News featuring Johnny Cash

The following news stories mention Johnny Cash. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 9 hours ago.

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  • California's Amoeba Music turns 25: 'We’re like an art museum'

    First record sales collapsed and now downloads are declining – but passionate staff and customers at Amoeba Music in California have weathered the storm

    The joke Marc Weinstein likes to tell when the co-founder of California-based record chain Amoeba Music is asked about what he does for a living, is that he’s basically worked in and around record shops for most of his life to avoid getting a real job.

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Tuesday 31st March

  • Cult heroes: Tom T Hall, the singer who wrote of real lives and changing times

    The country star was admired by both Johnny Cash and Kurt Vonnegut; it’s not surprising they felt kinship with a man whose songs were perfect short stories

    It might seem odd to consider someone who’s written almost 40 top 10 hits as little known, but in the UK at least, Tom T Hall’s name isn’t one most music fans will be familiar with. The majority of those songs were on the US country music charts, and it’s only been the rarest country star who’s made it to household-name status in Britain. Yet to consign Hall and his treasure trove of songs to oblivion doesn’t just do the man and his work a disservice, it impoverishes our globalised culture immeasurably.

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Friday 20th March

  • Record Store Day is thriving – but could it kill our independent shops?

    What began as an event for indie labels and stores to flourish has been hijacked by major labels. Now, shops and customers suffer jacked-up prices, says Sonic Cathedral label boss, Nathaniel Cramp

    Last week, after people had had enough time to digest the 587 releases on this year’s Record Store Day list, my label, Sonic Cathedral, joined forces with Bristol agent provocateurs Howling Owl to issue a cryptic and poetic statement about a new joint release. It would feature Spectres and Lorelle Meets the Obsolete covering each others’ songs – and we weren’t releasing it for RSD. Instead, we announced we were going to release one copy per day, every day, for the next year via It was a light-hearted way of making a point that every day should be record store day; the logistics – such as realising 2016 was a leap year – could come later.

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  • Norman Blake: Wood, Wire & Words

    Calling an album consisting of a dozen original songs traditional may seem strange, but Wood, Wire & Wood surely is. Blake pens story songs about past events and composes instrumentals with roots in an earlier period.

    Most acoustic music fans know Norman Blake from his early days the late sixties and early seventies. He served as a regular on the Johnny Cash television show, recorded with Bob Dylan on his seminal country release Nashville Skyline, belonged to John Hartford's revolutionary bluegrass band, and received a gold record for his participation on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's renowned, Will the Circle be Unbroken album. While Blake has released over three dozen records…

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Thursday 19th February

  • Kid Rock: First Kiss review – torturous cliches and constipated insincerity


    Were time travel made available to Kid Rock, he would – according to this album’s title track – go back to the moment he first locked lips with a lady. Some might consider this a waste of a considerable quantum-mechanical gift. After all, he could try to prevent some of the world’s greatest atrocities – ideally starting with the recording of this, his 10th album, which I am prevented from declaring the worst album ever made only by the fact that there are other Kid Rock albums I have yet to hear. Thus I don’t know if those records feature as many torturous lyrical cliches as this one (whisky, Jesus, Johnny Cash and beers with the old man all feature, and that’s just the track titles), or are sung with such constipated insincerity. I’m not prepared to find out, either – without a time-travelling machine, there’s no way of ever unhearing…

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