BBorn in Ontario, Canada, Bryan Adams, 63, joined his first band at age 15. Reckless, his 1984 album, gave him the hits Run to You and Summer of ’69, and made him a worldwide star. His 1991 song, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You won a Grammy and is one of the best-selling singles of all time. On December 14, Adams played at the O2 Arena in London and his latest album was So Happy It Hurts. He lives in Vancouver and has two daughters with Alicia Grimaldi.
What trait do you most deplore about yourself?
What trait do you deplore the most in others?
People who make you wait.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Walking with Eric Clapton’s tour manager, Mick, to meet Eric backstage, and when I met Eric, I said, “Hi Mick. I wanted to die.
What is your most valuable asset?
Letters from my grandfather. He always ended them with “Keep smiling”.
Describe yourself in three words.
Not quite right.
What do you dislike the most about your appearance?
If you could bring something dead back to life, what would it be?
What is your most unpleasant habit?
Talk too fast.
Who is your favorite star?
Would you choose fame or anonymity?
Anonymity every time.
What’s the last lie you told?
That I would choose anonymity every time.
What is your most guilty pleasure?
Oat milk lattes.
What does love look like?
It can be as light as a feather or as heavy as a stone.
Have you ever said “I love you” and not meanthat’s it?
What words or phrases do you overuse the most?
“Yes, you can have a selfie.”
What was your biggest disappointment?
How major music companies have treated their artists in the digital age.
When was the last time you cried and why?
When I see animal cruelty videos.
How often do you have sex?
My Doctor Says Men Need Sex 27 Times A Month For A Healthy Prostate, But Who Really Needs That?
What would you like to leave to your children?
The ability to look at each other and laugh.
What’s the closest you have come to death?
Skydiving: The parachute got tangled around my legs.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Pay my rent and be able to support my family by making music.
What keeps you up at night?
The couple in the hotel room next to me.
Would you rather have more sex, money or fame?
Just a cup of tea would be fine.
How would you like to be remembered?
He came, he laughed, he left.
What happens when we die?
We become garden fertilizer.
Tell us a secret
Once in a while, I like a Jammie Dodger.