Bob Dylan and Sony Records have launched a website called Studio A Revisited. The site, which draws on material unearthed for Dylan’s new Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge release, allows users to follow an audiovisual history of Dylan’s sessions in 1965 and 1966, and to use stem tracks to remix “Like a Rolling Stone.” (Rolling Stone)
Rashad Owens, the driver responsible for four fatalities in a crash at SXSW in 2014, has been sentenced to life in prison. A Texas jury agreed with the prosecution that Owens was aware of what he was doing when he chose to drive through a temporary barricade and into a crowd of people while fleeing police. (Rolling Stone)
A third member of Romanian metal band Goodbye to Gravity has died of injuries sustained during a nightclub fire in Bucharest on Oct. 30, bringing the total death toll from the tragedy to 35. Last week, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned from his position as protesters blamed government corruption for the safety lapses that led to the fire; and suspicion of manslaughter charges have been filed against three owners of the nightclub, who allegedly cut building-safety corners to save money. (Billboard)
Lana Del Rey will cover Daniel Johnston‘s song “Some Things Last a Long Time” for the film Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston? The movie is “not meant to be a documentary on the eccentric icon,” reports Billboard, “but rather a look inside his head.” The film will be released online on Nov. 11. Here’s the original:
Charlie Dick has died at age 81. Dick was the widower of Patsy Cline, and worked after the country legend’s 1963 death to preserve her music and memory. (Billboard)
A guitar played by John Lennon on the Beatles‘ albums Please Please Me and With the Beatles sold on Sunday for $2.41 million—three times the estimated value of $800,000. (Rolling Stone)
Yoko Ono and the Flaming Lips will release a holiday 7″ single featuring two songs they’ve recorded together. On one side of the single, out Dec. 11, will be their new version of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”; on the other will be their remake of the Flaming Lips’ “Atlas Eets Christmas.” (Pitchfork)
Sources tell Billboard that Adele is planning an arena tour—and unlike most artists of her stature, she’s reportedly not planning to partner with a single promoter (like Live Nation or AEG Live) for the whole tour. Instead, she’s supposedly planning to book and promote each stop separately. “It’s going to sell out every show on planet Earth,” one industry source says.
Elvis Presley continues to break records, 38 years after his death. As If I Can Dream, an album featuring the King backed by orchestra, tops the U.K. charts, Elvis takes the record for most U.K. number one albums by a male solo artist. Among all artists, he’s now tied with Madonna, who also has an even dozen U.K. number one albums; both are three chart-toppers behind the Beatles, who rule with 15. (Billboard)
On Saturday Night Live this weekend, Donald Trump became the latest presidential candidate (after Bernie Sanders) to re-enact Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” video. Watch it at Rolling Stone.