechanism of all that is Adam.

  303. “. . ., I think the best way for him not to lose is just to do whatever he most naturally wants to do.” Flaming Headdresses, anyone?

  304. Do you see how well he is doing on Amazon? That’s the conservative crowd buying TFM

    I am not conservative at all, but I cannot buy from iTunes in Spain; so, I buy from Amazon. I am sure there are many other non-conservative ones in the same position.

  305. I must be the only Adam fan that totally HATES ‘I just love you’ ’ ¦ Don’t want it on any album.

    “I just love you” wasn’t recorded for an album. It was recorded as a favor for a professional ice skater Nick LaRoche to perform to at a charity event.

    http://www.forumeter.com/video/173392/Nick-Laroche-skates-to-Adam-Lambert-s-I-Just-Love-You-

    I’ve gotta say for me that song is unbearably corny.

    corny? really? the song is about the love between the singer and his four year old daughter… how is that corny?

  306. rattleandhum
    October 26, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    corny? really? the song is about the love between the singer and his four year old daughter’ ¦ how is that corny?

    I love the Five For Fighting version, but enjoy Adam’s just as much. It’s a lovely ballad IMO. I’ve never subscribed to the theory that an emotionally powerful song is corny or cheesy. But, that’s why there are so many different genres of music!

  307. I think he should bring his brother Neil….

    But seriously, it doesn’t really matter if he goes with his boyfriend, his mother, his best friend (who’s female), or by himself. Regardless he’s going to get buzz (both positive and negative) for whichever way he decides to go. That’s just the way it is with him.

  308. I know the story behin Adams recording of “I just love you” but it doesn’t make me like it more, sorry.

  309. ‘I wonder if he will bring Drake to the red carpet?’ 

    I don’t know if BB can win on this one. If he doesn’t his gay peers will call him out on not being proud enough of his lover to bring him to the event, or ‘gay’  enough, whatever the hell that means, if he does, folks will criticize him for reasons that make no sense, IMO.

    He should bring his gorgeous Mom. Who could be mad at him for bringing her, and really, who deserves it more? Don’t celebs often bring their Moms?

    My opinion on this: Adam should bring who ever the hell he wants to bring, just like everyone else on that list is going to do.

  310. I think he should bring Kris… who is also a huge Michael Jackson fan…

    just threw that out there for giggles…

    Seriously he should, like others said take whoever he wants. Drake might not even be in town.

  311. I have been saying from day one that Adam was being groomed for super stardom whether he came in 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th, did not matter to the TPTB. When the top 24 or 36 idols are picked, they have to pull all personal stuff (Myspace, Facebook, Youtube )and everything else off the internet. TPTB decides what stays online. One of the most extreme videos
    Craw thru Fire that would scare the heck out Middle America was left on. Now if you were curious about an Idol and saw that video would you think American Idol?. If Rings of Fire scared the heck out of America can you imagine that video. That video was left there on purpose to prepare America for what was coming. During Adams run on Idol week after week he charmed America to the point where that video no longer scared them.
    When I first saw it , I was like yes, bring it on, but what will America think? TBTB were in heaven and beside themselves when Adam showed up at their door, no way were they going to let him go. AI is a reality show that is scripted word for word, play by play (looking at you AT&T) no different than ny show on TV. Millions of dollars are take for any screw up. The voters are just part of the act whether they know it are not and I won’t be so surprise that Adam played his part. When he lost he didn’t even blink those pretty eyelashes.

  312. Craw thru Fire that would scare the heck out Middle America was left on. Now if you were curious about an Idol and saw that video would you think American Idol?.

    The Crawl Through Fire video belongs to the Zodiac Show peeps. I doubt Adam had the right to remove videos that he has no rights to. Just like the Upright Cabaret videos weren’t removed, they weren’t his to remove.

  313. sweetni4
    October 26, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    TBTB were in heaven and beside themselves when Adam showed up at their door, no way were they going to let him go. AI is a reality show that is scripted word for word, play by play (looking at you AT&T) no different than ny show on TV. Millions of dollars are take for any screw up. The voters are just part of the act whether they know it are not and I won’t be so surprise that Adam played his part. When he lost he didn’t even blink those pretty eyelashes.

    sweetni4 – are you my husband?

    Seriously, this is what my DH has been saying to me since the night of the finale. He’s never watched the show (ever) and detests any mention of it. He’s constantly reminding me “Dear, it’s a television show.” I actually expounded on this theme at a different forum recently, regarding the fact that there is so much money at stake that it would be pretty bad business for the producers, et.al. not to already have planned for the outcome. Regardless of who won, regardless of whether the audience is really involved in selecting that winner, Adam was screen-tested at that audition and determined to go through to the televised episodes. The producers knew at a certain point he had unique talent and personality, and a vision to support that talent. I’m not worried about his success, and I don’t see the need for comparisons to benchmarks. I think all bets are off with this guy. Even if he doesn’t sell the most albums, he is already on his way to celebrity and what he does in the industry will be noticed. Maybe that’s what he really wanted? He’s certainly got the platform now to make music and perform for audiences.

  314. Would it be a distraction if Drake was a girl? Geesh’ ¦..

    Yes it would IMO. Not that it matters a hill of beans to Adam, but I think he should walk the carpet alone (with his publicist tagging 10 feet behind).

  315. Re “I Just Love You” – the beauty of this song is in the incredible vocal control that Lambert presents. The simplest melodies are sometimes the most difficult to sing well. Here is a truly wonderful example of how to do it perfectly.

  316. Lots of times the star walks the red carpet alone or with their date far behind. This is so the attention is only focused on the star. This is true esp if the date is not famous.

    However you will see them sitting together.

  317. LeeTravers ,

    I know that video is owned by The Zodiac Club , but they went on record that they asked Adam if it was OK to post it and he gave permission. It did not prevent them from posting the other performers but they said that they did not want to in any way harm Adams chances on AI. It was a done deal. Fast forward one year later, now they are releasing a documentary on the show and guess who has the lead in introducing the credits. Like I said everything is scripted.

