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Bob Dylan To Release New Album In 2015


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Iconic musician Bob Dylan is set to release a new album in 2015, according to ‘official rumours’. Advance copies of Dylan’s latest box set The Basement Tapes Complete came with a flyer advertisement inserted into the artwork.

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Bob Dylan is reportedly releasing his 36th album Shadows In The Night early next year

The flyer stated in plain white text on a black background: ‘Bob Dylan – Shadows In The Night – New Album Coming 2015’. Keeping it simple yet cryptic, as always. No other details of the forthcoming album have been confirmed, but Shadows In The Night is widely believed to be an album of cover versions.

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Five Swedish Scientists Have Been Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics In Articles For 17 Years!


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Five Swedish scientists with a penchant for Bob Dylan, have been amusing themselves for 17 years by inserting the famous wordsmith's lyrics into their work, all in order to win a free lunch.

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The fun began in 1997 when Jon Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg published a paper on flatulence (of all things) entitled ‘Nitric Oxide and Inflammation: The Answer Is Blowing In the Wind’. Several years later the duo then discovered that two of their colleagues, Jonas Frisén and Konstantinos Meletis, had also used a Dylan’s reference in the title of their 2003 paper about the ability of non-neural cells to generate neurons called, ‘Blood on the Tracks: A Simple Twist of Fate?’.

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Bob Dylan Named As The 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year


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Iconic musician Bob Dylan is set to add another accolade to his long list of awards as he has been named the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year, which he will be honoured with ahead of next year's annual Grammy Awards.

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Dylan has been named the 2015 MusicCares Person of the Year

The Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation made the announcement on Tuesday (Sept 23rd), and also revealed he will receive the prestigious prize during MusiCares' 25th annual gala dinner held in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, two days before music's biggest award ceremony.

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Various Artists - Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One Album Review


Producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O'Brien's pet project for ATO Records, 'Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One', is a curious proposition. A cut above the usual covers compilation, it's an ambitious attempt to reclaim lost gems from Dylan's much maligned career low point. While many listeners may not realise it, the eighties were also a prolific period for Dylan. Cherry-picking material from his eight studio albums released in just over a decade is an interesting challenge for the likes of the Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Blitzen Trapper. But, ultimately, the album doesn't elevate itself beyond a curio for the most dedicated Dylan fan.

Various Artists - Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One Album Review

The good news is that, for the most part, the project does succeed in breathing new life into songs long since neglected by Bob. Stripped of the fashionable production elements of the time, there is indeed hidden beauty to the updated and diverse performances here. The song choices are also bold. Not content with simply choosing better respected compositions,there's a feeling that the artists have really tried to push themselves. For example, many would have put their money on 'Oh Mercy''s 'Most Of The Time' making an appearance, far fewer would have hoped for 'Under The Red Sky''s 'Wiggle, Wiggle'. Surprisingly, only the latter is attempted here. Yet it doesn't feel like an academic exercise to rescue these songs from obscurity, there's a real affection for the material and many of the performances warrant multiple listens.

The bad news is that, despite an impressive selection of artists contributing, the range of musical genres covered does provide for some really awkward moments. For example, I'm pretty sure that we didn't really need a dub reggae version of 'Brownsville Girl'. There's nothing that detracts from the source material, but something a little more cohesive may have been more compelling as a record. When the songs really are stripped back to their bare bones, they work far better - perhaps because the focus shifts from musical reinvention to Dylan's lyrics. That's where the real joy is here, because the eighties production and flat delivery on records like 'Down In The Groove' really did mask some classic writing from Bob.

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Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album


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Johnny Depp will appear alongside some of the biggest names in music on a new album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan songs.Depp, who turned 51 this year, will play guitar on Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, due for release this Autumn.

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The actor is an accomplished guitarist who has previously played on albums by artists including Neil Young, Iggy Pop and Oasis. He has also performed live with indie rockers the Black Keys and veteran grunge band Pearl Jam, among others.


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Here's How The Late Manny Roth Helped Create The Face Of Modern Music


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Manny Roth, club owner and New York legend, has died at age 94. He was the owner of the Greenwich Village establishment Café Wha?, heavily frequented by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others back in the 60s. Besides his own notoriety as a colorful club owner, Roth was also the uncle of Van Halen guitarist David Lee Roth.

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Handwritten Lyrics To Bob Dylan's Iconic Anti-Establishment Song "Like A Rolling Stone" Sold For $2 Million


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In an ironic twist of fate, the handwritten lyrics to Bob Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone have sold at at Sotheby's auction house in New York. The song is one of the most popular pieces of music of the 20th century. The sale was made on Tuesday to an anonymous bidder, who paid $2.045 million for the privilege of owning the historic rough draft. Sotheby's described the buyer as a long-time fan of Dylan, who "met his hero in a non-rock context and bought directly from Dylan."

