Ryan Adams has announced details of the next installment in his Pax-Am singles series. The No Shadow 7-inch contains a pair of collaborations with actor Johnny Depp. (The two also recently joined forces on stage in London and covered Danzig).
Adams said of the tracks titled “No Shadow” and “It’s In My Head”:
“Johnny came rumbling into [Adams’ PaxAm Studios] one night with this riff and an idea of what it was about- a few hour later and one take on a 2 inch 24 track tape machine later we had No Shadow… typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his i phone. Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there. Thats us singing and playing and playing all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums.
The B side is from the first night we met where all we did was play and didn’t say a word. This was the third thing we ever played together and there was no discussion. True rock and roll moments, as they should be, unfussy and delivered with all the heart and soul we had that night.
For their December/January issue Details reserved its cover to Johnny. Enjoy the HQ scans from it!
Magazine Scans > 2014 > Details – December/January
I’ve added to the gallery HQ images of Johnny during the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards presenting the Hollywood Documentary Award.
Public Appearances > 2014 > Nov 14: 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards