Ryan Adams has formed a punk band called Pornography with his old friends Leah Hennessey and Johnny T. Yerington, the latter of whom collaborated on his 'Rock N Roll' album. The group releases a seven-song 7-inch single titled '7 Minutes in Heaven' on April 20 as part of this year's Record Store Day festivities, and you can check out one new track from the band, 'Last Nite At the Opera,' below.
Which of the two guys above is occasionally testy alt-country singer-songwriter Ryan Adams and which is 'Ghostbusters' and 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' star Rick Moranis?
With similar Where's-Waldo? glasses and deer-in-the-headlights expressions, not to mention the goofy apparel each is sporting, it's hard to tell, isn't it?
Adams is the one on the left, in case you couldn't figure it out.
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As with many controversies in Courtney Love's life, this one started with an indecipherable blog post. In a long rant that surfaced in 2008, Kurt Cobain's widow accused Ryan Adams of looting $858,000 from her daughter Frances Bean's trust fund to finance his 2003 album, 'Rock n Roll,' which she called “one of the worst records i can think of in rock and roll history." She then followed it over the course of the next year with additional disses against the singer and his wife, Mandy Moore.
Ryan Adams is known for being a seriously prolific writer and recording musician -- he's released three full-length albums in just the last two years -- but it looks like his next project may not be a follow-up to his most recent solo album, last year's 'Ashes and Fire.' In fact, Adams may be focusing his current attention on the next disc from his wife, the actress and pop singer Mandy Moore, who is apparently working on new material for a sequel to her own latest release, 2009's 'Amanda Leigh.'
Ever since releasing her groundbreaking 1993 album, 'Exile in Guyville,' Liz Phair has had a career full of ups and downs. The musician faced a lot of pressure during the '90s to continue her successful discography, but faced harsh criticism and "sell-out" accusations from fans for her self-titled 2003 release. Fast forward nine years later, and we find Phair working with a Academy Award-winning film composer and wanting to collaborate with former Cardinals frontman Ryan Adams.
Alt-country star Ryan Adams has made no secret about his admiration for former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig. Adams has been doing several acoustic metal covers recently, including songs from Iron Maiden, Ratt and Dio. It's only natural that he would select Danzig's classic 'Mother' as his next song to honor. Listen to the hauntingly stripped down version of the track below.