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Gene Simmons sends big Kiss to Adam Lambert

American Idol Finale CADC11 Adam Lambert didn't win American Idol but he made a fan out of Kiss' founder Gene Simmons. Here's a press release from Extra where Adam gave a TV interview.

KISS frontman Gene Simmons was so impressed by Adam Lambert, he told Extra, "Adam was fantastic. What a powerful and attractive man he is. He can come on tour whenever he'd like. Of course he'd have to put his armor on because the fans, especially the KISS fans, take no prisoners. You gotta go big. Gotta be strong. You gotta be a rock, baby!''

   When Lambert stopped by the Extra studios, he told Mario Lopez he just might rock and roll all night and party every day! "That would be amazing…I would love that. That'd be such an honor … I had so much fun. To perform with KISS, I would love that.'' As for Simmons' kind words, Lambert said, "What a wonderful compliment. Thank you, Gene. That was very, very nice of him.''

Sporting his trademark black nail polish and guyliner, Lambert acknowledges the fact that his non-traditional style might have played a role in the show's outcome. "[This competition is] about personality, about background, about everything and unfortunately if we were just judged on singing it would be more fair but that's not what this is about. It's about finding someone you identify with. That's a factor. I think America made their choice. Kris won and I'm happy for him … I didn't come on the show to try to win a title. I came on the show to like show my stuff every week. The hype was cool and the Entertainment Weekly cover was such an honor and I got what I wanted out of this experience. I got exposure and now I have a career I get to move forward in. I'm happy.''

Photo: AP/Text Extra press release


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We're happy too Adam! Believe me. I look at Idol as a stage to highlight talent, and let the cards fall where they may. In Adam's case, he's the ace; Kris is a joker.


How did the other guy win?


How dare Gene Simmons change his story and be such a flip flop regarding Adam Lambert????? I AM OUTRAGED AT HIS HYPOCRACY! We ALL know what type of life Gene Simmons led especially during his earlier yers with KISS it was no secret. I AM NOW AN EX FAN OF KISS AND WILL NEVER WATCH A TELEVISIONSHOW OR MOVIE GENE SIMMONS IS IN AGAIN. I AM NOT the only person who feels this way! Gene you are sad and pathetic as an old man....

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