The prolific rocker has a host of new projects on the go - including more work with his pal Beth Orton...

Ryan Adams has said he wants to form a band with Beth Orton, as part of a catalogue of releases in 2002.

The prolific Ryan Adams, whose album ‘Gold’ topped many 2001 end of year polls, has already spoken of his idea to form a ‘supergroup’ with Evan Dando, and former Smashing Pumpkins James Iha and Melissa Auf Der Maur called The Fucking Virgins.

Now, Ryan Adams has said that release is just the tip of the iceberg. He also wants to work more with Beth Orton, who he recently recorded a cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Brown Sugar’ with in London, under the name the Candy Cane Killers.


He told Mojo magazine: “We want to do a fun band where people dance, kind of like Blondie or something. Fun rock’n’roll. And I’ve tossed around the idea of a couple of bands. I want to do a punk band really bad. Stuff where I can find some crazy singer and be like a Greg Ginn in my own Black Flag.”

Speaking about his own output, Ryan Adams confirmed he has at least three albums ready for release.

He continued: “(There) is an acoustic record called ‘The Suicide Handbook’ and then there’s ‘Destroyer’ which was recorded before (Ryan Adams‘ solo debut) ‘Heartbreaker’. It’s a lot like ‘Heartbreaker’ would have been had it been a little more ‘up’

“Then there’s ’48 Hours’, which I made three weeks after making ‘Gold’. I saw Alanis Morissette play and I watched her rocking, and I went, ‘Man I think I can make another record and I want to make it in two days’. So I did.”

The next UK single from Ryan Adams will be ‘Answering Bell’, which should be released in March.