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Girls from the North Country

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:08:43 GMT

He was 20 years old. - After Dylan was in a serious motorcycle accident in 1966, he withdrew from touring and returned to a simpler, acoustic sound.




Rolling Stone at 50: Interviewing Bob Dylan

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:38:14 GMT

On June 3rd, 1968, eight months after the first issue of Rolling Stone hit newsstands, editor and publisher Jann Wenner sat down at a typewriter and wrote Bob Dylan a letter. "I don't mean to add to the number of people that pester you every day," he wrote.




One, two, three, four! What makes a protest song really soar?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:17:32 GMT

As protest marches fill streets in cities across the country, participants are putting their concerns to song and, increasingly, to percussive chants. It's part of a long tradition of songs sung in protest against racial discrimination, wars, union busting, hippie culture, social injustices - even against protests.




RJ Thompson - The Times They Are A-Changin'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:00:57 GMT

Back in 1964 Bob Dylan released his third studio album, The Times They Are A-Changin'. At the time of it's release the album did not necessarily resonate fully with his fans or the critics.




Metallica Announces North American WorldWired Tour 2017

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:56:09 GMT

After nearly eight years, Metallica has finally announced another full-scale North American tour. The band detailed 25 dates at stadiums, arenas and festivals between May 10 and August 16. Metallica's "WorldWired Tour" comes in support of the recently released HardwiredTo Self-Destruct .




'Transatlantic' trio are in session

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:14:17 GMT

THREE of the world's finest folk musicians will be taking to the stage at Nettlebed Village Club on Monday night . Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle will be familiar to fans of the BBC's acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, six series of which have been recorded to date.




Minnesotan musicians get shut out at the Grammys

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:33:37 GMT

Minnesota is in the house Sunday at the Grammys but will come home without any trophies. Mint Condition was a finalist for best R&B album and the prize went to Lalah Hathaway.




Tom Petty is feted by peers and industry leaders at record-breaking...

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:39:32 GMT

Tom Petty was joined by Stevie Nicks on Friday during an event honoring him as the Recording Academy's Person of the Year, a benefit for the MusiCares Foundation. Tom Petty was joined by Stevie Nicks on Friday during an event honoring him as the Recording Academy's Person of the Year, a benefit for the MusiCares Foundation.




Vintage photos of Bob Dylan and Greenwich Village in the '60s now browsable

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:40:02 GMT

Though the late photojournalist and Village Voice staffer Fred W. McDarrah was, according to his New York Times obit , a "self-described square," he's best known for photographing icons of the counterculture in the 1960s-both the people that made the scene what it was, and their haunts throughout Greenwich Village and beyond. His famous subjects are exactly the people you'd expect: Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, and other iconoclasts of the era.




Bob Dylan Announces 3-Night Residency In London This April

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:17:40 GMT

As part of a series of intimate UK shows from Bob Dylan And His Band, three further dates have been announced which will see the Nobel Prize winning American songwriter embark on a three-night residency in London this coming April. In addition to his shows in Cardiff, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and London's SSE Arena in May, Bob Dylan will be heading to the London Palladium on April 28th, 29th and 30th.




New lyrics incorporate classics

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:33:01 GMT

The Falcon Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald says that, in its lyrics, Bob Dylan's "Temporary Like Achilles" was heavily inspired by the story of "The Illiad." From English band Led Zeppelin's song "Achilles Last Stand," to Brad Pitt's performance as Achilles in "Troy" , Owen Ewald says that Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" has inspired numerous tributes to its characters and story in modern popular culture.




What Types of Protest Music Are People Buying at Record Shops in the Age of Trump?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:24:06 GMT

Nothing amps up a street protest like a blood-rushing, revolutionary soundtrack. And with hundreds of thousands of Americans taking to the streets over the first two weeks of the Trump administration to speak out against President Trump's controversial immigration order and rallying for women's rights , there has been a rush on finding the perfect songs, or songs, to get feet and minds moving.




Elton John pays emotional tribute to "kind and generous" late friend George Michael

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:46:19 GMT

In an emotional radio interview that will air today on Beats 1, Sir Elton describes the late singer as the "kindest and most generous man" and plays six tracks, including Nina Simone's I Put a Spell On You and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind, in his honour. He said: "I wanted to do a little tribute to him on the show because not only was he a good friend, but he was probably one of the most brilliant songwriters this country's ever produced, and certainly one of the best vocalists ever.




Joan Baez Talks Protest in the Trump Era: 'We're in for a Bumpy Ride'

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:57:45 GMT

In a voice as clear and unwavering as when she sang "We Shall Overcome" at the 1963 March on Washington, Joan Baez opened the San Francisco Women's March last month onstage with her acoustic guitar and a version of "No Nos Moveran," the Spanish version of "We Shall Not Be Moved." She also dedicated Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" to Barack and Michelle Obama and declared: "Women, we need to be empathetic when there is no empathy.




Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett goes it alone with new solo album

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:27:36 GMT

It didn't seem possible for Dave Simonett to find humor anywhere among the scorched and wasted landscape that is his captivating new record. Like any good Minnesotan, though, he at least managed to laugh at himself.




Why We've Got No Protest Music

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:21:27 GMT

Bob Dylan looked up to Woody Guthrie, today's nitwits admire Mariah Carey. That's right, she hit almost three decades ago and dominated the nineties and what was her message? Empty hedonism.




New show celebrating the life of rock legend Bob Dylan to roll into town

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:02:56 GMT

The Bob Dylan Story recreates the Nobel Prize winner's classic hits, from The Times They Are A-Changin', Blowin' In The Wind and Mr Tambourine Man through to Like A Rolling Stone, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin' On Heaven's Door and many more, while telling some of the fascinating tales behind them. Supported by a top backing band, the show promises to take its audience back to the 1960s, the era of Vietnam, anti-war and civil rights protests, and of course, timeless music spearheaded by the likes of Dylan, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, as he plotted his journey from revered protest singer to provocative rock 'n' roll star to virtual recluse and back again, all in the space of a few short years.