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Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that they worked on or that they really love. Case in point: Super producer Rick Rubin recently made a profile on the site and set about adding some background information to… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated

A few weeks back, we premiered Low’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” and it was great (more on that below). It’s their contribution to a forthcoming Springsteen tribute titled Dead Man’s Town, a compilation marking the thirtieth anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. (and taking its name from that album’s title track). Betwee… More »

By: Ryan Leas / August 6, 2014 - 11:10 am

Watch Justin Vernon Perform With Megafaun In Durham

As the story goes there was once a band called DeYarmond Edison that was having difficulties and decided to break up. Three of the members formed Megafaun, while their ex-frontman, Justin Vernon, moved to a cabin in the woods to try to work on a different project he called Bon Iver. It has been a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 1, 2014 - 10:43 am

American Recordings Turns 20

1994 was a big year for reclamations. Quentin Tarantino pulled John Travolta from Look Who’s Talking-franchise purgatory, gave him the closest thing Pulp Fiction had to a lead role, and reignited his career. George Clinton rode high with about five billion G-funk samples of his work, and he and his P-Funk All-Stars toured with Lollapalooza,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 4:56 pm

The Week In Pop: Sam Smith’s Miraculous Voice Will Make Him A Star, But What Kind?

Among the attributes necessary for pop stardom, a powerhouse voice is not typically on the shortlist. From Madonna to Rihanna, pop singers have long been able to excel at their occupation without the ability to wail away magnificently. It’s counterintuitive given that job #1 for singers is, ostensibly, singing, but there are other more important… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 3, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Watch Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty, And Local Natives Pay Tribute To Johnny Cash

Earlier this week, Johnny Cash’s lost 1980s album Out Among The Stars finally saw the light of day. La Blogothèque put together a beautifully shot tribute to the late artist featuring Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty, and Local Natives. All three talk about the influence Cash’s music had on their lives and each performs one… More »

By: James Rettig / March 28, 2014 - 3:47 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn’t write this column last week, since SXSW was just about monopolizing my attention. So we’ve got two weeks’ worth of videos to sort through here. But for whatever reason, it was still a bit of a struggle to come up with five really good videos. Part of the reason, of course, is the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014 - 11:23 am

Johnny Cash – “She Used To Love Me A Lot” Video

The late Johnny Cash’s lost 1980s album Out Among The Stars is out later this month, and today director John Hillcoat delivered his video for the project’s single, “She Used To Love Me A Lot.” Hillcoat, a close collaborator with Nick Cave (he directed the Cave-penned feature films The Proposition and Lawless as well a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2014 - 10:55 am

Johnny Cash – “She Used To Love Me A Lot (Elvis Costello Mix)”

Later this month the world will get to hear Out Among The Stars a lost album of Johnny Cash’s from the ’80s. We’ve already heard a couple of songs off it, including the Waylon Jennings duet “I’m Movin’ On” and the lead single “She Used To Love Me A Lot.” The latter showed Cash experimenting… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 4, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Odonis Odonis – “Ring Of Fire” (Johnny Cash Cover)

Toronto punk band Odonis Odonis are getting ready to put out their new album Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled this spring. For a taste of the “hard boiled” side of the record you can listen to their recent single “New Obsession.” Their new Johnny Cash cover does not appear on the record, but it definitely fall… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 18, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Johnny Cash – “I’m Movin’ On” (Feat. Waylon Jennings)

This year will see the release of Out Among The Stars, a collection of Johnny Cash songs from a lost session in the early ’80s. It’s always fascinating when “lost albums” resurface, and this one landed a spot on our list of the 100 Most Anticipated Records of 2014. Below you can hear a cut… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 12, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Johnny Cash – “She Used To Love Me A Lot”

We lost Johnny Cash more than 10 years ago, but artists whose careers endure for decades tend to rack up treasure troves of unreleased of material. So it goes with Cash. It seems the Man In Black recorded an album called Out Among The Stars with “countrypolitan” producer Billy Sherrill in the mid-’80s, but Columbia… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2014 - 3:03 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

The Simpsons’ 10 Greatest Rock Moments

With the 500th episode of The Simpsons airing last Sunday, the last few weeks have been a celebration of everything Simpsons, where all your favorite pundits and prognosticators have combed through the show’s venerable timeline to select their favorite gags, cameos, characters and episodes. And, we, like them, desire to reside within the seem geekish… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 23, 2012 - 12:02 pm

NME’s 100 Greatest Music Videos

To celebrate the launch of, NME put together a list of the 100 greatest videos of all time. While other publications’ countdowns have given props to groundbreaking-but-dated ’80s clips like “Thriller,” “Sledgehammer,” “Money For Nothing,” and “Take On Me,” the British rock mag eschews many obvious choices in favor of a thoroughly modern overview. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Rosanne Cash Enlists Tweedy, Springsteen, Costello For Covers LP

You know when your parents are like, “What is that garbage you’re listening to?” and turn down your Soulja Boy CD and try to turn you to on to some Bob Seger shit from before you were born? Parents are so lame. That is sort of like what happened to Rosanne Cash, except her dad… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009 - 12:16 pm

Kids Play “Folsom Prison Blues” The Darndest Things

You should never force your kids to get onstage and perform anything, but if your kid does get onstage and perform something, hope and pray it’s half as adorably awesome as this little boy covering Johnny Cash. Cute overload. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Tribute Bands Take Over Letterman This Week

PopCandy lets us know that David’s booked a cover band for each night this week, starting tonight with Purple Reign (Prince) and then on to the Cold Hard Cash (as in Johnny), Mr. Brownstone (Dr. Pepper’s favorite band), Super Diamond (i.e. Neil), and concluding Friday with James Brown authorities the Allstarz. Set your DVRs, cover… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2008 - 10:38 am

That previously reported Johnny Cash Remixed comp is streaming at Head over for a listen at Cash grabs by Apparat, Mocean Worker, Alabama 3, and of course a boy named Snoop. (You’ll need RealPlayer for the .smil files.) It’s out 10/14 via Compadre. More »

By: brandon / August 13, 2008 - 10:24 am

A Boy Named Snoop

You never thought to ask for it, but you got it: The forthcoming Johnny Cash Remixed album will feature “a performance from Snoop Dogg” on “I Walk The Line.” Mark your calendar for 10/14 for the album (which features remixes of Cash tunes from the likes of Apparat and Mocean Worker), hear some bits at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 10, 2008 - 5:51 pm
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