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Adam Lambert’s new single is title track of ‘For Your Entertainment,’ Carly Smithson’s band signs deal

The news out there seems to be Adam Lambert 24/7. I’ve never seen this level of obsession over the song list of an “Idol” alum’s upcoming album. Every leak seems to be treated like a stock tip for the next Apple Computer. Anyway, Adam himself tweeted that “For Your Entertainment” will be the single:

“Debut single is called “For Your Entertainment” get ready to shake yo asses to this song. It’ll make ya dance for sure. ”

He’s also taping “Oprah” today. His soundtrack song “Time For Miracles” sold 47,000 downloads last week.

I’m sure we’ll soon find out what he had for lunch, too.

we are the fallen

-Former Atlantan (briefly, at least) Carly Smithson and her former Evanescence bandmates signed a deal with Universal Republic Records. The band is called We are the Fallen. From the press release, here’s Carly’s canned quote (how often do you think the person actually ever SAYS this in reality vs. having it written by the publicist?)

“The chemistry in this band has made for some incredible music. We are all so grateful for this amazing opportunity and thank our fans for the strong love and support they are already showing us in this early stage . We look forward to working closely now with our new family at Universal Republic Records to bring our music to as many people as possible.”

–Anyway, I missed the David Foster & Friends concert last night, which featured Ruben Studdard and Michael Johns, because I hosted a going away party for a dear colleague at Manuel’s Tavern. I am bummed I missed it but sometimes, personal stuff trumps “Idol,” shockingly enough. Did anybody go? Email me at rho@ajc.com if you want to write a review of how Ruben and Michael were. I’ll post it!

I’d also try to attend the Pride Festival this weekend featuring Blake Lewis but I’m going to Los Angeles to see my sister and will miss it. I did interview Blake a few weeks back but was having computer issues and what little I got from him was distinctly unmemorable. I might post something from it tomorrow.

Some sales numbers from Idol Chatter:
Daughtry’s “Leave This Town” sold 10K and 707K total
David Archuleta’s “Christmas From the Heart” sold 7K and 24K total
Kelly Clarkson’s “All I Ever Wanted” sold 6K and 734K total
Kellie Pickler’s self titled album sold 3K and 326K total
Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride” sold 3K and 2.98 million total

65 comments Add your comment

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
9:39 am

A new thread! Thank heavens! (And you too, Rodney.)

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
9:42 am

And thank you for the picture of Carly! (She’s no Carrie Underwood, but at least she’s not “you-know-who.”)

Nana

October 29th, 2009
9:57 am

Not to sure if I like the picture of Carly and her band. It looks kind of mysterious to me, and she looks alittle gothic. Bit in any case, I wish the best for them.

Rodney, hope you have a nice visit with your sister.

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
10:03 am

The album cover reminds me of U-2.

Rodney, not trying to pick nits here, but I’m confused. If the album is titled “For Your Entertainment” – why is the single called “For Your Consideration”?

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
10:06 am

There goes Rodney, having a life outside of the blog! Enjoy the trip.

That band is a good fit for Carly. I’m looking forward to their stuff.

Adam mania is here folks, get used to it as it will dominate Idol news clear into January.

wreckedpizza

October 29th, 2009
10:13 am

Yeah, thanks for the Carly pic! She remains one of my faves to appear on Idol. I will probably even purchase her band’s cd when it comes out.
Now if Diana DeGarmo would put out some music, I’d be really happy…

Oh well, have a great time, Rodney. Just make sure you come back and don’t stay in Los Angeles!!!

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
10:23 am

Rodney’s assessment of his interview with Blake (”what little I got from him was distinctly unmemorable”) is a perfect synopsis of his time on Idol.

But isn’t “distinctly unmemorable” an oxymoron?

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
10:29 am

“David Archuleta’s “Christmas From the Heart” sold 7K and 24K total”

LOL

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
10:38 am

Have a great time out in LA, Rodney, but please be careful. The last time an Atlanta semi-celebrity (Dolla) went to LA it didn’t turn out so well.

kelly&carriefan

October 29th, 2009
11:03 am

Hey y’all!

Thanks for the Carly pic, Rodney. I do think that it’s extremely reminiscent of Evanescence. It makes sense since a few of We Are The Fallen come from there. I did like some of their music back in the day, but I hope the Amy Lee comparisons aren’t too much. I did like Carly and hope she does well.

