With his upcoming release Tracks of My Years, Bryan Adams is looking back on the music that inspired him to become an artist in his own right. And on his cover of Chuck Berry’s immortal “Rock and Roll Music,” Adams proves nostalgia isn’t always quiet and reflective — it can rock hard, too. Listen to the exclusive premiere of Adams covering Berry below.
“The album is about songs that were around at the time when I decided music was what I wanted do,” Adams tells Billboard. “This is an eclectic collection of songs like what AM radio was doing at the time. AM Radio was king in the ’70s, you would get a mix of songs from The Beatles to Ray Charles to a Beach Boys song to The Manhattans. You would get that mixture because they were hit songs. So that is what I decided to do, make a collection of cool songs that fit my voice.”
Tracks of My Years drops Sept. 30 and is available for pre-order at iTunes, but in the meantime you can share a picture of yourself back in the day on Adams’ site.