Adam Duritz Shaved Off His Signature Dreadlocks

August 15, 2019 / Posted by:

We’ve covered some earth shattering haircuts here on Dlisted. There was the time Mickey Rourke cut his hair and suddenly looked like Channing Tatum morphed with Daniel Craig, aka HIGHLY FUCKABLE. There was also the time Justin Bieber shaved his shaggy dog shaggy do and served lone gunman realness. And the image of a newly shorn Pamela Anderson sent shivers down our spines with her uncanny resemblance to Anderson Cooper. But this one, this one will rock you to your core. Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz shaved his head. I’ll give you a moment to process this unbelievable information.

How are you holding up? Are you ready to see? Don’t rush it if you’re not ready. Take your time. Breathe. OK?

Here we go.

If you’re a baby, you might not know that Adam has been rocking the same gnarly-looking dreadlocks his entire career. That means he’s had them since at least 1990, maybe longer. And according to Stereogum, leveling a devastating blow to ’90s revisionist history, they were fake all along. Which makes his decision to keep them for so many decades all the more unfathomable.

Adam revealed his new lewk via Instagram, burying the lede deeper than I hope the sarcophagus holding the burnt ashes of those dollar store Puli dog tendrils is buried.

Folks, it’s time to come clean. I have seen those dreadlocks up close and personal and did not avail myself of the opportunity to douse them in lighter fluid when I had the chance. Adam and I share the same hometown, Berkeley, California. When Adam and CC were at their peak (1995/6), he used to come in to the hippy-dippy electronics store I worked at (customers would sometimes come in and try to barter their way into a brand new stereo). At any rate, Adam used to come in pretty regularly for blank cassette tapes and he would always, without fail, be wearing a pair of baggy oversized overalls with no shirt underneath and one of the straps undone. He even came in with Winona Ryder one day (his girlfriend at the time, I think), and let me tell you, she looked embarrassed as hell.

Anyway, looks like Adam is dealing with the transition from being a “dreads guy” by becoming a “hat guy”. Which is too bad because I think his shaved head looks great.

That’s a very Swingers hat he’s paired with that De La Soul tee. The ‘90s are dead, long live the ‘90s!


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