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Tainted Love, Hallelujah And Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: 10 Covers That You Probably Know Better Than The Originals

How many times in your life have you found yourself listening to a song that you think you know inside out, only to discover that that's not even the original version? We're guessing at least...

Getting Closer To God: The Greatest Nine Inch Nails Covers Of All Time

Last weekend was a seminal moment for industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails as they were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 31 years after the release of their debut album...

Johnny Cash's Family Give Seal Of Approval Of Royal Philharmonic Album

Johnny Cash's family have given their seal of approval of an upcoming album of orchestral renditions of the late country legend's hits.The 'A Boy Named Sue' hitmaker's vocals appear alongside arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic...

Rare Johnny Cash Live Album Coming Next Month

A 1973 Johnny Cash live album will be released next month.Third Man Records - the label founded by The White Stripes star Jack White - has announced plans to release the newly unearthed record, which...

Kris Kristofferson Related To His A Star Is Born Character

Kris Kristofferson empathised with his hard-drinking character in 'A Star Is Born'.The 83-year-old actor and musician played washed-up rock star John Norman Howard in the 1976 version of the story and admits that he noticed...

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Inspiring Covers Of Irish Folk Songs [Playlist]

You might not be going to the pub for a Guinness this year (thanks, Coronavirus!) but that doesn't mean you can't get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day from the comfort of your own...

From Love & Mercy To Sid & Nancy: 7 Best Musical Biopics Of All Time

Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for...

Chris Cornell's First Posthumous Release Is A Johnny Cash Tribute

The ultimate posthumous meeting of artists has got our heartstrings all tangled in a knot as a new tribute to Johnny Cash sung by the late Chris Cornell is premiered on the radio this week....

Chris Cornell Featuring On Johnny Cash Tribute Album

Chris Cornell will appear posthumously on an upcoming Johnny Cash tribute album.The Soundgarden singer - who tragically took his own life in May last year at the age of 52 - contributed to the 'Forever...

Johnny Cash Documentary Comes 50 Years After Folsom Prison Show

A new documentary is set to be released later this year to mark the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's memorable concert at California's Folson Prison. It's been given the green light by his estate, so...

Dolly Parton And Nine Other Artists You Didn't Know Released Children's Albums

Everyone loves music, and for children it's an especially important medium. It shapes their childhoods, teaches them life lessons and educates them. That's why some of the music industry's biggest icons have jumped into the...

New Species Of Black Tarantula Named After Johnny Cash

He famously sung about a boy named Sue, but now there’s a new species of black tarantula named after the late, great Johnny Cash. The species was found near Folsom Prison in California which Cash...

Loretta Lynn Plans First Album In Over 10 Years

The Coal Miner's Daughter singer has signed a multi-project deal with bosses at Legacy Recordings and her first release under the new label will be titled Full Circle, which will hit retailers in...

Johnny Cash And Miranda Lambert To Receive Nashville Walk Of Fame Honours

Music supercouple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood unveiled their stars last week (10Sep15), and now the late Cash and Lambert are set to receive their markers next month (Oct15). Songwriter and Rock...

Joaquin Phoenix: I Don't Need Oscar Success

Joaquin Phoenix isn't interested in Oscar glory.The 40-year-old actor has enjoyed three nominations for 'Gladiator' (2000), 'Walk The Line' (2005) and 'The Master' (2012), and is widely accepted as one Hollywood's greatest actors - but...

Kid Rock To Front Week-long Johnny Cash Tribute

The network will be renamed Cash Music Television from 8-12 September (15) and longtime fan Kid Rock will front a series of special programmes and movies, beginning with biopic Walk The Line and...

Bob Dylan And Johnny Cash Producer Bob Johnston Dies

Johnston, who worked in the music industry for more than 50 years, was being cared for at a hospice in Nashville, Tennessee, and he passed away on Friday (14Aug15), according to Billboard.com....

Rosanne Cash Named Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum's 2015 Artist-in-residence

Johnny Cash's daughter will be feted for her contribution to American music and will perform three intimate concerts in September (15) in Nashville, Tennessee as part of her showcase year. In...

Songwriter Red Lane Dies

The star passed away on Wednesday evening (01Jul15), aged 76. Born Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter, he served in the U.S. Air Force before deciding to pursue a career in music. He performed...

Johnny Cash Tribute Will Not Be Like Disneyland, Say Bosses

Organisers of a Johnny Cash tribute in the U.S. are determined the finished product will not be a Disneyland-style fun park.The rock 'n' roll legend famously performed several times at Folsom State Prison in California...

Miley Cyrus Smokes On Stage

Miley Cyrus smoked marijuana on stage last night (03.12.14).The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker donned a silver wig and stripped down to nipple pasties at her Art Basel show at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami and told...

Johnny Cash's Son Arrested

Late singer Johnny Cash's son was arrested for causing a disturbance at a Canadian airport on Monday (27Oct14).John Carter Cash, 44, allegedly stripped down to his underwear at Deer Lake airport in Newfoundland on Monday...

Johnny Cash Honoured With Bridge In Folsom

Legendary country star Johnny Cash has been honoured with his own bridge in Folsom, California.The late singer named his landmark 1968 album, At Folsom Prison, after the place and now local officials have celebrated the...

Diana Ross In Talks For Glastonbury

Diana Ross is in talks to perform at Glastonbury next year. The 70-year-old singer has entered negotiations about playing in the Sunday afternoon legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at the musical festival at Worthy...

Johnny Cash Family Home Opens As A Museum

Johnny Cash's childhood home in Dyess, Arkansas has opened as a museum to the country music legend.The Ring of Fire singer and his family moved to Dyess when Johnny was three. The five-room home has...

Walking In Memphis! Check Out The History Of This Tennessee City From Budweiser Made In America

Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous faces include everyone from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake.Memphis, Tennessee...

New Owners Of Johnny Cash Estate Plan To Turn Home Into Rehab Facility

The new owners of Johnny Cash's former Tennessee home are planning to turn the old place into a rehab centre.The sprawling Hendersonville pad the late country icon and his wife June Carter Cash called home...

Johnny Cash Tune Tops Rolling Stone Country Songs List

Johnny Cash's I Walk The Line has topped a new Rolling Stone magazine poll of the Greatest Country Songs of All Time.The 1956 tune tops Patsy Cline's 1961 classic Crazy and Hank Williams' I'm So...

Not A Fan Of Johnny Cash? May We Suggest Deep Brain Stimulation? [It Works]

Most of us can agree that Johnny Cash is one of the greatest recording artist of all time, right? Well for one 60 year old Dutch man it took a ‘deep brain stimulation’, before he...

'Frozen' Soundtrack Maintains Vice-like Grip On Billboard 200

The soundtrack for Disney's smash-hit movie Frozen has continued its strong run at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 161,000 copies last week to bring its total to 1.8 million, according to...

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