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Bob Dylan Says Pop Music 'Means Nothing' to Him, But Madonna Is 'Good'!

Bob Dylan doesn’t have strong feelings about “pop entertainment” to say the least, but he does think one star is at least “good.”

The 79-year-old “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” singer-songwriter opened up in an interview with American Songwriter.

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“Popular entertainers are fine, there’s nothing the matter with that but as long as you know where you’re standing and what ground you’re on, many of them, they don’t know what they’re doing either,” he said during the conversation.

“Pop entertainment means nothing to me. Nothing. You know, Madonna’s good. Madonna’s good, she’s talented, she puts all kind of stuff together, she’s learned her thing…but it’s the kind of thing which takes years and years out of your life to be able to do. You’ve got to sacrifice a whole lot to do that. Sacrifice. If you want to make it big, you’ve got to sacrifice a whole lot. It’s all the same, it’s all the same.”

Madonna recently made headlines for posting this NSFW photo…

Bob Dylan Scores His First-Ever No. 1 Song on a Billboard Chart With 'Murder Most Foul'!

Bob Dylan has a No. 1 for the first time!

The prolific musician notched a No. 1 hit with “Murder Most Foul,” a nearly 17-minute song about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, Billboard reported on Thursday (April 9).

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The song sold 10,000 downloads in its first tracking week, according to the official chart company.

Bob Dylan nearly went No. 1 in the past, with “Like a Rolling Stone” in 1965 on the Hot 100 at No. 2, and “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35″ in 1966 going to No. 2 as well.

“Murder Most Foul” also became Bob‘s first entry on the Hot Rock Songs chart, coming in at No. 5.

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Bob Dylan Drops First New Song in Eight Years, And It's 17 Minutes Long!

Bob Dylan is back with new music for the first time in eight years and he has released his longest song ever!

The legendary musician dropped a song called “Murder Most Foul,” which has a running time of 16 minutes and 57 seconds. The track is about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

“Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty over the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you,” Dylan said in a statement.

It’s unknown when the song was actually recorded and his rep confirmed to Variety that no other information about the track will be revealed.

Dylan sings in full detail about JFK‘s assassination, with lines like, “They blew off his head while he was still in the car,” and one from JFK‘s viewpoint, “Riding in the backseat next to my wife / And it’s straight on into the afterlife / I’m leaning to the left I got my head in her lap.”

Timothee Chalamet to Play Bob Dylan in Upcoming Biopic 'Going Electric'

Timothee Chalamet just booked a huge new role!

The 24-year-old Oscar-nominated actor has been cast as a young Bob Dylan in an upcoming biopic directed by Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold, Deadline reports.

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Rumored to be titled Going Electric, the film will follow Bob as he rises in fame on his way to become a folk music icon.

As of right now, it is unknown if Timothee will be singing Bob‘s songs in the movie, but he has reportedly started to take guitar lessons so he cane both the acoustic and electric guitar.

Timothee will being making his London stage debut in the upcoming play 4,000 Miles, which will run from April 16 to May 23. Production for the Bob Dylan biopic is expected to start after that.

Kesha & Bob Dylan Reimagine Classic Songs for Same-Sex Couples

Kesha, Bob Dylan, and other artists have teamed up for a super cool reason!

They have all recorded new versions of some classic songs in hopes that same-sex couples will be able to use them as their wedding songs. The album, Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined, is streaming now on Spotify.

“If you look at the history of pop music, love songs have predominantly come from one heterosexual perspective,” Tom Murphy, a co-producer of Universal Love, told the New York Times. “If we view music as something that brings people together, shouldn’t these popular songs be open to everyone?”

Dylan recorded the song “She’s Funny That Way” using male pronouns and Kesha does a new rendition of Janis Joplin‘s “I Need a Woman to Love.” Also featured at St. Vincent, Kele Okereke, Valerie June, and Benjamin Gibbard.

Bob Dylan Delivers Lecture for Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature six months ago and he has finally delivered a lecture as part of his duties as a winner.

The legendary singer-songwriter recorded the half-hour lecture on Sunday (June 4) in Los Angeles and it was presented to the Swedish Academy.

Dylan will receive a $900,000 prize now that he has fulfilled the requirement of delivering a lecture.

“Songs are unlike literature. They’re meant to be sung, not read,” Dylan said in the lecture. “The words in Shakespeare‘s plays were meant to be acted on the stage. Just as lyrics in songs are meant to be sung, not read on a page. And I hope some of you get the chance to listen to these lyrics the way they were intended to be heard: in concert or on record or however people are listening to songs these days. I return once again to Homer, who says, ‘Sing in me, oh Muse, and through me tell the story.’”


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Bob Dylan Won't Attend Nobel Prize Ceremony

Bob Dylan won’t be picking up his Nobel Prize in person at the December 10 ceremony.

The Swedish Academy said that the 75-year-old entertainer said “he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible,” (via USA Today).

Bob won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

The Academy noted it’s unusual for recipients to not pick up their award in person, but it isn’t the first time it has happened.

In 2004, novelist Elfriede Jelinek remained at home due to a social phobia.

Bob must give a Nobel lecture at least six months after the ceremony.