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Grandmother[edit]

It says in the openings paragrah that Adams was raised by his mother and grandmother. Later on we learn that his father left when he was 9 years old and his grandmother played a MODEST role. Now I know you're not grown up when you're 9 years old, but the statement still feels sort of weird/irrelevant, it's not that special. I mean it's not like his father left when he was 2 weeks old or something. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.208.184.46 (talk) 13:35, 6 November 2008 (UTC)


Hang on... WHAT? his father was not killed...? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.176.37.134 (talk) 18:20, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Misc[edit]

Shorthand references to "Ryan" should be changed to "Adams." Very unprofessional. He's not your buddy.

Ryan Adams is a brilliant musician

Is there a reason that the Pinkhearts sessions were omitted from the bootleg bit?

Someone might want to consider putting something together on songs he's contributed to other artists, as Tim McGraw is doing rather well with "When The Stars Go Blue" right now (which is rather a shift from Timmy's usual style). (User:Tony Fox)

Yes, but as that cover version is absolute shit, perhaps it would be best to ingore it and hope it goes away.

Oh Word! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.178.53.5 (talk) 18:32, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Jesse Malin[edit]

I separated the Jesse Malin section from the main body of the text, as the main body refers to Ryan's solo career and not producing career.Dlmccaslin 21:32, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Derogatis sentence[edit]

Derogatis felt the impact of the confrontation through a backlash against his work and heavy criticism of his methodology and style.

I don't like this sentence -- it doesn't read well; I don't know anything about whatever this answering machine message was, so could someone more in the know please rewrite this sentence? Thanks. --HughL [talk?]/[contribs] •  21:54, 13 September 2006 (UTC)


New Songs on Website??[edit]

On Adams' new website, there is a section called "cardinal radio" which enables you to play thru a few albums... there is one "album" there called "you are the audience"... with a bunch of weird songs... that i've never heard before... is this new material or am i just not that big a fan? ? if so, wiki should be updated -Amo

Yes, Adams recently released 11 new albums on his website. Read about it [here][1] I propose we add a section to the page covering this, as releasing 11 new albums at once is unheard of.

Improvements / to-do list[edit]

I'm planning to do a lot of work on this article over the next couple of days. Here's everything I can think of that needs to be done:

  1. Biography. Replace Musical career and personal life with a Biography section. For example, see Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
  2. Cleanup. Merge "Working with..." and Trivia sections into Biography.
  3. Elizabethtown. There is only one paragraph about this. It's not worth having a separate section heading for it -- why is Elizabethtown more notable than any of the other TV shows/movies to feature Ryan's work?
  4. Cardinal Radio. As above, the 11 "albums" uploaded to his web site aren't all that notable. High quantity, low quality. Not criticising his work, but we don't need a separate section heading for this.
  5. Songs Featured in Television and Film. For someone as prolific as Ryan Adams, it's not notable that his work is used all over the place. This list of TV shows and movies featuring his songs isn't all that useful. Suggest removing it.
  6. Early life. There is no information in the main article about Ryan's life before 1994. A couple of paragraphs about the first twenty years of his life would be useful.
  7. References. The article uses two different styles for citing sources; I suggest changing to use only ref tags. We also need to fix all the unsourced statements -- if it can't be verified it should be removed.
  8. Rewrite lead. Make sure that this conforms to WP:LEAD.
  9. General copyediting.

