In Brian May’s footsteps as Eddie? – Adam Lambert cast in Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show TV Special


Adam Lambert’s new casting is a reminder that Brian MAY covered the part of Eddie back in 1995:

Rocky Horror Show

(January 13, 15; February 3, 4, 7, 10)
On one of these dates Brian May recorded with the NSO Ensemble cast (including Anita Dobson) of The Rocky Horror Show, at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, as part of the cast recording of the stage production currently running in the West End of London.

“Hot Patootie” – Later listed on the full album as :What Ever Happened to Saturday Night”. It does not appear in the Highlights album, which mislabels the track “Eddie” as “Whatever Happened To Saturday Night”. The Highlights album does not feature Brian on any track. “Floor Show (Rose Tint My World)” – Brian recorded backing guitar for the track. The features Spike Edney, Shelly Preston, Madeleine Bell, Gareth Brooks, Steve Hamilton and Andy Hamilton.

Patrick Lemieux

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Adam Lambert Joins Cast of Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Special
14 Jan 2016 by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“American Idol” alum Adam Lambert has been cast in Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Variety has learned. He will play the role of Eddie Lambert joins cast members Laverne Cox, who will play Dr. Frank-N-Further, the sexually ambiguous flirtatious alien mad scientist; Victoria Justice as Janet; Ryan McCartan as Brad; Reeve Carney as Riff Raff; and Staz Nair in the title role.

“Rocky Horror” follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan) who stumble upon Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode. With the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff (Carney) and Magenta (yet to be cast), Frank-N-Furter, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Nair), a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires. Lambert’s Eddie is described as the rock-n-roll loving ex-delivery boy who emerges at Dr. Frank-N-Further’s on a motorcycle and crashes the party.

“I grew up watching ‘Rocky Horror,’ but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision,” said Lambert. “‘Rocky Horror’ always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock-n-roll!”

An “American Idol” alum, Lambert’s casting keeps him in the Fox family. The singer/actor also appeared in Fox’s “Glee.” Known for his eccentric, goth appearance and impressive pipes, Lambert competed in the 8th season of “Idol.” Though he didn’t win, he has gone onto a successful career as a musician with three studio albums and hits, including his recent single “Ghost Town.” Since 2011, the pop/electric rocker has been collaborating with Queen as lead vocalist.

A reimagining of the cult classic, which still plays in theaters, after its recent 40 year anniversary, Fox’s “Rocky Horror” special hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and Gail Berman’s Jackal Group. Lou Adler and Gail Berman will serve as exec producers with Kenny Ortega who will also direct and choreograph.

The two-hour “Rocky Horror” special airs this fall on Fox.