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Adam Lambert: 'Disappointed' Independent Label Releasing His Old 'Demos'

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    Adam Lambert: 'Disappointed' Independent Label Releasing His Old 'Demos'

    Adam Lambert is "disappointed" over an independent label's decision to release material he recorded in his pre-fame days.

    In a new statement released to Access Hollywood, the "American Idol" runner-up continued to distance himself from the upcoming release – "On With the Show," due out this summer on Hi-Fi Recordings.

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    "Last Friday I was surprised to find out that songs I recorded back in 2005 were being released. Since then I discovered the entire track listing, revealed online [Thursday]," the "American Idol" runner-up said in a statement to Access last night. "I was shocked to learn that songwriting demos of songs that I co-wrote and recorded over the past few years may be released in an album."

    Recently, John Heckler, CEO of Hi-Fi Recordings, the imprint releasing the album, told Billboard magazine that they have no intention of interfering with the rocker's career by issuing the effort.

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    "I do not want to hurt this guy," Heckler told the trade mag. "I want this guy to be as huge as he should be, and I think this music is only going to help."

    But Adam contends the soon-to-surface works were just "demos."

    "Like a rough draft that a writer does before finishing a book, I did not intend my work on these demos to be heard by the public," Adam's statement to Access continued. "I was unaware that anyone intended to release these recordings until I heard about it in the press, and I'm very disappointed by this entire situation. "

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    As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Adam is currently working on his post "Idol" debut album for RCA, which is set to hit stores in the fall.

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