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November (3 stories)
Happy Birthday Ryan Adams: ‘Ryan Is Dead’ Grateful Dead Cover Compilation (JamBase)
A version of a compilation featuring Ryan performing Grateful Dead songs or tunes the group would frequently cover circulates on YouTube and focuses on Adams’ shows as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends.
Bette Sussman covers Ryan Adams' 2005 trilogy (To Be Young)
Just came out in 2017.
Adams tweeted out a snarky list of "approved topics" for the 2017 CMA Awards red carpet. His suggestions include "wagon wheels," "cussin' at snakes," "dangits" and more.

October (15 stories)
Album of the Day (Ep. 174): Ryan Adams - Prisoner (YouTube)
Joshua Kirk does a video review of Prisoner.
Ryan Adams’ signature Strat is nearly finished and it looks awesome (Music Radar)
Singer-songwriter teases ’80s-themed guitar on camera
Ryan Adams Teases New Fender Signature Start on Instagram (Reverb)
Earlier this evening, prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams posted an image on his Instagram account showcasing what appears to be a new signature model from Fender.
Inside the making of Tegan and Sara's 10th-anniversary The Con tribute album (Entertainment Weekly)
Sara Quin, Cyndi Lauper, Ryan Adams, and Sara Bareilles break down the new covers album that reimagines the band’s seminal 2007 LP
Ryan Adams Prisoner World Tour Gig Posters (Proper Magazine)
Designed by illustrator / designer Ivan Minsloff, the posters are in the classic style of US rock posters, with nods to Ryan’s obsession with cats, automobiles and the cities he’s playing.
Meet Phoebe Bridgers, the Ryan Adams-endorsed LA musician creating confessional pop (Hero)
With a website address like, you’ve got to have a ballsy, head-strong attitude and LA-based singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has just that.
Watch Ryan Adams Pay Tribute to Tom Petty with “Even the Losers” at ACL Fest (Relix)
Ryan Adams closed out his Prisoner 2017 tour with a special nod to Tom Petty at Austin City Limits Festival, where he covered Petty's "Even the Losers" as his final song.
Ryan Adams - Live @ Austin City Limits Music Festival, USA, 06-10-2017 (Live Bootlegs)
Exclusive concert from Live Bootlegs Blog!
Ryan Adams - Even the Losers (Tom Petty cover), ACL Festival, 10/13/2017 (YouTube)
Final song of Ryan Adams' Prisoner tour, a tribute to Tom Petty. 10/13/2017. Front row.
Ryan Adams goes off on fan after flash during show in Irving (Star Telegram)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams ripped a fan who wouldn't stop taking flash pictures during his show Wednesday night at Toyota Music Factory.
Ryan Adams’ hourlong ACL Fest set provides a sampling of his deep catalog (Austin 360)
Hourlong sets at music festivals aren’t really the best musical environment for a performer like Ryan Adams, who’s written so many songs over the last two-plus decades that boiling it down to just a dozen or so is fairly limiting.
ACL Review: Ryan Adams (Austin Chronicle)
Americana’s ex-enfant terrible delivers the hits
Listen to Ryan Adams cover Tegan And Sara’s ‘Back In Your Head’ (NME)
Adams' rendition will feature on the pair's 10th anniversary reissue of 'The Con'
Ryan Adams on Tom Petty: He 'Inspired Me My Entire Life' (Rolling Stone)
"This world needed him, and he did not disappoint," Adams says
Ryan and me: A dozen memorable moments with Ryan Adams over the years (My Statesman)
A dozen encounters with Ryan Adams over two decades offer a glimpse at the artist, who’s playing ACL Fest.

September (36 stories)
Exclusive photos: Ryan Adams returns to the Royal Albert Hall (Royal Albert Hall)
Excellent photos by Andy Paradise.
Pilgrimage Festival Sees Fine Sets By Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, And More [Photos] (Live For Live Music)
Though the heat was formidable, the weather didn’t stop festival-goers, with both days of the festival selling out and many folks staking claim at the front of the festival’s four stages to get close spots for Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Ad
Ryan Adams Reveals Subtle Scientific Tribute on the Cover of His Album Gold (Relix)
If you've never taken a long, careful gaze into the cover of Ryan Adams' landmark record Gold, then you probably never connected the subtle nod to the actual element of gold.
Pop review: Ryan Adams at the Royal Albert Hall (3 out of 5 stars) (The Times)
Adams showcased his versatile abilities: thoughtful singer-songwriter, maudlin country balladeer, bar-room rock’n’roller
Recording Ryan Adams – Sweet Carolina With Apogee Symphony I/O #Listen On #SoundCloud (Rockstar Seo)
KCRW broadcast this intimate solo performance with Ryan Adams recorded at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio in front of a live audience. It was recorded by Bob Clearmountain using Apogee Symphony I/O.
Pilgrimage 2017: Go Behind the Scenes at Justin Timberlake Festival (Rolling Stone)
With the pop star as one of its producers and headliners, Pilgrimage featured an eclectic lineup including Marty Stuart and Amanda Shires.
10 things we learnt at Ryan Adams’ songwriting workshop, as part of the Albert Sessions (Royal Albert Hall)
Alongside an extensive tour schedule, including a sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall, the prolific singer/songwriter continues to write every day.
Ryan Adams review: His heart was not so much bared as exposed, valves and all (Evening Standard)
If there was a theme to the night, it was one of rock’n’roll catharsis, says Elizabeth Aubrey
Ryan Adams + Karen Elson, 02 Academy, Bournemouth, 19th September 2017 (Americana UK)
Tonight’s gig was a really good one. I’d gladly look forward to another helping of some self-indulgent sweet pie.
Ryan Adams returns to the top of his game at the Royal Albert Hall – review (Cetus News)
Ryan Adams knows how to rise from the ashes.
Ryan Adams returns to the top of his game at the Royal Albert Hall – review (4 out of 5 stars) (The Telegraph)
Ryan Adams knows how to rise from the ashes.
Ryan Adams Covers Grateful Dead In San Francisco On This Date In 2004 (Jambase)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is a well-known fan of the Grateful Dead.
Ryan Adams electrifies the Cambridge Corn Exchange (Cambridge Independent)
The American alternative country star’s effortless mastery drew fans out in force to the city’s main pop music venue.
Meet Ms. Misery: 23-Year-Old Singer Phoebe Bridgers Is Making the Best Sad Songs (W Magazine)
Interview with the former PAX-AM labelmate.
Gig review: Ryan Adams at O2 Academy Leeds (Yorkshire Evening Post)
The last time Ryan Adams played in Leeds he appeared to be uninterested and disengaged from the music.
Ryan Adams @ Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 15 Sep (The Skinny)
Tonight's Ryan Adams show sadly feels entirely self-indulgent, making for an overall disappointingly dull show
Music review: Ryan Adams at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh (The Scotsman)
Ryan Adams ****
Ryan Adams at the 02 Academy, Leeds review (QRO)
Two years on from his last visit, the enfant terrible was back in town, and for those who were worried that he might be in danger of settling down, you can stop worrying
American singer Ryan Adams to play at Bournemouth's O2 Academy on Tuesday (The Impartial Reporter)
The American musician, record producer and poet, is set to perform an intimate headline show in Bournemouth support of his highly-anticipated album, Prisoner.
Ryan Adams stirs rumours of ‘Coronation Street’ appearance following bizarre Twitter exchange with show (NME)
He wants to play a time travelling cyborg.
Review: Ryan Adams, Usher Hall, Edinburgh (Herald Scotland)
Four stars
Ryan Adams comes in many different colours... and may be the last standing rock star (Evening Standard)
Ryan Adams has lived a life that would seem made up if it wasn't all true. That's why he's so compelling, writes David Ellis
Phoebe Bridgers: Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes and me (The Guardian)
She came late to the emo party, but the folk-rock singer says she’s ‘still an angsty teenager’ at heart
Review: Ryan Adams at Manchester Apollo (Manchester Evening News)
Ryan Adams comes to the city he loves to play a career spanning set, writes Guy Keeble
Ryan Adams and the Unknown Band: O2 Apollo Manchester (The Afterword)
Short review.
Ryan Adams, Karen Elson: Manchester O2 Apollo (Getintothis)
As Ryan Adams took to the Manchester Apollo stage in a cloud of incense, Getintothis’ Paul Fitzgerald was there to see which version of the denim clad rocker would appear.
Ryan Adams contributes to new covers album (Americana UK)
Ryan Adams, Hayley Williams, CHVRCHES, Bleachers, Shura, Shamir, Mykki Blanco, Cyndi Lauper, and more are all contributing.
Husker Du’s Grant Hart Remembered by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Ryan Adams, More (Variety)
Grant Hart, a rare drummer who is also a singer-songwriter, brought the high-powered band’s melodic leanings to the fore, helping to lead them out of the blistering hardcore of their early years into a fusion that was equally powerful but had more ho
Ryan Adams, Fred Armisen, Ted Leo, and More React to Death of Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart (Pitchfork)
The influential drummer, songwriter, and vocalist died following a battle with cancer
Live Report: Ryan Adams at the Olympia Theatre (Hot Press)
There are heckles from the audience imploring him to even say hello, his reply is that he can’t talk; he’s got too many songs to do.
Watch Ryan Adams Perform “To Be Without You” on Ellen (SPIN)
Ryan Adams spent the past two months being rude to the Strokes and dissing Father John Misty, but he’s at least closing the summer on a pleasant note.
Ryan Adams plays surprise Belfast solo gig (BBC)
Singer Ryan Adams gave Belfast fans an unexpected treat on Thursday night by performing a last-minute acoustic gig at a city centre bar.
Singer Ryan Adams gave Belfast fans an unexpected treat on Thursday night by performing a last-minute acoustic gig at a city centre bar. (BBC)
"Entrance w donations for Assisi animal shelter @AssisiSanctuary I love you Belfast," Ryan Adams tweeted.
US singer Ryan Adams performs surprise gig in Belfast bar (Belfast Telegraph)
US star Ryan Adams performed a surprise gig at a bar in Belfast on Thursday night.
Ryan Adams Plays Surprise Acoustic Show in Belfast (Jambands)
Adams took to his Twitter to gauge the audience response to an unannounced gig around the city and of course the overwhelming response was yes, prompting Adams to head to McHughs Bar for a late night show that benefitted the Assisi Animal Shelter.
CONCERT REVIEW: Ryan Adams Delivers at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre (Sept. 30) (Shindig Music)
Adams and his backing group the Unknown Band delivered a solid two-hour set that included selections from across his storied career.

August (28 stories)
How Green Man Festival gave Ryan Adams a helping hand on his journey from critical darling to major league star (The Mirror)
The Jacksonville golden boy took on his first major British festival headline set in the verdant surroundings of Green Man Festival - and proved he is capable of stepping up to the very biggest stages.
Ryan Adams @ Pukkelpop 2017 (Proximus Music)
Pukkelpop 2017 - 17/08/2017 photos.
In beeld: de passage van Ryan Adams op Pukkelpop 2017 (10 foto's) (Humo)
Als u om god-weet-welke reden de doortocht van Ryan Adams op het hoofdpodium miste, kan u hier uw troostprijs in de vorm van sfeerbeelden claimen.
Bij de merch verkopen ze een linnen tas met de tekst ‘I love Ryan Adams because I love Satan’.
Ryan Adams kreunt van liefdesverdriet (Dutch) (NRC)
Hoe kitscherig het zelfmedelijden van Ryan Adams ook dreigt te worden, tóch geloof je hem: door de ijzersterkte, kraakheldere liedjes.
Misschien dacht Adams zelf ook: 'Klaar met het gezanik: rocken met die hap' (Dutch) (Volkskrant)
Na flets begin buigt Ryan Adams concert in TivoliVredenburg om tot gierende rockshow.
Ryan Adams: Rauw, hees, teder (Dutch) (Standaard)
3 out of 5 stars.
RECENSIE. Ryan Adams spuugt en strooit met emoties (Nieuwsblad)
Zijn jeansvest gepikt bij The Ramones, zijn gitaar bij ZZ Top.
