Ryan Adams, the singer-songwriter who has been largely persona non grata in the music business since multiple women alleged abuse beginning in early 2019, has taken to Instagram to beg record labels for “a second chance to make some music,” saying he is “scared” he will lose his home, his studio and his indie label […]
Singer and "This Is Us" star Mandy Moore — one of several women who accused her ex-husband, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, of sexual misconduct or abusive behavior — spoke about the public apology he issued over the weekend, in which he said in part, “There are no words to express how bad I feel about the […]
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams apologized for how he has “mistreated” women in the past, telling Daily Mail in a Friday article, “There are no words to express how bad I feel.”In a February 2019 New York Times investigation, Adams was accused in a by seven women — including his ex-wife, “This Is Us” star Mandy Moore — of emotionally manipulative behavior and sexual abuse. The article goes on to describe a pattern of the indie rock artist using his stature as a successful artist, producer and record-company founder to offer career opportunities to young, female artists and then pursue sex.Adams’ UK and Ireland tour was canceled and the release of his album “Big Colors” was also nixed in wake of the accusations.Also Read: Ryan Adams Apologizes for 'Mistakes,' Denies Sex Chats With Underage TeenIn Friday’s Daily Mail statement, the indie rocker said, “There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career. All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.”He went on to acknowledge that some might think he’s merely offering up “the same empty bulls— apology that I’ve always used when I was called out” but, he assures “this time it is different.”“No amount of growth will ever take away the suffering I had caused,” he wrote. “I will never be off the hook and I am fully accountable for my harmful behavior, and will be for my actions moving forward.”He concluded, “I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.”Also Read: Ryan Adams' UK and Ireland Tour Canceled After Sexual Misconduct AllegationsYou can read his entire statement to the Daily Mail below or click here.There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career.All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.I’ve gotten past the point where I would be apologizing just for the sake of being let off the hook and I know full well that any apology from me probably won’t be accepted by those I’ve hurt.I get that and I also understand that there’s no going back.To a lot of people this will just seem like the same empty bull***t apology that I’ve always used when I was called out, and all I can say is, this time it is different.Having truly realized the harm that I’ve caused, it wrecked me, and I’m still reeling from the ripples of devastating effects that my actions triggered.There is no way to convince people that this time is truly different, but this is the albatross that I deserve to carry with me as a result of my actions.Realizing the consequences of my actions, I took a hard look inwards and sought to find the truth behind them. What pain was I carrying myself that was so poorly and wrongly being projected onto others?I made a promise to myself that no matter what it took, I would get to the root of these issues and finally start to fix myself so I could be a better friend, a better partner, and a better man overall.That being said, no amount of growth will ever take away the suffering I had caused. I will never be off the hook and I am fully accountable for my harmful behavior, and will be for my actions moving forward.In my effort to be a better man, I have fought to get sober, but this time I’m doing it with professional help. Sobriety is a priority in my life, and so is my mental health. These, as I’m learning, go hand in hand.But I will not bore anyone with stories of my demons or use them to excuse what I’ve done. I really want to express that I’ve internalized the importance of self-care and self-work. I’m really trying.Music is how I lay my soul bare, and in working through this, I have written enough music to fill half a dozen albums.Some of these songs are angry, many are sad but most of them are about the lessons I’ve learned over the last few years. Those ones an expression of my deepest remorse.I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.Read original story Ryan Adams Apologizes for Sexually Abusive Past: I ‘Truly Realized the Harm That I’ve Caused’ At TheWrap
Many Moore spoke to the New York Times about her new album "Silver Landings," her past marriage to Ryan Adams and her support of Pete Buttigieg.
