Not even crossing over to the other side can keep down the man in black. We miss Johnny, and the new clip for the American V stand-out “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” features 36 actors and musicians who feel it too. Here’s the full list of cameos.

  • Iggy Pop
  • Kanye West
  • Chris Martin
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Patti Smith
  • Terrence Howard
  • Flea
  • Q-Tip
  • Adam Levine
  • Chris Rock
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kate Moss
  • Sir Peter Blake
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Amy Lee
  • Tommy Lee
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Mick Jones
  • Sharon Stone
  • Bono
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Anthony Kiedis
  • Travis Barker
  • Lisa Marie Presley
  • Kid Rock
  • Jay Z
  • Keith Richards
  • Billy Gibbons
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Johnny Depp
  • Brandon Flowers
  • Graham Nash
  • Brian Wilson
  • Rick Rubin
  • Owen Wilson

  • Well, we’re bullshitting about one of those names. Betcha can’t tell which! Make your guess, then take a look-see.

    Comments (90)
    1. kristin  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      Kate Moss?

    2. mathamatic  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      kid rock ftw. only person in the whole video that didn’t seem to be getting it. this isn’t feel like making love buddy. fortunately brian wilson showed up to lend an air of actual craziness to the proceedings.

    3. Josh  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      So does that mean Johnny Depp appears twice?

    4. Nathan  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      A nice video in honor of the Man in Black. Owen Wilson and Rick Rubin at the end are great.

    5. Nathan  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      A nice video in honor of the Man in Black. Owen Wilson and Rick Rubin at the end are great.

    6. Apexa  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      Brandon Flowers!

    7. joe  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      when i saw owen i laughed out loud:

      wildcat … grr… wildcat …

    8. matt  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      this just in:
      kanye west is pissed off iggy pop’s name was first on SGs list. demands apology

    9. Cool video with the exceptions of Kanye West and Justin Timberlake who don’t even remotely relate to The Man In Black.

      • JT does relate to Cash. Timberlake is a Cash fan and was genuinely bothered that the video for ‘Cry me a River’ won out over Cash’s ‘Hurt’ at the VMA’s and declined the award

    10. delia  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      It’s nice to see Kate Moss in a Johnny Cash video again

    11. Holy crap, that has to be the worst site on the internet. Is there any way they could make it less functional?

    12. Damn, I got to get that album.

    13. What a pointless video.

    14. Buckeye  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      That was one hell of a song. The video was ok too, but i didn’t need to see flea, bono, or anthony kiedis

    15. Where’s Me?!

    16. It’s obvious (because you guys can’t stop heaping the gooey love all over his band) that Brandon Flowers is the one cameo on your list missing from the video.

    17. DH  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      I liked the video, but I wish it had been a little more linear. If you told those artits that they were going to be in JCash’s last video, they would have done anything you told them to.

      Here’s my idea.

      There is endless footage of Cash – and I know I’ve seen him walking. So picture this: he’s walking down the streets of some city (probably a la LA or something with lots of cool graffiti). As he’s walking he sees various crimes being committed, as well as the low-lifes he describes in his song. I mean, come on! Kate Moss is already a crack adict, so that’s no stretch. She could be Iggy Pop’s wife or something.

      And then you could have a gang of Billy Gibbons and Graham Nash and Dennis Hopper assaulting Corinne Bailey Rae, Owen Wilson stealing Sheryl Crow’s purse, Bono and JT going down in a hail of bullets from a Tommy Lee-led drive by.

      And Johnny Cash sees all of this as he’s walking around the unnamed city. He finally ends at Rick Rubin’s studio, and as Rick swivels around in his chair, Cash shoots him in the face.

    18. is it just me or does keef look more and more like the enter sandman old man?

    19. Alex  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      Not a bad video, but when the next one kicked in, I recalled that there aren’t many videos that can top Cash’s cover of “Hurt”. That one causes quite a stir if you turn up the volume.

    20. rxsalt  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2006 0

      darfur > mtv’s site

    21. That video made me nauseous.

      And I hate Bono. Ugh.

    22. The song is dark and beautiful like the man, but the video is sickening– a song of God, redemption, humility and you have jerkoff carousel of beautful people looking sad and intense?! A mournful reckoning with God where models and pop stars are posed as the true deities?! The Cash voice serving as a soundtrack for a Hollywood access clip in artsy b/w?! Ugh!!!

    23. bro  |   Posted on Nov 10th, 2006 0

      Don’t worry Joe, God will cut all those beautiful faces down. Sooner or later.

    24. haha, oh brandon. people can’t stop picking on him.

      in other news, that album is awesome.

      i wish there was a number we could all hold up for johnny cash like people do for dale earndhart.

    25. ______  |   Posted on Nov 10th, 2006 0

      Its Brandon Flowers, ok? So you can stop it with the Killers already. They have a great album out and there’s nothing you can do about it.

      about the video…
      So basically, God is going to cut all of them down? I wouldn’t mind that happening to a few of those people.

    26. Memememe  |   Posted on Nov 10th, 2006 0

      lol@Akena

    27. emmak  |   Posted on Nov 11th, 2006 0

      much as i love johnny depp, I have to agree with joe. well said.

    28. Megin  |   Posted on Nov 11th, 2006 0

      bono and johnny cash dont mix.

      ew. bono.

    29. Megin  |   Posted on Nov 11th, 2006 0

      bono and johnny cash dont mix.

      ew. bono.

    30. Megin  |   Posted on Nov 11th, 2006 0

      bono and johnny cash dont mix.

      ew. bono.

