Ryan Adams has sounded off on the Strokes via Twitter. The jab comes two months after members of the Strokes portrayed Adams as a bad influence in the book titled Meet Me In The Bathroom
Ryan Adams has sounded off on the Strokes via Twitter. The jab comes two months after members of the Strokes portrayed Adams as a bad influence in the book titled Meet Me In the Bathroom, which details the New York City indie rock scene in the early 2000s.
“Ryan would always come and wake me at two in the morning and have drugs, so I’d just do the drugs and kind of numb out,” guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. said in the book. “I knew I would shoot up drugs from a very young age. I’d been wanting to do heroin since I was 14 years old.”
Julian Casablancas also recalls telling Adams to leave Hammond alone:
“Did I specifically tell Ryan to stay away from Albert? I can’t remember the details, to be honest,” Casablancas said. “I think heroin just kind of crosses a line. It can take a persons soul away. So it’s like if someone is trying to give your friend a lobotomy – you’re gonna step in.”
In response Adams hit Twitter saying:
“[Albert] Hammond is a more horrible songwriter than his dad. If that’s possible. It rains in [southern] CA & washes out the dirt As you were,” Adams tweeted, mocking Albert Hammond Sr.’s 1972 song “It Never Rains in Southern California.”
He later added: “Julian Casablancas: who got you strung out on lasagna tho?”
“Last Impressions of Actual Songs,” Adams tweeted, a knock on First Impressions of Earth. “I should’ve forced them to get addicted to writing better songs. Too bad @thekillers did it for them.”
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