Ryan Adams op Pukkelpop: pluchen tijger, rockende krijger (Dutch) (De Morgen)
4 out of 5 stars.
US Tour Wrap-Up (7/28-8/5) (Mega Superior Gold)
Ryan Adams and the Unknown Band hit the midwestern US for 7 shows making stops in St Paul, Milwaukee, Chicago, St Louis, and St Charles.
Alt om Øya 2017 (Norwegian) (Dagsavisen)
Dagsavisen gir deg alt om festivalen i Tøyenparken. Bakgrunnsstoff, stemning - og anmeldelser.
US Tour Notes and Setlists (7/28-8/5) (Mega Superior Gold)
US Tour Notes and Setlists (7/28-8/5)
Ryan Adams Way Out West, 11/8 – 2017 (Festivalrykten)
”Jag trodde han skulle vara mer ledsen”, berättar en hängiven Ryan Adams-lyssnare efter konsertens slut.
Ryan Adams bjuder på rockfest (Swedish) (Göteborg-Posten)
Ryan Adams vet hur man rockar, absolut, men det är ju balladerna GP:s Jan Andersson vill höra.
Ryan Adams oerhört ojämn – och alldeles underbar (Swedish) (Aftonbladet)
GÖTEBORG. Ryan Adams är ojämn, trött, peppad, jätterolig, böjbar och ganska så underbar.
Ryan Adams - Karma Police (Tune of the Day)
It’s Thursday, It’s Way Out West, let’s pick an artist and play a tune and hey, let’s pick a cover.
Konsert: Ryan Adams på Øyafestivalen 2017 (Norwegian) (Dagbladet)
Sola smilte over countryrockeren fra Jacksonville.
European Tour Wrap-Up (7/6-7/16) (Mega Superior Gold)
Ryan Adams returned to the shores of Europe for his first tour there since the summer of 2015.
Dyster mann sprer glede (Norwegian) (Dagsavisen)
Ryan Adams så ut til å trives i ettermiddagssola på Tøyen. I en time med sørgelige sanger som gjorde tusener glade.
Fantastisk musik, men kedelig fremførelse (Tjeck)
Han synger helt fantastisk, og hans guitarspil er ikke til at sætte en finger på.
Ryan Adams svang forbi Store Vega onsdag aften, og viste hvordan en koncert skal skrues sammen.
Ryan Adams’s Latest Album Is Full of Pain, but He Still Calls It “a Celebration” (Vanity Fair)
From the September issue.
Watch an Epic 20-Minute “Cold Roses” and “Magnolia Mountain” from Ryan Adams’ Show in Denmark (Relix)
Ryan Adams is turning the combination of two of the very best tracks from 2005's Cold Roses into the highlight of his show at the moment.
Ryan Adams at the Pageant: Phenomenal in spite of himself (KDHX)
It was worth it, well worth it, and the memories of Adams' performance were paying me double the next morning.
[PHOTOS] Ryan Adams + Jillian Jacqueline at The Pageant in St. Louis (Speakers In Code)
Ryan Adams returned to The Pageant in St. Louis last week, playing songs from his latest album, Prisoner, in addition to older material like "Come Pick Me Up," "To Be Young," and "Let It Ride."
European Tour Notes and Setlists (7/6-7/16) (Mega Superior Gold)
European Tour Notes and Setlists (7/6-7/16)
Ryan Adams Dedicates “Magnolia Mountain” to Jerry Garcia on His Birthday (Relix)
Ryan Adams celebrated the birthday of Jerry Garcia with a special version of Adams' Cold Roses cut "Magnolia Mountain" dedicated to the late Grateful Dead guitarist.
Ryan Adams dives into back catalog, mixes old with new at Riverside Theater (Milwaukee Record)
On Sunday, his tour stopped at the Riverside Theater.

July (27 stories)
A favorably uncranky Ryan Adams turns it up in first of two Palace gigs (Star Tribune)
“It takes two, when it used to only take one,” Ryan Adams sang midway through his two-hour set Friday, a line that could sum up his weekend in St. Paul.
Breakout star Jillian Jacqueline hits the road with Ryan Adams (Countryschatter)
Bold next-generation star Jillian Jacqueline will join alt-Country pioneer Ryan Adams for a string of shows this weekend and early next week.
Wilco, Ryan Adams confirm concert dates at downtown's Orpheum (The Commercial Appeal)
Adams will be playing a full band show at the Orpheum on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets for Adams’ appearance are $38 and $52.50, plus fees. They go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.
Ryan Adams and Emmylou Harris to play Breese Stevens Field Sept. 29 (The Cap Times)
The bad news is that Emmylou Harris is cancelling her Sept. 29 concert at the Capitol Theater. The good news is that she's opening for Ryan Adams at Breese Stevens Field on that same night.
Der letzte Zug aus Woodstock (The Last Train From Woodstock, German review) (Der Tagesspiegel)
Im Tempodrom bringt Ryan Adams seine Fans zur Ekstase. Der Sänger ist im besten Dad-Rock-Alter - was überhaupt nicht schlimm ist.
Ryan Adams im Tempodrom (rbb Mediathek)
German language radio concert review.
Ryan Adams mit ehrlichem T-Shirt-Rock im Tempodrom (Morgenpost)
Ryan Adams spielt im Tempodrom ein beseeltes Konzert und zeigt, wie man mit Anleihen bei den ganz Großen authentische Musik macht.
Ryan Adams droht, Konzert in der Muffathalle abzubrechen (Abeinzeitung München)
Kampf gegen Blitzer und Krakeeler: Aber Ryan Adams gibt in der Muffathalle ein fantastisches, vielseitiges Konzert.
Ryan Adams al Vittoriale degli Italiani: la recensione del concerto (Indie Eye)
Concerto intensissimo quello di Ryan Adams al Vittoriale degli italiani dello scorso 12 luglio.
RYAN ADAMS live@Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale, Gardone Riviera (BS), 12 Luglio 2017 (Enzo Corelli)
Review in Italian.
Ryan Adams travolgente al Vittoriale di Gardone Riviera (On Stage)
È una fresca serata d’estate quella che accoglie il ritorno di Ryan Adams, uno dei songwriter più intimisti ed eleganti della scena americana, in giro per il mondo a promuovere il suo nuovo bellissimo lavoro, Prisoner.
Legendarni Ryan Adams u Zagreb dovodi i Karen Elson (Vecernji)
Koncert ljubitelja ma?aka, flipera i poezije po?inje u 21 sat
Ryan Adams e il suo amore finito sul palco di Tener-a-mente (Italian) (Brescia)
Stasera al Vittoriale il country-rocker americano con un album estremamente personale che mostra la fragilità umana in tutti i suoi risvolti. Apre Karen Elson
Ryan Adams, Parc del Fòrum – Cruïlla Festival (Barcelona) (Ruta 66)
Spanish review.
Ryan Adams @Auditorium Parco della Musica – 11.07.2017 (Rocklab)
Conclusioni: Non sono moltissimi gli artisti che dimostrano di avere questa forte carica rock unita a una voglia pazza di sperimentare, anche a rischio di dilatare troppo le composizioni.
Questa sera a Gardone Riviera Ryan Adams in concerto per Tener-a-mente festival (Radio Popolare Verona)
Ryan Adams in apertura la super modella e cantante britannica KAREN ELSON
Ryan Adams canta l’amore al Vittoriale «Ricerca infinita» (Bresciaoggi)
Vi siete mai sentiti prigionieri dell’amore? Se la risposta è affermativa, questa sera al Vittoriale di Gardone Riviera c’è il concerto che fa per voi
Ryan Adams @ Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma (11/07/2017) (Italian) (Il Cibicida)
Preso commiato con l'unica parola della serata (“Thanks”), Ryan Adams si congeda senza encore, senza animo, senza cuore.
A contra corrente de Ryan Adams (Portuguese) (Arte Sonora)
2017-07-06, NOS Alive, Passeio Marítimo de Algés
Ryan Adams + Karen Elson @ Auditorium [Roma, 11/Luglio/2017] (Nerds Attack)
Italian review.
I Think Ryan Adams’ New Tour Poster is a Cat Pooping on Donald Trump’s Head (Relix)
Ryan Adams rolled out his latest round of show posters and it appears he's taking his criticism of Donald Trump to print.
Ryan Adams’ Guide to New York City (Observer)
What life was like for a heavy-drinking, perpetually fucked up mid-2000s East Village resident
Ryan Adams on alt-J: “It’s like a mosquito bite — if you ignore it, it’ll go away” (Consequence of Sound)
In one fell swoop, Adams reduced alt-J to an annoying, pesky entity suited for the Nickelodeon demographic.
NOS Alive 2017: Ryan Adams calls Donald Trump a “fucking moron”, The xx thrill and The Weeknd gets started (NME)
Ryan Adams used his appearance at Lisbon’s NOS Alive 2017 to apologise for the President of the United States of America being “a fucking moron”.
US/Canada Tour Wrap-Up (6/18-29/17) (Mega Superior Gold)
Only a few weeks after the previous leg of touring in Australia and New Zealand, Ryan and his Unknown Band were out once again for 9 shows throughout the western US and Canada.
Ryan Adams sings a sad song (Vancouver Weekly)
As a personality, Ryan Adams certainly packs a rebellious, if mainstream, style of charm. From the get-go the country-tinged North Carolinian embraced the audience.
Ryan Adams in Portland: A music critic’s last word (True Viral News)
“I’m lucky,” Ryan Adams wrote on Instagram a few tour stops ago, and then did what the songwriter does best: pour his heart out.

June (48 stories)
Ryan Adams in Portland: A music critic's last word (Oregon Live)
Ryan Adams believes in music, and he makes me believe, too.
Ryan Adams improvises a song about Bruce Springsteen’s teleprompter: Watch (Consequence of Sound)
Is it his own autobiography or a VHS copy of Aliens?
Five artists that make Spain’s Mad Cool the best festival you’ve never heard of (The Line of Best Fit)
1. Ryan Adams 'Return to form' is a phrase often touted when it comes to Ryan Adams albums when the truth is, his output has been consistently on point for years now.
Ryan Adams vs. the Planet Jupiter (The Portland Mercury)
It’s time to address the fact that two years ago, without warning, Ryan Adams logged onto Twitter to unleash fear and loathing on the planet Jupiter.
The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) (Vulture)
Prisoner funnels the bare brokenhearted mood of Adams’s classic solo debut, Heartbreaker, through the Tom Petty–indebted classic-rock theatrics of 2014’s Ryan Adams.
Photos: Ryan Adams and Amy Miller at Edgefield on June 29, 2017 (Vortex)
REVIEW: Ryan Adams the real deal (Gig City)
The whole concert felt ragged and unplanned, off the cuff, yet delivered with precision where it counted. The banter between songs was the real deal: As if you were talking to the guy face to face.
4 videos live from Edmonton (Ben Greesh)
How Ryan Adams (of All People) Became an Internet Visionary (SPIN)
This article originally appeared in the February 2007 issue of Spin.
10 things to do in Edmonton this week: The Works, Jazz Fest and Ryan Adams (Edmonton Journal)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is back in town with his latest effort and first album of new material since 2014.
I was ecstatic at the chance to see Ryan Adams on tour in the wake of his new album, Prisoner, knowing what a serious songwriter and musician can throw out onstage.
PHOTOS: Ryan Adams – Red Rocks – 06/20/2017 (The Marquee)
Photos by Elliot Siff
Taylor Swift Enlists Jack Antonoff and Ryan Adams for New Album (Ace Showbiz)
Besides Antonoff and Adams, the 27-year-old singer will reportedly team up with Chris Carrabba on her upcoming sixth studio album.
Halsey: ‘I used to be a social queen – now I’m terrified of people’ (The Guardian)
While picking at dim sum, she talks passionately about Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Ryan Adams, and you get the feeling that if Halsey wasn’t a pop star having Gifs made about herself, she would be making them about other artists.
