The town of Port Chester, N.Y., located 35 miles north of New York City, may seem like an unusual place for a famous rock venue, but the Capitol Theatre boasts a history few stadiums can match. The long-dormant theater re-opened last night (Sept. 4) with a performance by Bob Dylan.
A major scandal has broken out in journalism today (July 30), and rock legend Bob Dylan has been unwittingly caught in the middle. In his new book, ‘Imagine: How Creativity Works,’ New Yorker journalist Jonah Lehrer attributed a quote to Bob Dylan that rock’s poet laureate never said.
Throughout his more than 50-year career, Bob Dylan has repeatedly defied expectations. As he opened his summer tour of Europe at the Hop Farm Festival in Paddock Wood, England on Saturday (June 30), fans saw an unfamiliar sight on stage — a grand piano.
This afternoon (May 29), Bob Dylan was given the highest honor an American civilian can receive when President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The ceremony took place in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Michael Moore can lay claim to many different titles including author, film-maker, activist, and now… rock star? It’s true. On ‘Occupy This Album’, a 4-disc set that includes 99 artists on 99 tracks, Moore delivers a surprisingly decent version of the Bob Dylan classic song ‘The Times They Are A Changin’.
Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers can belt it out with the best of them. And given the opportunity, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren certainly has the chops to play a lengthy, everybody-look-at-me solo if Bruce Springsteen really needed one.
Seeing Bob Dylan in concert is, as Forrest Gump might say, like a box of chocolates — you never know if you’re going to get the Bob who seems contemptuous of his audience and tired of his own songs, or the Dylan who adds to his inestimable legacy with another night of spine-tingling performances of classic songs.
One of the more important behind-the-scenes men of rock ‘n’ roll died Thursday morning. Barry Feinstein, a photographer best known for iconic album covers, passed away at the age of 80 in northern New York. The Associated Press reports that he had been hospitalized with an infection.