While he didn't take out the title in the eighth season of American Idol, glam-pop purveyor Adam Lambert parlayed the profile it afforded him into something much bigger, collaborating with Queen, teaming with hitmakers like Linda Perry, Pharrell Williams and Dr Luke, and advocating for the LGBT community.

For Talking Heads, diehard Lambert fan and host of 95bFM's Sex With Sarin, Sarin Moddle, talked pop gender-bending and Trespassing with Lambert.

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