FROM MTV.COM: During season 8 of "American Idol," Adam Lambert became known for blurring boundaries, mixing elements of pop, '70s glam rock, metal, musical theater and more into his live performances. It's just that capacity to take risks that he so admires in Michael Jackson, whose "This Is It" documentary hits theaters on October 28.
"[H]is music so groundbreaking because he really brought a lot of rock into [it]," Lambert, who grew up listening to MJ and watching his videos, told MTV News. "He had initially set himself up with this R&B presence and he brought so much rock into it and I think it was really groundbreaking how he fused all those different styles together in a pop format. I'm very inspired by that musically."
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