Bob Dylan regrets ‘error in judgment’ in selling machine-signed special edition books
Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan issued a rare public statement Friday night after it was revealed that “hand-signed” copies of a $600 special edition of his new book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” were not individually inscribed. <“Using a machine was an error in judgment and I want to rectify it immediately,” Dylan said in his statement, which was posted to his official Facebook account. “I’m working with Simon & Schuster and my gallery partners to do just that.”Dylan’s signed art prints routinely sell for $3,000 to $15,000, Variety reported. Simon & Schuster, the publisher of the special edition book, is offering refunds, The Associated Press reported. So far, 900 books have already been refunded this week by Simon & Schuster, Variety reported.wftv.com
Bob Dylan publisher sorry for $600 book's replica autographs
NEW YORK — (AP) — Bob Dylan's publisher is offering refunds for a $600 special edition of his new book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” acknowledging that the allegedly “hand-signed” copies were not individually inscribed. "To those who purchased THE PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN SONG limited edition, we want to apologize," Simon & Schuster announced in a statement posted Sunday on Instagram. "As it turns out, the limited edition books do contain Bob's original signature, but in a penned replica form. The books had arrived with a letter from Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp, vouching for the signature's authenticity. “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” in which Dylan assesses compositions ranging from Hank Williams “Your Cheatin' Heart" to Jackson Browne's “The Pretender,” was published Nov. 1.wftv.com
New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an live posthumous album from Tom Petty, the criminal profile spinoff series “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” a documentary about the plucky Mars Rover Opportunity and a TV series that focuses on the backstage melodrama at the Chippendale’s male strip clubs.
Fall books a broad mix of literary and commercial favorites
NEW YORK — (AP) — Anticipation for one of the fall’s likeliest bestsellers has been growing all year. Hoover’s extraordinary run on bestseller lists, from Amazon.com to The New York Times, has been Beatle-esque for much of 2022, with four or more books likely to appear in the top 10 at a given moment. The fall also will feature new fiction from Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk and Pulitzer Prize-winners Elizabeth Strout and Andrew Sean Greer. “We had to do a lot of digging and contact families and see what the veterans had left behind. Of the six guys that I follow in my book, only one was still alive.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Newport Folk Festival includes stage powered by bicycles
Folk Festival-Bicycle Stage Madi Diaz, right, performs at the Newport Folk Festival's bike stage, powered in part by festivalgoers on stationary bicycles, left, Friday, July 22, 2022, in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) (Pat Eaton-Robb)NEWPORT, R.I. — (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival, known for creating electrifying musical moments — the most famous being Bob Dylan's decision to plug in his guitar in 1965 — this weekend has a small outer stage that is being powered in part by festival-goers on stationary bicycles. Frontman Jeff Gorman said the “Bike Stage” at the event in Rhode Island is the first time the system has been tried at a festival. About 1,300 of the festival's 10,000 fans rode bicycles to Newport on Friday. Gorman said when he saw that sea of bikes during the band's appearance in Newport in 2019, he and partner Jake Cochran approached festival director Jay Sweet about setting up the stage. Coldplay, for example, harnesses energy from a kinetic dance floor at their shows and also uses stationary bikes to store some power.wftv.com
60s folk songwriter, singer, artist Bob Neuwirth dies
Bob Neuwirth dies FILE PHOTO: Bob Neuwirth at Club 47 Cambridge, US, October 1964. The singer, songwriter and artist died at the age of 82. (John Byrne Cooke Estate/Getty Images)Bob Neuwirth, an artist, singer and songwriter who helped make Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin the center of the 1960s music world, has died. Neuwirth became friends with Dylan after they met at the Indian Neck Folk Festival in Connecticut in 1961. Dylan wrote of Neuwirth, “Like Kerouac had immortalized Neal Cassady in ‘On the Road,’ somebody should have immortalized Neuwirth.wftv.com
Bob Dylan Center: Exhibiting the voice of a generation
In Tulsa, Okla., a former warehouse has been transformed into a repository for 100,000 items from the singer-songwriter's archives, including manuscripts and notebooks offering a window into the painstaking craft of one of America's foremost musical artists.cbsnews.com
'Girl from the North Country' sets Broadway return dates
NEW YORK — (AP) — “Girl from the North Country,” the Depression-era drama set to the songs of Bob Dylan, will reopen on Broadway this spring, a little more than three months after going on hiatus because of virus concerns. [ The musical will return to the Belasco Theatre for 50 performances only, beginning April 29 until June 11. ] “We are so thrilled to bring this incredible production back to Broadway and to return to our home at the Belasco Theatre,” producers Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons said in a statement. Written and directed by Conor McPherson, “Girl from the North Country” uses Dylan’s expansive music library to score a Depression-era story about Midwesterners who cross paths at a turning point in their lives. The musical originated at the Old Vic in London and had an off-Broadway run in 2018 before transferring to Broadway.wftv.com
Murakami plays antiwar songs on radio to protest Ukraine war
Playing James Taylor’s “Never Die Young” and going back to songs that marked the antiwar movement in the 1960s, Japanese author Haruki Murakami added his voice to protests against the war in Ukraine with a special edition of his Tokyo radio show.
