Foo Fighters Star To Rock Johnny Cash Tribute Revival
... Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett's alt-country side project The Dead Peasants has been added to the lineup for this year's Roadshow Revival: A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash
. The event will be celebrating its fifth year this year and will be taking place during Father's Day weekend at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA on June 15th. Organizers are still adding acts to the lineup but so far they have announced Junior Brown, The Americans, The Blasters, Robert Gordon, Johnny Cash
tribute bands Cash'd Out and The Walking Phoenixes. You can find more details here. Johnny Cash
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Johnny Cash Museum to Open in May
... According The Tennessean, the long-awaited Johnny Cash
Museum is set to officially open this May in downtown Nashville. The venue features various Johnny and June Carter Cash memorabilia collected over four decades by the museum's owner, Bill Miller, who was a friend of The Man in Black. Johnny and June's marriage certificate, tin cups from Folsom Prison and various instruments are among the artifacts to be displayed in The Johnny Cash
Museum. The Country Music Hall of Famer's siblings, Joanne Cash Yates and Tommy Cash, and daughter Cathy Cash-Tittle were among the guests at a private viewing yesterday morning. When introducing visitors to the museum, Miller clarified, "Death will not be portrayed because when you walk out on the streets, he's still alive. He's everywhere." To get a sneak peek at the museum, watch the video via The Tennessean in the player below. Johnny Cash
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Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell Covers Johnny Cash & More With Primus' Les Claypool In Hollywood, CA
... Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell sat in with Les Claypool's Duo de Twang (aka Claypool and Mirv) during the groups recent March 22nd set at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. Both Cantrell and Primus' Larry LaLonde helped out on a cover of Johnny Cash
's "Cocaine Blues" and a rendition of "The Battle Of New Orleans" (made famous by Johnny Horton). Fan-filmed footage of that and more from the set can be found below: "Cocaine Blues" (Johnny Cash
cover): "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" (Primus): "The Battle Of New Orleans": "Bridge Came Tumbling Down" (Stompin' Tom Connors cover): Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell Covers Johnny Cash
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Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003)
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Growing up, he was called J.R., and when he enlisted in the Air Force it was as John R. He took the name Johnny when he started recording for Sun Records.
Much of his childhood was spent working in his family's cotton fields. He was a teenager when he started playing guitar and writing songs.
In October 1965, Cash was arrested upon returning from Mexico when US Customs agents searched his luggage and found hundreds of illegal pills. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $1,000.
In 1968, he married June Carter from the legendary Country music Carter Family. Cash credits her for saving his life, as she helped him break his drug habit.
Cash is a member of the Songwriters' Hall Of Fame, Country Music Hall Of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for all above)
From 1969 to 1971, he hosted The Johnny Cash Show on ABC TV. Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Louis Armstrong all appeared as guests.
He died at age 71 due to complications from diabetes. (thanks, Melanie - Moncton, Canada)
The 2005 film Walk The Line is about Cash's life. He was portrayed in the movie by Joaquin Phoenix, who sang as Cash for the stage scenes.
He had his daughter Rosanne with his first wife, Vivian Liberto. Rosanne Cash became a prominent Country singer of her own, and had a crossover hit in 1981 with "Seven Year Ache." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Barry Gibb from The Bee Gees bought the Tennessee house Cash lived in from 1968 until his death. In 2007, while the home was being renovated for Gibb, it caught fire and burned to the ground. (thanks, Julian - Oakland, AR)
Cash played many free concerts at prisons throughout his career. His first was on New Year's Day, 1960 when he played San Quentin prison in San Rafael, California. Merle Haggard, who was serving time for burglary, was in the audience. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
A requirement at Johnny Cash shows was an American flag on stage in full view of the audience.