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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 –...


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...


Rare Pressing of Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' Found

July 2, 2015

A test pressing of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks – one of rock's rarest records with only five known existing copies – is now available thanks to Amoeba Music. The West Coast record chain recently acquired the test pressing of the classic...


Weekend Rock: What's Bob Dylan's Best Song of the 1980s?

June 12, 2015

A new Bob Dylan book is coming out in a couple of months that goes through his entire catalog called Dylan: Disc by Disc. Featuring interviews with everyone from Questlove to Ric Ocasek and Robert Christgau, it devotes a chapter to each album in...


Bob Dylan Gives Rare Late-Night Performance on 'Letterman'

May 20, 2015

For the final scheduled musical guest in David Letterman's Late Show history, the retiring host welcomed Bob Dylan, who he considers "the greatest songwriter of modern times." Dylan, making a rare late-night television appearance, performed the oft-covered...


Bob Dylan Has Recorded Another Album of Frank Sinatra Songs

March 3, 2015

Occasional Bob Dylan collaborator Daniel Lanois has revealed that the singer-songwriter's venture into standards might not be limited to last month's Shadows in the Night. "He came to my house eight or six months ago and spent a few hours," the producer...


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...


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,...


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...


Bob Dylan Recorded 'Like a Rolling Stone' 50 Years Ago Today

June 16, 2015

It was exactly 50 years ago today that Bob Dylan walked into Studio A at Columbia Records in New York and recorded "Like a Rolling Stone," which we have called the single greatest song of all time. The track was on store shelves just a...


Hear Blake Shelton's Passionate Bob Dylan Cover

June 3, 2015

Blake Shelton will soon be heard on movie screens across the country, performing a familiar song for the upcoming family adventure film, Max. The theme tune, "Forever Young" was penned by songwriting legend Bob Dylan and has, since its initial 1974 release,...


Jimmy Fallon, Ethan Hawke Play Bob Dylan Lullabies

April 1, 2015

Bob Dylan is a legendary singer-songwriter and folk/rock icon. But his easily parodied voice doesn't exactly scream "lullaby crooning." Jimmy Fallon and Ethan Hawke proved that fact during Tuesday's Tonight Show, performing a handful of classic...


Watch Bob Dylan Navigate a Bloody Love Triangle in New Video

March 2, 2015

Bob Dylan mined the Frank Sinatra catalog for his new covers album Shadows in the Night, and for the video for the 1940s standard "The Night We Called It a Day," the rock legend revisits the stark black-and-white, smoky nightclubs and double-crossing...


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...