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Bob Dylan performing at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2013

They come from much more humble beginnings, scrawled on stationary from The Roger Smith hotel in Washington, D.C. back in 1965. The writing is a piece of musical history – with doodles - a hat, a bird, an animal with antlers - andcrossed-out words, it gives some insight into Dylan’s creative process at work. Dylan was 24 when he recorded the song in 1965 about a debutante who becomes a loner when she's cast from upper-class social circles..

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Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"


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Music fans have named Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest artists to understand lyrically. 2000 people took part in the poll, which was created by Blinkbox music, a music streaming service.  The poll aimed to find out which artist's lyrics fans find the hardest to decipher.

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Ozzy Osbourne bagged first place as the artist whose music is hardest to make out. Fans are often left confused about what the Black Sabbath frontman is saying in his songs. It’s unclear whether they are able to understand him when he isn’t singing, as demonstrated by his bizarre Grammys intro speech.

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Music Legend Bob Dylan Will Feature In Chrysler Super Bowl Commercial


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Bob Dylan, a music pioneer since the 1960s, will be the latest high-profile personality to star in a Super Bowl ad for the upcoming sporting event.

The 74 year-old singer/songwriter will appear in a new commercial for Chrysler, which will be the latest in the automobile's series of cinematic Super Bowl ads, according to Billboard.

Dylan's name joins a list of other major entertainment stars, including Eminem, Clint Eastwood and record producer Berry Gordy, who have appeared in Chrysler ads in recent years for the annual NFL game.

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Bob Dylan's Newport Festival Guitar Sets Auction Record As It Sells For Almost $1 Million


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Bob Dylan, without knowing it, made history on Friday, 6 December, when the sunburst Fender Stratocaster he played during the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 was sold at auction for just short of $1 million. According to The Associated Press, the instrument that best signifies Dylan's move from acoustic folk to electric rock sold for $965,000 at Christie's Auction House in New York.

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Bob Dylan still tours and performs to this day

Christie's have witheld the identity of the buyer, but did say that their purchase is the most paid for a guitar at auction ever. The guitar was sold sold with its original black leather strap and Fender hard shell case and was initially marked to sell for anywhere between $300,000 to $500,000. The final price fetched for the guitar moves it just ahead of the previous record holder: 'Blackie,' the Fender Stratocaster once owned by Eric Clapton, which sold at Christie's for $959,500 in 2004.

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Bob Dylan Under Investigation In France For 'Racist' Remarks


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Iconic American singer/musician Bob Dylan has landed in hot water with the French authorities.

The 72 year-old has been placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly making racist remarks towards Croatians.

The comments stem from an interview Dylan did with Rolling Stone magazine last year in September 2012, a Croatian community organization claim the 'Blowin in the Wind' singer incited racial hatred.

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3 Very Cool Pictures Of Bob Dylan At The Royal Albert Hall [Pictures]


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It's been 46 years since Bob Dylan has played London's Royal Albert Hall and the legendary singer-songwriter set about making up for lost time during his show on Tuesday evening (November 26, 2013).

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Promoting his critically acclaimed album Tempest, Dylan appears to have returned to form on his current UK tour. It's no secret that the 72-year-old has often been criticized for his live sets, rendering Like A Rolling Stone and others unrecognisable and raising eyebrows with a distinctly gravelly delivery. 

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Folk Metal: Bob Dylan's 'Mood Swings' Exhibition Opens In London


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Bob Dylan's new sculpture exhibition, Mood Swings, has opened in Central London's Halcyon Gallery and will offer visitors a chance to experience the singer's lesser-known skill for metalwork. The exhibition features his distinctive and ornate iron sculptures, made with scrap metal, as well as paintings, bullet-ridden car doors and mock-up covers of classic American magazine, TIME and Playboy.

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Bob Dylan Shows Off His Welding Skills In A New Exhibition.

The 72 year-old musician, who has amassed 110 million record sales to date, has said that the inspiration for the collection comes from his Minnesotan heritage. "I've been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country - where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I've always worked with it in one form or another," he explained, via Sky News.

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Muscle Shoals? You Know, Home Of The World's Greatest Songs [Trailer + Pictures]


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Located along the Tennessee River is Muscle Shoals - a small town in Alabama and an unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and interesting music. Under the influence of "the singing river" as the Native Americans called it, Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important songs of all time.

