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Monday's Connector of the Day: Bryan Adams

November 26th, 2009
07:06 PM ET

Gravel-voiced Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has been entertaining crowds for nearly 30 years. 

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The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, has 21 top ten hits to his name, and has achieved a number one record in 40 countries .“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” – the theme to the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – stayed at the top of the charts for a phenomenal 16 consecutive weeks in the UK singles charts.

When Adams recently got wind of Disney's intention to use his hit “Summer of 69” in their new comedy “Old Dogs” he called them up to thank them, and in doing so, ended up agreeing to write an original song “You’ve been a Friend to Me” for the movie’s soundtrack.

Adams is also a highly skilled and prolific photographer – having been art director on many fashion shoots and has taken photos of everyone from Mick Jagger to Queen Elizabeth II.

Adams uses the money he raises through photography to fund charitable projects. "The Bryan Adams Foundation" works to provide education opportunities for children worldwide.

Post your questions to the rock legend, photographer and philanthropist here and we’ll put a selection to him on Monday’s show.

soundoff (133 Responses)
  1. Grace

    I have always loved your music because it's straight-forward and you don't act cool – you ARE cool. Who is your favorite contemporary artist and why?

    November 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Kaitlin

      Brian Adams
      I think you are so hot. You should contact me cause I think will be on the same level. Contact me.....trust me we will have fun.

      December 18, 2009 at 4:26 am | Reply
  2. Kelly

    Been a fan 30 years and counting.....Bryan, how much say/control do you have with your tours in regards to the cities and venues that you play?

    November 27, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Reply
  3. Karen

    bryan,
    you have done so much in your career, with music, films, photography, charity work, greenpeace and your own foundation, whats in store for you next, anything you would like to do that you haven't yet?

    November 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  4. Jesica

    Bryan, are there any plans to realese the acoustic tour on dvd? and if so when will that be? Are you planning to come to Latin America any time soon?

    November 28, 2009 at 4:04 am | Reply
  5. K.Mahesh

    Do you feel that what ever you have achieved in ur life is because of god's grace.Do u think god has sent you down for a purpose?

    November 28, 2009 at 4:26 am | Reply
  6. Moiz

    I've grown up listening to you. Some of the best times of my life are associated with your music.
    As a budding musician I wondered....Creativity and Deadlines, True Art and Commerciality; how do you balance?

    Also, what kind of tips/advice would you give to someone who's looking for a career in the music industry?

    November 28, 2009 at 4:32 am | Reply
  7. Rae

    As a person with so many talents in so many arenas a lot has been written and said about you; what is the most hurtful/spiteful thing you have read or heard about yourself and how did you deal with it?

    November 28, 2009 at 4:37 am | Reply
  8. RosannaDiana

    Hey Bryan!

    I'm a big fan.

    I'm very curious why we can't buy the "Diana" song on CD?

    It's my personal favorite.

    Hope it shows up in some collection soon!

    D.

    November 28, 2009 at 4:48 am | Reply
  9. Barbie Livreri

    Have always been a fan – would love to meet you anytime anyplace!

    November 28, 2009 at 5:06 am | Reply
  10. Fred

    I love your songs specially that Gravel voice of yours, which I have been trying to copy since I was a kid and now I can speak English ,and people here in my country love your music too, even though English is not our language ,tell me is it true that you lived in Angola for couple of years? When are you coming here?
    We look forward to see you here

    Regards

    November 28, 2009 at 5:14 am | Reply
  11. dj geniuz

    I love your songs. When will you do tour to indonesia? Thank you.

    November 28, 2009 at 5:43 am | Reply
  12. Nikki Botha

    Dear Bryan

    I know you love animals. Three years ago I emailed you in connection with the Namibian seal slaughter (second biggest after Canada) and your manager replied that you had too many commitments. Please would you reconsider and be the voice for this cause? These animals really do need all the help they can get as they are slowly but surely, despite government sanctioned reports, being exterminated.

    Regards,
    Nikki Botha
    South Africa

    November 28, 2009 at 5:48 am | Reply
  13. ivonne Pasian

    Bryan, do you still go to Mustique?

    November 28, 2009 at 7:07 am | Reply
  14. Carlos

    First of all, congratulations for your kids foundation, God bless.
    Your career has brought so much joy and happiness to millions of persons around the world -like me- through the deep feelings and emotions that are the essence of your songs. They make the soul vibrate.
    My question is, of all you ballads, which one is your favourite, and why?
    (Mine is: "Nothing I've ever known", from the Spirit movie)

    November 28, 2009 at 7:34 am | Reply
  15. rolex hoffmann

    Brian, looking back all those years, was Fame worth the sacrifice you had to make to attain it?? Thanks RH

    November 28, 2009 at 7:50 am | Reply
  16. Brian Babcock

    When you play music, it sounds like angels crying. Brian is spelled with an I! When I dream, you float across my consciousness* like the soft whisp of smoke rising from an apple pie cooling on the window sill. Keep up the good work.

