SiriusXM remembers Adam Schlesinger, dead at 52 due to coronavirus complications

Hear Schlesinger tributes on PopRocks, Pop2K, Onederland, Road Trip Radio, The Emo Project, and SiriusXM VOLUME.

Nicole Piendel
April 1, 2020

SiriusXM is sad to report the death of Adam Schlesinger, songwriter and co-founder of Fountains of Wayne, due to coronavirus complications at the age of 52.

Schlesinger achieved much success in his long music career. In 1997, Schlesinger co-wrote the theme song for the film That Thing You Do!, which led to Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. He went on to earn two GRAMMY nominations in 2003 with Fountains of Wayne and their song “Stacy’s Mom.”

He also earned Tony nominations for his work on Broadway and was a celebrated contributor to a number of television series and specials — including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which he won an Emmy, and Sesame Street.

SiriusXM remembers Adam Schlesinger on PopRocks (Ch. 17), Pop2K (Ch. 10), Road Trip Radio (Ch. 301), ONEderland (Ch. 702), On Broadway (Ch. 72), and The Emo Project (Ch. 713), as well as SiriusXM VOLUME, (Ch. 106), where you can hear ongoing live coverage and tributes. Hear the special Feedback episode dedicated to celebrating Schlesinger’s life and music On Demand below.

For additional remembrances, don’t miss interviews with Micky Dolenz, Taylor Hanson, and more now.

Also, relive Schlesinger’s 2018 conversation with Feedback hosts Nik Carter and Lori Majewski — in which they discuss Rush, his work as a producer for bands like They Might Be Giants, and more— On Demand below.