1. We Spoke to a Scientist Who Sneaks Bob Dylan Lyrics Into His Writing

    September 30, 2014 3:19 PM EDT Have you heard about the scientists who sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into their writings? Lately, the internet has caught onto the story of a small group of Swedish scientists who take their Dylan fandom to very clinical levels. For instance, an article ...

  2. Last Waltz: An Elegy for the iPod Classic

    September 23, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Across twenty-three thousand songs, one muso's dying refrain. Recent news about Apple discontinuing the iPod Classic was cause for some mild nostalgia among longtime users. Inevitably, massive music storage devices like the Classic (which ...

  3. Emerging Picks of the Week: Death From Above 1979, James Bay & More

    September 19, 2014 2:36 PM EDT As we move into autumn, we've rounded up our favorite tracks that have gained on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Our first three picks capture an international scope, featuring performers from Canada, Australia and Great Brita ...

  4. Hear Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford & Jim James Perform 'New' Bob Dylan Song 'Married to My Hack'

    September 02, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A second song from 'Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes' has arrived. The second taste of the highly-anticipated  Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes  collection -- which features new recordings of shelved Bob Dylan  lyrics fro ...

  5. SiriusXM Has Good Week in Important Legal Battle Over Pre-1972 Music

    August 28, 2014 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 A judge is leaning toward rejecting jury instructions proposed by Warner, Universal and Sony. SiriusXM could be on the verge of fending off the first major challenge in an ongoing lawsuit brought by major record labels over its royalty-free broadcas ...

  6. Bob Dylan's Lost Lyrics Interpreted by T Bone Burnett and Friends, Set for Release

    August 19, 2014 2:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 The forthcoming album and Showtime special features Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Marcus Mumford and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, among others. Anticipation -- if not hype -- is officially high for the Nov. 11 release of T Bone B ...

  7. Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

    August 18, 2014 4:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 If Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, or Led Zeppelin were to audition for American Idol today, would any of them have earned a Golden Ticket to Hollywood? The short answer to that, according to hit songwriter Linda Perry , star of VH1's Make or Break : ...

  8. Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Is Packed: Dylan, Arcade Fire and 39 More

    July 21, 2014 2:36 PM EDT From Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire, Linklater's latest indie doesn't skimp. A version of this article first appeared in the July 26th issue of Billboard Magazine. The most commonly cited number associated with Richard Linklater’s "Boyhoo ...

  9. Johnny Winter, Blues Torchbearer: An Appreciation

    July 17, 2014 2:36 PM EDT From the moment Johnny Winter made his national debut on the stage at Woodstock until his death Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, he played the role of blues proselytizer. Winter, who had turned 70 in February, was drawing on the same well in 2014 ...

  10. Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary

    July 16, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles as a live act, tracing their days from the clubs of Liverpool, England, and Hamburg, Germany, to their final appearance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. Apple Corps Ltd., Imagine E ...

  11. Trove of Bob Dylan Acetates, ca. 1969-70, Found in NYC Closet

    July 02, 2014 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Most people discover a rogue sock or a handful of wire hangers when emptying a closet during a move. One music historian ended up with much, much more this spring, when two boxes jammed with rare Bob Dylan acetates turned up in a New York City apart ...

  12. Bob Dylan 'Like a Rolling Stone' Draft Sells For Record $2 Million

    June 24, 2014 9:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 A draft of one of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," sold Tuesday for $2 million, which the auction house called a world record for a popular music manuscript. A working draft of the finished song ...

  13. John Mayer's Beyonce Cover Soars Onto Hot Rock Songs Chart

    June 06, 2014 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mayer's folk-rock take on 'XO' launches at No. 13. Plus, chart action for Foster the People, Neil Young, Jack White and Sharon Van Etten John Mayer's rendition of Beyoncé's "XO" starts at No. 13 on Billboard's ...

  14. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 1.864 k 173 2 My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift rea ...

  15. Pharrell, Jay Z, Beyonce Win Webby Awards

    April 28, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Kimmell and Conan O'Brien were also among the winners, announced Monday. The winners of the Webby Awards were announced on Monday, and Pharrell Williams won the Webby and People& ...

  16. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan, Dies at 76

    April 20, 2014 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted hom ...

  17. Neil Young Quietly Releases Covers Album for Online Sale

    April 18, 2014 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young’s new covers album “A Letter Home” was quietly released for sale Friday without formal announcement. The album is out via Jack White’s Third Man Records online shop on 12-inch vinyl a day before Record Store Day. It will be sold through p ...

