A few days after Ryan Adams took the stage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to cover a well-known song by a certain ’80s Canadian rock star with a very similar name, the San Francisco Chronicle asked Bryan Adams what he thought of his name-twin’s live rendition. Sounds like the two musicians are pretty friendly now, despite whatever “Summer of ’69”-related heckling and subsequent ejection may have occurred thirteen years back. Heres what the elder Adams had to say:
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. 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.
Well, isn’t that nice? Guess it’s safe to shout “Summer of ’69” out at the next Adams (either one!) show. Watch Ryan’s cover again below.