  318. Love all these corporate conspiracies – maybe Lambert can star in the movie.

  319. Like NewFan, I’m way outside the Idol bubble and also a huge Adam fan. I tried watching Idol during season 6, and mostly just fast forwarded through each week because I found it boring. Never went back to it after that. This year, several people mentioned Idol to me and told me I should watch because there was “this one guy” that was amazing. I never got around to it. Then I read the EW cover story and became mildly interested, but still not enough to watch. Finally my brother sat me down and forced me to watch the WLL episode. I was impressed and intrigued enough to download a few of his performances on itunes, and my interest in him rapidly snowballed from there. Within a couple of weeks I’d become a massive fan on a level I haven’t felt since high school. I even went to the Idol concert, which I never thought I’d do in a million years.

    Most of my friends are also outside the bubble, but they all know who he is and have positive feelings for him that vary from casual respect for his talent to crazy, obsessive love.

  320. I have 4 children, with one child with special needs and I travel for a living- that song is incredibly moving and it touched me down to my core- the words are moving and Adam’s delivery is especially moving…cheesy is not the word to describe that song, IMO

  321. Studio57

    WOW NewFan! Seriously? You’re like the Loch Ness Monster and Easter Bunny all rolled into one! I had no idea people like you existed, lol. I am not even joking! No, I think you can safely say you are an ‘outisde the bubble ‘fan!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Studio57:

    Thank you!!! I haven’t laughed so hard in quite a while. I wasn’t expecting this kind of reaction but now I’m wondering if I could put “Loch Ness Monster and Easter Bunny” on my resume somewhere. It is surely going on Facebook.

    sevenstar:

    And to think that we were just going along minding our own business and then … sideswiped …

  322. I don’t think who Adam will bring is the question of the hour….it will be who David Cook is bringing..

    Could it be one of his blond bimbos (or was she a redhead this time) or his brother…since they are tweeting so much. Or maybe his Mom, she likes the attention..or maybe he will show up with an Idol friend in tow.

    Seriously…if things were done well then the “invited star” would walk down the red carpet while their “not so famous” companion for the evening would be graciously escorted to a side door. This happens numerous times at red carpets….heck I hate seeing any of the dates on the red carpet, unless it is a family member or someone equally as famous. Besides for some of the “older guys” these hot young dates they escort are probably a little expensive and probably don’t want their pictures plastered all of the gossip sites.

  323. Rowenaaine.

    If you can rap your brains around it, I’ll take it a little deeper. Me thinks a couple of suits went to a Zodiac Show and approached Adam. Hand him a business card and said “call me”, old school style like they did back in the days. Remember the days when they search for talent nowadays talent have to begged them to get in the door.

  324. The Crawl Through Fire video belongs to the Zodiac Show peeps. I doubt Adam had the right to remove videos that he has no rights to. Just like the Upright Cabaret videos weren’t removed, they weren’t his to remove.

    This is very true. TPTB can only ask that videos, blogs and other things controlled by the contestant or their family be removed.

    The thing I found very interesting about the videos on youtube, esp with the upright videos and the best of arts videos, is how they were put up on youtube almost like a tease throughout the season. As if to say “oh you like Adam this week on idol? well look at this” I actually think those videos helped him tremendously to gain the large fanbase he now has because it showed him outside the idolsphere. It was brilliant IMO and demonstrated clearly to me that people within the LA community were fully backing Adam and wanted him to succeed.

  325. sweetni4, that is an interesting theory. And I don’t think anything would surprise me anymore. :D

    One thing we all tend to forget is that Adam is a trained actor. As much as he “downplays” this ability, it’s a skill he learned at a young age and I’m sure has improved it over time. I have no doubt it has served him well in the past year.

    Having said that – I can’t wait to see him on the red carpet…and to see his reaction to TII and his trailer/MV opener on all the entertainment sites after the premiere!

  326. thanks newfan:)
    i flooooove I just love you …one of my favorites….
    ummmmmm,he’ll bring whoever he wants to but I think Adam should bring drake. I have a feeling he’ll go alone though…..

    when is the tii red carpet thing? today,or tomorrow?

  327. I don’t think who Adam will bring is the question of the hour’ ¦.it will be who David Cook is bringing..

    Could it be one of his blond bimbos (or was she a redhead this time)

    haha
    I actually don’t think any of them are really blond. What happened to the 35 yr old blond, busty gal? Is she history?

  328. rowenaaine: Some of my friends who casually watch American Idol could predict the entire show from beginning to end. They all thought Adam had really, really good vocals, and technically a genious. W/o any knowledge of internet gossip/buzz, they knew Adam was gay practically from the moment they saw him on AI. Didn’t really make a difference to them, tho. They all figured AI needed Adam for ratings, week to week, but never thought he could win. They all thought AI gears to middle America. I still had big hopes. Sorry to say they were all right, and knew from the get-go Adam could never win on a show like this.

  329. Hey, I certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone when I said I found “I just love you” corny. I totally recognize that tastes vary, and I’m sure I like some stuff some of you would scorn. To me, the lyrics of that song are just a little cliched, but I’m happy to put it down to not having any kiddies myself, if that helps. But for what it’s worth, I certainly don’t have a problem with emotional songs (someone suggested earlier that this was the objection to IJLY), and don’t find all emotional songs cheesy–Mad World, IMO, is a very emotional song, and I don’t find it cheesy at all. But lyrics are very important to me, so it’s hard for me to get past lyrics I don’t like even if I love the voice singing them. And I happily plead guilty to having an obnoxiously oversensitive schmaltz-meter. As I said before, i think its great, 4evermom and other fans of the song, that it moves you–it just doesn’t do it for me and I’m glad Adam seems to be going in another direction, as long as that direction still showcases his voice.

  330. Sevenstar- just when you think you know someone’s fanbase- someone like you and Newfan come around! That’s really, really cool to know!

  331. LeeTravers,

    If Fantasia can make a movie about her life and the network gets an award for, Adam won’t be to far behind. You’ll never get the real script but you’ll get that “A Star was Born” story. I can bet my house on this. 19 entertainment just expand their portfolio by getting into the movie business and more media. Ryan Seacrest did not get 30 million dollars for nothing he will be playing behind the scenes. Adam is his #1 boy. Go to his website and Adam is pimped all over the place

  332. midwifespal
    October 26, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    Hey, I certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone when I said I found ‘I just love you’  corny. I totally recognize that tastes vary, and I’m sure I like some stuff some of you would scorn. To me, the lyrics of that song are just a little cliched, but I’m happy to put it down to not having any kiddies myself, if that helps. But for what it’s worth, I certainly don’t have a problem with emotional songs (someone suggested earlier that this was the objection to IJLY), and don’t find all emotional songs cheesy’“Mad World, IMO, is a very emotional song, and I don’t find it cheesy at all.

