10 Prominent ACL Festival Veterans: Where Are They Now?
Franz Ferdinand, the purveyors of that everlasting earworm, "Take Me Out," are right where they were when they performed on the stage of ACL in 2005: still together, still making music, and they'll even perform at ACL again this year. In case you missed them, they released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action back in August and are still as Ferdinand-y as ever.
The Dandy Warhols (2003)
Remember that song "Bohemian Like You" from the Vodaphone commercial? That was the Dandy Warhols, who played ACL back in 2003, which seems like an eternity ago. Surprisingly, the Warhols are still around and releasing music, racking up five albums since 2003. They also covered the Beatles' "Blackbird" in tribute to Michael Jackson, but haven't quite reached the same heights as that damn bohemian Vodaphone song, though.
Ryan Adams (2002)
Ryan Adams, still not to be confused with Bryan Adams, was one of the headliners during ACL's inaugural year of 2002, along with Wilco and Los Lobos and a whole bunch of other folks. He's had a healthy solo career that continued on 2011's Ashes & FIre, as well as producing the likes of Willie Nelson and Fall Out Boy. He's also now married to "Candy" singer Mandy Moore now, so really, he's the clear winner of the ACL veteran sweepstakes on that alone.
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