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Bob Dylan's 'Bootleg Series Vol. 12' Brings 'Blond on Blond,' 'Highway 61 Revisited' Outtakes

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The next installment of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series is a doozy. The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 is set to bring us alternate versions and outtakes from some of Dylan's most iconic recordings including Bringing It All Back Home, Blond on Blond and Highway 61 Revisited.READ MORE

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Longest Gaps Between Albums: Dr. Dre, Kraftwerk, Jeff Lynne and More

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Dr. Dre finally did away with all the conjecture last week when he released Compton, a follow-up to 2001 that 16 years in the making (his last album, despite its title, was dropped in 1999). That span marks two years longer than the time it took Axl Rose and company to release the Guns N' Roses notorious Chinese Democracy. Unlike that album however, Dre's has found a fan base that was expecting it all along and isn't disappointed with the results. Although it may not top the Billboard 200, facing stiff competition from Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights, the release of Compton will serve as one of the bigger drops of 2015 when all's told. Still, 16 years is hardly anything when compared with the longest gaps between releases.READ MORE

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7 Bands Keith Richards Hated (at the time): Led Zeppelin and The Beatles(?)

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Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones surprised the world this week when he claimed in an interview that The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'—what many consider to be the best album of all time—was a "mishmash of rubbish." Few people could maintain a career after dissing The Beatles, but Richards, regardless of whether we agree with him, has that sort of clout. And he didn't forgive his own band from experimenting with psychedelia, comparing the "rubbish" of 'Sgt. Pepper's' with the Stones' 'Their Satanic Majesties Request.' The guitarist wasn't shy about airing out his complaints regarding other huge acts, even when he was younger. In fact, during a 1969 interview with Rolling Stone, he badmouthed everyone from Led Zeppelin to, yes, The Beatles.READ MORE

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Prepare for 'The Wall' with The Best Pink Floyd Concert Videos; 'Pompeii,' 'Live 8' and More

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Good news for Pink Floyd fans, as it was announced that Roger Waters' The Wall will be broadcast in more than 300 U.S. movie theaters this fall. "The Wall" has been rightly hailed as one of the greatest touring shows in the history of rock music and, even if you weren't able to get out and check out the Floyd bassist play his massive concept album live, you'll get the second best thing by seeing the whole thing live on a big screen with a proper surround-sound system. If you want to get warmed up before the September 29 viewing, check out Pink Floyd live in the form of these five previously released concert videos.READ MORE

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70 Years of John Fogerty: Ranking CCR Frontman's Best Songs by Decade

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Happy 70th birthday to John Fogerty, the vocalist and guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and his own solo act. Although he's best known for his time as frontman for CCR, Fogerty has been working as a musician for the nearly 40 years since his first band folded. To celebrate his nearly 50 years in the music industry, we went back and chose what we thought his best piece of work from the past five decades. After you're done here, feel free to comment below (we know the picks for the Creedence years will be controversial) and then check out our similar feature on Eric Clapton and Bob Seger.READ MORE

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Jimi Hendrix Highest Paid Act at Woodstock With $18,000: See What The Band, The Who and Janis Joplin Earned

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Jimi Hendrix already had three groundbreaking releases under his belt before heading to Woodstock in 1969 to dazzle more than 400,000 people. He joined acts like The Band, The Who and Janis Joplin, among others, and the event has gone down as one of the most famous concerts in history and a defining moment for music in the 1960s. 'Ultimate Guitar' recently revisited Woodstock, posting archived documents with how much money each band and artist was paid to perform.READ MORE

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Bob Dylan's 5 No. 1 Albums: You Won't Guess Which of His Classics Didn't Top the Billboard 200...And Which Did

