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Bob Dylan Announces 'The Basement Tapes Complete' as the 11th Installment to 'The Bootleg Series'

Bob Dylan Announces 'The Basement Tapes Complete' as 11th Installment to 'The Bootleg Series' >>

Another addition to the Dylan canon has been announced by Bob himself: The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, a six-disc set that is essential for the most avid of Dylanologists.

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey' and the Rebellious and Uncontested Guitar Phenom

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey' >>

"This is not rock 'n' roll. It's not pop music. It's not folk music; it's this sort of transcendental guitar music," Steve Lowenthal emphatically tells me over the phone. And, indeed, his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, details the style (and story) of perhaps this country's most influential "American primitive" guitarist.

Johnny Depp Dons Guitar for Bob Dylan Tribute 'The New Basement Tapes' Alongside Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello and More

Johnny Depp Dons Guitar for Bob Dylan Tribute 'The New Basement Tapes' Alongside Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello and More >>

Johnny Depp is a man of many hats (to put it lightly), and this time he finds his fit in an old '67 fedora, echoing Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes, playing guitar alongside Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello and My Morning Jacket's Jim James.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Talk Jazz Compilation 'Cheek to Cheek' and 'The Lady is a Tramp' Cover Video

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Talk Jazz Compilation 'Cheek to Cheek' and 'The Lady is a Tramp' Cover Video >>

Gaga was quoted as saying, "You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little more comfortable for me than pop music, than R&B music."

Barb Jungr Releases 'Hard Rain' Dylan-Cohen Cover Album via Kristalyn Records, Well-Received Despite Latest Dylan Controversy

Barb Jungr Releases 'Hard Rain' Bob Dylan-Leonard Cohen Cover Album via Kristalyn Records >>

A while back Classicalite reported on an upcoming release from Dylan aficionado and performer Barb Jungr entitled Hard Rain.

Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan and Dylanologists Confront 'Chronicles' with Allegations of Plagiarism, Scott Warmuth Claims Otherwise

Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan and Dylanologists Confront 'Chronicles' with Plagiarism Allegations, Scott Warmuth Claims Otherwise >>

It seems that in recent weeks all that has crossed my desk is Bob Dylan and something about "Dylanologists." Naturally, I was sucked in until the reading made me nauseous, the themes exhausting but more so the content--as it stacks to years and generations of meticulous probing to unveil a seemingly "truer" Bob Dylan--has become stale and dusty.

Dylanology in Question: 'Chronicles' Becomes Latest Topic of Debate via New Mexico DJ Scott Warmuth, Did Bob Steal from Twain, Virgil and Others?

Dylan's 'Chronicles' Becomes Latest Topic of Debate via DJ Scott Warmuth, Did Bob Steal from Twain, Virgil, Etc.? >>

The Tambourine Man has been under scrutiny most of his career. Suspicions that he lifts from prominent and obscure texts isn't anything that doesn't come with the name, and he's never really denied it either.

Not a Complete Unknown: Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' and 'Hard Rain' Manuscripts to Fetch $2 Million at a Sotheby's Auction in June in New York

Not a Complete Unknown: Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone,''Hard Rain' Manuscripts Fetch $2 Million at Sotheby's June Auction in New York? >>

Bob Dylan's handwritten, final manuscript on his stage-turning "Like a Rolling Stone" may fetch more money than any other piece of rock memorabilia, expecting to yield some $2 million at a Sotheby's auction.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Bob Dylan in the '80s' Producer Jesse Lauter Talks Decisions and Installment of the Tambourine Man's Most Scoffed Decade

EXCLUSIVE: 'Bob Dylan in the '80s' Producer Jesse Lauter Talks Decisions and Installment of the Tambourine Man's Most Scoffed Decade >>

The most disputed era of his career (a very popular opinion), Bob Dylan may not have seen the same love that found him from his, otherwise, successful music career. Recently, though, there seems to be resurgence of the big man in the '80s.

Dylanology: ATO's 'Bob Dylan in the 80s' Gets a Williamsburg Hall of Music Premiere feat. Deer Tick, Caitlin White of the Voice Narrates

Like Dylan in the '80s: Music Hall of Williamsburg Gig, New ATO Records Comp Seek to Reclaim Bob's "Me Decade" >>

In keeping with the resurgence of Bob Dylan's unfairly maligned '80s period (thanks Spotify), some of his most misunderstood tracks are beginning to get some modern love. In concert, no less.

Bob Dylan in the '80s: The Bard's Most Loathed Decade Gets Track Change Revision Via Spotify Playlist >>

Ultimately, the '80s proved to be a lame duck decade for Dylan. No, the times were not entirely too kind to the Tambourine Man, and Dylanologists still regard the troubadour's Shot of Love and Knocked Out Loaded as lesser contributions to his canon. A recent Spotify playlist, however, is challenging that notion.

Ethno-Dylanology: Alain Weber's 'From Another World: A Tribute to Bob Dylan' Takes the Greater Measure of Dylan Hits to the Global Counter >>

The idea was conceived with the notion that Alain Weber wanted "people like Dylan, people with the same spirit, poets in their own cultures. Some of them knew [Dylan's] music, some didn't."

Classicalite Recording News: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen Arranger Barb Jungr Releases 'Hard Rain' on Kristalyn Come May 27 >>

When global strife hits the frontlines of the media, old musical traditions of a more immediate history come to life and are given a new breath of air to fit the times.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue: Hibbing, Minnesota's Only Bob Dylan Dining Destination, Zimmy's, Closes After 30 Years >>

Hibbing, Minn. may not be a point of destination for hot commodities and carnal pleasures, but if you wanted to pay homage--with a 20 percent tip included--to Bob Dylan, you could have visited Zimmy's Dylan-themed restaurant, which will close its doors after 30 years of catering to Dylanologists across the world.

Lay Lady Lay Off: Why 'The Onion' Story About Bob Dylan Firing His "Lyric Assembly Line" Is Becoming All Too Real >>

While The Onion remains the finest source for satire on all levels, the point their article playfully makes actually carries some weight. As the music industry becomes more saturated and even more digitized, songwriting, at this point in recorded time, is essentially an arm's race: fitter, happier and more productive.

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