Adams released his critically-acclaimed covers album of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ last year, honouring her songwriting by comparing her to William Shakespeare and The Smiths. He later came under fire from Father John Misty for the record, who covered ‘Welcome To New York’ and ‘Blank Space’ in the style of The Velvet Underground.
The ‘Gold’ and former Whiskeytown star has also been a very vocal fan of Oasis throughout the years, having toured with the Gallaghers and also releasing a celebrating cover of ‘Wonderwall’. He recently covered ‘Supersonic’ and ‘Morning Glory’ while supporting Noel Gallagher.
As a result, one fan took to Twitter to ask Adams if he’d ever consider covering ‘Be Here Now’ – before he replied that he wouldn’t be covering albums again in future.
The fan asked:
— Mark Ortega (@MarkEOrtega) October 24, 2016
Adams then replied:
Thanks but not gonna cover an album again
1000 jabs later what we made for fun has been made to be somethin else
Learning to share less https://t.co/k8BmeaYSaH
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 24, 2016
In 2002, Adams also recorded a cover of The Strokes’ seminal debut ‘Is This It’ – which he also says will never see the light of day:
But that Strokes album can see the light of day…. right?
— Daniel Jones (@notjustanotherj) October 24, 2016
It will never be released. It wasn't ever meant to be.
16 yrs ago I made it on a 4 track for a laugh. It was thrown out by accident https://t.co/ge0PLvR1h9
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 25, 2016
Adams recently released an expanded reissue of his solo debut ‘Heartbreaker’, and is said to be releasing his new album before the year’s end – inspired by ELO, AC/DC and 80s Bruce Springsteen.