Once upon a time, Adam Lambert's record label asked him to record an album of 1980s new-wave cover versions.
It wasn't a terrible idea. Anyone who'd heard Lambert cover Tears For Fears' Mad World on American Idol knew how suited he was to that era of melancholy synth-pop.
But at that stage, two albums into his career, a covers album seemed like capitulation. Worried it would damage his credibility, the singer quit the label.
"This is the only kind of release they are prepared to support," he told fans in an open letter, but "my heart is simply not in doing a covers album".
A decade later, his position has changed. Lambert is arguably more famous as Queen's new frontman than as a solo artist; and his new album, High Drama, is entirely comprised of covers. ยูฟ่า88