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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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See New Basement Tapes Bring Swinging Rockers to 'Kimmel'

November 20, 2014

My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens took turns leading the New Basement Tapes supergroup through two tracks on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night, performing both "Nothing to It" and "Duncan and Jimmy" along with...

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'The Art of McCartney': The Making of a Massive Tribute LP

November 13, 2014

Over the past two decades, producer Ralph Sall has assembled all-star albums honoring everything from Saturday-morning cartoon themes to the Grateful Dead. In 2003, he decided to embark on his biggest project yet: a massive Paul McCartney tribute record....

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The New Basement Tapes Get 'Lost on the River'

November 11, 2014

Elvis Costello took the reins of the New Basement Tapes on The Tonight Show Monday night, leading the supergroup — which also features My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith and the Carolina...

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Bob Dylan Wanted to Record With the Beatles and Stones

November 7, 2014

Few figures in rock history have a more impressive résumé than Glyn Johns. Throughout the 1960s the producer/engineer worked on albums by the Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed), the Beatles (Let...

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Bob Dylan's Rapping Grandson Returns

November 4, 2014

"When you're 15 years old and you want to do a mixtape, that's a great thing. But normally, you'd put it out and 50 people listen to it, not 500,000." In 2011, rapper-producer Pablo Dylan uploaded his debut mixtape 10 Minutes to SoundCloud. The...

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See the Beatles, Bob Dylan Beatbox in Stunning Video

October 21, 2014

In Roy Kafri's innovative music video for "Mayokero," we discover what your album covers do when nobody's looking: They form an all-star beatboxing posse. The video seamlessly animates classic covers like the Beatles' Revolver, David Bowie's Aladdin Sane...

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Hear the New Basement Tapes' Bob Dylan-Penned 'Spanish Mary'

October 14, 2014

The New Basement Tapes is a supergroup featuring Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford that took recently discovered and unrecorded Bob Dylan lyrics from The Basement Tapes era and put the...

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Every Bob Dylan Lyric Ever to Fill 13-Pound Book

October 8, 2014

A new book, The Lyrics: Since 1962, will collect every lyric Bob Dylan has ever recorded – on his albums and official bootlegs – to make what the president and publisher of Simon & Schuster, Jonathan Karp, has called "the biggest, most...

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Swedish Scientists Hide Bob Dylan Lyrics in Articles

September 29, 2014

For nearly two decades, a group of Swedish scientists have been amusing one another by seeing who can conceal the most Bob Dylan lyrics in their scholarly articles before retirement. The competition dates back to a scientific paper about farts titled,...

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Bob Dylan Tribute Concert Enlists Neil Young, Beck

September 23, 2014

The Recording Academy has named Bob Dylan as its MusiCares Person of the Year for 2015. The influential singer-songwriter will be honored at a special ceremony two days before the Grammys on February 6th. As with Carole King's ceremony earlier this...

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The New Basement Tapes Take 'Ellen' to 'Kansas City'

November 15, 2014

Just a few days after hitting The Tonight Show, the New Basement Tapes supergroup closed the week out on Friday by showcasing their lost Bob Dylan songs project on Ellen. The band, combining the talents of Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim...

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Stream Paul McCartney Covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson

November 12, 2014

The 34-track entirety of The Art of McCartney, the compilation featuring a bevy of all-star musician covering songs Paul McCartney wrote with the Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist, is now streaming. Among them are Bob Dylan ("Things We Said Today"),...

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Bob Dylan's 'Slapstick' Period Revealed

November 10, 2014

Producer and writer Larry Charles has revealed that he and Bob Dylan conceived a surrealist comedy series for HBO in the Nineties that never came to fruition. "He'd gotten deeply into Jerry Lewis, and he wanted to make a slapstick comedy," the TV vet...

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The Untold Story of Dylan's 'Basement Tapes': The New Issue

November 5, 2014

Forty-six years after Rolling Stone first alerted the world to the existence of Bob Dylan's secret Basement Tapes sessions, the complete recordings are finally getting a commercial release — and we're commemorating the occasion with a cover...

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Bob Dylan Releasing New Album In 2015

October 31, 2014

Bob Dylan's upcoming covers disc Shadows In The Night is officially slated for a 2015 release, according to an ad inserted into advance copies of Dylan's new The Basement Tapes Complete box set. News of the LP first came in May when Dylan posted...

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Watch Dave Grohl's Surprise Rolling Stones, Dylan Cover

October 14, 2014

Hours after teaming up with Zac Brown for a quadruple-guitar cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" for Late Show With David Letterman, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins headed downtown to cover the Rolling Stones'...

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'Cats' Honored for Work With Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash

October 14, 2014

"Nashville Cats" wasn't just a huge Lovin' Spoonful hit from 1966. It's also the name given to a group of A-list musicians who, from the late Sixties on, backed not only some of the greatest country artists of the era but a number of acts outside the...

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Watch Bill Murray Sing Bob Dylan's 'Shelter From the Storm'

October 6, 2014

In what is easily Bill Murray's best singing performance since he gutted out Roxy Music's "More Than This" at karaoke in Lost in Translation, the beloved actor harmonizes along with Bob Dylan's classic "Shelter From the Storm" in the new film St....

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Mac Wiseman Talks Jamming With Dylan, Hall of Fame Honor

September 26, 2014

Mac Wiseman has a thing for the holidays. At his house, tucked away in a suburban neighborhood near Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, it could be December: There's a faux Christmas tree in the corner with colored lights, a plate of freshly baked cookies...

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