Ryan Adams: “Smoking pot saved my ass”

Ryan Adams lets us into his Pax-Am Studio in the new issue of Uncut, dated October 2014 and out now.

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Ryan Adams lets us into his Pax-Am Studio in the new issue of Uncut, dated October 2014 and out now.

The singer and songwriter explains how his new, self-titled album was made, why he was sick in bed for six months and how smoking pot revitalised his health and his recent songwriting.

“More and more, it liberated me,” says Adams. “I made a point of smoking pot – at first it was vaporising – every day, and not getting baked at all, just taking a hit or two to bring everything down, and an hour later go into my world.

“Dude, it fuckin’ saved my ass. It reignited how fun it was to play guitar, and then those songs started to descend on me, slowly but surely.”

The new issue of Uncut is out now.


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