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Etta James Recording At Muscle Shoals Studio

At the heart of the Muscle Shoals sound is Rick Hall - sounds like a wrestler, actually the founder of FAME studios, home of house band The Swampers.

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'Another Self Portrait' Is The Album Bob Dylan Fans Have Wanted To Hear For 43 Years


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This Tuesday, August 27, sees the release of Bob Dylan’s sequel (or should that be a blooper reel) to his 1970 Self Portrait. The tracks on Another Self Portrait, however, are far from bloopers themselves. While the 1970 original was largely critically panned, the 35 tracks on the new album, which include songs, which didn’t make it on his follow-up New Morning, as well as some miscellaneous previously unreleased recordings, also contain some of the biggest gems from Self Portrait.

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With this record, Dylan has reclaimed the power from his record label.

This Portrait seems to contain all the music that the will of record producers left off the original, to the regret of fans. The two-disc set also offers live recordings from Dylan’s 1969 performance on the Isle of Wight, accompanied by The Band. In short, these cutting room floor rejects seem to hold most of the soul of the 1970 album and more.

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Evocative 'Pretty Saro' Video Sets The Scene For Bob Dylan's New Compilation Of Vintage Tracks


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After 43 years gathering dust, Bob Dylan’s Pretty Saro will finally see the light of day on his compilation Another Self Portrait, due August 27th. The collection will feature previously unheard recordings for Dylan’s 1970 Self Portrait. 'Pretty Saro' is yet another one of those tracks – a rendition of an old English folk song, made all the more personal by Dylan’s calm, familiar vocals and accompanied by his chilled out strumming. The song went through six iterations, before Dylan was satisfied with the current version, however it didn’t make the final cut for the album.

Watch the beautiful video for 'Pretty Saro'below.

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National Portrait Gallery A New Collection Of Works By Bob Dylan


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A series of 12 pastel works by Bob Dylan will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, starting later in August. The iconic musician has often explored the world of visual arts throughout his career, but he hasn’t exhibited any of his work in Britain since 2008, when a selection of his drawings between 1989 and 1992 went on show at the Halcyon Gallery.

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Throughout his career, Bob Dylan has worked in various mediums.

According to NME, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne, had this to say about the upcoming exhibition: "Bob Dylan is one of the most influential cultural figures of our time. He has always created a highly visual world either with his words or music, or in paints and pastels."

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Bob Dylan's Artwork To Go On Display At London's National Portrait Gallery


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Bob Dylan is one of the greatest and most influential singers and songwriters of all time, but it may interest you to know that the 'Like A Rolling Stone' troubadour is also an accomplished painter and has been creating works of art for decades now. Whilst his paint-based artwork has come nowhere near to matching the acclaim of his music-based art, a new installation at the National Portrait Gallery in London hopes to change this, as well as hoping to spread the word of visual art to a wider audience, one that would otherwise be uninterested in the subject.

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Dylan has been an active painter since the 60's

Titled 'Bob Dylan: Face Value,' the new exhibit is scheduled to open in September, with 12 all-new works being put on display for the general public over a limited period of time.

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Bob Dylan Artwork To Be Displayed At National Portrait Gallery, London


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Artwork by American musician Bob Dylan will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London later this month.

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Bob Dylan performing at the 2012 Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, UK.

The exhibition entitled Bob Dylan: Face Value will be held at the National Portrait Gallery later this month. The exhibition features 12 pastel portraits by the 72-year-old musician.The portraits, contrary to usual National Portrait Gallery policy, are inspired by real people and fictitious characters from Dylan's imagination and memory.

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Bob Dylan's Artwork Coming To National Gallery: But Is It Any Good?


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Bob Dylan's artwork will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London from September, according to the BBC.

The legendary singer, 72, will exhibit 12 pastel works, a mixture of real and fictitious characters, in the Bob Dylan: Face Value exhibition. It will be the first time the creations have been exhibited anywhere in the world.

The director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne, added: "Bob Dylan is one of the most influential cultural figures of our time. He has always created a highly visual world either with his words or music, or in paints and pastels."

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The Wire Named No. 1 TV Show Of All Time By Entertainment Weekly


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The hit Baltimore-set crime series The Wire has been chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the greatest television show of all time in a recent poll compiled by the magazine. The HBO series, which ran for six seasons between 2002 and 2008, battled off competiton from comedies, sci-fi classics and fellow crime dramas to be singled out as the greatest show ever-made, with EW also ordering the greatest movie, album, book and stage play of all time too.

