Adam Lambert is looking handsome in a new feature for Wonderland, out now.
Here’s what the 36-year-old For Your Entertainment star had to say…
On being openly gay: “I have been gay and out of the closet – very loudly so – since I was 18 and I wasn’t in the closet on the show (American Idol) or around anyone. It wasn’t until the show was wrapping up that I realized everyone wanted me to come out, but I was already out! I’ve always been out. It was just never talked about because it had no baring of what I was doing on stage. It’s not like it was a big surprise with my outfits or my looks or my song choices, you know?”
On homophobia and LGBQT issues in the industry: “A lot of things were taboo and I got some backlash. It was interesting. But now it’s nine years later and I’m seeing different pop acts come up that are so proud about their sexuality and it doesn’t even seem like it’s a big thing anymore! We’re moving to the other side of it, where it’s the way it always should have been.”
On his new solo music: “I think the fans have been waiting long enough, and so have I! I’ve really been trying to explore what I want the sound and subject matter to be. I want it to be authentic and real and something that felt natural for me. Because it’s such a competitive industry, it’s very easy to get lost with producers and songwriters trying to be like ‘this is the trend and this is the sound of the moment’ and all of that’s really cool but it makes you get lost in the game and you lose the heart of what you’re doing. So I’ve been really focused on trying to stay in my own truth in everything and it’s been going really well because now I feel like everything is coming together. Things are really good. I think this year is gonna be really exciting.”
QUEEN FRONTMAN ADAM LAMBERT TALKS EXCLUSIVELY TO ATTITUDE ABOUT STEPPING INTO FREDDIE MERCURY'S SHOES The American Idol star talks about being a gay singer
2018-05-23 American Idol star-turned-Queen frontman Adam Lambert has fronted one of two Attitude July issues.
The singer is back in the UK, joining Queen, the world’s greatest rock band, on their European tour. The American Idol star, who was the first out gay man to score a Number 1 Billboard album, speaks exclusively to Attitude about his own experience of being proud in his sexuality in today’s music industry.
He admitted when he first started as a musician it was a "struggle" as a gay singer as he wanted to connect to audience's and have them relate to his music.
Adam told Attitude: “It has never been: ‘These are the rules.’ It’s more about the struggle and the stress of what will and will not connect, and that has changed since I started out.
"As a pop artist, you want people to relate to you and then at some point I had to balance all of that out with who I actually am, as an artist, as somebody who wants to express himself.”
He also talks about Freddie Mercury's legacy and whether or not the iconic singer was in the closet.
“I don’t know how ‘in the closet’ Freddie actually was," Adam added.
"I mean it was like another time where it was just taboo to even discuss it in the media. I think it might have been interpreted as him being tongue-in-cheek, but he sort of owned it from the get-go.
"There were interviews where they were asking if he was gay and he said: ‘Yeah as a daffodil… gay as a daffodil’. And I don’t know if they thought he was being flippant, but he never really said, ‘No, I’m not’.”
Read Adam's full interview in Attitude's new July issue, which also comes with a second cover featuring Sense8 star Miguel Angel Silvestre. Buy now and take advantage of our best-ever subscription offers: 3 issues for £3 in print, 13 issues for £19.99 to download to any device.
ADAM LAMBERT AND SENSE8'S MIGUEL ANGEL SILVESTRE COVER ATTITUDE'S JULY ISSUE The Queen frontman and the hottest man on TV talk about sexuality and society
2018-05-23 To mark July's new issue, Queen frontman Adam Lambert and Sense8's hot Miguel Angel Silvestre lead the two covers.
The American Idol star who was the first out gay man to score a Number 1 Billboard album is back in the UK joining Queen on their tour.
In Attitude's exclusive interview, the singer speaks about what Freddie Mercury’s legacy means to younger LGBT+ artists today, and his own experience of being proud in his sexuality in today’s music industry.
He says: "“Obviously Queen really inspired me. I don’t think this album is genre-specific. I think there are a lot of different influences on it.
"There’s rock, there’s funk, there’s soul, there’s disco, Seventies singer-songwriter pop and some Eighties flavours, too. That said, there are a lot of modern influences as well, so it’s sort of a fusion.”
Silvestre - who is best known for playing closeted Latino TV star Lito on Netflix's hit show - speaks about the final episode of the fan-favourite series Sense8 and reveals what the show taught him about the beauty of embracing his sexuality, and why he isn’t ashamed if people think he is gay in real life.
“You just have to let yourself go and trust in it," he adds.
"But when we were going to do some of the ‘edgier’ scenes, [director] Lana Wachowski would talk to us about how important it was for her totell this story, and how sexuality is important to her because it’s about a connection and empathy, and it speaks about a vulnerable place where we are all the same deep down.
