Adams hopped online today (July 31) to claim that "Abert [sic] Hammond is a more horrible songwriter than his dad. If that's possible...As you were" in Gallagher-esque fashion. He also took aim at frontman Julian Casablancas, asking the Strokes singer, "who got you strung out on lasagna tho?"
Meet Me in the Bathroom revealed Casablancas was quick to blame Adams for enabling guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s drug habit, using pills, opiates and Oxycontin around the time the Strokes released Room on Fire in 2003.
"I remember Julian threatening to beat Ryan [Adams] up if he hung out with me, as a protective thing," Hammond Jr. recalled in the book. "He'd heard that Ryan would come and give me heroin, so he was just like, 'If you come to my apartment again with heroin, I'm going to kick your ass.' I hadn't really been doing it in baggie form until Ryan showed up. He was definitely a bad influence."
For Adams' part, he said, "It was easy to brand me as the problem. I would suspect that they soon learned that I was not the problem."
Find Adams' tweets below. He also recently had some choice words for Alt-J.
Meet Me in the Bathroom is out now through Harper Collins, and you can find our review of the book here.
Abert Hammond is a more horrible songwriter than his dad. If that's possible.— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
It rains in Sthtrn CA & washes out the dirt
As you were
Julian Casablancas: who got you strung out on lasagna tho?— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
Julian swore a lasagna binge until you released a good record and here we are.— Mark Haber (@infinitetexts) July 31, 2017
Ooops one of is is top 5 EVERY FUCKING record.., and it ain't the dude in the Hawaiin shirt and feather earring— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017
Last Impressions of Actual Songs— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 31, 2017