Ryan Adams Covers Iron Maiden

Last week, Ryan Adams hit us with the spare, gorgeous new track “Lucky Now.” This week, he hits us with a spare, gorgeous cover of a badass ’80s metal anthem. Appearing on BBC Radio 2 yesterday, Adams pulled out his guitar and played Iron Maiden’s 1986 single “Wasted Years,” doing a pretty amazing reinvention of that song’s blazing central riff while still making it sound very much like a Ryan Adams song. It’s actually a pretty incredible cover all around. Listen below.

(via TwentyFourBit)

Adams’s album Ashes & Fire is out 10/11 on Pax-Am/Capitol.