AP accidentally praises Nine Inch Nails’ ‘cover’ of Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’

Looks like the AP needs to get itself some more die-hard music fans in the newsroom.

AP went live with a story Monday morning about Philadelphia’s “Budweiser Made in America” festival and Nine Inch Nails’ headlining set, including “a slow and smoky cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt,’ which earned nonstop cheers from the crowd.”

Whoops. By mid-day the copy had been corrected on websites hosting AP content, but not before Reddit got its hands on the flub.

Here’s a video of the Johnny Cash cover in question, in case you weren’t in Philly last night:

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