American Idol runner up Adam Lambert popped into my office this week for a natter. We talked Gaga, Madonna and how he coped with the controversy surrounding his appearance at the American Music Awards when the US public was in uproar over his saucy performance.
In the States Adam’s known for being a fearless gay man with a powerhouse rock voice. Think Jon Bon Jovi crossed with Freddie Mercury and with a dash of Pink and Gaga.
Adam, who’s debut album For Your Entertainment is out May 3, tells me: “People took offence to the simulated fellatio dance move I did – but let’s be honest Madonna did worse on stage how many years ago. Madonna is somebody I look up to and made me appreciate raw sexuality in performance. I think it’s funny that there are so many people in the States that are so ashamed and fearful of sexuality. It is just sex. We can glorify violence and have films with murder and guts and gore but we can’t have sex. I don’t get it.” The guy has a point!