    *Ahh, an asterisk follower! I admire your perseverence.

    November 28, 2009 at 8:24 am | Reply
  17. Elan

    What does retirement look like for you? Do you have any political aspirations, perhaps Vancouver/North Vancouver City Council?

    November 28, 2009 at 8:45 am | Reply
  18. kris

    Bryan,
    Your compositions is something outstanding. I’d like to know what you think about Canadian presence in Afghanistan?
    Thanks

    November 28, 2009 at 8:47 am | Reply
  19. Ken

    Hi Bryan,
    You're my favorite musician ever. Sarah McLachlan is my girlfriend's favorite. So here's my question...would you and Sarah sing "Don't Let Go" at my wedding in December 2010? 🙂

    November 28, 2009 at 9:06 am | Reply
  20. Ester

    Hi Bryan
    I love your music and I want to hear more from you. Any chance you will go on world tour so that we can once again see you on stage?

    November 28, 2009 at 9:14 am | Reply
  21. Mark

    Being from Richmond, BC, I'm curious to know what high school you attended and what/who were your major influences/inspirations in life when you were young (school age).

    Thanks bro and all the best, Summer of '69 remains one of my all-time fav's and love hearing it when it comes up on my ipod when I'm jogging on the streets of Tokyo and remembering the glory days back home.

    November 28, 2009 at 9:30 am | Reply
  22. Corey

    Apart from the advent of the internet, what do you think has been the most interesting change in the music industry since your start back in the 80s and how has it affected your career?

    November 28, 2009 at 9:41 am | Reply
  23. Edward

    I have 'Summer of 69' on my ipod. But every time the song starts I get startled by the first note – a loud bang, caused by a strike up a snaredrum.

    Was this intended to startle people?

    November 28, 2009 at 9:53 am | Reply
  24. Diana I.

    First of all, thank you, Bryan, for your work and you commitment to what you do to others!
    As we all know some of the very talented artists of our planet that no doubt made a valuable contribution, some of them though out their lives, to not only national but international culture, pasted away in last few years. My question to you, Bryan, as an incedible talened performer, as a true giver, as a humanitarian and, of course, as a human being, is – isn't a time to rase an awarnes of havy seducing prescription drugs and narcotics use? Isn't a time to rase goverment attention to this problem? May be IT IS a time to start educate our children – our next generations, about drugs and narcotics, through other's experiance, in many cases lethal, not only in USA but world wide, to show them what damages it can cause to consumers themselves and their close frends and family?
    Thank you for your attention, Diana, Minsk.

    November 28, 2009 at 10:04 am | Reply
  25. Jason Q in Japan

    SImple question – Why Bryan and not Brian?

    November 28, 2009 at 10:16 am | Reply
  26. Aby

    I've been a fan of your music since I was a kid.
    I would like to know how you balance the life of being a super rock star, photographer and philanthropist and what the younger generation needs to really do (in terms of music, photography etc) to change and make a difference to this world.

    November 28, 2009 at 10:22 am | Reply
  27. Antonio

    I love your sons/musics. Do you think to make a show in Brazil?

    November 28, 2009 at 10:40 am | Reply
  28. Martin

    How did it feel to perform on-stage with Elton John at MSG back in 2000? I'm a huge Elton fan and have watched that show on DVD a thousand times, and I've always wondered what it must feel like to be perform on-stage with Elton.

    November 28, 2009 at 11:17 am | Reply
  29. Andreas

    Bryan, first of all, thank you for a lot of amazing songs. Like many others, I grew up with it and it has definitely affected me as I became a music artist in my teens. My question: Would you be open to the idea of making another co-operation track within the realms of Electronic Dance Music, like "Don't give it up"? And if I, as a music producer, would want to suggest a song for such co-op, who should I contact?

