Ryan Adams is enjoying himself a bit of a social media meltdown and has gone about venting his anger at The Strokes: “Hammond is a more horrible songwriter than his dad. If that’s possible,” he began.
To give you a quick insight into the history of Adams and Th Strokes we have to revisit an excerpt from Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom – named for a song off the Strokes’ 2003 album, Room on Fire – to discover the hostility. A passage in the book explains how members of The Strokes – mainly Julian Casablancas – held a meeting during the height of their fame in order to form an agreement that they would stop Ryan Adams hanging out with them because they believed he influenced Albert Hammond Jr.’s drug use.
Adams subsequently denied the claim in the book — “I didn’t do drugs socially, and I don’t remember doing drugs with Albert ever” — and then pretty much avoided any comment on the issue, or the Strokes in general.
Well, he’s not avoiding them any more people!
“Abert [sic] Hammond is a more horrible songwriter than his dad. If that’s possible. It rains in Sthtrn CA & washes out the dirt As you were RA x,” he began in what can only be described as Liam Gallagher style.
“Julian Casablancas: who got you strung out on lasagna tho?” Adams added in response to some of the heroin claims.
“I should have got them addicted to writing better songs. Too bad The Killers did it for them,” he said in direct response before adding: “I sold more t shirts last night than people who actually made it thru a single Voidz song, bro – what’s he gonna do? Sit on me?”