Football team pick classic for FA Cup song
Liverpool FC are teaming up with Johnny Cash for their FA Cup song.
The team, who contest this year’s final on May 13 against West Ham United, are releasing a version of ‘Ring Of Fire’ as their anthem.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Echo And The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch has sung lead vocals on the song, while samples of fans singing the track are also included.
Cash’s song became a popular terrace chant with Liverpool fans during the club’s European Champion League campaigns.
“It’s a song that means so much to Liverpool fans and sounds great on the terraces,” Ian Gordon, of song management company Oxygen Music, told the paper. “Ian was keen to get involved as he’s a fanatical Liverpool fan and has had a season ticket since he was a kid.”
The track will be released as a download after the final on May 14 via the club’s site Liverpoolfc.tv, with proceeds going to breast cancer charity the Marina Dalglish Appeal.
However this is not ‘Ring Of Fire’‘s first sporting connection.
As previously reported on NME.COM, England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff used Cash’s song to inspired his players to victory against India in March.