Ryan Adams Album Release Canceled Following Sexual-Misconduct Allegations

Ryan Adams’ upcoming album has been cancelled after the FBI reportedly started looking into inappropriate communications he may have had with a minor, as reported by The New York Times. Adams had plans to release three new albums this year via Blue Note Records and his own label, Pax-Am. The first of those albums, Big Colors, was slated for release on April 19, but music distributors got word Friday that the album would be indefinitely put on hold.

According to the Times, one music supplier in Maine and New Hampshire received a message stating the album had been “canceled effectively immediately.” Capitol Music Group, which was slated to distribute the albums, declined to comment. Meanwhile, two of Adams’ product collaborators, Benson Amps and JHS Pedals, both said they would either cease development or rebrand Adams' signature models.

The New York Times reported earlier this week that—among other allegations of sexual misconduct—Adams had sexually explicit communications with a young teenager while he was aware she was a minor.