1 Doesn't want piano lessons, had them as a kid and his attention span isn't suited to learning an instrument. From things his mum and dad said he sounds like he might have ADD.
ADD is irrelevant to music. ADD is more about stupid paperwork and classwork and reading boring material.
2 Prefers to collaborate but it's obvious in a lot of songs they're his own lyrics maybe tweaked by others but basically you can tell they're what he wants to say. Some people just don’t have the skills, but everyone can learn if they wanted to.
Who said? Please show me a video or an audio clip of him discussing his songwriting talents while alone. He collaborates because he can’t write a song by himself. And you better believe his producers play a huge role of his songs, even the music. Adam talking about the topic of a song has nothing to do with what’s actually written by him.
3 Maybe but it can't happen while he's singing with Brian & Roger, no band will wait around for bits of gigs here and there that's why he's used people hand picked for his bands in the past but clearly the same people won't always be available.
Having a band is irrelevant to touring. I’m talking about him needing a band so that he has others to write songs and record with him and the songs will suit Adam’s voice better. It’ll be more meaningful, because it won’t be just some hired songwriter who could care less about how the song goes. He needs only one producer for an album as well…. no rap producers.
4 I don't care either way but some of his fans love it and it didn't do Elvis any harm.
Elvis did it way less aggressively. Do you really think the hard rock fans of Queen really enjoy that? Adam Worshippers enjoy that. And there’s not as many of them as there are Queen fans.
5 He does but he likes to have fun with it, just because it meant one thing to Freddie doesn't mean he has to copy him, he's interpreting it his own way, some love it some don't, subjective.
Yes, and Queen songs are sacred. They are about Freddie, not Adam. Especially a love ballad like that, a song about wanting someone’s love. I think he has mistaken the song for Get Down Make Love or Body Language.
6 He does move around but not in the same way Freddie did, he's a different type of artist and in his own shows he moves a lot more but then a lot of his music is dancy, would look pretty daft dancing to a lot of Queen songs.
He moves very slowly and a lot of the time will just stand in one place while making exaggerated hand movements. I don’t want him to be Freddie, or to dance like Freddie. Rock and roll isn’t about standing still, however. He stands around like an opera singer, but he’s no opera singer.
7 Up close on vids I'm inclined to agree but having seen him live it's a totally different thing when you aren't two feet from him and there's lots of other stuff going on.
Oh, he only does it when the camera is closeup? You do realize he does it constantly, right? There’s always cameras aimed close to him, and he has no idea when.
8 I like his new EP, didn't like New Eyes and Commin in Hot, loved Feel Something but was pleasantly surprised by his new music, wasn't what I expected based on the previous two songs.
Generic. Forgettable. I know catchy songs when I hear them. You’ll never catch me listening to Britney Spears, but her songs are very catchy. Adam’s songs sound so similar, so computerized and generic.
9 He makes his own decisions now, this is the first time he's been indie and had the freedom to do what he wants so for good or bad his decisions are his own now.
MANAGEMENT. Do you not understand? This is the second time you’ve brought up a record label when I’ve said Adam needs to stop listening to his management. The management works for Adam, not the record label. A manager gives advice. Some artists take it, some not. Adam takes it all the time. If he didn’t, he’d be doing songs that weren’t generic and computerized. His singles flop because it’s the same product released over and over again. If his management stepped in and said, “You know Adam, maybe you should try…” but they never do. They let him release the same crap time and time again.
10 Have you heard the response when he lets loose and "show's off his vocals"? Have you seen the comments when he doesn't? He's made a rod for his own back on Idol and his first tour by doing lots of vocal acrobatics and it's what people seem to want, I read plenty of comments on the last QAL US tour saying he's toned down and has he lost his range, why's he not doing all the crazy high notes etc, seems people want, not everyone but enough that they expect it. He had singing lessons from age 10 and has used vocal coaches to get ready for tours etc, not sure how much more vocal lessons you think he needs. What you're describing is his choice of how to sing, vocal lessons aren't needed for that it's more down to artistry and interpretation and while you think it sounds generic a lot of reviews say the complete opposite so it's again subjective really.
Singing a line, Adam has the habit of holding the end note. It makes it sound more poppy. He loves some notes a lot higher than he should, and holds them. During a dirty hard rock song, hearing a loud, none gritty high pitched voice is not ideal. It’d be like taking a female vocalist and having them sing a hard rock song in a bubblegum pop kind of way.
He is a nice guy and I do agree he's probably more insecure than his persona would suggest which is why I don't think he thinks he's the most attractive guy in the world at all but I do think he covers any insecurity by focusing on his appearance, he's called it smoke and mirrors plenty of times. I think singing with Queen is a tough gig, he knows he's being judged against Freddie constantly so I imagine anyone without a huge ego would feel somewhat insecure in that situation.
Hardcore Freddie fans don’t want him to sing or look like Freddie. They do however want Adam to respect the songs and sing them in the same manner… straightforward. Have you ever heard multiple cover versions of a song, and some sound similar to the original version, yet some sound so far off, it’s almost like a new song? Yeah, Freddie fans want it more straightforward.