    November 28, 2009 at 11:38 am | Reply
  30. iguane

    hi CNN, hi sir,
    it's the second time since your 11 DVD that you direct a video yourself!
    and the first time for a soundtrack song! was it a lot of work to be in front and behind the camera all at the same time? why did you choose to play all the character in that vid? was it coz you don't play with your band lately? as they are your friends tho you wud put them on it, it wud have go well with the song subject!

    another important question for me: did you use the "real" band gear for the video?? or did you just rent a drum kit that shine like mickey's one and a bass that looks exactly like norm's one?? i'm wondering if that's blackie you are using as she's not on tour with keith, you might have borrowed her from him! that one also seems kinda use!! no??

    thanks for your answer if it only reach you!
    keep up the good work igz

    November 28, 2009 at 11:49 am | Reply
  31. Clara

    Hi Bryan,
    I really love your music, so far, musician, photographer, philanthropist, everything we can imagine and now...director too?I'm talking about your last work, "You've been a friend to me", the song is really catchy and the video is so funny!Are you imitating the band?How many instruments do you play in the song?Have you thought in directing more future videos?
    Love from spain

    November 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Reply
  32. tolga

    Hello Bryan!

    I am writing from Turkey. I have been fan of you almost 20 years. I knew every song by heart.

    You were the first one who attend concert at venue İn Turkey. You did not come to Turkey since 1999.

    10 years enough! When will we meet again?

    Your fans waiting news from you for upcoming concert at Turkey

    Regards

    November 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Reply
  33. Sylvia

    Greetings from Bulgaria, Bryan!

    You have my deepest respect and admiration for all you've done and still do!

    Since I am currently in sort of a "what if" phase, I'd like to ask what is one thing, if any, you'd like to change if given a chance to start all over? Best wishes!

    November 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  34. Igman

    Everything you Do, you Do It For, who?

    November 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  35. Monira

    Hey Bryan, loved seeing you perform in Dubai not once, but twice!
    My question is, if you had a chance to only sing one song for the last time, which one would you sing and why?

    November 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Reply
  36. Solomon

    Hi Bryan,

    You have done so much to the entertainment world particularly with your music and singing. Can music help in building peace among nations?

    November 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  37. Kunjan

    Bryan, not only your voice but the lyrics you choose for your songs are phenomenol. I am always your fan from decades now.

    November 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  38. Jim Neumann

    Bryan,

    I think I've been a fan of your music since I first heard it–it has been for years, and continues to be, some of my favorite music to listen to on a regular basis. I didn't know until recently that you're also quite a photography, and that you're very involved in charity work. My question is simply what drives you? Where does the motivation/drive to do all that you do come from?

    November 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  39. Mitesh Vashee

    Met you once before your show at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX. Somehow you've managed to remain as down to earth and sincere as any rock start could be. What's the secret?

    November 28, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Reply
  40. Mayur Patel

    Bryan,
    I have always loved your work and practice several of your songs on the Piano as well.
    I find it amazing how you have been able to bounce around different liberal arts categories; music & photography. How do you manage to balance the different genre's of art and still manage to produce top quality products?
    What is your source of inspiration?

    November 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  41. Jay Luknowsky

    Do you still drink Kokanee?

    November 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  42. yasa

    hi...
    you have done great so far...people cannot forget that....have you ever helped Iraqi people....especially, Kurdish people who suffered the most in the Middle east?....do you have any plan to help them...in any way..esp, to provide them scholarship in Canada, USA, or UK?....wish you best

    November 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  43. S.England

    Over these past 30 years, the image of yourself you have presented to your listeners and fans is one of consistency: t-shirts, jeans, and a guitar. If there was one thing about yourself that YOU would like to change, what would it be and why?

    November 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  44. Jude (brymad)

    Hi from the bottom of the world and congratulations on "You've Been a Friend to Me". When are you comming to New Zealand? My family awaits your return.....

    November 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Reply
  45. YDavid

    How do you compose your songs?Do you compose with an instrument or without ?

    November 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Reply
  46. Judy Caspi

    Is it true you lived in Israel as a youngster? And are the lyrics to "The Summer of '69" related to this chapter of your life?

    November 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  47. Maria

    Hi Bryan,how celebrate you christmas?I Wish you a nice time,and hope you come soon again to germany.I love you.Mary

    November 28, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  48. Jayme Camilo

    PARAÍBA – BRASIL

    bryan adams pra mim é e sempre será meu eterno ídolo... não só pra mim como para milhares de fãs em todo mundo. Bryan é um cara 10. adoro suas canções, meu maior sonho é poder um dia assistir a um show dele e da banda. obrigado..

    November 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  49. chukwunedu ekwenibe

    hi bryan,i was wondering with all you have achieved,travels and still dream to achieve why do you think the human mind is so wicked,so mean and can be very ruthless with regards to african leaders and the way corruption and poverty is tormenting the continent using her leaders as a tool in hand? What solutions can you profer?

    November 28, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  50. Jayme Camilo

    translation

    PARAÍBA – BRAZIL

    Bryan Adams to me is and always will be my eternal idol ... not just for me and for thousands of fans around the world. Bryan is a guy 10. love your songs, my biggest dream is to be able one day to watch a show of it and the band. thanks ..

