The rock megastar plays a wizard - really - in the promo for 'Answering Bell'...

Ryan Adams will release ‘ANSWERING BELL’ as his new single on April 8 – and NME.COM can bring you an exclusive still from the video, featuring Ryan Adams with his pal Elton John.

The video is loosely based on ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ and sees Ryan Adams and his current belle Leona Naess searching for love along the yellow brick road. Elton John is the wizard who blesses their union.

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz is also in the video.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, Ryan Adams will take his Sweetheart Revolution band to Manchester Apollo on April 7 and London Brixton Academy on April 9. The shows will part of NME 5.0series of gigs.

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