Counting Crows are working on their first album of new material since 2008. Frontman Adam Duritz said, “It took me awhile to shift back to writing for Counting Crows, in that vein, but now I’m there. We’ve got about four or five pieces of music; we haven’t finished any of them yet, but there are four or five songs I’ve been working on. We’ve been playing them with the band in sound checks on the last tour down in Australia. I just have to finish writing them now and get some more songs going and then get us back into the studio.”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Duritz before a Counting Crows show at the Fox Theater about ten years ago. I knew I liked him right away when I saw that his pre-concert meal consisted of peanut butter right out of the jar.