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Ryan Adams on working with Johnny Depp

Adams talks to Gigwise about recording with movie star and friend

 

Ryan Adams on working with Johnny Depp Photo: Press

Ryan Adams has spoken out more about his work with friend and award-winning actor Johnny Depp - revealing that we could soon hear music from them. 

Last night (Thursday 18 September), fans were left delighted when Depp joined Adams on stage at London's Shepherds Bush Empire for an encore of 'Kim' and a cover of 'Mother' by Danzig. 

Now, in an interview with Gigwise, Adams has ellaborated on his recording sessions with Depp and legendary Husker Du and Sugar guitarist Bob Mould at his 'very chill' Pax-Am studios.

"We've actually had a couple (of sessions) now," Adams told Gigwise. "The first one was pretty out of control - it was awesome. Bob was on guitar, I was on bass half the time and Johnny was on bass half the time and switched through guitar. My friend Marshall was on drums.

"The jams aren't just 'Let's just goof off' - the songs are real. Songs are constructed. I don't think some of those jams would have sounded out of place on a Die Kreuzen record or Husker Du's Metal Circus or something. Even a few of them were kind of contemporary, it was cool."

When asked if the recordings were likely to be released soon, Adams replied: "I don't know, man. We haven't sat down and finished all the vocal stuff on that yet, it just exists. It exists and we'll do something with it.

"Sometimes we go through Johnny's phone because he plays guitar into his voicenotes, so he'll have some riff or some bridge or some chorus that he'll have done on a film set somewhere or whatever and he'll come round and play us a couple and I'll be like 'Oh man, let's put a verse there', stuff starts happened and an hour later the song is done. It's the same with anybody there. It's that kind of thing - 'What are we going to do today?'"

- Check back at Gigwise soon for much more of our frank and in-depth interview with Ryan Adams

Watch the video for 'My Wrecking Ball' below

Ryan Adams' self-titled new album is out now.  

Reviewing the album, we said: "The alt-folk hero's 14th studio album (FOUR-TEENTH!) R'Adams self-titled effort is the longest he's ever taken with just three years. It is more than worth the wait, singularly containing all that's great about his national treasure - vivid and reflective poetry, blistering open-road Americana and folk so sweet you need listen to it through a stethoscope."

Ryan Adams UK tour continues tonight, dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here
Sept. 19, 2014: London, UK — O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sept. 24, 2014: Manchester, UK — Albert Hall
Sept. 25, 2014: Glasgow, UK — Royal Concert Hall

Below: 5 photos of Ryan Adams rocking London's Shepherds Bush Empire


Andrew Trendell

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