March 25, 2013

Awesome Iron Maiden cover by Ryan Adams

I was watching an episode of Californication from a few weeks back and over the last scene and credits came a cool sounding acoustic, singer-songwriter style track. But there was something about the guitar part and lyrics that was oddly familiar.

Then it struck me. It's Iron Maiden's "Wasted Years" from their 1986 album Somewhere in Time! I remember learning to play that tune. A quick Google later and I found out the cover was by Ryan Adams.

Check out both versions below.

First, Ryan Adams' version

And the original.