The legendary Johnny Cash would have turned 86 today (February 26), and in a career that spanned six decades, there was one thing he could do better than nearly anyone else: Cover a song and make it his own.
In honor of his birthday, we look back at some of our favorite Johnny Cash rock covers.
Johnny Cash Rock Covers – Tracklist
“Hurt” (Nine Inch Nails)
“In My Life” (The Beatles)
“Redemption Song” w/Joe Strummer (Bob Marley)
“I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
“Rusty Cage” (Soundgarden)
“Personal Jesus” (Depeche Mode)
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles. (She received an A.)