Russell Baillie of the New Zealand Herald spoke with Ryan Adams about the celebrity fans and friends he’s forged following his recent breakout success. Ryan said bluntly, “They aren’t any different than you or me or anyone else. I didn’t accumulate them. I didn’t chose them or go ‘I must be this first person’s friend. People who are isolated need friends too.” Nzherald.co.nz has since removed the article.