Returning after releasing his new album Prisoner as well as the music video for his lead single, “Do You Still Love Me?,” which was filmed at Red Rocks during his performance last year.
Photos: Ryan Adams returns to Red Rocks (AXS)
A cloud billowed to the left of Creation Rock; every now and again lightning flashed and a few drops of rain sprinkled, refreshing after the 95-degree day.
Ryan Adams Fans Fulfill Their Wildest Dreams at Red Rocks (Westword)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams brought his classic act to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 20, 2017. All photos by Miles Chrisinger.
Final Four in the “BEST DRA SONG 2017” (Losering Books)
The “BEST DRA SONG 2017” listener poll has gone pretty much exactly according to Hoyle, in that it’s now down to the last four songs — and all four No. 1 seeds have made it into the Final Four.
Ryan Adams And The Unknown Band Let It Ride During A Surprise Show In Boulder [Photos] (Live For Live Music)
Fans in Boulder, Colorado were lucky enough to catch Ryan Adams and The Unknown Band last night for an intimate surprise show at the Fox Theatre — a sold-out performance that was only announced last week.
Ryan Adams’ Salt Lake City set proves incendiary, even without the smoke machines (The Salt Lake Tribune)
"Imagine there's smoke … almost like you're at a rock show," Ryan Adams said to a packed Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Sunday night. His crew didn't use smoke machines at his concert because, according to Adams, the theater wouldn't let them.
Review: Ryan Adams brings old tricks, new surprises to Eccles Theater show (Ticket)
Ryan Adams Discovers the Greatness of The Beatles’ Revolver (Relix)
Last night Adams dug into the band's most expansive, psychedelic work, 1966's Revolver and tweeted his thoughts on the album along with some commentary from his former bandmate and studio collaborator Benmont Tench.
June madness continues: The brains behind the bracket (Losering Books)
A great feature on Christopher Bradley's Best DRA Song 2017 survey including a short interview/Q&A.
The Best Songs of 2017, So Far (Wide Open Country)
The impeccable production and accompaniment on "Hotel Amarillo" by Caroline Spence feels plucked out of Ryan Adams’ “Gold” era, adding grit to Spence’s softly soaring vocals.
Best shows: Ryan Adams and the Black Lips (The Know)
Sad rock extraordinaire Ryan Adams and delirious garage rockers the Black Lips are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week.
So you want to get into Ryan Adams … (Herald Extra)
Here are 10 songs that constitute a good starting point
Ryan Adams to perform at Stiefel in early Oct. (Salina Post)
The Watson Stiefel Theatre announced that Ryan Adams will make a stop in Salina this October.
RYAN ADAMS Comes to the Fox Theatre This Summer (Broadway World Denver)
Sold out.
How 'Meet Me in the Bathroom' Chronicles a Bygone Era of New York Rock (Rolling Stone)
Memories of the Strokes–Ryan Adams confrontation, and many other key moments, vary depending on who is talking.
Put on your Ryan Adams-endorsed Heavy Metal Shop t-shirt and head to The Eccles Sunday night for a good old-fashioned rock n’ roll show, featuring the alt-country pioneer turned rocker in the flesh.
Did Ryan Adams and Matthew Perry Just Become Best Friends? (Relix)
Ryan Adams got some love from Friends actor Matthew Perry as he spun Adams' Live at Carnegie Hall record on a warm New York day and decided to tweet about it.
Ryan Adams Coming to Salina (KSAL)
Another big act is coming to the Stiefel Theatre in Salina. Ryan Adams is coming this fall.
Late Night Roundup | War On Drugs, Thundercat, Ryan Adams & alt-J (Late Night Roundup)
Continuing a grueling promotion of his recently released Prisoner, Ryan Adams brought a straight-forward but hard-hitting performance of “Doomsday” to Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show.
Watch Ryan Adams Perform Crushing 'Doomsday' on 'Kimmel' (Rolling Stone)
Heartland-rock track highlights singer-songwriter's recent 'Prisoner' LP
New Zealand/Australia Tour Wrap-Up (5/20-5/27/17) (Mega Superior Gold)
The band played 6 shows in total that ran from 2-3 hours per night plus Ryan made quite a few radio and tv appearances throughout the week.
Ryan Adams & The Unknown Band remind us at LA’s Greek Theatre why we keep coming back for more (Showbams)
“It’s good to be home,” touted singer and guitarist Ryan Adams, who performed at LA’s Greek Theatre with his Unknown Band last Saturday.
Ryab Adams: Prisoner (4 out of 5) (Sputnik Music)
Review Summary: Professional sad guy Ryan Adams gets even sadder.
Ryan Adams Gives Thrilling Show (Santa Barbara Independent)
Fans Sit and Stand at the Granada
Review and photos.
Miles Tsang Ryan Adams Los Angeles Poster Variants World Premiere Exclusive (Inside The Rock Poster Frame)
Miles Tsang did the poster for Ryan Adams concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on June 3 and it is my pleasure to debut the variants so you guys get to see them first.
It's been a long road here from playing to 100 people but I'm not half done yet. We're headed for the moon, friends. What a ride. (Ryan Adams)
Ryan Adams on Instagram taking stock one third through the Prisoner Tour.
Ryan Adams Duets With Karen Elson, Covers Oasis at Exquisite L.A. Show (Yahoo)
Ryan Adams’s two-hour Saturday show at Los Angeles’s Greek Theatre was a night of muscular musicianship — all extended Heartbreakers-style jams to complement the sensitive singer-songwriter’s trademark heartbreaking lyrics.
Ryan Adams gives the people what they want at packed Greek Theatre show (AXS)
In the live arena, Adams comes to life, replacing solemn outros and muted passages with wailing bravado and extended guitar solos.
Following Concert Attended By Secret Empire Writer Nick Spencer, Musician Ryan Adams Has A Message Of Unity (Bleeding Cool)
Superstar writer Nick Spencer took a break from arguing with anyone who criticizes Marvel Comics or Nick Spencer on Twitter to tweet live on location from a Ryan Adams concert at the Greek Theater in LA
Ryan Adams: US singer battled ear disease on Australian tour (The Australian)
It wasn’t all fun for Adams during his Australian tour.
New Zealand/Australia Tour Notes and Setlists (5/20-5/27/17) (Mega Superior Gold)
Setlists and notes from the recent leg of the Prisoner Tour.
RYAN ADAMS “PRISONER” (Dish Music Review)
Released in February, Ryan Adams’ “Prisoner” has legs well into summer 2017.
EDITORIAL: Did Ryan Adams really play in Byron Bay? (Byron Shire News)
IS IT just me or has anyone else realised that these days seeing is definitely not believing.

May (77 stories)
Ryan Adams Under Cover (Under Cover At The Office)
LIVE tribute to Ryan Adams as part of our monthly Under Cover series.
Live Review: Ryan Adams + Middle Kids – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (26.05.17) (AU Review)
If there is a personification of the word “chill”, it’s US singer-songwriter, Ryan Adams.
Karen Elson Comes to the Granada (Santa Barbara Independent)
Second Album and Ryan Adams Tour for Elson
Official 2017 Lollapalooza Aftershows Announced (CBS Local)
Lollapalooza artists will take over music venues across the city once again as the lineup of official aftershows has been revealed.
Lollapalooza announces 57 aftershows (Chicago Tribune)
Ryan Adams with the Districts at Vic.
Just in Case You Missed Anything Vol. 26 (Mega Superior Gold)
Lots of exciting news out there in Ryan Adams land.
Ryan Adams, Middle Kids - Hordern Pavilion (The Music)
A handful of songs in, with none of Adams' usual wacky banter and humorous sidetracking, and the observance that he was wearing sunglasses, it began to become clear he wasn't his usual self.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner B-Sides – Album Review (German) (Sounds & Books)
Mit den B-Sides wieder auf dem Weg zum Olymp
Ryan Adams’ Hordern Pavilion show might have been his farewell to Australia (The Brag)
Thanking fans for the memories, the post could be taken as an announcement that Sydney’s show was his final on Australian shores.
Ryan Adams Lights Up Margaret Court Arena (Cat Politics)
This may be the last time that Ryan Adams will visit Australia, so I’m glad I got to see him perform live one more time.
Photo Gallery: Ryan Adams – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (26.05.17) (The AU Review)
Friday night saw Ryan play the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, and Rebecca Houlden was there to capture the man in action.
Ryan Adams review: Heartbreak and soul defy the odds (Sydney Morning Herald)
Smoke-billowing, the psych-blues wig-outs were peaks moments of Adams' show.
Ryan Adams: cat-loving balladeer (Radio NZ)
Broadcast on the Saturday Morning show.
We Still Love You Ryan Adams (Triple M)
Melbourne live review.
Ryan Adams breaks ‘Prisoner’ out on tour (SF Gate)
Playing extended sets that reach back into the farthest corners of his career, he liberally dishes out beloved covers and rarities alongside classics from his breakthrough solo albums 2000’s “Heartbreaker” and 2001’s “Gold.”
'Her comments are an embarrassment:' Ryan Adams and Michael Gudinski weigh in on tennis icon Margaret Court's controversial stance on gay marriage (Daily Mail)
'They should change the [arena's] name,' he told the publication on Friday. 'I support equality. [Margaret's comments] are an embarrassment.'
Ryan Adams calls out Margaret Court on marriage equality stance (News)
The US musician Tweeted “Hey Margaret Court, a PAGAN who STRONGLY SUPPORTS marriage equality (get a prenup tho) will play the arena named for you tomorrow”.
Ryan Adams Teases Margaret Court Over Homophobic Comments Ahead Of His Show At Her Arena (Music Feeds)
Ryan Adams has taken to Twitter to address the homophobic comments of tennis star Margaret Court ahead of his show in Melbourne at Margaret Court Arena this week.
Notes To Ryan Adams, From A Fan In Byron Bay (The Music)
Dear Ryan, can you see anything out from under that shag of hair?
Melanie Bracewell interviews Ryan Adams (Hauraki)
Ryan tells Mel about his dream of recreating the Titanic film but only using cats, his music and a whole lot more!
Ryan Adams, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, director John Glen, Master of None star Lena Waithe 05/24/17 (WNYC)
Ryan Adams discusses his latest album, Prisoner.
Ryan Adams and the Benefits of Being a Mockingbird (Mockingbird)
The truth is, Adams didn’t just have an immature response to a few hecklers over the years. He actually harassed entire audiences. I should know. He did it to me.
Ryan Adams Dips Into Cardinals Rarities in Byron Bay (JamBands)
Ryan Adams continued his Australian tour last night in Byron Bay with a show that saw him and his band delve deep into the Cardinals songbook with the first performances of two select tracks in years.
Ryan Adams breaks out on new album Prisoner (CBC)
Adams talked about the creative process behind his new album and how it has affected his personal relationships.
Concert Review: Ryan Adams, The Tivoli, Tuesday night, May 23 (Courier Mail)
Fronting a crack five-piece band, Adams sprinkled his 24-song set with plenty of songs from his fine new release Prisoner and mixed these in with lots of older classics.
Ryan Adams delivers heartfelt set to Tivoli crowd (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Excellent long and detailed review.
Ryan Adams: ‘Music Is How I Contribute’ (Music Feeds)
There’s a lot on Ryan Adams’ mind at any given time. A conversation with the acclaimed singer-songwriter uses up the full 20 minutes allocated and only allows for about four questions to be asked.
Ryan Adams - The Empty Bed (Tune Doctor)
Regular readers will know how much of a fanboy I am of Ryan Adams, but before this turns you off, you must checkout The Empty Bed.
Photos that ROCK! Ryan Adams & Jenny Lewis (Twangville)
At 34 weeks pregnant, there aren’t many acts that I would have dragged myself off the couch to trek into Boston and photograph these days.
Ryan Adams is announcing tour dates with a 'Lord of the Rings' tribute (Mashable)
He's announcing shows one by one using a Lord of the Rings-inspired map filled in with song titles from his new album, Prisoners.