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West starred as Det. Jimmy McNulty in The Wire

The David Simon-helmed police drama was described as the "most sustained narrative in television history" by EW as it beat off competition from The Simpsons, Seinfeld, the Mary Tyler Moorse Show and The Sopranos, who finished off the top five of the top ten countdown. Earlier this year, The Sopranos, which starred the late James Gandolfini, was chosen by the Writers Guild of America as the greatest television show of all time, but clearly the writers of EW had a different opinion. All In The Family, The Andy Griffith Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men and Your Show of Shows made up the rest of the top ten.

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Dawes To Support Bob Dylan On Spring Us Tour Plus Multiple Appearances At Sxsw 2013

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Folk You! Emmylou Harris Denies Hit-And-Run Attack In Court


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Emmylou Harris has entered a plea of "not guilty" after being charged with a hit-and-run attack in October. The legendary country singer, songwriter and backing vocalist was charged when police deemed she had crashed her rental into another car while travelling on the 405 freeway, fleeing the scene shortly afterwards.

According to TMZ.com, the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed the misdemanor charge against Emmylou today (January 31, 2013), though the 65-year-old Grammy winner denied the whole thing. She is charged with slamming into another person's car on October 1st 2012 around 10pm, before taking off. Emmylou's representative acknowledged the incident, though described it as a "garden-variety accident that happens every day on the 405," claiming the singer only left the scene because had no idea she had hit another car. Worryingly, Emmylou's not guilty plea means she faces around 6 months in jail if she is convicted of the hit-and-run charge. 

A long-time collaborator of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler and Dolly Parsons, Emmylou remains one of the biggest names in folk music. Her last studio album, 2010's Hard Bargain, reached No.3 on the U.S. country chart and No.18 on the Billboard Hot 200. 

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Bob Dylan To Perform In Wales For Dylan Thomas Tribute?


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Bob Dylan could very well be heading to the valleys of Wales as the country celebrates the centenary of the life of one of the country's most famous sons, Dylan Thomas.

Bob, real name Robert Zimmerman, is famously a huge Thomas fan and used the poet's name to come up with his own his stage name. Geraint Davies, the MP for West Swansea, is spearheading a campaign to have to folk superstar come to the Welsh city to perform a tribute concert in honour of the late poet, who 100th birthday would have fallen on 27 October. Mr Davies told parliament earlier this week: "I have asked Bob Dylan whether he would be prepared to give a centenary concert in Swansea, in order that he could blend his music with Dylan Thomas's poetry. Sony Music has come back and said that Mr. Dylan is thinking very positively about the idea."

Although Bob has never actually confirmed that he named himself after the Welsh poet, he did acknowledge the influence Thomas had on him in his early days in his autobiography and alluded to the fact that he may have taken the poets name to come up with his moniker. However, a number of skeptics have said that this might not be the case, including the singer/songwriter's biographer Robert Shelton.

Montreux Jazz Festival's Claude Nobs Dies After Ski Accident Coma


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Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux jazz festival, has died, following a ski accident, which resulted in him being in a coma for several weeks.

The Guardian reports that Nobs was cross-country skiing in the village of Caux, near to Montreux and Lake Geneva. His accident happened on Christmas Eve (2012), the festival’s secretary general Mathieu Jaton confirmed on Monday (January 7, 2013).

Claude – who was aged 76 when he died – began the legendary and highly respected festival back in 1967, whilst he worked at the tourism office at the Swiss resort. Some of the world’s biggest stars have played at the festival, including Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan and Prince. He’s not been afraid of taking risks and potentially upsetting the jazz fraternity; last year, the ‘love her or hate her’ singer Lana Del Rey was one of the lead artists performing at the festival. His renown amongst musicians is widespread and Deep Purple even immortalised the man in song, referring to him as ‘Funky Claude’ in their song ‘Smoke on the Water.’

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Was Steven Tyler's Nicki Minaj Criticism Really Racist?


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Steven Tyler has strenuously denied that he is a racist, after Nicki Minaj pulled him up on his criticism of her judging methods. The current American Idol judge publically slammed Tyler after the Aerosmith singer insinuated that she doesn't understand true rock music, saying she "would have sent [Bob Dylan] to the cornfield" had he tried out for the show.

The remarks incensed Minaj, who fired back on Twitter, "That's a racist comment. You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*** yourself and worry about yourself babe." A debate ensued between fans of both artists on Twitter, but yesterday (November 28, 2012), Tyler explained himself on the Canadian talk show 'eTalk', saying, "I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki ... but I am the farthest from [being a racist]. I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist. I don't know where she got that out of me saying I'm not sure how she would've judged Bob Dylan."

