LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: Actor/musician Adam Sandler performs onstage during the 3rd Annual VH1 Rock Honors at UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion on July 12, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Adam Sandler: you either love him or you hate him. He’s fairly polarizing to the general population. But after checking out his cover of the Tom Petty sleeper classic, “Yer So Bad,” your opinion may change about him. Cuz we think he nails it.
It’s from the 2020 Tom Petty Virtual Birthday Bash that happened back in October, and featured tons of artists like Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Beck, Chris Stapleton, and of course our boy Sandler, to name a few. There’s something raw and charming about his slightly out-of-tune guitar that pulls you in. And his voice isn’t bad at all, as it follows suit quietly in Tom’s raspy tone. He seems a bit nervous, rightly so, playing a cover of one of your idol’s most underrated songs for the world to hear. And during the line “in a world gone mad, yer so bad” we swear you can almost hear Petty. Almost.
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) April 6, 2021