Bob Dylan

  • The most WTF Grammys ever: When Soy Bomb and ODB stole the show, and Aretha saved it, 25 years ago

    "You roll with it, you respond to it, and you expect afterwards there will be criticism and a lot more people saying, 'How did they f*** this up?' than 'God, they really handled this right!'" veteran TV producer Ken Ehrlich says of the most chaotic night in Grammy history.

  • 'Velvet Underground' director Todd Haynes says pop culture peaked in the 1960s: 'It's all been downhill from there'

    The acclaimed writer/director discusses his recent rock doc, and the 25th anniversary of the David Bowie-inspired "Velvet Goldmine."

  • Bob Dylan Pays Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis With Cover of ‘I Can’t Seem To Say Goodbye’

    Bob Dylan performed a heartfelt tribute to the late Jerry Lee Lewis during his show in Nottingham on Oct. 28, covering his 1970 hit “I Can’t Seem to Say Goodbye.” After erroneous reports of the 87-year-old’s death circulated earlier this week, Lewis’ death was officially confirmed Friday morning. “Judith, his seventh wife, was by his […]

  • Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl in 1965

    A spokesperson for Bob Dylan denies the decades-old claim.

  • Tangled Up in Green: Bob Dylan Sells Entire Song Catalog for Estimated $300 Million

    Universal Music Group announced Monday that it had acquired Bob Dylan’s entire catalog of songs in a deal that the New York Times estimated to be worth north of $300 million.The deal includes 600-plus copyrights ranging from 1962’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” to 1964’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” to this year’s “Murder Most Foul” — a ballad about the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy that became the 79-year-old rock pioneer’s first No. 1 hit.“It’s no secret that the art of songwriting is the fundamental key to all great music, nor is it a secret that Bob is one of the very greatest practitioners of that art,” Lucian Grainge, the CEO of Universal Music Group, said in a statement.Also Read: Bob Dylan Scores First-Ever No. 1 Hit With 17-Minute 'Murder Most Foul' BalladA pioneer in the folk-rock movement of the 1960s, Dylan in 2016 memorably became the first songwriter in history to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy cited his work “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”“To represent the body of work of one of the greatest songwriters of all time — whose cultural importance can’t be overstated — is both a privilege and a responsibility,” Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman & CEO Jody Gerson said in a statement. “We look forward to working with Bob and the team in ensuring his artistry continues to reach and inspire generations of fans, recording artists and songwriters around the world.”The deal caps a song catalog acquisition spree within the music industry this year. Last week, the independent Primary Wave Music paid an estimated $80 million for a majority stake in former Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks’ back catalog. And according to the Times, the U.K.-based Hipgnosis Songs Fund has spent at least $670 million this year accumulating 44,000 songs by Barry Manilow, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Blondie and other artists.Read original story Tangled Up in Green: Bob Dylan Sells Entire Song Catalog for Estimated $300 Million At TheWrap

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    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for June 15-21, including the best deals we could find for each.