Hi, I will be opening a different thread for each counting crows band member. Adam Frederic Duritz Early history
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Adam Duritz grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, then El Paso, Texas, and Berkeley, California. Duritz has lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and, most recently, New York City. As a student, he attended Head-Royce School, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Davis, but dropped out before earning a degree.Musical history
Before forming Counting Crows, he was lead singer for San Francisco Bay Area bands, Mod-L Society and The Himalayans. He was also involved in another San Francisco-based band, Sordid Humor.
He has collaborated with The Wallflowers (led by Bob Dylan's son Jakob Dylan) on the album Bringing Down the Horse; with Ryan Adams on Gold and the song "Butterfly in Reverse" from Hard Candy; with Peter Stuart on Propeller and Daisy; with Live on V; and with Dashboard Confessional on the track "So Long, So Long" from Dusk and Summer.
Duritz also contributed songs to the Josie and the Pussycats soundtrack that were performed by the film's fictional title band.Relationship with fans
Since coming to fame with Counting Crows, Duritz has maintained an unusually open relationship with his fans. This has taken various forms including a diary on AOL later a blog on the band’s official website. He also reads and responds to posts on the band’s messageboard, and recently started a feature called AskCrowsAsk where fans can email questions for band members to respond to. This relationship has not always been smooth; Duritz has clashed with fans and once said on his blog, "Some of you are [incredibly unpleasant people."Record labels
Duritz has made two attempts to get involved in the music industry as a record label owner; In 1997, Duritz began E Pluribus Unum, an independent label. Before being purchased by Interscope Records in 2000, he signed Joe 90, Gigolo Aunts, and Neilson Hubbard – all of whom he took on the road to open for Counting Crows.
In November 2006, Adam Duritz began production on Chicago pop-punk band, Blacktop Mourning's debut record under the name "The Devil and Bunny Show" alongside Counting Crows guitarist David Immerglück. He later announced, on January 15, 2007, that he was launching boutique record label Tyrannosaurus Records. His debut artists include Notar and Blacktop MourningFilm
In addition to his musical pursuits, Duritz was executive producer for the films The Locusts (1997) and Burn (1998). He had a cameo in the 2007 mockumentary film Farce of the Penguins in which his character asks, "Who wants to f*** the sensitive guy?"Personal life
Duritz has dated actresses Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, who appeared in the music video "Long December", Mary Louise Parker, Monica Potter (the Mrs Potter in "Mrs Potter's Lullaby" from This Desert Life) and Winona Ryder.Source