A Listening Session to Remember

It seems that those who are privy enough to get a listening session of Adam’s new tracks are simply blown away.  If you can make it through all of the colorful adjectives and adverbs in this write-up, you may have a mind-blowing experience yourself!  Actually, I’m quite happy that Lyndsey Parker of Reality Rocks Yahoo Music Blog is so unabashedly impressed.  But where is the listening session for a Glamb?   Sniff, sniff…

~Dana, Glamb #6

Preview Alert!: Reality Rocks’ Adam Lambert Listening Session

Okay, dear readers, please excuse any typos in the following blog entry. I am to be excused, since my brain is so boggled after getting to visit the 19 Entertainment offices and privately preview three Adam Lambert songs from his upcoming superglamtastic and very aptly titled debut album, For Your Entertainment (out November 23). My black-fingernailed fingers are quivering in almost too palsy-stricken a manner to type, but at the same time I am too excited about the audio glitterbombs that have been blasted directly into my unsuspecting ear canals to wait until I’m fully coherent to share my giddy thoughts. I’d be waiting a good long while, really.

Yes, the music was THAT good, people. It was EXACTLY the extraterrestrial electro-opus I hoped and dreamed it would be. You know how the Glamerican Idol recently told Entertainment Weekly that his album would sound “as if a ’70s time-capsule blasted off into space and you’re watching it through a holographic filter”? Well, yeah, that sums it up pretty awesomely; I honestly don’t know if I can actually top such brilliant wordage. Perhaps Adam should just have my job…if he weren’t so busy reinventing the pop wheel, being fabulous, making plans for world domination, daring to dance in the path of greatness, etc.

Now, I know some fans (including myself, to some degree) were thrown a curveball by “Time For Miracles,” Adam’s classic-rock-leaning, Aerosmithian 2012 power-ballad that didn’t seem all that spacey or holographic, to be honest. Certainly that song especially appealed to Adam fans partial to his Idol performances of hoary perennials like Zep’s “Whole Lotta Love,” U2’s “One,” Aerosmith’s “Cryin’,” and Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild,” but it was hardly the “rock-pop-electronic-dance thing” Adam once titillatingly promised.

However, Adam Lambert is a complex man with a multiple musical personality, and so I can tell you all, based on the three tracks I heard, For Your Entertainment sounds NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, like “Time For Miracles.” These freaky-deaky songs, in all their wondrously neon-lit, mirror-balled, future-shocked, robot-rockin’ glory, almost don’t even sound like they were recorded by the same artist, the same human being…except for the fact that that voice is unmistakable, of course.

The time for miracles really has arrived now, in the fierce form of these sneak-previewed tracks:

“Entertainment” – The default title track and statement of intent, masterminded by Dr. Luke (Katy Perry) and Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), Adam opens this one up, Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams-style, with the audacious declaration: “I’m here for your entertainment!” And he ain’t kidding. This is an ultra-caffeinated party-starter (imagine if Mika, Sam Sparro, and Kevin Rudolf had a threesome that resulted in the conception of a glittery alien baby…if you dare), and it’s just begging to be remixed by everyone from Calvin Harris to the Neptunes to Justice–even though it sounds like a shiz-hawt remix already, as is.

“Winners” – A slinky, sexy, salacious dance-rock grinder with a keening, near-orgasmic vocal reminiscent of Adam’s watershed “Ring Of Fire” performance, this Rob Cavallo-produced cut cracks open in the middle like a giant whitechocolatespaceegg to reveal a colossal, fist-pumping, Gary-Glittery chantalong chorus that seems lifted straight out of “We Will Rock You 2: Electric Boogaloo.” So my guess is Queen’s Brian May will be impressed by this massive masterwork, too. A winner, indeed.

“Music Again” – Okay, this is the song, also produced by Rob Cavallo, largely responsible for my current lack of coherence or composure. The minute this glammy tour de force forced its way out of the 19 Entertainment office’s speakers, it was so white-hot I was instantly reduced to a puddle of melted spandex and runny eyeliner. A falsetto gang chorus like something off a lost Sweet outtakes album, squalling guitar riffs, pumping “Funkytown” beats…my head was pretty much exploding at this point, but I managed to hold my cranium together long enough to turn to a nearby 19 employee and jokingly state, “This sounds like the Darkness, if the Darkness were remixed.” To which the employee answered, “That’s funny you say that, because this song was actually written by [legendarily unitarded Darkness frontman] Justin Hawkins, and that’s Justin on guitar.”

Please read that above sentence again closely, people, and allow the full weight of its awesomeness to sink in. Adam Lambert + Justin Hawkins. ADAM LAMBERT + JUSTIN HAWKINS! Best. Collabo. Ever. Two of the most righteously rockin’ and elastically vocal-corded rock gawds of the past 10 years, two of this decade’s lone keepers of the glam-rock flame, together at last. As a diehard Darkness fan, I still believe in a thing called love…and I loved this song so much that at this point in the listening session, what was left of my poor throbbing head exploded, and shards of my caved-in skull went flying in all directions across the 19 office like the debris from a busted piñata. I apologize to the 19 office’s evening cleaning crew in advance. But hey, I could not help it. Let me state this again, just to be clear: Adam Lambert + Justin Hawkins. Such a skull-shatteringly awesome duet even deserves a new name-smash: Hawkbert. Or maybe Lamkins. Yesssssss.

Wham, bam, thank you Madam, for the glam. I can’t wait to hear (and write about) more, if my head can take it…

Full Article:  http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/realityrocks/279487/preview-alert-reality-rocks-adam-lambert-listening-session/



    Lindsey has outdone herself in the vein of our very own Glamfingers, Lorrin!! If we were anxious for this cd before, we are now flying around the room bumping walls and ceiling and escaping out the window to the heavens!!

  2. pokergurl says:

    I can’t f***g WAIT to hear this CD!!!!! Go Adam–You Rock Baby!!

  3. Lindsey is the envy of millions today ! I want her job! How are we going to make it to November!!! Now I have to go research the rocker Hawkins. This is such an educational experience!

  4. puteri abdul says:

    what an awesome review, to an undeniably for sure amazing (really piling up all the high hopes here ) cd …

    it’s good that time of miracles is somewhat released alongside adam’s coming soon single which is being said to be much different from the soundtrack … It’s like we are getting the best of adam’s both world …

  5. sherry s. says:

    and the mystery of the album name is solved—refers to a track as some had suggested—we should have known!

    reading this excitement-laden review makes me wonder if this might be one of the greatest albums of all time

    • Dianne Hill says:

      Might be? Sherry, do you have any doubt at all. I know it is going to be the best album of all time. I don’t think even we, fully realise yet just how big Adam is going to be.

      • sherry s. says:

        I tend to be reserved in my speech. But what do I REALLY think?
        (a la Kara) YES,YES, YES, YES, YES!

      • Dianne, You know I did always think he was meant for Super super stardom in a big big way.
        Had a feeling he was going to be Big from the beginning. Kind of skery!
        He just has the qualities and factors soo different from other artists. The world needs something
        new and wonderful to cling to and here he is.
        Oh I love him.

  6. Lila - glamb #3 says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAUIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just release the album already!!! We just can’t stand it anymore!!!

    • LILA… breath honey…breath…. nice big breathe now… that a girl… let it out wwwwwwwwuuu

      • AdamAddict says:


        • Silvana/Argentina says:


          THIS WAITING IS AGONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I know the album is going to be amazing……and he will be the world wide star that Simon predicted..
    Time for Miracles is a song that was written for a movie and an epic movie at that, so it’s to be expected to have that quality to it…but is is superb as only Adam can be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I am so ready for this ultra caffeinated party starting debut album. Wow, lucky Lindsey to get a sneak preview of Adams 3 songs. She almost had me Skerd and excited all at the same time.
    His voice will prevail. Oh Adam, you said this was gonna be sick! I’m ready to dance my A _ _
    off with his sound. Sounds like its “Out of this World” No wonder everytime he talks about his album, he lights up like a Christmas Tree.
    Dont know who Justin Hawkins is, but I will soon, “google”
    Oh Adam Bring It On……………………

    • Justin and his old band, The Darkness were a kind of alternative British glamrock a la Queen, though his voice doesn’t have the strength of Adam’s but does have those high notes.. Try to hear on youtube, ‘Girl with the Hazel Eyes’ … If this is the type of music Justin creates, then Adam could have a dynamite song with him!

