Bob Dylan to release his own line of whiskey, Heaven’s Door

In addition to being a folk music god and winning a Nobel Prize, Bob Dylan can now add a whiskey brand to his extensive repertoire. Having crooned about whiskey many times throughout his storied career, next month the Americana icon will release a collection of three whiskeys under the brand Heaven’s Door Spirits. The idea … [ Read more]

8 Under-the-Radar Minnesota Music Landmarks by Bike

Any tourist can find First Ave, and a quick Google search will take you straight to the house where The Replacements shot their “Let It Be” cover. If you’re a Minnesota music fan ready to take a deeper dive, though, hop on your ride and follow this trail through Minneapolis to just a few of … [ Read more]

Dibs on Dylan: Can Minnesota claim credit for the success of Robert Zimmerman?

When Bob Dylan was announced as the winner of 2016’s Nobel Prize in Literature, Minnesotans rejoiced. The first rock star ever to win the Nobel, and he’s one of our own! Born and bred! Or…is he? Throwing cold water on the prairie party, many pointed out that Dylan was nowhere near the Gopher State when … [ Read more]

Beers for Bob: 10 perfect pairings honoring Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan became the first singer-songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” In honor of this achievement by one of Minnesota’s most recognizable native sons, here are 10 of our favorite Dylan songs or albums and their perfect Minnesota beer … [ Read more]

Oldchella: Have the classic rock gods outlived their relevance?

Star-studded festival lineups are routine these days, but the lineup for this month’s Desert Trip festival in Indio, California, is in a league of its own. The festival is only hosting six acts, and they’re doozies: Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Roger Waters (the golden-era leader of Pink Floyd), and Neil … [ Read more]

Dylan ditches Minnesota roots—again

Bob Dylan has picked the University of Tulsa as the permanent home to a massive collection of archives, reports The Star Tribune. The university announced the acquisition of the 6,000-item Bob Dylan Archives on Wednesday morning with a long list of what’s in it, including: unreleased studio and concert recordings; decades of never-before-seen films; photographs … [ Read more]

Bob Johnston, producer for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, dies at 83

Bob Johnston, who produced myriad classic albums in the 1960s and ’70s including Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Blonde on Blonde” and Johnny Cash’s “At Folsom Prison,” died on Friday, August 14, in Gallatin, Tennessee at age 83 from heart failure. The New York Times reported that Johnston was originally a songwriter and rockabilly singer. He began … [ Read more]