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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 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

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.

Happy Birthday!!

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

Show Reviews:

review By Website Visitor Jim Leach for the Oct 27 Bob Dylan concert at the United Center

I was waiting for this concert for quite some time and let me say that I was not dissapointed. There was a mix of people from all ages at the concert
including a lot of younger people around my age. I went to the concert with my father.
Let me start by saying that I felt the band which played with Bob could have been a little better. They did not seem to be real in tune with the music that Bob plays. The concert started off with some of his earlier music. Bob was as spry as ever. he was dancing around on stage. It took a couple of songs for them to warm up. When he played "Tangled Up in Blue", everyone went crazy. There was a 10 thousand person sing along that was so great. They were on stage for about 2 hours before they came to the first end. We would not let it end there. People were stomping their feet and shaking the United Center. When they came back out, they played all the songs that people had been waiting for such as "All Along The Watch Tower", "Dont Think Twice" and his "trademark Songs" This was amazing for me. I have only been listening to Bob For about 2 years and when I first started to get into his music, I thought that I had missed my chance to see him live until I heard that he was still doing concerts. I was so incredibly happy just to be there hearing my favorite songs live! so I apoligize if this seems biased.
After a few more songs they went to walk off stage but we all felt that we could get one more encore from them so we were waving lighters, stomping our feet, clapping until our hands were sore and he did not let us down. They all came back out and blew everyone away when they went into the first few notes of "Knocking On Heavens Door" and that was more than we could ask for. His final song he played was something that I had been dying to hear ever since I had heard it on my dads "Blonde On Blonde" record need more hints? "Rainy Day Women". With the first note everyone knew what he was playing and there was not one person sitting down for this one. It was a huge sing and dance along. he knew that this song had "special" meaning for the people there he sung that song with so much laughter and joy it seemed that he was begging and pleading for everyone to light up and enjoy the last song. So needless to say this was the best concert that i had been to.
It will stay in my memory for as long as I am capable of remembering. If you ever get the chance to See him live take it - you will not regret it.

Boulder, Colorado
Coors Event Center Colorado State University at Boulder
April 18th, 2001

Reviewed By Me

The show was awesome!!

Paris, France
The Zenith
October 3, 2000

Review by Eric Wishart

Last time around two years ago I couldn't give away a spare ticket for Dylan at the Zenith. This time the scalpers were looking for up to 120 US dollars a shot just minutes before show time, so Bob's stock as elder rock legend has risen in France since then. The show was a sell out, and my front row seat didn't count for a lot as the Bob mob rushed the front of the stage as the band strode on and swung into 'Duncan and Brady.' But no complaints, it was all good fun -- even if my nine year old son David had to spend his first Bob Dylan concert standing on a plastic seat for a
view over a sea of (increasingly balding) heads.

I don't see Dylan that often so the changes are that more noticeable each time. This was as tight a band as he has had in years, and the only clunker was 'Country Pie', which never really seemed to get going. Other than that, there was a disappointing rearrangement of 'Trying to Get to
Heaven', which stripped away the original melody and poignancy. But let's not nitpick. The astonishing thing about Dylan is that aged 59, in the year 2000, he still throws new meanings on his songs with twists of
emphasis and phrasing which make them seem totally fresh. He finished with 'Blowin' in the Wind', and it still means as much now as it did then. Play it against the backdrop of footage of what has happened in the Middle East this week and you could think he wrote it yesterday. This was a real feast -- 'To Ramona', 'It's Alright Ma', 'Love Minus Zero', 'Standing in the Doorway', a real heartfelt 'Make You Feel My Love,a great 'Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat' that had Bob really bopping, an incendiary 'Wicked Messenger' -- never mind 'If Dogs Run Free' which I thought he had left
behind long ago. Throw in 'Like a Rolling Stone', 'Highway 61' 'Maggie's Farm' and 'All Along the Watchtower' and on paper it looks mainly like a stale run through his greatest hits from the 60s. But it was not -- it was fresh and relevant, with that dignity and integrity which sets Dylan apart from most other performers. It was Dylan being Dylan as you want him to be. And unlike a scowling close encounter I had with him when he accepted a music prize in Sweden in May, he actually looked like he was enjoying
himself, playing up to the audience and even occasionally smiling. He didn't please everybody though. A suited middle aged Frenchman walking ahead of me out of the Zenith said to his equally spruced up wife ''Ah, when you think what Tina Turner's show was like. There was nothing imaginative about this, they just seemed obsessed by their guitars.But
then again, my son said: I can't believe I just saw Bob Dylan. And funnily enough, neither could I.

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