Though Ryan Adams is best known for his alt/country work, the singer/songwriter is a bit of a secret metalhead. Recently, Adams has continued to show off his appreciation for hard rock through a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Nutshell.” The mostly acoustic rendition is only available as a 7” and on Adam’s current tour. However, you can listen to Adam’s cover up top.
While we might not have been as ecstatic about Adams writing music about Dio’s funeral, this cover is definitely a better fit for Adams. It’s not necessarily a cover that redefines the song, but Adam’s voice complements the song well. Listen to the song for yourself up top.