Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Biography

Ryan Adams (born November 5th 1974)
Ryan Adams is a singer songwriter from the US, and previous member of bands Whiskeytown and The Cardinals.

Musical career: In his career beginnings, Ryan Adams was part several bands including Blank Label, Ass, The Lazy Stars and The Patty Duke Syndrome. He formed Whiskeytown in 1994 which saw three album releases: 'Faithless Street', 'Strangers Almanac' and 'Pneumonia'. He then embarked on a solo career, releasing critically successful debut album 'Heartbreaker' in 2000; the album included the song 'In My Time of Need' which Joan Baez later covered. His breakthrough was second album 'Gold' the following year, though he rose to fame through the tragedy of the 911 terrorist attacks after releasing a video for his song 'New York New York' shortly before the bombings. In 2002, his label decided to release a mixtape compilation of various unreleased songs entitled 'Demolition'. He produced Jesse Malin's debut album with whom he formed the side-project The Finger and released two EPs. That year he and Willie Nelson covered Hank Williams's 'Move It On Over' for Gap, and he also appeared with Elton John on CMT Crossroads. In 2003, he released the album 'Rock n Roll' which featured Billie Joe Armstrong. 'Love Is Hell' soon followed in full in 2004, after first being released in two parts. It featured a cover of Oasis hit 'Wonderwall' which was praised by Noel Gallagher and received a Grammy nod. In 2004, he was hospitalised with a broken wrist after falling off stage during his Love Is Hell tour, with several dates subsequently cancelled. The following year, he joined The Cardinals and released the albums 'Cold Roses' and 'Jacksonville City Nights'. The latter featured Norah Jones duet 'Dear John'. He also released another solo album entitled '29' and performed at the Hurricane Katrina benefit show. Ryan Adams performed and recorded with the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh after meeting in 2005. He produced Willie Nelson's 2006 album 'Songbird' and unveiled his ninth album the following year, 'Easy Tiger'. In 2008, The Cardinals released 'Cardinology', though Adams quit the band the following year blaming hearing loss and general unfulfilment with the music industry. He released the books 'Infinity Blues' and 'Hello Sunshine'. In 2009, he released music under his metal names Werewolph and Sleazy Handshake. He released his metal album 'Orion' through his own label PAX AM. 2010 saw the release of his fifth Cardinals album 'Cardinals III/IV' through PAX AM. The following year he released solo record 'Ashes & Fire'. He was nominated for a Brit award and a Grammy in 2012. In 2013, he released his '7 Minutes in Heaven' EP with new band Pornography. He also helped produce Fall Out Boy's 'PAX AM Days' EP. In 2014, he release his self-titled album.

Personal life: Ryan Adams grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He wrote from a young age and learned the electric guitar at 14. He went to Jacksonville High School but left to pursue a career in music. In 2009, he married actress and singer Mandy Moore, having previously dated Parker Posey and Jessica Joffe. In 2003, he was slammed after an his angry voicemail for critic Jim DeRogatis was leaked, regarding a negative review of one of his shows. He admits that he has previously struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.



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Ryan Adams Compares Taylor Swift To Shakespeare (But He's More Of A Ghostbuster)


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Ryan Adams has compared Taylor Swift to Shakespeare while describing the process of covering her 1989 album. Speaking to The Guardian, Adams opened up about his feelings towards Swift's music and revealed he’s actually been a fan of the singer for years.

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Adams compared the process of working through Swift’s 1989 album to “being in Ghostbusters or something, and then all of a sudden I have to go do Shakespeare”. He went on to later defend Swift as one of the great modern songwriters adding, “Well, look, those songs are popular for a reason. She’s a popular artist for a reason.”

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Trevor Noah's First 'Daily Show' Guests Announced


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Trevor Noah’s guests for his first week presenting ‘The Daily Show’ have been announced, with just a few days to go before the Comedy Central talk show takes a great step into the unknown.

Noah, who was selected by Comedy Central’s president of programming Kent Alterman to be Jon Stewart’s replacement after he retired last month after presenting the show for 16 years, will be talking to comedian Kevin Hart on his first ever show on Monday (September 28th). 

As time goes on, the plan is clearly to keep things much the same as they were under Stewart, talking to a mixture of celebrities and more serious guests such as politicians and industry executives.

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Ryan Adams Finally Drops His Cover Of Taylor Swift's Entire '1989' Album [Listen]


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Ryan Adams has finally released his take on Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, covering all 12 of the LP’s tracks and putting his own unique twist on them. The album had been highly anticipated, with no one more eager to hear it than Swift herself, who counts Adams as one of her musical inspirations.

