Adam Lambert Reprises Meatloaf’s Role In ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Adam Lambert, known for his performances on American Idol and Glee, is now slated to be a part of Fox’s new version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Billboard reports that Lambert will take on the role of Eddie, that was played by Meatloaf in the 1975 movie and the original Broadway run.

The role depicts Lambert as an ex-delivery boy who crashes Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s party. Check out the original scene in the movie, when Meatloaf arrives at the party.

Adam Lambert is incredibly excited to be involved in the new production.

“I grew up watching Rocky Horror, but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision. Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock-n-roll!”

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will air in the fall of 2016 as a two-hour special. The cast includes other favorites, such as Victoria Justice as Janet and Ryan McCartan as Brad, roles originally played by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick.

Adam Lambert also recently paid tribute to David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday, January 10, after a secret battle with cancer. Billboard reports that on Monday night, Lambert did a cover of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” when performing in Osaka, Japan.

Lambert said he discovered Bowie when he was a child and felt they were kindred spirits.

“Foremost is the music, but the first thing that I saw as a spectator was how he looked and his image and his styling and his concepts that he pushed forward that were so out of the box and so forward-thinking. I loved how he challenged people as far as what he thought of how gender was represented. I love that he borrowed from the mime culture in some of his early stuff and how he reinvented himself decade by decade. I think he really inspired a lot of pop artists that way.”

Adam Lambert also commented on how Bowie chose to leave this world, leaving his new album Blackstar as a testament to his artistry.

“It is really beautiful. I think he knew that he was sick and kind of timed it to be a sort of farewell to his fans, and I think that is so beautiful that he treated his departure like a work of art. That’s fantastic, and it’s so him.”

While he may not have the level of fame that David Bowie had, Adam Lambert is certainly making a name for himself. Music News reports that the SSE Arena in Wembley has been allowing fans to vote for their favorite act that they have seen at Wembley. Known as the SSE Live Awards, the results are in and the clear winner is Adam Lambert and Queen. Adam Lambert played Wembley with Queen in February, 2015.

They received 661,000 votes from fans, which was 45 percent of the total. Lambert was happy with the award.

“It was such an honor to play Wembley with Queen, and I am beyond humbled by this.”

Fortunately, fans in the U.S. will soon be able to enjoy Adam Lambert live as he has just announced his U.S. tour dates for 2016. Billboard reports that Lambert has said the upcoming U.S. shows will be his most comprehensive yet.

“I am so thrilled to be getting back to my fans in the U.S. with this tour. I saw a lot of fans over December doing radio sponsored shows which were really fun, but this is going to be different because this show I put together myself with my team.”

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