Inside the Restoration of Dylan Doc 'Don't Look Back'

November 27, 2015

D.A. Pennbaker still remembers the man with the wiry gray hair and the sunglasses, sitting across from him in his office and posing an innocent enough question. "He asked, 'Would you like to come along on a tour with my client? His name is Bob Dylan.'...


Mix Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' on New Site

November 6, 2015

Bob Dylan released his new deluxe set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 on Friday, examining the making of three of his greatest LPs – Bringing It Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde – with two,...


Remembering Bob Dylan's Pioneering Producer Tom Wilson

November 4, 2015

The Velvet Underground rarely played offices, but Lou Reed and John Cale made at least one exception about 50 years ago. Hauling Reed's guitar, Cale's electric viola, and an amp into Columbia Records' midtown headquarters, the two set up in an executive's...


See Dylan Photographer Explain 'Blonde on Blonde' Cover

October 27, 2015

On November 6th, The Cutting Edge 1965–1966 — the latest installment in Bob Dylan's sprawling Bootleg Series — will tell the complete sonic story of the songwriter's initial trilogy of electric albums: Bringing It All Back...


John Berg, Art Director for Springsteen, Dylan, Dead at 83

October 13, 2015

John Berg, the art director for Columbia Records who designed classic LP covers for Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Sly Stone and more, died of pneumonia at his home in New York, The New York Times reports. He was 83. Berg worked on over 5,000 records...


See How Bob Dylan Made 'Bringing It All Back Home' Cover

September 29, 2015

This past March marked the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's landmark album Bringing It All Back Home, which contained his first electric recordings and the singles "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Maggie's Farm." Its album cover featured an intriguing...


Kinky Friedman Talks Music, Texas and a Trump/Sanders Ticket

September 22, 2015

"I'm just concerned that we're both going to hell," Kinky Friedman says, answering the phone on the morning of Rosh Hashanah. "I guess if we're practicing Jews, we need to practice a little more." At 70, Kinky Friedman has lived several lifetimes –...


Flashback: Dylan and Clapton Sing 'Don't Think Twice'

September 15, 2015

For the past sixteen years, Eric Clapton has funded his Crossroads drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Antigua with a series of all-star benefit concerts. The shows have mostly spotlighted guitar icons like Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana...


Beatles' 1962 Contract With Brian Epstein Going to Auction

September 5, 2015

The 1962 contract that officially bound the Beatles and manager Brian Epstein will go to auction in September as part of a Sotheby's exhibition that's heavy on items from the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Cream. The October 1st, 1962 managerial...


'Highway 61,' Dylan's Weirdest, Funniest Album, Turns 50

August 27, 2015

Happy 50th birthday to Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan's strangest, funniest, most baffling and most perfect album. Released on August 30th, 1965, it arrived just five months after his previous masterpiece, Bringing It All Back Home, but this...


Bob Dylan's Electric Guitar in Newport for 50th Anniversary

July 25, 2015

An unannounced set by My Morning Jacket wasn't the only surprise on tap for this year's Newport Folk Festival: Exactly 50 years to the day that Bob Dylan famously "went electric" at the long-running fest, the electric guitar involved in that...


Flashback: Bob Dylan Covers 'Brown Sugar' in 2002

July 21, 2015

Bob Dylan's made a career out of confounding the expectations of his fans, and October 2002 was no different. He'd been off the road for a little over a month at that point, and when the Never Ending Tour started up again at Seattle's KeyArena he suddenly...

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Watch Bob Dylan's Lyrics Evolve Take by Take

October 26, 2015

When Rap Genius launched in 2009, its sole mission was to annotate hip-hop lyrics. But last year, it changed its name to Genius and dramatically broadened its scope to include all forms of music along with television shows, literature, movies and...


Go Behind the Scenes of Bob Dylan's 'Highway 61' Cover

October 13, 2015

The next installment of Bob Dylan's epic Bootleg Series, The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12, zeroes in on Dylan's early electric period, presenting dozens of outtakes from the albums Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61...


Inside Bob Dylan's Massive New Sixties Bootleg Series Trove

September 24, 2015

Between January 1965 and February 1966, Bob Dylan wrote and recorded his first three electric albums, breaking from folk music and forever changing the course of his career and of rock itself. And as his exhaustive new studio-outtakes box set reveals,...


Bob Dylan and Levon Helm Collaborators Step Into Spotlight

September 17, 2015

In the mid-Eighties, Teresa Williams came to New York City as a young country singer to play a gig at the Bottom Line. The venue supplied her with a pick-up band, and one musician in particular caught her ear: "He was playing pedal steel, and he was doing...


Sock It to Me: A Brief History of Rock & Roll Variety Shows

September 10, 2015

When Neil Patrick Harris returns to TV next week, he won't be cracking jokes in another sitcom. Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (debuting on September 15th on NBC) marks the return — overdue or not  — of the variety show, that...


Bob Dylan and the Band's Big Pink Opened as Vacation Rental

August 29, 2015

Big Pink, the West Saugerties, New York house that served as the setting for Bob Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes sessions in 1967, is now available as a vacation rental. The salmon-colored abode, which also lent its name to the Band's classic...


Bob Johnston, Bob Dylan Producer, Dead at 83

August 16, 2015

Bob Johnston, a staff producer at Columbia Records who worked on legendary LPs like Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison and Simon & Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, passed away Friday at a Nashville hospice....


Bob Dylan, Jack White Celebrate Chicago Blues in New Doc

July 23, 2015

Bob Dylan, Jack White and the late B.B. King are among the scores of musicians featured in the new documentary, Born in Chicago, which chronicles the remarkable transformation and evolution of the blues that took place in the city during...