Bob Dylan book on 'Modern Song' to come out in November
Books-Bob Dylan FILE - Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2012. Dylan has a new book coming out this fall, a collection of more than 60 essays about songs and songwriters he admires, from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello. The new book called “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” is scheduled for Nov. 8. The new book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” is his first release of new material since the acclaimed memoir “Chronicles, Volume One” was published in 2004. "The Philosophy of Modern Song" is scheduled for Nov. 8.wftv.com
Blues drummer Sam Lay dies at 86; played with Dylan, Waters
CHICAGO — (AP) — Sam Lay, a Chicago blues drummer and vocalist who played with Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, has died at age 86. Alligator Records said Lay was known for his “trademark, hard-to-copy ‘double-shuffle’" drumming, based on double-time hand-clapping in his childhood church. Lay, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, played professionally in Cleveland in the mid-1950s before moving to Chicago, the record label said. In 1969, he played drums on “Fathers & Sons,” Waters' best-selling record on Chess Records. It caused a stir in the crowd because Dylan played an electric guitar and had turned to a rock sound.wftv.com
Bob Dylan sells entire recorded catalog to Sony
Bob Dylan is the latest songwriter to sell the rights to his entire music catalog. >> Read more trending newsThe folk artist inked a deal with Sony for the rights to his recorded music catalog, Sony announced Monday, CNBC reported. Dylan had already sold his song catalog to Universal Music Publishing in 2020 for an estimated $400 million, BBC News reported. He also donated his personal archives to the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 35 1961 NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 1961: Bob Dylan wearing a motorcycle hat playing harmonica into a microphone in Columbia Recording Studio for a session in September 1961 in New York City, New York.wftv.com
Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Florida, new cinema paintings
MIAMI — (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. The most comprehensive exhibition of the Nobel laureate’s visual art to be held in the U.S. goes on display on Tuesday in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Previous paintings reflect images of America from the point of view of a road traveler. Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, said it will be its first ticketed event since the museum first opened in 2008. Florida International University will be holding a symposium on Dylan inviting scholars to discuss the songwriter’s entire body of work.wftv.com
Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings
Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. The most comprehensive exhibition of the Nobel laureate’s visual art to be held in the U.S. goes on display on Tuesday in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Forty new pieces by the 80-year-old songwriter will be showcased for the first time. The exhibition with more than 180 acrylics, watercolors, drawings and ironwork sculptures will kick off the same week as Art Basel Miami Beach and will run through April 17 with no future stops announced yet.news.yahoo.com
Forever a rolling stone: Dylan going on tour — through 2024
NEW YORK — (AP) — Bob Dylan is nothing if not confident. The music legend has quietly put concert tickets on sale for a tour in support of last year's album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways.” His website bills it as a “World Wide Tour 2021-2024.”The concert business is slowly ramping up after the pandemic pause, which grounded Dylan's so-called Never Ending Tour. Dylan has 21 concerts scheduled through Dec. 2, hitting cities like Chicago, New York, Boston and Washington, as well as Moon Township, Pennsylvania and Knoxville, Tennessee. Dylan turned 80 on May 24. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
What is the greatest song of all time? Rolling Stone has a new list
It’s been 17 years since Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” topped Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. >> Read more trending newsThis week, Rolling Stone published a new list that has ramped up the conversation about which is the best song ever recorded. More than half of the songs in the 2021 list were not present in the 2004 list. Rounding out the top five in the 2021 list are:2. Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”5.wftv.com
Rolling Stones tour manager Mark Brigden dies while digging grave for family dog outside California home
Mark Brigden, a music industry staple well-known for his work as tour manager for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died while digging a grave for his dog in the backyard of his home in California. Brigden’s wife, Julia Dreyer Brigden, confirmed to The Press Democrat that the tragic accident occurred on Sunday outside their residence in Santa Rosa. He was immediately transported to a nearby ...news.yahoo.com
A direction home: Bob Dylan album returned 48 years late
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — (AP) — After nearly five decades of blowin' in the wind, a double Bob Dylan album finally has a direction home: A man living in San Francisco has mailed the vinyl back to an Ohio library 48 years after it was supposed to be returned. Howard Simon recently sent the album along with a letter to Heights Libraries apologizing for his tardiness, according to a news release from the library system outside Cleveland. Simon checked out Dylan’s “Self Portrait” album in 1973 as an eighth-grader at a University Heights middle school. Simon, now 73, says he found it between two other Dylan albums in his personal vinyl collection. “We’re grateful that Mr. Simon returned the record.wftv.com
Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair
Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock ‘n’ roll auction that ends over the weekend.
Bob Dylan artwork to go on display in the U.S. this year – WFTV
US Art Bob Dylan This picture provided and painted by Bob Dylan in 2019 in called "Sunset, Monumet, Valley". The largest collection of Bob Dylan’s artwork ever seen will go on display later this year in the U.S. “Retrospectum” spans six decades of Dylan’s art, featuring more than 120 of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. Building on the original “Retrospectum” exhibition that premiered in Shanghai, China, in 2019, the new version will include new, never-before-seen pieces and additional artworks from a brand-new series called “American Pastoral.” (Bob Dylan via AP) (Bob Dylan)The largest collection of Bob Dylan’s artwork ever seen will go on display later this year in the U.S.“Retrospectum” spans six decades of Dylan’s art, featuring more than 120 of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. Much of Dylan’s work reflects his constant travels through the United States and a deep affinity for the American scene. His work has been shown in the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Denmark, the Palazzo Reale in Milan and the Shanghai exhibition at the Modern Art Museum, which was the most visited exhibition in the city in 2019.wftv.com
Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday, March. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs. Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simon's catalog, which includes six decades of music, from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. Ad“I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades. Sony Music Publishing also represents catalogs by Motown, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen and more.
Book excerpt: How Los Angeles in 1974 ruled the pop culture universe
Los Angeles in 1974 exerted more influence over popular culture than any other city in America. The "New Wave" that revitalized Hollywood, the smooth Southern California sound that ruled the album charts and radio airwaves, the torrent of groundbreaking comedies that brought new sophistication and provocation to television's prime time – all these emerged from Los Angeles. It was an "extraordinarily creative period," remembered Michael Ovitz, a Los Angeles native who became the entertainment industry's most powerful agent during the 1980s. For Los Angeles, those twelve glittering months represented magic hour. From "Rock Me on the Water: 1974, the Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics" by Ronald Brownstein.cbsnews.com
Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand
Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in the rapper and entrepreneur's Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, in an effort to up its cool factor and expand sales. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said the partnership will help Armand de Brignac grow and flourish. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand distribution. Moet Hennessy President and CEO Philippe Schaus said Armand de Brignac breaks barriers and reflects contemporary ideas of luxury, even as it supports historic Champagne-making traditions. Moet Hennessy is the wine and spirits division of luxury goods company LVMH.
