Tom Hanks, Lloyd Cole, Stephen King & more pay tribute to Adam Schlesinger
Fountains of Wayne and Ivy co-founder Adam Schlesinger died today from complications of COVID-19. It's been a real shock -- he was just 52 -- and there's been an outpouring of tributes from all over the spectrum, from fellow musicians like Lloyd Cole, AC Newman, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Tanya Donelly (Belly), Barenaked Ladies, Dashboard Confessional, Joe Pernice, and Ted Leo, to Bret Easton Ellis, Stephen King, Stephen Colbert, Elijah Wood, Kathy Griffin, NJ Governor Phil Murphy, Fran Drescher, and more. Tom Hanks -- whose feature film directorial debut, That Thing You Do, Adam Schlesinger wrote the Oscar-nominated theme song for -- paid tribute, too, saying, "There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do! He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19. Terribly sad today."
Read those tributes below.