The ''American Idol'' alum-turned-Grammy-nominated solo star — whose second studio album, ''Trespassing,'' hits stores May 15 — juiced, jogged, and hung with Jimmy Kimmel on a recent Thursday in L.A. We rode along

By Tanner Stransky
Updated May 04, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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1:06 a.m. Send early-morning tweet

@adamlambert: ”So excited to perform on @jimmykimmel tomorrow…er tonight. Thats my cue to get to sleep. See you all onstage! :)” Reply from @jimmykimmel three minutes later: ”yes – GO TO SLEEP! (I am very demanding)”

10:30 a.m. Wake up, get juiced

I actually did a cleanse last week, and I have a juicer that I’m obsessed with. I did a mixture of beets, carrots, celery, apples, lemon, and ginger.

11:30 a.m. Quick jog around the Hollywood Hills with his boyfriend, Finnish reality star Sauli Koskinen

I listened to some good dance music to keep me on task.

3 p.m. Meet with Jimmy Kimmel Live! style team at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

My stylist had the clothes picked out, so we were just fine-tuning everything. The atmosphere is kind of like a hair salon, very chatty. We built enough time in to chill, enjoy it, and take our time —it just makes it more pleasant when you’re not rushing.

3:30 p.m. Choose clothes for music-video shoot for Trespassing‘s second single, ”Never Close Our Eyes”

I don’t want to give anything away, but the jacket I tried on was fierce, I’ll say that. [Laughs] I was on the phone with the video director the night before, talking about ideas and how we’re going to do it. There are a lot of layers to this video.

5:30 p.m. Film comedy bit for future Jimmy Kimmel segment

Basically, Kimmel producers found a really horrible, nasty tweet someone wrote about me and I read it into the camera for them. [Laughs] They’re saving them from various guests for something in the future.

5:45 p.m. Sound check for Kimmel

I hold back as much as possible because I don’t want to waste my voice. I could see fans peeking through the fence to the outdoor stage. It was really cute. They were just cheering, rooting us on.

6:30 p.m. Meet with management about European summer tour with Queen

[Remaining Queen members] Brian [May] and Roger [Taylor] said to me, ”We think Freddie [Mercury, right] would have gotten a kick out of you. You guys have a lot in common, and I think he’d be happy to see this.” There’s a very paternal energy there.

8 p.m. Outdoor Kimmel concert starts

All the songs I performed — including ”Never Close Our Eyes,” ”Naked Love,” ”Broken English,” and ”Cuckoo” — were new. After we wrote ”Naked Love” and recorded it, I realized that you could sing a bit of Crystal Waters’ ”100% Pure Love” in the bridge. It made me smile, so I did that during the show. I think nostalgia is fun.

8:30 p.m. Postshow cocktails

A little whiskey, a little Maker’s Mark. My family and friends were there.

10 p.m. After-after-party at his Hollywood Hills home

We ordered some Thai food — coconut curry, tom kha gai soup, chicken satay, fried rice — and had a couple of drinks. It was relaxed and cool, sort of an impromptu party. I had maybe four drinks total, so there was a little hangover in the morning.

Episode Recaps

LIONEL RICHIE, KATY PERRY, RYAN SEACREST, LUKE BRYAN

American Idol

Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.

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  • TV Show
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  • 16
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  • ABC

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