Shakira sells music publishing rights to UK company
The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakiras music publishing rights. Shakiras catalog includes 145 songs, including Hips Dont Lie, Whenever, Wherever, La Tortura, She Wolf and Waka Waka (This Time for Africa). (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights. She’s won three Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammys, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Last month, Bob Dylan said he sold his publishing rights of more than 600 songs to Universal Music Publishing Group.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Louise Gluck wins Nobel Prize in literature
The 2020 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to former U.S. Childhood and family life, the close relationship with parents and siblings is a [theme] that has remained central to her,” Anders Olsson, the chairman of the Nobel Committee for Literature, said. At least one member of the Nobel literature committee resigned over the decision to honor Handke. AdvertisementHowever, Americans have been well-represented in this year’s round of Nobel Prizes, sharing in all three science awards before Thursday’s announcement of the literature laurel. The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be unveiled Friday, and the award for economics will be announced Monday.latimes.com
Why millennials may shrug at the stock market's troubles
As a personal finance reporter at CNBC, when the stock market drops, as it has from the coronavirus outbreak, I write stories reminding our readers to remain focused on their long-term goals and to resist panic. Fewer than a third of millennials, often considered those born between 1981 and 1996, are saving in a 401(k) retirement plan, according to Charles Schwab's 2019 Modern Wealth Survey. "I don't even know why or how a stock market crash would affect me waking up, going to work and living my life," she said. Millennials earn 20% less than baby boomers did at a similar age, according to a recent report, "The Emerging Millennial Wealth Gap," from nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank New America. All of this means fewer young people are able to put their money into the stock market.cnbc.com
Guitars signed by Dylan, Springsteen, Clapton, McCartney and U2 stolen from Daytona storage unit
Guitars signed by The Boss, Dylan, Clapton, Van Halen, U2, McCartney among those stolen from Daytona Beach storage unit. DAYTONA BEACH A thief hit a sour note by stealing guitars signed by legendary rockers Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and U2 from a storage unit, according to a police report. The manager at OK Pawn, Wes Wade, said Andrewlavage wanted $200 for the guitar signed by Van Halen. The guitars were kept in storage unit 455 in the Hyde Park Storage Suites, an upscale storage facility at 3088 W. International Speedway Blvd. She said all the guitars were in the storage unit last time she was there in October, the report said.news-journalonline.com
Enzian Theater screens cult classic musical biopic parody Walk Hard
Its kind of surprising that, a musical parody of rock & roll biopics, didnt do well at the box office. The 2007 film only grossed $20 million upon its release, but word of mouth has turned it into a modern cult classic. The songs written for the soundtrack are genuinely good, with the dirty-minded Lets Duet as an obvious standout. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash's demo of 'Wanted Man' released
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash on "The Johnny Cash Show" in 1969. Video for the demo of Bob Dylan singing with Johnny Cash on the latter's hit song "Wanted Man" was released Monday on YouTube. Dylan wrote the song for Cash in 1969, and Cash recorded it on his live album, "At San Quentin," that same year. "Honey, I don't want to interrupt your train of thought, but be sure that Bob puts the melody to that song, that 'Wanted Man,'" she said. If you listen closely, you can hear Cash flubbing exactly where the "Wanted Man" is wanted and chuckling at his mistakes.
Celebrities' hidden talents
Bob Dylan (iron working) -- The legendary singer-songwriter has also shown off his artistic talents outside the music world, including several exhibitions of his watercolors and drawings over the past decade. But he revealed another talent in late 2013 when an exhibition of his ironwork sculptures opened at Halcyon Gallery in London. "I've been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid," Dylan in exhibition literature. "I was born and raised in iron ore country where you could breathe it and smell it every day." Hide Caption
Classic album covers in Google Street View
Classic album covers in Google Street View A Google Street View specialist at London's The Guardian used Google to place classic album covers, such as Bob Dylan's "The Freewheelin'" and Oasis' "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?," into their current-day street view. Anthony Mason reports.cbsnews.com