There's no word yet on whether the Pink Friday star has accepted the apology, though cryptically tweeted, "Always remember, keep it real with YOURSELF... Even when it's hard to keep it real with the world, keep it real with YOURSELF." 

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Bob Dylan - Tempest Album Review


What more can be said about Bob Dylan's signature voice that hasn't been said before? His nicotine-stained bark has practically become a clich' of itself and, after 34 albums, on Tempest - his 35th - that old husk still sounds as unsullied as it always has. 35 albums in a career that has exceeded its 50 year mark, for most people that would spell the end of creative output and either retirement or a string of cover albums, however Dylan isn't most people, he never has been and never will be.

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Tempest is actually one of the man's most creative and musically varied albums, not to mention it shows us that after all these years Dylan is still a master craftsman of powerful, emotive song writing. Here, Dylan continues exploring the basic themes he has been doing over the last decade on 2001's Love and Theft, 2006's Modern Times and 2009's Together Through Life - love, life and death. Particularly that last theme, death, Dylan seems most pervasive of, making this one of darkest albums to date, lyrically at least. At 71, maybe this is Dylan telling us what is playing on his mind now more than anything else. On 'Tin Angel' Dylan sings of a three-way murder/suicide and on 'Long and Wasted Years' he sings: "I ain't seen my family in twenty years/ that ain't easy to understand/ they may be dead by now/ I lost track of them after they lost their lives." A sad but true reflection that we all share one thing in common; the steady inevitable encroachment of death and for him, perhaps, that time may be closer than he'd like to think. Dylan is definitely acting his age (hang your head in shame Jagger) and however morbid it may sound, he is singing of the one thing that perhaps concerns the older generation the most.

The album isn't all doom and gloom of course; as already mentioned, this is one of Dylan's most varied albums to date. Take the album opener, the jazzy, pre-rock and roll 'Duquesne Whistle' - a song about a steam-train whistle "blowing like she's never blowed before." He sums up so very eloquently how one simple sound - that of a steam whistle - can evoke so many images in a way that only he can do. 

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Bob Dylan And Paul McCartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List


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Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and Macca has ‘Band on the Run’ on the list.

In a statement from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, reported by the Sacramento Bee, Neil Portnow said “With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations. Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social and cultural history.”

One stipulation of being entered onto the list is that the song must have been recorded at least 25 years ago and have had lasting significance. Also on the list of inductees are Whitney Houston and Elton John’s self-titled albums, Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man,’ recordings by James Brown, Richard Pryor and Little Richard, amongst others. Next year’s Grammy awards will be broadcast on February 10, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT on the CBS Network, they are amongst the most highly regarded awards in the music industry. This years awards were marked with a tribute to the late Whitney Houston, who died just the day before the ceremony. 

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The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year


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Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of famers in there is Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech. The institution have just released a few of the artists and tracks that will be included in the hall of fame for 2013 on their home website.

Included in the list are James Brown, Bob Dylan, Carlos Gardel, Buck Owens, Richard Pryor, Little Richard, Paul McCartney & The Wings, and Billy Joel. Neil Portnow, the President and CEO of the Recording Academy spoke of next year's importance. "With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," he said. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."

There are a couple of tracks in this years list of 27 entrants that are surprising, if only that it's take 40 years for them to make the cut. Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York' will be in the hall of fame as of next year, though surely its iconographic status had already more proven its worth. AC/DC's 'Back in Black' also appears in the list. Perhaps to pay tribute to a great figure in music, Whitney Houston's self titled album will also be inducted, marking the further great achievements and talents from all over the world, and rounding off a great 40 years of the Grammy hall of fame. 

Infinitum Nihil: Johnny Depp Announces Launch Of New Publishing Imprint


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Johnny Depp has announced that he is to launch a new publishing imprint, named Infinitum Nihil (which translates as ‘nothing is forever’). Depp’s latest venture will be housed by Harper Collins, the publishing giant and the Lone Ranger star already has two books in the pipeline: a Bob Dylan biography and a recently discovered Woody Guthrie novel.

It’s the perfect venture for Depp, who has set himself out as something of a rarity in Hollywood, carving a niche in Tinseltown’s intelligentsia; a successful, blockbuster movie actor with a cultured side, who has managed to shake off the seedier drug associations of his earlier career.

The Bob Dylan biography will be entitled The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan and according to The Washington Post, the book aims to “set the record straight on the songwriter’s enigmatic life and career and will be based in part on interviews with Dylan by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.” The Woody Guthrie book will also involve both Dylan and Brinkley, who will act as editors on Guthrie’s 1947 novel The House of Earth. The publication of the Guthrie novel is scheduled for January 2013, whilst the Dylan book will not be expected until 2015.

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