Trouble ensues for Ryan Adams.
Amidst recent reports of alleged sexual abuse, the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming studio album, Big Colors, has been shelved. The album, the first of three proposed for 2019, had been slated for an April 19th release via his own label Pax-Am.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, retailers are currently offering money back on any pre-orders, while Pax-Am has removed any pages tied to the album. Pax-Am distributors Blue Note and Capitol Records have yet to release a statement.
To add insult to injury, Benson amplifiers has also split ties with the artist.
In a statement, Christopher Benson wrote:
“We are saddened and surprised by the recent allegations against Mr. Ryan Adams as documented in the New York Times. We have decided to suspend our relationship with Mr. Adams at this moment, and will no longer move forward with the development of the Ryan Adams signature model. We have no further comment at this time.”
Earlier this afternoon, it was reported that the FBI opened an inquiry into Adams’ alleged communications with a minor. The agents will reportedly seek interviews with the alleged victim in addition to her friends and family. They may also subpoena hers and Adams’ cellphone records.