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Check Out: Ryan Adams covers Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years”

on August 30, 2011, 3:55pm

ryan adams 2011 Check Out: Ryan Adams covers Iron Maidens Wasted Years

Stripped to the core, Ryan Adams‘ new song “Lucky Now”, our first taste off this October’s Ashes & Fire, shows what the guy can do with just his voice and some minimal instrumentation. Now, courtesy of a recent visit to BBC Radio 2, Adams demonstrates this talent once more with an acoustic cover of one of his 13 favorite metal songs, Iron Maiden’s 1986 single “Wasted Years” (off Somewhere in Time). With his Buck Owens acoustic guitar in hand, Adams makes the metal lords proud with a somber yet equally-as-maniacal homage (via TwentyFourBit).

Make sure to also take a listen to the original below Adams’ rendition. The aforementioned Ashes & Fire arrives in stores on October 11th via PAX-AM/Capitol (pre-orders available here, complete with 3D glasses).

“Wasted Years” (Ryan Adams cover)

“Wasted Years” (Iron Maiden original)

Ashes & Fire Tracklist:
01. Dirty Rain
02. Ashes & Fire
03. Come Home
04. Rocks
05. Do I Wait
06. Chains Of Love
07. Invisible Riverside
08. Save Me
09. Kindness
10. Lucky Now
11. I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say

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