Ryan Adams Is Roasting The Strokes on Twitter
Did Ryan Adams just get around to reading Meet Me in the Bathroom?
There’s a moment in the book, Lizzy Goodman’s great oral history of the early-’00s New York rock scene, where we learn that The Strokes got together to hold a meeting banning Ryan Adams, once a friend of the band, from hanging out with any of them anymore. The problem, it seems, was that the members of the band, Julian Casablancas in particular, thought Adams was a bad influence on Albert Hammond Jr., who was starting to have serious problems with addiction.
It’s hard to think of any other reason why, out of the blue, Adams would just start talking shit about The Strokes on Twitter, but that’s what’s happening. Here’s what Adams says about Casablancas:
Julian Casablancas: who got you strung out on lasagna tho?— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
And here’s what he says about Hammond:
Abert Hammond is a more horrible songwriter than his dad. If that's possible.— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
It rains in Sthtrn CA & washes out the dirt
As you were
He didn’t even bother to spell Hammond’s first name right! “It Never Rains in Southern California” was a big hit for Albert Hammond Sr. in 1972. “As you were -RA x” is a reference to Liam Gallagher’s preferred Twitter sign-off.
And now we’re all holding our collective breath, refreshing Twitter and waiting to see what Adams has to say about Nick Valensi.
UPDATE: More from DRA…
Ooops one of is is top 5 EVERY FUCKING record.., and it ain't the dude in the Hawaiin shirt and feather earring— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
Last Impressions of Actual Songs— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
I sold more t shirts last night than people who actually made it thru a single Voidz song, bro— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
What's he gonna do? Sit on me? https://t.co/6GmCNFJsvM
He's no only the president of lack of accountability: He also a client. https://t.co/Vw5WALrXsz— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
This article was originally published on Stereogum.