Photos of Ryan Adams live in Auckland (Radio Hauraki)
Check out the photos from Ryan Adams playing live at the Civic Theatre in Auckland (All photos by Adam Jones Photography)
Ryan Adams is playing a secret show in Brisbane tonight (Tonedeaf)
Tickets are $5 and only available on the door. Password is ‘Wednesday’ and all proceeds go to Little Paws Kitten Rescue: a no kill, non-profit kitten and cat rescue based in Brisbane and surrounds.
Ryan Adams Announces Secret Show In Brisbane Tonight (Triple M)
Fans get in QUICK!
Caught Live: Ryan Adams Plays 'Black Hole Sun' At Auckland Show (Under The Radar)
Adams paid an apt tribute to Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden by performing one of their most recognisable songs 'Black Hole Sun', which featured on the band's 1994 album Superunknown.
Ryan Adams Is Playing An Intimate Last-minute Show In Brisbane Tonight (The Music)
It seems US rocker Ryan Adams isn’t the best at keeping a secret, confirming details of an intimate last-minute show in Brisbane tonight shortly after teasing fans with a cryptic tweet hours earlier.
Ryan Adams pays tribute to Chris Cornell with cover of “Black Hole Sun” — watch (Consequence of Sound)
A tribute to the Soundgarden frontman from Down Under
U2, Ryan Adams, Metallica Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell at Concerts (Rolling Stone)
Aerosmith also remember Soundgarden singer with "Dream On" dedication
Watch Ryan Adams, Metallica Cover Soundgarden's “Black Hole Sun” for Chris Cornell (Pitchfork)
U2 and Aerosmith also dedicated songs to Cornell at their respective shows
Watch Ryan Adams Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell in Auckland with “Black Hole Sun” (Go See Live Music)
On Saturday night (May 20), Ryan Adams took the stage at The Civic in Auckland, Australia to a capacity crowd. During his show, he took pause to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”
The wonderful story of Wednesday Adams. (The Wireless)
Did Ryan Adams really care about cemetery cat? Or was she just another one of his women? The Wireless investigates.
Ryan Adams To Headline Enormous 'Prisoner' Australian Tour (Australian Guitar Magazine)
After dropping by Sydney with a one-off Enmore gig last December, universally acclaimed singer-songwriter-shredder Ryan Adams is set to bring his latest full-length - Prisoner, out now on EMI and Adam's own PAX AM label - to Australia this month.
Ryan Adams on The Music Show (podcast) (The Music Show)
With the release on 17th February of his new album Prisoner Ryan Adams came in to chat about his recording process, producing other artists in his own Pax Am studios and his interest in the music of pop megastar Taylor Swift.
Ryan Adams Just Released The Best Tour Poster Ever! (Triple M)
American singer/ songwriter Ryan Adams has just released the coolest tour poster ahead of his Australian tour that kicks off next week in Brisbane.
US/Canada Tour Notes and Setlists (4/29-5/14/17) (Mega Superior Gold)
Setlists and notes on the recent leg of the Prisoner Tour.
Early 2000s Rock Dudefight Ends in a Surprisingly Sick Burn (Jezebel)
The origin of this fight is an oral history about the end of the band The Strokes published in Vulture.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner B-Sides [Album Review] (The Firenote)
When you can create a track like the heart wrenching “Broken Things” and it gets cut, that is when you realize that all the praise Ryan Adams gets might be rightfully deserved.
Shaky Knees Music Festival 2017 Review: The 10 Best Performances (Consequence of Sound)
The ultimate Atlanta weekend for "bands actually playing fucking instruments"
Ryan Adams - Jack The First Grader Is Pretty Awesome (SoundCloud)
Dial a song segment from Episode 4 of The Midnight Wave radio show. Ryan and the guys sing a song about Jack, the kid who also made the Prisoner Box Set unboxing video.
The Last Moment OF THE Last Great Rock Band (Strokes story with Ryan content) (Vulture)
The inside story of how the Strokes — and the early-aughts New York rock boom — went bust, told by the people who lived it.
The Strokes’ Tumultuous Relationship With Ryan Adams Recapped In New Book: “He Was Definitely A Bad Influence” (Stereogum)
Journalist Lizzy Goodman will publish Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth And Rock And Roll In New York City, 2001–2011, a new oral history diving into NYC’s 21st century rock scene, on May 23.
More Prisoner: End of World Edition box sets for sale! (PAX-AM)
Get 'em while they're hot!
Shaky Knees 2017 Day 3: Phoenix, Ryan Adams, Third Eye Blind wrap the weekend with diverse performances (AJC)
The assembled faithful sang along with “Do You Still Love Me?” and “Gimme Something Good,” as Adams raked his Flying-V guitar.
Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis Trade Sit Ins in Maryland (JamBands)
Lewis opened up the night, the second of two outings with Adams, with a 10-song set featuring solo tunes and songs from Rilo Kiley and the more recent project Nice As Fuck.
LISTEN: We Catch Up With Ryan Adams Ahead Of His Aus Tour (Triple M)
On touring Australia, Adams says; “It’s so wild to me that I’m on stage in Australia, it’s very surreal. It’s a place I feel a place to celebrate my life because I’ve survived a lot”.
Ryan Atoms: A Tribute to Ryan Adams (Fargo Underground)
May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live Review: Ryan Adams is brisk and businesslike at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (Vanyaland)
Unlike other his concerts, Adams kept his commentary — and crowd banter — to a scarce minimum.
Ryan Adams: Massey Hall, Toronto ON, May 9 (Exclaim!)
Ryan Adams returned to the revered Massey Hall last night (May 9), treating his Toronto audience to a sprawling two-hour set.
Ryan Adams Prisoner End of the World Box Set Unboxing (RichmanVA)
Jack is a huge Ryan Adams fan (I mean just look at the hair and glasses) so him and his dad decided to do an unboxing video for the new Ryan Adams Prisoner End of the World edition boxset.
No Depression in Whiskeytown (Losering Books)
Opinions shouldn’t be static or carved in stone, and two decades past Whiskeytown’s prime I do sometimes catch myself wondering: Were they really all that?
Watch Ryan Adams Lead Whiskeytown Through Early 1997 Set in St. Louis (Relix)
Last week we told you about a 2006 Ryan Adams and the Cardinals set posted to YouTube and now the account niebuhrsongs is going way back into Adams' career with footage from a 1997 set with his Whiskeytown project.
Ryan Adams at The Beacon (Relix)
Sometimes a venue and an artist just seem to fit together.
At the State Theatre, Ryan Adams left the crowd satisfied (Portland Press Herald)
The 42-year-old with 16 studio albums showed, once again, that he is a force of nature.
Concert Preview: Ryan Adams, May 12, Merriweather Post Pavilion (The Georgetown Voice)
Ryan Adams will perform on Friday, May 12 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Stringdusters Bring Hoedown Downtown (Sandspaper)
Interview with mention of the Ryan Adams collaboration.
Ryan Adams' Stripped Down iHeartRadio Performance: Live Recap (Billboard)
"Sorry I'm late, I was just watching this on YouTube," he said, since the performance and interwoven Q&A was livestreaming.
Watch Ryan Adams & The Cardinals at Lollapalooza 2006 Including Three Grateful Dead Covers (Relix)
New to YouTube is this full set from a very interesting period in the history of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals as Adams was joined by Neal Casal, bassist Cat Popper, Jon Graboff and drummer Brad Pemberton for a set at Lollapalooza in 2006.
Ryan Adams played two nights at Beacon Theatre (setlists & night 2 pics); tonight’s IHeartRadio show streaming live (Brooklyn Vegan)
At his second show at the Beacon Theatre on his Prisoner Tour, Ryan Adams mostly kept his trademark wit under lock and key, though he managed to throw out some quips to a heckler an hour into his set.
Ryan Adams dives deep into songbook for stellar NYC concert (PHOTOS) (NJ.COM)
Beneath that obscuring mop of hair, the frontman could pass for 19 unless you were standing beside him.
Ryan Adams Made His Beacon Theatre Show A Spiritual Homecoming (The Village Voice)
This was something else, an intimate night that saw Adams returning to the place he referred to as his “spiritual home”: New York.
Austin City Limits Releases Massive 2017 Lineup With Chance, Spoon, More (Paste Magazine)
Topline headliners include Chance the Rapper, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz and The Killers. Joining them will be Ryan Adams and dozens more.
Taylor Schilling Appears, Ryan Adams Performs On Corden’s “Late Late Show” (Watch) (Headline Planet)
Ryan Adams closes the show with a musical performance.
Ryan Adams Gives Us Something Good With ‘Prisoner’ Tour (Huffington Post)
The “Doomsday” singer impressed New York Tuesday night with his intimate show.
New York still loves Ryan Adams at intimate Beacon Theatre show (Daily News)
Even though Ryan Adams was born in North Carolina and lives in Los Angeles, Tuesday night at the Beacon Theatre felt like a genuine homecoming.
Live Review: Ryan Adams at New York’s Beacon Theatre (5/2) (Consequence of Sound)
It's safe to say that New York still loves the veteran singer-songwriter
Check Out Ryan Adams's Rousing Performance on Colbert (Paste Magazine)
Ryan Adams took to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform “Outbound Train,” an outstanding track from his excellent new album Prisoner. It’s a rousing, energetic performance in the same vein as ‘80s Bruce Springsteen, which is just tops.
Ryan Adams returns to Colbert to perform “Outbound Train” — watch (Consequence of Sound)
Another late night performance in support or Prisoner

April (18 stories)
Episode 80 – Deep Dive into Ryan Adams’ Prisoner (Cosmic Geppetto)
Brad & Shawn pick out their favorite songs from Ryan Adams’ New Album ‘Prisoner.’
Ryan Adams Releases Prisoner B-Sides, Also Appearing on Colbert and James Corden (JamBands)
First, he’ll play Late Show with Stephen Colbert on May 1 and then a May 3 appearance in Los Angeles on Late Late Show with James Corden.
Stream Ryan Adams’ 17-Track Prisoner B-Sides (SPIN)
Back with 17 tracks that never made the final release, Prisoner B-Sides is a close look at Adams’ songwriting process, revealing the months of work long before he ever went to the studio.
JHS Pedals and Ryan Adams Collaborate to Create the VCR (Premier Guitar)
Press release.
Ryan Adams Shares ‘Prisoner B-Sides’ Album (JamBase)
The singer-songwriter has made the 17-track collection of B-sides available separate of the box set.
SEVEN IN SEVEN: Old 97’s, Tower of Power, among the week’s best concert bets (The Phoenix)
Ryan Adams – May 5 at the Tower Theater
Ryan Adams on Potential John Mayer Collaboration: "It’ll happen eventually" (JamBands)
For his part, Mayer confirmed, tweeting "cosigned" at Ryan Adams.
Ryan Adams made a surprise appearance at John Mayer’s Los Angeles gig to play ‘Come Pick Me Up’ (NME)
Watch footage of the track, which the pair played live on Friday
Fixing Ryan Adams' three Buck Owens American guitars (video) (Stewart MacDonald)
Ryan Adams sent Dan Erlewine three of his favorite guitars: Buck Owens American models from the mid-1960s. Ryan needed to take them on tour, but they weren't in playable condition.
Guitar signed by Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams being raffled off to benefit Planned Parenthood (Treblezine)
A long list of artists have joined a raffle to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams among artists to perform at Roots N Blues (Missourian)
COLUMBIA — A crowd of about 80 erupted into cheers Thursday evening when it was announced that Emmylou Harris, a Billboard Century Award recipient, would perform in Columbia during the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.
Ryan Adams to perform twice in Pennsylvania; here's how you can get tickets (Penn Live)
The Grammy-nominated artist will perform Saturday, April 29, at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center as a part of the Prisoner tour, according to a news release.
Just Announced: Ryan Adams expands US tour with Harrisburg date in late April (WXPN)
Before he kicks it off at the Balcony Theatre in New York, Adams is making a stop at the Keystone state’s capital, playing Harrisburg’s Whitaker Center on April 29th.
La La Land’s Soundtrack Is 2017’s Best-Selling Vinyl Release So Far (SPIN)
The Top 10 list also features Ryan Adams’ Prisoner.
Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams Lead 2017 Pilgrimage Lineup (Rolling Stone)
Annual Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee to include Ryan Adams, Marty Stuart and Amanda Shires
Ryan Adams Shares Teasers of Recording Sessions with Jenny Lewis (mxdwn)
Over the last couple days, singer- songwriter Ryan Adams has been giving fans a sneak preview into his recording sessions into indie-rock artist Jenny Lewis new album via Instagram.
See the Roots With Usher, Ryan Adams Perform at ACLU Fundraiser (Rolling Stone)
Norah Jones also takes part in all-star Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU live-stream, hosted by Tom Hanks
Watch Live ACLU Telethon With Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, and Others (Variety)
Ryan performs Gimme Something Good solo acoustic at PAX-AM Studios.

March (70 stories)
Ryan Adams, Jack Antonoff, Usher with the Roots, and Norah Jones to Play Facebook ACLU Live Stream on March 31 (Go See Live Music)
Ryan Adams, Norah Jones, Jack Antonoff, and Usher with the Roots will join several of today’s top stars to raise money on Stand for Rights: A Benefit for ACLU.
Concerti, Ryan Adams: per il cantautore una sola data italiana a luglio (Italian) (Rockol)
Announcement of first Italian show in over a decade.
Ho?e li Ryan Adams u Zagrebu svirati 'Summer Of '69'? (Croatian) (
Announcement of the show in Zagreb, Croatia.
Announcement of 2 German shows in July.
Ryan to headline French free festival.
US Tour Wrap-Up (3/5-3/17/17) (Mega Superior Gold)
Looking through the set lists, there really weren't a whole lot of surprises on paper but they did whip up some really cool new arrangements for tracks like "Magnolia Mountain", "Shakedown on 9th", "Peaceful Valley", and "I See Monsters".
Pukkelpop 2017 komt met Ryan Adams, 2manydjs en meer (Festileaks)
Ryan Adams to play the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium in August.
Ryan Adams Donates Guitar, Handwritten Lyrics to ACLU Fundraiser (American Songwriter)
“Saying goodbye to one of my Buck Owens guitars today,” Adams writes in the post. “It’s my way of doing my part to help people who are in danger of harm in these days of madness.”
Ryan Adams cancels UK shows next month (Americana UK)
Due to an unforeseen personnel change, Ryan Adams has been forced to cancel his April UK trip – including recently-announced shows at Parr Hall, Warrington and The Assembly, Leamington Spa.
Ryan Adams confirms additional UK headline shows (Dork Magazine)
Along with a pair of shows in April, there’s now a lengthy chunk of shows running through September
Ryan Adams adds more shows to 2017 UK and EU tour (NME)
Now even more chances to catch 'Prisoner' live.
US Tour Notes and Setlists (3/5-3/17/17) (Mega Superior Gold)
Details about the first leg of the Prisoner World Tour.
Ryan Adams Previews New Recording Sessions with Jenny Lewis (Exclaim!)
Ryan Adams served as a producer on Jenny Lewis's 2014 LP The Voyager, and as a glut of recent Instagram posts by the songwriter show, the two have teamed up once more in recording Lewis's follow-up.
Ryan Adams is chronicling the recording of Jenny Lewis’ new album on Instagram (Consequence of Sound)
The veteran songwriters previously teamed up for Lewis' 2014 LP, The Voyager
Elton John Rings in 70 with Help from Lady Gaga and More at Star-Studded L.A. Party (People)
The iconic singer’s lengthy career was honored throughout the evening at Red Studios by host Rob Lowe, as well as musical performers Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams, Roseanne Cash and Stevie Wonder.
Street Sounds: Ryan Adams laments on new album Prisoner (Vernon Morning Star)
Ryan Adams’ 16th album, Prisoner, is a revealing take on restlessness and regret.
Ryan Adams’ “Prisoner” a mixed bag of sadness (The Louisville Cardinal)
The time around, Adams keeps it simple with the straight country rock album, “Prisoner.”
The Mystery of Ryan Adams and the Lure of Big Thief (My New Orleans)
The last week has been witness to some amazing live music.
Here's a haunting video of Phoebe Bridgers playing "Smoke Signals" for NPR Music (Creative Loafing)
It's a little different from what she did at GMF.
Lollapalooza 2017 Books Tucker Beathard and Ryan Adams (CMT)
Four-Day, All-Genre Event Starts Aug. 3 in Chicago
Mixing in new releases with classic tunes doesn’t always work, but Adams’s loyal fanbase had no problem staying with him.
Ryan Adams pays tribute to Chuck Berry: 'We are all swimming in his wake' (Entertainment Weekly)
From “Maybellene” to “Carol” to “Nadine,” my own Chuck Berry painted the geography of a fictional America riddled with sexual tension, fast cars, frustration, telephone operators, taxis, and a Cadillac.
Rod Yates reviews Ryan Adams' album, 'Prisoner' (video) (Skipi TV)
Rod Yates of Rolling Stone Magazine Australia reviews Ryan Adams' latest album, 'Prisoner'.
Ryan Adams “Prisoner” (Virgin/EMI 2017) (7 out of 10) (Americana UK)
A great album by anyone’s standards but not quite his best. And a comeback? For some of us he never went away!
86 MINUTES WITH... Ryan Adams (Scribd)
Guitar shopping with the singer who no longer cares what Pitchfork thinks. He swears.
Ryan Adams is not having your angry tweets following SXSW cancellation (My Statesman)
Today the singer took to Twitter to essentially appear on his own “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” bit, to both thank users for the well wishes (sarcastically?), and put a few #meantweeters on blast with hashtag #TOPMEANTWEETS.
Ryan Adams Cancels ACL Live Performance at SXSW Due to Illness (Billboard)
Due to illness, Ryan Adams has regretfully been forced to cancel tonight's performance at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.
At the Township, Ryan Adams Delivered in his Ryan Adams Way (Free Times)
As for the show itself, Adams led a tight four-and-a-half-piece band (the half being a partially hidden, part-time tambourine player) through their paces admirably, diving deep into his well-received new breakup album, Prisoner.
Ryan Adams powered through 'weirdest show I've ever played' at New Orleans' Orpheum Theater (The New Orleans Advocate)
Toward the end of his two-hour-and-20 minute concert at a full Orpheum Theater on Tuesday, Ryan Adams improvised a long ditty that included the line, “This is probably the weirdest show I’ve ever played.” He wasn’t kidding.
Rocker Ryan Adams struggles through two hour show, thanks N.O. fans (WGNO)
After struggling through a full set at the Orpheum Theater last night, rocker Ryan Adams thanked his New Orleans fanbase for helping him get through the show.
Album Review: ‘Prisoner’ by Ryan Adams (Brig News)
To be perfectly honest, as much as I like Ryan Adams, I don’t avidly follow his personal life. However, three songs into my first listening of his newest album Prisoner, I was wrangling with the ScotRail wifi to check if all was well with his marriag
US Photographer Nukes Twitter Account After Dispute With Ryan Adams (The Music)
A Florida photographer has apparently felt the wrath of Ryan Adams' fans after he and the veteran singer-songwriter had a disagreement over the snapper's use of flash during a festival set.
Ryan Adams Picks Up Pedicab Shift to Make SXSW Trip Profitable (The Hard Times)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams operated a pedicab during the annual SXSW festival in order to make his trip to Austin profitable, according to early reports coming out of the downtown Austin area.
Ryan Adams Adds New Dates To Prisoner Tour (Anti Music)
Ryan Adams has announced that he has added two additional concerts to his North American Prisoner Tour due to big demand for the original shows in New York City and Philadelphia.
Ryan Adams Prisoner Album Review (The Eagle Angle)
Now recovering from his devastating divorce from American singer, songwriter and actress Mandy Moore, audiences anticipated “Prisoner” to replicate the same ‘80s heartbreak style Adams has portrayed for years.
Concert Review: Ryan Adams at Rough Trade NYC (February 18 2017) (All We Want Is Someone To Shout For)
I’ve been enjoying the new album, but I got to say that hearing the songs stripped down in their barebones form gave the songs an entirely different feel, one that I think I actually preferred to the full band, recorded versions.
Ryan Adams, Tampa photographer spar over camera flashes at Gasparilla Music Festival (Tampa Bay Times)
Ryan Adams’ headlining set at the 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival on Sunday was full of positivity — good tunes, good fan interaction, an all-around loose vibe at sunset.
NEW ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Adams – Prisoner (6.9 out of 10) (Spilt Milk)
I couldn’t help but notice the striking musical similarity between Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen.
Review / photos: Ryan Adams closes out an upbeat Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa (Tampa Bay Times)
"It's a festival, so I'm going to play the fastest songs I can," he deadpanned. "At some point."
‘Prisoner’ and Ryan Adams’ 4-Year Breakup Cycle (Bearsontrikes)
Ryan Adams is the definitive break-up artist, the saddest sack on the songwriting block and a recording artist who’d already released albums with titles like ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Love Is Hell’
Review: Ryan Adams powers through songs of heartbreak in Fort Lauderdale (South Florida)
Adams performed 26 songs in a set that stretched past two hours, with no intermission, no encore and no lack of intensity.
Ryan Adams at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale (South Florida)
Ryan Adams brought his tour in support of the album "Prisoner" to Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, March 10, 2017. Phoebe Bridgers opened the show.
Ryan Adams Improvise A Song About Febreze (Screaming Guitars)
Ryan Adam is currently on tour in support of his most recent album, Prisoner, and last night at his show in Charleston, SC, he improvised a song about the odor eliminator Febreze.
Ryan Adams "Shiver and Shake" live cover by Edan Archer (YouTube)
A great cover version using a loop station and a dulcimer.
Ryan Adams blog celebrates 2 year anniversary. (Dr A Day By Day)
The blog is dedicated to showcasing favorite archived Ryan Adams live recordings.
Hear Me Out: Ryan Adams, LeAnn Rimes (Pride Source)
Ryan Adams, known in part for making Taylor Swift cooler to pop-resistant granola girls (he recorded, in full, a beautiful version of her Grammy-winning "1989" behemoth), is back to his old tricks on "Prisoner."
Ryan Adams opened nation-wide 'Prisoner' tour over two nights at The National (RVA Mag)
On an increasingly common (yet still alarming!) warm Winter evening this Sunday, country bad boy turned alt-rock staple Ryan Adams launched his international tour for his 16th solo record, Prisoner.
Competition: Enter To Win Ryan Adams' Complete Collection! (Spotify)
Spotify comptetition.
We Went Guitar Shopping With Ryan Adams (Vulture)
Ryan Adams bursts through the door of Rivington Guitars, the tiny East Village instrument shop where he’s asked me to meet him, and immediately launches into a conversation with the owner, Howie, about the red 1983 Les Paul he bought there last Novem
Ryan Adams Talks Divorce (Anarchy Gossip)
Ryan Adams recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone in anticipation of his LP release Prisoner, where he talked about his divorce from Mandy Moore among other things.
Fan Uses Flash at Ryan Adams Show and Gets His Very Own Song (Relix)
Last night in Richmond, some tool popped off and Adams had enough, deciding to give "Mr. Sith Lord" his very own song.
Ryan Adams: Liebst du wieder oder suchst du noch? (German) (Salzburg Nachrichten)
Mit der Lupe suchen muss man gute Nachrichten aus den USA. Dass sich Ryan Adams scheiden ließ, zieht so eine gute Nachricht nach sich.
Ryan Adams: I Really, Truly Still Love You, New York (Relix)
Interview from the March issue of Relix.
Ryan Adams on Anthemic New Breakup LP: 'This Record Was Not Born of Sadness' (Rolling Stone)
"It felt good to be fragile and a little crushed," singer-songwriter says of writing new 'Prisoner' LP in wake of separation from ex-wife Mandy Moore
Ryan Adams | Prisoner (Pax Am/Blue Note) (Playback)
There’s a beautiful, responsible honesty in these songs that cuts to the heart of mature loss.
