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July 20, 2007

Ryan Adams and Kix

Alt-rocker Ryan Adams put a list of his top five favorite hair metal songs on his MySpace site.

Guess what tune topped the list? None other than "Don't Close Your Eyes" by Baltimore rock heroes Kix.

"I think that's great," said Kix member Ronnie Younkins, who now also plays in the band the Blues Vultures.

"I think that is great compliment. That's good to hear. I think that song really touched a lot of people, and it still does, apparently. I remember back when it was a hit, we got a lot of fan mail. A lot of teenagers really related to that song. ... I think that that's part of the reason it was a hit at the time."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:30 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Local music


Anybody see the Ryan Adams show at the Meyerhoff a few years ago, where he somehow ended up standing on a stool in the middle of the audience, playing "Winding Wheel?"

I was lucky enough to be close, so I thought it was great. But, since he neglected to bring out a microphone, the people in the balcony weren't so impressed.

I remember he just got killed on the message boards following that show.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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