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Sometimes musical history makes sense, such as when The Beatles—by all means the greatest act in the history of modern music—also has the record for most no. 1 albums of all time, with 19. Sometimes musical history makes less sense in terms of sales, as is the case with Bob Dylan. The folk legend is one of the most influential performers of all time-no. 2 to only The Beatles if you take Rolling Stone's word for it—but that didn't necessarily translate to sales for ol' Zimmy. "The Voice of A Generation" only got to the top of the charts five times in his more than five decade career. That's more than your average performer for sure, but given his longevity and acclaim, we might have expected more. You may be surprised which five were his best-selling upon debut.READ MORE

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Bob Dylan Reveals Tracklist, Release Date For New Album 'Shadows In The Night'

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Back in October, Bob Dylan confirmed that his next studio album Shadows in the Night, a collection of Frank Sinatra covers, would be released at some point in 2015, and today, Dec. 9, Dylan has revealed more details about the album, including its release date and tracklist. The album is set for release on Feb. 3 through Columbia Records, and was reportedly recorded entirely live.READ MORE

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Bob Dylan Gives First Audio Interview in 10 Years for Showtime Documentary About the 'Basement Tapes' [LISTEN]

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A period of Bob Dylan's illustrious career has been revisited recently with two releases. Dylan put out "The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11" and a supergroup comprised of Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello and others released "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes." The former is centered around Dylan's 1966 sessions in Woodstock, New York, with The Band while the latter is made up of unfinished Dylan lyrics. In a recent Showtime documentary, the songwriter discussed the "Basement Tapes" in his first audio interview in 10 years, "Consequence of Sound" noted. Dylan says in the interview below that the Basement Tapes were a result of just hanging out with other musical minds. "Oh ... y'know, beside this, kind of was gonna stay up in Woodstock for a while, so ... my band from the touring we had done together, those guys just came on up there, they liked it, too. And Robbie [Roberston] called me up one day and said, 'What's happenin'?' you know, 'What's happenin'?' and I said, 'Nuthin'.' He said, well he was in the mood for some nuthin' too." The songwriter gathered up 138 recordings for his new compilation, 30 of which were previously unreleased. He talked about the space that spawned those recordings, too.READ MORE

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9 Bands Whose Drummers Sing Lead: The Band, The Eagles and More

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When the lead singer of a band also plays an instrument, it is nearly always guitar or piano, and often bass guitar as well, but rarely do you see a lead singer playing drums. These nine bands, however, broke this trend by having their drummers sing lead on most of their songs, including The Band, The Eagles and more.READ MORE

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6 Albums Named After The Place Where They Were Recorded: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, And More

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The location of a recording session can often have just as much influence as the musicians who are performing, which is something that these artists knew very well. Here are six albums named after the place where they were recorded.READ MORE

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U2's 'Songs of Innocence' Gets Five-Star Review from Rolling Stone: What Other Recent Albums Earned Perfect Scores?

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A rare occurrence happened on Thursday: Rolling Stone gave a five star rating to U2's new album, Songs of Innocence. Check out the other five recordings released during the last year that also merited the five-star treatment.READ MORE

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan To Release Complete 'Basement Tapes' Sessions In Six-Disc Box Set

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Bob Dylan and The Band's legendary The Basement Tapes is one of the most revered albums in rock history, a rough collection of basement-recorded originals, covers, and traditional songs that helped popularize Americana music. Though the original 1975 version of the album features 24 tracks, today it was announced that Dylan will be releasing the complete, 138-track sessions as a part of his Bootleg album series on Nov. 4READ MORE

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Bob Dylan-Inspired Hotel Opens In Woodstock, New York

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A hotel inspired by Bob Dylan's life recently opened in Woodstock, New York, just a few miles from where the singer used to record on Route 28 with The Band and close to the namesake festival that took place there in 1969, Billboard reports.READ MORE

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12 Album Titles That Describe The Music: R.E.M., Tom Waits, And More

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A good album title should always suit or complement the music that it represents, but some artists create album titles by literally describing the music itself. Here are twelve album titles that describe the music.READ MORE

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