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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.
Ryan Adams won't be performing in the UK until September now.
Ryan Adams fans in the UK will be downcast to learn that the singer has been forced to cancel his forthcoming two Spring dates for his 'Prisoner' tour due to unexpected circumstances. His subsequent US and Canada concerts will still go ahead as planned, as will his later Europe shows.
Ryan Adams cancels UK dates
Never fear, his later UK dates in September are still set in stone, but for now the two April shows that were only recently announced will have to be rescheduled due to 'an unforeseen personnel change' outside of the 'Lucky Now' singer's control.
Continue reading: Ryan Adams Cancels April UK Dates On 'Prisoner' Tour
Ryan Adams was eight in 1982. You can imagine him in his room, strumming his tennis racquet (not a euphemism) to "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake, or shadow-boxing to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, especially when you hear the opening track to his 2017 album, "Prisoner", 'Do You Still Love Me?' It immediately smacks of over-ripe AOR cheese from a bygone era of Donkey Kong and Dallas. It's unashamed rock schtick, replete with Jack Black "School of Rock" guitar solo. Stylistically, it's an odd false start to the album, which is quieter and more contemplative. Thematically, it's a statement of intent, Adams heaving his battered, sorry bones through the no-man's-land of post-break-up bleakness.
The dissolution of his marriage in 2014 was something he summarised as 'just a f**king horrible thing'. Whether that devastation and shock made him directly want to cover an entire Taylor Swift album, heaven only knows, but alongside that, he gradually worked his way towards producing "Prisoner". In the pipeline since 2015 and originally a potential double album, the eventual product, twelve tracks, feels like a much more reined-in emotional exorcism and a reflection of the built-in obsolescence of love. It's also an aurally satisfying, perfectly-arranged Smiths/Springsteen homage, or a well-executed confessional Adams exercise in maudlin alt-country and calculated soft-rock pastiche, depending on your wont.
"Doomsday" and "Haunted House" both feature plaintive harmonica and vocals like 'The Boss', albeit a boss who's received at least one formal warning from HR ('How can you complicate a kiss?') "Haunted House" is clearly possessed by the spectre of failed love, pointing us towards 'cracks in the window, spiders in the hall', like Martin Roberts in a "Homes Under the Hammer Emo Special". "Shiver and Shake" has a repetitive, breathless quality, with ethereal synth and echo-chamber, acoustic guitar strums creating a woozy, out-of-body lovesickness.
Continue reading: Ryan Adams - Prisoner Album Review
The singer recently re-recorded Swift’s entire ‘1989’ album.
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.
Ryan Adams released his cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album last month.
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.”
'The Daily Show' is returning next Monday on Comedy Central, and the network has announced the first week's worth of guests for the new presenter.
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.
Continue reading: Trevor Noah's First 'Daily Show' Guests Announced
In Ryan Adam’s hands ‘1989’ is a more somber, acoustic affair but just as accessible.
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.
Ryan Adams has released his 1989 cover album.
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.'
Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.
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.
Taylor Swift at the Brit Awards in 2015.
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Continue reading: Taylor Swift Is Super Excited About Ryan Adams Covering Her ‘1989’ Album
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.
Ryan Adams played 'Summer of 69'.
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.
Ryan Adams played Summer of 69 in Nashville
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.
Continue reading: Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer Of 69' In Nashville [Video]
The bands join Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in Clapham Common this July.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Modest Mouse And Wolf Alice To Hit London's Calling Festival 2015
The couple have called quits on their marriage after tying the knot in 2009.
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’.
Mandy Moore has split from husband Ryan Adams
“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.”
Continue reading: Mandy Moore And Ryan Adams To Divorce After Six Years Of Marriage
Date of birth
5th November, 1974
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