Also has a short fuse, apparently:
Happy Valentine's Day, Ryan!Adams gained notoriety after he left an angry message on critic Jim DeRogatis' answering machine. It was in response to a scathing review DeRogatis gave of an Adams show in 2003, and in particular the critic's dismissive comparison of the singer-songwriter's talents with those of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.
At a concert in October 2002, at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, someone in the audience yelled out a request for "Summer of '69," a hit by the similarly-named Bryan Adams. Ryan reacted with a stream of expletives, and ordered the house lights turned on, The Tennessean newspaper reported. He eventually found the fan who made the joke request, paid him $30 cash as a refund for the show, ordered him to leave, and said he would not play another note until he had left. In a 2014 interview, Ryan Adams denied that the audience member was asked to leave "for screaming a Bryan Adams song", but rather because the man was drunk: "The reason why the guy ever was asked to leave by me was because I was doing an a capella three-piece with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and myself of 'Bartering Lines,' and in between the quiet parts the guy was screaming." In April 2015, Ryan, who had since become friends with Bryan, played "Summer of '69" at the end of another performance at the Ryman, an act described by Rolling Stone as "an olive branch to the city that was once his home."
During filming of the BBC's long-running show Songwriter's Circle, where Adams was joined by American folk-singer Janis Ian and New Zealand's Neil Finn, it was reported that he refused to participate in a number of the songs performed on the night and was generally dismissive of collaborating with the others. The fall-out from the show resulted in an online to-and-fro argument between himself, Ian, and members of the public, citing Adams' rude behavior and eccentric demeanor toward his colleagues. In August 2017, Adams singled out Father John Misty for criticism, while a month earlier he made derogatory remarks about The Strokes through social media.
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainm ... s-47237220She said that Adams reached out to her when she was 20, offering to release her songs on his record label. Their relationship turned romantic, but Adams became obsessive and manipulative, she claimed, demanding to know her whereabouts and threatening suicide if she did not reply to his texts immediately.
When she broke off their relationship, Adams "became evasive about releasing the music they had recorded together and rescinded the offer to open his upcoming concerts," the New York Times reported.
This Is Us actress Mandy Moore also described a pattern of abuse, describing instances of "destructive, manic sort of back and forth behaviour" during their six-year marriage.
"Music was a point of control for him," she added, saying the star had belittled her own musical career.
"He would always tell me, 'You're not a real musician, because you don't play an instrument.'"
Another woman, identified only by her middle name, Ava, told the paper her relationship with Adams started in 2013, when she was a teenage bass player.
Although they never met, she shared 3,217 text messages she had exchanged with Adams over a nine-month period when she was 15 and 16, describing how their correspondence became sexually explicit.
In one text he wrote to her: "I would get in trouble if someone knew we talked like this".
The newspaper reported that Adams, then 40, "fretted about Ava's age" and repeatedly asked for reassurances that she was over 18.
Never heard of him, but it sounds like his music sucks. Oh okay, I heard him cover Taylor Swift. It says he did an entire song-by-song cover of one of her albums. My friends' band did Live At Leeds straight through once, but who in their right mind covers Taylor Swift?
Clincher -- he looks like a complete douche.