Actor Johnny Depp will feature on the new single release from Ryan Adams.
Depp plays guitar on ‘No Shadow’ and ‘It’s In My Head’, which feature on the ‘No Shadow’ seven-inch, which comes out on January 13, 2015, as part of Adams’ Pax-Am singles series. The tracks were recorded at Adam’s own Pax-Am studio in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Writing about the tracks, Adams said: “Johnny came rumbling into [the studio] one night with this riff and an idea of what it was about – a few hour later and one take on a two-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.”
He continued: “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’n’roll moments, as they should be, unfussy and delivered with all the heart and soul we had that night.” The song ‘Stoned Alone’ will also feature on the release.
In September Depp joined Adams onstage for two nights at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, playing guitar on a cover of Danzig’s ‘Mother’ and ‘Kim’ from Adams’ 2014 self-titled album. Depp also appeared on ‘Aching For More’, the B-side to Adams’ ‘Gimme Something Good’, the first single to be taken from Adams’ last LP.