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Adam Lambert leaving RCA in dispute over '80s covers project

July 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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HOLLYWOOD, July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Adam Lambert said he's parting ways with his label RCA Records over "creative differences" after the label asked him to do a 1980s all-covers album.

Lambert and his fans weren't too thrilled when The Hollywood Reporter reported RCA wanted Lambert to do the all-covers album as a follow-up to his two, original full-length albums -- 2012's "Trespassing" and 2009's "For Your Entertainment."

The singer-songwriter announced in a letter to The Hollywood Reporter he won't do the 1980s album and plans to find a new label for his next original project.

"We are indeed having the oft-cited 'creative differences' as to what my next project will be. ... The label is 'pushing for an (80's) covers album,' and feels that this is the only kind of release they are prepared to support," Lambert wrote. "While there are lots of great songs from that decade, my heart is simply not in doing a covers album."

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