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Lambert to perform ‘Aftermath’ on ‘American Idol,’ single to benefit Trevor Project

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Adam Lambert will offer a remixed version of his hit song “Aftermath,” with proceeds from the sale benefiting The Trevor Project, a national organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth.

Lambert is scheduled to perform an acoustic version of the song on FOX’s “American Idol” show on Thursday, with sales of the remix single available on his website after the broadcast.

“In order to fully benefit the Trevor Project, the remix will only be available on my site,” Lambert tweeted last week, also mentioning that it will eventually be available on iTunes as well.

Lambert, who is openly gay, said that “Aftermath,” which originally appeared on his For Your Entertainment album, “was written about finding the courage to be honest with yourself and the people who love you. It’s about facing adversity and taking risks in the name of personal liberation. The song takes on different meanings to different listeners. I hope this song inspires people to be who they truly want to be … And dance!”

The release will mark the first time that “Aftermath” is available as a single in the United States.

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6 more reader comments:

  1. Is it really necessary for you (the writer) to insist on inserting that Adam Lambert is “…openly gay”? I mean, it has been 2+ years since he came out publicly and has become quite boring to have it echoed repetitively since.

    Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:13am
  2. We know Adam is gay and we don’t care. Even Ryan Seacrest introduces Adam as Grammy Nominated Adam Lambert. He has earned it. Respect.

    Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:25am
  3. @Kate, “respect”? It’s not disrespectful to mention he’s gay. Get over yourself. It’s a gay blog, if you read it much, they always mention who’s gay when they cover a story. If anything, it reinforces those in the gay community who are making positive contributions.

    Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:46am
  4. Such a good cause. (:

    Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:44am
  5. This is just truly wonderful.
    Thanks Adam! You have such a big heart.
    Inspired teen & fan forever

    Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 5:14am
  6. Why does everyone get so incensed at the phrase ‘openly gay’ when it is used in referring to ADAM? I think it is good that even the ‘straight’ community is accepting ADAM and this shows that ADAM is now a superstar because of his TALENT … the fact that he is gay just goes along with his whole package … but FIRST & FOREMOST ADAM is PHENOMENAL regardless of his orientation. Straight artists don’t get ‘labeled’ because everyone assumes they are until otherwise ‘declared’ … I’m hoping that the day is FAST coming when NO ‘labels’ are attached to anyone except maybe ‘openly “human” ‘ … but that’s JMO!! BTW … I’m not gay … hope that doesn’t make my opinion irrelevant!!

    Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 8:30am