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Bob Dylan Unveils Track-listing For Upcoming Lp Rough And Rowdy Ways

Bob Dylan has unveiled his upcoming album, 'Rough and Rowdy Ways'.Following the release of the record's singles, 'I Contain Multitudes', 'False Prophet' and the 17-minute-long epic, 'Murder Most Foul', the music legend has revealed the...

Bob Dylan Cancels Us Tour Due To Coronavirus

Bob Dylan has cancelled his US summer tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.The iconic singer songwriter - who was set to kick off his live run in Bend, Oregon on June 4 - has had...

Bob Dylan Pays Tribute To His 'Guiding Light' Little Richard

Bob Dylan has hailed Little Richard as his ''guiding light''.The 78-year-old icon has paid a glowing tribute to the late music star, who died of bone cancer on Saturday (09.05.20) at the age of 87.In...

Rage Against The Machine Reschedule Reunion Tour For 2021

Rage Against the Machine have rescheduled their entire tour for the summer of 2021.The iconic rock group announced in November that they were reuniting for a world tour in 2020 - but they've been forced...

Bob Dylan's Handwritten Lyrics Are Up For Sale

Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics for three classic songs are set to be put up for sale.The 78-year-old icon's original manuscripts for 'The Times They Are A-Changin', 'Lay Lady Lay' and 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' are currently...

Bob Dylan Surprise-releases New Song I Contain Multitudes

Bob Dylan has surprise-released a new single called 'I Contain Multitudes'.The music legend recently returned with his first original piece of music in eight years, in the form of 17-minute long 'Murder Most Foul', and...

Bob Dylan Tops Billboard Chart For First Time With Murder Most Foul

Bob Dylan has earned his first-ever number one on a Billboard Chart with 17-minute long 'Murder Most Foul'.The music legend's first original piece of music in eight years - which is about the 1963 assassination...

John Prine Dead

John Prine has died aged 73. The legendary US songwriter passed away on Tuesday (07.04.20) due to complications from coronavirus, after spending 13 days in intensive care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.The Recording...

Kanye West Reaches Out On Twitter For Bob Dylan Collaboration

Kanye West has reached out on social media to none other than Bob Dylan, apparently in the hope of scoring a collaboration with the legendary songwriter.Having spent most of the last few days feverishly tweeting...

Music News Round-up: Britney Spears' Vegas Residency; Bob Dylan Movie; Blossoms Homecoming Gig

BRITNEY SPEARS ANNOUNCES NEW LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY Britney Spears has announced details of a second Las Vegas residency, following the resounding success of her Piece Of Me run which lasted a staggering four years.The move...

From Love & Mercy To Sid & Nancy: 7 Best Musical Biopics Of All Time

Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for...

Opening Heaven's Door: Bob Dylan Has A New Whiskey Range

Bob Dylan has become the latest celebrity to launch his own line of whiskeys as he announces his partnership with the bourbon company Angel's Envy. The new range has been appropriately named Heaven's Door and...

Ezra Koenig Dedicates Show To Tom Petty

Ezra Koenig has dedicated a show to Tom Petty. The Vampire Weekend frontman paid tribute to the late music legend, who passed away last week aged 66, by doing his Beats 1 show 'Time Crisis'...

Did Bob Dylan Plagiarise Part Of His Nobel Prize Lecture?

It took him the best of nine months to get round to doing it, but now it has been claimed that Bob Dylan plagiarised his Nobel Literature Prize lecture from SparkNotes, an online version of...

Bob Dylan's Nobel Literature Lecture Is Finally Here - And It's Epic

Bob Dylan is notoriously private, to such a point that he refused to attend the official Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm in favour of a private meeting during his tour stop. However, that hasn't stopped...

Bob Dylan Picks Up Nobel Prize Medal - He Was In Town Anyway

The people at the Swedish Academy deserve a medal or two for their patience in regards to awarding Bob Dylan. No-one in modern history has been quite as difficult to impose a Nobel Prize on...

Bob Dylan's Taste In Music Is Not As Predictable As You Might Have Thought

Bob Dylan is due to drop his 38th studio album 'Triplicate' next week and in anticipation for the release, he has opened up in a rare interview about some of his favourite artists. He's the...

Bob Dylan Announces 3-Night Residency In London This April

As part of a series of intimate (quickly selling out) 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...

Bob Dylan's Acceptance Speech Read At Nobel Prize Ceremony

A speech written by Bob Dylan was read by the United States Ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji, at the Nobel Prize ceremony on Saturday night, after the singer was unable to attend.Dylan, who was being...

Bob Dylan Declines Nobel Gala, But Announces A UK Tour Instead

Bob Dylan might not be showing his face for the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Sweden this weekend, but he is set to return to Europe in Spring 2017 with a newly announced UK tour with...

Patti Smith To Honour Bob Dylan With Performance At Nobel Gala

Patti Smith is set to honour Bob Dylan at the forthcoming Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden by performing a cover of one of his famous songs. The folk artist isn't going to be attending the...

Bob Dylan Will Provide A Speech For Nobel Prize Ceremony

Bob Dylan will not be putting an appearance at the Nobel Prize ceremony on December 10, but he will be providing a speech.The singer will supply a speech which ‘will be read’ at the event...

Bob Dylan Will Not Attend The Nobel Prize Ceremony

Bob Dylan will not be attending the Nobel Prize ceremony, the Swedish Academy has confirmed.The Academy received a personal letter from the singer, saying that due to pre-existing commitments, he is unable to make the...

'I Appreciate The Honour': Bob Dylan Finally Opens Up About His Nobel Prize

Finally! Bob Dylan has broken his silence on his Nobel Literature Prize win after precisely sixteen days after the announcement was made and, despite some speculation that he wouldn't, he has accepted the coveted honour....

Nobel Member Brands Bob Dylan 'Impolite And Arrogant'

A member of the academy that awards the Nobel prize for literature has branded Bob Dylan ‘impolite and arrogant’ for not yet acknowledging the award.Dylan was announced as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize...

Is Bob Dylan Trying To Reject His Nobel Prize?

Apparently people have been making Bob Dylan feel so bad about winning the Nobel Literature Prize this month that he has felt the need to remove any mention of it from his website. No wonder...

Nobel Prize Committee Gives Up Trying To Contact Bob Dylan

Days after they awarded him their prestigious annual prize for literature, the Nobel committee has admitted they have given up trying to contact Bob Dylan.The Swedish academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told the national broadcaster’s...

Bob Dylan Wins The 2016 Nobel Prize For Literature

Legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature, for what the award’s judges describes as “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” over his...

Kylie Minogue Will Be Singing The Theme Tune For 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'!

The upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie has just got a lot more fabulous, as Kylie Minogue has revealed she’ll be singing the film’s theme tune. Kylie will cover Bob Dylan’s 'This Wheel’s On Fire' for the...

Album Of The Day: 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'

Musical genius Bob Dylan celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (May 24th 2016) just days after he released his 37th studio album 'Fallen Angels'. And while he's not quite as popular as he was in the...

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