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Ryan Adams Is Being a Petty Wanker About His Marriage to Mandy Moore

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | October 11, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | October 11, 2018 |


I’ve seen some really, really bad shows in my day. I once saw RATT. In the ’90s, people! IN THE ‘90S. I once walked out of a Counting Crows concert because Adam Duritz’s unprocessed voice sounds like two cats in heat killing each other inside of a set of bagpipes. I saw Rusted Root once, you guys! I’m pretty sure they played “Send Me On My Way” for 45 minutes and then played a different song that I’ve never heard of and then played “Send Me On My Way” for another 45 minutes.

And yet, I have never seen a show worse than Ryan Adams at the Avalon in Boston sometimes in the mid-aughts. Dude stood up on the stage, turned his back to the audience, and never once looked back at us. It was a two-hour view of the back of his jacket. He said nothing between songs. Nothing. He just went from one song to the next. He didn’t give a damn about anyone in the audience. He didn’t even register we were there.

I still think his music is amazing, but that guy is a pretentious wanker, and I wondered back in the day why Mandy Moore ended up with him.

Moore, who is now engaged to rocker Taylor Goldsmith, told Glamour of her first marriage to Adams: “I don’t feel guilty for it. I don’t fault myself for it. When people said, ‘I’m sorry,’ I was like, ‘No. Sorry would have been had I stayed in a very unhealthy situation.’ I didn’t. I found my way out. And when I did, things opened back up again.”

She didn’t choose the right person, she said, and Ryan Adams spotted that pull quote on Twitter and added his own thoughts:

Pop-culture shaming. Middle-finger emoji, dude. YOU WERE BETTER IN WHISKEYTOWN!

That said, whenever one of his white-boy rock songs shows up in a medical drama or a sappy trailer, it still kills me every time, and no one makes me want to buy a pack of cigarettes more than Ryan Adams.

Still a petty wanker. But also maybe not that bad a guy. I dunno! And I know it’s backwards as hell, but his 1989 album actually introduced me to Taylor Swift, which is weird and true.

via Vulture

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