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8 Great Punk Covers of Classic Songs: Minor Threat, Big Black, and more

If an artist does a cover version of a song, but doesn't really change anything about it, then there's not really a point in doing it at all (listen to Seal's version of "Let's Stay Together" and tell me why it had to be made). However, these eight ...

7 Artists Who Released Multiple Classic Albums in One Year: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and more

It’s rare enough for an artist to release just one classic album over the span of their entire career, but somehow, these seven artists managed to release multiple classic albums over the span of a single year.

6 Bands That Were Backing Bands for Other Artists: The Eagles, the Band, and more

The ideal career for most bands it to achieve success by playing their own songs, but some bands have very successfully performed as backing bands for other well-known artists. Here are six bands who did just that.

6 Famous Musicians Accused of Racism: Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and more

In an email sent to Pitchfork yesterday, drummer Kliph Scurlock explained why he was fired from the Flaming Lips, blaming singer Wayne Coyne and accusing him of racism. In our increasingly progressive society, accusations of racism are thrown around ...

6 Albums Divided Into Two Distinct Halves: The Beatles, David Bowie, and more

Before the invention of CDs, artists had to sequence their albums with consideration to the two sides of a record, meaning that each half of the album had to flow and feel complete on its own. This resulted in many albums where the two sides are ...

5 Artists Whose Lyrics Are Better Than Their Music

When talking about his songwriting, Kurt Cobain was once said “music comes first and lyrics come second.” Most songwriters and music fans place the importance of a song’s music over its lyrical content, but there are some singers whose lyrics ...

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, who inspired Bob Dylan's song 'Hurricane,' dead at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the wrongfully imprisoned boxer who inspired Bob Dylan's 1975 song "Hurricane," died Sunday morning at the age of 76. As the New York Times reports, Carter had been suffering from prostate cancer and died in his sleep at his ...

7 Classic Albums That Were Recorded Extremely Quickly: Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, and more

In an era where My Bloody Valentine takes 20 years to record an album, it’s easy to forget that recording a good album doesn’t need to take a very long time. In fact, some of the greatest albums of all time were recorded in no time at all. Here ...

Nine Artists Who Re-Recorded Their Own Songs: Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, and more

Musicians love doing their own interpretations of songs written by other people, but sometimes they make the unusual choice of recording new versions of their own songs. Sometimes this is done to improve on the original, but other times they simply ...

Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello and more recording unreleased Bob Dylan songs with T-Bone Burnett for upcoming album, 'Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes'

Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Elvis Costello have teamed up with producer T-Bone Burnett to write music for and record two dozen recently ...

Laurello, Lerew or Warren: Sō Percussion to Premiere One American Composers Forum National Finalist in New Jersey

Sō Percussion's unique style of ensemble infuses all things struck and battered. Sure, composers the likes of Edgard Varèse, John Cage and Steve Reich have passed down their percussive theories, but this quartet has formulated a repertoire--if not ...

Dylanology: Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Revives Interest in Dave Van Ronk, the Real Mayor of MacDougal Street

Yesterday, Classicalite published my piece on the importance of staying relevant in our ever-changing world. As such thinking is wont to do, it met with a bit of criticism. Occasionally, yes, music and culture that begins outside the mainstream ...

Phosphorescent releases simply beautiful take on Bob Dylan 'Tomorrow Is A Long Time' for 'Sweetheart 2014'

Believe it or not, Valentine's Day is right around the corner. To help celebrate, Starbucks is releasing its annual Sweetheart compilation album, full of indie rock covers of some of music's most beautiful and classic love songs. In the spirit of ...

Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott-Heron and Malcolm Cecil Reflect on How They Created Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Music and politics are often at an impasse. It's arguable the affect music can have as a force behind political motion--and how music can ultimately effect change on a large scale.

Some 50 Years Later, Bob Dylan's 'Tarantula' Resurfaces...Chaos and All

"Please leave the politics out and just read the damn thing for yourself." -- Ian Holubiak

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