Adam Duritz

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Adam Duritz

Born

8/1/1964, Baltimore, Maryland

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Adam Duritz is an innovative lyricist and piano player who brings the same soul to his friends and lifestyle as he does to the beautiful lyrics and music that he performs. Duritz joined and performed in the Bay area band "The Himalayans" until 1991 at which time he…more

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  • Trivia

    • He dated actresses Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Winona Ryder, Mary Louise Parker, and Monica Potter.

    • After the overnight multi-platinum success of the Counting Crows debut album ("August and Everything After"). Adam decided to find a real job for a "reality check" between albums. So he bartended at the The Viper Room in Hollywood, which at the time was still owned by Johnny Depp.

    • He rented Christina Applegate's house.

    • He is the lead singer of the band Counting Crows.

  • Quotes

    • Adam Duritz: All my songs are where I am.

    • Adam Duritz: When so much money is involved in these movies, someone somewhere is going to try to screw you.

    • Adam Duritz: Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.

    • Adam Duritz: There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process.

    • Adam Duritz: My life isn't necessarily more important than anyone else's: I'm just better in talking about it.

    • Adam Duritz: In LA, and also on tour, I've been isolated for too long. On stage you're the man, but other than that, there's nothing I like about being on tour. Thousands of people that worship you are nothing, compared to one evening with your friends. But it's my job: I'm a grown-up man, and I go to work.

    • Adam Duritz: For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.

    • Adam Duritz: But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record.

    • Adam Duritz: Art is just an expression, it's something you do because you need to express yourself. You take what's going on on the inside and put it on the outside, that's just who you are. I just write songs because I feel a certain way. When you've got a bunch of them, that's an album. They're all different.

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