1. Rewinding the Charts: In 1974, Bob Dylan Scored His First No. 1 Album

    February 16, 2015 11:05 AM EST Then 32, Dylan briefly left Columbia for Asylum – then came back, after reuniting with The Band and topping the Billboard 200. BOB DYLAN'S PLANET WAVES BECAME his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 at a time of great change – and enormous publ ...

  2. Bob Dylan: 'I Wasn't Dissing Merle' in MusiCares Award Speech

    February 13, 2015 7:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Bob Dylan is downplaying his comments about Merle Haggard from his MusiCares Person of the Year Award acceptance speech last week, saying he has "the highest regard for him, his songs, his talent." In his bold speech at the gala, Dylan gav ...

  3. Bob Dylan Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums

    February 13, 2015 3:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Dylan reigns with 'Shadows in the Night.' Plus, Imagine Dragons scores first leader on Adult Alternative Songs. Bob Dylan 's 36th studio album, Shadows in the Night , opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with 50,00 ...

  4. Bob Dylan Announces Monthlong Spring Tour

    February 12, 2015 8:07 PM EST Bob Dylan will be hitting the road in April for a month of shows supporting his new album, Shadows in the Night .  Elvis Costello Hails Bob Dylan's Latest As 'One of the Greatest Records He's Ever Made' On Thursday music icon a ...

  5. Bob Dylan Announces Monthlong Spring Tour

    February 12, 2015 8:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Bob Dylan will be hitting the road in April for a month of shows supporting his new album, Shadows in the Night .  Elvis Costello Hails Bob Dylan's Latest As 'One of the Greatest Records He's Ever Made' On Thursday music icon ann ...

  6. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST '1989' ties 'Fearless' as Swift's longest-running No. 1 album. As forecast , Taylor Swift's 1989 claims an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart , tying Fearless as Swift's longest-running No. 1 effort. ...

  7. Read Bob Dylan's Full MusiCares Gala Speech

    February 07, 2015 7:15 PM EST 1.333 k 206 45 When Bob Dylan took the stage on Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year at its annual dinner, the iconic singer/songwriter's "thank you" speech was a lengthy 40 ...

  8. Tom Morello, Bonnie Raitt Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan at MusiCares Gala

    February 07, 2015 4:34 PM EST Even though Bob Dylan opted not to play Friday night when he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year annual dinner at the Los Angeles Convention Center, he had his hand in every performance. Billboard talked to several of the evening's ...

  9. Fifth Harmony's 'Reflection' Racing Toward Top 10 Debut

    February 06, 2015 8:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Also heading for the Billboard 200's top 10: 'Now 53,' Diana Krall & Bob Dylan. While Taylor Swift 's 1989 seems set for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, there's quite a few new albums winging their ...

  10. Taylor Swift's '1989' Going for 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 05, 2015 8:22 PM EST Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 album is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart -- tying Swift's own Fearless for the diva's longest-running No. 1 set. Industry forecasters suggest 1989 may move around 95,00 ...

  11. Tim Drummond, Bassist for Neil Young, CSNY, Dylan, Dies at 74

    January 12, 2015 1:04 PM EST Tim Drummond , the session bassist who gained acclaim for his work on Neil Young 's recordings in the 1970s before playing with a who's who of singer-songwriters including Bob Dylan , died Jan. 10 in St. Louis County, Mo. He was 74. Cros ...

  12. Bob Dylan's Music Video Casting Call Is Peak Dylan

    January 09, 2015 5:42 PM EST With Bob Dylan 's 10 millionth studio album -- Shadows in the Night , an all Frank Sinatra covers LP -- set for release on Feb. 3, it's high time to break out the 8mm camera and get a new Dylan music video in the can. Jimmy Carter to Pre ...

  13. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was ...

  14. Early Bob Dylan Lyrics Fail to Sell at NYC Auction

    December 04, 2014 8:31 PM EST The lyrics of two early unrecorded Bob Dylan songs have failed to find a buyer at a New York auction. The typed lyrics including handwritten annotations were offered Thursday (Dec. 4) at Christie's. Bob Dylan Lyrics Could Go for $60K at Aucti ...

  15. Nickelback Debuts At No. 1 on Top Rock Albums with 'No Fixed Address'

    November 28, 2014 11:02 AM EST Nickelback arrives at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with No Fixed Address , selling 80,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the band's fourth consecutive leader on the chart with a studio a ...

  16. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Whitney Houston Returns to the Top 40

    November 21, 2014 6:38 PM EST Plus: Queen nets its highest-charting album since 1992. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift 's 1989 spent a third straight week at No. 1, selling another 312,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen So ...

  17. Veteran Concert Promoter Ron Delsener Dishes on His Milestone-Packed Career Booking David Bowie, The Beatles and More

    November 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST The recipient of Billboard's Golden Circle Award discusses his milestone-packed 50-year career as a concert promoter. What are some of the memorable shows you’ve booked? Ron Delsener: There are thousands of them: the Halloween celebrations ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 : ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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& ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

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