Ahead of a new two-disc retrospective release, an unreleased song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was released – listen below. ‘For Real’ features on the forthcoming retrospective ‘The Best of Everything’ which consists of 38 tracks. The box set, described as ‘An American Treasure’, celebrates the late musician who passed away in 2017 at the age of 66 from cardiac arrest. Geffen Records/UME stated: Rather than chronological order, the special cross-label collection was sequenced as a hard-hitting playlist giving the entire catalog equal prominence.” Bob Dylan paid his respects to Petty and wrote: “It’s shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.” Petty’s 1989 ‘Full Moon Fever’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame earlier this year. The full box set will be released on the 1st of next month.
Fans across the world are ecstatic about Bob Dylan’s latest ‘More Blood, More Tracks’ album that was released yesterday. This album is the latest in the artist ongoing Bootleg Series. Apple Music announced the availability of the full album today and Spotify is offering a 10-song sampler. After Dylan’s nine-year marriage to Sara Lownds fell apart in September 1974, the artist went on to playing mostly solo in New York where he laid it all bare and recorded some of his most intimate songs known to his fans. Even his brother told him that it was too personal. Dylan then went to Minneapolis in December to re-record these songs with a band. 43 years later, the album is still seen as one of Dylan’s landmark achievements and it is clear why fans so eagerly awaited the latest volume of the Bootleg Series. The album is offered in a deluxe, limited edition six-cd box set or a single cd/double vinyl album. The deluxe edition of the release features over 70 previously unreleased recordings from his original 1975 classic ‘Blood on the Tracks’ sessions. It provides fans with real insight into the making of the album and listeners can expect a more personal and vulnerable Dylan who becomes more transparent than ever before.
Bob Dylan recently announced the dates of his 2018 North American tour. The tour will consist of 25 concerts focussing on the southern half of the country. The artist’s fall journey will kick off on the 9th of October in Midland, Texas and concludes on the 11th of November at its northernmost stop, Richmond, Kentucky. Ticket information is available on Dylan’s website. Dylan’s Never Ending Tour is currently circling Australia and Southeast Asia after hitting Europe this spring.
Bob Dylan Tour Dates
October 9 – Midland, TX @ Noël Performing Arts Center
October 10 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory
October 12 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort
October 13 – Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino and Resort
October 14 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
October 16 – Lafayette, LA @ Heymann Center
October 17 – Mobile, AL @ Mobile Saenger Theatre
October 19 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 20 – Clearwater, Florida @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 21 – Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
October 23 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
October 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts
October 26 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theater
October 27 – Macon, GA @ City Auditorium
October 28 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
October 30 – Huntsville, AL @ Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
October 31 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
November 2 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
November 3 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
November 4 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
November 6 – Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theatre
November 7 – Augusta, GA @ The Bell Auditorium
November 9 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
November 10 – Roanoke, VA @ Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
November 11 – Richmond, KY @ EKU Center for the Arts
The American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor’s distinctive voice has been compared to something being “soaked into a vat of bourbon and left hanging in the smokehouse before taken outside and getting ran over by a car”. The artist has built up a unique musical persona with his incorporation of various genres with his trademark growl. He began his musical career on the folk music scene in San Diego being inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation.
Here is Waits on the Fernwood Tonight Show singing, The Piano has been Drinking.
Rick Rubin is one of the most influential musical figures of our time and whether you know it or not, you have listened, bought and enjoyed a record crafted by this renowned producer. Zane Lowe took the rare opportunity to hear the super-producer speak. Rubin has worked with everyone from Slipknot to Shakira, Run DMC to the Dixie Chicks and opened up to Lowe on how he managed to stay focused while helming his way through pop star egos. The gentle, barefoot producer confirmed that he managed through maintaining a genuine love for music and talked about the significance of creating an environment for musicians that serves as a recording studio and a metaphorical therapist couch.”The goal is to create a setting where the artist can be completely vulnerable,” he says. Lowe was also given the opportunity to explore the interior of Shangri La studios and the renovated Bob Dylan tour bus that also serves as a recording space.