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Ryan Adams (2001)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 3 March 2001

The ex-Whiskeytown man on his solo albums Heartbreaker and Gold; singing with Emmylou Harris and on the ghost of Gram Parsons; recording in Woodstock; the end of Whiskeytown and going solo; living in Los Angeles and Nashville; side project the Pink Hearts; the Lost Highway label... and his hair!

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Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, November 2000

Alt country wastrel goes it alone in the Apple. ...

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker

Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 27 November 2000

IT BEGINS WITH AN ARGUMENT. Surprisingly, Ryan Adams and his bandmate aren't arguing about some dusty Gram Parsons track, but a Morrissey record. And, surprisingly, ...

Ryan Adams: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 8 May 2001

AS FRONTMAN of quasi-legendary "alt-country" band Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams found excitable listeners likening him to Gram Parsons or even Bob Dylan. Comparisons like these have ...

Ryan Adams: Country Music and its Alternatives

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 12 May 2001

Ryan Adams was’s brightest hope – the new Gram Parsons, no less – till his band Whiskeytown unravelled. Then he veered off the No ...

Lost Highway Blues

Report by Jason Cohen, Slate, 14 August 2001

The dirty little secret about Ryan Adams and his record label. ...

Ryan Adams: "I'm not a star to myself. I just make records"

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 19 September 2001

THE YOUNG BOB DYLAN once said that the only way for an aspiring songwriter to develop was to write 10 songs every day, then throw ...

Ryan Adams Strikes Gold

Interview by The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, 22 September 2001

Leaving the South behind for La-la land, Ryan Adams makes a bid for rock stardom. And why shouldn't he, asks the Reverend Al Friston? ...

Twangs can only get better

Overview by Tom Cox, The Observer, 21 October 2001

Country has gone way beyond Nashville, says Tom Cox. It's the new rebel music. ...

Ryan Adams: Gold

Review by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 1 November 2001

I FELL IN LOVE with Ryan Adams the moment I first heard his voice. It was in the early fall of ‘97 and I was ...

Ryan Adams: Astoria, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 25 November 2001

IT'S POSSIBLY THE single most obvious thing you can say about Ryan Adams, and it's a joke that's been made countless times already, but you'd ...

Ryan Adams: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, January 2002

I SAW rock'n'roll's future and its name is… all right, calm down everybody. ...

Life After Whiskeytown: Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary

Comment by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 1 May 2002

Who was the most important figure to emerge from the break-up of Whiskeytown – Ryan Adams or Caitlin Cary? Geoffrey Himes ponders the issue. ...

Demolition Man: Ryan Adams

Interview by Graeme Thomson, The Herald, September 2002

RYAN ADAMS IS not feeling well. "Summertime cold," he snuffles, and for a while, early on in our conversation, he seems intent on spreading the ...

Ryan Adams: Demolition

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 2002

BETWEEN HIS spare solo debut Heartbreaker and last year's swaggering Gold – the one where he sounded like he'd swallowed a jukebox of Stones, Who ...

Ryan Adams: Demolition

Review by Will Hermes, Spin, November 2002

IF ROCK'N'ROLL were high school, Ryan Adams would be the faintly irritating yet firecracker-hot 2001 valedictorian-acing history, kicking it with that cute young chem teacher, ...

Ryan Adams: Rock'n'Roll (Lost Highway) ****

Review by Keith Cameron, MOJO, November 2003

Fourth solo album from erstwhile alt country poster-boy. Recorded in 13 days in New York with James Barber, aka Mr Courtney Love. ...

Ryan Adams: "I've Been Jumping Off Bridges"

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, The Guardian, 21 November 2003

THE ONE GOOD thing about projectile vomiting is that at least your T-shirt stays clean. Ryan Adams's frat-house top is a spotless scarlet, its brightness ...

Ryan Adams at the Forum, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 28 November 2003

"I'M GONNA PLAY all night," Ryan Adams promises the crowd. "You think I'm joking? I've got a 5am plane, man..." ...

Ryan Adams: Rock N Roll

Review by Mark Cooper, The Word, December 2003

So much swagger, so little heart ...

Ryan Adams: Saved By R'n'R

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2003

Ten Things You (Don't) Want To Know About Ryan Adams: He spills the beans on his romantic foibles, his phobias and chocolate. ...

Ryan Adams

Interview by Ian Watson, Rolling Stone (Australia), January 2004

HE ANSWERS THE PHONE like a petulant teenager: another day, another interview to sulk his way through. ...

Ryan Adams: 29

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 2 December 2005

WITH ALMOST NO INFORMATION supplied by Adams, the advance publicity for 29 — the rootsy crooner's third album this year — amounted to a hotchpotch ...

Ryan Adams: "I only have so much fight in me…"

Interview by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, July 2007

That's a damn sight more fight than most people, then. Meet the new Ryan Adams, back with a fine album, a new scrap with his ...

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, July 2007

Boy Wonder Eases Up: Only His 9th LP In Seven Years ...

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 30 October 2008

RYAN ADAMS' drug problems and public tantrums have often overshadowed his music. But Cardinology may put an end to that. ...

Ryan Adams: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 25 November 2008

DESPITE WHAT Ryan Adams tells us tonight, it wasn't true that this was the first time he had ever played London "without being chemically challenged". ...

Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, November 2011

He's back. Stirring return to form from the lost boy of country... ...

Ryan Adams Lets the Sunshine In

Review and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Paste, 2 November 2011

"GUYS, LOOK OUT THE WINDOW TO THE LEFT," Ryan Adams shouts to the other occupants of his tour bus, rolling through the verdant Oregon countryside ...

Ryan Adams: Union Chapel, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 2 November 2011

WHAT DOES A HELLRAISER DO when he reaches 37 and finds little hell left to raise? For Ryan Adams, whose unpredictability has kept fans enthralled ...

At Home, Kinda, With Ryan Adams

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Mehr, Buzzfeed, 7 September 2014

An alt-country wunderkind who hates country music, a restlessly prolific songwriter stifled by his label, a reformed hell-raiser determined to maintain privacy in a celebrity ...

see also Whiskeytown

see also Ryan Adams & The Cardinals


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