Ryan Adams, the young, scraggly, snotty Gram Parsons-wannabe who, god dammit, is so damn talented that he can basically get away with all his annoying rock-star tendencies (like, dating friggin' Winona Ryder, um, what musician hasn't?!) Ö ok, take deep breath Ö anyway, he's getting ready to barrage the public with brand spanking new material for the summer. Not only will he be releasing his second solo record in August (a double CD, for chrissakes), entitled Gold (on the newly created Lost Highway label), the swan song album from his sadly now-defunct band, Whiskeytown, called Pneumonia will also be released in early May.
The list of confirmed
guests that appear on the twenty-five song album Gold so far includes Counting Crows Adam Duritz, singer Cece Winans, Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, drummer Jim Keltner,
pianist Richard Causon and bassist Jennifer Condos.