So earlier this week, Lady Gaga had a big old birthday party for herself at an upscale LA club, and hoards of celebrities were in attendance, including Adam Lambert. I guess it’s no surprise that Adam and Gaga would get along notoriously, as their music is kind of similar and both Adam and Gaga idolize Elton John, so if worse came to worst, they could skip the party altogether and do killer renditions of ‘Rocket Man’ at some random burlesque-karaoke digs, right?
Well, not really: Adam was actually a plus-one of the Scissor Sisters, who were legitimately invited to the party, and according to sources inside and outside of the club, Adam was way embarrassing in his drunkenness, fist-pumping a la Jersey Shore to the music, accidentally punching a hole in the club’s ceiling, and later trying to smush birthday cake in Lady Gaga’s face. After all that business, Gaga had security remove Lambert from the premises.
OK, first of all, I absolutely abhor That Friend. The one who mucks everything up on a good night out because you either have to take care of their drunken, sloppy ass after they puke or get busted in the face by some stranger, and then? The rest of your night is shot in the ass. I guess I could see Adam Lambert being like that, but come on. Have a little more self-control and, by virtue, self-respect. No one thinks that being around that kind of shit is funny – or cute.
So I STILL haven’t tuned into American Idol yet this season, despite a lot of your vehement urgings that it’s totally the best year yet, but my mom, who IS a huge Idol fan, and won’t even take my phone calls when the show is on, emailed this to me last night after I’d gone to bed.
And I’m soooo glad that she did. Adam Lambert, who I thought was a COMPLETE FUCKING TOOL during HIS stint on American Idol has grown on me so hard, and so completely, and his performance last night completely clinched it for me that he’s a total rock star in his own right, and will be around for a long time to come. You might not like his particular musical genre, and you might think his ‘I’m like dudes and I’m going to grind my crotch in this other hot dude’s face to fucking PROVE IT TO YOU’-type of sexuality is questionable, but you cannot deny that this guy has got a serious load of talent. I particularly like this song, as it sort of channels another man with a serious load of talent, lead singer of Live, Ed Kowalczyk.
Thankfully, the Parents Television Council – or, Good Morning America for that matter – wasn’t there, because – OH NOES! – super-talent Adam Lambert was caught on film kissing one of his audience members and yup, it was a boy.
Give me a break. I just honestly don’t know why people make such stinks about this kind of stuff nowadays. If boys wanna kiss boys, if girls wanna kiss girls, if they want to swap spit with both genders, so be it.
I like Adam Lambert, and I like his chutzpah. I like how he doesn’t give a fuck about what you, your state’s version of Christine O’Donnell, or your grandmother thinks. And I think that we – as a society – should be a hell of a lot more like that.
So, Adam Lambert just released a new video for his latest single, “If I Had You.” And I’m a little disappointed. It was kind of typical Lambert, but without the majority of the bumping and grinding, and much less glitter. The song itself isn’t so awful, but the video is terrible and features some really unfortunate articles of clothing and accessories — white jeans? Gold glitter platform sneakers? Eeysh.
And you know, simply because he’s definitely talented and glitter-shiny and over the top, a lot of people claim that Lambert’s the modern-day David Bowie, but this! I’m just not seeing. I love Lambert — for who he is, and his talent, but not so much his brand of music — but comparing him to Bowie? Beyond the “stardust” and the makeup? Come on, now. I don’t think Lambert’s going to be a flash in the pan like some other current artists are, but he’s definitely never going to be a musician of Bowie caliber. Sorry.
Anyway, on the whole, I’m kind of disappointed with the vid. It’s not horrible and it’s better than a lot of other new music videos floating around out there, but it definitely kind of fell flat for me. I don’t know. Count me unimpressed.
After receiving reviews that his shows were entirely too bawdy and raunchy, former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert promises that his next roundup of shows will be “tasteful.” Sexy, yes, naturally, but “tasteful,” too.
Lambert kicks off his concert series in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Ha! Not too far from where I was born and raised!) today and promises good, clean family fun:
“I definitely think they’ll be comfortable,” Lambert said of fans who will see him on the tour, which begins Thursday (June 3) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. “That was kind of an artistic experiment, the AMAs. I learned a lot from it. I learned what my limitations are. I learned what my audience wants to see. The (Glam Nation) concert definitely is sexy, but I feel if anyone thought (the AMA performance) was not tasteful, this is tasteful.”
So. Are you bummed that Lambert’s turning down the heat on his facial bumping-and-grinding ways, or are you happy to see that onstage simulated anal sex is no longer part of his gimmick?
“At 26 I started running with hippies, going to underground events, I was really drawn to that crowd, everyone embraced each other’s differences. It didn’t get to the stage where it ruined my life or where it was anything too serious but it was definitely something I tried. There are certain drugs out there that are really fun and recreational and can mean a good time. I’m not an advocate for drugs but it is all rock and roll and we are all adults.”
- Adam Lambert opens up about his relationship with drugs.