John Mayer Geeks Out Over Ryan Adams’ New Album, Adams and Def Leppard Chime In (Relix)
Everyone seems to be digging on Ryan Adams' new record these days and we can now add John Mayer to the list. But this Twitter exchanged led to a surprise for both guitarists.
SXSW Releases Final Artist List (Austin Chronicle)
Ryan Adams, Lil Yachty, Neko Case and 184 more
Ryan Adams withholds nothing on ‘Prisoner’ (The Round Table)
From the moment the album begins, riding high on the notes of an organ, the listener knows that they are in store for a soul-bearing tune delivered in the classic style of Ryan Adams.
Ryan Adams Announces Appearance on ‘ACL Live’ (JamBands)
Ryan Adams will appear at SXSW this year, playing at the Moody Theatre in Austin on March 17 as a part of the BMI Showcase.
Watch Ryan Adams’ Intimate Acoustic Set at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade (Relix)
Ryan Adams punctuated his album release celebration with a stop at Rough Trade in Brooklyn for both a full-band show as well as an intimate acoustic show for a select few audience members earlier in the day.
Review: Ed Sheeran and Ryan Adams take introspective journeys on new albums (Tampa Bay Times)
One look at the tracklist suggests the album came from a dark and personal place — Doomsday, Haunted House, Breakdown, Broken Anyway — but what's surprising is just how much forward momentum Adams packs into the album's pace and melody.
A fresh take on Ryan Adams’ album (Concordiensis)
Despite his commitment to acoustic and western-rock, he seems at his most comfortable and honest on “Prisoner.”
Q&A: David Dye steps down as 'World Cafe' host (Delaware Online)
Friday's show featured Ryan Adams, Syvan Esso and the Ben Vaughn Quintet and tonight's show will include performances by Josh Ritter, Rodney Crowell and West Philadelphia Orchestra.
Ryan Adams is dominating the rock charts right now (Tonedeaf)
It’s been a good week for Ryan Adams. While he didn’t quite manage to snag the #1 record in Australia, getting pipped by Busby Marou and the Fifty Shades soundtrack (ugh) and landing in 3rd place, he’s had a pretty brilliant result all-round.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner (Relix)
Throughout, he sings with unfiltered angst—slightly slurred, clearly distraught—as if he booked a recording session and therapy session simultaneously.
Ryan Adams to Headline BMI and SAG-AFTRA Showcase at SXSW 2017 (SXSW)
Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, BMI, in partnership with SAG-AFTRA, will present a showcase headlined by GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on Fr
Watch Ryan Adams perform Prisoner live on KCRW (NPR)
Ryan Adams sings about heartbreak like no other, and his latest album, Prisoner, finds the songwriter in top form. Adams recently treated us to a solo acoustic set of songs from Prisoner. The title track is an easy favorite from a special session.
Ryan Adams Has Erased the Rough Edges That Made Him Great (Free Times)
Disappointingly Consistent
Songs of the week: Ryan Adams drops one of the greatest, bitterest break-up ballads (The Irish Times)
Elsewhere, Dublin duo Bad Sea failed to click on a Tinder date, so they decided to make beautiful music together instead
Ryan Adams' 'Prisoner' Triples Up Atop Rock Album Charts (Billboard)
The singer-songwriter starts at No. 1 on Top Rock, Alternative & Americana/Folk Albums.

February (140 stories)
Album: Ryan Adams — Prisoner (7 out of 10) (Mancunion)
Ryan Adam’s newest album sings of heart-break and divorce, but some lyrical missteps mean it doesn’t quite live up to his previous efforts, writes Tariq Salarbux
Ryan Adams bounces back with 'Prisoner' (The Breeze)
“Prisoner” is decisively a break-up album, both musically and thematically. Almost every song title alludes to being trapped in a fractured state of mind.
Album review: Ryan Adams at the peak of his powers with Prisoner (4 out of 5) (The National)
If it is possible to be underrated through years of sustained excellence, he has pulled it off.
Album reviews: The Magnetic Fields | Ryan Adams | Alasdair Roberts (The Scotsman)
Ryan Adams: Prisoner ****
Ryan Adams Taught Ingrid Michaelson How to Make Slime on Twitter (Relix)
In these turbulent times, it's important to help out a neighbor in need, even if that means lending them your slime recipe on a Saturday night.
Ryan Adams vrenger sjela og stemmen (Norwegian) (Vårt Land)
Kjærlighetssorg er ikke noe nytt for Ryan Adams. På det nye albumet Prison, er den verre enn noen gang.
Ryan Adams On His Newest Studio Album (Nylon)
Revived and reacquainted with his core sound after a tumultuous decade, Adams looks back to show us the future
Watch Ryan Adams perform a beautiful cover of Bruce Springsteen's classic Streets Of Philadelphia (BBC6)
Ahead of 6 Music Celebrates 1994 on Friday March 3rd, Ryan Adams performed an exclusive cover of the Bruce Springsteen 1994 classic Streets Of Philadelphia for Lauren Laverne in the 6 Music Live Room.
An album in review: Ryan Adams' "Prisoner" (7.6) (The Crimson White)
Simply, Adams is an artist in every sense of the word, and a brilliant one at that.
The Chart Show: Ryan Adams locks No.1 spot, announces 'Prisoner' tour (The Current)
Ryan Adams makes it to the top this week after being our Album of the Week last week.
Ryan Adams Brings the Raw Heartbreak of PRISONER to a Sold-Out Show at Fingerprints (Long Beach Post)
While the new album is layered in uplifting melodies and heartbreaking lyrics that feel comfortable in the vein of Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love, fans were treated to a solo acoustic performance featuring nine tracks from his latest effort.
Listen to Ryan Adams Play “Who Said It: Donald Trump or Morrissey?” on Beats 1 (Pitchfork)
The first episode of his show “The Midnight Wave” also features an improvised song
Ryan Adams Prisoner Chords and Tutorial (Tim)
There are lots of lessons and tutorials out there... this is the only one that definitively teaches you how to approach this Ryan Adams song, Prisoner.
Prisoner - Ryan Adams | ALBUM REVIEW #126 | The LP Club (The LP Club)
Ryan Adams bores. Pretty badly.
„Das ist für mich ein Staatsstreich“ (German) (Welt)
Auf seiner neuen CD jammert US-Rockstar Ryan Adams auf hohem Niveau, verarbeitet so die Scheidung von seiner Frau. Noch mehr als die Trennung macht ihm derzeit ein „Verrückter“ im Weißen Haus zu schaffen.
RYAN ADAMS - PRISONER (10 out of 10) (Soundblab)
While it remains to be seen how it will ultimately be measured against the rest of Adam’s sizable body of work, I suspect that Prisoner was an exercise in artistic catharsis devoid of any commercial aspirations (which may be to its benefit in the lon
Ryan Adams – Prisoner (8 out of 10) (Swedish) (Hymn)
På Prisoner så skildrar Ryan Adams nu skilsmässan med egna ord, och albumet följer således samma tematik som 1989.
Watch Ryan Adams Perform “Do You Still Love Me” and “To Be Without You” on “Fallon" (Pitchfork)
Ryan Adams was the musical guest on last night’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He performed “Do You Still Love Me” on the show and “To Be Without You” as a web exclusive.
Ryan Adams: 'Prisoner' - Live Listen (Classic Album Review)
Some afterthoughts on the new Ryan Adams album 'Prisoner'.
In what represented his first “Tonight Show” performance since August 2014, Adams played album single “Do You Still Love Me?” on the broadcast.
Ryan Adams - Prisoner (5 out of 6) (Danish) (GAFFA)
Adams på ret køl musikalsk i den ulykkelige kærligheds navn
RYAN ADAMS: “PRISONER” (Black Country Rock)
It is an enthusiastic Ryan Adams LP and I’ll take that for now.
Ryan Adams - Prisoner // Limited to 2500 Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl LP (Sly Vinyl)
Indie Exclusive red colored vinyl pressing
Ryan Adams is about to start a handful of dates in support of his newly released Prisoner, but it’s not enough. Today, he unveiled plans for a three-month world tour. Read More: Ryan Adams Announces 2017 World Tour |
Ryan Adams: Prisoner Review (Paste Magazine)
It’s a beautiful sounding collection, no question. Sometimes, though, Adams’ exacting, just-so approach to the sonics undercuts the power of his lyrics.
Coming to grips with the new Ryan Adams and his album, Prisoner (No Depression)
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Ryan Adams: Prisoner — ‘finding solace’ (Financial Times)
The album is a love letter to the artist’s musical obsessions, especially the kind of rock Springsteen played.
Ryan Adams - Prisoner (Norwegian) (Musiknyheter)
Gitarer og knuste hjerter.
Ryan Adams, når han er bedst: Stilsikker country/folk/rock (4 out of 6) (BT)
Hørt over tolv numre, er Adams’ stilsikre greb om country/roots/rock-americana som en følelse langt mere imponerende end den melodiske tæft.
?Ryan Adams Hits Canada on North American Tour (Exclaim!)
Ryan Adams finally unleashes his latest album Prisoner today (February 17), and he's just revealed a new string of North American tour dates in support of the new tunes.
Hiss Golden Messenger On Ryan Adams’ ‘Prisoner’ As An Album Of Survival Is A Must-Read (Uproxx)
Rather than detailing his thoughts on the particular album, he recalls the moment that he first heard Heartbreaker and how Adams work plays into his own ideas of life and death.
Ryan Adams & The Infamous Stringdusters Announce Red Rocks Performance (Live For Live Music)
The famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre has added another incredible performance to their 2017 schedule, announcing that Ryan Adams will headline with support from The Infamous Stringdusters.
AllMusic review of Prisoner (4 out of 5) (AllMusic)
Picking up the thread left hanging from 2014's eponymous album -- in retrospect, his 2015 cover of Taylor Swift's 1989 seems even more of a detour -- Ryan Adams winds up diving ever deeper into early-'80s sounds and sensibilities on Prisoner.
Ryan Adams to rock St. Paul's soon-to-open Palace Theatre (City Pages)
The always prolific, occasionally mercurial Ryan Adams is coming to St. Paul's freshly renovated Palace Theatre on July 29.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner (4 out of 5) (American Songwriter)
It’s not an easy time to make a break-up album. Compared to the old days, when Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen did it and nobody really knew about the particulars behind the songs till well after the fact.
Ryan Adams Is Working Through It (The Ringer)
His new album, ‘Prisoner,’ is full of bracing, excellent songs about divorce. Are they helped or limited by that backstory?
Ryan Adams announces North American tour, including shows with Jenny Lewis (Consequence of Sound)
Extensive outing kicks off in May
Review: Ryan Adams’ Prisoner Reveals a Man Comfortable With Heartbreak (SPIN)
Ryan Adams’ new record Prisoner is, thematically, a record of dissolution.
M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) on Time, Death and Ryan Adams’ Newest Record (Talkhouse)
Taylor is interested in the long game that Ryan Adams is playing.
Ryan Adams celebrated new LP at The Apollo (setlist, video), announces 2017 tour including Beacon Theatre (Brooklyn Vegan)
Thursday night (2/16), he and his band played The Apollo Theatre where they performed the lion’s share of the new LP, and lots of old favorites. The night also included a solo acoustic set which included his cover of Oasis’ “Wonderwall.”
Friday Music Releases for 2/17 (Bull Moose)
New music from Ryan Adams, Big Sean, The Orwells, Alison Krauss and more!
Review: Ryan Adams Culls Heartland Heartbreak Opus With 'Prisoner' (3.5 out of 5) (Rolling Stone)
Our take on the singer-songwriter's latest studio statement
Ultimately, Prisoner doesn’t really break any molds within Adams’ discography stylistically, but lyrically it is some of his most personal and heartbreaking lyrics to date.
Ryan Adams - Prisoner (Trend Network)
As latter-day Ryan Adams albums go, there’s more buzz than usual around Prisoner, and rightfully so.