    Hi midwifespal — I think I may have been one of the folks that said she didn’t find emotional songs to be cheesy or corny. And that was really not meant at you in particular, but also to the ongoing discussions about TfM being “cheesy.” I don’t have kiddies myself, so I don’t identify with IJLY…just happen to think it’s a pretty song. So, at least on my part, no offense taken. Just posting my own thoughts, which may not reflect anyone else’s. I’m a known oddball most days anyway, albeit a stealthy one. ;)

  333. It caught my attention that Adam team actually reached out to Gaga and asked her to write for Adam.

    I thought I heard the song was one GaGa wrote a while ago, never recorded herself (at least for release) and offered to Adam. Either way I think it’s a good deal.

    …popular Adam is already in Asia…I’m just guessing that some of Adam’s popularity there is due to the Internet maybe’ ¦I think it’s a given that Adam has international appeal, but I wasn’t expecting this much this soon!

    True, I also think the Asian appeal, as well as some European countries, is he is basically a walking talking Anime icon.
    He’s ready made to fall into the ideals represented by Anime. Just look at one Japenese cartoon, or Final Fantasy game or Anime-graphic art.
    Really Adam’s look (the visual) leads the way and then musically it follows, Asian/European fans like the sound he is describing “techno, electric, pop, 70s glam updated”, It’s a perfect fit!

  334. gemini1
    October 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    I don’t think who Adam will bring is the question of the hour’ ¦.it will be who David Cook is bringing..

    Could it be one of his blond bimbos (or was she a redhead this time)

    haha
    I actually don’t think any of them are really blond. What happened to the 35 yr old blond, busty gal? Is she history?

    He dumped her because his fans didn’t like her. Really, read Star Magazine or the National Enquirer. She sold her story. He treated her badly too, I guess. It was all the news here last week or so.

  335. I’ve picked the top four right every single year. And I picked Kelly, Carrie, and Jordin to win from the onset. But I didn’t vote until this year and would have voted in the finals but I only got busy signals for 4 straight hours….so much for being in an overlapping time zone. But, as things turned out and I predicted, the final standings were and are the best thing (at least for me as a fan).

    I would have died a thousand deaths to see Adam do some of the promo stuff that Kris did….and I can’t even begin to imagine Adam having to tone things down to be “family friendly” like so many invested AI fans praise Kris for. Things turned out just perfect…the results were primo and now I can enjoy the condom question without a single stab of guilt.

  336. LeeTravers.

    Yes he agreed to lose, what rocker wants to be known as an American Idol. No one in the music industry will back him. no real Rock cred. But by being the guy that got wrongly shafted it gives them an excuse to back him up. Look at all the Rock sites they are behind him without even a song out. Daughtry and Cook still has NO CRED with them.

  337. BestAI
    October 26, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    rowenaaine: Some of my friends who casually watch American Idol could predict the entire show from beginning to end.
    Sorry to say they were all right, and knew from the get-go Adam could never win on a show like this.

    Yeah, I have friends who have watched in previous seasons and told me the same thing. I assured them it would be different this year. Ha! And they did pretty much tell me (at least from Rock Week to the end, when I started watching) what would happen. With eerie accuracy.

    Well folks, I’m heading home. I hope something monumental like an album cover or track list will leak by the time I check back in with y’all later tonight.

  338. I know that video is owned by The Zodiac Club , but they went on record that they asked Adam if it was OK to post it and he gave permission.

    That permission was given before Adam had anything to do with Idol. It was the permission used for the documentary which was filmed in tandem with the Zodiac performances.

  339. I could care less who Adam is with during the premiere of TII tomorrow night, but I agree with clearone, I do hope he is alone on the red carpet so the attention will be focused on him and not who is with – whoever that might be (mom, Drake, ??). But then again, if he DOES have someone with him on the red carpet, it would certainly give us something else to discuss until that darn single comes out!

  340. Tess
    I would have died a thousand deaths to see Adam do some of the promo stuff that Kris did’ ¦.and I can’t even begin to imagine Adam having to tone things down to be ‘family friendly’  like so many invested AI fans praise Kris for. Things turned out just perfect’ ¦the results were primo and now I can enjoy the condom question without a single stab of guilt.

    BWAAAAHAHAHA – and on that hysterical note, Tess…I really am leaving! :D :D

  341. Everything is scripted.’  He agreed to lose?

    I don’t think Adam agreed to lose and I honestly don’t think the outcome is scripted. Although admittedly the show and Adam got much more press for him losing… the show’s press wasn’t very flattering so I’m not sure they would intentionally open themselves up to that kind of scorn.

  342. rowenaaine

    Having said that ‘“ I can’t wait to see him on the red carpet’ ¦and to see his reaction to TII and his trailer/MV opener on all the entertainment sites after the premiere!

    I think Adam is extremely honored to be asked to walk the red carpet for TII premiere. When so many people were dissing MJ for all the nominations, Adam immediately said he thought MJ deserved all those nominations. He said MJ is a legend, a gifted performer, an innovator, and brought so much to the music industry, and this is a good way to honor him (something to that effect — Adam just says it so articulately).

    I bet Adam is really excited that all these industry people will not only be there for MJ (one of his idols) and TII, but will see him on the big screen. IMO, this is really Adam’s debut to the world.

  343. midwifespal,
    No offense taken-takes a lot more than that to offend me!!! I was just explaining that sometimes your personal situation more than anything, determines your emotional response to a song.

    BTW, although I am moved by that song, Crawl Thru Fire, Feeling Good studio version, Change is Gonna Come both versions, as well as the OTT Zodiac Version especially, Whole Lotta Love and even Glamorize, are some of my favorites

    I love complex voices, with mad ranges-tenors just happen to my favorites….

