Counting Crows' Adam Duritz opened up to Contactmusic about his favourite event of the year and why 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' is that little bit different.
Counting Crows have delighted us with their first album release since leaving Geffen Records, 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' - and the tone is very different. But what did Adam Duritz have to say about his latest offering?
We spoke to Adam Duritz about his first album in six years
Released on Capitol, the new album takes a more detached standpoint, stepping out of that first person narrative that was clear on much of his previous work and looking at a variety of characters. 'What you really want to do in a song is make sure to express how you feel about something and I always did that in the context of talking about my own life, and with the play I realised how satisfying it was to express it in other stories', Adam told us in a recent interview. 'That was very liberating for me. I didn't really think of that when I was starting this record, but I knew that I really enjoyed writing for the play.'
Adam Duritz, Jane Seymour and Clifton Collins Jr - Adam Duritz, Jane Seymour and Clifton Collins Jr. Los Angeles, California, United States The Los Angeles premiere of 'Freeloaders' at the Sundance Cinema - Arrivals Monday 7th January 2013
Adam Duritz Sunday 14th October 2012 Opening night of the MCC production of Dont Go Gentle at the Lucille Lortel Theatre - Arrivals
Counting Crows frontman, Adam Duritz, has confused and baffled fans with his odd new hairstyle. Yet he now reveals the story behind them, and who they actually belong to.
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.
Talking to Pagesix.com, 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.