Billboard Bits: Dylan, 'Gabba Gabba,' Shelton/Lambert
Amazon.com today (Sept. 8) premiered the video for a new Bob Dylan song, "Dreamin' of You," starring veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton as a Dylan bootlegger traveling the country to peddle hiAmazon.com today (Sept. 8) premiered the video for a new Bob Dylan song, "Dreamin' of You," starring veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton as a Dylan bootlegger traveling the country to peddle his wares.
"Dreamin'" is the first taste of "Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8," due Oct. 7 via Columbia, which rounds up 27 rarities from the past 20-odd years of Dylan's career.
Dylan recently wrapped a nationwide tour in Santa Barbara, Calif., and is currently endorsing a line of hand-signed Horner Signature Series Harmonicas.
-- Jaclyn Albert, N.Y.
The Roots, Jimmy Eat World, Ladytron, MGMT, Mates Of State, Datarock, Mixmaster Mike and the Ting Tings are among the musical guests confirmed for the new season of Nick Jr.'s award-winning kids show "Yo Gabba Gabba," which premieres Sept. 22.
Rapper Biz Markie will return with his "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment, while Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh will reprise "Mark's Magic Pictures," a drawing segment. Film/TV stars Jack Black, Jack McBrayer, Rachel Dratch and Amy Sedaris will also appear throughout the new season.
-- Laura O'Connor, N.Y.
Country couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are teaming for a short fall tour set to begin Oct. 3 at the Virginia State Fair in Richmond, Va., and run through Nov. 8 in Dallas. Lambert and Shelton will each play their own set but will join each other for an acoustic portion and again for the encore, according to their reps.
In related news, Shelton is eyeing an early '09 release for his next studio album, which will feature the song "She Wouldn't Be Gone."
Here are Lambert/Shelton's tour dates:
Oct. 3: Richmond, Va. (Virginia State Fair)
Oct. 10: Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Show Me Center)
Oct. 1: Pikesville, Ky. (Eastern Kentucky Expo Center)
Oct. 17: Phoenix (Arizona State Fair)
Oct. 18: Primm, Nev. (Star of the Valley Casino)
Oct. 23: Waterloo, Iowa (McElroy Auditorium)
Oct. 24: Lacrosse, Wis. (Lacross Center)
Nov. 8: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
-- Jaclyn Albert, N.Y.