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50 Years Later, Bob Dylan’s Electric Guitar Returns To Newport

Fifty years ago today, on July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan scandalized the folk world by (gasp!) plugging his guitar in and launching into “Maggie’s Farm.” Now, that very same “Dylan goes electric” electric guitar has found its way back to the Newport Folk Festival, as the AP reports. “Dylan’s guitar is home,” festival producer Jay… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Sinead O’Connor Says Music Has Officially Died Because Of Kim Kardashian

Sinead O’Connor has joined the chorus of Kim Kardashian haters, and done so with a bang. In a scathing Facebook post, O’Connor declared that music itself has been killed, thanks to Kardashian’s recent Rolling Stone cover. More »

By: Caitlin White / July 14, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Amoeba Is Selling Its Most Expensive Record Ever

Last month, California’s famous record chain Amoeba Music acquired a large collection of vinyl from an “iconic industry family” located in New Jersey. One of the records in that collection turned out to be a test pressing of Bob Dylan’s 1975 classic Blood On The Tracks — one of five they say is in existence… More »

By: James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Watch A 10-Year-Old Tinashe Sing “The Times They Are A-Changin'” To Bob Dylan

Before she broke through as an airy R&B star, Tinashe was a child actress. Quite recently, in fact, she was playing the kid’s girlfriend on Two And A Half Men. And as it turns out, one of her early roles offered some indication of the singer she’d become. Tinashe had a short appearance in MaskedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 26, 2015 - 9:46 am

Watch Bob Dylan’s Willfully Strange Performance On David Letterman’s Penultimate Show

David Letterman’s last-ever Late Show will air tonight. But if Letterman somehow doesn’t make it to work today, last night’s show was a pretty good one to go out on. The episode had appearances from a couple of American legends who also happen to be perverse old kooks. Bill Murray, maybe Letterman’s favorite guest ever,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2015 - 8:40 am

Bob Dylan To Perform On Second-To-Last Late Show, First Letterman Appearance In 22 Years

Bob Dylan will perform on the second-to-last night of David Letterman’s longstanding career as host of The Late Show. Dylan rarely makes late-night TV appearances, and hasn’t been on The Late Show since 1993. Dylan is technically Letterman’s final musical guest; the last show, which airs Wednesday 5/20, will feature “an hour filled with surprises.”… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 15, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Very Candid Pete Townshend Talks Dylan, Springsteen, Zeppelin, Spotify, And Why He Doesn’t Enjoy Performing

This spring, Pete Townshend and the Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour, which has been billed as their last major outing. Townshend will turn 70 on 5/19, and one can assume that playing a show every other night gets old after awhile. In a remarkably candid interview with Rolling Stone, Townshend speculates about… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

The 9 Most Expensive Record Store Day 2015 Flips On eBay

Another Record Store Day has come and gone, and now we get to sit back and watch the lucky few who managed to snag exclusive releases turn them around on eBay for much more than they originally paid. We looked at auctions that had at least one bid — meaning that they will more tha… More »

By: James Rettig / April 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week’s column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh’s great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

Bob Dylan Recorded A Second Album Of Sinatra Covers

Last month, Bob Dylan released Shadows In The Night, a full album of nothing but Frank Sinatra covers. It is absolutely crazy that he did this! Dylan is an all-time great, of course, and apparently he’s been a Sinatra fan for decades, but he must know that his voice sounds like a toad’s death-rattle. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Bob Dylan – “The Night We Called It A Day” Video

Last month, Bob Dylan released his Frank Sinatra tribute album Shadows In The Night, and today we’re graced with an accompanying video for the classic song “The Night We Called It A Day.” Dylan stars alongside Robert Davi and Tracy Phillips in a black and white, noirish love triangle drama gone awry. Showgirls! Intrigue! A… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 2, 2015 - 11:13 am

Noel Gallagher Explains Why Seinfeld Is The Best And Alt-J Can Fuck Off

When we spoke with Noel Gallagher recently, the ex-Oasis guitarist had harsh words for Beyoncé and Kanye West. Gallagher loves to run his mouth — and I love to hear him running it — so of course he had some more vitriol to spew when Rolling Stone caught up with him, and of course I’m… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 27, 2015 - 11:16 am

Hear Kevin Morby Cover Bob Dylan, The Germs, & Silver Jews For Aquarium Drunkard

Kevin Morby has been a member of two of my favorite bands, Babies and Woods, but his solo work is just as compelling as any collaboration. In that vein, he did three incredible covers for Aquarium Drunkard prior to his upcoming week-long tour with Jessica Pratt. While he was at it, Morby also offered u… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 19, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Bob Dylan Downplays Merle Haggard Diss, Praises Springsteen, Maintains That Steely Dan Is Not Rock In MusiCares Postmortem

Bob Dylan was honored at the 2015 MusiCares Gala as Person Of The Year last week prior to the Grammys, and his hour-and-a-half-long speech about the music industry became an event in itself. Today, on Dylan’s website, a new interview with TV executive Bill Flanagan popped up, clarifying and expanding on multiple points from the… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 13, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Preview Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, & Neil Young Covering Bob Dylan At The MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

As part of last weekend’s Grammy festivities, Bob Dylan was honored as MusiCares Person Of The Year. You probably heard about him trash-talking Merle Haggard and others, but there was also a bunch of tribute performances by a litany of music legends. The video below excerpts speeches by Dylan, Jimmy Carter, and NARAS president Neil… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Bob Dylan Disses His Critics And Gets Covered By Jack White, Beck, And Bruce Springsteen At MusiCares Tribute

Last night, Bob Dylan was honored with the Person Of The Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Gala. Jack White, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alanis Morissette, and more performed Dylan’s songs throughout the event, but Dylan did not end up performing himself. Instead, after… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Bob Dylan – “That Lucky Old Sun” (Frank Sinatra Cover)

Last week, Bob Dylan gave his first interview in three years to AARP Magazine, in which he discussed his forthcoming album, Shadows In The Night, and his love of Frank Sinatra. The new Dylan LP can’t even really be considered his own — it’s a collection of songs that Sinatra made famous way back whe… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 29, 2015 - 11:14 am

Bob Dylan Gives First Interview In 3 Years To AARP

Former Rolling Stone Managing Editor Robert Love interviewed Bob Dylan for AARP (where Love now serves as Editor In Chief) about Dylan’s forthcoming record, Shadows In The Night. It’s Dylan’s first interview in three years. This doesn’t really seem like such a big deal, but as Love points out, “For a man who has lived… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Bob Dylan – “Stay With Me”

A new Bob Dylan album in 2015 could’ve gone any number of directions, but the one he ended up going with is still a surprise. In a couple of weeks, Dylan will release his new LP Shadows In The Night, and it’s a collection of songs that Frank Sinatra made famous. There’s a world of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2015 - 8:49 am

Jimmy Carter, Bruce Springsteen To Honor Bob Dylan At MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

We already reported that the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences was planning to present Bob Dylan with its MusiCares Person Of The Year Award at a February gala, and that Beck, Jack White, the Black Keys, and many others would perform. But now the list of dignitaries just got a little more impressive. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015 - 4:19 pm
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