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Chrissie Hynde Recorded Covers Album 'Almost Entirely By Text Message'

Chrissie Hynde is set to release a Bob Dylan covers album recorded "almost entirely by text message".The 69-year-old star has revealed that 'Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan' will feature nine renditions...

Ringo Starr Says Come Together Is His Favourite Beatles Track

Sir Ringo Starr thinks 'Come Together' "worked perfectly" for The Beatles.The 80-year-old musician - who starred in the legendary group alongside John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney - has revealed that the 1969...

Bob Dylan Is A Foo Fighters Fan, Says Dave Grohl

Bob Dylan wanted to record a cover version of Foo Fighters song ‘Everlong’.The ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ hitmaker invited the band to open up for him on a 2008 tour and frontman Dave Grohl recalled...

Steve Hackett Finds Chart Music 'Depressing'

Steve Hackett finds modern pop music "depressing".The former Genesis guitarist admits that he isn't a fan of much of the music in the charts as he can't relate to it.Steve said: "I usually find what's...

Bob Dylan And Universal Music Group Sued By Collaborator's Wife

Bob Dylan and Universal Music Group are being sued for $7.25 million.The 79-year-old legend sold the rights to his entire song catalogue - which includes songs that span his 60-year career -to the label in...

Bbc Radio 6 Music Names Sault's Untitled (Black Is) As Their Album Of The Year

Sault's 'Untitled (Black Is)' has been named BBC Radio 6 Music's Album of the Year.The radio station's annual top 10 albums of the year has gone live, and as-ever features an eclectic mix of records...

Timothee Chalamet's Bob Dylan Biopic Put On Hold

Timothee Chalamet's Bob Dylan biopic has been stalled.The 24-year-old star is to play the music icon in 'Le Mans '66' director James Mangold flick, which is tentatively titled 'Going Electric'.However, due to the ongoing social...

George Clooney To Produce Movie With Bob Dylan

George Clooney is teaming up with Bob Dylan for a new film.The 'Up in the Air' actor and his Smokehouse Pictures partner, Grant Heslov, are set to produce an adaptation of John Grisham's baseball-themed novel...

Noel Gallagher: I'm Not A Genius

Noel Gallagher has insisted he's "not a genius".The 53-year-old former Oasis guitarist and songwriter has admitted that some of the 'Wonderwall' hitmakers' biggest hits have been ripped from songs he's admired in the past and...

Johnny Cash's Family Give Seal Of Approval Of Royal Philharmonic Album

Johnny Cash's family have given their seal of approval of an upcoming album of orchestral renditions of the late country legend's hits.The 'A Boy Named Sue' hitmaker's vocals appear alongside arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic...

Be Kind: Songs To Inspire Compassion In A World Of Conflict [Playlist]

It's amazing that we can live in a world that produces trending hashtags like #BeKind and #AllLivesMatter one minute, and then expresses outrage at an "invasion" of desperate migrants in dinghies the next. It's astounding...

Timothee Chalamet Returns To Twitter To Tease Bob Dylan And Dune Films

Timothee Chalamet has teased his Bob Dylan biopic and 'Dune' upon returning to Twitter.The 'Little Women' star is set to portray the music icon in 'Going Electric', which is to be helmed by 'Le Mans...

Bob Dylan Unveils Track-listing For Upcoming Lp Rough And Rowdy Ways

Bob Dylan has unveiled his upcoming album, 'Rough and Rowdy Ways'.Following the release of the record's singles, 'I Contain Multitudes', 'False Prophet' and the 17-minute-long epic, 'Murder Most Foul', the music legend has revealed the...

Bob Dylan Cancels Us Tour Due To Coronavirus

Bob Dylan has cancelled his US summer tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.The iconic singer songwriter - who was set to kick off his live run in Bend, Oregon on June 4 - has had...

