Bob Dylan

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    October 17, 2014

    Life Lessons From Bob Dylan, In Illustrated Form

    The answers to many of life's great questions, my friend, are lurking in the wisdom of Bob Dylan. Over his long, fruitful life he has said and sung a great many things to inspire the mere mortals following along.Sure, you can spend $200 this November, and pick up The Lyrics: Since 1962, a book that ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Watch Bill Murray cover Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm"

    Actor, St. Paul Saints part-owner, and cover artist Bill Murray gave Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm" a shot in his latest film. As we reported recently, Murray met Dylan after the bard's performance at Midway Stadium in 1997, and the movie star returned to the ballpark for its final regular se ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Bob Dylan's 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in November

    Following Bob Dylan's successful run of AmericanaramA shows last summer -- which brought him to Midway Stadium for a memorable night last July -- Dylan's never-ending tour rolls on with a series of far more intimate theater shows this fall. Those newly announced dates also includes a run of three ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Bob Dylan-themed restaurant in Hibbing seeks public support

    For 30 years, Zimmy's bar and restaurant in Bob Dylan's old hometown of Hibbing has served as a makeshift museum for fans and an important cultural landmark. Sadly, Zimmy's closed recently, but they have started up an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to help reopen one of the favorite watering holes a ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Lost Bob Dylan lyrics get the Mermaid Avenue treatment on new album

    An artist as prolific as Bob Dylan must have countless stacks of half-formed songs and scribbled lyrics -- and hundreds of abandoned acetates -- forming a dusty creative trail all the way back to the '60s. It's easy to say that these long-forgotten musical castaways would be an improvement on today' ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Bob Dylan left 149 acetate records sitting in an NYC closet for 40 years

    For Bob Dylan rarity hunters, this could be one of the biggest scores yet.A record dealer has just revealed details of a find at a Greenwich Village building in New York City. Inside two boxes marked "Old Records" were 149 acetates -- test pressings created using a recording lathe -- used by Dylan d ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Bob Dylan-themed restaurant, Zimmy's, closes its doors

    The owners of Zimmy's, a Bob Dylan-themed restaurant in Hibbing, Minnesota where Dylan grew up announced on Thursday that they would be closing after 30 years of business. The announcement follows months of struggles with tax delinquency, which led to the loss of Zimmy's liquor license. Though they ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Danny Brown is in the new Bob Dylan video

    Somehow, Bob Dylan has done it again. His 48-year-old song "Like a Rolling Stone" finally has a music video today, and it's by far one of the best music videos ever created.With several different complete versions filmed, the viewer can create millions of different combinations by "changing channels ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Bob Dylan is releasing his entire catalog on a harmonica-shaped USB

    How many different copies of Blood On the Tracks can a person rightfully own? Bob Dylan is betting on at least one more with the Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One. This is the big one.Sure, a well-heeled fan can pony up for the CD box featuring his 35 studio albums and countless live reco ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a mildly disturbing album teaser from Poliça to promote their forthcoming record, Shulamith. We're also featuring a newly discovered gem ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Bob Dylan reveals The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait

    As any die-hard Bob Dylan fan knows, his studio albums represent a fraction of his prolific creative output. Many of Dylan's gems never received an official release until years after they were recorded, whether through the Bootleg Series or the Basement Tapes, but many legendary sessions remain avai ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Bob Dylan returns to the north country

    The birth and death of Bob Dylan's Americana dream

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    June 12, 2013

    New Bob Dylan biography based on road manager's tapes in the works

    Bob Dylan's penetrating but cautiously restrained 2004 autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One, provided significant insight and observations from the enigmatic songwriter. Since then, the wait for Volume Two has been a long and so far fruitless one for longtime Dylan fanatics. But a revealing new bo ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Bob Dylan sculpture could be coming to Duluth

    In person, Bob Dylan is just over 5'6". But a 12-and-a-half-foot likeness of him might soon tower over Duluth if a new $160,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal. Sculptor Tom Page is spearheading the project, dubbed Dylan by Duluth, which is meant to "capture Dylan in his earlier years, as he s ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Bob Dylan unveils tour dates with Wilco and My Morning Jacket -- St. Paul in July

    Bob Dylan is now a 71-year-old force to be reckoned with on his own. With Tempest, he proved for the umpteenth time that he's still got the mind and the artistic means to topple anyone in the exclusive club of Americana musicians. And, the guy never stops touring, it seems.After he does some dates f ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Bob Dylan voted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Throughout Bob Dylan's long, illustrious life, he's deservedly received just about every award and accolade imaginable. And as he gets older, it seems that those forms of recognition become increasingly distinguished and significant. That distinctive trend continues with the recent announcement tha ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    The Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis shines spotlight on '60s Greenwich Village folk scene

