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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Mandy Moore Wants Spousal Support From Ryan Adams


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The former couple announced they were divorcing in January (15), just weeks before their sixth wedding anniversary, and insisted the break-up was "a respectful, amicable parting of ways".

They are now embroiled in a row over spousal support, as Adams is refusing to make regular payments, according to new documents filed by Moore.

Moore is asking for a judge to order Adams to pay her $37,000 (£25,000) per month in spousal support until they agree on a divorce settlement. She claims he earns $151,000 (£101,000) a month, and she makes less than a quarter of that salary.

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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 And Taylor Swift Would Collaborate


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Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift are up for collaborating on music together.

The 40-year-old singer/songwriter released his own version of the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker's '1989' LP on Monday (21.09.15) and now both stars have revealed they'd been in the studio together in the past and would be up for joining forces once more.

Speaking on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Show, Taylor said: ''We have written together before. We wrote together once and it was amazing. Like I know what his studio is like, I know what his vibe is like. I've seen him create music. It's very much on the sly, ad lib. You (Ryan) create music really quickly. You get this bolt of lightning and Ryan is just off making the song happen.''

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Ryan Adams Covered 1989 To Distract Himself From Personal Woes


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The Come Pick Me Up hitmaker has long been a fan of Swift's songwriting and he decided to give her chart-topping tracks a more stripped down feel last November (14), as a distraction of sorts from his own troubled personal life.

Discussing the unlikely new project on DJ Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show on Monday (21Sep15), he explained, "I've always been interested in Taylor's music. A lot of those songs are pretty flawless, they're so well written, they're so clean...

"I was going through a sort of difficult time in my life. I got back to L.A. (Los Angeles), it was around Christmas time. I was totally bummed out and I bought a four-track cassette recorder. And I was like, 'I'm going to make 1989 like Nebraska style. Bruce Springsteen Nebraska (acoustic 1982 album). Just acoustic guitar, bunch of spring reverb, just me."

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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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Ryan Adams Releases Taylor Swift Covers Album


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Ryan Adams has released a cover of Taylor Swift's '1989' album.

The 40-year-old singer-songwriter - who was previously married to actress Mandy Moore - has reinterpreted Taylor's 80s-inspired record with a rockier sound and even the 25-year-old musician is impressed.

When Taylor first heard about the album, she took to social media to write: ''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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Ryan Adams Covering Every Song On Taylor Swift's 1989


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Adams, who is a huge fan of Swift's latest release, recently shared a snippet from his version of her Welcome to New York on Instagram.com and he has now confirmed he's hoping to rework all the songs on the album as a salute to the Love Story singer.

Catching wind of his plans on Twitter.com on Thursday (06Aug15), Swift cooed, "@TheRyanAdams is this true??????? I WILL PASS OUT", prompting Adams, who is one of her musical heroes, to tweet back, "Yes. Just finished Style. Bad**s tunes, Taylor... We're sandblasting them and they're holding steady."

Swift shot back, "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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Mandy Moore Linked To U.s. Rocker


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The Tangled star split from Adams in January (15), just weeks before their sixth wedding anniversary, citing "irreconcilable differences" for the breakup, but the pair was keen to stress the separation was amicable.

Us Weekly reports Moore is now dating folk-rock star Goldsmith, and she apparently confirmed the speculation by posting a photograph on Instagram.com on Friday (24Jul15) showing him playing Scrabble.

Moore added the caption, "Flashback to last week when my 52 point word befuddled both of us," alongside an image of a pink heart.

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Ryan Adams

Date of birth

5th November, 1974

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73






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