At this point, Adam Lambert is pretty much like Oprah, in terms of his all-encompassing influence over his devoted fanbase. Just like any Oprah Book Club selection is certain to become a New York Times best-seller, in the pop music world there is perhaps no more ringing endorsement these days than a black-fingernailed thumbs up from the tastemaking Glamerican Idol.
Case in point: independent electronic artist Cassidy Haley, an L.A. buddy of Adam's and the co-owner of Skingraft, the fashion company that designs many of the Idol's custom leather jackets. This past Sunday afternoon, Adam Lambert briefly tweeted a YouTube link to Cassidy's new music video, "Whiskey In Churches."
He literally only typed, "My friend Cassidy just shot this great video." That's it.
But by Monday, the video had been viewed more than 31,000 times; the Twitterverse was overtaken with raging debates over whether the man playing Cassidy's love interest in the video was in fact Adam himself; and Cassidy's EP,Read More »from Adam Lambert As Idolmaker: The Case Of Cassidy Haley