Cash Plans Release of The Man Comes Around

Johnny Cash delves into an eclectic collection of songs for American IV: The Man Comes Around, his new album for American Recordings/Island Def Jam. Set for Nov. 5 release, the 15-track album includes Cash’s versions of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and the Beatles’ “In My Life.” Cash also covers Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” and Sting’s “I Hung My Head.” Eagles founding member Don Henley makes a guest appearance on Cash’s version of “Desperado.” The project features other guest appearances from Marty Stuart, Randy Scruggs, Fiona Apple, Nick Cave, Billy Preston, John Frusciante (of the Hot Chili Peppers) and Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). Cash also recorded three of his own songs — “The Man Comes Around,” “Tear Stained Letter” and “Give My Love to Rose.” 08/19/02