BLACK CELEBRATION

Looks like there will be a stellar line-up in Nashville paying their respects to the Man In Black...

BONO, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are amongst the stellar cast set to perform at a tribute concert for the late Johnny Cash in NASHVILLE next month.

The trio are in talks with organizers of the event and look likely to join country greats Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle at the Ryman Auditorium on November 10. Sheryl Crow– who sang at Johnny Cash’s funeral in September –will also appear.

Tickets to the event will be free, the Johnny Cash family has announced. Quite how they will be distributed is still to be decided, reports the BBC.

Bob Dylan worked with Johnny Cash on his ‘Nashville Skyline’ album – most notably duetting on ‘Girl From The North Country’. Bono and U2 brought Johnny Cash in to work with them on ‘Zooropa’ in 1993. They recorded ‘The Wanderer’ with the much-missed musical titan.

Meanwhile, a new biography of Johnny Cash – ‘Johnny Cash – He Walked the Line’ – by Garth Campbell will be published in November. “This is a warm and heartfelt tribute to a man who changed the face of music. It just happened to be in preparation when he died,” said publisher John Blake.