Ryan Adams’ scheduled tour of the U.K. and Ireland has been canceled, according to announcements from the tour’s ticket agents and venues. The cancellation comes two weeks after multiple sexual-misconduct allegations were leveled at the singer in a New York Times article that included interviews with several former girlfriends and/or collaborators, as well as his ex-wife […]
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams’ guitarist, Todd Wisenbaker, has called the emotional abuse and sexual misconduct accusations by seven women — including an underage teenage girl and his former wife, “This Is Us” star Mandy Moore — against the musician “sickening and embarrassing.”“There were times when I chose to believe his insane version of the truth because it was easier than believing that anyone is capable of being this much of a monster,” Wisenbaker wrote on Instagram Tuesday. “It’s sickening and embarrassing. I’ve recently learned that pretty much everything he’s ever told me is a lie upon a lie upon a lie.”Wisenbaker’s post comes a week after The New York Times described a pattern of Adams offering career opportunities to young female artists, then pursuing sex. Wielding his power as a successful musician/producer and record-company founder, he would sometimes “turn domineering and vengeful, jerking away his offers of support when spurned, and subject[ed] women to emotional and verbal abuse, and harassment in texts and on social media,” the Times wrote.Also Read: Ryan Adams Apologizes for 'Mistakes,' Denies Sex Chats With Underage Teen“I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly,” Adams tweeted last week, following the report. “But the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate. Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I though was underage. Period.”He added: “As someone who has always tried to spread joy through my music and my life, hearing that some people believe I caused them pain saddens me greatly. I am resolved to work to be the best man I can be. And I wish everyone compassion, understanding and healing.”One 20-year-old woman, identified by the Times only as Ava, said Adams first contacted her when she was 14 and a promising bass player. Their online communications about music turned sexual, and the newspaper said they eventually spoke in video calls in which Adams exposed himself and discussed sex — while fretting about her age. Other women told The Times that Adams routinely tried to use his musical success to lure and manipulate women.Also Read: 'Extra' Co-Host AJ Calloway Suspended After Multiple Sexual Misconduct AccusationsMoore, who was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016, said his “controlling behavior” essentially blocked her “ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time — my entire mid-to-late 20s.”Wisenbaker, in his Instagram post, said Adams had “excuses and denials for everything.” The guitarist said he attempted to help Adams, but his life turned into a “complete s—storm of someone else’s utter delusion.”He added: “I didn’t want to say anything because I’m actively afraid for the safety of my family, but I do realize that i have a responsibility to speak up. The women that spoke out are brave beyond words.”Also Read: 'This Is Us' Star Mandy Moore Signs Production Deal With 20th Century Fox TVHis Instagram caption ended by asking Adam to “please get help.”Tim Molloy contributed to this report. Read original story Ryan Adams’ Guitarist Calls Emotional Abuse Accusations ‘Sickening and Embarrassing’ At TheWrap
Ryan Adams recently announced he'd have three new albums out this year, but that number looks to be rapidly shrinking. The first of his planned 2019 releases, "Big Colors," which was to have come out April 19, has been "put on hold," according to sources close to the situation. Retailers began reporting Thursday night that […]
The news follows a New York Times report in which seven women and more than a dozen associates accused the 44-year-old artist of sexual misconduct and/or emotional abuse.
Mandy Moore has no regrets about speaking out against her ex-husband, Ryan Adams.
The singer-songwriter is hitting back at what he calls an "upsettingly inaccurate" report in the New York Times about his treatment of women who hoped to collaborate with him.
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Mandy Moore gets candid with Howard Stern about her famous exes including Wilmer Valderamma, Zach Braff, and Andy Roddick.
Ryan Adams’s two-hour Saturday show at Los Angeles’s Greek Theatre was a night of muscular musicianship — all extended Heartbreakers-style jams to complement the sensitive singer-songwriter’s trademark heartbreaking lyrics. Elson, the famously flame-haired supermodel and ex-wife of Jack White who recently released her Southern Gothic sophomore album Double Roses (her first full-length since 2010’s White-produced The Ghost Who Walks), was Adams’s well received opening act Saturday — and when she blended her delicate croon with Adams’s world-weary rasp during his 2000 classic, it was magical moment that had us hoping these two will collaborate on projects in the future. Perhaps Elson could sit in on those recording sessions with Adams and Liz Phair?
Searching for something to listen to this weekend? Yahoo Music has you covered with a rundown of some of this week’s biggest/buzzing releases, including Ryan Adams, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Alison Krauss, and more. Adams takes yet another trip to the ‘80s with his latest release, pairing up with producer Don Was to explore and mine the big sounds of that radio-rock decade.