COUNTING Crows thespian Adam Duritz claims being famous can be a “rough ride” and comes with a lot of romantic pressure.
The frontman’s rope is headlining a O2 subsequent month on a shutting night of Bluesfest, carrying sole some-more than 20million albums worldwide given combining in California 27-years-ago.
During that time Adam’s seen a band’s songs used in strike cinema like Cruel Intentions and Shrek 2, he’s antiquated Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox and won an MTV Video Music Award.
But for all his success, Adam, 54, suggested there is a dim side to celebrity and has given his take on because so many musicians die tragically young.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, he said: “It’s not a normal thing.
“It involves a lot of waste during times. People have spent a lot of their life in their possess conduct and afterwards we find yourself ‘the guy’, everybody wants a square of you, everybody unexpected thinks they know you.
“You go from someone who spends a lot of time alone to someone who spends all their time being looked during by everyone.
“By a same token we go from a theatre in front of 10,000 people to a hotel room on your possess each night.
“Those are a lot of romantic pressures. It can throttle people who have some mental instability… and a lot of musicians and artists do.
“It’s a severe conditions and it’s something we all try to survive. It’s perplexing each day. It takes a toll.
“Fame seems like a many fun thing in a universe everybody wants to be popular. That’s what everybody thinks they wish though it’s a severe float during time.”
Counting Crows are celebrating 25 years given a recover of their pound entrance manuscript Aug And Everything After.
The manuscript valid a outrageous success, offered 7million records, though Adam doesn’t consider it’s any improved than a albums that have followed it.
“It’s a small uncanny for me during times to have an manuscript that sole that many. It’s not unequivocally any some-more critical to me than other records, though it’s some-more critical to other people, and that’s a uncanny imbalance during times.
“I consider infrequently we and a zeitgeist accommodate during a right moment. It only happens sometimes. we don’t consider it’s improved than a other records.”
When a manuscript exploded, Adam’s life changed.
Recalling being mobbed by fans, he said: “People went a bit furious man, we got chased out of film theatres, all kinds of things.
“I’ve mostly pronounced celebrity isn’t something we do, it’s something other people do to you. Everybody starts behaving unequivocally weird.
“I don’t consider we altered during all. My friends were still my friends, they still are now.”
He appreciates his fans’ passive opinion to a band, who are eminent for indeterminate setlists that can replace strike songs.
They customarily confirm what they’re personification after cooking on a night of a gig, according to Adam, so when they strech London subsequent month there could good be some surprises.
Counting Crows and special guest Alison Krauss perform during The O2 Arena in London on Sunday Oct 28th as partial of this year’s BluesFest. www.bluesfest.co.uk
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