      And just for fun, since Adam is working with Gaga, our own Jamie from the Ontario Glambs aka MagicalLadee has mixed us another fun vid with lots of Adam, right up to date, done to Gaga’s “Bad Romance”:


      • Loved this! I actually like this song and I love how Jamie put Adam’s pics and videos to the song. Awesome job

      • Love this vid. We see the new pics in between his gyrating dance moves. Thats a wrap.
        Each time I watch these vids. it seems like his hips are moving faster than ever, thrusting oh the thrusting.

        Oh Adam!

  9. Awesomeness! I’m preparing my heart and my A_ _ for this big day. I want to make sure my heart can carry on, and keep my A_ _ dancing for the entire tracks over and over and over again 😀

    Second the motion Mary C!

    Bring It On ADAM………. 😉

  10. Jeanette, If Lyndsey isn’t a Glamb, I don’t know who is. She is an avid Adam-lover, and also a very very gifted reviewer and writer. I’m so frickin’ excited now!! Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. GLAMB#474 kimber says:

    Crying and shaking, with happiness and so damn proud of ADAM!!!! Every week on AI, before he would perform, I would get this exicitement come all over me. Right now, I am experiencing that feeling again and I am overwhelmed w/ pure sweet excitement and thrills and love and … I AM SO PROUD OF ADAM!!!!!! I haven’t even heard him sing a note from this album and yet I am full of emotions. Just like from AI, his voice just makes me feel so goood!!!! With everything going on around here and the mistakes I have made, I feel like I got my ADAMspirit back!!!!! ADAM, if you are reading this, I am so proud of you!!! I am so happy your dreams have and are coming true!!!!! YOU ROCK ADAM MITCHEL LAMBERT!!!!!!!

    • Kimber, it’s like our little fierce hatchling from the Idol series is now trying his wings and will leave the nest permanently on Nov. 23… go Adam go!!

      • Silvana/Argentina says:

        OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIRLS,
        I’m so excited I can’t even write, or speak or anything. I just want to cry tears of joy. So happy, proud and excited for Adam.
        CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR AT LEAST THE SINGLE. HOPE IS “MUSIC AGAIN” after reading Lindsey’s words.
        We always knew he was going to be soooooooooooo big. It’s just starting to happen.

      • AllaboutAdam says:

        He will also leave the likes of (even though, yes, the musical sounds are so varied) the Krises and the Doughtries, and the Clarksons and the Gene Simmonses, and whoever else, SO FAR behind in his wake, they’ll not know what hit them…. I’ve said it from the very first note: Adam is our next – and biggest – icon. Couldn’t be any prouder than if he were my very own son. When he came out doing Black or White that first competition night, and all i could think was how much BETTER I liked it than MJ’s (sorry MJ)… you just kinda “knew” the path he would be on. How nice that we were all right there – pulling for him, encouraging him, sharing his happiness… and now …HERE HE IS!!!!! My only dilemma is how many tickets to buy on his first solo tour. CAN NOT WAIT!

        • Helen/Canada says:

          Lindsay makes the waiting even more unbearable!! Will Nov. 23 ever come???? Hopefully, his single will be out sooner than that so we will get some relief. I know it’s going to be amazing. For now, am playing TFM over and over and over! watching the video.

          For your info, Lindsay did listen to Kris Allen’s cd also. She got to hear 8 of the songs (has posted about them) and to my surprise wrote very good things about his cd also. Not as glowing and over the top as Adams, but a very positive review of his music, which she says he wrote or co-wrote the majority of the songs.

