After weeks of speculation and rumors, here it is: Adam Lambert's Rolling Stone cover story! His sexuality has been less and less of a mystery, especially after seeing Adam holding hands with his rumored boyfriend, but he still addressed the burning question. He also opened up about how a "drug-fueled" trip to Burning Man is what made him join American Idol — I'm guessing he's the only AI contestant ever to attend Burning Man. Here are highlights:

  • On his sexuality: "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay . . . I'm proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It's just another part of me . . . I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader."
  • On joining Idol: "I knew that it was my only shot to be taken seriously in the recording industry, because it's fast and broad."
  • On coming out: "Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, 'I'm going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler,' . . . I didn't want the Clay Aiken thing and the celebrity-magazine bullshit. I need to be able to explain myself in context."

Ever since he made his debut, Adam's been doing things his own way, and in even bigger news he just signed a record deal. His first album is expected this Fall and he ended his announcement saying, "It's going to be ridiculous! Get ready!" At this point, we expect nothing less.