  344. I know this subject’s wearing out, but I’d like to see Adam take his friend Danielle. She seems cool and I have a feeling she’d wear something awesome. I guess I’m secretly intrigued by their friendship…

  345. luv,

    Red Carpet is 8:30 pm eastern tomorrow on ustream and live on MTV and VH1

    I personally don’t care who he brings, remember he came alone to the Young Hollywood Awards (oh, new nightmares about his YHA look!!!)

  346. Think Adam should bring the model from the ‘Details’  shoot.

    That would be Ok if it isn’t windy….but she’d blow away if a breeze came up. Adam would have to chase her all over the red carpet. God was she skinny…and that’s a nice term for her thinness. But she does have a beautiful face.

  347. corny? really? the song is about the love between the singer and his four year old daughter’ ¦ how is that corny?

    Exactly!

    I’m a WASP with ice water flowing through my veins, and even I liked it!

  348. Sidewalkstory,

    The Zodiac peeps are very close to Adam, like family that video was first put up in in Sept 2008. AI auditions started way before that before we saw it on TV in Jan.
    The documentary again the Zodiac peeps made arrangement with Adam and his peeps to not release it till after his album is release if I can find the article I will post next time,That is why Adam has first credit on the
    Documentary same arrangement with the 2012 billing

  349. I think Adam will taking Drake. Not because of the damned if you do, damned if you don’t gay thing. But because Drake is the pissy wife high maintenance type that pulls on Adam. He doesn’t want Drake running off in a huff again.

  350. About 18 more posts and we’re past Kris – yup, shallow and proud of it.

  351. Think Adam should bring the model from the ‘Details’  shoot.

    LeeTravers-This would cause more controversy than Drake for sure.LOL!

  352. This entire subject of who Adam should take to the premiere makes no sense to me. Drake is his boyfriend, right? If Adam were straight, no one would suggest he go with his mother or his best friend from high school. The idea would be laughable.

    Equally to the point, Adam has already been photographed kissing Drake, so exiting the limo, walking the red carpet or sitting next to him in the audience is hardly going to be shocking. Or, for that matter, distracting. It’s old news, people. Everyone who cares already knows, and those who don’t care still won’t. There will be always, of course, be those who are bothered by Adam “flaunting his sexuality”, but as *Adam* doesn’t seem to care, why should we?

  353. But she does have a beautiful face.

    Her left boob was pretty cute, too.

  354. “Adam chasing her over the red carpet” – pay a lot to see that!

  355. I think the most important question here is What Will He Wear!!! I hope his PR team make him pass inspection so that he is never allowed to go out the door wearing anything like that awful Young Hollywood outfit. Ever, ever, ever!! Much more important than who he takes with him. Although he really isn’t in the big star catagory, so maybe he won’t be allowed to use an extra big premier ticket. Who knows. I vote for a yummy Armani suit with a wicked, subversive tie. :D

  356. Well said, mamadeb. When it comes to Adam, whatever he does, will be scrutinized. As you said, if he brings, Drake, people will say he is flaunting his sexuality. If he doesn’t, they’ll say, he is avoiding it. It is basically a no-win situation for Adam. He should do whatever his heart desires, and whatever that is, he will look FABULOUS.

  357. ‘Adam chasing her over the red carpet’  ‘“ pay a lot to see that!

    LOL! I second that

  358. sweetni4, I know about the timing of the auditions. I also know how close Adam is to the Zodiac people. Adam was supposed to attend Lee’s and Scarlett’s wedding in July but he had just started the tour.

    Releases for the documentary would have been signed before the filming of the Zodiac performances. I don’t believe the release agreement had anything to do with Idol. I think you may have a few things mixed up.

  359. I don’t care who Adam brings, but if he brings Drake, he better dress him well and ask him to shape up that facial hair.

  360. I don’t care who Adam brings, but if he brings Drake, he better dress him well and ask him to shape up that facial hair.

    LOL! I second this! :grin:

  361. mamadeb
    October 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    Equally to the point, Adam has already been photographed kissing Drake, so exiting the limo, walking the red carpet or sitting next to him in the audience is hardly going to be shocking. Or, for that matter, distracting. It’s old news, people. Everyone who cares already knows, and those who don’t care still won’t.

    You’re absolutely right – it is old news.

    mmb
    October 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    I doubt that Adam will bring anyone to the TII premiere’ ¦.

    ITA, but if he does, I think it will be Drake.

  362. Adam should bring Perez Hilton!!! OMG wouldnt he love that!

    Perez is a two-edge sword… and not many people actually likes him.

  363. This entire subject of who Adam should take to the premiere makes no sense to me. Drake is his boyfriend, right? If Adam were straight, no one would suggest he go with his mother or his best friend from high school. The idea would be laughable.

    Mm.. I don’t know about that. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck took their moms to the Academy Awards and they both had high profile girlfriends at the time.

    If you’re going to have to walk down the red carpet half a dozen times, might as well switch it up a little bit. But I agree with whoever said Adam should just do whatever the hell he’s in the mood for. The speculation will be never ending anyway, just hope he has fun irregardless.

  364. Think Adam should bring the model from the ‘Details’  shoot.

    That would be Ok if it isn’t windy’ ¦.but she’d blow away if a breeze came up. Adam would have to chase her all over the red carpet.

    He could tie a string to her and pull her around like a balloon.

  365. I think Adam will taking Drake. Not because of the damned if you do, damned if you don’t gay thing. But because Drake is the pissy wife high maintenance type that pulls on Adam. He doesn’t want Drake running off in a huff again.

    Aw, but maybe this time he’d keep on running……and Adam wouldn’t go after him.

    I don’t care who Adam brings, but if he brings Drake, he better dress him well and ask him to shape up that facial hair.

    LOL! I second this!

    ….and I’ll third it!

  366. When you think about it, in a matter of several weeks span, Adam will be walking the red carpet three times. 1) TII premiere, 2) 2012 premiere, 3) AMA.

    He has a minimum of three options. I bet one of those times Drake will be w/him. Another, his mother (she will look gorgeous on him arm).

  367. Perez is a two-edge sword’ ¦ and not many people actually likes him.

    Lol I was kidding dont worry!