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Adams first announced the project last month, with Swift commenting on twitter, 'Cool. I’m not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again, and I'm going to celebrate today every year as a holiday. I’m Calm.'

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Taylor Swift Is Super Excited About Ryan Adams Covering Her ‘1989’ Album


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Ryan Adams has plans to cover the whole of Taylor Swift’s album, 1989. The 40-year-old singer announced the news on Wednesday (5th August) on Instagram and Twitter. Recording of the cover has already begun and Adams shared a series of short videos from his recording sessions with his followers on social media.

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Video - Ryan Adams Snubs Paparazzi Outside 'Letterman'


Ryan Adams snubs paparazzi on arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York where he was scheduled to appear on 'The Late Show With David Letterman', marking one of the last musical guests ever ahead of Letterman's retirement.

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer Of 69' In Nashville [Video]


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Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting BRyan Adams' signature song, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams finally offered up his version of the rock anthem at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Tuesday.

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It was back in October 2002 that Adams ordered the venue lights to be turned on to identify a fan who had requested Summer of 69 - subsequently having him booted from the venue by security. For the record - Ryan paid the fan a $30 refund and he was allowed back in for the rest of the show.

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Modest Mouse And Wolf Alice To Hit London's Calling Festival 2015


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Modest Mouse and Wolf Alice are the latest additions to the steadily growing line-up for Calling Festival 2015; a day festival that will see thousands flock to Clapham Common in London this summer to experience the latest and greatest in rock music.

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Washington six-piece Modest Mouse and North Londoners Wolf Alice hit the Calling bill alongside the likes of headliners Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, and previously announced Ryan Adams and the Shining, The Hives, and Echo And The Bunnymen. The multi-stage festival is still to see further exciting line-up announcements in the coming weeks; the bill so far barely scrapes the surface of what to expect at this extraordinary event, which last year played host to more than 80,000 festival goers who congregated to experience Stevie Wonder and Aerosmith.

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Mandy Moore And Ryan Adams To Divorce After Six Years Of Marriage


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Actress and sometime singer Mandy Moore is ending her six year marriage to musician Ryan Adams. The split has been confirmed by a rep for the 30 year old actress, who has called the decision ‘mutual’.

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“Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have mutually decided to end their marriage of almost six years,” the rep said in a statement. “It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways, and both Mandy and Ryan are asking for media to respect their privacy at this time.”

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From Steely Dan To Raekwon And Ghostface Killah: Who's Been Announced For Coachella 2015?


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It's that time of year again as the full line-up announcement for Coachella 2015 arrives following some spectacular headliners: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will all top the bills at the two-weekend event in April.

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Well known for its diverse collection of rock, pop, electronic, hip hop and indie artists from around the world, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is yet again set to arrive at the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio, California. Kicking off with the first event from Friday April 10th - 12th, the festival will repeat the following week from April 17th - 19th.

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Jim Pusey's Top Albums Of 2014


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Jim Pusey's Top Albums of 2014

I'm still unsure what this decade will be seen as in years to come with regard to music, 2014 despite offering up some seriously great records has done little to cement a trend that will define the musical landscape in the public consciousness. Yes, artists continued to experiment with how to release their material, but there doesn't seem to be an alternative model that has been entirely successful. Thom Yorke's second solo album Life's Modern Boxes employed an innovative BitTorrent release three months ago, but for the most part failed to make a real impact. It's an ok record, nothing more, but suffers mainly because it doesn't feel like it's pushing the sonic envelope in the same way as the Atoms For Peace record did. Meanwhile U2 decided to drop an album out of nowhere to everybody with an Apple account. Self-aggrandising or an altruistic gesture to fans? Whatever your view the column inches it generated won't have hurt the band, even if Songs Of Innocence wasn't quite the re-invention that many were hoping for. To my ear it's a record with some redeeming qualities and some good song writing, but the handful of tracks that may be a welcome addition to the quartets body of work are outnumbered by filler.

Elsewhere it's been a strong year for Pop, Lily Allen and Katy B continued to produce interesting albums. However Taylor Swift's 1989 was a particular highlight, although in the same way as recent offerings from TV On The Radio (Seeds) and The Smashing Pumpkins (Monuments To An Elegy), I haven't lived with those records long enough for them to make my top ten of the year. I'd also have liked to have seen mainstream Hip Hop recover from a lull in 2013, but aside from Run The Jewels second record (Run The Jewels 2) and The Roots concept album (.And Then They Shoot Your Cousin), nothing really jumped out at me.

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Ryan Adams Tuesday 5th February 2008 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 - Rodarte - Front Row New York City, USA

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Ryan Adams

Date of birth

5th November, 1974

Occupation

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Sex

Male

Height

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