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Bob Dylan Sings 'I Shall Be Released' With Elvis Costello

September 30, 2014

By the spring of 1995 Bob Dylan had been on the road for a solid eight years, and even though the general public and the media were barely paying attention, his shows were starting to get really, really good. Trying to pinpoint the exact reason why...


Jack White Reveals Poignant Bob Dylan Convo

September 16, 2014

Jack White is often credited with keeping the rock & roll spirit alive in the new millennium, but if you ask him, he'd rather be making music in any other decade besides this one. That's what the Lazaretto rocker tells veteran...


Hear Elvis Costello's 'New Basement Tapes' Track

September 2, 2014

"Married to My Hack," a song from the album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes – on which a supergroup of musicians have set music to recently rediscovered Bob Dylan lyrics – has come out, and it features Elvis Costello on lead vocals....


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...


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...


'Dylan's Gospel' Mini-Documentary

February 10, 2014

In the summer of 1969, producer Lou Adler gathered 27 of the best backup singers in Los Angeles to cover the music of Bob Dylan during a marathon two-day session. "Sometimes there were more than 27 voices," Adler told Rolling Stone in 1969, "because on...


The Byrds Jam with Bob Dylan

January 9, 2014

In February 1990, a little over a year after Roy Orbison died from a sudden heart attack, an all-star tribute concert was held in his honor at the Universal Ampitheater in Los Angeles. Everyone from John Lee Hooker to B.B. King to Iggy Pop played...


Bob Dylan Duets With Tom Petty

November 21, 2013

Bob Dylan and Tom Petty were just three weeks into their 1986 True Confessions world tour when they brought in a professional camera crew to film a two-night stand at Sydney, Australia's Entertainment Centre. Dylan had made the mistake of chronicling...


Bob Dylan Plays for Obama

September 10, 2013

Nobody quite knew what was going to happen when Bob Dylan took the stage at the White House's Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement concert in February of 2010. Organizers were pretty certain he was going to play 'The Times They Are-A Changin',"...


Flashback: Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson Duet

May 15, 2013

Willie Nelson's 60th birthday concert in 1993 featured luminaries from Ray Charles and B.B. King to Bill Clinton and Gary Busey. Even Roseanne and Tom Arnold dropped by. The highlight of the night, however, was Willie's duet with Bob Dylan on "Pancho...


Flashback: Bob Dylan's 1971 Live Comeback

December 14, 2012

By the summer of 1971, Bob Dylan was something of an apparition. He'd moved back to New York's Greenwich Village with his rapidly growing family, but he fiercely guarded their privacy and was rarely seen in public. The fact that deranged fan A.J. Weberman...


Watch Adam Levine Impersonate Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson

September 3, 2014

Throughout his late-night tenure, Jimmy Fallon has reigned as King of the Musical Impression. (Remember his take on Neil Young singing the Fresh Prince theme? 'Nuff said.) But the comedian faced stiff competition on Tuesday night's Tonight...


Bob Dylan Sings 'Changing of the Guards' in 1978

September 2, 2014

Bob Dylan's 1978 world tour is widely derided as one of the lowest moments of the songwriter's long career, a soulless, 114-date greatest hits revue with a bloated 11-piece band that seemed to be on loan from Neil Diamond or the recently-deceased Elvis...


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....


Bob Dylan Finds Jesus in 1980

February 25, 2014

Bob Dylan famously pissed off crowds on his 1965/'66 tour by playing electric music, but in 1979 he took audience provocation to the next level by presenting a night of music devoted exclusively to selections from his new gospel records, often pausing...


Dylan Teases All-Star Show

January 21, 2014

Twenty-two years ago, Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan a 30th anniversary bash at Madison Square Garden with one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock. Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, the Band, Pearl Jam,...


See What's Inside 'Llewyn Davis'

December 5, 2013

This week on At the Movies, Peter Travers highlights Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers' love letter to 1960s Greenwich Village and one of our fearless critic's top picks for 2013. The film follows a down-on-his-luck folk singer (Oscar Isaac)...


Sinead O'Connor Gets Booed

November 19, 2013

In 1992, less than two weeks after tearing up a photo of the Pope on Saturday Night Live, Sinead O'Connor took the stage at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. "I'm real proud to introduce this next artist," said Kris Kristofferson....


Premiere: Bob Dylan's Lost 1970 Gem

August 7, 2013

Bob Dylan ran through the 18th century English folk song "Pretty Saro" six consecutive times during the Self Portrait sessions in March 1970, but none of those versions made the final cut for the album and the song remained in Columbia's vault for the...


Masked Marauders 'Supergroup' Exposed

April 8, 2013

Back in 1969, there would have been no bigger supergroup than one that included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan. So Greil Marcus created it. The former Rolling Stone reviews editor wrote a review of an album by the Masked...