People: Oct. 28, 2002


Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, 27, is a self-described tortured soul who recounts the minutiae of his romantic failings in harrowing biographical songs. Singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, 43, is a sunny Canadian whose songs are crafted with lapidary precision for Top 40 radio and the playlist of wedding bands. Apparently some of Ryan's more puerile fans find the similarity of their names an irresistible opportunity for humor. At a recent Ryan Adams concert in Nashville, Tenn., a fan shouted out a request for Summer of '69, a Bryan Adams song. Get it? Ryan stopped playing, insisted the lights be turned on,...

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