  368. clearone

    “Aw, but maybe this time he’d keep on running’ ¦’ ¦and Adam wouldn’t go after him.”

    Clearone–that comment is hysterical! Absolutely love it.

  369. I don’t care who Adam brings, but if he brings Drake, he better dress him well and ask him to shape up that facial hair.

    LOL! I second this!

    ‘ ¦.and I’ll third it!

    If anyone’s counting – another vote for “if” Drake is Adam’s date for the TII premiere – Drake better leave the tank tops far behind!

    On-a-side-note – I don’t know if this premiere is a ‘suit’ event or a ‘stylish, in the moment, next day best dressed, leather clad, rocker’ event, we’ll see.

  370. I guess Cook and Adam could go together… maybe a bit too much AI… ok forget it…

  371. Aw, but maybe this time he’d keep on running’ ¦’ ¦and Adam wouldn’t go after him.

    heeeee.

  372. Aimee is still freaking out:

    @OhFerras Do you know anything about list. I swear I am having chest pains.

  373. When you think about it, in a matter of several weeks span, Adam will be walking the red carpet three times. 1) TII premiere, 2) 2012 premiere, 3) AMA.

    He has a minimum of three options. I bet one of those times Drake will be w/him. Another, his mother (she will look gorgeous on him arm).

    What about the People’s Choice Awards? And the Golden Globes? And the Academy Awards? And the Grammy’s? Okay, fine, enough with the fantasies already. But (arm nudge) you never know…

  374. I hope that Adam brings his “best friend in the entire world” Danielle to one of the big red-carpet events.

    Best friends are “worth” much more that lovers (but NOT AS MUCH AS MOMS!!!!)

    I’d love to see him honor Danielle that way.

  375. Aimee is still freaking out:

    @OhFerras Do you know anything about list. I swear I am having chest pains.

    What’s up with this? Hasn’t the tracklist been decided?

  376. And right after that tweet:

    @jess_strong this is still cracking me up. i need to laugh- this waiting is making me physically sick.
    8 minutes ago from web in reply to jess_strong

  377. They sure are taking their sweet time. Makes me wonder if they disagree…

  378. I hope that Adam brings his ‘best friend in the entire world’  Danielle to one of the big red-carpet events.

    Best friends are ‘worth’  much more that lovers (but NOT AS MUCH AS MOMS!!!!)

    I’d love to see him honor Danielle that way.

    Totally agree!

  379. They sure are taking their sweet time. Makes me wonder if they disagree’ ¦

    Me too. I have no trouble imagining Adam standing up to TPTB for what he wants.

  380. They sure are taking their sweet time. Makes me wonder if they disagree’ ¦

    Didn’t even think of that but it certainly seems like a possibility.

  381. I think Adam will taking Drake. Not because of the damned if you do, damned if you don’t gay thing. But because Drake is the pissy wife high maintenance type that pulls on Adam. He doesn’t want Drake running off in a huff again.

    Oh lord, just catching up on the thread and all the red carpet conjecture has me laughing till my sides hurt. This quote really cracked me up because even though I have NO idea what Drake’s personality is like, except Adam says he has swagger, he does often look like a pissy wife in photos. I’m still on TEAM MOM. Celebs bring their moms all the time; it is not about Drake. I notice it because I think it’s really sweet.

  382. I want Adam to bring Drake AND Kim Cloutier to the red carpet. An Adam sandwich. Delish….

  383. I want Adam to bring Drake AND Kim Cloutier to the red carpet. An Adam sandwich. Delish’ ¦.

    Throw a little Laura Saltman on top.

  384. Destry
    October 26, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    I want Adam to bring Drake AND Kim Cloutier to the red carpet. An Adam sandwich. Delish’ ¦.

    Throw a little Laura Saltman on top.

    No, sorry. Adam always gets the top. :)

  385. I vote for Neil. My 20 year old daughter LOVES him. If she gets new pics of Neil, then she lets me talk about Adam more. Win-Win for me! She’s not a fan of Adam’s sad to say. She let me enter her in the Details photoshoot only because there was an outside shot she could meet Neil.

    Plus, imagine Neil’s take on the low downs at an award show! Hysterical!

  386. I want Adam to bring Drake AND Kim Cloutier to the red carpet. An Adam sandwich. Delish’ ¦.

    That’s hot.

  387. Plus, imagine Neil’s take on the low downs at an award show! Hysterical!

    Wouldn’t this be lovely for Adam’s career?

  388. argeneau: So, DJ @ Q102 in Cincinnati says that @adamlambert debut single is the one written by Pink & will be released next Tuesday…DNW Pink track.
    1 minute ago from

    This person is from AO, don’t know how reliable

  389. I don’t want the Pink or GaGa track for his first single. I think if either of those tracks are used it will take away some of the glitter from Adam. I don’t want to be hearing that Pink or GaGa “made” Adam.

  390. <em>@HotHotHot
    I hope his PR team make him pass inspection so that he is never allowed to go out the door wearing anything like that awful Young Hollywood outfit.

    O.M.G. Forget the outfit, do you remember the Eddie Munster HAIR? It has been my only nightmare for months, and it keeps popping up in ezine articles just when I least expect it. LOL

  391. I hope some of you know that you are basically hoping that Adam will act like he’s in the closet.

    If you went over to AfterElton or another gay blog and made your same arguments, they would tear you a new one for your ignorance and privilege. A couple of examples with straight actors doesn’t change the meaning of a gay entertainer taking their mother or female friend as a date to an event. There is a history there that’s not going to change just because you don’t want to see Adam in public with Drake.

  392. @sidewalkstory
    October 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    I don’t want the Pink or GaGa track for his first single. I think if either of those tracks are used it will take away some of the glitter from Adam. I don’t want to be hearing that Pink or GaGa ‘made’  Adam.

    But on the other hand, it gives him immediate pop chart cred. I mentioned earlier or in another thread that once he got the AMA gig, they probably had to figure out which song will work in a huge flaming production on AMA stage but will also work on a talk show stage. May have ended up being a difficult choice given the new plan for his first single to “premiere” at AMA.

