The theme of this year’s nominations could be taken in a number of ways, but when you look at the contenders up for all-powerful Album of the Year category, one thing is certain: it’s the year of the underdogs and the newcomers.
Tonight, at 10 p.m. ET, CBS will broadcast the GRAMMY nomination special. The past year has been a great one for legendary artists putting out albums that hold up to their legacies. Here, we predict which ones will get nods in the big categories.
“Here’s pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow. Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it.” – Bob Dylan
Tomorrow night, music legend and Minnesota native Bob Dylan will take over the Xcel Energy Center. When a big act plays at “The X” the venue typically gives them a thank you gift, as a way for the artists to remember the Twin Cities.
Bob Dylan has already gotten some attention for his rather violent video for “Duquesne Whistle,” the first single from his Tempest album. Now, there’s a “lyric video” for the same song that takes a cue from his classic video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
Johnny Depp may already be a superstar actor and guitarist, but now he’s adding publishing executive to his resume. Depp has just announced his literary imprint with top publisher HarperCollins,
It’s been a busy year for Neil Young. After releasing Americana with his long time band Crazy Horse in June, he and “The Horse” are getting ready to release Psychedelic Pill October 30. But next week, he’ll release his long-awaited memoirs, Waging Heavy Peace.
Like fellow folkies Dawes, Mumford & Sons seems to be one of the most predominant new acts to be name-checked by rock’s royalty. Let’s take a look at which other musical icons have endorsed Marcus Mumford and his mates.
Following last week’s goldmine of new music from legacy artists, we’re finding a few familiar faces at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. Bob Dylan’s latest, “Tempest,” debuts high – No. 3 – while ZZ Top scores its highest album debut ever, coming in at No. 6 with “La Futura.”
This week’s Rolling Stone finds Bob Dylan giving a rare interview – and boy is it a doozy.