A&E has a Johnny Cash biography debuting tomorrow night (Oct. 23) at 9 p.m. I’m sure most people are going to say “yeah, yeah, but we saw the movie with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon,” to which you would be promptly pimped slapped by someone (not me I’m non-violent).
You can see the trailer, but just know that the quote from Snoop Dog can not be topped: “I watch that footage of him performing live in prison and seeing how the inmates respected him and didn’t want to kill him, or wanna to stab him – that shows his music is made for all walks of life. Him doing a show for them shows love and compassion.”
Relatedly: Punknews.org is streaming a new Johnny Cash tribute album and it’s pretty good if you like some of these bands. All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash includes contributions by MxPx, The Dresden Dolls, The Gaslight Anthem, members of Lucero and The Hold Steady, The Loved Ones, The Bouncing Souls and others. Songs include Folsom Prison Blues, Cry Cry Cry, Delia’s Gone and Man in Black.