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DYLAN FILM DUE
Former BOB DYLAN drummer MICKEY JONES has assembled a ninety-minute DVD, "1966 World Tour: The Home Movies." The film, due later this year, includes appearances by the BAND and the BEATLES, though it was shot without sound. A Dylan tribute band supplied the missing music. "It's silent footage, but with music under my narration, you get the feeling you're there listening to Bob," Jones told Rolling Stone. "I know Bob Dylan fans are starved. We should share this."
"Things Have Changed" Featured on Paramount Pictures Memorable Songs Album July 19, 2002
Bob Dylan's Oscar-winning song "Things Have Changed" is featured on the newly released album Paramount Pictures' 90th Anniversary Memorable Songs, available from retailers now.
Bob Dylan Contributes Waitin' For You to Ya-Ya Sisterhood Soundtrack June 6, 2002
Bob Dylan has written and recorded a new song, Waitin' For You for the new movie Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, opening nationwide on June 7. Waitin' For You is the first original song Bob Dylan has written for a motion picture since his Academy Award-winning Things Have Changed was featured in Wonder Boys.
Live Dead CD Of Dylan Covers Due
Arista Records will release "Postcards of the Hanging," an album's worth of the Grateful Dead's live interpretations of Bob Dylan songs, on March 19th. The eleven tracks span seventeen years with the earliest being a 1973 version of "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry," and the most recent a 1990 version of "Desolation Row." The first edition (roughly 25,000 copies) will also include a bonus disc featuring versions of "Queen Jane Approximately" and "Quinn the Eskimo." With Dylan's blessing, Dead archivist David Gans and former Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir selected the tracks. "Bob Dylan's behind us all the way on this," Gans told Rolling Stone.
New Tour Dates
1/31/02 TD Waterhouse Centre Orlando, Florida
2/1/02 National Car Rental Center Sunrise, Florida
2/2/02 Ice Palace Arena Tampa, Florida
2/5/02 Jacksonville Coliseum Jacksonville, Florida
2/6/02 North Charleston Coliseum Charleston, South Carolina
2/8/02 Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2/9/02 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia
2/10/02 Cricket Arena Charlotte, North Carolina
2/11/02 Civic Center Charleston, West Virginia
2/13/02 Bi-Lo Center Greenville, South Carolina
2/15/02 Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center Augusta, Georgia
2/16/02 BJCC Arena Birmingham, Alabama
2/17/02 Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans, Louisiana
2/18/02 Bancorp South Center Tupelo, Mississippi
2/20/02 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Astrodome Houston, Texas
2/22/02 Reunion Arena Dallas, Texas
2/23/02 Centurytel Center Bossier City, Louisiana
2/24/02 Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas
4/5/02 Globe Stockholm, Sweden
4/7/02 Spektrum Oslo, Norway
4/8/02 Forum Copenhagen, Denmark
4/9/02 Sportshalle Hamburg, Germany
4/11/02 Arena Berlin, Germany
4/12/02 Messehalle Leipzig, Germany
4/13/02 Stadionsportshalle Hannover, Germany
4/15/02 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany
4/16/02 Schleyerhalle Stuttgart, Germany
4/17/02 Olympiahalle Munich, Germany
4/19/02 Ravenna Festival Ravenna, Italy
4/20/02 Filaforum Milan, Italy
4/21/02 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
4/23/02 Olympiahalle Innsbruck, Austria
4/24/02 Frankenhalle Nurenberg, Germany
4/25/02 Hall Rhenus Strasbourg, France
4/27/02 Arena Oberhausen, Germany
4/28/02 Forest National Brussels, Belgium
4/30/02 Le Zenith Paris, France
5/2/02 Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5/4/02 Brighton Centre Brighton, England
5/5/02 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth, England
5/6/02 Cardiff International Arena Cardiff, Wales
5/8/02 Telewest Arena Newcastle, England
5/9/02 MEN Arena Manchester, England
5/10/02 NEC Arena Birmingham, England
5/11/02 London Docklands Arena London, England
5/12/02 London Docklands Arena London, England
Bob Dylan and "Love and Theft" Nominated for Three Grammy Awards January 4th, 2002
"Love and Theft" was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Folk Album. Bob Dylan was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Honest With Me". The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 27 in Los Angeles.
Freewheelin' Released on Vinyl December 6th, 2001
Sundazed Records has released the fourth in its series of mono, vinyl releases of Bob Dylan's albums. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan features all-analog mastering from the original master tapes.
