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Hear Jim James, Elvis Costello Take on Bob Dylan

August 19, 2014

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford are among those who take on Bob Dylan in "Nothing to It," the first track released from Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes.  The new album...

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40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

August 15, 2014

The movies started flirting with what would be called "rock & roll" from the very beginning, slapping Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" onto a scene in the juvenile-delinquent drama The Blackboard Jungle (1955) and co-opting Elvis...

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20 Obscure But Awesome Willie Nelson Tracks

August 13, 2014

"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" was Willie Nelson's first Number One as a singer. Patsy Cline's version of Nelson's "Crazy" is on the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. And "On the Road Again" ranks as the quintessential traveling sing-along,...

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Johnny Depp to Strum 'Lost' Dylan Song

August 4, 2014

When a gig prevented Elvis Costello from making a recording session for Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes – an album of "lost" Bob Dylan lyrics that Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James, among others, have set to music...

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7 Reasons Why Hootie Was Country All Along

July 10, 2014

Long before he rebranded himself as a chart-topping country singer, Darius Rucker built his reputation as "Hootie," the baritone-voiced frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish. The group specialized in pop songs disguised as bar-band tunes — or was...

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Old Crow Medicine Show Team With Bob Dylan

July 7, 2014

"Country music has a lot to learn from Bob Dylan," Ketch Secor muses to Rolling Stone Country. "Bob Dylan might be the most important country music maker in the 20th century…. But we don’t know it. We think it's Hank [Williams Sr.]." Old...

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Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan Head 'North'

July 1, 2014

In 1969, there was no bigger star in country music than Johnny Cash, and although he had scored a few pop hits throughout his career, the peak of his pop-chart success came with the Number Two smash, "A Boy Named Sue," recorded live at San Quentin Prison....

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Jeff Bridges on Touring, Dylan and Revisiting 'Lebowski'

June 23, 2014

For the last couple of years, actor Jeff Bridges has been making music with and touring with a backing band called the Abiders, a group of Santa Barbara, California musicians whose name pays homage to one of the most memorable lines in Bridges' most memorable...

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Bob Dylan's 10 Craziest Fans

May 16, 2014

The body of scholarship on Bob Dylan rivals that on Shakespeare or James Joyce. Literary critics like Christopher Ricks have written a books about him, Rolling Stone's first reviews editor, Greil Marcus, has added three of his own and Princeton professor...

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Bob Dylan Plans New Album, Drops Sinatra Cover

May 13, 2014

Without any warning or anticipation, Bob Dylan posted a cover of Frank Sinatra's 1945 hit "Full Moon and Empty Arms" on his website, the first song from an upcoming new album by the 72-year-old musician. The 10 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs ​"This track...

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Neil Young's New Covers Album Available Right Now

April 18, 2014

Neil Young's new covers record A Letter Home has been released through Jack White's Third Man records just in time for Record Store Day. There's been no formal announcement, but Third Man is accepting orders for the vinyl version right now through their...

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Sixties New York Rock Figure Manny Roth Dead at 95

July 31, 2014

Manny Roth, founder of the New York City club Cafe Wha? – where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and more played in their formative years – has died. He was 95. The Truth Behind Bob Dylan's First Encounter With Cafe Wha? "He was...

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Kip Moore's Campfire Playlist

July 9, 2014

Brooklyn, Michigan is the spot for three days of country music and camping, as the Faster Horses Festival gallops to town July 18-20. This year's lineup is seemingly plucked straight from the CMA Awards red carpet, as it includes huge stars such as Kip...

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More Than 100 Rare Bob Dylan Acetates Discovered

July 1, 2014

Record collector Jeff Gold recently discovered 149 acetates of in-progress versions of songs that Bob Dylan made as he was recording his 1969 LP Nashville Skyline and his two 1970 albums, Self Portrait and New Morning. The rock and folk icon used these...

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'Like a Rolling Stone' Lyrics Sell for $2 Million

June 24, 2014

A draft of Bob Dylan's lyrics for his groundbreaking 1965 song "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for $2.045 million at auction Tuesday afternoon. 10 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs: Bono on "Like a Rolling Stone" The lyrics were sold to an unidentified bidder...

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Bob Dylan Debuts 'Hurricane' in 1975

May 22, 2014

Bob Dylan was more than a decade past his protest-song period when he came across Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's book The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472 in the summer of 1975. Carter was a middleweight boxer that was arrested in...

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Help Fund D.A. Pennebaker's Film About Animal Abuse

May 15, 2014

D. A. Pennebaker — the filmmaker behind the famed 1967 Bob Dylan documentary, Don't Look Back — and his longtime partner Chris Hegedus have started a Kickstarter to fund their latest project, Unlocking the Cage, which chronicles the work...

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'Like a Rolling Stone' Lyrics Going Up for Auction

May 1, 2014

Bob Dylan's original lyrics for his landmark 1965 song "Like a Rolling Stone" is heading to auction this summer. 10 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs: Bono on "Like a Rolling Stone" Sotheby's announced Thursday that it will make available "the only known...

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead at 76

April 20, 2014

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful imprisonment inspired Bob Dylan's stirring 1975 song "Hurricane," died on Sunday morning at the age of 76. He had been suffering from prostate cancer and died in his sleep at his Toronto home, the New...

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