Bryan Adams on Ryan Adams' 'Summer of '69' cover: 'What a great song, right?'
Ryan Adams excised some demons last month at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium when he covered Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69“ a decade after he kicked a concertgoer out of the the same venue for requesting the song. Days later, the San Francisco Chronicle thought to ask that elder Adams what he thought of the whole thing.
“Yes, I heard it. Ryan wrote to me to tell me the day before that he was going to do it. I think it was some sort of cathartic release for him to return to that venue and play that song, as you probably know the story there,” Adams said. “So I think in some ways, he has been haunted by the song somewhat, which is a shame because it’s a really great song. Anyway, I’m happy he did it. He’s a great artist. And sure I’d sing one of his songs. I’m not sure which one, though.”
You know what Bryan? It is a great song. Listen below. Head to the Chronicle for more.