| May 29, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Oh, the Sixties, the Sixties! Oh my lord, the Sixties.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Some of you kids are probably sick to death of hearing about them, "Mad Men" notwithstanding, but as decades go, it is a hard one to beat for...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The opening bars of Led Zeppelin's first song outline much of what followed: A mean series of Jimmy Page riffs introduces "Good Times, Bad Times," from its self-titled 1969 debut, followed by a typically wild John Bonham drum-bang, replete with the...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:34 AM
As a genre, white-knuckle Americana may have peaked in 2013, with Mumford & Sons' "Babel" winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. But it's a safe bet that folk-based rock, using acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos and pianos, with restrained (or full-...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A hand-written manuscript described by Sotheby’s auction house as “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics” to Bob Dylan’s 1965 rock anthem “Like A Rolling Stone” will be offered for sale in June and is...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:28 AM
“It will be a good joke on us all if, in fifty years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry. Not Mr. Thomas, the late Welsh bard, but Bob, the guitar-picking American balladeer. One step toward the latter's canonization...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Pete Seeger's death at 94 leaves a huge hole in America's moral conscience. The folk singer was a fixture in music, politics and American life for the latter half of the 20th century, and he continued performing and speaking in public -- including at...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw (seven nominations), and Keith Urban (six nominations) lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The following is a complete list of nominees:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Chrysler solidified its Super Bowl tradition of enlisting entertainment heavyweights to testify to the legacy of Detroit automobile-making with Sunday’s two-minute ad featuring Bob Dylan.
At the outset, Dylan aficionados might reasonably suspect...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Manny Pacquiao’s workouts have brought in some heavyweights of life.
MGM billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, a slew of major Hollywood actors, famed singers and others have stopped by gritty Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Johnny Cash always had his ears open to a great song regardless of where it came from. So even though he was considered a standard-bearer of traditional country music and was deeply knowledgeable about folk, gospel, blues and other roots forms, he also...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:15 AM
A trove of two dozen unfinished Bob Dylan songs written circa 1967 during his “Basement Tapes” period is being completed by an all-star band assembled by producer T Bone Burnett and including Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Christine McVie will reunite with her Fleetwood Mac bandmates and tour for the first time in 16 years for nearly three dozen shows across North America, beginning Sept. 30 in Minneapolis and reaching Southern California for two nights at the Forum in...