Mister Drama is sort-of leaving the building!
Ryan Adams — prodigious talent of alt-folk-rock, known for his prolific recording history and regular altercations with audience members, romantic partners, and even himself, has announced that he’s taking a “hiatus” from the music business. He’ll break up his widely praised band The Cardinals at the end of their current tour. Ever the restless artist, Adams wants to work more on his writing. He’s author of a book coming out in April. Odds that he’ll keep going with releases “from the vaults” and this won’t be much of a hiatus: better than even money. —T.E. Lyons