Adam Lambert Will Celebrate Diversity on His Debut Album

Adam Lambert Will Celebrate Diversity on His Debut Album-photo

During his run on this season of American Idol, runner-up Adam Lambert proved that he pretty much has the chops for any genre.

And as E! Online reports, he plans on flexing that versatility on his debut album.

"My view of the record industry is that it's a little too specific lately," the much-in-demand warbler opined at a recent press conference. "The labels tend to try to put one box around every artist and keep them in one genre. We don't have to go about it that way. Obviously, we want the album to have a cohesive sound. But I think it can kind of be a collection of different styles with me at the center of it [as] the common thread."

And while Lambert's fondness for flash and glitz earned him the well-deserved nickname Glambert, don't expect the forthcoming record to be a full-on glam-fest. "I don't want to do one specific genre. I'm more about fusion," Lambert offered. "If anything I'm more fond of the' 70s glam feel than the '80s, even though I have that style of vocal. There are a lot of pop artists that are using the quote-unquote glam kind of vibe in their music currently. So I think I'm part of a wave and there just happens to not be many guys doing it right now."

Which isn't to say that Lambert is toning down his act for the sake of eclecticism. He promises a full-on dose of the theatricality that one would expect from a Lambert joint. "First and foremost, it is about the music, but [being theatrical] kind of packages it in a little more of a flashy, interesting, dynamic way," Lambert noted. "Theatricality is just one way of performing. It's my way. My favorite artists are artists that are theatrical."

That sound you just heard was the guyliner manufacturers of the world issuing a collective sigh of relief.

As far as collaborators on the new album, Lambert—who hasn't yet decided whether he'll go the solo route or the band path—mentions former Guns 'n Roses guitarist Slash as a prime choice.

"When we did the mentor shoot at the Roxy, I felt so at home with him onstage," the singer offers. "I was just like, 'This guy is so rad.' Who knows, maybe we'll be able to record something in the future. I would love that.'"

Welcome to the jungle, baby. Don't forget your top hat.

Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Adam Lambert and Slash would make good collaboratiors?



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  • #1Adam FAN
    #1Adam FAN

    Adam is the best singer out there!!!! American Idol isn't going to be the same 2010. Sure there are some good singers out there but Adam has all the American Idol winners beat -- forever!!! THey won't ever find anyone as good as ADAM is... Adam is the best -- I can't wait for his next albumn... Love YOU ADAM LAMBERT - u r the best and always will be.

  • Lounah

    i'd love to see him solo. :]

  • 2t2tag

    believe me when i say that we will be talking about adam just as we talk about elvis,slash,bowie,kiss,queen,madonna,mick,stephan and all the greats. he's the new kid on the block and he fits right in. there are no limits to what he can and will do. and don't think that music is the beginning and end for him. think videos,concerts,movies,stage,screen-endless possibilities. and it's just about to start,so we will have a very long and satisfying relationship with him.

  • leileea

    Adam makes any music sound like heaven. I even began to appreciate rock....I could listen to him forever...and by the way if he makes movies, he will also be good in a sequel of "matrix".

  • jory

    God adam will be great with who ever he will sing with .. he just amazing i can't wait to see what next and i will buy everything hold his name :)

  • Anna

    I love this kid. Everything he did on Idol was amazing! I like how he is so crazy and theatrical! I loved his outfit when he performed with KISS. But I must say, I hope he never gets as crazy as they. There is a fine line.

  • gena

    I don't care what kind of music he makes as long as he makes MUSIC - and soon!!!!

  • ~a

    ADAM & SLASH WOULD ROCK THE WORLD!- Come together on a song now and then would be amazing but Adam is making his way showing us what he's made of. You are fantastic Adam and can't wait to see what you have in store for us next. ~a

  • Adamazing

    Slash and Adam would be great collaborators. I'd also love to see Brian May and Roger Taylor create some new music with Adam, it would be spectacular!

  • daisy

    ADAM DOESN'T NEED SLASH, QUEEN or KISS. ADAM SHOULD GO SOLO. Performing with them once or twice is fine, but thats it. He is his own man, and can make it as big if not bigger as any of them on his own. We love you ADAM!.

  • DD

    I would love to see Slash and Adam colaborate on some songs. I am a big fan of both! I think Slash can provide some authencity for Adam and Adam can freshen up their music. I think Adam is the sexiest man alive! He'd make anything better.


    Adam is smart. He will collaborate with the best of the best and end up with a killer album. His voice makes my heart race. He is PHENOMenal. A Slash track would be great.

  • Q

    I loved how Slash Mentored Adam Lambert and his advice was money. I would love to hear my all time favorite guitarist play with Adam Lambert. To me that would just enhance my love for SLASH who I believe to be a rock genius. Adam Lambert is a sex symbol and to me the hottest face and legs (well body) American Idol has ever had. His sound transcends. He should be on Twilight and the writer should write him in a part in the 2nd and 3rd sequel. I think I read a blogger out there who had a terrific idea and that was to make Adam in Twilight the one thing both Vampires and Wolves had in common as they both love to listen to his music. Nice, very nice and it ties in with the books. Which brings me to my next thing about Adam Lambert. He is a symbol of unity and diversity that strives to bring about change in the best way possible. I love this IDOL he is making a difference not only thru his music but in his voice. Listen to his interviews the man is smart. The man is a leader amongst men. Oh and he looks great in jeans! I have to get that jacket he is wearing!