There probably isn’t a single musician in history who has garnered more tribute albums than Bob Dylan and Amnesty International has just announced they plan to honor their 50th anniversary with a potentially great addition to the “genre” with a Bob Dylan tribute to be released in early 2012. The album is titled Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of AMNESTY International and will feature a superstar lineup that includes Adele, Patti Smith, My Morning Jacket, Lucinda Williams, Sting, Rise Against, Dave Matthews Band, and… Ke$ha?!? Keep reading for all the Bobby D-tails!
If you were to put me in a fantasy music ship and asked me to concoct a concept for an album, it would be something like the upcoming release The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. Bob Dylan gets the unfinished lyrics of Hank Williams, then recruits greats like Alan Jackson, Lucinda Williams, Levon Helm and Jack White to finish writing the songs and make an album out of it. See the cover art work, get the track listing and find out where you can pre-order your copy of what promises to be an instant classic.
Bonus: See Lucinda Williams performing her song live from the night she got married on stage!
Critics were all over legend Bob Dylan when he recently toured China for the very first time. Reports of censorship and outcries for the man to publicly speak out about injustices rained down from all sides. Dylan almost always lets his songs do the talking because he can, but in this instance the idiot wind was blowing so hard he felt compelled to reply. Read Dylan’s statement that flat out steamrolls the speculative criticism that came his way.
Rolling Stone is rolling out the red carpet in dedication of the man who wrote “Like A Rolling Stone” on his 70th birthday. Check out the full and awesome Bob Dylan cover and get links to some serious Bobby D reading courtesy of RS including musical luminaries such as Merle Haggard and Lucinda Williams selecting their favorite Dylan songs and explaining why.
Bonus: See a clip of my selection for Bob’s greatest as performed by the man that inducted Dylan into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The most influential musician of the last 100 years was on hand to help close out the Byron Bay Bluesfest in New South Wales, Australia as 69-year-old legend Bob Dylan rocked the Mojo stage Monday and Tuesday. See photos of Bob down under, set lists from both shows and a dream Australian-themed set list of slightly altered Dylan tunes!
As all of us Bob Dylan fans eagerly await his return to the Grammy stage tonight where he will perform alongside the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons, we can’t help but reminisce over Bob’s long resume of surreal and sometimes downright bizarre special event appearances. Keep reading to take a trip down memory lane and watch a video of Bob’s infamous “SOY BOMB” Grammy Awards performance of “Love Sick” from 1998.
In a wonderfully surprising late addition, legendary musician Bob Dylan will be performing live during Sunday night’s telecast of the Grammys. He is scheduled to appear with up and coming bands The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. Read on for the details and then catch videos of both bands doing ultra rare covers of Dylan songs followed by the master’s stunning performance of his song “Love Sick” during the 1998 Grammys!
On December 10 Sotheby’s auction house is giving you the chance to not only own a piece of rock and roll history, but one of the most historically significant and culture-altering documents of the last 100 years when Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics for the song “The Times They Are A Changin'” go on the auction block. See a high-resolution scan of the lyrics, which are expected to go for upwards of $300,000!