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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

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. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015

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! More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 2, 2015

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 27, 2015

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… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 19, 2015

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 point… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 13, 2015

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015

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

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… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 29, 2015

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015

Watch Bob Dylan Play A Show For One Guy

Last month, we found out that Bob Dylan had played a show in Philadelphia for just one person as part of the Swedish film series Experiment Ensam, which sets people up in situations alone that they would normally experience with a crowd. The lucky attendee was Swedish superfan Fredik Wikingsson, who had seen Dyla… More »

By: James Rettig / December 13, 2014

Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night Details

A few months back, Bob Dylan confirmed that he would be releasing a new album next year called Shadows In The Night, and that it would consist of all Frank Sinatra covers, including his cover of "Full Moon And Empty Arms" that came out earlier this year. Now, Dylan has released some… More »

By: James Rettig / December 9, 2014

Listen To Bob Dylan’s First Non-Print Interview In 10 Years

Bob Dylan gave his first non-print interview since 2004 to talk about The Basement Tapes era, which recently got two notable releases: one of rarities from Dylan himself called The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 and another from supergroup the New Basement Tapes that recorded some of Dylan's unreleased songs from… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014

Bob Dylan Played A Show For One Person

Yesterday, Bob Dylan played a show at Philadelphia's Academy Of Music, and there was exactly one person in the audience: Fredrik Wikingsson, a 41-year-old Swedish superfan. Dylan and his band played four songs: Buddy Holly's "Heartbeat," Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill," Chuck Wills's "It's Too Late (She's Gone)," and an as-yet-unidentified blues song. Wikingsson liked it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014

Watch 6 Songs From Showtime’s Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued Starring Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, & More

The all-star Bob Dylan tribute band known as the New Basement Tapes released Lost On The River, their album of refurbished Dylan songwriting scraps, earlier this month. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST Showtime will air Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, a special in which the band -- featuring Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcu… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2014

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play Two Songs On Kimmel

The New Basement Tapes -- which features Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford, among others -- is a supergroup that exists entirely to finish up unfinished songs from Bob Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes. The group released its own Lost On The River album recently, and they've… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014

Download Eddie Vedder’s Intimate, Covers-Filled Charity Show At Microsoft Last Month

Eddie Vedder played an intimate benefit show for EB Research, the charity he's been vocally supporting lately, last month at Microsoft's Seattle headquarters. The Pearl Jam frontman played songs by John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Indio and, uh, Amanda Palmer, as well as many Pearl Jam originals and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play “Kansas City” On Ellen

The New Basement Tapes -- the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens -- made their television debut earlier this week on Jimmy Fallon, and they showed up on Ellen today to perform another track from their new record… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014
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