The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at his famous 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance -- widely hailed as the first time he "went electric," forever changing the face of folk music -- has sold at auction for $965,000, the highest price ever paid for a guitar in an auction.
Dylan, of course, was at the vanguard of the artistic wing of the Civil Rights movement, so it may seem impossible that anyone could accuse him of such a thing. But the Croatian group appears not to have appreciated comments made in Rolling Stone’s cover interview of Dylan from this September.
Bob Dylan will hit the road this summer with Wilco and My Morning Jacket in tow. The tour will be dubbed the "AmericanaramA Festival of Music" and tickets go on sale Wednesday morning. Check out the dates in the replies.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Amnesty International will release a four-CD Bob Dylan tribute entitled Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International on January 30. It features the likes of The Gaslight Anthem, Rise Against, Queens of the Stone Age, My Chemical Romance, Jack's Mannequin, Bad Religion, Maroon 5 and more. Stream it on facebook.
A man with a Bob Dylan backstage pass disguised himself as a crew member and ordered 178 pizzas at a local pizzeria as a prank claiming they were for the band and crew. The man's lawyer said that the man will in fact compensate the pizzeria $4,000 for the prank.
Reimagine Music will release Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute To Bob Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home', a tribute album performed by some of modern indie's most influential artists, on October 5th. You can find more information about the album in the replies.
Yesterday we posted about My Chemical Romance's forthcoming Bob Dylan cover. In fact, the single will actually be released the last week of this month and you can pre-order the vinyl edition now in the band's online store.
Some footage from the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic, I'm Not There, has leaked. Yes, this is the film where Cate Blanchett, a female if you're not aware, stars as Dylan and David Cross plays Allen Ginsberg.