"She made us feel that we were doing something worthwhile. In the end, we were like a family that made out with one another. To begin with, maybe we were nervous or shy but eventually you get to a point where you are comfortable.”
Elsewhere in this issue Rupert Everett discusses the relevance of Oscar Wilde in today's society.
The issue also features the enigmatic serpentwithfeet, new singer Belgrave, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 contestant Eureka, the Naked Poet, and two people share their disturbing first-hand experiences of gay-cure exorcisms. Plus, the real-life story about a man left paralysed after a horrific homophobic stabbing – and how he is seeking to forgive his attacker.
Get your copy of Attitude's new July issue now and take advantage of our best-ever subscription offers: 3 issues for £3 in print, 13 issues for £19.99 to download to any device.
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WED, 23 MAY 2018 AT 8:20 AM Adam Lambert Opens Up About Expressing His Sexuality in the Music Industry
Adam Lambert graces the cover of the Summer 2018 issue of Attitude Magazine, which will hit newsstands soon.
Here’s what the 36-year-old American Idol alum had to say…
On his new solo music: “Obviously Queen really inspired me. I don’t think this album is genre-specific. I think there are a lot of different influences on it. There’s rock, there’s FUNK, there’s soul, there’s disco, Seventies singer-songwriter pop and some Eighties flavors, too. That being said, there are a lot of modern influences as well, so it’s sort of a fusion.”
On Freddie Mercury being ‘closeted’: “I don’t know how “in the closet” Freddie actually was. I mean it was like another time where it was just taboo to even discuss it in the media. I think it might have been interpreted as him being tongue-in-cheek, but he sort of owned it from the get-go. There were interviews where they were asking if he was gay and he was like, ‘Yeah as a daffodil… gay as a daffodil.’ And I don’t know if they thought because he was being flippant about it that he wasn’t being serious. But he never really said, ‘No, I’m not.’”
On expressing his sexuality in the music industry: “It has never been: ‘These are the rules.’ It’s more about the struggle and the stress of what will and will not connect, and that has changed since I started out: as a pop artist you want people to relate to you and then at some point I had to just balance all of that out with who I actually am, as an artist, as somebody who wants to express himself.”
Saltó a la fama en American Idol en 2009, pero ahora Adam Lambert se ha puesto en la piel de posiblemente el mejor showman de todos los tiempos.Como parte del número de verano de Attitude Magazine, habla sobre su primer recuerdo de Freddie Mercury, cómo se siente estar en el escenario con leyendas del rock y cómo inspiraron su nueva música.
Entrevista por Cliff Joannou Fotografía por Austin Hargrave Estilismo por Joseph Kocharian Locación en el Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
"Su música ha sido omnipresente. Escuché sus canciones incluso antes de saber quiénes eran"
¿Qué consejo te dio Queen acerca de interpretar las canciones? Ser yo mismo y no tratar de emular a Freddie. Al principio intentaba tocar las mismas notas y las ejecutaba, luego aprendí a cantar las canciones mientras trabajan para mí y en mi estilo.
¿Es intimidante estar frente a esas grandes multitudes? Definitivamente lo es. Creo que el primer concierto que hicimos juntos fue frente a una multitud muy grande, y ya estaba intimidado por varias razones: el hecho de que estábamos en Ucrania frente a ... Creo que era un cuarto de millón de personas. Hubo todo tipo de presión. Pensé: “Dios mío, esta es la primera vez que hago un concierto completo con ellos". Canciones que nunca antes había cantado delante de un público y me dieron una multitud tan grande. ¡Fue genial! Así que sí, hubo momentos en que me intimidaron. Pero cuando llegamos a Río estábamos bastante pulidos, por lo que era un poco más sólido. Me sentí un poco más centrado. Brian y Roger estaban muy relajados y eso ayudó.
¿Estabas preocupado por la reacción de los fans de Queen? No tanto preocupado porque no estaba tratando de ser Freddie. Estaba cantando sus canciones y las de Queen, pero creo que desde el principio estaba claro que no estaba tratando de reemplazar a Freddie. Es genial poder tocar y que los fanáticos escuchen estas canciones en un solo concierto y en un escenario como deberían ser escuchadas.
¿Fue fácil conectarse con los fanáticos y con Brian y Roger? Incluso en el primer concierto vi que había una conexión con los muchachos y con el público. Para ser sincero, las canciones son increíbles y hacen mucho trabajo pesado. Estas piezas de música son tan icónicas y han formado parte de la vida de las personas durante tanto tiempo, y las personas unen tantas de sus recuerdos personales conectados a ellos.