RE: Blake. Well, I will be attending the festivities. Shocking, I know. So I will be more than happy to share ’cause I’m *sure* y’all wanna know. ;)

Oh, and found out that Carrie is playing a *FREE* show with Brad Paisley outside the Sommet Centre (Nashville) the day before they host the CMAs. *cough* I think I might be coming down with something *cough*

Barker

October 29th, 2009
11:05 am

Isn’t it odd that the so called “Adam mania” didn’t convince radio stations to play his song “Time For Miracles.” Many of his most vocal fans claimed that the song wouldn’t need any promotion, and that radio stations would fall over for the chance to play new music from him, but the song onl received 11 spins last week, and most of those came from only two stations. It almost seems like “Adam mania” is a lot of hype.

For example, Kris’ song is ranked number 28 on the HAC chart, and in the top 50 on the CHR/Pop chart, yet someone like Rodney doesn’t take notice of that. Yet, if Adam poses on a magazine with a nude woman, it’s news. The odd thing about this is that these guys went on AI to make music, yet no one is paying attention to Adam’s music. None of the attention that he gets is about his music. In fact, Adam seems to promote himself more than he promotes his album. Not that that’s a bad thing.

As someone said, Kris will be judged on his music, and that’s happening. Maybe with a hit maker like Dr. Luke penning his debut song, which is called “For Your Entertainment” not “For Your Consideration” (It’s funny that Rodney would say that Adam is getting all this attention for his song titles, yet get the title wrong), Adam will finally get some attention for his music. Of course, I think he will still have to do some work, just like Kris is doing, to get stations to play it. The recent sales figures of “Time For Miracles” shows that the hype surrounding the size of Adam’s fanbase is just that, hype. “Time For Miracles” pretty much sold the same as “Live Like We’re Dying” did in the same time frame.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
11:13 am

From previous blog.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
10:51 am
Hi everyone just checking in. Looks like the blog is doing well in the off season. As for the Amanda er um I mean Adam pic…..well nevermind.

Oh and Rodney the hat is cool!

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
11:41 am

KPH! Nice to hear from you, thanks for stopping by.

Barker, you lost me.

K&Cfan, keep us posted! Will there be nude bicycling like there was in Portland for the festivities?

kelly&carriefan

October 29th, 2009
12:26 pm

LOL…I don’t know, JT. But, while dogs aren’t allowed at Piedmont Park, there’s sure to be puppies hanging out. (NOT MINE, mind you!)

Mercedes S.

October 29th, 2009
12:39 pm

Love Carly’s dress! Set the Tivo for Oprah. Heidi Klum and “Runway” winner Christian S. will also be on.

Deirdre

October 29th, 2009
12:41 pm

KPH!!! Happy to hear from you!

There’s a big difference between Adam hype and Adam in the real world. The hype is manufactured by the publicists. Time will tell how the real world responds. I like him and I hope he succeeds.

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
1:21 pm

From those evil right-wingers at FoxNews.com – a Carrie Underwood Fashion Slideshow :-D

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/2009/10/28/carrie-underwood-style-evolution

Nana

October 29th, 2009
1:43 pm

Thanks for the link to Carrie’s style, Rickster. The pea green and short black with the silver polka dots are the pits, as well as the brown multi color with the brown shoes. Ugh!!! My favs were the white that looks like flower pedals and the gold with the gold clutch purse. No matter what she is wearing, she is a beautiful woman.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
1:45 pm

Nice to see the blog is in full swing. Wont be long until the new season starts! I cant wait.

Mercedes S.

October 29th, 2009
2:34 pm

Batwings and boots was my only objectionable Carrie-outfit. She can wear anything.

Harriett

October 29th, 2009
2:39 pm

KPH, great to hear from you. Been missing you here! My days are so busy lately, that I have not had time for blogging much, but I am keeping up as best I can.

