Adam Duritz Biography
Adam Duritz Fredric is an American musician, songwritter, record producer and film producer born August 1, 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts; El Paso, Texas; and Berkeley, California. He is best known as the frontman of the Counting Crows rock band, of which he is a founding member and lead composer. Counting Crows has sold more than 20 million records since its inception in 1991, released four gold or platinum certified albums, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. Duritz attended the prestigious Taft School, and graduated from the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California.
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He is the son of Gilbert and Linda Duritz, both physicians. Duritz has a younger sister, Nicole.
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Duritz has Russian Jewish ancestry.
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Adam has a net worth of $40 million dollars.
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Duritz dates back to Jennifer Aniston in 1995. Courteney Cox, Monica Potter, Samantha Mathis, and Winona Ryder have also been dated. Duritz revealed in 2008 that he had been grappling with a dissociative issue of mental health. Duritz was reportedly dating Shameless actress Emmy Rossum in October 2009, with whom he had toured in the summer of 2009. In September 2010, Rossum and Duritz broke up. As of August 2014, Duritz was reported to be unmarried.
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Counting Crows is a Berkeley, California, American rock band that was formed in 1991. The band consists of Duritz (lead vocal, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards, piano, accordion), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), David Immerglück (lead guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, bass guitar), Jim Bogios (drums, percussion) and Millard Powers (bass guitar, piano, guitar).
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In 2008, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with depersonalization disorder, a mental illness where sufferers feel disconnected from their own thoughts and body. It “makes you think you’re imagining things and that nothing is real,” said Duritz.
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Adam Duritz Songs
- 1492 (song)
- Accidentally in Love
- All My Friends (Counting Crows song)
- American Girls (Counting Crows song)
- Angels of the Silences
- Colorblind (Counting Crows song)
- Come Around (Counting Crows song)
- Daylight Fading
- Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)
- Hanging Tree (Counting Crows song)
- Holiday in Spain (song)
- If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)
- Le Ballet D’or (Counting Crows song)
- A Long December
- Miami (Counting Crows song)
- Mr. Jones (Counting Crows song)
- Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby
- A Murder of One
- On a Tuesday in Amsterdam Long Ago
- Palisades Park (Counting Crows song)
- Rain King
- Round Here
- She Don’t Want Nobody Near
- Washington Square (Counting Crows song)
- When I Dream of Michelangelo
- You Can’t Count On Me
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Where Does Adam Duritz Live
Adam lives in New York and has lived there for 15 years.
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Adam Duritz Quotes
- 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.
- If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.
- All my songs are where I am.
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Adam Duritz On 25 Years Of Counting Crows, Woodstock ’99 Porta Potties, And Playing “Mr. Jones” … Or Not
Tracking Down is a Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute.
Of all of the acts to spill out of the ’90s Bay Area rock scene, adult-alternative troubadours Counting Crows have been one of the most enduring. Right around the time Green Day were rattling the walls of Berkley punk incubator 924 Gilman, Duritz and Counting Crows guitarist David Bryson were on the other side of the Bay kicking around — well, hangin’ around, to be precise — San Francisco coffee houses performing what would eventually become a spectacular series of angsty folk-pop staples: “Mr. Jones,” “Round Here,” “Rain King,” and so on.
As their popularity grew, Counting Crows enjoyed all of the success afforded to easy-listening radio kingpins of their stature — millions of albums sold, a VH1 Behind The Music special, a turn on Saturday Night Live, landmark song placements like the uncharacteristically upbeat (for the Crows, anyway) “Accidentally In Love” from Shrek 2 in 2004. All the while, Duritz coped with personal demons, some of which he shared in his songwriting, and some he kept bottled up for years — struggles with anxiety and mental illness.
Today, seven albums and two-and-a-half decades in, Duritz is currently hangin’ around this town of New York City, where he says he’s lived for 15 years. He and the rest of the Crows are still releasing music, too, with 2014’s Somewhere Over Wonderland being their most recent LP. He also regularly records a podcast with journalist James Campion called Underwater Sunshine (named for the band’s 2013 covers album), which he says is pretty freeform — sometimes they exclusively talk music, other times they nerd out over Marvel movies for hours.
For the moment though, Counting Crows are heading out with Gen X torchbearers Live on an anniversary tour, “25 Years And Counting,” which begins tonight in Boise and celebrates a quarter-century since the release of the band’s breakout debut, August And Everything After. We spoke to Duritz before he hits the road to reminisce about some of Counting Crows’ greatest hits, the debauchery — and even sexual assault — he witnessed at Woodstock ’99, and why he’s too selfish to play “Mr. Jones” at every show.
STEREOGUM: How did you get started in the podcasting world?
DURITZ: Well, [co-host and journalist] James Campion had done a lot of in-depth interviews with me over the years. And at some point, years ago, he said to me, “I’ve got way more material than I could ever use in these articles. We should write a book sometime.” And at one point I just called him up and said, “You know, I think it’s a good idea. Let’s try it.”
So, starting about a year-and-a-half ago, he came out to a New York, Austin, and Nashville music festival we did. He spent like three days with us while we were doing that. After that, we would meet once a week and we would talk for four or five hours, and we would record it and we did that for about a year.
[Eventually], I called him up and said, “Hey, these talks we’re having are really cool, but there’s way more than we’re ever gonna use in any book. We should do a podcast, and it doesn’t interfere with the book at all. We’ll still do the book. But I think people would enjoy this. I think I enjoy it. I’m just sitting around talking about life and music and whatever. I think it would be a great podcast.”
So we started doing [the podcast], and it’s been really cool. Sometimes it’s just completely freeform. Other times, we kind of come up with themes or ideas, or one of us will come in with an idea. Once we did a four week series on punk music. Other times, like I’d just seen Avengers: Infinity War and we did a podcast the next day. This one came out just a few weeks ago. I think the ones we’re putting out next week are ones we did on background vocals. It kind of goes back and forth. Sometimes they’re planned out, sometimes they’re not.