    November 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  51. Ignacio

    Hey Bryan! I attended one of your concerts in Luxembourg city a couple of years ago. It was awesome! Are you planning a new tour for Europe soon? I'd like to book my tickets.

    November 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  52. whatisthis

    why do you insist on giving music a bad name, mr. adams???

    November 28, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Reply
  53. Chad

    Hi Bryan,

    Do you feel that there is more than just coincedence involved with the movie Robin Hood -Prince of Thieves. By this, I mean it was not just a peak of Kevin Costner's career but yours as well. He went onto do Waterworld and you went onto.... a Spice Girl. Curious to know your insights.

    November 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  54. Loren

    I've enjoyed your music of the years and I admire your career. Rock on.

    I wrote a song and someone told me then thought it would be perfect for you to sing. Let me know it you would like to hear it.

    November 28, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Reply
  55. Barbara

    Byran, love you, love your music especially your lyrics what motivates you to write such beautiful songs like, I Do It For You ?

    November 29, 2009 at 12:14 am | Reply
  56. Inam Jamil Bhatti

    YOU PERFORMED IN PAKISTAN.. HOW WAS THE EXPERIENCE .. DO YOU THINK THAT PAKISTAN IS MUCH MORE BETTER THAN HOW ITS REPORTED IN THE NEWS

    November 29, 2009 at 12:17 am | Reply
  57. Chris

    Do you really do everything you do for me? And where did you really get your first real six string?

    November 29, 2009 at 12:23 am | Reply
  58. Kristoffer

    Hi Bryan.

    Do you sometimes wonder how your life would have been if you hadn't decided to give music a shot? Or did you always knew when you were young that you someday would get a break through?

    Cheers from Sweden

    November 29, 2009 at 1:15 am | Reply
  59. Ivan

    Hi Bryan,

    I like the theme of music that you espouse in "Eighteen 'Till I Die". What is your all-time favorite song in your numerous musical contributions?

    November 29, 2009 at 1:29 am | Reply
  60. Katie

    I think it is wonderful to see stars give back to the community. You are a very talented musician, and I am happy to have had the opportunity to see you play live. I accepted a teaching position in Alaska last year, and I can actually see Russia from my house. Many of the students are fans of yours. They are learning how to play some of your songs on the guitar. What are you favorite Bryan Adams tunes?

    November 29, 2009 at 2:26 am | Reply
  61. Gavin

    You have some inspirational melodies and lyrics. What has been your single biggest influence in your work and music?

    November 29, 2009 at 2:44 am | Reply
  62. Jim

    Bryan, You've topped the charts and not long ago churned out hit after hit – an amazing success that very few can claim. What do you think was the key to that success? Are you still focused selling as many records as possible, or are you interested now in pursuing other goals through your music?

    November 29, 2009 at 4:37 am | Reply
  63. Sandra

    I grew up listening to your songs back home in Lebanon... Now that I live in the US, are you planning a tour soon? and if yes, is Tampa going to be on the list?
    Thank you,

    November 29, 2009 at 4:55 am | Reply
  64. Pankaj

    Hi Bryan,

    Hear atleast one new song every day but your songs are engraved in my mind. When are you coming to India next?

    -Pankaj

    November 29, 2009 at 6:05 am | Reply
  65. Kristopher R.

    Are you a fan of your similar namesake singer/songwriter Ryan Adams or are you equally tormented by people coming to your shows and shouting out for you to play his songs as he is with yours?

    November 29, 2009 at 7:54 am | Reply
  66. Jens

    Bryan,
    you did a great job by directing your video for the new song " you' ve been a friend to me" for the new Disney movie "Old Dogs". Are there any real characters who inspired you to use as the 'fake band' members?

    November 29, 2009 at 8:06 am | Reply
  67. AVI

    hi bryan,
    great music, great numbers. are you planning to do a show in israel some time close?
    continue with the great work.

    November 29, 2009 at 8:35 am | Reply
  68. Sam

    Hi Bryan, i ve been a fan for few years, your music is awesome!
    My questions: when did you know you want to get into music, and when did you know you want to sing?

    November 29, 2009 at 8:42 am | Reply
  69. Belinda

    If a person wishes to write you where do they write to?

    November 29, 2009 at 9:27 am | Reply
  70. Sheila

    Hi Bryan.
    Do you remember when you played in Kuala Lumpur a while back and you surprised the audience by performing on a second stage located at the opposite end of the main stage half way through your performance? It was great as everyone got a chance to see you up close. Do you still do that today? Your concert was truly electrifying and amazing. Thank you for your music!

