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Adam Duritz

  • American musician
  • Born August 1, 1964

Adam Fredric Duritz (born August 1, 1964) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. He is best known as the frontman for the rock band Counting Crows, of which he is a founding member and principal composer. Since its founding in 1991, Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records, released four albums that have been certified gold or platinum, and been nominated for two Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.Duritz has recorded solo material of his own and has collaborated with other musical acts.


But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record.




Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.




For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.




If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.




All my songs are where I am.




When so much money is involved in these movies, someone somewhere is going to try to screw you.




Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.




My life isn't necessarily more important than anyone else's: I'm just better in talking about it.




There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process.




Got no place to go, but there's a girl waitin' for me down in Mexico. She got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin, and if I bring a little music, I could fit right in...



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