Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Iron Maiden covered by Ryan Adams

Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams has a new album, “Ashes & Fire,” due October 11.

The album was recorded at Sunset Sound Factory in Hollywood and produced by Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Clash, The Who and The Rolling Stones – and whose son Ethan produced previous Ryan Adams albums “Heartbreaker,” “Gold” and “29.”

“Ashes & Fire” also features guest turns from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, as well as Norah Jones, who contributes piano and backing vocals on several tracks.

Adams is currently making the rounds doing media interviews; he stopped by BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday to chat and play a few songs, and one of them was an acoustic cover of Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years.”

Adams’ fans know him as a heavy metal enthusiast, so maybe this isn’t a surprise to them, but it’s a real left-turn for most of us to hear Maiden done acoustically.

Check it out!

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Ryan Adams – Wasted Years (2011)
Original by Iron Maiden
BBC Radio 2 – August 30, 2011

Iron Maiden – Wasted Years (1986)
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