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US Capitol Is Getting a Johnny Cash Statue

Statues of Man in Black, civil rights leader will replace little-known figures from Arkansas

(Newser) - Instead of two little-known figures from the 18th and 19th centuries, Arkansas will soon be represented at the US Capitol by the "Man in Black" and a woman who was instrumental in the fight over school desegregation. Officials plan to install statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates this...

Fox Host Apologizes After Wildfire Segment

'The song chosen for the bump music was a terrible mistake'

(Newser) - Fox News turned a few heads Friday with its choice of music during a segment on wildfires, Mediaite reports. Special Report with Bret Baier was using footage from Fox 31 in Denver as it reported on a fire that's been raging in Colorado for over a week. "At...

Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Gets New Honor
The Man in Black
Gets a New Honor

The Man in Black Gets a New Honor

Johnny Cash's childhood home in Arkansas is added to the National Register of Historic Places

(Newser) - The Man in Black's boyhood home has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, though the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette notes that it took two tries to get it there. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Friday that the home in Dyess where country music icon Johnny Cash lived...

Johnny Cash's Kids Slam Neo-Nazi in Cash Shirt

'We were sickened by the association'

(Newser) - The Man in Black was not a fan of the guys in white hoods, Johnny Cash's children said after video surfaced of a neo-Nazi protester in Charlottesville wearing a T-shirt with their father's name. "We were sickened by the association," the late country legend's five...

Soul-Crushing Video Shows Guy Fieri Eating

While Johnny Cash's melancholy cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' plays in the background

(Newser) - Guy Fieri has become a laughingstock of sorts for his panned NYC restaurant , over-the-top personality, and overall Guy Fieri-ness , but the celebrity chef ascended to temporary cult status this week thanks to a video that's gone viral. Mayor Wertz, whose website says he makes "hip-hop about sweet things,...

Johnny Cash's Son Arrested After Stripping at Airport

Mounties took John Carter Cash away to sober up

(Newser) - In an incident his father could probably have turned into a pretty good country song, Mounties arrested an allegedly drunken John Carter Cash after he stripped down to his underwear at a Canadian airport on Monday. By the time officers arrived at Newfoundland's Deer Lake Airport, security personnel had...

Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Murdered

Courtney Cash's death thought to be linked to drugs

(Newser) - Police this week found the body of Johnny Cash's great-niece stabbed to death and stuffed in a cedar box in the Tennessee home where she lived with her boyfriend and their young daughter, the AP reports. Courtney Cash, 23, and boyfriend William Austin Johnson met up with a friend,...

'Beautiful' Lost Johnny Cash Album Due in March

'Out Among the Stars' recorded in early '80s, never released

(Newser) - There's new never-before-heard music coming from Johnny Cash. Cash's estate is releasing Out Among the Stars, an album he recorded with Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s that was never released by Columbia Records, then disappeared when the company dropped Cash in 1986. Turns out Cash and his...

7 Celebrity Love Letters
 7 Celebrity Love Letters 

7 Celebrity Love Letters

Stars, VIPs woo their partners

(Newser) - Today's celebrities have sexting; yesterday's had the love letter. The Huffington Post rounds up seven romantic notes from VIPs to their significant others:
  • Johnny Cash to June Carter-Cash: "The ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout."

Rosanne Cash to John Boehner: You're an 'A**hat'

An a**hat who needs to stop talking about Johnny Cash, no less

(Newser) - Rosanne Cash is not happy that John Boehner has been invoking her dad’s name. At campaign stops, Boehner has taken to making this joke: “Remember when Ronald Reagan was president? We had Bob Hope. We had Johnny Cash … [Now] we have got President Obama. But we have...

Rock Photog Jim Marshall Dies at 74
 Rock Photog 
 Jim Marshall 
 Dies at 74 

Rock Photog Jim Marshall Dies at 74

Captured Hendrix, Dylan, Joplin, many more

(Newser) - Jim Marshall, whose iconic photography captured many of the stars of rock and roll’s 1960s heyday, died in his sleep last night at 74, Rolling Stone reports; cause of death is still unknown. Marshall shot everyone from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis to the Beatles, Janis Joplin...

