Ryan Adams Wonders If Romance Softens Extreme Music

Singer Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams visited Totally Psyched with Keith Morris on Indie Radio 24/7 Los Angeles to discuss the idea that romantic love softens extreme, fast-paced music. “What I’m curious about it, is it easier to want to play this crypt rock, is it easier to want to be, even it’s mimicking, to be slightly satanic or evil, or just even be the guys in Discharge, they weren’t being evil, they were being against oppression and all this kind of stuff, but man, listen to the later Discharge records. There’s reverb on those records… Did they fall in love? Did the promise of romance slow their music down and corrupt their ability to thrash?” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Ryan Adams: iTunes Session

Ryan Adams iTunes

Ryan Adams recently recorded several performances for an “iTunes Session”, which is available for download here. The live set includes the American singer songwriter performing ‘Dirty Rain’, ‘Oh My Sweet Carolina’, ‘Lucky Now’, ‘Houses On the Hill’, ‘Black Sheets of Rain’, ‘Chains of Love’, ‘Ashes & Fire’ and ‘My Winding Wheel’. Check out additional pictures from the recording session after the cut. (more…)

Ryan Adams ‘Chains Of Love’ Video

Ryan Adams 'Easy Tiger'

Ryan Adams is out with the music video to his new single ‘Chains Of Love’, the second single off the Jacksonville, North Carolina singer songwriter’s thirteenth studio album ‘Ashes & Fire’, out now on PAX AM and Capitol. Watch it via YouTube below.

Ryan Adams: ‘Ashes & Fire’ Revealed Itself As It Was

Ryan Adams 'Easy Tiger'

Ryan Adams visited CBS Streetdate’s New York studios recently for a preview of two songs from the album, ‘Lucky Now’ and the title track ‘Ashes & Fire’, plus a stripped-down rendition of ‘Let It Ride’.

“It took the same amount of time ‘Heartbreaker’ did,” Adams said about the album’s rapid recording process, comparing it to the speed of his 2000 debut album. “We were booked for 14 days and I think we tracked 11, and we were just done. It was just… there was a whole extra session on hold for us if we needed it and it was just done. It just revealed itself as it was. There was no overdubbing, the vocals and the acoustic guitar are being performed at the same time that every other instrument on the record, besides the three songs on electric guitar, that’s me overdubbed later.”

Watch the feature via YouTube below.

Ryan Adams ‘Lucky Now’ Video

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is out with the music video to his new single ‘Lucky Now’, the first release off the Jacksonville, North Carolina singer songwriter’s thirteenth studio album ‘Ashes & Fire’, out now on PAX AM and Capitol.

“It was a difficult song to write,” Adams told BBC Radio 2. “The first version was called ‘Chris’. I was trying to write a song for my friend and former bandmate who passed away. The song I wrote was too direct, and I realized that there needed to be more self-reflection. I needed to make this feeling relatable to others, so that it could be relatable back to myself. In some strange way, it needed to be more altruistic, by being more first-person. It’s a very strange concept, but when I listen to songs, I need to feel the narrator’s shoes rubbing against my feet, you know? I needed to put myself in that place.”

Watch it via YouTube below.

‘Ashes & Fire’ Feels Like A True Album To Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams spoke with USA Today about his new album ‘Ashes & Fire’, out now on PAX AM and Capitol Records. “To me, this feels like a true album” as opposed to a collection of singles, the 36-year-old singer songwriter said. “As I played them, it all became clear. It’s like when you’re cooking a meal for someone at your house and you know what fits together, down to the water you’re serving.”

Ryan Adams: Stop Asking Me Vague Off Topic Questions

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams spoke with LA Weekly in a contentious interview, talking about getting sober, being in a good head space with his new album ‘Ashes & Fire’, his marriage to Mandy Moore (which he refused to discuss), how he’s affected by negative reviews, working with producer Glyn Johns on the new album, and a perfect Los Angeles day. “I consistently make records and put them out for sale, so people can decide to buy them or not,” he told Drew Fortune. “I don’t want to be rude, but I’m getting the idea that you don’t have any idea about my career. I release records on my own label. We’re talking about rock critics, and you haven’t even asked me anything about my new record. We’re not talking on topic at all. You’re asking me vague questions about my opinion on rock critics.”

Adams also wrote a response to the interview after it was posted, which Fortune then responded to.

Ryan Adams Breaks Wrist

Ryan Adams 'Rock N Roll'

The Evening Standard reports Ryan Adams was recovering Friday after breaking his
wrist during a fall at a UK gig on Thursday night. Adams was performing a sell-out show at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool when the accident happened. A spokesman for the star said today: “Ryan was singing the last song of his set when the accident happened. It was quite a big drop from the stage and he hurt his left wrist.” Read more.

The Fire Theft And Ryan Adams On TV This Week

Ryan Adams 'Rock N Roll'

Rock acts on television this week include Ryan Adams, who performs on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight and The Fire Theft, who perform on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn on Friday.

On TV: Ryan Adams, Sum 41, Spoon

Ryan Adams '29'

Rock acts on television this week include Ryan Adams on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Sum 41 on MTV’s Total Request Live on Monday, and Spoon on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Wednesday. Check your local listings.