Rhinestones & Rolling Stone, finally (plus a sneak peek from Ferras about Adam's album)

6.9.2009

By Noah Michelson

"Wild Idol" Adam Lambert finally gets his cover outing and Rolling Stone remembers its roots: Rock 'n' roll, to be sure. But also, oh so prominently, sex and drugs (he credits a psychedelic experience at Burning Man with inspiring him to do American Idol).

It's reassuring, actually, that even the advance leaks from the article are so explicit about, well, everything:


  • DUH: "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear I'm gay. I've been living in Los Angeles for eight years as a gay man. I've been at clubs drunk making out with somebody in the corner." 

  • ON MASS APPEAL: "I loved it this season when girls went crazy for me. As far as I'm concerned, it's all hot. Just because I'm not sticking it in there doesn't mean that I don't find it beautiful."

  • ON BEING SHACKED UP WITH WINNER KRIS ALLEN: "They put me with the cute guy. Distracting! He's the one guy I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type — except that he has a wife. I mean he's open-minded and liberal, but he's definitely 100% straight."

  • RANDOM OUT OF CONTEXT FABULOUSNESS: "I was like, ‘I’m going to glue rhinestones on my eyelids, bitch!’"

Popeater has all the extra details available so far that other outlets (we're looking at you, USA Today) shy away from, but Rolling Stone's got a video where Lambert shuns the stylist in favor of his own skills -- and gets even more up close and personal with that snake. And just in case anyone is still worried he won't have the full support of the Idol marketing machine behind him, an official release confirming he's been signed should clear that up. Idol creator Simon Fuller's ecstatic quote includes this superlative: “I am thrilled that American Idol was the platform for the world to discover this brilliant young man. He is unique and unforgettable and a certain star of tomorrow.”

We ran into an old friend of Adam's last night at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe. Ferras, an out singer-songwriter whose "Hollywood's Not America" was featured on last season of Idol, is writing a song for Adam's new album. "Hopefully he will open up some doors for others to follow," Ferras told Out. "I think we’re very fortunate to have somebody like Adam who the world has gravitated to because of his sheer talent. But it’s also time. It’s nothing new. It’s just finally happening because of the vehicle of 40 million people watching the show. I do think it says something that he’s getting all this press. And it’s because he’s great, but it’s also because he doesn’t give a fuck. He is who he is, and that’s something that’s very novel – and respectable." (We'll have more with Ferras later this week.)

-- SHANA NAOMI KROCHMAL

Previously > Why Adam Lambert Won't Call Us Back

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