Feedback/suggestions/help welcome. Adam McMaster 17:25, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

In merging the trivia section, I've removed a lot of stuff which I don't think is notable enough to be included in an encyclopedia. In particular I'd like to bring attention to the "Adams has a reputation for his unstable temperament." bit -- I don't think anything listed there is all that important, though perhaps I'm not being completely objective about that. If others feel those incidents should be mentioned, they should be added to the main biography in the appropriate places. Adam McMaster 23:24, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
I've done most of what I want to do, though there's still some gaps in the bio I'm planning on filling. I really want to replace the photo in the infobox, 'cause the one that's there isn't very clear. Ideally we should put a promo shot or something there, if anyone has an image we can use please feel free to upload it. Adam McMaster 14:45, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Bryan Adams[edit]

There's a "not to be confused with" tag at the top, but anyone else hear of/see anything about how a fan yelled "play summer of '69!" at a concert, and he threw the guy $30 and told him to get out? Zchris87v 00:45, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes that did happen. It was mentioned in the Trivia section before I removed it -- I'm not sure if him throwing the guy out is important enough to be mentioned by itself, but it could be added to the bio with some info about his mother's illness at the time (since that was a contributing factor to his reaction). References will be needed, of course -- I imagine NME.com or somewhere like that will have suitable reports from the time. Adam McMaster 11:03, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
I was thinking along the lines of him making a music career with a similar sounding name to Bryan Adams. Obviously, he took offense to the comment, and likely would not have done so had someone just yelled "freebird". That's why I was thinking it might have been significant. Zchris87v 23:30, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

I'v never actually listened to Ryan's music but I've always thought people were talking about Bryan Adams. I can't be the only one. Cdwillis 19:50, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

He recently said in his blog that the 'fan' never yelled for a Bryan Adams song, but was just drunk and was ruining the gig for everyone else. (17th Apri) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.74.155.100 (talkcontribs) 10:44, April 17, 2008

Pinkheart Sessions[edit]

Per this discussion, I am merging content from The Pinkheart Sessions and The Pinkheart Sessions 2 into Ryan Adams. I have not included the personnell and track information in the article, but I have copied them below for reference. --B. Wolterding 08:25, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Pinkheart Sessions (1)[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Tracks[edit]

  1. Starting To Hurt (appeared on Demolition)
  2. Mega Superior Gold
  3. Gimme A Sign (appeared on Demolition)
  4. Win
  5. Red Red Red Red Wine
  6. Candy Doll
  7. I Don't Wanna Work
  8. Charmed
  9. Enemy Fire
  10. Testy, Testy (instrumental)
  11. Enemy Fire (instrumental, different from Gold version)
  12. Around The World/Under the Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers cover. Also notable, upon listening this cover was obviously intended as a parody)
  13. Young Winds
  14. Young Winds

Pinkheart Sessions (2)[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Tracks[edit]

  1. Blowin' The Coup
  2. Blue & Shy
  3. Candy Doll
  4. Down At The Movies
  5. Fuck It... I Broke Your Cat
  6. Gimmee a Sign
  7. Interstellar Collider
  8. Jesus (Don't Touch My Baby) (appeared on Demolition)
  9. Mega Superior Gold
  10. Tomorrow (appeared on Demolition)
  11. Nuclear (appeared on Demolition)
  12. On My Way
  13. I Took Your Puppies To A Race Car Track
  14. Saturday Night
  15. Song For Keith (released as b-side to "Nuclear")
  16. Starting To Hurt
  17. Tennessee Sucks (appeared on Demolition)

Fair use rationale for Image:29 ryan adams.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale added. Adam McMaster 10:14, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Cold roses.jpg[edit]

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Done. Adam McMaster 22:39, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

that picture?[edit]

Is that really the best representation of Ryan Adams? He hardly looks like himself and is almost entirely obscured by a microphone. Surely someone has something better... 70.152.131.135 03:31, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

No, that picture is awful. I don't personally have a better one, though. Hopefully someone else will. Adam McMaster 07:29, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Removed sentence[edit]

I made a relatively small edit, removing one sentence. The sentence, which followed the reference to Deadheads criticising Adams, read: "Ironically, many of the criticisms leveled by this small group involved Adams's perceived substance abuse, a dubious plea from a group that has embraced the culture of drugs and alcohol so openly." This seems to me non-objective, taking sides with Adams against the critics. It also seems slightly inaccurate. I have read many of these criticisms, and their point was that his substance abuse led to missed cues and botched lyrics at these concerts. That is different from druggies criticizing Adams for being a druggie.Djl.27182 22:10, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

2007 State Theatre Performance[edit]

Following is a section that appears to be a cut and paste from a news article: http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/28/people.ryanadams.ap/index.html

Lately[edit]

On Thursday September 27, 2007 the singer-guitarist complained about the sound monitors onstage at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. At one point, he actually moved two monitors, his microphone and his guitar pedals.

