apparently. posted on the .org:
"4. THE CARDINALS and RYAN ADAMS
as far as I know, The Cardinals will be working on our new record in Paris, France just as soon as our west coast tour wraps.
It will be, as of right now, called THE CARDINALS III/IV.
it will contain songs by the Cardinals BUT I will be happy to reveal the vocal duties of songs, and the balance, will be between Neal and myself on this new record. That may be a long player, i dunno. As it stands III/ IV (alpha/omega) will reflect the Cardinals you hear live, during those two set nights. Only there will be songs of Neals now and some of mine But we write together and what we dont write together goes through such tough arrangement decisions and re-direction that I think we can all agree and the band certainly do, they are CARDINALS tunes and that is how that is. So YAY. fuck yeah. TWO vocalists.
also, not to stir or rock the boat, but an additional member may be coming to our camp, a new person to level out the keys side of things but it isnt concrete enough to give you any hints. If it doesnt happen fear not, we are terrible but charming at the paino.
As for a solo record, I am making a RYAN ADAMS record in my own time next year but it is not the kind you will be used to. I want to make a record with strings, an old style crooner record (no not cheesy) but something like For Only The Lonely if it had been made at Tuff Gong or something. beats more rooted in soul and dance hall and real soul style.
If or when I tour that Im gonna wear a suit, stand at an old microphone, play those places, comb my hair before, and melt old womens hearts all across the globe.
That the scoop.
Thats the skinny.
For the Cardinals, and for my small part of the island of manhattan, i wish you the warmest of autumn nights.
its my pleasure to share the wonders of music and the possibilities of new ideas with you."
i like how he rambles.