    November 29, 2009 at 9:29 am | Reply
  71. Peter onu

    Hi Bryan, honestly u ve been a source of inspiration to millions people around the world. i pray that God will continue to guide protect u and also bless u more n more, cos u ve really been a source of my happiness through yr music. I really appreciatte that. but if i may put this q? to u; U Bryan, phil collins, and ofcourse another legend Micheal Bolton, I mean what really connects u all in music cos u are all awesome musicians.Actually not the same beaten but similar lyrics, And pls do u hope to be in greece some day? if yes when would that be?

    November 29, 2009 at 9:30 am | Reply
  72. Poulou

    Bryan,

    i'm a big fan of yours and I would like to know if you're going to release a dvd about your BARE BONES TOUR ? it would be so nice.
    also... any NEW ALBUM out soon ?
    thanks very much and keep on rockin' my world

    November 29, 2009 at 10:53 am | Reply
  73. SherriSue

    BA..

    You have been involved in so many wonderful causes...including the Susan Koman breast cancer foundation, Hear the World, Greenpeace, awareness and advocacy for saving the whales from the Japenese whaling fleet and of course, the many projects that have been undertaken by the Bryan Adams Foundation. Of all these which is closest to your heart and are you most proud....and if it is the latter, can you name a specific project that has been most meaningful for you. Oh one more thing. Thank you for all you do, you have truly made strides to connect and change the world. x.o SS

    November 29, 2009 at 11:13 am | Reply
  74. Srini

    it believe its hard to put that genuine feelings in the voice (love, pain, cause..emotions) without indulging yourself into those. What is that you do to put yourself into your music? You gotta feel it before you make others believe the emotions in your songs right?

    Its a total different world listerning to your songs!! well its a NEW WORLD!!

    November 29, 2009 at 11:22 am | Reply
  75. Muhammad

    Bryan,

    You are best singer in the world. We love your songs in Syria.
    Do you have any plans to come to this part of the world so your audience can enjoy your music???

    November 29, 2009 at 11:28 am | Reply
  76. Anete

    Hello Bryan!
    First of all I want to thank you for the great, genuine, inspirational music you have given to the world! My questian and also a big wish – are there any tours to Europe planned in near future, because we would LOVE to see and hear you here in Latvia!!!! 🙂

    Best wishes from Latvia!

    November 29, 2009 at 11:32 am | Reply
  77. Helga Viana

    Hi Bryan!
    I'm a Portuguese fan from Porto..
    Because you have touched so many souls in your lifetime as a musician, I would like to know what gives you most inspiration to write your songs and where was the best concert/gig you've ever given, in your sincere opinion?
    Keep doing what you love doing! You're simply the best!

    November 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  78. iguane

    you are involved in the " hear the world" campaign! you shooted many artist for this cause, with which artist, wellknown person, did you have the best time during the shooting sessions? are you involved in the choice of the peoples you're gonna shoot for that campaign?

    another question: since the early years of the walkman and portatif devices, do you think the industry make any effort to protect young ears?? for my part i think that the earphones makers make them a lot better than it was and you can play the music as loud as you want directly in your ears! not good for what you're fighting for indeed! how do you think that campaign reach the young generations???

    thank you! igz

    November 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  79. Daniela from Malta

    Hello Bryan,
    Am a great fan of yours................. 🙂
    Happy Xmas & a Great Happy new year to you!!!
    HOpe someday you'll come again to Malta for another concert!!!!!

    November 29, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  80. Frederika

    Thank you for your music Bryan and for everything you've done and are doing so far to better the lives of many – it is very much appreciated.

    I would like to know the most valueed moment in your life...when have you felt like it was all worthwhile?

    November 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  81. Mariska

    Hi Bryan,
    Your concert on November 13th in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) was the best concert I ever attended. I have been going to your concerts for 15 years so I have seen you quite often.
    I also was fortunate enough to have a VIP ticket and to meet you. You are very down to earth but I did not expect anything else of you. So my question: how do you handle contact with your fans? You walked in the room and everybody just stared at you. Do you get used to the stares and nudges and whispers when you enter a room or walk down a street?
    Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands and enjoy the rest of the Bare Bones tour.
    Warm regards,
    Mariska

    November 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  82. Kelly

    A lot of people create a "bucket list" – a list of things to do before they die.

    What are five of the things on your bucket list?

    November 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  83. Yuri

    Bryan, I've been a long time fan of yours. Lately I got the impression, that you're exhausted as a musician and hits like 'Please Forgive Me' or 'Everything I Do' are all history now. Your latest album '11' wasn't very fresh and you seem to be more into photography.

