News featuring Bob Dylan

The following news stories mention Bob Dylan. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

’15 Mar 24 Tue

Tuesday 24th March

  • Bob Dylan-Inspired the New Basement Tapes Get DVD Documentary

    Last year, some famous collaborators got together to record an album's worth of newly discovered Bob Dylan lyrics dating back to 1967, and the results were released as Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes. The project was filmed for a Showtime documentary called Lost Songs – The Basement Tapes Continued, which aired back in the fall, and now it is getting released through Eagle Rock Entertainment on May 26. The film will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. It was directed by Sam Jones (who also directed Wilco's 2002 doc I Am Trying to Break Your...

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’15 Mar 18 Wed

Wednesday 18th March

  • Norman Blake: Wood, Wire & Words

    Calling an album consisting of a dozen original songs traditional may seem strange, but Wood, Wire & Wood surely is. Blake pens story songs about past events and composes instrumentals with roots in an earlier period.

    Most acoustic music fans know Norman Blake from his early days the late sixties and early seventies. He served as a regular on the Johnny Cash television show, recorded with Bob Dylan on his seminal country release Nashville Skyline, belonged to John Hartford's revolutionary bluegrass band, and received a gold record for his participation on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's renowned, Will the Circle be Unbroken album. While Blake has released over three dozen records…

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’15 Mar 9 Mon

Monday 9th March

  • Tom Paxton: Redemption Road

    In some ways, the line from his first album in 1962 to this one is straight and short, especially when one considers that Paxton has released more than 50 discs over the years.

    "I changed by not changing at all." -- Pearl Jam, "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town According to the late, great Dave Van Ronk, Tom Paxton initiated the change from folk musicians performing traditional material to writing their own songs. While historians commonly credit Bob Dylan for this, Paxton was on the scene first and achieved widespread local popularity for his self-written tunes. Van Ronk should know. He was there at the…

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’15 Mar 3 Tue

Tuesday 3rd March

  • 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 […]

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  • Bob Dylan Has Another Album of Sinatra Covers, Says Daniel Lanois

    Bob Dylan released his Frank Sinatra tribute album Shadows in the Night last month, but it turns out that the septuagenarian songwriter might have another album's worth of covers up his sleeve. This news comes from producer Daniel Lanois, who has worked with Dylan a couple of times in the past. According to him, Dylan has a second LP of Sinatra covers ready to go. "He came to my house eight or six months ago and spent a few hours," he told the Vancouver Sun. "We listened to 21 songs — because he's made two records of this [Sinatra project]." Shadows in...

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  • Bob Dylan has second album of standards, says Daniel Lanois

    Producer says Dylan has ‘made two records’ from his sessions of songs associated with Frank Sinatra

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  • Everything Has Changed, Nothing Has Changed: Music in a Post-9/11 World

    The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.

    One particular Tuesday morning during my final semester in college was going to be a busy one. I had to first stop at Homer's Music in Lincoln, Nebraska, and pick up the new Bob Dylan album, "Love and Theft". I would then review it for the college newspaper. After that, I had to go to class, and then head to my other job. On top of this, I was already running late. I didn't turn…

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’15 Mar 2 Mon

Monday 2nd March

  • Bob Dylan premieres video for “The Night We Called It A Day” — watch

    Film noir-inspired clip sees Dylan wrapped up in a messy love triangle.

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  • Bob Dylan - "The Night We Called It a Day" (video)

    The legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan gets away with murder in the old-timey noir music video of his Frank Sinatra cover "The Night We Called It a Day".

    In his eight out of ten PopMatters review of Bob Dylan's Frank Sinatra covers album Shadows in the Night, Steve Horowitz writes, "Dylan has coyly said he’s not covering these Sinatra songs, he’s uncovering them from the weight of all those who have added their dross to the originals. There’s no sarcasm, cynicism, or irony on this disc; no hipster coolness, no vocal embellishments. Shadows in the Night is clearly an act of love and…

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’15 Feb 16 Mon

Monday 16th February

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