HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 12: Tributes are left on the star of Musician Johnny Cash on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 12, 2003 in Hollywood, California. Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003 in a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee while being treated for a stomach complaint. He was 71.

The legendary Johnny Cash passed away 14 years ago today (September 12), and in a career that spanned six decades, there was one thing he could do better than nearly anyone else:  Cover a song and make it his own.

In honor of his life, we look back at some of our favorite Johnny Cash rock covers.

Johnny Cash Rock Covers – Tracklist

“Hurt” (Nine Inch Nails)
“One” (U2)
“In My Life” (The Beatles)
“Redemption Song” w/Joe Strummer (Bob Marley)
“I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
“Rusty Cage” (Soundgarden)
“Personal Jesus” (Depeche Mode)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.