Adam Lambert News Archive
Adam Lambert works the denim-on-denim look to various degrees of success at the American Idol Live Tour at the Staples Center Thursday night.
Nice faux punk cut-off studded denim vest, by the way.
You can't see it, but we're rolling our eyes.
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According to reality famewhore Gene Simmons, Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has ruined his career by coming out!
Like it was a big secret!!!!
"He killed his career because now the conversation is not about his talent but about his sexual preference. He's done," said the clueless KISS rocker.
We think Glambert did himself a favor by being brave and addressing the obvious!
"I hope I'm completely wrong. I hope he becomes the next Beatles and proves me wrong," Simmons continued. "Adam was fantastic. What a powerful and attractive man he is. He can come on tour whenever he’d like."
Seems like Gene has a little crush!
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Setting the record
So did he write those songs or not????
The label set to release an album of old Adam Lambert songs (from 2007/08) claim he did co-write them. He denied it.
Well, a week after the first new/old song leaked, Glamberella is speaking out again.
"Last Friday I was surprised to find out that songs I recorded back in 2005 were being released. Since then I discovered the entire track listing, revealed online today. I was shocked to learn that songwriting demos of songs that I co-wrote and recorded over the past few years may be released in an album. Like a rough draft that a writer does before finishing a book, I did not intend my work on these demos to be heard by the public. I was unaware that anyone intended to release these recordings until I heard about it in the press, and I'm very disappointed by this entire situation."
Unfortunately, sometimes it's more about the money than the music.
As for his real record, the one coming out through 19 Recordings, Glambert has been working mighty hard with some big names. Recently, he met with legendary producer Linda Perry as well as had writing sessions with Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and Grammy nominated Sam Sparro, and also went into the studio with One Republic's Ryan Tedder.
This sounds like it's gonna be one hell of a record!
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We're sure Adam Lambert felt the pressure to release a statement by his new record label, but did he have to lie?????
Indie label Hi Fi Recordings plans on releasing an album of Glambert recordings from 2007/2008.
After repeatedly denying his contribution to and condemning the record, the proof is in the credits. A new legal document has been unearthed, which shows that Adam co-wrote NINE of the 11 songs on the album.
Is the album THAT bad that he doesn't want his name attached to the songs he co-wrote???
Nah, it's just all about $$$$$$$$ wethinks.
What do U think?
Is Adam Lambert already getting too big for his britches?
In response to an independent record label's plans to release an album of pre-Idol tracks called On With The Show, Lambert said, "The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on."
Glambert claims he just sang on the songs and did not have any hand in writing them.
But the label, Hi Fi Recordings, disagrees. They counter:
"Adam is now enjoying the success that he and Wilshire Records hoped for. However, he is now represented by high-profile companies who released a statement in Adam’s name saying the songs on On With the Show were recorded four years ago and Adam only contributed vocals. This is simply not true.
"The songs were recorded in a professional recording studio with top notch musicians and producers since the music was always meant to be released. Of the 11 songs that will appear on the album, On With the Show, Adam co-wrote eight with Monte Pittman (Madonna’s guitar player).
"As co-writer and performer, Adam will receive significant royalties just as any superstar artist would. He has the chance, finally, to make a fortune for his work — definitely more with this album than through a major label deal.
"This pre-Idol work is a fantastic representation of who Adam is and what inspired him during the months before he became famous. We intend to see that Adam will still benefit from the success of 'Want' (on iTunes now), and from the sale of On With the Show, even though he is now part of a major franchise that only wants fans to hear the music Adam records for them."
Which sounds pretty reasonable to us, don't ya think?
In an attempt to drum up more press, the label head responsible for releasing Adam Lambert's old recordings is speaking out!
John Hecker, CEO of Hi Fi Recordings, claims that the American Idol runner-up co-wrote the tracks on his album, On With The Show, which Hecker plans to release this summer.
We recall Glambert saying: "Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else."
Hecker tells a different story!
"The music's amazing," the Hi Fi Recordings CEO tells Billboard. "There are some uptempo [songs], there's some that rock a little more, and there are some songs on the same tip as Want. It's a real album that's coming out, not just a conglomerate of a bunch of songs. This is all original material — as a matter of fact, Adam wrote a lot of it."
Hecker claims Glambert stopped into the studio days before the Idol finale and was "blown away by the material."
And even though the label head hasn't talked to 19 Entertainment because it "wasn't relevant" at the time, Hecker is confident releasing Adam's album before the new Glamberella material is out is in no ways illegal
Says Hecker: "We would never put anything out that wasn't fully owned by the parties involved with all the rights secured. We were really careful."
And of course, Hecker believes what he is doing is best for Glambert's career!
"I'm working [Adam's] brand with as much care as anybody could," he concludes. "I do not want to hurt this guy, I want this guy to be as huge as he should be, and I think this music is only going to help."
Sounds to us like this guy just wants to ca$h in on the Glambert's recent rise to fame! Smart!
So, by now everyone knows that the "new" Glambert track that leaked yesterday is older than dirt!
Turns out the Glamberella was hard up for $$$$ a couple of years ago and lent his voice to some songs in order to pay the bills!
Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else. I was broke at the time and this was my chance to make a few bucks, so I jumped at the opportunity to record for my first time in a professional studio.
The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on.
I'm thrilled to be working with some of today's hottest songwriters and producers and can't wait for people to hear what my music really sounds like.
Such a shame an album of old material is being released before Glambert can show off his vocal talents on an album of new material that he's actually proud of.
Sorta Hella shady of his former record label too!