Enter to Win Custom Ryan Adams – Prisoner Fender Stratocaster! (Amoeba Music)
Contest ends 2/24/17
Ryan Adams’ break-up-album forveksler pastiche med personlighed (Danish) (Soundvenue)
En indlysende mangel på originalitet har ikke forhindret Ryan Adams i at skabe sig en karriere, der er kendetegnet ved en ret stor alsidighed og en evne og lyst til at prøve nye udtryksformer af inden for rammerne af nogle genkendelige sangskrivnings
Äh, kotz? (German) (Zeit Online)
Ryan Adams sollte aufhören mit Musik. Philipp Poisel hätte niemals anfangen dürfen. Balbina bemüht sich um Verstand. Vagabon stiftet Verschwisterung. Die Alben der Woche.
Ryan Adams – Prisoner review: ‘as effective as anything he’s done’ (***) (Evening Standard)
The prolific songwriter conjures Springsteen on his latest album
Fem hjerter: Skilsmissealbum fra Ryan Adams er saftigt rocket (Politiken)
Ryan rusker i kærlighedens tremmer på det nye uforskammet iørefaldende album 'Prisoner'.
Ranking: Every Ryan Adams Album From Worst to Best (Consequence of Sound)
The unpredictable journey from being young, sad, and high to being a prisoner of love
Ryan Adams - Prisoner (7) (Exclaim!)
Prisoner arrives as Ryan Adam's first LP since his much-publicized divorce from Mandy Moore, and given the singer-songwriter's reputation as a guy who's already written some of the world's finest break-up albums, it can be a little distressing to thi
A brokenhearted Ryan Adams is the best Ryan Adams (A.V. Club)
Where 2011’s Ashes & Fire and 2014’s Ryan Adams suffered some from a heavier touch (and a paucity of memorable songs), Prisoner exhibits an ease that belies its rough origins.
Watch 7:30 extended interview with Ryan Adams ABC News (30 mins) (ABC News)
The extended interview.
Ryan Adams announces UK and Ireland tour (NME)
Today sees the release of Adams’ acclaimed new album ‘Prisoner‘, and know he’ll be heading out on a huge UK jaunt kicking off in September and culminating in a huge night at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
5 Of Ryan Adams' Saddest Songs (WBUR 90.9)
A surprisingly insightful list of mostly deep cuts.
Ryan Adams announces three Irish dates, including one at Dublin's Olympia Theatre (Entertainment Ireland)
The North Carolina native will play three dates in September in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.
10 things we learned from 20 minutes with Ryan Adams (The Line of Best Fit)
Today marks the release of Prisoner, the 16th studio album from Ryan Adams who - over the course of two decades - has well and truly confirmed his place as one of America's great singer/songwriters.
Ryan Adams – Prisoner (Ep337) – Americana Music Show Podcast (Americana Music Show)
Coming to grips with Ryan Adams’ Prisoner may be tough for people yearning for his past personas, but there’s a lot to like in today’s Ryan Adams.
Så kämpade Ryan Adams ihop nya skivan efter sin skilsmässa (Café)
Ryan Adams är högaktuell med sin andra skilsmässoskiva. Café reser till Oslo för ett exklusivt möte med en opålitlig rockikon.
Ryan Adams till Way Out West (Swedish) (Sydsvenskan)
Ryan Adams to appear at the Swedish Way Out West festival.
Ryan Adams' Prisoner on MetaCritic (MetaCritic)
Follow the album reviews and the MetaCritic rating.
Ryan Adams - Prisoner (8.5) (The Line of Best Fit)
When you’ve had your heart broken, sometimes all you can manage to accomplish are the simple things. Dragging yourself out of bed, putting the kettle on, and remembering to eat and breathe seem like minor victories when your emotions are in tatters.
Anmeldelse: Ryan Adams - «Prisoner» Det er lov å synes synd på Ryan Adams (Norwegian) (Dagbladet)
Hans nye album gjennomsyres av kjærlighetssorg.
Prisoner track by track fan review (Floresmagon)
Track by track ratings and review on first listen.
Ryan Adams: ‘There’s a lot of fight and a lot of light’ (The Irish Times)
On new album Prisoner, Ryan Adams chronicles the private emotions behind his marriage split with Mandy Moore. ‘My life depended on making it,’ he says.
Pop: Ryan Adams: Prisoner (****) (The Times)
Prisoner is a career-best for Ryan Adams and cements his status as a songwriter of sensitivity and depth.
Em novo disco de Ryan Adams, o risco é grande, mas não maior que a jornada (Portoguese) (Judao)
Workaholic do folk acerta em clima biográfico no novo trabalho, Prisioner — que aqui ganha uma resenha de outro artista folk, este um dos favoritos do JUDÃO ;)
Culture compass: synth-rock, yeah maybe and prisoners (Minnesota Daily)
Here's what you should be doing this weekend.
Amerikanske Ryan Adams’ nye album »Prisoner« bearbejder North Carolina-sangskriverens nylige skilsmisse. (Berlingske)
Generelt mangler »Prisoner« variation og overraskelsesmomenter. Og så kunne den småkyniske side af mig også godt tænke sig, at Adams smed fløjlshandskerne helt og gik endnu mere ind i bruddets depressive og selvmedlidende følelsesrum.
Preview Ryan Adams’ New Wayne’s World-Style Beats 1 Show The Midnight Wave (Stereogum)
Adams is the newest among the plethora of stars hosting Beats 1 radio shows on Apple Music. Titled The Midnight Wave, the show premieres 2/19.
'LET'S CUT TO THE CHASE' Singer Ryan Adams talks divorce, heartache and breaking free …. the personal journey of his new album ‘Prisoner’ (The Sun)
It is clear Adams has moved on since his divorce and the album includes as much optimism as it does sadness
Review: Ryan Adams' 'Prisoner' is a stirring breakup record (USA Today)
Well, it's a step forward from 1989.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner review – intimacy and restraint amid epic bombast (****) (The Guardian)
It’s hard to make American rock with the epic sweep of Springsteen or Petty and keep it free of bombast.
Ryan Adams: Rå oppbruddsmusikk (Norwegian) (Aftenposten)
Det tok 30 år, men nå er «oppfølgeren» til Bruce Springsteens «Tunnel of Love» her. Fra Ryan Adams.
Review: Ryan Adams delivers fresh songs and heartaches (Japan Today)
If there is a flaw here it lies in familiarity — Adams is hardly venturing beyond his comfort zone. But when you are this good that’s not a significant problem.
Ryan Adams: 'My songs are always just storytelling - they are not political and don't have an agenda' (Belfast Telegraph)
Having learned how to cope with both Meniere's disease and divorce, singer/songwriter Ryan Adams says ploughing it into his new album has been cathartic.
Inside the world of Ryan Adams (The Global Herald)
Ryan Adams talks to 7.30’s Mark Bannerman about using the power of music to turn pain into art – watch the extended interview.
Ryan Adams considering writing an autobiography (Hollywood Com)
“I have thought about it and there are so many different moments that are funny that have happened with ‘historical people’ of the rock world,” he said to Australia’s Courier Mail.
Ryan Adams – Prisoner (****) (musicOMH)
Despite his relative youth, it seems like a lifetime ago that Ryan Adams was the fresh-faced wunderkind fronting Whiskeytown.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner album review – a sounding board for heartache (****) (The Irish Times)
Is he continuously searching for his true sound, revelling in eclecticism or just messing with us?
Ryan Adams on using the power of music to turn pain into art (ABC News)
There are a few things you should know about singer–songwriter Ryan Adams.
Ryan Adams - Prisoner (4 out of 5) (Rolling Stone Australia)
Rock’s enduring romantic in entrancing return to form on 15th LP.
‘Prisoner’ review: Ryan Adam’s journey through heartache (B+) (Newsday)
Working his way through heartache.
Review: Ryan Adams, ‘Prisoner’ (San Francisco Chronicle)
“Free my heart, somebody locked it up,” Ryan Adams sings on the title track of his latest album, “Prisoner.”
Ryan Adams = Jason Isbell + Jesse Malin
Ryan Adams promoting Prisoner with intimate shows (The Music Universe)
Events of the week of the album release.
Music Review: Ryan Adams delivers fresh songs and heartaches (Norfolk Daily News)
If it’s possible to be underrated through years of sustained excellence, he has pulled it off.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner (****) (Rolling Stone Australia)
Rock’s enduring romantic in entrancing return to form on 15th LP.
Frank Ocean, Ryan Adams and Sampha are all playing Flow Festival (Dork Magazine)
Aphex Twin, Lana Del Rey, The xx and London Grammar are all on the bill too.
?Questionnaire Ryan Adams (Music Junkie TV)
It’s a record that many have been quick to categorize as an emotional response to Adams’ highly publicized divorce from Mandy Moore, but for him, it was an exercise in learning more about himself.
What to listen to now: Ryan Adams, Fred Eaglesmith and Nikki Lane (Los Angeles Times)
A weekly roundup of must-hear music from The Times’ music staff. This week’s picks include the latest from veteran singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, under-the-radar Americana artist Fred Eaglesmith and the outspoken country of Nikki Lane.
Ryan Adams – Prisoner (BeatRoute)
Although Ryan Adams has released music at an impressive pace for nearly two decades, his latest album, Prisoner, feels like it was a long time coming.
Peering into the Abyss with Ryan Adams (Noisey)
We join the newly-divorced singer in LA to dissect his 16th LP 'Prisoner,' but wind up discussing loneliness, black holes, Taylor Swift, and everything in-between.
Peering into the Abyss with Ryan Adams (Vice)
We join the newly-divorced singer in LA to dissect his 16th LP 'Prisoner,' but wind up discussing loneliness, black holes, Taylor Swift, and everything in-between.
Album reviews: Ryan Adams - Prisoner, Animal Collective - The Painters, and Strand Of Oaks - Hard Love (The Independent)
Also Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Mind Over Mirrors, and Otis Taylor?.
I'm definitely an anglophile - Drowned in Sound meets Ryan Adams (Drowned in Sound)
Ryan Adams is talking, at length, about tea.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner review (Pop Matters)
Ryan Adams is hard to pin down. Cutting his teeth in the ‘90s with alt-country darlings Whiskeytown (which followed Adams’ punk band the Patty Duke Syndrome), he’s been confounding and delighting fans and critics for decades based on both his brillia
Ryan Adams – ‘Prisoner’ Review (****) (NME)
In which the singer-songwriter picks over the bones of his six-year marriage to actress Mandy Moore.
Ryan Adams' Prisoner: EW Review (A-) (Entertainment Weekly)
For the past 20 years, Ryan Adams has been the poet laureate of unadulterated heartbreak, a master chronicler of the endless shapes and colors of romantic pain.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams‘ new album Prisoner is about his divorce from Mandy Moore (The Courier Mail)
ON his 16th studio album, Ryan Adams wears his heart on his sleeve more than ever.
Ryan Adams: Prisoner (6.2) (Pitchfork)
Ryan Adams’ new album is being positioned as one of his classic breakup records. In terms of its sound, at least, it's a winner.
Hear entire new Ryan Adams album “Prisoner” courtesy of NPR (Americana UK)
Ryan Adams has a new album out later this week (which he believes will be better than his Whiskeytown output which he now describes as “pretty terrible”) and if you can’t wait until Friday, you can hear the whole thing now streaming online courtesy o
Ryan Adam's "Prisoner" Review - Daily Vinyl (Daily Vinyl)
Prisoner is the sixteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, and it kicks all kinds of ass! For those of you with short attention spans, the first 4 minutes (or so) of this video should give you a good idea what we are dealing wit
Chance the Rapper, Ryan Adams and more sign up for Oya Festival (Dork Magazine)
They join a bill that already includes Lana Del Rey and MØ.
With ‘Prisoner,’ Ryan Adams Completes His Trilogy Of Divorce Albums (Uproxx)
On Friday, Ryan Adams will release his 16th studio album, Prisoner. In interviews promoting the LP, Adams has described Prisoner as a record “directly related to my divorce” from Mandy Moore.