After 70 minutes he'd had enough. He announced "the last song" and didn't return for an encore. Many fans stood and booed.

Also in Minneapolis, in 2003, Adams gave a notoriously bad performance at First Avenue, a rambling two-hour show where he griped about the sound system, played several songs twice and lambasted local rock legend Paul Westerberg

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdkessler (talkcontribs) 19:55, September 28, 2007

I'm not sure that it's worth keeping the "Equipment problems" section – I don't think it's notable enough. (Look at it this way, in five or ten years who's going to care that he got angry on stage at a particular performance?) At the very least, those two paragraphs should be rewritten for neutrality and merged into the rest of the article instead of being separate. Adam McMaster 09:07, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
I have no idea what this is doing on Wikipedia. So he complained about the sound, and moved some equipment? Who cares? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.148.7.199 (talk) 15:20, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Merging bootlegs[edit]

Since many of them were tagged for deletion, I am going to merge the pages for the various bootleg recordings into the main article. I've archived the original pages for future reference and will redirect them all to the appropriate place in the article. Adam McMaster (talk) 22:48, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Bedhead[edit]

What about giving info or at least a mention of the bedhead recording and Live is Hell? 14:04, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

The problem with live bootlegs, and indeed the other bootlegs which are already mentioned in the article, is that there's very little (if any) verifiable information about any of them, so there's not much that can be said about them here. Having said that, if you can find some reliable information feel free to add it to the article. Adam McMaster (talk) 13:01, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Werewolph music + videos NOT NEW[edit]

Every internet news source seems to be getting this wrong. Those songs + vids have been kicking around for a long time now. The site itself is new, however. 69.127.228.109 (talk) 04:38, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Genre[edit]

alternative country? come on!,he is britpop and rock . —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.248.44.241 (talk) 03:50, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Years Active[edit]

Currently, this implies that DRA is still actively a musician as it says 1991-present. How long do we wait until changing this to 1991-2009? I am under the impression that he has quit the music biz. DFS (talk) 14:04, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

He hasn't quit, he's said that he's just taking a break for a while. After all, he's recorded 11 albums in the past 8 years. Adam McMaster (talk) 15:23, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
I agree - there should be something more significant before his wiki reports no longer active. First, artists are never truly inactive. Second, he has been dealing with getting sober, marriage, has a disease of the inner ear, so given his past and everything, I'd say he is just taking a step back. But I've got $20 that says RA will release another CD soon. --Unclebanglin (talk) 06:21, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Singles Pages[edit]

What happened to the single links (Fix It, Pax Am etc.) .... I mean, they were interesting to have up there...... no???


Technically digital singles.. are singles... are they not? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.176.36.111 (talk) 17:29, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Fans[edit]

Apparently there's a restaurant in North Carolina that has named all of its menu items after Ryan Adams songs. Should this be added to the page? Should a section be added about this and other fan tributes? Rosestiles (talk) 12:42, 11 March 2010 (UTC)RoseStiles

That's really cool. What's the name of it? I'd like to go! --Unclebanglin (talk) 06:21, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Facebook citations[edit]

The two citations of Facebook near the end of the article are NOT a good idea, and the 2nd one deadlinked inside Facebook. I've tagged them "dubious" for now but in a week or two I will delete them. Please help improve the article by finding reliable sources, not including Facebook or MySpace, blogs, or forums. --Lexein (talk) 12:05, 10 January 2011 (UTC)