  18. Bob Dylan Off the Hook in French Anti-Discrimination Case

    April 16, 2014 4:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 French prosecutors have dropped the charges leveled at Bob Dylan last year after the singer made comments about Croatians that were alleged to violate the country's anti-discrimination laws, the Wall Street Journal reports . Instead, law offici ...

  19. France Drops Anti-Discrimination Case Against Bob Dylan

    April 16, 2014 10:47 AM EDT French prosecutors have dropped the charges levelled at Bob Dylan last year after the singer made comments about Croatians that were alleged to violate the country's anti-discrimination laws, the Wall Street Journal reports . Instead, law off ...

  20. Rewinding The Charts: USA For Africa's 'We Are The World' Tops Hot 100

    April 13, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 29 years ago, the all-star ensemble hit No. 1 - and helped launch a legacy of philanthropy On Dec. 20, 1984, Harry Belafonte placed a call to nonprofit consultant/music manager Ken Kragen in hopes of staging a concert to raise funds to ...

  21. Lost Bob Dylan Songs to Be Reimagined by Peers on Upcoming Album

    March 25, 2014 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 A collection of unfinished Bob Dylan songs from the 1960s are finally getting the star treatment, though it's not coming from Dylan himself. An all-star cast of musicians has convened to take two dozen Dylan tunes, purportedly written around 19 ...

  22. Charlie Daniels Does Dylan on New Album: 'He Doesn't Have Boundaries'

    March 24, 2014 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 The country rock veteran played on three Dylan albums -- now, he's paying tribute with "Off The Grid: Doin' It Dylan' The names Bob Dylan and Charlie Daniels might not necessarily go together, but the southern rock giant says the ...

  23. Bill Ballard, Legendary Canadian Live Producer and Promoter, Dies at 67

    March 17, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Concert business pioneer Bill Ballard, who partnered with Michael Cohl 40 years ago in Toronto to create Concert Productions International (CPI) eventually presenting tours by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2 and Pink Floyd, died Friday after b ...

  24. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  25. Arcade Fire Nominated for Three mtvU Woodie Awards

    February 14, 2014 1:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian alternative rockers Arcade Fire leads this year's mtvU Woodie Awards nominations with three. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure and Chance the Rapper ...

  26. Record Labels Seek to Punish SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

    February 06, 2014 8:09 PM EST A lawsuit brought by record labels -- Sony, Universal, Warner and ABKCO* -- against SiriusXM has barely begun, and yet the case is skipping ahead to the issue of jury instruction. This is a dispute that is four decades in the making, ever since s ...

  27. Super Bowl Synch Report: 14 For Sony/ATV, 10 For Warner/Chappell, 9 For Universal In Record Year

    February 03, 2014 5:26 PM EST Sunday’s Super Bowl featured more current hits in commercials than have been seen in recent memory – if ever – which is already reaping sales and awareness benefits for new tracks from U2, Passenger, Zedd, Skylar Grey and others. So how did the to ...

  28. Morning Fix: Super Bowl Ads: All Music-Related Spots; Lyor Cohen on New Twitter Partnership (Q&A); Howard Stern's 60th B-day Bash with Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi, More

    February 03, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SUPER BOWL ADS: ALL THE MUSIC-RELATED SPOTS (UPDATED) Music dominated Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night (Feb. 2) just as much at the Seattle Seahawks did -– and not just Bruno Mars’ soulful halftime pe ...

  29. Bob Dylan's Super Bowl Blitz: Set to Star In Chrysler Commercial, Licenses 'I Want You' to Chobani (Exclusive)

    January 28, 2014 8:11 PM EST As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I Want You” hit the web on Tuesday, Billboard has confirmed that another Dylan-related spot will be airing on Sunday, this time starring the man himself. Dylan will star ...

  30. Martina McBride Returns With Soulful, Self-Released Covers Set ‘Everlasting’

    January 16, 2014 1:12 AM EST When Martina McBride started looking for material for her next album, she turned to the great soul singers Aretha Franklin and Etta James for inspiration. The country singer, known for her huge soprano voice, is self-releasing "Everlasting&quo ...

  31. Oscar Isaac Q&A: The 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star on Finding Folk Music, the Coen Brothers

    January 07, 2014 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Of all the films in contention for the Academy Awards, none is pushing its musical element stronger than CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis." Commercials for the Coen brothers' tale of a fictional folk singer knocking around Greenwi ...