¿Cuáles son tus canciones favoritas para tocar? Hemos hecho "Save Me" un par de veces, que tiene un mensaje realmente hermoso. "Somebody to Love" también tiene un gran mensaje. Muchas de las canciones que escribió Freddie, especialmente aquellas antes de que fuera totalmente claro con su propia sexualidad, son, creo, su exploración y cuestionamiento. Entonces, cuando realmente los analizas, se refieren a él pasando por el proceso de descubrir quién era exactamente, y quién quería ser. Me puedo identificar con eso. Puedo entender eso. ¿Qué es lo más sorprendente que aprendiste al investigar a Freddie? Pienso en la bisexualidad de Freddie. Estuvo casado por un largo tiempo y supe que realmente amaba a su esposa.
¿Qué tuvieron que decir Brian y Roger al respecto? No han profundizado en eso porque creo que fue algo que Freddie mantuvo de manera privada. Pero definitivamente creo que entendieron que siempre estuvo profundamente enamorado de su esposa y muy cerca de ella porque se mantuvo en contacto con ella hasta el final. Creo que ella también se ocupó de él, al final, así que hay algo muy conmovedor allí. Pero luego, al mismo tiempo, creo que al final de su vida también estuvo con Jim, que era su compañero. Para mí, hay algo en la sexualidad de Freddie que va más allá del género y se centró en sus conexiones con el espíritu.
¿Cómo te relacionas más con Freddie? A través de la música que dejó atrás y actuando. Así que para mí, interpretar letras o preguntar por Brian o Roger, eso siempre es interesante, tratando de inyectar las canciones con algo de verdad y un poco de conocimiento interno de lo que podría estar pasando con lo que estaba explorando.
¿Cuándo te enteraste sobre su muerte? Yo era muy joven cuando sucedió eso. Aprendí todo sobre esto más tarde cuando me convertí en fan. No sé si realmente entendí lo que era el SIDA a los 10 años, y no lo hice. Sé quién era en ese momento, así que eso llegó más tarde cuando me sumergí en el catálogo de Queen y entendí quiénes eran como banda de rock. Creo que tenía veintitantos años cuando me mudé a Los Ángeles y vivía solo y me enamoré del rock ‘n’ roll cuando descubrí quiénes eran y me metí en él. Fue entonces cuando la conexión con el alma y la historia de Freddie se solidificó por primera vez porque vi sus imágenes y lo escuché. Leí una biografía y vi un documental y pensé: "Este tipo fue increíble como escritor, como cantante, como intérprete. Wow". Estaba realmente adelantado a su tiempo.
"Puedes identificarte como quieras, pero cuando empiezas a mostrarlo, es un juego diferente"
ADAM LAMBERT [email protected]_Daily SCANS|@adamlambert's interview with Att-Mag for their Summer 2018 issue. He talks about Freddie, how he feels to share the stage with Queen and his new music. Read more imgur.com/a/3xVCBnc
Pre-Order of the print edition of Client Magazine, no.19 features incredible vocalist Adam Lambert on the front cover photographed by Aitor Santome plus an interview with our editor. The edition features 14 b/w menswear editorials, a shoot with young British urban artist YungBlud plus a travel photographic essay. Print editions come in a beautifully printed perfect bound soft-back with a Ltd edition A4 landscape print by Ian Cole (signed & numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity, worth £80). The issue is £20 with free shipping within the UK and just £5 shipping for the rest of the world. Tracking is also available. Ships late September.
adamlambert Thank you @clientmagazine ⚡️ Photographer - Aitor Santome - @aitorsantome Stylist – Vix Adams - @vix_style Hair & Make Up – Hamilton Stansfield - @hamiltonstansfieldbeauty
Adam Lambert delivered a smoldering photoshoot for 'Client' magazine. Scroll through a gallery of looks from the fashionable spread up top!
Adam Lambert sizzles on the latest edition of Client magazine. The 36-year-old is as fashionable as ever in the photoshoot with Aitor Santome. On the black-and-white cover he delivers a smoldering look. The other photos are even more striking. Posing in front of a lush cityscape, he is impeccably dressed and chicly styled. The accompanying interview includes some exciting details about the arrival of new music. Fans have been anticipating a follow-up to 2015’s The Original High. And it sounds like the wait is almost over.
“I’ve been waiting a long time to release new music, but I wanted to spend time on it to ensure that it was exactly what I wanted it to be, and also that everything was set up in the right way,” Adam explained. He also alluded to the sonic direction, promising that he was exploring new territory. “It’s different from anything I have done previously – I didn’t feel tied to a trend or a genre and explored a lot more, so I think people might be surprised! I’m at a place where I really feel clear about who I am and what I stand for and I think that’s going to reflect in the music.”
