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Ryan Adams got his musical start playing punk rock before he was old enough to drive. Dropping out of high school in North Carolina, he decided music was his calling. Adams got his first taste of real success fronting the alt-country band Whiskeytown, describing punk as “too hard to sing.” After three successful albums, the band came to an end and Adams struck out as a solo artist. While not a commercial success, his first release, ‘Heartbreaker,’ gained critical praise. With his second album, ‘Gold,’ Adams received more widespread attention thanks to the single, ‘New York, New York.’ Adams’ label, Lost Highway Records, refused to release several of his albums, opting instead to make Adams’ third solo release, ‘Demolition,’ a mix of songs chosen from the unreleased albums. In 2004, Adams started his own label, Pax Americana, to release what Lost Highway wouldn’t. When his contract with Lost Highway expired, Adams started releasing everything through his own label. He fronted the Cardinals from 2005 until the band split in 2009. Since then, he’s released numerous songs, put together a punk band called Pornograph, and recorded a handful of solo albums.

Watch Ryan Adams Cover Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’

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During a concert in Sydney, Ryan Adams paid tribute to Dave Grohl’s resilience following his recent leg injury by covering the Foo Fighters' “Times Like These.”

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Ryan Adams Helps Find a New Home for an Abandoned Cat in New Zealand

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Ryan Adams recently came across an abandoned cat and took to Twitter to enlist help in finding it a home. He was met with an outpouring of support.

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Stream Ryan Adams’ Latest 7-Inch, ‘Burn in the Night’

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The latest entry in Ryan Adams' 7-inch series for Pax-Am sold out quickly, but you can now stream the three-song 'Burn in the Night' release online.

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Governors Ball NYC Photo Gallery: Day Two

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Ryan Adams, Bjork, Future Islands and more rock the second day of Governors Ball 2015.

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Ryan Adams Clarifies Deadmau5 Call Out, Frustrated With Stage Placement at Governors Ball

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The rocker wasn't happy about the sound bleed from another stage and sarcastically said Deadmau5 plays 'robot music.'

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Ryan Adams Thinks He May Have a Broken Rib

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Ryan Adams may or may not have broken his rib recently.

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Watch Ryan Adams Perform a ‘Black Metal Version’ of Whiskeytown’s ‘16 Days’

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Ryan Adams recently treated fans to a "black metal version" of Whiskeytown's “16 Days.”

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Ryan Adams Announces Latest Pax-Am 7-Inch, ‘Burn in the Night’

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In his ongoing 7" single series with his Pax-Am, Ryan Adams has unveiled the latest effort: "Burn in the Night" b/w "Cop City" and "Look in the Mirror."

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Watch Ryan Adams Play ‘Starting to Hurt’ Twice on ‘Letterman’

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Ryan Adams is a seasoned veteran of the Late Show With David Letterman, so who better than him to help send off the soon-to-be-retired late-night host?

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Daniel Clarke on His Solo 7-Inch: ‘To Have Ryan Adams Be Supportive, It’s Like, Yeah, I Can Do This’

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Along with Phoebe Bridgers and Mike Viola, Daniel Clarke recently celebrated the release of his first-ever 7-inch with Ryan Adams' Pax-Am label, "Diamonds."

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