The 7 Classiest Quotes From Adam Lambert’s ‘Frontiers’ Cover Story

This summer is already shaping up to be an extremely glitter-drenched one. And with Adam Lambert’s tour now under way, we picked up the issue of Frontiers featuring his Royal Glamness’ cover story to get our latest fix of the Season 8 American Idol star. (We have to kill the time somehow while we wait for the “If I Had You” video!) Head below to see the classy quotes we rounded up from Glambert’s interview in the local L.A. mag!


* On being a the first openly gay mainstream pop artist in America to be launched on a major label: “It definitely comes with its pressure, for sure, but the thing I keep telling myself whenever the pressure starts looming is that I’ve been doing what I’ve always done, just on a larger scale now, so it’s not so bad!”

* On his fans: “Well, there is the occasional fan that takes it a little too far, but for every one of those fans there are 10 amazing new people that I meet. Every once in awhile you meet someone who’s just a little bit cuckoo, but the fact is that they’re all very positive and supportive.”

* On reading about himself online: “It’s funny, because it’s so easy to hear the negative and not the positive, especially if you make the mistake of looking at the Internet, where everybody whines and bitches about everything. So one of the things that I’ve been working on in the past couple months in particular is to really focus on positivity and really just enjoy myself and enjoy what I do…”

* On this year’s lackluster season of American Idol: “It’s a talent competition, they hold auditions every year, and this year it was just a different vibe. The majority of the contestants were singer-songwriters, and that style has a lot of integrity and heart, and i think there’s definitely a place for that in music.”

* On the gay community’s response to his music: “At first I didn’t know if the gay community was really into this or not—what I’m doing. And then slowly but surely I was traveling internationally and domestically and met a lot of gay men and women who were really excited about what’s going on with my record and what I’m doing, and it feels really nice for my community to acknowledge it.”

* On the response to his American Music Awards performance within the gay community: “…it’s funny because there was a generational divide within the gay community. There were some more conservative gays that were like, “You shouldn’t be doing that. You’re painting us in a bad light, making us look trashy.” And I remember thinking to myself, as proud as I am to be a member of the gay and lesbian community, it’s not my job to paint a picture of the community.”

* On whether he’d rather do the nasty with Simon Cowell or Ryan Seacrest: “Ew. Neither one of them is my type at all. They’re both too old for me. I like pretty boys in their early-to-mid twenties. Make sure you print that.”

Give a gold star to Adam for capping it all off with a zinger in response to a rather trashtastic question. Bravo, Glambert—you’ve proven yourself to be quite a classy guy. Especially when your quotes are held up against some of the ones from your peers in the pop game.

  • Sandy

    Is he something or What?

  • MM

    AL’s got so much going on for him, a lot to offer on various levels… and as for the most important level, the music, his concert footage from first two shoes is excellent. You gotta check out the “Aftermath” renditions from either of the first two concerts, really stunning… and just vocally impressive and seasoned (wish the naysayers would listen).

    • kimganos

      MM—yes!!! Aftermath is stunning. I cannot stop watching it!!! It is my new favorite!!! Just amazing!!! Can’t wait until July 27th, Costa Mesa Glam Nation Concert!!! I think I will enjoy him now in the smaller venues because I think Adam’s next stop is in stadiums and arenas!!! I really believe he is going to be a huge world wide mega star!!! It is hard to take your eyes off of him!! And then there is that VOICE!!!!!

  • Bryan

    I think he’s the best male singer out there today.

  • cherlyn

    He is funny and sweet and mega talented all rolled up in one. Love this guy.

  • CC

    Intelligent, charismatic, attractive, talented and from what I’ve seen in interviews, a genuinely nice guy.

  • LambertsLabelle

    Cant get bored listening to him!
    52 years old and learn every day something about life from this young man!
    The world would be easier goung with more people like Adam!

  • Kristina

    His Royal Glamness…I love it.

    Can’t wait to see him July 28 in Costa Mesa!

  • BB

    He’s the best artist,IMO,in the music world right now! He is well spoken,focused and accepting of all. I am completely in awe of this amazing talented young man!

    If more people were open to his humble demeanor and intelligent thinking,they would embrace his fabulosity and be better people!! I have never been so smitten with an artist,EVER! He’s simply the ONE!

  • hello

    Thank you for my new screen saver! I LOVE this picture. fantastic!! I want more! More Adam F. Lambert Please!!!

  • love

    I am thirteen and will always love him. I feel so lucky to have found something that will last. something permanent. don’t ever change.

  • ianakeah

    Outstanding singer ,mesmerizing performing artist, intrepidly honest, witty, articulate, intelligent, personable, good-natured,sexy, charismatic Adam Lambert.
    Helen Keller said:Life is an adventure on nothing.” Adam is living life and he has a lot of spectators. Adam is an interesting, intriguing authentic individual of great inner strength and spirit. Lots of spectular entertaining performances and more to come.

  • brownie

    I hate how I always defend adam and his mega-talent. It’s just not worth igetting all upset about it, it’s thier loss he is well on his way to being iconic and they will soon see what all of us have seen since the beginning. Love you adam, please come to fla, I already bought a plane ticket to see you in ma, but want to see you again in my home state.. Keep doing exactly what your doing!

  • sizzling

    Someone like Adam comes along only once in a great while. He is such a free spirit and gentle soul and the most exciting entertainer I have ever experienced. He has brought me a lot of joy, he has enriched my life, he keeps me thinking, and he has opened up my mind. Love and adore him. Gold star from me about the answer to the last question. I am sure there are lots of pretty boys waiting for him.

  • Jonathan

    Adam Lambert’s music and persona are contagious, period. Love both!

  • Cookie

    Adam Lambert is the bomb……real talent, looks, brains, charisma, personality, spiritually grounded. What more is there to add? I wish only the best for him, and that is what he seems to wish for others as well. He is a breath of fresh air in the industry today and has made a lot of people interested in buying CDs again.

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  • julia

    ADAM is AMaZING!! LOVE All of his songs. They are incredible ! No one in the past capable of having ALL the songs in the album all different and ALL GOOD !! That is the difference when comparing to all other artists in this decade. Beside ADAM having GIFTED VOCAL capability , he made SO MANY PEOPLE filled with LOVE when they need it the most in this life. He has SAVED so many people’s life when promoting Positivity, Love, Peace, and Tolerance.

  • swillo

    I’m 55 and am loving Adam, I have been waiting for him since Elvis. Love every track on his album and cant wait for him to bring his Glam show to Brisbane, Australia.
    Thank you Adam and the universe….

  • terie

    NEVER get tired of ADAM’s interviews & responses. No matter how MUNDANE some of the questions seem to be ADAM ALWAYS finds a way to bring out the POSITIVE aspect in such a way as to leave you in AWE of his CHARM, WIT, HUMILITY, INTELLIGENCE & ELOQUENCE. Just by being GENUINE ADAM has taught me how to look at the BETTER side of each individual and I have come away a much more LOVING human because of this FINE young GORGEOUS man! Bless You ADAM! LOVE & LIGHT!!!

  • Morgan99

    He is so gay not to be rude but you are.

  • mikky18

    and your so blind to not notice his MIND BLOWING talent!

  • Sophia

    Such a good picture at the top. Why don’t more men do make-up like that regularly?

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  • Adam Itachi Hooley

    so bord now at work

  • Adam Itachi Hooley

    g-unit family