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Adam Lambert Dedicates KISS Costume to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Following the release of his highly-anticipated album, "For Your Entertainment," San Diego native Adam Lambert yesterday dedicated his legendary, KISS inspired costume from the "American Idol" Season 8 Finale to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego's extensive rock memorabilia collection. Surrounded by his friends, family, and a legion of screaming fans, Lambert joined the ranks of Madonna, Elvis, and The Beatles by bestowing his most over-the-top costume to date to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego to be preserved for generations of fans to come.

"Adam is a hometown hero for us and his costume will be on display on the first floor of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, among the likes of Madonna, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix," said Matt Greene, general manager at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. "The support for Adam is strong in San Diego and we are honored and privileged to have him here today."

Lambert donned the elaborate rocker outfit, complete with caged wings, during his performance with KISS band members on one of the most talked about finales in "American Idol's" history. During the red-carpet event, Lambert signed autographs, met with fans, and discussed the motivation behind his best-selling debut album, "For your Entertainment," which according to Billboard.com sold nearly 225,000 units in its first week.

"It's obviously quite an honor," said Adam Lambert during the special back carpet event. "I'm a new kid on the block, so I'm just excited to be asked. I hope people get a kick out of seeing it."

Adam Lambert earned a cult-following as first runner-up on the eight season of the FOX reality show "American Idol". Since the show's finale, Lambert has toured the country with the other top ten finalists and simultaneously worked on his debut album, "For Your Entertainment," which was released on Nov. 23 with the first single catapulting to number four on iTunes. Lambert characterizes the album as "a pop-rock record that pays homage to the great classic and glam rock of the '70s both vocally and melodically and some of the instrumentation feels like that, but it's produced sonically in a very modern current way."

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego's current display of memorabilia includes pieces from Elvis Presley, Madonna, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Roger Daltrey, Janis Joplin and Elton John and the hotel is very discretionary when acquiring new memorabilia. Proud of their hometown star and confident in his talent, longevity and future rock legend status, the hotel has carved out a prime location on the first floor of the property for the costume's home.

About Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Located at the entrance of the Gaslamp Quarter across from the San Diego Convention Center, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego boasts an upscale, contemporary design, signature restaurants, a sophisticated nightlife, superior customer service and, of course, the distinctive thread running through all Hard Rock properties - rock 'n' roll. Amenities include 420 rooms and suites including 17 Rock Star Suites, over 40,000 square feet of unique meeting and event space, a world-class Nobu restaurant, Float pool lounge and street-level 207 bar. Additional features include retro-chic diner Maryjane's, Rock Spa and fitness center, a landscaped rooftop pool deck with private cabanas, a Rock Shop and a Pinkberry yogurt store. For more information, visit http://www.hardrockhotelsd.com/.

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 159 venues in 52 countries, including 129 cafes and 12 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Tulsa, Pattaya, Bali, Macau and Penang. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Singapore scheduled to open in 2010; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2011; Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2012. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos,
visit http://www.hardrockhotels.com/. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit http://www.hardrock.com/

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