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Dylan Sells 60 Years of Recordings

Sony's Columbia Records, which signed the artist in 1961, will control the catalog

(Newser) - Bob Dylan has sold all of his recordings, though they're not really going anywhere. Sony Music Group's Columbia Records is the new owner, Dylan announced Monday. Columbia "has been nothing but good to me for many, many years and a whole lot of records," his statement...

Lawsuit Accuses Bob Dylan of Molesting Girl in 1965

He allegedly gave 12-year-old drugs, alcohol

(Newser) - A lawsuit accusing Bob Dylan of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965 was filed on Friday—the day before the "look-back" window in New York state's Child Victims Act was closed . The lawsuit accuses Dylan of grooming, sexually abusing, and threatening violence against the plaintiff over a...

Man to Library: Here's That Dylan Album I Borrowed in 1973

He donated $175 plus one of his own albums to Cleveland-area library

(Newser) - After nearly five decades of blowin' in the wind, a double Bob Dylan album finally has a direction home: A man living in San Francisco has mailed the vinyl back to an Ohio library 48 years after it was supposed to be returned. Howard Simon recently sent the album along...

Guess Who Just Turned 80?
Guess Who
Just Turned 80?
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Guess Who Just Turned 80?

Bob Dylan hits a milestone, and the coverage is expansive

(Newser) - Bob Dylan turned 80 years old on Monday. Got a favorite song of his? Mick Jagger picks "Desolation Row." In the Guardian , Jagger notes that the song is ostensibly about "governmental, military control," but he also calls it a "really lovely song" despite the topic....

His Music Is Legendary. But His Art Is 'Rarely Seen'

Largest ever collection of Bob Dylan's artwork to be shown in US

(Newser) - More than 120 "rarely seen" paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Bob Dylan are to be exhibited in the US for the first time. The artworks, completed over six decades, will be displayed at the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University beginning on Nov. 30, to coincide with Miami...

David Crosby Just Sold His Music Catalog

He says the move is a financial necessity, especially amid COVID

(Newser) - Add David Crosby to the list of artists selling their music catalogs. Giants including Bob Dylan , Lindsey Buckingham, the Beach Boys, and Cosby's old collaborator Neil Young have sold all or parts of their catalogs recently, notes the Guardian . Crosby sold his rights to music exec Irving Azoff's...

Bob Dylan Just Sold His Whole Song Catalog

Universal Music Group likely paid hundreds of millions

(Newser) - Bob Dylan just became a very, very rich man. The music legend has sold his entire song catalog to Universal Music Publishing Group, and early reports say the deal is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Terms were not disclosed for the catalog spanning six decades and more than 600...

Anti-Semitism Played Role in Dylan's Name Change

His musings on that and other topics just sold for $495K

(Newser) - A trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for $495,000, per the AP . Boston-based R.R. Auction said the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony Glover, a longtime Dylan friend and confidante,...

In 'Lost' Interview, Bob Dylan Reveals 'Lay Lady Lay' Detail

'Actually, it was written for Barbra Streisand'

(Newser) - In a 1971 interview with his friend and fellow musician Tony Glover, Bob Dylan talked about anti-Semitism and changing his name, among other topics—but the conversations were never used for the Esquire article Glover was planning, and were not made public until now. Glover's widow is putting typed...

Bob Dylan: An Eagles Song May One of the 'Best Ever'
Bob Dylan:
Eagles Have
One of the Best
Songs Ever
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Bob Dylan: Eagles Have One of the Best Songs Ever

He's talking about 'Pretty Maids All in a Row'

(Newser) - Bob Dylan has an album of new music coming out next week, and he sat down with Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley for a rare interview that appears in the New York Times . It is an eclectic, wide-ranging talk, and at one point Brinkley mentioned he was a bit...

Bob Dylan Makes Big Announcement
Bob Dylan Makes
Big Announcement

Bob Dylan Makes Big Announcement

His first original album in 8 years arrives next month

(Newser) - Bob Dylan dropped his third original song in a little over a month Thursday and left no doubt about when his first original album in eight years would follow. Dylan announced his first album of original songs since 2012's Tempest would be released June 19. The 10-song album Rough ...

Bob Dylan Releases Surprise New Song

The 'dizzying' 'Murder Most Foul' delves into JFK's assassination ... and more

(Newser) - If you're looking for new music to listen to this weekend, as well as a walk down memory lane, Bob Dylan just hooked you up with an "absolutely mind-blowing" 17-minute song about JFK's assassination and ... much more. "This is an unreleased song we recorded a while...

Leon Redbone, Unintentionally Mysterious Musician, Dies

Jazz and blues artist's fans included Dylan

(Newser) - Leon Redbone, the blues and jazz artist whose growly voice, panama hat, and cultivated air of mystery made him seem like a character out of the ragtime era or the Depression-era Mississippi Delta, died Thursday. He was 69, the AP reports. No details about his death were provided. Redbone's...

Dylan Gives Concert Crowd a Choice: Listen or Take Photos

Singer stops mid-song in Vienna

(Newser) - Bob Dylan proved to fans that he means it when he says no photos allowed when he's onstage. In fact, if fans had a pool Tuesday night in Vienna, the answer to "During what song would he stop singing and scold the crowd?" was "Blowin' in the...

Bob Dylan Accused of Using SparkNotes for Nobel Lecture

Writer finds 20 strong similarities in Moby Dick portion

(Newser) - Bob Dylan delivered what was described as an "eloquent" lecture this month as part of his Nobel prize requirements—but one writer says he may have approached the task like a high school student with an overdue project. Dylan discussed three favorite works from childhood and Andrea Pitzer at...

Bob Dylan Delivers 'Eloquent' Nobel Prize Lecture

The musician's speech reflects on music's ties to literature

(Newser) - Bob Dylan has completed his Nobel course requirements. The Swedish Academy announced Monday that it has received the mandatory lecture from the 2016 literature winner, enabling Dylan to collect $922,000 in prize money, reports the AP . Spokeswoman Sara Danius described Dylan's talk in a news release as "...

Dylan's 'Tambourine Man' Is Dead at 78
Dylan's 'Tambourine Man'
Is Dead at 78

Dylan's 'Tambourine Man' Is Dead at 78

Musician Bruce Langhorne inspired the song

(Newser) - "In the jingle jangle morning, I'll come following you." Plenty of people could identify that as a line from Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," but how many know the man who inspired the song? As it turns out, his name was Bruce Langhorne, and...

Bob Dylan Finally Has His Nobel Prize

Nearly 6 months after his win was announced

(Newser) - Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal, almost six months after his win was announced. Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference...

Bob Dylan Finally Gets Around to His Nobel

He'll stop by Stockholm to pick up that Literature prize he won months ago

(Newser) - Bob Dylan will be knockin' on the Swedish Academy's door this weekend to finally pick up his Nobel Prize in Literature. Rolling Stone reports that the singer-songwriter, who famously didn't reply right away upon learning he'd won the prize in October—and who sent singer Patti Smith...

Bob Dylan Reveals What Sinatra Told Him About Blue Eyes

Dylan gave a rare and lengthy interview this week

(Newser) - Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted to his website Wednesday, the AP reports. In the Q&A with author Bill Flanagan, Dylan recalls Sinatra telling him, "You and...

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