Ryan Adams, Our Valentine's Day Guest DJ, Addresses Love And Lonesome Roads (NPR)
There are few people, musicians or otherwise, who can speak as eloquently about songs and their meanings as Ryan Adams.
Hear Ryan Adams’ new album ‘Prisoner’ online in full (NME)
Hear his raw and honest 16th album a few days early.
First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Prisoner' (NPR)
If you get famous for songs you wrote as a 20-year-old, then you often have to either remain in a state of arrested development or find a way to get the public to grow — and grow up — with you.
Ryan Adams Explained His Two Best Albums On Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ Podcast (Uproxx)
In between stints discussing his early band Whiskeytown and the effect 9/11 had on him, Adams gave some serious insight into the headspace he was in when he wrote Heartbreaker, the 2000 album that still stands as his strongest work.
Ryan Adams : Prisoner (Treble Zine)
It’s been 17 years since the release of his first solo album, and Ryan Adams still can’t get certain fans and critics to stop bringing up Heartbreaker.
Ryan Adams's Prisoner is a cringeworthy break-up album (Now Toronto)
The singer-songwriter's gorgeous 80s rock-indebted production is too often undermined by clichéd songwriting
Ryan Adams on WTF: Smoking a Joint With Keith Richards Was Like the Sistine Chapel (SPIN)
Adams opened for the Stones in the early 2000s, around the time of his breakthrough second solo album Gold. At some point, he shared a joint with Richards, an event that he recounts as a practically life-changing experience.
Premature Evaluation: Ryan Adams Prisoner (Stereogum)
Aside from assuming Adams would come up with some great songs while dealing with that loss, there was good reason to be excited for Prisoner just by virtue of it being the next installment in his Pax Am days.
Ryan Adams to Play Intimate Acoustic Show in New York (JamBands)
Adams will play an acoustic set in-store at Rough Trade on February 18 prior to the full band show. To attend, you’ll need to buy a copy of Prisoner beginning February 17 to get a wristband.
WTF with Marc Maron: Episode 785 - Ryan Adams (WTF Podcast)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams knows there's a stark difference between the way he views the work throughout his career and the popular perception of it.
Album of the week: Ryan Adams - Prisoner (The Times)
The music that heartbreak has drawn from songwriters over the decades has resulted in a discrete category — the break-up album — that includes some of the greatest records ever made.
Gefangener der Liebe (German) (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Der Songwriter Ryan Adams hat das beste Springsteen-Album geschrieben, das der Boss nie aufgenommen hat - und dabei das Liebeslied als Protestsong entdeckt.
Ryan Adams om da han ble ydmyket på scenen: - Jeg var så sint (Norwegian) (Dagbladet)
For første gange forteller Ryan Adams (42) om hva som skjedde på konserten der en bråkmaker ville ha ham til å synge Bryan Adams «Summer of '69».
"Trump ist wie eine Infektion" (German) (Deutschlandfunk)
Auf seinem neuen Album "Prisoners" geht es darum, wie es ist, ein Gefangener zu sein: Ein Gefangener der Liebe, des Verlangens.
From the opening track and lead single, “Do You Still Love Me?,” Adams sets the stage for an album full of heartbreak and confusion, frustration and uncertainty—and plenty of questions, with the first being, quite simply, “Do you still love me?”
Ryan Adams’s new album Prisoner reflects pain of marriage split (The Weekend Australian)
Ryan Adams: ‘Rock music has that thing where you’re supposed to screw up a little bit.’
Ryan Adams on loss, Springsteen and Whitesnake (The Saturday Paper)
Following his grandmother’s death and a painful divorce, Ryan Adams has worked through his losses in his music.
How Ryan Adams Plays "Do You Still Love Me?" (Karl PK)
YouTube instruction video.
Ryan Adams has learned to love ‘Summer of ’69,’ and emails Bryan Adams every year on their shared birthday (National Post)
While it may be obvious to many that the Canadian crooner and the American singer do not share much more than a rhyme and a last name; to others, there is no clear sign of where one begins and the other ends.
Ryan Adams discusses his Summer of '69 humiliation: 'I was so angry' (The Guardian)
Singer has written an article discussing the night he confronted a heckler who was demanding a Bryan Adams hit
The renaissance of Ryan Adams (Faster Louder)
“The last couple of years for me have been a renaissance of songs and there have been hundreds,” says Adams emphatically.
Ryan Adams: The First Time I Was Rattled by a Heckler (New York Times)
Ryan Adams' own account of the famous heckler incident.
Ryan Adams Recounts “Summer of ’69” Heckler Incident in New York Times Op-Ed (Pitchfork)
“I was now a joke. All of my hard work was lost in a story picked up by The Associated Press.”
Latest Album Reviews: Ryan Adams, Fractures, Rag’n’Bone Man, Matthew Dear & Ocean Grove (NEWS:COM:AU)
Is Ryan Adams a Prisoner? Will Fractures break through? How many kicks did Matthew Dear get? Fancy a holiday with Ocean Grove? What is Rag’n’Bone (hu)man up to?
SXSW 2017 lineup: Ryan Adams? Big Sean? Depeche Mode? Our guesses (My Statesman)
Ryan Adams: At last year’s fest, the singer-songwriter did the ballroom blitz with the Avett Brothers.
Ryan Adams playing full-band show at Rough Trade two days after The Apollo (Brooklyn Vegan)
Ryan and his band will be playing Rough Trade on February 18
VICE News Tonight: Carrie Brownstein's High Standards Music Corner (VICE)
Carrie Brownstein reviews songs in a new edition of High Standards Music Corner. Songs include: Ryan Adams, “Do You Still Love Me?”, ZAYN & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” from Fifty Shades Darker, Fergie, “Life Goes On”, and Wyclef Jean,
Hinterland Music Festival Announces Lineup With alt-J, Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr. & More (Live For Live Music)
The Hinterland Music Festival is set to return to Saint Charles, Iowa from August 4th and 5th, bringing along a top notch lineup of performers for their event. The festival has announced a lineup today, with alt-J and Ryan Adams headlining.
Ryan Adams reveals how he wrote ‘Do You Still Love Me?’ (NME)
Ryan Adams has opened up about what went into writing the ‘Prince and AC/DC’ inspired new single ‘Do You Still Love Me’. Watch the NME ‘Song Stories’ video above. Read more at
Prisoner: End Of World Edition (Video Ad) (Ryan Adams)
Preorders are now officially available for Prisoner: End Of World Edition! Reserve your limited edition box set now at
James Bay in 5 Essential Tracks: Ryan Adams - 'Come Pick Me Up' (5 Essential Tracks)
Radiohost Michiel Veenstra met with James Bay to discuss his 5 Essential Tracks: The 5 songs that have had a great influence on him and his music.
Ranking: Every Ryan Adams Album From Worst to Best (Consequence of Sound)
The unpredictable journey from being young, sad, and high to being a prisoner of love
Review: Ryan Adams – Prisoner (Consequence of Sound)
A stunning scrapbook that captures heartbreak in an intimate array of snapshots
Stakkels mand: Rockstjerne forbløder (Danish) (Ekstra Bladet)
Romantikeren Ryan Adams døjer med hjerteproblemer på skilsmissealbummet 'Prisoner'
Midnight Chat #18: Ryan Adams (Loud And Quiet)
Jacksonville alt. country singer Ryan Adams in late-night, casual conversation with Stuart Stubbs at a big Hotel in the middle of London called The Langham. Expect topics ranging from Ryan's 16th album 'Prisoner' to cats.

January (24 stories)
Just in Case You Missed Anything Vol. 24 (Mega Superior Gold)
There's so much happening right now in the world of Ryan Adams, so strap yourself in for a long update................
”Trump är som Jokern, nu måste alla vara Batman” (Norwegian) (Café)
Ryan Adams skräms av – och skäms över – Donald Trumps politik. ”Jag vet inte om han är en människa”, säger den albumaktuelle sångaren till Café.
Ryan Adams Covers Springsteen During 'Prisoner' Album Preview in London (Guitar World)
Last Thursday night, Ryan Adams treated London fans to an exclusive acoustic playthrough of his new album, Prisoner, ahead of its February 17 release.
Talking With Phoebe Bridgers, Who Ryan Adams Called ‘The Next Bob Dylan’ (Nylon)
You won’t be able to get her out of your head
Ryan Adams – “Karma Police” (Radiohead Cover) (Stereogum)
People were surprised when Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift’s entire 1989 album, but to me it’s even more surprising to hear him covering Radiohead.
New video for Do You Still Love Me? (RyanAdamsVEVO)
Uploaded to YouTube to coincide with his Norwegian promo visit.
Ryan Adams Covered Radiohead’s “Karma Police” Because He Also Hates Donald Trump (SPIN)
As part of a UK press tour, Ryan Adams stopped by BBC Radio 2’s Dermont O’Leary Show yesterday for an interview and in-studio performance.
Ryan Adams’ Limited Edition Prisoner Box Set Includes Action Figures (American Songwriter)
The set includes all 12 songs off the album on their own individual 7? records, along with 17 previously unreleased B-sides.
Ryan Adams, autobiographer (Losering Books)
Ryan (who has published a couple of books himself) is supposedly going to write his own book about Whiskeytown.
Ryan Adams Writing Book About Whiskeytown (JamBase)
During an interview portion of the segment the singer-songwriter revealed he’s been at work on a book about his former band Whiskeytown.
Ryan Adams Reveals Quirky 'Prisoner: End of World' Box Set (Rolling Stone)
Seven-inch vinyl versions of each single, 2-D action playset to be included in massive collection
Watch Ryan Adams Perform With Chris Thile & Kacey Musgraves On A Prairie Home Companion (Stereogum)
Ryan Adams was one of the guests on yesterday’s episode of A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. Country star Kacey Musgraves, who also performed a set, joined him to sing “I Love You But
JHS Ryan Adams Signature VCR plus Milkman and Calhoun at NAMM 2017 (Reverb)
One of the most talked-about pedals at NAMM this year is the new JHS VCR Ryan Adams signature model. This '80s-tinged stompbox packs volume, chorus, and reverb controls to instantly nail the retro tone of Ryan's self-titled album from 2014. Hear what
Ryan Adams demonstrating his signature pedal at JHS NAMM 2017 (Nathan Sousa)
Very short video clip from NAMM 2017.
Ryan Adams Announces Tour (Pitchfork)
The first live dates behind his upcoming album Prisoner
Heavy Meta: The Business Of Covering Ryan Adams In The Style Of Taylor Swift (Forbes)
It took Ryan Adams and this exercise in the meta for me to take pop seriously.
Ryan Adams - "Live at Carnegie Hall" #90SecondAlbumReviews (Daily Vinyl)
Kicking off this new run of videos for 2017 with of course my favorite artist, Ryan Adams. Enjoy.
Liz Phair is recording a double album with Ryan Adams and Don Was at PaxAm; listen to a song (WXPN)
Exciting news from the world of rock and roll and Pax-Am; Liz Phair is making a new record at the L.A. studio run by Ryan Adams.
‘Prisoner,’ Ryan Adams’ New Album: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Heavy)
A look at five facts about Ryan Adams’ new album, Prisoner, ahead of its Feb. 17, 2017 release date.
Gasparilla Music Festival: Ryan Adams, Ghostface Killah and Chronixx lead latest lineup additions (Creative Loafing)
21 bands added, about 18 more to go.
Liz Phair Recording New Double Album With Ryan Adams (Pitchfork)
Adams has shared several photos from their session at his L.A. studio
Liz Phair and Ryan Adams team up for “raw” new double album (A.V. Club)
Adams announced today that the two are working together on a new double album that they’re currently recording at Adams’ Pax Am studio in Los Angeles.
Neilfest (Neil Young Celebration) Documentary (CONVICTS)
20 minute documentary on the Neil Fest that Ryan appeared at in 2015.
5 songs you need to stream this week: Chance The Rapper, Ryan Adams, more (Digital Trends)
Prolific songwriter Ryan Adams showcases his fantastic acoustic chops on his latest single, To Be Without You, the second peek at an upcoming album called Prisoner.