Bob Dylan

Eight Iconic Music Cities | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Music is a cornerstone of all of our lives, whether it's a song playing on the radio during the morning drive to work, an intimate gig with 100 people on the top floor of a pub, or a festival in a muddy field at the height of summer.

Simon Cowell Risks Music Fans' Wrath With 'X Factor' Winner's Single

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Simon Cowell is risking the wrath of music purists the world over, with his choice of song for this year’s ‘X Factor’ winner’s single. READ...

Iggy to Iggy Cheek to Cheek

Larry Jaffee | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Just because I prefer the music of yesteryear doesn't mean I automatically dismiss the latest tunes. I'm all in favour of flash-in-the pan, one-hit wonders. But I'm still going to swing left-of-the-radio dial, as programmed by BBC Radio 6 and NPR Music in the States.

Lamenting the Hey-Day of the West Village and Today's Solo Artisanal Coffee Nuts

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

Oh we're a funny breed, I think as I exit the cafe, white headphones in ears and head bowed low to play battle against the early autumn wind, already anticipating my next solo coffee shop excursion.

Scientists' 17 Year Contest To Sneak Bob Dylan References Into Papers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

A group of scientists have revealed a long-running competition to place the most Bob Dylan quotes into their articles with the winner getting a free l...

Pete Molinari Takes the Hand of History With 'Theosophy'

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"The magic of recording is that you don't quite know what you're going for until you're in the studio and working with the musicians and producers," says Pete Molinari. "That's a good thing. You have to let things unfold."

Oh No! Not Another Bob Dylan Book

Larry Jaffee | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Earls Court, London, 1992; Photo: Larry Jaffee "Sometimes it seemed that every fan in Britain had launched a fanzine..." --David Kinney, The Dylanol...

Rubin Carter: How Bob Dylan Joined His Cause

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Benjamin Lazarus

Bob Dylan's song and his persistent campaigning for Carter during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour meant that Rubin Carter's case was brought to the attention of mainstream America. Just two months after the Hurricane II show the New Jersey Supreme Court overturned the Lafayette convictions, ruling that the trial's prosecution withheld evidence favourable to the defendants

The Best Music to Lose Your Job To

Grant Feller | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

A year ago I lost my job, felt sorry for myself for 48 hours and then got back on the bus and started my own phenomenally successful (almost) media consultancy. My latest playlist selection was, I thought, entirely random. But today I realised it's not - it's all about me. Or at least me and work - losing, winning and everything in between.

Feminism Simply Isn't Ready for Beyoncé's Jelly

Matt Clough | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

Beyoncé has never said she's a feminist. Like the "voice of a generation" title hoisted upon Bob Dylan in the Sixties, she has been awarded a poisoned chalice and has then been chastised every time she has failed to live up to any one of its immensely broad definitions.

Forever in Blue Jeans

Neil Cossar | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

Born on this day, 24 January 1941, Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter. There's something very nice and warm about Neil Diamond - he's like an old friend, a comfy pair of slippers, he's your favourite uncle. You see, I'm saying all this and I've never even met the guy. But reading about him confirms my thoughts.

Alex Lipinski, Alone On a One Way Road

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

He speaks rapidly, words tripping over each other to get out, but when Alex Lipinski sings it's with the poise of someone naturally immersed in the songwriting medium.

Caroline Frost

'I Can't Think Of Any Profession Where Rejection Is The Norm' | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

“Rejection is the norm,” are words you don’t expect to hear from an actor like Oscar Isaac, someone whose name is on the wish list of directors ...

Why the Answer Will Always Be Blowin' in the Wind

Grant Feller | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Fifty one years ago, Blowin' In The Wind was adopted as some kind of clarion call for an energetic, shackled and questioning youth to stop relying on their elders for answers, to open their eyes to the unfairness around them, to strive to find a different path at the end of which truths would miraculously materialise.

WATCH: Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' Finally Gets A Video, And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK Comedy, we're not just about the LOLZ. We're also about the 'WOW LOOK AT THIS REALLY COOL THING!'. And falling into that catego...

Elton John Joins Pussy Riot: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Live Aid

Neil Durkin | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

The new 100-strong musicians' letter on behalf of the still-jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a wholly good thing. And it is. It's not about whether I'd listen to music from this enormous body of artists (though I would in a few cases), but ... well, you know what I'm saying. It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.

Costello, Thatcher, and the Renewed Relevance of an Old Protest Song

Endeavour Press | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

n the aftermath of Margaret Thatcher's death last week, those who didn't feel too sentimental about her time in power looked to an Elvis Costello song almost 25 years old to speak for them.

Arthur Gun: Shooting From the Hip on the London Music Scene

Jason Holmes | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Serious-minded songwriters have returned. Gone is the foul, metastasising era of Stock Aitken and Waterman and their 'Hit Factory', swept aside at long last by a tide of musicians dedicated to making music of depth that resonates with a music-loving public, a public which is awakening from its own bad dream of botox, gussets and 'Zig-a-zig-ah'.

Foy Vance: The Soul of a Man

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Foy Vance stands out back in the yard of the Islington Assembly Halls and rolls a cigarette. It's two hours before showtime and he's in a ruminative mood. 'When I was a kid, singing was second nature to me,' he says, as we clink bottle necks

Silliest Celebrity Endorsements (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Many moons ago, marketing men struck upon a simple mathematical equation: their product + a celebrity face = lots of sales. And so it has been ever...

Pamela Polland... And Her Missing Album

Charles Donovan | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

Today, if you visit iTunes or any other digital retailer, you can find Pamela's first album, which was simply entitled Pamela Polland. It is very good, but it is not the masterpiece. Furthermore, the earthy photography seems to downplay rather than emphasise her good looks. Get it anyway.

Bob Dylan's 'New Orleans Series' Goes On Display

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

"There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better," wrote Bob Dylan in the first volume of his seminal autobiography Chronicles. "Ne...

15 Reasons Why Robert Burns Is The Coolest Poet Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 27.03.2013 | Home

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The Good, the Bad and the (Sn)ugly: A Guide to All Things Pub

James Wallace | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Comedy
James Wallace

The cold and increasingly long winter nights are drawing in and Christmas is loitering on the not too distant horizon like a giant festive iceberg. This makes it the ideal time of year to take refuge in a warm pub with friends, family, loved ones, strangers, colleagues and people you actively dislike, to relax, drink, chew the proverbial fat and take shelter form the outside world.

Tougher Than the Rest: Is Springsteen's Greatest Work Still Ahead of Him?

Endeavour Press | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

Let's face it, it's one thing to sell out stadiums decades into your career, like the Rolling Stones are sure to do if they trot out their rumored 50th anniversary tour next year. But it's another thing to keep releasing actual, relevant new music. Remember that?