  393. Reply to Aimee:

    OFerras@AimeeMayo I don’t ….. i think everyone is ill over this .. lol
    2 minutes ago from web in reply to AimeeMayo

  394. I don’t care if Adam takes Drake – it’s good for me.

    I’m just aware that Drake has a job and responsibilities of his own (or should) and Adam might have an event for which Drake is unavailable…

    If this happens, I hope he takes Danielle – NOT so she can be a beard – but because she’d probably enjoy being part of the madness…after all, she has supported his emotions and career aspirations for nearly 10 years…so I think she deserves the official “NUMBER ONE FAN” title.

    After all, she’s not related to him or anything.

  395. But on the other hand, it gives him immediate pop chart cred.

    The rest of the album is good for the cred. I don’t want him in anyone’s shadow for his premiere single.

  396. duklyon…

    I don’t think anyone cares if Adam brings Drake….and if they were saying it would be nice for Adam to bring his Mom or Danielle (his BFF from forever)it is only because these are the two people that “we” feel are the closest to him and deserve to go to these affairs and be honored.

    The rest of the suggestions are just jokes or snark. And I personally don’t particularly like casual dates going along for the ride….and until I know that Drake and Adam are joined at the hip and are a committed couple then I think it is just boyfriend stuff. My take only.

    And I, too, think it would be nice for Adam to have this moment in the spotlight alone without anyone being on his arm until he reaches the end of the carpet. And this is a movie premier not a televised event, so I’m thinking a great leather ensemble…with kick ass boots and a super scarf (I flove scarfs on guys).

  397. There is a history there that’s not going to change just because you don’t want to see Adam in public with Drake.

    And hence the “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” posts.

    Edit: Drake just stifles Adam. That’s the only reason I don’t want him there. Adam shouldn’t have to worry about babysitting.

  398. I hope some of you know that you are basically hoping that Adam will act like he’s in the closet.

    I just want Neil only because he’s a riot!! Do I actually think Adam is going to take Neil? No of course not. Just said in fun. In reality, Adam should take whoever the hell he wants to take and send a big ole “screw you” to anyone who doesn’t like his choice.

  399. There is a history there that’s not going to change just because you don’t want to see Adam in public with Drake.

    And hence the ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’  posts.

    Edit: Drake just stifles Adam. That’s the only reason I don’t want him there. Adam shouldn’t have to worry about babysitting.

    No he shouldn’t and Drake hasn’t shown he is at all comfortable in the spotlight.

    The Pink song huh? Think I’ll wait for official confirmation before I say much…..

  400. Adam should take whoever the hell he wants to take and send a big ole ‘screw you‘  to anyone who doesn’t like his choice.

    Is’nt that exactly what all us woman want.. ROTFL

  401. lorismile

    Sorry, I wasn’t talking to you. Neil would be a different thing and I also could tell you were being somewhat tongue in cheek. I also hope that Adam gets to make decisions like this based on what he wants, like anyone should.

  402. I hope some of you know that you are basically hoping that Adam will act like he’s in the closet.

    If you went over to AfterElton or another gay blog and made your same arguments, they would tear you a new one for your ignorance and privilege. A couple of examples with straight actors doesn’t change the meaning of a gay entertainer taking their mother or female friend as a date to an event. There is a history there that’s not going to change just because you don’t want to see Adam in public with Drake.

    Hey I am on Team Mom and it has nothing to do with Drake. I like Drake and want him and Adam to be super happy, and go out together anywhere and everywhere. But I’m also a mom, and I just think it’s sweet when celebs take their moms to red carpet events. THEY DO IT ALL THE TIME, and it’s not to hide their significant others. It’s because they love their moms and appreciate all the support they’ve given to them through the years. Sheesh. So a gay person can never take their mom anywhere??

    Okay, if it offends the gay community for him to take his mom maybe he can take her to the Oscars. 8)

  403. A couple of comments – first, this isn’t just a “having a good time” event for Adam. This is work! He needs to talk to as many reporters as possible and keep his name out there. So, whoever goes with him has to be prepared to stand around and look good. Maybe even answer some questions too.

    Second, take whoever is most interested in seeing the movie. Maybe Drake isn’t interested, who knows? Or maybe he’s dying to see it.

    Ultimately, it’s Adams choice, of course. But, it’s not that deep…

  404. lol Neil would never happen but
    OHMYGOSHHHHH I LOOOOOOOVE NEIL !!!!!!!!

    just saying…;D

    next Tuesday sounds great.I bet in a few hours well get a tweet and a post that says “hey guys ,my single what do you want from me ,will be available next Tuesday!!!”

    with some stuff horribly misspelled of course.is it called what do you want from me? I don’t remember..,

    I’m sure I’ll flove it but not happy.would prefer the gaga song.the pink song sounds sooo ..,pretictable.I can already guess wht it sounds like.

    hey,can someone maybe(coughsuebrodycough) tweet aimee (i doubt she knows anything,but…) and ask her if the pink song is the single…?

  405. to get myself in the Halloween spirit the glampire pictures re my itouch wallpaper:D

    bye guys*waves*

  406. Would like a Red Carpet outfit that emphasized his derriere. What say you?

  407. Would like a Red Carpet outfit that emphasized his derriere. What say you?

    Well, I wouldn’t complain about it, if it emphasized certain areas that will remain nameless.

  408. Adam’s weight is not something I worry about.

    oh gosh is Adam going to turn into the new kelly where everyone who hates him says he’s fat? Lord I hope not.

    Would like a Red Carpet outfit that emphasized his derriere. What say you?

    motion carried… make it happen

  409. Seem to remember a pic somewhere where believe a jacket was his only – and perfect – adornment.

  410. Today is the 30th day of FYE staying top 10 in Amazon best seller. Amazon may be a small music market, but it’s still sth we can cheer for :)

  411. Ooops! Think in pic also had a top hat on. Used, no doubt, in case of approach by strangers, to swoop down and – modest man – not want – at first introduction – to overwhelm with the magnitude of his talent.

  412. Would like a Red Carpet outfit that emphasized his derriere. What say you?

    How can you emphasize something you don’t have….the man has no ass, nada, none, nein, and if I could write it in 37 languages I would. All legs, long torso, NO ASS.

    ETA: And I could add that it is such because all of the emphasis is on the frontal view….but I am to old to go that base in describing a nice looking man who wears frontal zippers extremely well.

