Ryan Adams Says He's 'Not Gonna Cover An Album Again' After Taylor Swift's '1989'

Ryan Adams performs in 2014
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Ryan Adams performs on Sept. 14, 2014.

"1000 jabs later what we made for fun has been made to be somethin else."

By most standards, Ryan Adam's cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989 would be considered a success. But the much-loved musician says he's never going to attempt a stunt like that again. 

On Monday (Oct. 24), blogger Mark Ortega of Pass the Aux asked Adams if he would ever reimagine an album like that again. He included in his tweet a snippet of an interview where Adams praised Oasis' widely panned 1997 album Be Here Now

"Thanks but not gonna cover an album again," Adams replied. "1000 jabs later what we made for fun has been made to be somethin else ... Learning to share less"


While Adams may have taken some jabs for dipping into pop music as he did, his 1989 album impressively peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 56,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week alone, according to Nielsen Music. Not too shabby. As a famous someone once said, "haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate."


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