    You are enjoying your status of celebrity, still remaining a down to earth person.
    But frankly, what are your plans about music?Are you planning any further albums? Why guys like Keith Urban or John Mayer are extremely popular in the States and you're not (anymore). I know this comment is a bit provocative but I hope to hear your thoughts on this.

    November 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  84. Sam

    Hi Bryan
    – is there another direction/kind of music that you would like to try, and if so, which one?
    – has your adolescence and the fact that you werent always rich influenced the way you handle your career/fame?
    xxx

    November 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  85. Elisa

    Hi BAdams, Throughout your career, you have used your star power to bring attention to many important issues. What do you think is the most crucial global issue the world faces today? The environment, the financial crisis, the Middle East conflict, the war on terrorism or something else? Any thoughts on how you or your foundation could begin to heal any of these issues, even on a smaller scale?
    Thanks, I'm proud to call myself a fan.

    November 29, 2009 at 11:49 pm | Reply
  86. Laura Matera

    If you had to choose a quote (or a line) to describe what motivates you day to day, what would it be?

    November 30, 2009 at 3:47 am | Reply
  87. Laura Matera

    Hi Bryan,

    You are a man with many talents and recently showed us another new talent of directing a video! Congratulations, the video is fantastic!

    Would you ever consider directing another video in the future?

    It was a pleasure to finally meet you in April of this year after trying for over 20 years! It was something I will never forget!

    Thank you for all of your fantastic music, photography and all the wonderful work you do with your foundation!

    November 30, 2009 at 3:54 am | Reply
  88. Laura Matera

    What is your favorite part of the music business?

    November 30, 2009 at 3:57 am | Reply
  89. Laura Matera

    Do you prefer a certain type of strings on your guitar?

    November 30, 2009 at 3:59 am | Reply
  90. Monika

    Hey Bryan,
    It was really a big luck to be able to meet you in Vienna! Your concert was grandiose and my friends and me enjoyed every moment!
    But not only your awesome music, also your big engagement for example cancer or poor children is to take one´s hat off you!
    Stay as you are – we all love you!
    Monika

    November 30, 2009 at 7:27 am | Reply
  91. Cory "Bryan's Biggest Fan"

    Hey Bryan,

    Your photography is great! I especially liked the photos you took of Pink.....which got me to thinking. Her voice, in my opinion, is the female version of yours. She has the "raspy" sound too.

    Would you ever do a song with her? I would love to hear the two of you together!! That would be great! Something raunchy like "The only thing that looks good on me is you". What do you say??!

    November 30, 2009 at 7:30 am | Reply
  92. mf_ika Fransiska

    Hello Bryan,

    I've been a fan since almost 20 years and my first concert I attended was over 18 years ago in Jakarta, my native city. Been living in Germany for 11 years now n luckily able gigging around in Europe. My question is, would you consider any tour in South East Asia incl, Jakarta or 'pore in the near future? Some fans in Aussie n NZ have ben waiting for you as well 😉

    Anyway, my bf who has become a fan as well n I are impressed with your self-directed n played Vid 'You've been a friend to me'. Its just simply brilliant. We love the song as well as all the character played there. Like some other fans already asked, we are interested your original ideas on it.

    Cu around, Bry!

    November 30, 2009 at 11:27 am | Reply
  93. SherriSue

    How many marriage proposals have you gotten over the years? Well add one more..........will you marry me? ~smile~

    November 30, 2009 at 11:33 am | Reply
  94. Steffi

    How does your view through the lens influence your music or is it the opposite?

    November 30, 2009 at 11:46 am | Reply
  95. Ledsaint

    Its been all time coming, now 27, been fan since 12. Dad always play rocks like smookies, Bon Jovi and most time Bryan. Till now stil love that song. On a day like today. Am aspiring to be a fusion of slow rock and R&B something like high modern classics nd slow rock. Like strings and guiters. Am your fan and protogee.

    November 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  96. Vivienne (Vivi)

    Dear Bryan,

    During your 30 years career in the music business and since appr. 10 years as a photographer, I assume ALL possible questions have been asked already .... about your career, business, music, private life (as far as you let people ask personal/private questions ;o) etc.

    As I certainly don't want to repeat a question for the ... time or ask a silly question, I would like to turn the question around and ask YOU if there is a question (you are willing to answer) which by your knowledge has NEVER been ask to you before?

    Take care and bye bye,

    Vivi.

    November 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Reply
  97. Marliese B

    Hiya dear Bryan,

    I'm so happy to be your true fan for 25 years!
    I LOVE your music and I'd like to thank you for everything you do.
    I attended so many of your gigs till now and it was GREAT to see ya at the Meet & Greet in Oxford and Antwerp in 2009! That were the events of my life!!!
    Can't wait for the second Dublin gig in January 2010!

