Adam Duritz, the frontman for Counting Crows, has revealed the secrets behind the odd hairstyle that has kept fans bemused for a while. Apparently, the long dreadlocks are not his actual hair and are, in fact, a wig given to him by his father.

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Talking to, Duritz discussed the peculiar hairstyle and its real owner, by saying: "My father, who's a Jewish doctor, went bald so he wore this and he gave it to me to wear." Whether he wore the wig during any of their 2004 world tour is unknown, and whether he will be wearing it during Counting Crows' 2005 concerts, remains to be seen.