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2006-08-22 13:40:44

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Dylan says the quality of modern recordings is "atrocious," and even the songs on his new album sounded much better in the studio than on disc. "I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past 20 years, really," the 65-year-old rocker said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Dylan, who released eight studio albums in the past two decades, returns with his first recording in five years, "Modern Times," next Tuesday. Noting...

2006-08-22 10:22:11

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Dylan says modern recordings sound "atrocious," and even the songs on his new album sounded much better in the studio than on disc. "I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past twenty years, really," the 65-year-old rocker said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Dylan, who released eight studio albums in that time, returns with his first recording in five years, "Modern Times," next Tuesday. Noting the music...

2006-08-08 11:27:42

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan has teamed with Apple's iTunes Music Store to offer fans who pre-order his new album through the retailer first crack at tickets for shows on his fall tour. "Modern Times," his first release in almost five years, is due August 29 via Columbia. Pre-order participants will receive a ticket presale code the following day, giving them a week-plus jump on the September 9 general public onsale. Tour dates have yet to be announced. The...

2006-07-13 17:34:29

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan will release his first studio album in almost five years, "Modern Times," on August 29. Four of the 10 cuts on the Columbia release push the six-minute mark, including the nearly eight-minute "Spirit on the Water" and the nearly nine-minute closer, "Ain't Talkin'." "Modern Times" was recorded earlier this year with Dylan's touring band of bassist Tony Garnier, drummer George G. Receli, guitarists Stu Kimball and Denny Freeman and...

2006-07-10 11:33:55

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Choreographer Twyla Tharp, who brought the music of Billy Joel to the theater with her hit show "Movin' Out," now will bring the songs of Bob Dylan to Broadway. "The Times They Are A-Changin'," a musical conceived, directed and choreographed by the Tony Award-winning Tharp, opens this fall, according to a release issued on Monday by her press agent. The musical, which premiered in San Diego this year, will recount the tale of a young man coming to age, using...

2006-06-13 19:54:43

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan will end a five-year hiatus from the studio later this summer with his 44th album, "Modern Times," a 10-track set recorded earlier this year with his touring band. Due for release August 29 via Columbia Records, the new album follows 2001's "Love and Theft," the No. 5 debut of which was Dylan's best showing on the Billboard 200 since 1979's "Slow Train Coming." "Love and Theft," which won a Grammy for best contemporary folk album,...

2006-05-23 10:19:35

By Gary Hill NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bob Dylan has announced no plans for his 65th birthday on Wednesday, but around the world and in the hometown he couldn't wait to escape, the musician who has insistently resisted labels will be celebrated as the voice of a generation. Dylan's spokesman, Elliott Mintz, responded to questions about Dylan's birthday and touring plans by saying only that he had passed along the inquiry. But a new compilation book of Dylan interviews has been published...

2006-05-23 10:17:26

By Gary Hill NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bob Dylan has announced no plans for his 65th birthday on Wednesday, but around the world and in the hometown he couldn't wait to escape, the musician who has insistently resisted labels will be celebrated as the voice of a generation. Dylan's spokesman, Elliott Mintz, responded to questions about Dylan's birthday and touring plans by saying only that he had passed along the inquiry. But a new compilation book of Dylan interviews has been published...

2006-04-20 08:04:07

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan will on May 3 unveil his XM Satellite Radio show "Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan." The first installment will based around the theme of "weather" and will also find Dylan sharing stories and answering questions submitted by fans via email. According to XM, future shows will be devoted to such themes as "dance," "police," "cars" and "whiskey," and also feature guests such as Elvis Costello, actor Charlie Sheen and comedians Penn...

2006-04-20 08:16:28

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bob Dylan will on May 3 unveil his XM Satellite Radio show "Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan." The first installment will be based around the theme of "weather" and will also find Dylan sharing stories and answering questions submitted by fans via email. According to XM, future shows will be devoted to such themes as "dance," "police," "cars" and "whiskey," and also feature guests such as Elvis Costello, actor Charlie Sheen and comedians Penn...


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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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