          OH AND BY THE WAY IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT DETAILS MAGAZINE. I read it wasn’t to be out on stands until Oct. 27. I live in Canada and we get mags about one week later than US release dates, so IMAGINE MY TOTAL DELIGHT, when I went into Wal-Mart today and just for the heck of it, went to the magazine section and THERE IT WAS!!! YIPEE !! I bought 2 copies, one to keep and one to drool over!

          • GLAMB#474 kimber says:


          • Helen, let the more drooling begin!@#$%^&*()

            Lucky you, I have to get to the store after work today. Gala bought hers too.

            Dianne, I know you’re waiting. Hang in there!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Thank you for the article!! It’s awesome!! Can’t wait for the album………..
    I always loved them (Lyndsey Parker and her Mom) for great reviews, interviews and love to Adam…
    My only question is Who is Madam??? ( at the end of the article she says:Wham, bam, thank you Madam, for the glam. ???? Sorry, it might be a stupid question… May be I don’t understand something?…

  13. KO's smiling says:

    Madam is what the haters call Adam. She’s probably using it here to tease them — like, ‘yeah we know what you say about him, but it doesn’t change how we feel.’

    Anyway, tears are coming to my eyes reading this person’s response to the 3 songs she heard. I’m so excited, I can’t contain myself. Don’t know what to say! So happy. This post has no point, but I had to let the excitement out somehow! Love this website!

    • Sure you have a point, the point is that one of the more experienced and astute entertainment journalists in America is besotted with our man Adam and finds his new tunes beyond her/our expectations!

  14. Dianne Hill says:

    From that review, I think we are all going to have to be very careful because listening to it could cause hyperventilation and heart attacks all over the world or we could all be fainting enmasse from the excitement of it all. I can hardly wait after reading that review. ADAMAZING, god, we’ve got to get some new adjectives for this wonderful man.

    • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

      Hi Dianne Hill !!! You know, I really think it is possible for ADAM to cause some serious health problems here. I have personally experienced little pain in my chest/heart from being too overwhelmed, anxiety, excitement, and just from being so emotional everytime I hear ADAM’s voice/singing. So let’s not be surprised if someone kicks the bucket in the world of ADAM LAMBERT. I think he is like one of those energy pills or drinks, you should probably consult a physician before taking the energy booster. LOL!!!!!

      • Well, I for one, have already had my heart attack and bypass, and now I find Adam just helps to bring the ol’ blood pressure down in a very enjoyable way! Mmmmmmm!!

        • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

          Hey Theresa !! How long ago did you have your attack? what signs should I look for besides the one w/ a pic of ADAM and his bulge? I know when and if I do have an attack, my daughter and ADAM will be on my mind. It’s a feeling of “I don’t want to die cause I don’t want to leave them” . Hope you are doing ok!!!!

        • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

          Theresa!!! Left reply for you on “More on Details” about the mag!!!!

        • you two are funny!

      • I think all us Glambs should schedule a Complete Physical before the CD comes out. I have a feeling, from reading the review of his new songs, that we ain’t heard nothin’ yet and there’s no telling what effect it’s going to have on us as Dianne and Kimber point out. If we’ve reached THIS level of excitement with just the anticipation, imagine what actually hearing it is going to do! We have to make sure we’re ready. I’ve already been feeling all jittery and nutsy. I have the Details cover photo propped up here at work, and I swear, I have a hot flash every time I look at it. Can we please schedule a Glamb Group Scream for 11/24, just to alleviate the tension? Maybe Adam will hear us?

        • AdamAddict says:

          I told you before that we all need to do body check up more often now! We seriously do, I got Adam fever everyday! 0_o

        • Chris, Glamb Group Scream, great idea! bump it up to the 23rd though.

  15. TheFeyNan(Nancy) says:

    33 days, 1 hour,48 mins, 26 seconds…I will be standing @ my door waiting on the delivery…You will all know I received it, because it matters not where you live in this world….YOU WILL HEAR MY SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. ADAM LAMBERT SPIRIT IS DEFF BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Dana, thank you so much! What a brilliant review? This is literary gymnasticsand genius, the likes of Nadia ‘what’s her name, who had 9 or 10 perfect scores’. On the one hand I am over the moon, but on the other hand it is sheer torture now having to count down the days. I wish I could take a chill pill that would make me sleep until the launch – this is too much for my colon! I need a serious massage from Adam to calm me … but then again, a massage from Adam would send me through the roof! This is going to be the best Xmas gift, EVER!!!!

