Ryan Adams Producing New Lemonheads Album
Ryan Adams has announced that he will produce and play drums on the next Lemonheads album, which will feature the return of co-founding singer Ben Deily and onetime bassist Juliana Hatfield. Lemonheads principal Evan Dando, of course, also will be on board for the disc, which will be the band’s first since 2009′s ‘Varshons.’
Adams revealed the news Monday (Sept. 17) with a Twitter post. “Looking forward to producing the new Lemonheads album this weekend with orig 2 songwriters Evan & Ben with@julianahatfield on bass,” the alt-country rocker wrote in the post.
Deily split from the Lemonheads in 1989 following the release of the band’s third album, ‘Lick,’ which was marred by fighting between Dando and Deily and only included five new original tunes. In the intervening years, Deily graduated from Harvard University and has worked in the advertising industry, performing frequently with the band Varsity Drag.
Hatfield, meanwhile, was featured on the Lemoheads’ breakthrough 1992 release, ‘It’s a Shame About Ray,’ playing bass and providing backing vocals on several tracks. Last month it was announced that Hatfield would rejoin the Lemonheads as a touring member for the band’s upcoming 2012 fall U.S. tour with the Psychedelic Furs. That trek kicks off Oct. 12 in St. Louis, Mo., and is scheduled through an Oct. 29 gig in Orlando, Fla.