I love Adam, too, and wish good things for him.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
2:44 pm

Yep I have been busy as well as going on a few trips so not much blogging time as it would interfere with my fishing time. LOL!

kelly&carriefan

October 29th, 2009
2:55 pm

Thanks for that lovely gallery, Rickster. Shame they left out the outfit she wore when she sang Before He Cheats at the 2008 Grammys. Go ahead and google it. You are welcome! ;)

She knows how to dress definintely no question. Well, really, she has a great stylist. She’s admitted as much.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
2:57 pm

Rickster I just watched the Carrie slideshow and I am sweating. Be careful with that kind of thing on here I am a heart patient. LAWD HAVE MERCY that young woman is a honey pie! :-)

Nana

October 29th, 2009
3:10 pm

Hey KPH! :) We have sho nuf missed you on here.

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
3:12 pm

K&Cfan, that outfit is proof positive that she doesn’t have a real boyfriend. If she did she never would have made it to the Grammys. Not because it shouldn’t be shared with the rest of the world, but because… well… I know we wouldn’t have made it to the Grammys that night if I were with her. Just saying.

How is the fishing KPH? From the sound of things down there you should be able to do that from your front proch.

kelly&carriefan

October 29th, 2009
3:20 pm

JT! LOL….you’re too much. Thanks to people.com, I can tell you that she was actually dating Chace Crawford right around that time. Though, I believe they were on the verge of breaking up. Maybe because she made it to the show? ;)

KPH, good seeing you ’round these parts.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
3:31 pm

Hey Nana. Yep JT the flood waters got in the parking lot of my business but no damage to the building. My home also escaped. The fishing has been great 3 trips trout fishing in the north Georgia mountains and one out to the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. I caught a 175lb tuna out there now that was a thrill!

Deirdre

October 29th, 2009
3:37 pm

Sounds like you’ve been having a good time, KPH…except for the flooding. I’m happy to hear that your house and business were spared. Must give you the willies every time it starts to rain.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
3:39 pm

Thanks Kelly&Carriefan and Harriett, you two as well.

Nana

October 29th, 2009
3:47 pm

My week is almost over, so everybody have a great evening. Remember to keep a song in your heart, a smile on your face and a tap in your toes. But most important, keep safe when traveling on the roads and highways.

I’ll be here a bit tomorrow, so see ya then.

KPH

October 29th, 2009
3:52 pm

Yep Dierdre I think we have had enough for now. I have 2 family members and several friends that did not fare as well as we did. If you saw the food depot that was underwater that they kept showing on the news my business is right across the street so we were very blessed.

Harriett

October 29th, 2009
3:53 pm

KPH, it sounds like you have been having an absolute blast! I know that big fish probably gave you quite a fight, too! Be careful, now, with your heart condition. Too much of a good thing might be dangerous!! ;)

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
3:54 pm

Just trying to do my part to make the world a better place! :-D

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
4:08 pm

Congratulations on the tuna KPH. As for the trout fishing: I continue to learn something new about the South, I didn’t know that you fished for trout down there. Here I thought all you folks fished for were garbage fish like bass, catfish, and carp. ;)

KPH

October 29th, 2009
4:27 pm

Yea Harriett it took me about an hour to get it in the boat. The worst thing about it was there were at least 75 to 100 sharks around us all night. We caught lots of them just trying to get our bait past them into deeper water. Jt there are many good trout streams in the lower Appalachain mountains some are actually as far south as Fulton county which is the county Atlanta is in. Our cabin is in Blue Ridge about an hour and a half north of Atlanta. We fish 5 or 6 rivers and streams up in that area and normally catch our limit every time out. Most of them are rainbow and brown trout with an occasional brook trout. Beautiful country and good relaxing times.

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
4:41 pm

Maybe Rodney got “For your consideration” from the album title of the young Canadian folk singer who was killed by coyotes: http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/29/canada.singer.killed/index.html (ignore the cnn part I would never visit such a trashy news site)

Tragic, but her debut album matches the header of the blog. Maybe Rodney is psychic, or the hat tells him things.

Sounds beautiful KPH.

Deirdre

October 29th, 2009
4:43 pm

Wow! JT…that’s a scary and tragic story! I thought coyotes only went after small game.

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
4:53 pm

My former father-in-law has a place up in Blue Ridge. I concur, KPH… beautiful country!

Harriett

October 29th, 2009
4:53 pm

I read about that tragedy online awhile ago. They said it was most unusual. I have to run now. Talk tomorrow. Have a good night.

Rickster

October 29th, 2009
4:54 pm

I’m still a bit partial to the NE corner of the state: Sky Valley, etc.

