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Monday, May 29, 2017

Just in Case You Missed Anything Vol. 26

Lots of exciting news out there in Ryan Adams land. The Prisoner tour is off to a blazing start with plenty of satisfied fans, new renditions of classics and plenty of surprises. There has also been a recent lineup change with Tod Wisenbaker (guitar) and Aaron Ficca (drums) joining the band. The Prisoner B-Sides are out there on both iTunes and Spotify and were way better than I was expecting - definitely essential listening! Below are some more updates, video, and radio clips worth checking out:

- Ryan Adams gives a track by track breakdown of Prisoner to NME magazine.

- Ryan with the new lineup performing "Outbound Train" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

- Ryan and the old lineup performing "Prisoner" on The Late Late Show with James Corden

  - Great Interview on World Cafe with David Dye. Also features live recordings from the full show in Philly on 3/3.
- Ryan Adams is featured in several clips of this mini-documentary about NeilFest including some pretty rad live footage of him doing "Old Man" and "Cinnamon Girl" with Norah Jones on backing vocals. The show took place in late 2015.

- Video about the new Ryan Adams signatur JHS VCR Pedal

- In a recent interview from earlier this month at Triple M Rock Radio in Australia, Ryan mentions the possibility of releasing a part 2 and 3 of Prisoner! Below is a quote from the program and link to the complete interview:
RA: "Even with Prisoner and the B-sides, there's still so many songs leftover.... theres still 30 or 40 still out there. There's essentially 2 other albums. I always thought of Prisoner as a trilogy and Prisoner exists now as it is. I always saw it as a part 1, 2 and 3, but noone's heard part 2 or 3 yet. And in fact part 2 and 3 are probably a bit more scandalous in that they're a little more raw. I think Prisoner is very elegant in the way that it deals with the things that it has.... its hard to talk about music that's not out there but i think there was a much more profound darkness on certain tracks and a much more pervasive desperation that was left off to make Prisoner be the thing that it was so it could be forged out of hope and the ability to see past everything that seemed to be happening and looking more toward things that could but some of the stuff I had written, I really felt was bogged down..."
C: Will people hear these records?
RA: "I don't know, maybe there's always a chance. I'm different nowaways. I try not to throw everything out there, I try to save some stuff for myself but yeah i think it's possible. I mean i hope they do because i think theyre really good...."

- Here's a pretty cool instructional guitar repair video by Stewart MacDonald. In the video, he's fixing up some of Ryan's Buck Owens guitars.

- Some killer new live footage of Whiskeytown from 1997 was uploaded recently. Check it out below. It includes a cover of Iggy and the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog"

 - A new book has just been released called: Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman. It documents the great NYC rock resurgence of 2000s with groups like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem. I'm looking forward to reading it as it gives some juicy details of the drug-influenced falling out between the Strokes and Ryan Adams. You can check out an excerpt of the book HERE.

- Below is another pretty cool video of Ryan with the Cardinals from Lollapalooza in 2006. The show includes covers of Sonic Youth, Gram Parsons, and the Dead

- Prisoner skate decks are now available on the Pax-Am site - CHECK IT OUT HERE.

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