ROCK NEWS REPORT 9 FEB 18

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CHRIS CORNELL RECORDING INCLUDED ON JOHNNY CASH ALBUM 

A recording by late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is included on Johnny Cash: Forever Words, a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters and set to music by an array of contemporary artists. Cornell set some of Cash's most introspective words to original music in a tune called "You Never Knew My Mind," which turned out to be one of Cornell's final solo recordings before his death last May.

  • Cash himself, who died in 2003, recorded Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage" 21 years ago for his Grammy-winning album Unchained.
  • Cash's son, John Carter Cash, invited a wide variety of musicians to create new music to accompany a large trove of unpublished material, including handwritten letters, poems and documents that the elder Cash penned across the entirety of his life.
  • Other artists on the album include Roseanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Alison Krauss, T. Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp, Jewel, Elvis Costello and more.
  • Johnny Cash: Forever Words will be available on CD, 2LP vinyl and digital formats on Friday, April 6th.

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THEORY OF A DEADMAN UNVEILS VIDEO FOR 'STRAIGHT JACKET' 

Theory Of A Deadman has unveiled the music video for "Straight Jacket," the latest song to be released from the band's sixth studio album, Wake Up Call. The track follows up the LP's initial single, "Rx (Medicate)," which peaked at Number One on the Rock chart.

  • Theory Of A Deadman will kick off a spring headline tour on February 16th in San Francisco.
  • Wake Up Call follows up 2014's Savages, which earned Theory its second consecutive Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 and featured the chart-topping single "Angel."

TRAVIS BARKER AND WES BORLAND TEAM UP

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland appear to have a new project in the works together. Borland shared footage of the pair in the studio, writing, "Doing drums with the man himself @travisbarker on a yet to be titled new project!" (The PRP)

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