The music of the late Johnny Cash - including songs 'Ring of Fire' and 'Walk the Line', will be reimagined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a new 12-track album that is set to arrive in November, Uncut reports. The album sees Cash’s original vocals being complimented by the orchestra. Johnny Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, says his father was a fan of the RPO: "I was around ten years old and he and I went to see three films from the James Bond saga at a festival in New York. When the theme for Goldfinger began, he leaned over to me. 'That’s the finest orchestra in the world, son', he said. ‘That’s the Royal Philharmonic’".

Richard Beck is a psychology professor who teaches a weekly Bible study, and he recently published a book 'Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash', which got his title via Beck's son who jokes that Cash's songs are all about murder, trains, and Jesus. Beck deals with questions about solidarity and patriotism, with the complexities of Cash’s simultaneously conservative and countercultural appeal, his relationship with the authorities (well, mostly, avoidance). The Quietus says the book is a "welcome companion for anyone wanting to know more about what Cash insisted was not only the key to his music but to the kingdom, too", and that it goes well with the audio of Johnny Cash reading the whole of the New Testament.

Bob Dylan wrote 'Wanted Man' for Johnny Cash to sing, in 1969 the two sang it together, and later it became a hit for the country star. The 1969 unreleased demo version is coming out November 1 on the 15th installment of Dylan's 'Bootleg Series', Stereogum reports. Listen to that demo below; June Carter Cash […]

A session Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded in Nashville in 1969 is set for release in the 15th installment of Dylan’s Bootleg Series, Rolling Stone reports. The 3xCD set 'Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15' compiles their session where they laid down 'Girl From the North Country', jammed with Carl […]