The gay icon also reflected on the growing LGBTQ presence in the recording industry. This year in particular has seen a handful of seminal releases from the likes of Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, Kim Petras and, most recently, MNEK, leading to the “Curious” siren labeling the year “20gayteen.” Adam opened up about the shifting landscape and how things have changed since his debut. “10 years ago, there weren’t many openly gay pop artists, and in a lot of ways people weren’t ready and I got backlash when I wasn’t really expecting it – I was just being myself and of course sometimes you do these things to prove a point more than anything,” he said.
“Now though, there’s so many pop artists who are proud of their sexuality and the sheer number of us has improved the landscape.” It will be interesting to see how the “Another Lonely Night” hitmaker will fit into the current landscape. The interview covers a range of additional topics including his time fronting Queen. Scroll through a gallery of pics from Adam’s photoshoot and pick up a copy of Client to read the remainder of his interview here!
This is for major Adamtopia announcements. If you want to discuss Adam, start with today's Daily News & Information thread.
phronni7: For person looking for that particular version of
Aug 7, 2018 21:28:34 GMT -5
phronni7: For the person on page one of today’s thread wanting to know which version of “Runnin’ medley, I am pretty sure it is Gasometer ( Vienna) 2016. It is definitely my favorite version. Wish I knew how to bring it over.
Aug 7, 2018 21:32:06 GMT -5
phronni7: FIRST CRUSH: Andy Gibb—oh, that poster with him in a white suit, almost all the way buttoned shirt, I think necklace, beautiful health hair and white, white teeth ( maybe that’s why I liked Adam in the white shirt where the comment were all over the plae
Aug 11, 2018 18:48:47 GMT -5
irish1139: bamafan, let me know if you got a message from me. Yes, Iwant the calendar. I will do anything to get it.
Nov 29, 2018 17:11:01 GMT -5
irish1139: Bamafan, I have it. And I want to kiss those lips. I can't wait to see you in Florida, I hope. Thanks for all you have done for me.
Dec 5, 2018 19:53:18 GMT -5
irish1139: Bamafan, I hope to see you in Florida. Thanks for everything. I have to get a new computer. This one is 15 years old and doesn't work well. I hope no one has read the stuff I have typed today. It is nutty.
Dec 5, 2018 19:54:42 GMT -5
bamafan: Irish.....Just happened to look down here....I never do. lol. So glad you got it! Not going down to Florida this time, but hope you can go to a QAL show in Tampa or Sunrise.
Dec 5, 2018 23:52:25 GMT -5
nannygoat: Just heard this parody of Bohemian Rhapsody. Thought everyone would enjoy it. Amazes me how people can be so creative. ow.ly/p9ZH30niDPS and did I mention how much I am enjoying all the 'goodies' we got lately? "Feel Something" is gorgeous.
Mar 10, 2019 17:28:10 GMT -5
suzysuzy79: Never done this before-- can you tell? I want to learn how to chat with you exceptional ladies that I've followed and been thrilled by, since 2014. Somebody teach me how to talk with y'all, please. Thanks for help.
May 22, 2019 14:12:12 GMT -5
cassie: No one reads the shoutbox regularly. To chat with us, type in the QUICK REPLY box above the shoutbox. Or to reply to a specific post, click on QUOTE in the right top corner of the post and start typing your reply. Welcome! Join in.
May 23, 2019 0:49:47 GMT -5
atomom: Adam's artistry is in full display: the surprise of hiccuppy gasps right before "new eyes", the sensuous tongue, one-two punch of "damn" smile, head thrown back, body drops to heavy guitar beats, a lusciously looking Adam--all make NE a visual/aural feast.
May 26, 2019 15:08:34 GMT -5
Q3: ladyregent: The Shoutbox is really for announcement -- if you want to discuss Adam, go to the Daily News Thread for today. You will be able to post there.
Jun 20, 2019 23:22:56 GMT -5
Jablea: Tonight's the night!
Jul 10, 2019 20:59:08 GMT -5
LindaG23: Front page has a mxlr, is there a streamer?
Jul 10, 2019 21:43:56 GMT -5
jason90405: The complete MTV Pride 2 hour special "Adam Lambert's Fierce Pride Anthems". I did miss the first 30 seconds when he was talking about performing for Cher but you can watch or downloads the whole thing here: drive.google.com/file/d/1H3NfgxeBpk0H
Jul 14, 2019 22:54:29 GMT -5
phronni7: Linda, Thank you so much for your kind wishes and thoughts. I tried to send an earlier thanks, but I don’t know what happened. I was definitely in Zombie mode and might still be to some extent. But I love “I was born to Love You”. Than you again, Laur
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