“One last thing, as this seems somehow connected to the story – as I was walking up the hill to Rick Rubin’s studio that morning, I saw a handsome man, dressed in black trousers and a red shirt with the sleeves rolled up, leaning against the hood of a big American car, smoking a cigarette. The man looked like he’d stepped out of a movie. It was Joe Strummer from The Clash. Hi, Joe, I said. Hey man, he said, what are you doing here? I’m going to sing with Johnny Cash, I said. Joe nodded and smiled and sucked on his cigarette. Then he gave a little slow-motion wave as I went inside.”

💬 Nick Cave, Red Hand Files