1. 10 Reasons Why Willie Nelson's Farm Aid Is Unlike Any Other Music Festival

    September 18, 2016 8:48 PM EDT The 31st annual Farm Aid concert, benefiting the nation’s family farmers, rolled into Bristow, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 17, with the organization’s guiding foursome — Willie Nelson , Neil Young , John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews — joined during the day-long festival at the Jiffy Lube Live…

  2. Here's Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine Slaying 'Wagon Wheel' on Harmonica

    August 16, 2016 6:27 PM EDT Hillary Clinton picked Virginia Senator Tim Kaine out of a crowded field of vice-presidential hopefuls last month, and he’s since joined her on the campaign trail. We’ll be getting pretty familiar with the guy over the next few months, and many Democrats warmed up to Kaine by hearing about…

  3. Inside Charlie Daniels' Improbable Ride Into the Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 10, 2016 1:20 PM EDT "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" helps the new inductee bridge country music and southern rock. When Charlie Daniels stopped on March 31, 1967, to put gas in the tank of his vehicle on his way out of Nashville, he noticed a lot of activity at a barn-like structure on the corner of…

  4. Songwriters Behind Miranda Lambert Hit Address Cultural Chaos During Election Cycle

    July 22, 2016 11:17 AM EDT When  Miranda Lambert  brought the award-winning “The House That Built Me” to the public, plenty of people connected with the internal heartache and loss of self that the song represented. To the men who wrote it,  Tom Douglas  and  Allen Shamblin , “The House That Built Me” began to look a…

  5. Bob Dylan Says 'I'll Never Be Famous' In This Rare 1962 Interview That's Been Turned Into a Cartoon

    June 29, 2016 11:51 AM EDT It's hard to believe, but there was a time when Bob Dylan never imagined he'd be a rock star. In fact, that time can be rounded out to somewhere around March 11, 1962, when the then-fresh faced singer sat down with fellow folkie Cynthia Gooding to talk about the pending release of…

  6. How Cameron Crowe's Big Name Music Connections Helped Out on 'Roadies'

    June 24, 2016 5:17 PM EDT Roadies , the showtime series from Cameron Crowe that debuts June 26, isn’t just about the exploits of the road crew for a fictional rock band as they crisscross America on an arena tour. It also is an outlet for the director of such films as Almost Famous, Singles and the Pearl Jam…

  7. Bob Dylan Brings Out the Oldies -- Sinatra's, and Not So Much His -- at L.A. Concert

    June 18, 2016 11:15 AM EDT At L.A.'s Shrine, Dylan established that songs from the mid-century crooner era and his own fiery 21st-century output could mix, after all. If you’re coming to Bob Dylan ’s show this summer to hear the classics, you’re in luck. “What’ll I Do,” “All or Nothing at All,” “Why Try to…

  8. Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman' Leads Tight Race for U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2016 3:17 AM EDT Ariana Grande is battling it out with Richard Ashcroft in a tight race for the U.K. albums chart crown. Grande’s third album Dangerous Woman  (Republic) is at No. 1 on the midweek chart, just 100 sales ahead of Ashcroft’s These People ( Righteous Phonographic) , the former Verve…

  9. The Wallflowers' 'Bringing Down the Horse' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Look Back

    May 22, 2016 12:49 PM EDT Someone had to say it, so in 1993, Adam Duritz did: "I wanna be Bob Dylan ." To some degree, the Counting Crows frontman was speaking for every roots-rock singer-songwriter on the planet. Everyone except Jakob Dylan . The youngest of four children born to Bob Dylan and Sara Lowndes,…

  10. Desert Trip Mega-Concert Featuring McCartney & The Stones Sold Out in 3 Hours: Sources

    May 11, 2016 4:11 PM EDT The two-weekend fest's estimated gross of $150 million will be highest Boxscore ever. In a testament to the tremendous box office power of its headliners, all of whom are some 50 years or more into their respective careers, Desert Trip in Indio, California, has sold out both weekends,…

  11. Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos to Release Solo Album in June

    April 08, 2016 3:30 PM EDT Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos -- whose band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night (April 8) by Kid Rock -- will be releasing a solo album, Greetings From Bunezuela! , on June 24. The 13-song album, arriving on eOne Music, includes 10 cover tracks, such as…

  12. Watch Adele Invite Newly Engaged Couple Onstage at London Show

    March 16, 2016 12:36 PM EDT Adele has already broken phenomenal records in the industry, and now she's been breaking hearts with beautiful fan moments on her world tour. She gave us another tear jerker last night (March 15), when she invited a couple who'd just gotten engaged in the audience to join her…

  13. Bob Dylan's Legendary Written Archives Released, To Be Housed in Oklahoma

    March 02, 2016 10:51 AM EST The treasure trove reveals Barbra Streisand once (perhaps jokingly) asked Dylan to collaborate. Bob Dylan diehards might want to cancel their next trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reroute to Tulsa, Okla. A 6,000-piece bounty of Dylan’s private writings -- some of them long rumored…

  14. Bob Dylan Recording New Album at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood

    February 14, 2016 3:24 PM EST Bob Dylan is back in Studio B at Hollywood’s famed Capitol Studios recording the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2015 album, Shadows in the Night , engineer Al Schmitt told Billboard Feb. 11 at the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing’s salute to Rick Rubin in L.A. Jimmy…

  15. Grammys 2016: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

    February 04, 2016 12:00 PM EST Two Billboard critics survey the field, from Lamar vs. Swift to Dylan vs. Manilow, with a wary eye on the "Beck factor." Jody Rosen Is this Kendrick Lamar 's year? The stars seem to be aligned for Lamar, who has a near-record 11 ­nominations. To Pimp a Butterfly was the year&…

  16. Jimmy Fallon Channels Bob Dylan for Cover of Drake's 'Hotline Bling': Watch

    January 14, 2016 4:42 AM EST Jimmy Fallon sure can do a swell Bob Dylan impersonation.  The Tonight Show  host channeled Dylan for a cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” on Wednesday’s show, complete with that distinctive gravely voice. And for that added touch of authenticity, the clip was shot on hand-held camera with a…

  17. With Justin Bieber's Blessing, Charity Choir Edges 'Love Yourself' in U.K. Chart Christmas Showdown

    December 25, 2015 3:54 PM EST The U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 single was confirmed today (Christmas Day) as "A Bridge Over You" (Emubands) by the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir. It won the most closely-fought race for the festive honors since 2009, narrowly beating Justin Bieber 's "Love…

  18. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Justin Bieber's Artist 100 Milestone & More

    November 21, 2015 10:00 AM EST The latest  Billboard  charts saw Justin Bieber find his Purpose  on the charts and Chris Stapleton continue to reap the rewards of his CMA Awards domination. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard Artist 100 Chart for First Time Here are 13 things you need to know about this week's charts:  1. We…

  19. Bob Dylan Scores First No. 1 on Top Rock Albums From Long-Running 'Bootleg Series'

    November 18, 2015 4:12 PM EST The 12th volume of the icon's 'Bootleg Series' is the first to lead the list. Bob Dylan 's The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: 1965-1966, The Best of the Cutting Edge debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Rock Albums and Folk Albums charts (dated Nov. 28) with 14,000 in first…

  20. Bob Dylan's Most Prolific Period Revisited (Again) in 'Bootleg Series Volume 12': Album Review

    November 06, 2015 7:30 PM EST With  Bob Dylan ’s longstanding bootleg series and its elongated  contextualization  of his universally lauded craft, the scholarly reconsideration of archival recordings has become something of a cottage industry for our most famous bard, as well it should. The latest edition of the…

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