Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with

updated 07/11/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/11/2005 01:00AM

Bryan Adams From the "Summer of '69" to the summer of 2005, '80s rocker Bryan Adams, 45, is back with a new CD, Room Service, and a tour with Def Leppard through Aug. 10.

ON RECORDING ROOM SERVICE IN HOTELS Because I tour so often I didn't book enough time in the studio to finish my work. So I rented a little [portable] studio thinking that I would do bits and pieces of the record here and there, and I ended up doing most of it in different hotel rooms. It was great.

ON WHO HAS THE BEST ROOM SERVICE Probably the Italian hotels. They've got really great food. The French hotels are very good also.

ON TOURING WITH DEF LEPPARD When the promoter approached me, I said, "Okay, sure." It sounded like a fun package. We'll be playing a lot of hits.

ON PEOPLE CONFUSING HIM WITH RYAN ADAMS People's confusion over the names probably happens more to him than to me. I'm sure there are people who go to see his show and think they're going to see me, because they think there might be an error in the spelling. But he's great.

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