  413. “Ooops! Think in pic also had a top hat on. Used, no doubt, in case of approach by strangers, to swoop down and ‘“ modest man ‘“ not want ‘“ at first introduction ‘“ to overwhelm with the magnitude of his talent.”

    Link PPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

  414. How can you emphasize something you don’t have’ ¦

    my thoughts exactly

  415. NO ASS.

    ETA: And I could add that it is such because all of the emphasis is on the frontal view’ ¦.but I am to old to go that base in describing a nice looking man who wears frontal zippers extremely well.

    You can’t have them both, can you? ;)

  416. f*ck…I’m done, wiped, way too old,

    I’d add, also, that toads have nothing on me right now…but I am sure the sentiment would be lost.

  417. ETA: And I could add that it is such because all of the emphasis is on the frontal view’ ¦.but I am to old to go that base in describing a nice looking man who wears frontal zippers extremely well.

    Example A-RING OF FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  418. Dear Tess ‘“ check the bathing suit pic with his ex.

    link pls?

  419. That ain’t an ass…Beyonce, Kim K. and Lil, have Asses. That is a nice pleasant bump…just enough to squeeze (besides he was fat and gay) as has been pointed out before in those pictures. Besides, next to Cheecks, Kris would look like King Kong.

    I am finishing off a bottle of Bailey’s ’cause I’m starting to pack for my big move….so as the evening wears on my fingers may become more and more incoherent. But never fear….My dogs hid my keys so I ain’t driving…except for the keyboard. Can you be thrown in the hoosgau for keyboarding while intoxicated?

  420. Love to if I knew how. Check around – know others have seen it and commented on that particular “feature” so can’t be too hard to find.

  421. Becky just google Adam Lambert and hit images…of course the kissing pics and the bathing suit pic comes up on the first page….smart computer geek setting these pictures up.

    I can just see some google guy (you know the $5 an hour one) setting up everyone’s image pages in order from most risque to most modest. I swear that is how they come up for everyone….try it some time. I think Kris and Katy in their matching red aprons comes up first on his.

  422. Egads he does have a body above the waist………oh well, you all loose out on the incredible smile! I’ll take that with the gorgeous, long, black MadWorld coat and a pair of black jeans, a black shirt and some spiffy new boots! :)

  423. How can you emphasize something you don’t have’ ¦.the man has no ass, nada, none, nein, and if I could write it in 37 languages I would. All legs, long torso, NO ASS.

    Oh, there’s ass.
    It’s those damn stupid low riders that hang off just the wrong point.

  424. I think I’m going to regret posting when I come back and read this in the morning.

    Adam, please release your single. I am old and tired and I need some stimulus in my life to rejuvenate me. I know that your album is 4 weeks away…but a single would really help tide me over. I played TfM 222 times….I now brush my teeth to its rythym. Please humor an old lady…I won’t even let anyone know I am a fan…I’ll pretend I am a hunky 22 year old gay guy, full of wit and charm and unending trivial knowledge…if only. With love, the guy who used to be called Tess

  425. I am finishing off a bottle of Bailey’s ’cause I’m starting to pack for my big move’ ¦.so as the evening wears on my fingers may become more and more incoherent. But never fear’ ¦.My dogs hid my keys so I ain’t driving’ ¦except for the keyboard. Can you be thrown in the hoosgau for keyboarding while intoxicated?

    No you cannot! LOL!

  426. “Can you slur while on the keyboard?”

    Yes, but it leaves the impressions of little squares on your pooter.

  427. I almost hate to go to bed. But this is very refreshing after some earlier posts.

  428. I was just going to say wut but you said it so much better.goodnight peeps:)

    So, if I understand you correctly Carolinacharms, you are saying that people in the fashion industry who would like Adam to wear their clothing (because otherwise why would elite fashion designers care) are concerned that if Adam gains weight he will not be available to promote their fashion lines and furthermore, it is Adam’s marketing plan to gain weight so that he looks more feminine,,,to what, ‘ ¦spite the fashion industry’ ¦make his music more appealing?

    I do not understand the logic of these statements which are incongruous and lack a point or cohesive thread or point.

  429. Thanks Studio 57…It’s on to the Kaluha bottle now. Just to let everyone know I DO NOT DRINK (much) but milk was cheap this week so I bought two bottles and I don’t want it to go to waste so I’m killing two birds with one stone and finishing up about to expire milk and Kaluha that I don’t feel like packing.

    This full body Glampire pic is one I hadn’t seen…just the close-up with the vampire teeth and the space-ship inspired jacket (or some such nonsense that somebody posted). It’s the famous Ring of Fire jacket, actually. You know the song where everyone on the internet was going ballistic about because Adam was sashaying his way across the stage and doing suggestive dancey type moves and being totally non family friendly. But, I with my incredible memory do recall that he never moved from his spot and sang the whole song in back of the mic stand. And other than lifting his shirt a fraction of an inch he was pretty still and cool calm and collected. Apparently, his voice was doing all the sexual stuff…interesting that.

  430. doth someone think AO is offline ’cause they are posting the single?

  431. Wasn’t there talk earlier today about a virus over at AO? Maybe this is just a maintenance check.

  432. If AO is actually getting a “Breaking Story”

    IT IS THE FIRST TIME!!!! jeeeeezzzz

  433. AINow NEW!!! Adam Lambert’s Single, “What Do You Want From Me,” To Radio Premiere By Next Monday http://retwt.me/1wDtN (@adamlambert #idol)
    half a minute ago from yoono

  434. Why would Jive be confirming this? Adam is signed with RCA.

    I don’t know if this makes me happy or not? I WANT TO HEAR IT NOW!

  435. Can think of a lot of answers to that song’s question. Sounds like fun.

  436. MJ CAN YOU CONFIRM THIS FOR US. ADAMS NEW FIRST SONG “What Do You Want From Me,’ 

  437. Whhhhhyyyyyyyy arrrrrrrrrrrre theeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy soooooooooo
    slooooooooooooooooow toooooooo reeeeeeeleeeeeeeasse the siiiiiiiinnnnn-
    gllllllllllllle??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  438. Why would Jive be confirming this? Adam is signed with RCA.

