Counting Crows Frontman Adam Duritz Reveals the True Identity of ‘Mr. Jones’

Fun fact about MY LIFE: the Counting Crows were the first band I ever saw in concert. Well, to be fair, their opening act, The Wallflowers (of One Headlight fame) actually were the first, but I bought the tickets to see Duritz and the boys so they receive all the credit. I’ll never forget that night, I was 16-years-old and I had just gotten my driver’s license that very day. However, I didn’t drive. Instead, I went with my older sister and my two cousins who were all around 20-years-old and in college at the time.

That night was truly one of those defining moments in a Man’s life; of course I’m talking about first concert baptism. Although I’d be lying if I said that hasn’t played an equally substantial role in my life as well.

Anyway, I have been an on-and-off fan of the Counting Crows over the years but I have always been curious just who the fuck Adam Duritz was singing about in their hit song Mr. Jones. After finding out, the song now makes a hell of a lot more sense.

And just because…

Not having seen the Mr. Jones video in YEARS, I forgot about this, but how about that outfit Durtiz is wearing? YEEEEEEESH!!!!! I mean, what a fucking treasure. I want that jacket for my bachelor party. I NEED that jacket for my bachelor party. Can’t possibly ride off into the sunset wearing anything else. I won’t have it. I simply WILL NOT HAVE IT.