Monday, August 4, 2014

Where in the World is Bryan Adams?

Ladies and Gentlemen, please do not panic, but it appears that Canada's answer to Tom Petty, one Mr. Bryan Adams has gone missing. No, no, not missing missing, but missing from that most holy of websites/texts: the All Music Guide.

I tell you the truth. Having just read the A.V. Club's piece on Bryan Adams' 90s slow-dance classic/Robin Hood tie-in "(Everything I Do) I Do it for You" I decided to see what Mr. Adams had been up to by visiting his entry on AMG. I had trouble finding any sort of entry for him. I certainly couldn't give a rats ass about Ryan Adams - no, that would not do - I wanted nothing short of a Bryan. Strangely, I couldn't find his entry. So I began searching for him by song. I found an entry for a cover of "Summer of '69" but couldn't find the original. Clicking on his name in the songwriting credits repeatedly took me to an error page. Using the only tool immediately available, I did a cursory Google search for and Bryan Adams and the incontrovertible truth that had been staring me in the face became a reality: Bryan Adams... had gone missing! He's just. Not. There. Several forum posts make it sound that his lawyer specifically asked AMG to pull down their reviews of his work. But... why?  Perhaps this so-called "lawyer" has absconded with Canada's flannel shirted sweetheart. I'm not sure, but if you have any evidence as to what's going on here, please let the authorities know. This is a mystery which must be solved.


Little Earl said...

Or to put it another way, "So tell me have you ever really/Really really really ever searched for Bryan Adams on AMG but you just couldn't find him for some inexplicable reason?"

Little Earl said...

Two more thoughts:

1) What reason would Bryan Adams, or any alleged legal representation of Bryan Adams, possibly provide for objecting to being featured on the All Music Guide?

2) Even IF Adams or his esteemed legal team objected to being featured on the All Music Guide, how could it be legal for them to demand his complete removal from such a public and thorough online database?

To the Supreme Court, I say.