    31. blixleigh ziti jones  |   Posted on Nov 11th, 2006 0

      good to see patti smith on the vid, a nice suprise. kanye west…an unpleasant suprise. he dumb. i think his parents write his raps, because he’s really dumb in interviews. just because he said that bush thing, everybody thinks he’s a hero, but …HE DUMB

    32. Matthew  |   Posted on Nov 12th, 2006 0

      Hate to break it to you, but Bono and Johnny Cash have had dinner together and knew each other. They were friends, though I can’t say how close exactly.

      I think the video could’ve been good, but half of the people in it are just… ridiculous (i.e. Kanye, Brandon Flowers, Timberlake). Maybe the concept was to show people that God’s gonna cut down?

    33. uhyeah  |   Posted on Nov 12th, 2006 0

      Bono & Johnny Cash? Check your history, Megin. Or better yet, listen to U2′s Zooropa (“The Wanderer,” with Johnny Cash) or Johnny Cash’s American III: Solitary Man (“One”).

      Ignorance and comment forms don’t mix.

    34. John  |   Posted on Nov 15th, 2006 0

      For God’s sake, it was just artists paying their respects to the man. Who cares what you think of their music or even them as people, it’s a video showing that his music affected people from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and influenced people in every genre of music.

      Get over yourselves.

    35. John  |   Posted on Nov 15th, 2006 0

      For God’s sake, it was just artists paying their respects to the man. Who cares what you think of their music or even them as people, it’s a video showing that his music affected people from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and influenced people in every genre of music.

      Get over yourselves.

    36. Angelica Navarro  |   Posted on Nov 15th, 2006 0

      It’s good. Pretty damn good. But Why Corrine Bailye? WTF did she do?

    37. Steve  |   Posted on Nov 17th, 2006 0

      Is it Josh Todd instead of Tommy Lee?

    38. Celes  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2006 0

      By 1993 Johnny and U2 recorded a song plastered in Zooropa album. After hearing this song, Rick Rubin contacted the man in black and start to work together. So I think Bono has the right to be in the video.

    39. Andrew  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2006 0

      Whoever said Bono and Johnny Cash dont mix is an idiot. I think they go to gether poerfectly. Now, i think in his day johnny would have liked to kill kanye west or kid rock, but the rest of them i can pretty much accept.

    40. andrew  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2006 0

      oh, and Brian Wilson happens to be the greatest musician ever. Definitely leaving for his concert in half an hour.

    41. Jon  |   Posted on Nov 19th, 2006 0

      I actually think that including Kanye West is a great call. I’m not attempting to “compare” Kanye to Cash. No one compares to Cash. However, I certainly think he “relates” to Cash on a number of levels.
      First, like Cash, West is outspoken about his Christianity (for example, his song “Jesus Walks,”) while at the same time making no effort to hide his failings or struggles with vice.
      Second, West has cast himself as an anti-establishment/populist figure not only by famously criticizing Bush post-Katrina (similar to Cash denouncing the Vietnam War), but also by tuning his back on the established “gangsta” image within rap and instead creating a “preppy” image (similar to Cash eschewing the glitzy “rhinestone cowboy” image in favor of becoming the “Man in Black.”)
      Third, like Cash, West is an artist who has made a name for reaching out beyond his immediate musical surroundings. He is best known for his hip-hop work with Roc-A-Fella records, but he has also worked with artists such as Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer, as well as re-working songs such as “My Funny Valentine” and “I’ll Fly Away” so that they become credible hip-hop records.
      Look, Kanye West has a long way to go before he can be considered a legend in the same category as Johnny Cash. But that’s true of pretty much everyone in the video, and it is a credit to Mr. Cash’s legacy to have one of the top stars from the (superficially) different world of hip-hop acknowledge te debt he owes to Mr. Cash.

    42. natalie future beckham  |   Posted on Nov 20th, 2006 0

      omg this music video i actually like it doesn’t have to do with sex like all the rest do pretty cool but why would a 60 year old guy sing bout sex anyways lol!

    43. natalie future beckham  |   Posted on Nov 20th, 2006 0

      omg this music video i actually like it doesn’t have to do with sex like all the rest do pretty cool but why would a 60 year old guy sing bout sex anyways lol!

    44. natalie future beckham  |   Posted on Nov 20th, 2006 0

      omg this music video i actually like it doesn’t have to do with sex like all the rest do pretty cool but why would a 60 year old guy sing bout sex anyways lol!

    45. natalie future beckham  |   Posted on Nov 20th, 2006 0

      omg this music video i actually like it doesn’t have to do with sex like all the rest do pretty cool but why would a 60 year old guy sing bout sex anyways lol!

    46. natalie future beckham  |   Posted on Nov 20th, 2006 0

      omg this music video i actually like it doesn’t have to do with sex like all the rest do pretty cool but why would a 60 year old guy sing bout sex anyways lol!

    47. natalie future beckham  |   Posted on Nov 20th, 2006 0

      omg this music video i actually like it doesn’t have to do with sex like all the rest do pretty cool but why would a 60 year old guy sing bout sex anyways lol!

    48. natalie future beckham  |   Posted on Nov 20th, 2006 0

      omg this music video i actually like it doesn’t have to do with .ex like all the rest do pretty cool but why would a 60 year old guy sing bout s.x anyways lol!

    49. cf  |   Posted on Nov 21st, 2006 0

      Great song, but a thoughtless and hurried video. This video should take its time as the song does. The editing and stylistic approach actually distracts from the song, instead of accompanies it.

    50. cf  |   Posted on Nov 21st, 2006 0

      Great song, but a thoughtless and hurried video. This video should take its time as the song does. The editing and stylistic approach actually distracts from the song, instead of accompanies it.

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