Ryan Adams' 1989 cover album is taking the veteran rocker to brand new heights. Tonight (Oct. 1), it took him to "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" -- as Noah's first ever musical guest! -- where he performed not one, but two of his style-ish T. Swift cover tracks.
First, Adams and his backing band performed their solid rendition of "Bad Blood," which maintains the melodic earworm quality of the original, yet adds a decidedly sparkly guitar, transforming the hip hop-influenced cut into a dreamy rock ballad.
“A lot of people thought you recorded this album ironically, and yet, you did not," Noah said with a laugh after the band's set. "Yes," Ryan responded dryly. Seems he's just a regular ol' Taylor Swift fan, just like the rest of us plebians. Word.
It took Ryan Adams' band just 3 weeks to put the entire cover album together, which he admitted is actually a long time for them. To close out the show, they performed their extra jazzy cover of "Style."