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AUDIO: Chris Cornell’s “You Never Knew My Mind” From New Johnny Cash Compilation

A new Johnny Cash compilation album called Forever Words is due out on April 6 which features newly discovered poems by Cash set to new music.  Among those on the album is the late Chris Cornell.

Per John Carter Cash in an interview with Zane Lowe, Cornell took two different poems and combined them to create “You Never Knew My Mind.”  The track marks the first posthumous release from the Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman.

Of course, Cornell and Cash do have some covers history.  Cash famously covered Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” for his 1996 album Unchained.

Other artists featured on the upcoming Forever Words include Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, The Jayhawks and many more.

Chris Cornell - You Never Knew My Mind (Johnny Cash: Forever Words / Audio)

Johnny Cash: Forever Words Preorder -!ynkmm About the album: In 1996, Johnny Cash recorded a cover of Soundgarden's hit "Rusty Cage," written by frontman Chris Cornell, on his Grammy-winning album 'Unchained.' Twenty years later, Cornell wrote the next chapter in this unique musical relationship by setting a newly discovered poem of Cash's to music, to create the stunning all-new song "You Never Knew My Mind."


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles.  (She received an A.)