    I don’t know if this makes me happy or not? I WANT TO HEAR IT NOW!

    JIVE records should keep their noses out of Adam’s business, but I do want the single now.

  439. NewFan
    October 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    And I’m sure that I’m not the only buyer like myself. Me thinks that Adam has been bigger than AI for some time now. And record industry executives are well aware of this. I don’t know if we’re legion but I’m guessing that ‘numerous’ would be an extremely (!!!!!) conservative guess.

    Count me in, NewFan! “My name is Legion, for we are many.”

  440. As said, do like the name of this song. Hope it’s slightly snotty. (Whaddya want from me, babe?)

  441. JenOhio-Love back.

    I’m so glad you changed the topic!!!!!

    What Do You Want From Me?
    six words-EVERYTHING, ALL THE TIME, RIGHT NOW!!!!

  442. While waiting, back to glutes. Adam’s are superb because he’s a dancer – couldn’t move the way he does without them – and we all know how he moves.

  443. shit, now I’m stone cold sober….how come news always has to break when I’m having fun being less than coherent. OK…on with the show (oops bad phrasing) for your entertainment.

  444. Dear Tess – Wish you were my neighbor. Mine are boring. Probably never even heard of the darling boy.

  445. I think the audio clips are switched from the song above it (One foot Wrong)

    Apparently it was on the Towers version and not Amazon or others

  446. audio snippett of WDYWFM on Pink’s Clean Funhouse (unreleased?)

    http://www.tower.com/funhouse-pink-cd/wapi/112479806

    Can’t figure out where Tower got it’s info, but we think that is mislabeled. The Tower samples match the real CD tracklist as listed on Amazon and elsewhere, but their titles do not. Listen to the “So What” track- it is not right, and if anything is WDYWFM it is #5.

    But WDYWFM was not included on this CD ..

    Let the confusion begin!!

  447. Song snippet-I thought Pink hadn’t recorded the song they sold to Adam.
    Plus, that was a big yuck!!!!

  448. Adam Official is back up – don’t see any announcements/breaking news.

  449. To clarify/summarize/whatever: The Tower track list is wrong, but the mp3 samples are in the correct order for the version of “Funhouse” that Pink actually released. So there is NO sample for the original version of Adam’s song because it wasn’t on the CD.

  450. To clarify/summarize/whatever: The Tower track list is wrong, but the mp3 samples are in the correct order for the version of ‘Funhouse’  that Pink actually released. So there is NO sample for the original version of Adam’s song because it wasn’t on the CD.

    THANK YOU for that summary. My head was beginning to spin. I’m glad someone had their wits about them to sort through all this. LOL!

  451. Well, that’s a huge WTF. That supposed “Clean” Version of Funhouse doesn’t even include a song entitled “FunHouse” (despite the fact that track #7- called “Sober” is actually “FunHouse.”) If you play the songs, they are FunHouse Clean in perfect order. But, the titles have been switched around, and bogus titles like “What Do You Want From Me” for “One Foot Wrong” and “Boring” have been added. The only song that matches its title is Glitter In the Air. Very fishy.

  452. Borrowed-
    1)The mp3 snippet of Track #4 titled, What Do you Want From Me is actually the song “One Foot Wrong” on Pink’s actual Funhouse album (awesome song, BTW. listen to the whole thing)
    2)Track #11 titled “This is How it Goes” is actually “Ave Mary A” on Funhouse. “This is How it Goes” is not on Funhouse.
    3)Track #10 titled “Boring” is actually “It’s All Your Fault” on Funhouse. “Boring” is not on Funhouse.
    4)WDYWFM, to my knowledge, has never been released or performed live by P!ink. It was written about someone she was dating during her separation from her husband, but by the time Funhouse was being completed, she and hubby had reconciled, so no song. Theme of the entire album is about being dumped and cheated on by her husband, so conceptually, new boyfriend song didn’t really fit anyway.

    Basically, the entire track listing and mp3 syncing is effed up on that Tower site. No idea what happened there.

  453. Buderschnookie-Thank you. What is Buderschnookie? It’s ok if you don’t want to answer. I’ve been pretending it’s German or some other language for something interesting.

  454. Buderschnookie
    October 26, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    But he is…..oh, way OTT

    Song, song, I want a song. And LeeTravers that was the nicest thing you said….made me feel really good. Thanks.

  455. Buderschnookie-LOL Never could have guessed. Thank you.

    My ex mother-in-law used to call my oldest daughter a name in Finnish. She said it was a term of endearment. It actually meant “little sh*t”.

  456. LOL! Glad I missed the track confusion drama :-) I think my head would explode trying to figure it out after a long day…

    So, according to MJ – still a rumor, nothing confirmed. Will anxiously wait a bit longer.

    If it’s the Pink song, I’m very happy with that (like the angry, edgy vibe that title gives off – I always loved that side of Adam!) I just hope it’s more uptempo, because I can’t really see them going too slow for the first single, based on all he’s said before.

  457. To enhance the velocity of your heads spinning into the stratosphere: there IS a song called “What Do You Want From Me?” sung by PINK Floyd!! I’m serious!

  458. ‘What Do You Want From Me?’  sung by PINK Floyd!! I’m serious!

    From Division Bell…great song…check it out! It’s on Pulse, too.

    Pink Floyd never released singles only albums….maybe 1 single when Sid Barret was still the lead singer.

  459. Much earlier in the day someone wanted to see the photo of Adam with no pants. I randomly saw a link to it on Twitter, so here you go:

    NoPants!Adam

  460. Adam friends have gone suddenly silent. I think they know.

    I don’t think they are having a silent celebration either.

  461. Well you’ll all hear something now cause I have to go to bed! I expect there to be fabulous news when I wake up!

    :)

  462. I have a tax seminar in the morning and no twitter on my phone so I’ll be dying. I suppose there will be a special thread by afternoon.

  463. Alisan tweets:

    Were all hearing the best record to hit the universe in quite a while. Whatever you think your gonna get from @adamlambert. Times a million.

  464. Alisan can’t spill:

    I can’t guys I love you so much!

    edit: also:

    @OhFerras omg stop I’m coming to get u now. Die die.

    Sounds like their song made it.

  465. Think I’ll stay here for awhile before entering into the fray again.

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