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Today’s Music News: A bid to buy a bed for Bob Dylan

How does one recognize Bob Dylan for his prolific music career that has endured for more than 50 years? Certainly Dylan has received his share of accolades, but the people at ClickHole (a website owned and operated by The Onion) have decided Dylan needs a good night’s sleep. As such, the site has launched a […]

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Today’s Music News: Taylor Goldsmith leads all-star Dylan tribute at Newport Folk Festival

Video has emerged of Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith leading an all-star group of musicians in a Bob Dylan tribute jam this past Sunday at the Newport Folk Festival on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dylan famously “going electric” at the festival. Among those joining Goldsmith were Robyn Hitchcock, Hozier, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and members of First Aid Kit and the Preservation […]

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Today’s Music News: Musicians around the world lash out at Minnesota dentist

You don’t often find Cher, Ariana Grande, MC Hammer, Ricky Martin, and Stryker all expressing similar views, but one man has united them: Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, who’s sparked cries of outrage from musicians among many others for his killing of an African lion named Cecil. (Billboard) can’t believe this man counted it as valor to lure #CecilTheLion out of his […]

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Suicide Commandos adopt a highway

You should never throw trash out your car window—but be especially careful along Hennepin County Road 16, where you might be creating extra work for some civic-minded punk rockers. Legendary local band the Suicide Commandos have adopted a 1.5-mile section of McGinty Road, which runs through Wayzata. On Facebook, frontman Chris Osgood has posted photos of […]

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Today’s Music News: Willie Nelson and friends announce Farm Aid 30 in Chicago

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews will welcome an all-star lineup to Farm Aid’s 30th anniversary concert on Sept. 19 in Chicago. Among the other big names: Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mavis Staples. (Billboard) On Sunday, police in Renville County, Minnesota, arrested Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin after he forced them to give chase at speeds […]

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Doomtree Zoo coming to CHS Field this October

When Doomtree proclaimed last fall that their 10th annual multi-night Blowout at First Avenue would be their “Last Blowout Ever,” many wondered what the powerhouse hip-hop crew would conjure up next. It turns out we didn’t have to wait very long to find out: Today, the seven-piece group announced the Doomtree Zoo, an outdoor festival […]

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Today’s Music News: Doobie Brothers sue cover band the Doobie Decibel System

Venture capitalist Roger McNamee probably thought he was being clever when he and bandmate Jason Crosby decided to call their classic rock cover band the Doobie Decibel System. However, the Doobie Brothers are unamused and have sued the Doobie Decibel System for “willful intent to trade on” their “fame and reputation, or to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, […]

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Today’s Music News: Prince announces new ‘Hit and Run Album’ to be released in 2015

Prince‘s band 3RDEYEGIRL have revealed, in a BBC interview, that Prince’s recent song “HARDROCKLOVER” is the first single from a new studio album. The Hit & Run Album, named after Prince’s one-city-at-a-time tours, will be released by the end of 2015, the band said. In addition to “HARDROCKLOVER,” the album will also include a version of “1,000 Hugs […]

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Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ house for sale in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis house where “the Kid” lived in Prince’s iconic 1984 movie Purple Rain is now for sale. At an asking price of $110,000, it’s a relatively affordable piece of Minnesota music history—but some renovations are required, with the cost to be borne by the purchaser. Update 7/31: The listing status has been updated to contingent, indicating that an […]

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