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Johnny Cash and Rick Rubin: American Communion

David Kamp, Vanity Fair, October 2004

Johnny Cash thought his recording career was over. Then he met legendary producer Rick Rubin. Together, Nashville's Man in Black and the co-founder of Def Jam records made a decade's worth of astonishing albums, culminating with the new American V. But their incongruous partnership, which ended with Cash's death last fall, was about much more than music.

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