Bob Dylan Pays Tribute To His 'Guiding Light' Little Richard

Bob Dylan has hailed Little Richard as his ''guiding light''.The 78-year-old icon has paid a glowing tribute to the late music star, who died of bone cancer on Saturday (09.05.20) at the age of 87.In...

Rage Against The Machine Reschedule Reunion Tour For 2021

Rage Against the Machine have rescheduled their entire tour for the summer of 2021.The iconic rock group announced in November that they were reuniting for a world tour in 2020 - but they've been forced...

Bob Dylan's Handwritten Lyrics Are Up For Sale

Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics for three classic songs are set to be put up for sale.The 78-year-old icon's original manuscripts for 'The Times They Are A-Changin', 'Lay Lady Lay' and 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' are currently...

Bob Dylan Surprise-releases New Song I Contain Multitudes

Bob Dylan has surprise-released a new single called 'I Contain Multitudes'.The music legend recently returned with his first original piece of music in eight years, in the form of 17-minute long 'Murder Most Foul', and...

Bob Dylan Tops Billboard Chart For First Time With Murder Most Foul

Bob Dylan has earned his first-ever number one on a Billboard Chart with 17-minute long 'Murder Most Foul'.The music legend's first original piece of music in eight years - which is about the 1963 assassination...

John Prine Dead

John Prine has died aged 73. The legendary US songwriter passed away on Tuesday (07.04.20) due to complications from coronavirus, after spending 13 days in intensive care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.The Recording...

Kanye West Reaches Out On Twitter For Bob Dylan Collaboration

Kanye West has reached out on social media to none other than Bob Dylan, apparently in the hope of scoring a collaboration with the legendary songwriter.Having spent most of the last few days feverishly tweeting...

Music News Round-up: Britney Spears' Vegas Residency; Bob Dylan Movie; Blossoms Homecoming Gig

BRITNEY SPEARS ANNOUNCES NEW LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY Britney Spears has announced details of a second Las Vegas residency, following the resounding success of her Piece Of Me run which lasted a staggering four years.The move...

From Love & Mercy To Sid & Nancy: 7 Best Musical Biopics Of All Time

Here at Contactmusic, we can't get enough of a good musical biopic whether it's 'The Runaways', 'The Doors' or 'Nowhere Boy' - the list is endless. There are only a handful, however, that make for...

Opening Heaven's Door: Bob Dylan Has A New Whiskey Range

Bob Dylan has become the latest celebrity to launch his own line of whiskeys as he announces his partnership with the bourbon company Angel's Envy. The new range has been appropriately named Heaven's Door and...

Ezra Koenig Dedicates Show To Tom Petty

Ezra Koenig has dedicated a show to Tom Petty. The Vampire Weekend frontman paid tribute to the late music legend, who passed away last week aged 66, by doing his Beats 1 show 'Time Crisis'...

Did Bob Dylan Plagiarise Part Of His Nobel Prize Lecture?

It took him the best of nine months to get round to doing it, but now it has been claimed that Bob Dylan plagiarised his Nobel Literature Prize lecture from SparkNotes, an online version of...

Bob Dylan's Nobel Literature Lecture Is Finally Here - And It's Epic

Bob Dylan is notoriously private, to such a point that he refused to attend the official Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm in favour of a private meeting during his tour stop. However, that hasn't stopped...

Bob Dylan Picks Up Nobel Prize Medal - He Was In Town Anyway

The people at the Swedish Academy deserve a medal or two for their patience in regards to awarding Bob Dylan. No-one in modern history has been quite as difficult to impose a Nobel Prize on...

Bob Dylan's Taste In Music Is Not As Predictable As You Might Have Thought

Bob Dylan is due to drop his 38th studio album 'Triplicate' next week and in anticipation for the release, he has opened up in a rare interview about some of his favourite artists. He's the...

Bob Dylan Announces 3-Night Residency In London This April

As part of a series of intimate (quickly selling out) UK shows from Bob Dylan And His Band, three further dates have been announced which will see the Nobel Prize winning American songwriter embark on...

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