Saturday, June 13, 2009
American Idol's Loss is Rock and Roll's Gain
Psst....Adam Lambert is gay. Wait for it......D'uh! But it's safe to talk about it now mainly because Lambert recently outed himself to Rolling Stone Magazine. I had no doubts that he was gay as he was killing me, and millions of Idol watchers, loudly with each flamboyantly awesome performance on this year's Idol. And after each performance, I'd ask myself if America was ready for it's first gay American Idol? (Sorry Clay) Apparently not because he didn't win. But you see losing American Idol did not make Adam Lambert a loser. It actually makes him a winner because now he is free (after he does the obligatory Idol tour this summer) to be a full-time rock and roller. And rock and roll has long been a safe haven for many gay performers. Rufus Wainwright, Michael Stipe, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Little Richard, Mick Jagger and David Bowie in the 70's - if you believe the rumors. Alas, dear Freddie has passed on, Jagger and Bowie have been playing it straight for a while now, Stipe, Elton and Richard are getting on in age and Rufus may be feeling lonely holding the rock rainbow baton all by himself. It's time for some fresh gay talent in rock music. There's talk that Adam could be the new singer for Queen. This would be cool. I, for one, can't wait to see Adam take the stage again, either with Queen or by himself, showing the world what talent and courage looks like.