Adam Lambert Talks New Moon and Glee Rumors, Bowie Medley and New CD
by Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna
E! bought this for us:
"The rumor mill is relentless when it comes to American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert.
First, there was the whole gay thing. Mystery solved: He's gay. Shocker! And before you say "no duh" to that, we are happy to report that even Adam himself felt like the story was a huge "no duh" event. Agreeing with us how obvious his sexual preference has been all year, Adam tells us with a laugh, "I know. Hello! Cher?! Hollywood Week. Bingo!"
We caught up with Glambert yesterday at rehearsals for the American Idols Live Tour 2009 in Burbank, Calif., and that's not all he dished on...
Rumor of the week: Adam will appear on Fox's new musical show Glee. "That's the first I'm hearing of it," he tells us. "I love rumors. They're really good these days, and they're getting better."
Next rumor to address is that that he's going to contribute a song to the next movie in the Twilight franchise, New Moon. "That's just another rumor. That would be really cool. I should [do it]." Hmmm. Hello New Moon music supervisor, are you reading this?
One tidbit that has proved true is that the theatrical rocker is performing a David Bowie medley on the upcoming Idol tour, which kicks off July 5 in Portland, Ore. "The show's set list is in order of elimination. So I'm the second to last person in lineup, and we each have our own set. I'm closing with a Bowie medley that goes from 'Life on Mars" into 'Fame' into 'Let's Dance.' It's doing major justice to the original Bowie intention behind them, but we're adding synthy, dancey electronic elements to it. I'm wearing a custom-made blue metallic silver bomber jacket with tails and spikes and studs by Skin Graft. They've hooked me up with some really sick fashion."
As for Adam's new CD on 19 Recordings/RCA, he's working not only with Red One (Lady Gaga, Akon) but also with Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani), Greg Wells (Mika, Katy Perry, OneRepublic) and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé's "Halo," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love").
"They are all so amazing. We don't have any song titles yet," says Adam. "It's still in development, but it's sick, sick, sick, sick stuff. It'll be under my name, but I want a band present for the live thing. I don't want to hide them in the back like some pop stars do."
As for his recent shout-out to Lady Gaga, he says he is indeed inspired by her. "But she does her thing and she's genius. I'm a huge fan," he explains. "I'm not trying to be a male version of her; we have our own sounds. But I love her theatrical ability. She's fearless and over-the-top and inspiring for sure."
Check back here as we'll have interviews with the rest of the American Idol top 10 in the coming days.
How's Adam's CD shaping up to you? Think he should appear on Glee or write for New Moon? Let us know what you think in the comments below."