  18. GLAMB#474 kimber says:

    The suspense is killing me, will someone pleasse let us know asap when ADAM’s TFM hits #1? I am not able to get to amazon ,it’s giving me problems. And no, sorry to say, I don’t have an ipod and so I don’t get itunes. Thanks Admfan1 for the update@noon.

  19. cheryl 334 says:

    Well, all I can really say, is SOUNDS GOOD TO ME! Nov 23 is a month away. Am so anxious,and at the same time concerned that the stores might sell out the first day! I gotta go early!! We all do!!!


  20. “This is an ultra-caffeinated party-starter (imagine if Mika, Sam Sparro, and Kevin Rudolf had a threesome that resulted in the conception of a glittery alien baby…”

    LOVE IT.

    I said this in February 2009 and I say it again (and again, and again): Adam Lambert IS the future of music.

    < Fernando >

    • Fernando, So agree with you! Adam is what it is……………..

    • Silvana/Argentina says:

      So agree with you……………….THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE


    • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

      What a nice surprise!!! Thank you very much for the site, it has the best group of people ever!!! ADAM is amazing and Hollywood may just blow up and become the “ADAMHOOD”! Yeah?! Okay, well, let’s see what happens to the faces of those people in the audience at the AMAs, broadcasted, is it internationally? LOL!!!!

  21. Dana,

    THANKS SO MUCH for your blog on Adam’s upcoming album!!! How exciting for you to actually hear some of Adam’s songs! Thanks for your great description of them….the suspense is killing me too….I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR THE ALBUM !!!! Boy, between getting so excited every day and getting very little sleep these days….Nov 23 can’t get here soon enough !!!

  22. Jane Parker says:

    Thanks Dana for this info!1


  23. Betty Glamb#139 says:

    HOT DAMN!!!!!! Great article. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Sounds so great! Cant wait!!!!!!!!

    • AdamRocks! says:

      Thank you Dana! AWESOME preview!!! Do you think she likes the CD??? 🙂 OMG, this waiting is driving me CRAZY!!!

      Cindy in MS
      Glamb #37

  25. LuvAdam476 says:

    OMG!!! Awesome review and I cannot WAIT FOR THIS Album to drop!! I am salivating at the mouth and drooling all over my computer!!!

    THIS IS HUGE PEOPLE!! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I know I am more ANXIOUS THAN EVER for this Album to be realeased!!!!

  26. Ingrid and Mary C

    Now I am getting this “image” of being gently massaged by Adam and I feel myself MELTING after the first stroke…I don’t think I could survive the second caress!! Long live Erotica/Euphoria and Adam Lambert!!

    I am always impressed by Lindsey’s discriptive and electrifying comments regarding Adam! Just sharing her thoughts and reading everyones comments awakens every fiber of our being!!

    I am trying to pre order TFM the single and the video. I do not have an ipod or an mp3 player. Does anyone know when where I can buy them asap?


    • Nana, me too, me too. Melting away being stroked by his manly hands! OMG

      You can preorder the TFM soundtrack (2012) here on our site. Right side of screen.
      Not sure about the video.

  27. I was so taken away by Adam’s 2012 TGM video, I was brought to tears. I like this Adam. Will I be surpised and taken aback by this version of Adam geared to a younger crowd? I hope not. I hope he considers all of us who appreciate his voice and music. Don’t forget the Cougars, Adam!

  28. It seems like this is just taking forever! November seems so far away, even now when there is only one week left of October. Can’t they just hurry it up already – I am so tired of waiting!! The TFM video was just a tease if you ask me….of course, Adam seems to enjoy teasing…..!!!

  29. AdamsDarling says:

    -Missy(wuvur,or darling)