Cash's producer, Rick Rubin, sent a copy of the video to NIN's Trent Reznor. “We were in
the studio, getting ready to work—and I popped it in,” Reznor
says. “By the end I was really on the verge of tears. I'm working
with Zach de la Rocha, and I told him to take a look. At the end of
it, there was just dead silence. There was, like, this moist
clearing of our throats and then, ‘Uh, OK, let's get some
Cash Makes 'Em Hurt
I came close to tears myself watching the
video; it's that powerful. And he just doesn't cover NIN “Hurt,” he owns it.
I then played the original version done by Trent Reznor
and both Spring and
I agree: Johnny Cash owns this song; Trent just doesn't come
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