In the last year Ryan Adams has gone through a full-on transformation. He's shunned his legendary appetite for drugs and alcohol, found himself a steady girlfriend, debuted a playful rap and hardcore metal side-career on his Web site, and made one of the most consistent records of his career. Rolling Stone Associate Editor Austin Scaggs sat down with the newly squeaky-clean Adams for the current issue of Rolling Stone, and we've collected a couple choice audio clips from their marathon conversation where Adams discusses everything from the real-life truth behind his lyrics to skateboarding.
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Adams talks about the inspiration for and evolution of his last few records
Adams describes the day he learned skateboarding is just like dealing with girls