Hope everything has a great evening. No headache today! :-)

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
4:57 pm

It is awful. Hopfully I can find the follow up story once they find out if something was wrong with the coyotes, as it is very odd.

Jenni Jac

October 29th, 2009
5:54 pm

I think Carly is totally going the right way by joining this band. She was one of my recent favorites on idol, but couldn’t quite connect with the audience…terrific singer though. I thought Allison Irahita should have gone the band route as well. Each year maybe the top two have enough charisma for a solo career, the rest should follow Daughtry’s model and go out as lead singer for a band.

Sad news about the folk singer. Ironically, a member of Taylor Hicks’ Boogie board had hosted a house concert with this young woman this past Saturday, just two days before the incident. I listened online for a few minutes and she was quite good.

Highlander

October 29th, 2009
5:55 pm

I wonder if there was a game problem in the area where the coyote attack occurred. Singularly, a coyote will shy away from a person under normal circumstances. But if there is a lack of natural food sources, coyotes are still canines and can resort to the pack mentality. I imagine that will prove to be the case.

Highlander

October 29th, 2009
6:03 pm

Don’t like Adam’s cover. He definitely needs some help in certain career decisions. The old line that any press is good press is BS. There are a lot of “celebrities” who are in the news all the time but no one takes them seriously.

Inquiring minds want to know:
How will the Archie-maniacs explain the fact that Kellie Pickler (who did not finish in 2nd place) is kicking DA’s butt in sales? :-)

Highlander

October 29th, 2009
6:04 pm

Just stirring the cauldron a bit! (Would have said ‘pot’ but it doesn’t fit the time of year as well!) ;-)

Deirdre

October 29th, 2009
6:05 pm

Thanks Jenni for reminding us that Carly was part of this thread, too. I always liked her but she and Michael Johns got off on the wrong foot(feet?) with the foreign national thing and the previous contract thing. I think people were determined not to vote for them no matter how good they were.

I’ve seen a single coyote in my neighborhood twice. The first time was about 6am…I was going down the driveway to get the paper, my neighbor was outside with her tiny dog and her 1 1/2 year old daughter and I think I startled the coyote from it’s hiding place…it was pretty obviously stalking either the dog or the little girl. I was glad I woke up early that day.

JTesla

October 29th, 2009
6:37 pm

I’m torn on the Carly thing, it is a great fit, but the comparisions are going to be made regarding Amy Lee (as K&Cfan pointed out).

Mercedes S.

October 29th, 2009
7:52 pm

Well, that was a disappointment – glad I Tivo’d Oprah and didn’t have to sit through the whole show for Adam’s measly FOUR minutes. And the last minute he had to share with Randy. Plus, the Skype thing made Adam look bloated.

KPH, have you ever been to the October Fair in Cherry Log? Around there is where our little piece of mountain heaven is, on Deadline Ridge.

Harm

October 29th, 2009
9:54 pm

I took Asa to Newnan today to eat lunch with his mother and when we crossed over the Chattahoochee at Whitesburg, I remember thinking the river doesn’t need not one more drop of water! I went to the Arbor Place Mall saturday via Hwy. 78 and veiwed all the damage that the floods left. Mudslides, sinkholes, roads and railroads washed away, roads still closed and the worst was where the people were washed away.

I watched the Oprah and was pretty much not impressed! Good For Carly!!!

flbravesgirl

October 29th, 2009
11:35 pm

Rickster, my family has a home in Rabun County that we plan to make our permanent home. It is wonderful there, I can’t wait to get out of Florida.

I’m anxious to hear Carly’s band. I really liked her on the show & she was outstanding at the concert.

Nana

October 30th, 2009
7:24 am

Good Morning Everybody.

Today’s Quote: “True happiness comes from within yourself.”

Even on my off, I’m up and about. Been up since 3am cleaning, doing laundry, and have already baked 4 pecan pies with 6 more left to do. Getting my baking done in advance for the upcoming holidays. Let’s see now, besides the pecan pies, there are French coconut, sweet potatoe and pumpkin pies to be done. There are German Chocolate, Coconut, Carrott, Hummingbird, Strawberry, Red Velvet and plain Chocolate cakes to be baked. Plus 12 dz cookies and homemade peanut butter brittle. Oh how I love the holidays. Thank goodness for freezers! :)

The story that JT posted is indeed tragic. They didn’t say how many attacked the singer, but for her to have died, it had to be more than one or two, I would think. Any wild animal can be subjected to attack humans without being provoked if the situtation is warranted.. My heart goes out to her family.

