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Johnny Cash’s American VI: Ain’t No Grave was a rustic, spiritual, unbent farewell

Johnny Cash’s American VI: Ain’t No Grave was a rustic, spiritual, unbent farewell

Issued five years ago today, ‘American VI: Ain’t No Grave’ finds Johnny Cash in the midst of a bracing acceptance of his looming fate.

‘I’m not trying to slag the guy’: David Crosby returns to Crosby Stills and Nash’s failed Rick Rubin collaboration

‘I’m not trying to slag the guy’: David Crosby returns to Crosby Stills and Nash’s failed Rick Rubin collaboration

This mismatched partnership generated far more headlines than actual music.

Almost Hits: Tom Petty, “It’s Good To Be King” (1995)

Almost Hits: Tom Petty, “It’s Good To Be King” (1995)

“It’s Good To Be King,” which somehow only crept up to No. 68 on the charts, doesn’t sound like any side Tom Petty had ever put out — and, at the same time, like all of them.

On Second Thought: Black Sabbath – 13 (2013)

There’s a bit of genius in the layout of Black Sabbath’s long-awaited reunion album 13, which just became the band’s first U.S. No. 1. It’s a pretty safe bet that with 13, we hold in our hands the final studio album in the career of Black Sabbath

‘What Black Sabbath does is a lost art’: How Rick Rubin convinced a band to rediscover itself

‘What Black Sabbath does is a lost art’: How Rick Rubin convinced a band to rediscover itself

Producer Rick Rubin recognized something about Black Sabbath. It wasn’t just that none of their inheritors make records like the band’s earliest triumphs anymore. Even the co-founding members themselves hadn’t lately.

‘It makes you want to be great’: Brad Wilk enthuses about Black Sabbath’s loose, fun reunion

‘It makes you want to be great’: Brad Wilk enthuses about Black Sabbath’s loose, fun reunion

Brad Wilk, who was plucked out of Rage Against the Machine by producer Rick Rubin, has come to think of his time playing drums on the forthcoming Black Sabbath reunion project in almost mythical terms.

Something Else! sneak peek: Album art and a monster riff from Black Sabbath’s upcoming 13

To paraphrase Ozzy Osbourne, who whines with a dark menace on this preview video, there’s “no where to hide” from this monster riff as Black Sabbath offers a short preview of its forthcoming reunion project.

‘My goal is to make something really great’: Rick Rubin is pushing Black Sabbath to new creative places

‘My goal is to make something really great’: Rick Rubin is pushing Black Sabbath to new creative places

Rick Rubin took on the Black Sabbath reunion record with a mission statement: “I think he’s looking for a raw Sabbath,” longtime guitarist Tony Iommi says, “and I think we’re looking for that, as well.”

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel’: Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel’: Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

Geezer Butler says the forthcoming Black Sabbath album returns the group to the feel of its initial trio of recordings, even if they’ve had to move on without original drummer Bill Ward.

'A real labor of love': Billy Gibbons on the long journey ZZ Top took toward La Futura

The lengthy period of time that ZZ Top took in completing its forthcoming release La Futura was spent, Billy Gibbons says, literally tearing the songs apart to make sure that each element worked perfectly.

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