    Locally bred Oscar-winning auteurs Joel and Ethan Coen have never shied away from drawing inspiration from their Minnesota upbringing to use in their films. Both Fargo and A Serious Man candidly reflect all-too-familiar aspects of life around these parts as well as lasting impressions that the creat ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Bob Dylan at Xcel Energy Center, 11/7/12

    Bob DylanWith Mark KnopflerXcel Center, St. PaulNovember 7, 2012Bob Dylan last performed in the Twin Cities on election night 2008. For most of us gathered that evening in the Northrop Auditorium, he actually broke the news that Barack Obama had won the election and would be the next president, tell ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Bob Dylan's most memorable Minnesota performances (1998-2008)

    As Minnesota prepares to welcome our most famous native son, Bob Dylan, back to the Xcel Energy Center tonight for what surely will be a celebratory performance given the election results yesterday, longtime fans certainly let their minds wander to the countless times they've seen Dylan over the yea ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Five underrated Bob Dylan songs from oft-forgotten albums

    As the excitement continues to grow for Bob Dylan's first Twin Cities performance in four years Wednesday night in St. Paul, fans are surely gearing themselves up for the show by digging through Dylan's prestigious back catalog and taking pleasure from the countless number of hits spread throughout ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Bob Dylan releases "Duquesne Whistle" video, plans unique promotion for Tempest

    See Also: Bob Dylan discusses Tempest; is it his last album? Bob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for Tempest, his 35th studio album As the anticipation continues to grow for Bob Dylan's forthcoming new record, Tempest, the first full track from that record, "Duquesne Whistle," had it ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Bob Dylan and the Band's collaborative history detailed in Down in the Flood

    Down in the Flood, a new documentary chronicling the early collaborative years of Bob Dylan and the Band, debuts on September 25. Making a documentary on these musicians is not a new idea -- we've already seen Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home and The Last Waltz, to name just two -- but given the ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Bob Dylan discusses Tempest; is it his last album?

    See Also:  Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of FreedomBob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for TempestSpeculation about Bob Dylan's 35th studio album has been flying around since early March, when Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo gave an interview to the Aspen Times. In t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Dan Israel on Bob Dylan and Blood On the Tracks Live event

    See Also:William DeVogue claims to be Bob Dylan's first sonBob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for Tempest, his 35th studio albumWith the recent announcement of a new album and forthcoming St. Paul show, the local adulation for Bob Dylan shows no sign of dying down anytime soon. And th ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Bob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for Tempest, his 35th studio album

    See Also:William DeVogue claims to be Bob Dylan's first sonBob Dylan has been on quite a run in 2012. In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his debut record in March, he also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom shortly after his 71st birthday in May. Dylan's fruitf ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    William DeVogue claims to be Bob Dylan's first son

    See Also:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listBob Dylan to receive the Presidential Medal of FreedomBob Dylan's 71st birthday brings celebrations all over MinnesotaFor decades it's been assumed that Bob Dylan's first serious romance began with Suze Rotolo in 1961. Dylan met Rotolo in Gr ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Bob Dylan's 71st birthday brings celebrations all over Minnesota

    It would seem that each and every year in the illustrious, celebrated career of Bob Dylan is a good one. But as Dylan celebrates his 71st birthday today, he can no doubt look back at the past year with an added feeling of pride. Not only did he witness the 50th anniversary of his debut record, b ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #10-1

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory about Minnesota without ever becoming full-time residen ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Bob Dylan to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    With the countless accolades and awards that Bob Dylan has received throughout his 50-plus years in the music industry, you would think that he's achieved everything an artist can possibly hope for, and that there couldn't conceivably be another new honor that could be bestowed upon the legendar ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Ten videos using Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" cue-card concept

    ​Bob Dylan make one of the earliest "music videos" ever with a clip from D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 documentary Don't Look Back. Accompanying the masterful "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Dylan daftly tosses cue cards that wittily accompany his lyrics with the occasional misspelling ("suckcess").This w ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Bob Dylan's debut album released 50 years ago today

    ​For all of the profound mythologizing that is done over the illustrious music career of Bob Dylan, he began the process just like any other musician with the bold but tentative first steps of a debut record. While very few Dylan enthusiasts will list Bob Dylan as among their favorite (or even ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    'This Day in Bob Dylan' iPad/iPhone app released

    ​If you ever find yourself thinking, 'I wonder what Bob Dylan was up to on this date in 1972,' then software creators This Day In Music Apps definitely have the product for you. They have just put together a 'This Day In Bob Dylan' iPad/iPhone app which documents famous events from the musicia ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Bob Dylan: Art plagiarist?

    ​Bob Dylan's artwork is on display in a Lower East Side gallery in NYC this month, giving fans a chance to take "a visual journey" through Bob Dylan's life through paintings that the gallery says are inspired by Dylan's travels and provide "firsthand depictions of people, street scenes, architectu ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    50 cool facts about the Minnesota music scene

    Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Greil Marcus talks Bob Dylan at Magers and Quinn

    Photo by Thierry Arditti​When it was time for Greil Marcus to start his reading last night at Magers and Quinn, he suddenly realized that his emcee had gone missing--off, he later suggested, to use the bathroom. So the 65-year old author, perhaps the most famous of all living rock critics, walked ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Zoo Animal, the Goondas cover Bob Dylan

    Photo by Emily Utne​As part of an overwhelming display of love for Bob Dylan on his 70th birthday this past Tuesday, Radio K invited four different local bands into their studios to play three-song sets of Bob Dylan covers. All four bands offered up interesting takes on some of the Minnesota-born ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    17 ways to celebrate Bob Dylan's 70th birthday in Minnesota

    ​Minnesota's most famous expatriate and one of the most respected songwriters of our time, Bob Dylan, is celebrating his 70th birthday today. How do you honor the man who has received every honor in the world? We thought of a few ways you could pay your respects today.

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    May 18, 2011

    Bob Dylan's 70th birthday celebrations start this weekend

    ​Next Tuesday, May 24, Minnesota's oldest enigma turns 70 years old. Not surprisingly, there are a few celebrations planned around town, and some reminiscences elsewhere as well.

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    April 8, 2011

    Bob Dylan in Beijing: Photos, videos, and set list

    ​A first in his career and a first for China, Bob Dylan set off on a tour of Asia this week. Finally after the typical government crackdown that prevented him from playing there a year ago he finally got the go ahead starting with a gig in Taiwan last Sunday and the highly anticipated performance ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Rebecca Black's 'Friday' covered by Fake Bob Dylan

    ​Question: How do you know when a YouTube sensation has gone over-the-top crazy viral and is in danger of invading our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams? Answer: When a cover of said viral song by a guy who sings like Bob Dylan gets over a million views in a week.

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    March 8, 2011

    Bob Dylan gets the green light to play China

    ​After being barred from performing in China by the Ministry of Culture last year for unknown reasons, Bob Dylan has received the go-ahead to perform two dates in April. It will mark the first time Dylan has performed in mainland China in his five-decade-long career.

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    March 3, 2011

    Bob Dylan applies to play China tour dates

    Is this man too controversial for China?​Bob Dylan hasn't given up on China. A year after refusing Dylan permission to play tour dates in Shanghai and Beijing, China's Ministry of Culture is reviewing an application for the Minnesota-born folk singer to schedule two shows in the country this ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Paper Tiger drops Prince mixtape

    ​As per usual, the Doomtree crew are staying busy during these frigid months.

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    December 23, 2010

    Bob Dylan crew imposter fesses up to weird pizza prank

    ​Last month, we reported on a bizarre story of Bob Dylan impersonation that left a Massachusetts pizza joint stiffed on an order for 178 pizzas. An unidentified man purported to be a member of Dylan's touring crew, ordered $4,000 worth of pizzas, kept the staff up until 5:30 a.m. filling his order ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Remix Bob Dylan for fun and profit

    ​Want to go to SXSW for free? Like Sony Music Entertainment Corporation? Then you might like to try your hand at remixing Bob Dylan for a contest sponsored by Sony. I did, and boy is my rage tired...

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    October 8, 2010

    Bob Dylan to be added to MN Walk of Fame

    ​The Minnesota Walk of Fame (i.e. the gold stars for Loni Anderson, Tippi Hedron, and Marion Ross in front of the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis) will soon be expanded to honor a wider selection of local celebrities, starting with the addition of one of Minnesota's most famous expats, Bob D ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Bob Dylan left off of Vatican newspaper's list of best albums of all time

    Perhaps he didn't forbid condom use enough for their taste?

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    December 10, 2009

    Dylan's Drummer Boy video drops

    Because nothing says Christmas like an aging misanthropic wizened folk antihero.

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    October 14, 2009

    Stream Bob Dylan's "Must Be Santa"

    Stream a bizarre new track from Bob Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart."

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    August 26, 2009

    Bob Dylan to release Christmas album on October 13

    "Christmas in the Heart" will feature a collection of holiday standards.

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