In commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Johnny Cash ‘s death on September 12th, CMT will feature a weeklong tribute to the Man in Black. Longtime Cash fan Kid Rock will host the tribute on the network, which will temporarily rename itself “Cash Music Television.” Johnny Cash Documentary to Span 50-Year Career The week of Cash-specific programming launches on September 8th with the Oscar-winning biopic Walk the Line , which found Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon both winning Oscars for their portrayals of Cash and wife June Carter. On Thursday, September 10th, Cash’s music videos will be represented in a “Throwback Thursday” video block.
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Guitarists DJ Ashba and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal recently announced that they had departed Guns N’ Roses , but there is some good news for GN’R fans: Axl Rose and Slash are reportedly on speaking terms again. In an interview with Sweden’s Aftonbladet , Slash revealed that he and the singer have opened up a dialogue after years of animosity. Slash on ‘Closing the Book on Guns N’ Roses’ According to Loudwire , the interviewer broached the subject of Rose by telling Slash, “I’ve heard that you’ve made friends with Axl Rose again.” Instead of denying or dismissing the claim, Slash says of his Rose interaction, “It was probably way overdue, you know. But it’s very cool at this point to dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long.” Even though Guns N’ Roses are short a few guitarists, Slash wasn’t ready to say whether a reunion was imminent or even discussed. “Oh, I couldn’t answer that one,” Slash said of a reunion
Earlier this week, Matisyahu was kicked off the lineup for Spain’s Rototom Sunsplash festival after the Jewish-American reggae artist failed to respond to their requests to appear in a video endorsing Palestine. But after facing criticism from Spain’s foreign ministry, the fest’s organizers issued a statement admitting their “mistake” and offered Matisyahu his August 22nd slot back . Now the musician has issued his own statement accepting the reinstatement, which he calls a “victory.” Matisyahu Revels in Anonymity Without Signature Beard “Today, music wins,” he wrote on Facebook . “Spain, this Saturday Aug 22nd. I have always believed in the power of music to unite all people, regardless of religion, politics or geography
Montage Of Heck director Brett Morgen has hailed Frances Bean Cobain for making his job as easy as possible.
Rammstein will release the 2DVD/2Blu-ray set In Amerika on September 25 via Island/UME.
Keith Richards remains unimpressed by the record Rolling Stone named the Greatest Album of All Time , the Beatles’ 1967 LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band . In a recent interview with Esquire , the Rolling Stones guitarist pitted the album against his band’s own psychedelic experiment, released the same year.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ‘s July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival will be the subject of a new documentary and live album. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church , a film about the guitar god’s Atlanta Pop set and the circumstances surrounding it, will premiere on Showtime on September 4th. The DVD/Blu-Ray release of the documentary will follow on October 30th with bonus content not shown in the televised version. The documentary will feature interviews with band members Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Kirk Hammett, organizer Alex Cooley and more. The Atlanta International Pop Festival also marked the largest American audience Hendrix ever performed in front of, as an estimated 300,000 people witnessed the rock great play in Byron, Georgia, 100 miles south of Atlanta.