Music: Johnny Cash: A Final Interview

On July 25, shortly after he had been nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards for his rendition of the Nine Inch Nails song Hurt, Johnny Cash talked with TIME's Lev Grossman:

Why did you choose to cover that song, Hurt?

It was [producer] Rick Rubin's idea. We were looking for a song that we felt had an impact. He found this one, and he asked me what I thought of it. I said, "I think it's probably the best antidrug song I ever heard, but I don't think it's for me." And he said, "Why?" I said, "Because it's not...

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