Harm: So glad you and Asa had a wonderful day yesterday. Maybe the next time you and I meet, you can bring him so I can see him. I would love to hold that precious baby!

Gotta go walk Memory, but I ‘ll be checking back in later.

Deirdre

October 30th, 2009
7:49 am

Morning!

Nana, you’ve worn me out and I just got up!

Deirdre

October 30th, 2009
8:10 am

Randy Jackson’s appearance on Oprah yesterday was just as disappointing as Adam’s(at least Oprah said Adam will be back when his album releases). while it was gratifying to learn that Randy can indeed speak in full sentences, he saved all his energy to push his dance show and barely said 2 words about Idol. My take is that Idol is what he does for money and his dance show is what he does for love. If that’s how he feels, it pretty much explains his “phoned-in” critiques on Idol.

Harriett

October 30th, 2009
8:22 am

Good morning. Nana! I can almost smell the wonderful aromas that must be emanating from your kitchen! It is one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving in particular–the wonderful aromas! Of course, I do not take on the Hurculean task that you’ve undertaken this morning. I am like D–exhausted just hearing about it. Yummy!

Harriett

October 30th, 2009
8:24 am

Meant to say that after hearing the reviews of yesterday’s Oprah, I am glad I did not waste my time. And here I was at work, kicking myself over not having set my dvr.

kelly&carriefan

October 30th, 2009
8:53 am

Happy Friday y’all…

Nana, wow, can you share your secret for all that energy? I’m definitely intrigued….and YUM! I think I need to adopt a Nana.

In Idol news, found out that Kelly still has two more albums to go with RCA, and the next one is being targeted for end of next year.

kelly&carriefan

October 30th, 2009
9:10 am

PS. Per CMT.com, Kellie Pickler has been confirmed to appear at the charity show hosted by the Zac Brown Band at the Fox Theater in Atlanta to rebuild the Georgia Theater…it’s tonight, btw. Additionally, the event will feature Little Big Town, Joey & Rory, Shawn Mullins, Oliver Wood, Angie Aparo and Aslyn. A DVD of the concert will go on sale in the spring…sounds like quite the lineup.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

October 30th, 2009
10:13 am

And I’m SO wishing I could be there. Georgia Theatre is, obviously, very important to me over here in Athens!!! And Zac more or less “got his start” in places like (and including) the GaTh … Hubby says he’s one of the really good guys (personally, in addition to his music). I’ll be so happy when we can get the GaTh rebuilt/restored and start seeing shows there again. These last few months have seen a “GAP” in our local culture, frankly (that is if anyone around here thinks of anything but Red&Black stuff)

work is killing me lately, see you guys later, but have a great weekend…oh, and Nana, i gained about 10 pounds just READING your list!!!

KPH

October 30th, 2009
11:05 am

Good morning all. Nana I am not supposed to eat that kind of stuff but it brings back great memories and makes my mouth water! :-)

Nana

October 30th, 2009
11:20 am

Oven is cooling down, so I’m off to get a hair cut, nails done and Krogering.

I’m for adopting any and all. One can’t get enough of grandchildren to love. The aromas in my house are wonderful and brings back memories of my mother.

Sorry KPH. Didn’t mean to tempt you in any way.

Be back later today when errands have been completed.

Mercedes S.

October 30th, 2009
11:45 am

This already is a full day, Nana. Unless you’re a vampire, how late do you stay up nights?

Deirdre

October 30th, 2009
12:49 pm

For Your Entertainment, Adam’s first single from his album, is available for listening at mjsbigblog.com. I’m not sure whether or not Rodney has already left for L.A. He may have it up here soon.

Harriett

October 30th, 2009
4:04 pm

Wow. The blog just died at lunch time. Oh, well. It is Friday, after all, and no Idol news to speak of. I did like Adam’s song…well, I thought it was radio-friendly anyway. I really like the “Miracle” song better though. Bye for now. Happy Halloween to all.

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