Sunday, November 15, 2009

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows!

Adam makes this one easy for us, because he freely admits to wearing a wig. According to a 2008 Rolling Stone article:

His dreadlocks — which he has always freely admitted are hair extensions — are fascinating up close. They're so incongruous with the rest of his appearance ("I'm a Russian Jew American, impersonating African," he sings on the Crows' new album) that you half expect them to begin moving, like a giant tarantula. Not long ago, Duritz's publicist urged him to shave his head, but he wouldn't do it. "Whatever they hide or cover about myself, you know, they feel good," he says. "And I did not want to be skinhead guy."

Here he is a few years ago, you can see his hairline is receding in the front and he has piled on fake dreads on the top.

Here he is more recently. You can see the front hairline has improved.

I can't even picture Adam without all that hair. Then again, he is 45 years old now, and he will have to grow up someday. While he is man enough to admit he wears fakies, he is not man enough to face the world without them.


  1. He looks swell with dreads. It is part of him, as he sings jazz, his voice has that soul and he has poetic license. The hair can be real or fake, it doesn't matter. He is a real artist.

  2. Truthfully men and women have always worn wigs..thru time... He Looks GREAT...Great Songs Great Personality....and good Style. I have been looking for a his hair... unable to find one like his. reddish brown. His songs pick me up , when I am down...they are full of promise for tomorrow... I write lyrics if ever needing for Adam.