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Bob Dylan Working on New Album

Bob DylanBob Dylan is working on a new album.

The 72-year-old singer has treated fans on his website bobdylan.com by posting a cover of Frank Sinatra's Full Moon & Empty Hearts, which will reportedly be featured on his 36th studio album.

A spokesperson for the musician told Rolling Stone, “This track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year,” which will be the follow-up to Tempest, which was released in 2012.

The song was written by Ted Mossmann and Buddy Kaye and was based around Sergei Rachmaninoff's 1901 composition “Piano Concert No. 2 in C Minor.” However, Sinatra made the song famous and Dylan's version can now be streamed on his site.

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Marcus Mumford to Pen Unheard Bob Dylan Tracks

Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford is using unheard Bob Dylan lyrics for a new project.

The Mumford and Sons frontman has penned new words to unfinished tracks written by the legendary folk singer in the late sixties during his The Basement Tapes period, for a new album entitled Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes.

“These are not B-level Dylan lyrics. They're lyrics he just never got around to finishing,” producer T Bone Burnett - who also worked with Elvis Costello, 59,for the project - told the LA Times newspaper.

Dylan's 1975 album The Basement Tapes was mostly recorded in the basement of the The Band's Big Pink House - a home the Canadian-American rock group shared in New York - after they toured with the singer in 1966, however this time the material is being recorded at Hollywood's Capitol Studios.

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Paul McCartney to Collaborate with Thom Yorke?

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Paul McCartney and Thom Yorke

Paul McCartney is being advised by his daughter to collaborate with Thom Yorke. The Beatles legend has been urged by Stella to work with the Radiohead frontman but he admits, despite being keen, he is afraid the 44-year-old singer will turn down his offer because his schedule is too hectic to fit him in.

“My daughter Stella is very keen. She's got a project, she keeps saying to me, 'Ring Thom and just go into the studio and just see what you come out with.' I'm a bit sort of paranoid to just ring him up. 'Hey Thom, it's Paul here. What do you fancy, what are you doing? Do you fancy writing something?' Just in case he says, 'Er, actually I'm busy.'”

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Mix Tape: Beyonce Kind of Flashes Her Fans, Bob Dylan to Tour This Summer

Beyonce- Although online music service Spotify won't divulge approximate numbers, the company claims that Daft Punk has set the new record with their song “Get Lucky” for the biggest streaming day for a single track - a title previously held by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' “Thrift Shop.”

- Perhaps weirdly influenced by her new role as a mother, Beyonce shocked Serbian concert-goers by somewhat-flashing them with a glittery leotard complete with bare faux-boobs.

- Those attending the Americanarama Festival of Music ought to be extra-ecstatic for the concert this summer, as Bob Dylan just signed on to perform on the tour alongside My Morning Jacket and Wilco.

- Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has spoken out about Beyonce's initially unauthorized cover of “Back to Black,” which is featured in the upcoming film The Great Gatsby.

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Bob Dylan’s Rare Album

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Bob DylanBob Dylan has produced just 100 copies of his new album.

The 71-year-old singer's record label, Sony, decided to create the super-limited edition four-CD album, entitled The 50th Anniversary Collection, to avoid losing control of the songs under European Union copyright rules. The album features 86 live tracks and studio outtakes recorded by Dylan in 1962-63, including a previously unheard version of his classic “Blowin' In The Wind.”

According to sources at Sony, the compilation isn't really meant for mass consumption and is just an attempt to keep the tracks from entering the public domain. “This isn't a scheme to make money. The whole point of copyrighting [this material] is that we intend to do something with it at some point in the future. But it wasn't the right time to do it right after [Dylan] released Tempest,” a source explained to Rolling Stone.

The 100 copies have been sent to specialist record collector shops in Britain, Germany, France and Sweden, and the rare item is already being sold for $1,600 on eBay.

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Jack White: Meeting Bob Dylan Was an Honor

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Jack White describes meeting Bob Dylan as an “honor.” The singer says their friendship started as an “accident” after he went to watch the legendary musician play in his hometown, Detroit, and found out he'd been playing one of his tracks to warm up.

“I went and saw him play in Detroit and he said to me, 'We've been playing one of your songs lately at sound checks.' I thought, Wow. I was afraid to ask which one. I didn't even ask. It was just such an honor to hear that,” Jack said.

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Bob Dylan Bites Back at Plagiarism Claims

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Bob DylanBob Dylan has blasted critics who accused him of plagiarism.

The legendary musician was quick to defend himself about quoting other artists and authors' material in his own work, branding his critics “wussies and pussies” and saying they are the same kind of petty people who called him “Judas” at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival for switching from an acoustic to an electric guitar.

“Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil motherf*****s can rot in hell,” he ranted to Rolling Stone.

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Bob Dylan Recording New Album

Bob DylanBob Dylan is recording a new album. The 70-year-old singer is working on his 35th studio album in Los Angeles, and it will reportedly have a Latin American influence.

Los Lobos musician David Hidalgo - who has been producing Bob's latest record, and worked on his last two albums,Together Through Life and Christmas in the Heart - said, “It was a great experience. And different. Each one has been different, all completely different approaches. It's an amazing thing, how he keeps creativity. I don't see how he does it.”

David also detailed how he had introduced some Latin American instruments to the recording, such as the Tres guitar, a stringed instrument popular in Cuba and Puerto Rico: “He'd say, 'Wow, what's that? He liked the sound. So we'd get it in there.”

Christmas in the Heart was released in 2009, and since then Bob has been involved in the The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams project, where artists recorded songs based on ideas and lyrics in notebooks left behind in a leather briefcase by the country artist after his death aged 29 in 1953. Bob recorded a track “The Love That Faded” for the album, which was released in October last year.

 

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Bob Dylan Lyrics Purchased for Almost Half a Million

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Artist News, Folk, Rock,

Adam Sender, art collector and hedge-fund manager, just bought a piece of rock history for a cool $429,000 (US).

This was the price he paid after winning a Sotheby’s auction for Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”

The paper itself is ragged and roughed up, filled with crossed-out words and changes.

 

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Tour Notes: Bob Dylan, Snoop Dogg, Aerosmith and More

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A number of acts will be hitting the road this year. Here’s hoping one of them comes your way:

  • Aerosmith: The band will rock it out with ZZ Top later this summer. The tour begins June 10 in St. Louis.
  • Austin City Limits: You can expect a number of big names at this October festival. Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Lily Allen, the Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys represent just a sampling.
  • Blazed and Confused Tour: Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley will be trekking the country together starting on July 10.
  • Bob Dylan: Beginning July 2, Willie Nelson and John Mellancamp will join the legendary folk singer during a 22-city tour of minor league baseball parks.
  • Green Day: After a three-year hiatus, the group will resume touring this year. The 38-city journey starts July 3 in Seattle.

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