    Bryan, YOU are the BEST musician of the world!!!
    You're amazing!

    Love and hugs
    Marliese Xxx
    *Bryan4ever*

    November 30, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  98. Marliese B

    Bryan,
    will you come back to BELGIUM in 2010?

    That would be great!!!
    Marliese Xxx
    *Bryan4ever*

    November 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  99. ...JUDY...

    Dear Bryan,

    Are you still open for marriage if the right woman has the correct or

    should I say "CONNECT" chemistry with you?

    November 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  100. ...JUDY...Judy Ann...jawz

    Hey Guy,

    After you create a new song (lyrics, melody and rhythm) like recently

    with "You've Been A Friend to Me" and "No Time For Love", what do you

    do next? Is the first thing to copyright it? At what point do you copyright

    them? Are all songs you create copyrighted by you, even the ones you

    make for a movie or for someone else or that you give away?...LOL...(

    remember "STUPID ME" you said that.) And when you write a song, is

    it always yours? Would appreciate an answer to this. THANKS

    jawz

    November 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  101. ...Judy Ann...

    Hello Mr. Adams,

    Are those your own BLUE eyes? I know they are your own eyes...LOL...

    but why do they look brown in some pictures and so blue in others?

    (I know you will kill me if they pick this question)...LOL...:-)...Judy Ann...

    November 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  102. ...Judy Ann...

    I hope your new song "No Time For Love" is not in any way some kind

    of biography of how you feel. If there is no time for love, you have to

    "make time for love".XXX

    November 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  103. Larry Agboh, Abuja, Nigeria

    I appreciate what you are doing to improve the lives of the less previleged Children through EDUCATION. How can I get in touch with your Foundation ?

    November 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  104. ...Judy Ann...

    Hi Bryan,

    In your new video "You've Been A Friend To Me" which you directed

    yourself, some feel that you are mimicking your band members. Is

    this correct? ...ME...

    November 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  105. ...Judy Ann...

    Bryan,

    Do you copyright all songs written by you, whether you use them, sell

    them or give them away? Is this the first thing that should be done after

    finishing a song?...Thanks,,,jawz

    November 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  106. Pascal

    Hello Bryan,
    We loved your shows in Antwerp and Rotterdam!
    We have visited many of your concerts and we hope that you will see
    you again in 2010...2011...2012.....
    Will you perform at "Night of the proms" next year?
    Your voice combined with a symphonic orchestra would be the highlight of those concerts!!
    Regards,
    Pascal

    November 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  107. Laura Matera

    Do you enjoy reading? What books have you read lately?

    November 30, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  108. Laura Matera

    Will you be coming back to Connecticut next year?

    Obviously you don't remember me (I was the woman in pink) but I met you in April after waiting over 20 years to meet you and would love to see you again for 'Meeting #2'! I just can't wait another 20 years for another M&G with you!

    I"m only a year and a half younger than you, single, available and love your music, do photography as a hobby and think we would be great together! What do you think? Interested? LOL!

    November 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  109. arash

    bryan i love u so so so much/ i am from iran and i hope see u in iran

    November 30, 2009 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  110. niky

    Hi Bryan,
    you write so many hits, became a very good photgrapher, recently, a director and go on tour every mounth...where do you find your motivation to go on? Is it because you still feel like you are 18 years old?
    xxx

    November 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Reply
  111. ...Judy Ann...

    Dear Bryan,

    I saw you in January during your acoustic gig in Clearwater, Florida

    and you seemed to have a great sense of humor. Were you ever the

    class clown in school?...Judy Ann...

    November 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Reply
  112. Diana

    Hi Bryan,

    Where and how do you see yourself in about lets say 10 – 15 years from now?? Are you ever think about retire/pension?

    And what do you feel are the pro's and cons of acoustic gigs versus full band gigs?? Or arent there any for you?

    greetings from the Netherlands

    November 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  113. Badangel

    bryan

    I have as you know a tattoo of your face on my back, other than tattoos that fans have had done what os the strangest or most odd thing a fan has done?
    xx

    November 30, 2009 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  114. devlooker

    Bryan, it's been a long time since managed to bring out a new hit record. You best songs were released in the 80s and in the 90s. In 00's you brought 2 new albums which weren't popular in the U.S. You have no record deal in the states, selling your albums via Wal Mart. I don't understand that knowing you have all the premises and all the talent to write new songs – soul touching ballads... I miss them a lot. Some of the songs writter for the Stallion Soundtrack were like that. But with room service you changed your direction completely. Many fans like myself are wondering, why?

