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Bob Dylan Raves About Springsteen, Downplays Haggard Feud

February 13, 2015

Bob Dylan delivered a memorable, riveting 30-minute acceptance speech at last week's all-star MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony, thanking his early supporters and the artists who covered his work and denouncing "detractors" like...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Post-1960s Bob Dylan Songs

February 11, 2015

People who haven't paid that much attention to Bob Dylan's career often see him as a creature from the 1960s, the folk singer that plugged in and released "Like a Rolling Stone" before settling into a comfortable existence as an oldies act. His many...

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Why Does Bob Dylan Hate Merle Haggard? An Explainer

February 10, 2015

For someone not known for public pronouncements, it turns out Bob Dylan gives pretty good speech. During his acceptance comments as 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on February 6th, Dylan didn't simply thank those who played vital roles in his career....

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Read Bob Dylan's Complete, Riveting MusiCares Speech

February 9, 2015

As the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year 2015 award, Bob Dylan delivered a 30-minute acceptance speech that was equal parts riveting, confessional and controversial. During the speech, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend thanked...

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Bob Dylan Thanks Hendrix, Johnny Cash in MusiCares Speech

February 7, 2015

Bob Dylan was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2015 last night at an all-star tribute in Los Angeles, and almost more noteworthy than the concert itself – which included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young,...

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Shadows in the Night

February 3, 2015

As an encore at almost every show on his North American tour last fall, Bob Dylan performed an unlikely ballad: "Stay With Me," recorded by Frank Sinatra on a 1964 single and written for a 1963 film, The Cardinal, about a young priest who ascends to...

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Hear Bob Dylan Cover Sinatra on 'Stay With Me'

January 20, 2015

Bob Dylan's new album Shadows in the Night is hitting shelves on February 3rd, though you can hear his rendition of "Stay with Me" right here. The track, written by Jerome Moross and Carolyn Leigh, is one of 10 songs associated with Frank Sinatra...

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Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings 'Heaven's Door' With Van Morrison

January 6, 2015

Bob Dylan's career was in a real upswing when he launched a European tour with special guest Van Morrison in the summer of 1998. Earlier that year his comeback album Time Out of Mind won a Grammy for Album of the Year, and even a stage crash by a mysterious...

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Bob Dylan Honored at Incredible, All-Star MusicCares Tribute

February 7, 2015

Bob Dylan sang no songs at last night's MusiCares "Person of the Year" tribute dinner. Following performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Jack White, Dylan instead delivered a half-hour speech on his wandering career, smiling and leaning...

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Weekend Rock: What's Bob Dylan's Best Post-1960s Song?

February 6, 2015

Bob Dylan is being honored this weekend with an incredible tribute concert in Los Angeles featuring performances by Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Beck, Jack White, Willie Nelson, Beck and many others. Jimmy...

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Bob Dylan: 'Hotshot Billionaires' Need to Create Jobs

January 22, 2015

UPDATE: As part of his interview with AARP the Magazine, Bob Dylan has agreed to ship 50,000 copies of his new album Shadows in the Night to randomly selected AARP subscribers.  Bob Dylan has a solution for unemployment: Let the billionaires...

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Tim Drummond, Bassist for Neil Young, Dead at 74

January 12, 2015

Journeyman bassist Tim Drummond, who performed with Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Bob Dylan among many more rock legends, passed away January 10th, the St. Louis County, Missouri coroner's office confirmed to Rolling Stone. No...

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20 Best Reissues of 2014

December 18, 2014

Reissues are now, more and more, like airplane flights: an à la carte experience. Historical releases this year by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came in multiple iterations, with the level of bells, whistles and deep...

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Watch Bob Dylan Perform Private Concert for One Lucky Fan

December 13, 2014

Last month, one incredibly lucky Bob Dylan superfan named Fredrik Wikingsson was treated to a private Dylan concert at Philadelphia's Academy of Music. That gig, with Wikingsson the only person in the audience, was part of a Swedish film series...

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Bob Dylan Closes 2014 Tour With Masterful Beacon Theatre Gig

December 4, 2014

Bob Dylan's recent concerts have been scattershot affairs. Many nights are sublime, but on others he appears to be phoning it in, growling his way through old hits and leaving most everyone but hardcore fans struggling to figure out even the title of...

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Lyrics of Two Unrecorded Bob Dylan Songs Heading to Auction

November 30, 2014

The lyric sheets of two unrecorded Bob Dylan songs, typed out with handwritten annotations by Dylan himself, will hit the auction block at Christie's on December 4th. The folk legend's original four-page manuscript for "Talkin Folklore Center,"...

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Reissues of the Year

December 18, 2014

1. Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes Complete: The Boot­leg Series Vol. 11In 1967, Dylan was far off the pop-star grid: writing and recording with his '66 road warriors in upstate New York seclusion. The rough clatter of bar-gig covers, acutely re­flective...

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Bob Dylan Will 'Uncover' Frank Sinatra Classics on New Album

December 9, 2014

After months of rumors, Bob Dylan has finally announced the details of his upcoming record Shadows in the Night. Produced by Dylan under his longtime pseudonym Jack Frost, the album features 10 songs popularized by Frank Sinatra, including "Autumn...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Protest Songs of All Time

December 3, 2014

The Ferguson grand jury's recent decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown kicked off a storm of protest all across America. Because of this, we figured it was a good time to poll our readers and determine...

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Bob Dylan Plays Concert for One Insanely Lucky Superfan

November 24, 2014

Yesterday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. 41-year-old Bob Dylan superfan Fredrik Wikingsson walked into Philadelphia's Academy of Music, took a seat in the second row and prepared to watch his hero play a concert just for him. "At this point I still thought...

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