  32. How Lyric Videos on YouTube Became Music's Hottest Star

    December 16, 2013 11:46 AM EST million views for less than $1,000? Major and indie labels are making big money and reaching young fans as DIY-style clips hit the streaming service. In the 1966 documentary Don't Look Back, Bob Dylan is featured in what, at the time, was ...

  33. Bob Dylan's Fender Strat From Famed Newport Show Fetches Nearly $1 Million

    December 07, 2013 8:08 AM EST Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Fol ...

  34. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Sells for Nearly $1 Million

    December 06, 2013 7:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million -- the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. A buyer identified only as a private individ ...

  35. Bob Dylan's Newport Stratocaster Going to Auction

    December 06, 2013 3:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. The festival was ...

  36. Bob Dylan Charged in France With Inciting Racial Hatred Following Nazi Remark

    December 03, 2013 11:52 AM EST Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been charged in France with incitement to racial hatred following comments he made to French Rolling Stone that compared Croats to Nazis and slave owners. Dylan was questioned and charged last month follow ...

  37. Bob Dylan Charged in France Over Racial Comments

    December 03, 2013 9:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been charged in France with incitement to racial hatred following comments he made to French Rolling Stone that compared Croats to Nazis and slave owners. Dylan was questioned and charged last month followin ...

  38. Bob Dylan Sued by Croats for Alleged 'Racism'

    November 30, 2013 8:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Bob Dylan was a prominent supporter of the U.S. civil rights movement, but that isn't stopping a Croatian group from suing him for "racism." According to Business Insider , a Croatian community association based in France is suing the ...

  39. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the su ...

  40. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the ...

  41. Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Video a Clever Novelty, But Can It Sell a 47-CD Box Set?

    November 20, 2013 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Jugglers and clowns or innocent lip-synchers? The first-ever video for Bob Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone"  is a user-driven novelty item, a chance to listen to one of rock 'n' roll's greatest monuments while channel surfing. ...

  42. Bob Dylan’s New 'Like a Rolling Stone’ Video: More DA Pennebaker or Victoria’s Secret Ad? Can It Sell a 47-CD Box Set?

    November 20, 2013 1:45 AM EST Jugglers and clowns or innocent lip-synchers? The first-ever video for  Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is a user-driven novelty item, a chance to listen to one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest monuments while channel surfing. It’s ultimate message ...

  43. Bob Dylan Receives France's Legion of Honor Following Controversy

    November 17, 2013 11:32 PM EST Famed pacifist Bob Dylan is now an officer. The singer became a member of France's Legion of Honor, the highest military and civil honor in France. He has been in the French capital of Paris for a series of concerts. During the private ceremo ...

  44. Keifer Thompson, 'Cruise,' Magic Mustang Among SESAC’s 2013 Nashville Music Awards Winners

    November 04, 2013 10:45 AM EST SESAC, honored the songwriters and music publishers at its annual Nashville Music Awards held Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  SESAC's Nashville Music Awards -- Photo Gallery Keifer Thompson, who performs with c ...

  45. Old Crow Medicine Singer Talks Opry, Sharing a CMA Nomination With Bob Dylan

    October 24, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The string band Old Crow Medicine Show was invited to become a member of a rather exclusive club in August: The Grand Ole Opry. "There always seems to be these dream moments in a country music life – like when Merle Haggard whispers something ...

  46. Nirvana, Lady Gaga Among Acts Releasing Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusives

    October 22, 2013 8:01 PM EDT Bob Dylan, Nirvana and Lady Gaga are among the acts releasing exclusive titles for this year's Black Friday event held by the organizers of Record Store Day. Back to Black Friday, the newest iteration of the annual event, features a number of ...

  47. Bob Dylan Bootlegs App Offers Mobile Experience for the Bard's Superfans

    October 09, 2013 11:27 AM EDT Columbia Records and Bob Dylan management have teamed up with relentlessGENERATOR, a division of Sony DADC, to create and launch the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series mobile application. The app, available today for the iOS via the app store, offers a on ...

  48. Robbie Robertson Open to Cleaning The Band's 'Basement Tapes' With Bob Dylan

    September 26, 2013 1:52 PM EDT The Band's storied past has been mined on two significant late-summer projects, and Robbie Robertson thinks more might be coming in the near future. Robertson himself helmed the just-released box set "Live at the Academy of Music 1971,&q ...

Pages