Tumblr user Zachary James Dodds just pulled these four Ryan Adams quotes from the book SPIN: 20 Years of Alternative Music. It’s good to know that our favorite drunken alt-country troubadour still loves to talk about money, even though the difference is he has some now.
1. “Fuck you – I make more money in two days than you do in a year.”
2. “I did the Gap ad because who says no to $30,000 an hour? I don’t! I’m sorry if that’s selling out, so be it. Yes, I sell out. I do Gap ads so that I don’t have to work in a factory. Also, I don’t mind their clothes.”
3. “I turned [Cold Mountain] down because they said, ‘Well, you can come to Romania and you can have three or four lines and you get to play a banjo made out of a pumpkin.’ I’m like, ‘Fuck you, man.’ I make that money in two gigs.”
4. “I don’t make a ton of money doing this; not that I care.”
I’m really surprised that one of these quotes isn’t “I don’t get out of bed for under $10,000 a day.” This is what happens when you sell out and marry Mandy Moore, huh? If you could just make Heartbreaker over again, I’d forgive you doing just about anything.