    November 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  115. Petra

    GREETINGS FROM AUSTRIA and
    THANK YOU FOR THE VERY VERY GREAT VIENNA GIG!
    the austrian fan club say – prease come back for concerts to austria!

    November 30, 2009 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  116. Andrea

    Hi Bryan,

    Hello from Scotland!

    I've been a fan of yours for over 25 years. I love your music and really respect the campaigning work you do especially your foundation work.

    If you had the power to make one wish and for it to be granted ...what would it be?

    Keep rocking!!

    Andreax

    November 30, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  117. ...Judy Ann...

    Bryan,

    Do you only sing and use songs that you have created

    or do you accept songs for you sing...Judy Ann...Florida...

    November 30, 2009 at 8:13 pm | Reply
  118. Andrea

    Hi Bryan,

    What is a perfect day for you?

    Andreax

    November 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  119. Petra

    once more... sorry, my english is not so good but i hope you understand...
    mr. adams,
    how many songs you ever written till today?
    let us know a day they do you do no work, what do you do in you free time?
    if you can do one thing better in the world, what would you like to do?
    to the end, i will say THANK YOU for your music. since 1992 i did get the adams virus... 🙂 it becomes not better, rather worse!
    (i hope) see you
    petra from austria

    November 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  120. Claudia

    Saw your great photograph of Sting on the cover of Zoomer Magazine.

    When did you discover your talent for photography? Are there any galleries in Europe where people can see your photos?

    Have always loved your music. Sorry to have missed your concert in Luzern.

    Kind regards from snowy Switzerland

    November 30, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  121. Oros Edit

    Hi Bryan!
    I would like to know how long that in 2010 planning to acoustic concerts and Central Europe, we see this? (Hungary-Budapest)
    Yur photos is also very curious about the fans, it is possible for a photo exhibition in Budapest? Do we organize it for you?
    Welcome and good luck to the following U.S. concerts.
    Take care!
    Edit

    November 30, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  122. yolanda

    hi bryan...yolanda 40years old from porto portugal. u are the most beautifull human been on earth.your music brings hearts together...and peace to the those who love.....thank u so much for been there.
    u´re an inspiration to me ..u´re my oxygene.
    u´re sun that comes through my window,and the moon at night in my garden.. keep sending us the great music.
    hey when can i meet u?? i´ll love u forever

    November 30, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  123. German Fan Sebastian

    Hi Bryan,

    have you considered releasing a combo cd: one full band, one accoustic? Would sure be a great thing to listen to, to see how the songs can develop...

    Cheers
    Sebastian

    November 30, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  124. Donalda Clements

    Will you be touring Europe in the summer of 2010 ?

    I'm Canadian originally but living in Belgium for over 20 years and have been a HUGE fan ever since!!! We're all very proud of you ! You have never shamed us.

    November 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  125. Yuri

    it's really a shame, the most boring quetsions were asked like "will you marry me...." you are really boring,,,,

    November 30, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  126. Tammy

    Mr. Adams,

    You have had a successful career as a singer, songwriter, and now photographer. How have you been able to maintain this level of success throughout your career?

    Thanks,
    Tammy N.
    Charleston, SC

    November 30, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  127. Tricia Arjoon

    oh, i'm sorry, i just realized that the program with BA has already aired. i mixed up the time zones, my apologies!

    November 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Reply
  128. Fairdy

    Bryan, been a fan since the early '90s....

    Please release a live DVD of the acoustic tours, so those of us whom haven't had the pleasure watching you play those acoustic shows, can finally see you. Looking forward to those "behind the songs" stories...

    Btw, how come you never play the piano live? It'd be cool to see you sitting down and play. I know you used to write some stuff on the piano.

    Thanks,

    Visit Indonesia, please

    :p

    December 1, 2009 at 3:17 am | Reply
  129. Dhiraj sharma

    Hi from New Delhi

    thanks for the great music, simple lyrics and amazing photography!
    QUESTION 1: do you think world music has changed especially over the last 10 years. we don’t get to listen to the good rock stuff that we used to get in 80's.

    if so ! what need to be done to improve that?

    QUESTION 2 : did you ever take guitar lessons or photography lessons?

    December 1, 2009 at 3:18 am | Reply
  130. Linda

    Hello Bryan,

    Is this you real name or is Bryan Adams your artists name ??

    xxx Linda

    December 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  131. Samketi

    Hey BRYAN walk tall pliz.am ur fan 4 d past decade n am pleased by ur clean lyf. GOD bls

    January 27, 2010 at 6:18 am | Reply
  132. Samketi

    Hey Bryan am ur no.1 fan.am here in swaziland

    January 27, 2010 at 6:21 am | Reply

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