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Ryan Adams' album cancelled after reports of FBI investigation

February 15, 2019 - 5:00 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams’ planned upcoming album has been cancelled after it was reported that the FBI is investigating Adams’ communication with a teenage fan.

The investigation began after the New York Times published an article on Wednesday regarding Adams’ behavior with a number of women including his ex-wife Mandy Moore and a teenage fan.  The fan told of having exchanged sexually explicit images with Adams, who she was in communication with between the ages of 14 and 16. Adams denies having explicit communications with anyone he knew was underage.

Adams had announced plans to put out three albums in 2019. The first, titled “Big Colors” is indefinitely on hold, music retailers report.

Two musical equipment companies, Benson Amps and JHS Pedals, also decided to terminate their relationship with the singer.

Adams was additionally accused of emotionally abusing younger female musicians after offering to help provide guidance for their careers.

Capital Music Group, a subdivision of Universal Music, who was to release the album, has not commented.