Johnny Cash Song Is iTunes' 10 Billionth

Georgia man gets $10K gift certificate, plus a call from Steve Jobs

(Newser) - It pays to be a Johnny Cash fan: iTunes got a winner for its 10 billionth download contest when a Georgia man bought Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way" track. Louie Sulcer, a 71-year-old retired real estate broker, gets a $10,000 gift certificate to the iTunes store, Mac...

Best Videos of the Decade
 Best Videos of the Decade 

Best Videos of the Decade

Music industry may be changing, but the format is alive and well

(Newser) - The "aughties" saw a breakdown in the traditional music business and the outlets for music videos. But that doesn't mean people didn't make good ones—maybe they're even better for it. Steve LaBate runs down the best since 2000 in Paste. A sampling:
  • Outkast, "Bombs Over Baghdad": "

At 40, Sesame Street Hasn't Aged a Bit
 At 40, Sesame Street 
 Hasn't Aged a Bit 

At 40, Sesame Street Hasn't Aged a Bit

Classic kids' show pioneered educational entertainment

(Newser) - The first kids who learned the letters of the alphabet from Sesame Street could have grandchildren by now—but Big Bird hasn't aged a day. Using TV to educate preschoolers was a radical concept in 1969, when Sesame Street founder Joan Ganz Cooney and Muppet creator Jim Henson launched their...

100 Definitive Songs of the '00s
 100 Definitive Songs of the '00s 

100 Definitive Songs of the '00s

From Amy Winehouse to Outkast and beyond, tunes define a music-rich decade

(Newser) - As the 2000s draw to a close, the Telegraph takes a look at the 100 songs that define the decade. The top 10:
  1. "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (2006)
  2. "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," Arctic  Monkeys (2005)
  3. "Crazy In Love," Beyonce (2003)
  4. "

Best Rock Comebacks of All Time
 Best Rock 
 of All Time

Best Rock Comebacks of All Time

You may not realize it, but Elvis was once a has-been

(Newser) - In honor of Blur’s triumphant return Sunday at the Glastonbury Festival, the Independent compiles a list of the best rock-and-roll comebacks:
  • Elvis Presley: The King was practically a has-been in 1968, following his army stint and a string of lackluster films. His black-leather-clad, blues-heavy appearance on an NBC Christmas

New Photos of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Surface

Photographer: 'John was really on the skids'

(Newser) - Candid new photos of Johnny Cash during his famous 1968 appearance at Folsom Prison have been released by the reporter and photographer who accompanied him during the concert that turned his career around. "John was really on the skids" at the time, former reporter Gene Beley told the Sacramento ...

A Boy Named Sue Is a Boy Named Sue Is ...

That which we call an Apple by any other name might be a wimp

(Newser) - Having an unusual name might not ruin your life, science blogger John Marion Tierney writes in the New York Times. Some new studies show that having an embarrassing name has less of an impact on future success than previously thought—and might even be helpful, because dealing with the needling...

Dewey Cox Rocks!
Dewey Cox Rocks!

Dewey Cox Rocks!

Despite being a little uneven, Judd Apatow parody provides lots of laughs

(Newser) - Judd Apatow's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story "is less thoughtful satire and ... more the distant cousin of Airplane!," writes Brian Orndorf of Starring John C. Reilly as a blues prodigy who ultimately experiences success, failure, and redemption, it plays like "an extended riff on...

Top 10 Country Music Rebels
Top 10 Country Music Rebels

Top 10 Country Music Rebels

From Hank to the Man in Black, these are country music's biggest tough guys (and gals)

(Newser) - And the roughest toughest country singer is...
  1. Hank Williams
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. Willie Nelson
  4. Merle Haggard
  5. Loretta Lynn

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