The legendary Johnny Cash would have turned 88 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.
“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)
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Simon & Garfunkel)
“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” (Bill Landford & The Landfordairs)
“I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen)
“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
“Personal Jesus” (Depeche Mode)
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.