Last week it was revealed that New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Jonah Lehrer made up a few Bob Dylan quotes in his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. "It's a hard thing to describe. It's just this sense that you have something to say," Lehrer fake quotes Dylan about the writing o ... More >>
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10. Guido D'Arezzo
Simply put, the writings of Guido D'Arezzo (above) laid the foundations for Western music. This medieval theorist ... More >>
By Chaz Kangas
September 11th brought irrevocable change to our society, and the music industry was no exception. It was also a very strange time; both rap group The Coup and metal band Dream Theater released album covers with the World Trade Center in flames. Radio DJs across the country, m ... More >>
Star ForemanBob Dylan birthday cake
Where did we go when we wanted a likeness of Bob Dylan painted on a cake for the cover of this week's LA Weekly? To Kate Steffens, the DJ and chocolatier who specializes in rock 'n roll cakes via her baking enterprise behind Straight Outta Chocolate. From B ... More >>
Macca likes the reefa
We couldn't let 4/20 go by without playing you a little bit of what may be The Ultimate 420 Jam.
It's The Beatles, with vocals by John Lennon, covering Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 &35" (i.e., "Everybody Must Get Stoned").
Ok--it's not a full song (it's just a few ... More >>
Over the weekend we learned of the passing of Suze Rotolo, a talented New Yorker who might not have been a household name for music fans, but who had an enormous influence on contemporary pop music.
Rotolo was Bob Dylan's girlfriend in the early 1960s and introduced the just-arrived-to-NYC M ... More >>
Bob Dylan, one pair of aviator goggles away from full Cyberpunk uniformThe "Dylan camp," the mysterious circle of consiglieri that makes sometimes baffling decisions about the hallowed backcatalog of Malibu resident Bob Dylan, has occasionally authorized remixes of Dylan's songs. A few years ... More >>
Do not disturb: Genius at workOur old friend, Malibu resident Bob Dylan, will be releasing a collection of his youthful demos.
Entitled The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos, the collection anthologizes Dylan's mid 1960s submissions to his publisher. It includes a number of early Dyla ... More >>
LiuzhouLaowaiThe Guardian reports that Malibu-resident Bob Dylan has had to cut his Asian tour short because the Chinese government prevented him from playing in Beijing and Shanghai.
According to the UK paper (quoting Hong Kong's South China Morning Post):
Dylan's planned tour of east Asia ... More >>
Tonight PBS will air "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement," a concert honoring Black History Month that was taped at Obama's crib last Tuesday. As the WSJ reports, the show was supposed to have been taped yesterday but was hastily rescheduled beca ... More >>
Malibu singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's new video is a glorious, honest, heartfelt vision, and the accompanying song -- the best Christmas song, as far as we're concerned -- is beautiful. Honestly, when word leaked that Malibu's finest was releasing a holiday album, we scratched our head, rolled our ey ... More >>
Bob Dylan & His Band at the Hollywood Palladium, Thursday, October 15
After the unexpectedly smooth vocal performances and the many sublime moments at the first two shows of Bob Dylan's three-night stand at the Hollywood Palladium, it's understandable and perhaps inevitable that there would be a s ... More >>
By Falling James
"For years, they had me locked in a cage/Then they threw me onto the stage," Bob Dylan once sang/confessed/bragged/warned. "Some things just last longer than you thought they would."
It's impressive that Bob Dylan is still touring heavily at the age of 68, but what's really amazin ... More >>
Click here to read Falling James' review of Dylan's first of three shows at the Palladium.
Like a snowflake, each Bob Dylan concert is special. No two are alike, in part because he changes the set list at every show. At Wednesday's gig, the second of three consecutive nights in Hollywood this week ... More >>
Bob Dylan in his yoot: This fella might have a future, based on his new MP3
Wow. Sony. Offering a free MP3 of its marquee artist, Bob Dylan. As in: a free download of one of his new songs. Great thinking. This kind of outside-the-box strategy might just break this Dylan guy to a larger audience.
Until yesterday, the most common keywords on Google linked to Bob Dylan were probably words like folk singer, blues, and songwriter. Now the words are "poo," "defecation" (New York Magazine)," "crap" (TMZ), "stinky" (Hollywood Rag), and "stank" (Celebitchy).One thing the non-Malibu crowd should reme ... More >>
Glenn Hansard on the prospect of moving to LA post-Oscar: "Everybody just assumed we were going to move to Hollywood, and next year try to get another one. Dude, this is once in a lifetime. I'm going straight back to making music after this."
This is the view from the balcony of an apartment that me and my wife had in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, before we were married, when I was in a band and she was in grad school. I was unemployed most of the time and working on a novel largely comprised of the word "fuck" while listening t ... More >>