The 1975's Adam Hann talks embracing heavy riffs, recording on the road and why he loves John Petrucci's signature model

Adam Hann of The 1975
(Image credit: Andrew Benge/Redferns)

It’s hard to believe, but we have an undercooked breakfast to thank for the 1975’s most outwardly rock ’n’ roll concert moment to date. Just after starting their most recent Australian tour, the UK quartet announced via Twitter that they’d been forced to pull out of a festival appearance in Brisbane because singer/guitarist Matt Healy had been hospitalized “following a bout of serious sickness.” 

Healy’s health had made headlines in the past, having previously overcome a heroin addiction, but lead guitarist Adam Hann is quick to point out to Guitar World that this time his bandmate was leveled by a case of food poisoning.

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.