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In case you're confused about the various Bob Dylan Basement Tapes projects coming out this November, there are two separate endeavors: The New Basement Tapes is an all-star lineup of musicians led…   Read Story »
For years, The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan's 1967 recordings with the Band, went unreleased; the heavily bootlegged album only saw release in 1975. And many of the songs that they recorded together…   Read Story »
Bob Dylan recorded his storied and much-bootlegged Basement Tapes with the Band in 1967, and they didn't see official release until eight years later. A new box-set version of the tapes is coming out…   Read Story »
This past weekend, the CBGB Festival -- which couldn't possibly have less to do with the grimy, legendary, shut-down New York club that gave it its name -- came to New York's Times Square, bringing…   Read Story »
The Band has a deserved reputation as one of the true oracles of American music at its essence -- their seamless distillation of blues, jazz, folk, country, rockabilly, and soul can tell a…   Read Story »
It's that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day) has returned. I've been going to Record Store Day since…   Read Story »
Today, we got to hear "Toast To Freedom," one of the last songs Levon Helm recorded. And now here's a video of Bruce Springsteen at last night's Newark show, singing one of the songs Helm made…   Read Story »
The night that we lost Levon Helm, the great singer/drummer for the Band, Bon Iver played tribute by covering the Band's "Ophelia." One night after that, in their headlining spot at the second…   Read Story »
Yesterday, the great Levon Helm, of the band, finally lost his long fight with cancer. And last night, in a touching and classy moment, Bon Iver, onstage in San Francisco, covered the Band's…   Read Story »
Rolling Stone reports that Levon Helm, the great Americana drummer and singer, has died in New York, a few days after his family posted a statement that he was in the "final stages" of cancer. Helm,…   Read Story »