Ryan Adams Covers Iron Maiden

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams Covers Iron Maiden

Ryan Adams

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.

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