Ryan Adams fans will likely detect an eclectic range of influences on the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Adams revealed that AC/DC, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bruce Springsteen and Electric Light Orchestra impacted the LP’s sonic direction.

"When I run, I listen to [an iPod] Nano that I have,” he said. “I put all the AC/DC records on from back to front, or I’ll listen to the best of stuff from the ‘80s: Springsteen, or [Nick] Hornsby, and I’ll listen to what is going on there. I was listening to AC/DC's Fly on the Wall, and that's when I realized what I had to do for the record.”

As regards BTO and ELO, Adams said listening to those ‘70s icons expanded his ideas about guitar production. “I was like, ‘Wow!’” he said. “I understand the multicolored guitar tone moments now. You can layer stuff. I really just learned a lot.” The yet-to-be-titled album is slated for release on November 4.

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