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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...


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...


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...


Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings With Country's Leading Ladies

May 20, 2015

Bob Dylan took the Ed Sullivan Theater stage as David Letterman's second-to-last musical guest Tuesday night, returning to the Late Show nearly two decades since playing "Forever Young" in 1993. But it was his appearance the year prior on the Titanic...


Flashback: Bob Dylan Play 'Hazel' in Rare 'Last Waltz' Video

April 14, 2015

When the Band decided to stage a farewell concert on Thanksgiving in 1976 they wanted to pack the stage with as many rock icons as possible, making even the Concert for Bangladesh seem like a minor affair by comparison. They aimed high, inviting Neil...


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...


Watch Bob Dylan Perform Private Concert for One Lucky Fan

December 13, 2014

Last month, one incredibly lucky Bob Dylan superfan named Fredrik Wikingsson was treated to a private Dylan concert at Philadelphia's Academy of Music. That gig, with Wikingsson the only person in the audience, was part of a Swedish film series...


Watch Elvis Costello Lead a 'New Basement Tapes' Jam

October 30, 2014

Twenty-fourteen, it seems, is the year of the Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967 and first reported in a 1968 Rolling Stone cover story, the legendary collaborations between Bob Dylan and the Band were partially released in 1975 and...


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'...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings 'Heaven's Door' With Van Morrison

January 6, 2015

Bob Dylan's career was in a real upswing when he launched a European tour with special guest Van Morrison in the summer of 1998. Earlier that year his comeback album Time Out of Mind won a Grammy for Album of the Year, and even a stage crash by a mysterious...


Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings 'Dark Eyes' With Patti Smith

November 11, 2014

When Bob Dylan invited Patti Smith to serve as opening act on the final dates of his 1995 tour, he gave her a pretty amazing offer. "He gave me the opportunity to choose any song from his catalog and we could do it together," Smith said. "So I looked...


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...


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...


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...