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Published on October 9th, 2015 | by Jon Bunnies


The Story Behind the Saddest Music Video Ever: Johnny Cash and “Hurt”

Seriously, is there a sadder music video than Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt.” If there is I haven’t seen it. How did this video come about in the first place? .

By the way, the most-accessed post EVER on this site is “Top Ten Most Depressing Alternative Rock Songs.” And yes, this song made the cut.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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