Bryan Adams on Ryan Adams’ ‘Summer of ’69’ Cover: ‘I’m Happy He Did It’
In 2002, at the Ryman, a concertgoer was thrown out of the venue for repeatedly shouting out a request for Bryan Adams’ classic, “Summer of ’69.” Last week, Adams covered the tune -- expertly we might add -- and now Bryan has shared his thoughts.
“Ryan wrote to me to tell me the day before that he was going to do it,” Bryan tells SF Gate. “I think it was some sort of cathartic release for him to return to that venue and play that song ... 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 artists. And sure I’d sing one of his songs, I’m not sure which one though.”
After SF Gate tweeted out their story, Adams quickly replied about Bryan, “He is the coolest cat. Honored to play that beautiful song, man. Totally honored.”
What song would you love to see Bryan Adams cover? We think "So Alive" from Adams' 2003 album, Rock N Roll, would be a good choice.