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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

Watch Ryan Adams Perform “Gimme Something Good” With Don Was On The Late Late Show

Ryan Adams performed an acoustic version of “Gimme Something Good” last night on The Late Late Show, which was guest hosted by Judd Apatow. He was accompanied by legendary musician Don Was for a somber rendition of the Ryan Adams track. Watch video of the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015 - 12:11 pm

The New Ryan Adams Album Kills Parakeets, Turns People Into Zombies, Makes Great Soup

Ryan Adams has a new album out, and he is happy to let you know about it in conventional ways, such as the strong music video he made for first single “Gimme Something Good,” or like giving Stereogum an interview. But as a firm, devout believer in Goofy Shit, Adams also enjoys promotional approaches like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Watch Ryan Adams Play Conan

Ryan Adams has been getting some mileage out of “Shine Through The Dark,” a song he originally recorded for the 2011 benefit comp Live From Nowhere Near You and re-recorded for the soundtrack to Judd Apatow’s new flick, This Is 40. Considering Adams has hundreds of hours of unreleased music clogging up hard-drive space, I’m… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 14, 2012 - 10:48 am