"Love and Theft" Goes Gold October 19th, 2001
Love and Theft has been awarded a gold record by the RIAA; Recording Industry Association of America.
New Dylan Album "Love And Theft" To Be Released September 11th
Columbia Records will release Bob Dylan's first new album in four years, "Love and Theft", on September 11. The album will have 12 brand-new Bob Dylan compositions recorded this spring with Bob Dylan's touring band, augmented with other musicians including legendary Texas keyboard player Augie Myers.
Dylan's Childhood Home Being Auctioned On Ebay
The auction site Ebay.com currently has the three-bedroom "charming duplex" at 519 N. 3rd Ave. E. in Duluth, Minnesota, up for sale. The high bid (as of Monday afternoon) was $86,100, from a buyer identified only as "limoladypurple."
That's up slightly from the opening bid of $85,000.
So far, four bids have been placed on the 1,800 square foot home, which overlooks Lake Superior and could be converted into "a small cafe or gallery for fans of Dylan's to come and feel the artistic vibe within the walls," according to the listed description.
The site described the seller as the property's current owner, but did not provide any other information, beyond the online name "sunnielaw."
The site also says the house comes with 'Beautiful woodwork and leaded-glass windows," and, perhaps more significantly, a set of initials scratched into the bedroom by a young Dylan.
The auction ends June 23. The page can be viewed at http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1600991971
Dylan Turns 60
Dylan turned 60 years old May 24th.
Bob Dylan marked his 60th birthday Thursday privately, but chose the occasion to give a gift to charity.
Reuters reports that Dylan has donated his song "Shelter From The Storm" (from his "Blood On The Tracks" album) to the World Wildlife Fund for use in public service announcements on TV and radio.
The organization told Reuters it is the first time Dylan has allowed his words and music to be used for a charity campaign.
The singer, who was the subject of numerous tributes marking his birthday, opted to "experience his birthday privately," his publicist told Reuters, adding that he attended no major public events to mark the occasion.
U.S. Tour Dates Announced
Fri 8/10 Des Moines, Iowa IOWA STATE FAIR
Sat 8/11 Sedalia, Missouri MISSOURI STATE FAIR
Sun 8/12 Springfield, Illinois ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
Tue 8/14 Little Rock, Arkansas RIVERFEST AMPHITHEATRE
Wed 8/15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ZOO AMPHITHEATRE
Thu 8/16 Wichita, Kansas CENTURY II CENTER
Sat 8/18 Pueblo, Colorado COLORADO STATE FAIR
Sun 8/19 Vail, Colorado FORD AMPHITHEATRE
Thu 8/23 Phoenix, Arizona ASU SUNDOME CENTER
Fri 8/24 Las Vegas, Nevada THE JOINT -- HARD ROCK HOTEL
Sat 8/25 Lancaster, California ANTELOPE VALLEY FAIR
Bringing It All Back Home Reissued in LP Format
March 27th, 2001
Sundazed Records has released Bringing It All Back Home in the 12" LP format still favored by some discerning listeners and old timers. Their release is of the original monaural mix, unavailable since the Sixties.
Sundazed, presided over by mastering master Bob Irwin, promises an ongoing program of Dylan vinyl releases.
Rolling Stone Features Article On Dylan Fans and Dylanology
March 25th, 2001
The April 12 issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a long article about Dylan fans and Dylanology by Mark Jacobson.
Bob Dylan Wins Academy Award For Song "Things Have Changed"
March 25th, 2001
Bob Dylan won an Oscar for the song Things Have Changed from the Wonder Boys movie. Although, Dylan was not present, he performed the song live from Australia.
Bob Dylan Plans U.S. Tour Dates
March 19th, 2001
4/18 Coors Event Center University of Colorado Boulder,Co
4/20 Tri-City Arena Kearney, Nebraska
4/21 Kansas Expocenter Topeka, Kansas
4/23 Pershing Auditorium Lincoln, Nebraska
4/24 Hearnes Center University of Missouri Columbia, Mi
4/25 Show Me Center Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, Mi
4/27 Chilhowee Park Midway Knoxville, Tennessee
4/28 Center City Fest Charlotte, North Carolina
4/29 Buruss Auditorium Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va
5/4 Music Midtown Atlanta, Georgia
5/5 Nashville River Stages Nashville, Tennessee
5/6 Beale Street Festival Memphis, Tennessee
Bob Dylan Records Dean Martin Song
Bob Dylan has recorded a cover of the Dean Martin classic "Return to Me," which is targeted for the second "Sopranos" soundtrack.
