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Adam Lambert Teams With Gaga's "Just Dance" Producer RedOne

June 18, 2009 3:51 PM ET

American Idol runner-up and current Rolling Stone cover star Adam Lambert will be working on six songs with RedOne on his debut album, the hitmaker told the Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss blog. RedOne is the producer behind three of Lady Gaga's biggest hits — "Poker Face," "LoveGame" and the Grammy-winning "Just Dance."

"I want to go rock — David Bowie and Queen, but make it more easy for people to get," RedOne said of his plans for Lambert. "It has to be rock, but with an interesting dance angle to it, you know? You'll like it." According to the LAT, RedOne and Lambert shared about five hours of studio time together this past weekend. RedOne's goals echo what Lambert himself told RS about what he hopes to accomplish with his debut album. "I want to do something that has theatricality, a nod to the glam rockers that I love, but is also contemporary," Lambert said.

While Lambert's reps wouldn't confirm the collaboration to LAT, Lambert did tell Parade, "I can say that is true. We have been writing the past couple days and I think we're going to come out with some amazing tunes. I'm going to have my own sound but I do love Lady Gaga. I'm a huge fan." Lambert also added that he's already deep into the process of writing for the new album.

"You know what I like about him? He's fresh," RedOne told LAT. "You can go almost whatever direction with him. People know him from being on American Idol, singing other people's songs, but you can take him in a new direction, and this will be the first time you hear Adam Lambert with his signature. My goal is to get his signature out from him to the world." Lambert's debut disc is penciled in for an autumn release.

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