Bob Dylan To Sing On New Album
Mercury Records' new alt-country imprint Lonesome Highway Records is planning to release an album of reinterpreted Hank Williams songs. Among the guests confirmed are Bob Dylan ("I Can't Get You Off of My Mind").
Bob Dylan Earns Two Grammy Nominations January 4th, 2001
Bob Dylan has been nominated for Grammy awards for his song "Things Have Changed," featured in the soundtrack for the film Wonder Boys. The nominations are in the categories of Best Male Rock Vocal Performance and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
Bob Dylan Schedules Concerts In Japan and Australia
Sun 02/25/01 Omiya, JPN Sonic City
Tue 02/27/01 Sendai, JPN Sun Plaza Hall
Wed 02/28/01 Akita, JPN Prefectural Hall
Fri 03/02/01 Yokohama, JPN Pacifico
Tue 03/06/01 Osaka, JPN Kouseinenkin Hall
Wed 03/07/01 Osaka, JPN Kouseinenkin Hall
Fri 03/09/01 Fukuoka, JPN Sun Palace
Sat 03/10/01 Hiroshima, JPN Koseinenkin Hall
Mon 03/12/01 Nagoya, JPN Assembly Hall
Tue 03/13/01 Hamamatsu, JPN Act City
Wed 03/14/01 Tokyo, JPN Budokan Hall
Sun 03/18/01 Perth, AUS Entertainment Center
Tue 03/20/01 Adelaide, AUS Entertainment Center
Wed 03/21/01 Melbourne, AUS Rod Laver Arena
Fri 03/23/01 Tamworth, AUS Entertainment Center
Sat 03/24/01 Newcastle, AUS Entertainment Center
Sun 03/25/01 Sydney, AUS Centennial Park
Wed 03/28/01 Cairns, AUS Convention Center
Fri 03/30/01 Brisbane, AUS Entertainment Center
Sat 03/31/01 Byron Bay, AUS TBA
Bob Dylan Wins the Polar Music Prize May 15th, 2000
Bob Dylan was awarded one of the world's most prestigious music awards, The Polar Music Prize, bestowed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The Prize committee's citation:
"Bob Dylan's influence, as a singer-songwriter, on the development of 20th century popular music is indisputable. His achievements encompass almost four decades of constantly changing modes of creativity, always innovative, but always based on American musical traditions and roots. Starting with folk music and reaching the heights of critical and public fame, he set aside the rules of the day, appearing no longer alone with his acoustic guitar, but in the company of a rock and roll band. It was a development that required both integrity and determination, a move that cemented his role as one of the greatest rock artists of our time.
"Bob Dylan's ability to combine poetry, harmony and melody in a meaningful, often provocative context, has captivated millions in all age groups, and in most cultures and societies. Through his modest, persuasive musical approach, he has demonstrated an impressive ability to question the most determined political forces, to fight all forms of prejudice, and to offer inflinching support for the less fortunate. Even those who might not have shared his views would find it impossible to argue against Bob Dylan's musical and poetic brilliance."
The Essential Bob Dylan Released October 31st, 2000
Columbia Records will release The Essential Bob Dylan, a two-disc collection of, well, essential Bob Dylan tracks, all remastered, on October 31, from "Blowin' in the Wind" to "Things Have Changed". The Essential Bob Dylan will be available only for a limited time.
Bob Dylan and Band On Tour
10/29/00 University of Wisconsin Kohl Center Madison, Wisc.
10/31/00 Northwestern University McGaw Hall Evanston, Ill.
11/1/00 Indiana University IU Auditorium Bloomington, IN.
11/2/00 Purdue University Elliott Hall of Music West Lafayette, IN
11/4/00 Miami University Oxford, Ohio
11/5/00 University of Michigan Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor, Mich.
11/6/00 Duquesne University Palumbo Center Pittsburgh, PA.
11/8/00 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA.
11/10/00 Boston University For BU Undergraduates Only Boston, Massachusetts
11/11/00 Paul Tsongas Arena Lowell, Massachusetts
11/12/00 University of Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island
11/13/00 Central Maine Civic Arena Lewiston, Maine
11/15/00 Wicomico Civic Center Salisbury, Maryland
11/18/00 Tropicana Hotel Atlantic City, New Jersey
11/19/00 Towson University Towson Center Towson, Maryland