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Eric Clapton Asked Permission to Steal George Harrison's Wife (And 6 Other Things I Learned from the HBO Documentary)

by Michael Hogan, posted Oct 5th 2011 12:30PM
George Harrison
Given how many years have passed since they formed (54) and how many books, articles and films have been devoted to them since they broke up (approximately twenty gazillion), I feel confident stating that it is now literally impossible to break news about The Beatles. Still, even avid Beatles fans like myself don't know everything there is to know about the Fab Four, which is good news for Martin Scorsese's new documentary, 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World,' whose first part premieres on HBO tonight at 9 ET.

While the film doesn't reach the sublime heights scaled by the director's Bob Dylan movie, 'No Direction Home,' it does paint a moving and nuanced portrait of the guitarist, songwriter and spiritual seeker, who succumbed to lung cancer on November 29, 2001. But you don't care about that: You want the facts! So here they are -- all seven of them.

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Bob Dylan to Perform at the Grammys With Mumford & Sons

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 11th 2011 8:10AM
Bob DylanMusic legend Bob Dylan will perform at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, joining previously announced veteran headliners Mick Jagger and Barbra Streisand.

It will be Dylan's fifth appearance at the Grammys, and organizers said he will perform with up-and coming young Brits, Mumford & Sons, and folk-rock band the Avett Brothers, in a special salute to acoustic music.

But it won't be all folksy Sunday night: Get ready for Dr. Dre's first live television performance in more than 10 years. The rapper will be performing in a "special collaboration" with multiple nominee Eminem and Maroon 5 front-man Adam Levine.

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Bob Dylan on 'Pawn Stars'? Really? Yes! (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 24th 2010 4:06PM
Bob Dylan made a rare TV appearance on 'Pawn Stars' (Wed, 10PM ET on HIST) of all things, autographing a vinyl copy of his 1970 album 'Self Portrait' for the show's resident doofus Chumlee. Yes, you read that right -- Bob Dylan himself.

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Raquel Welch Talks About the Men in Her Life on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 29th 2010 5:52PM
Raquel Welch Talks About the Men in Her Life on 'Oprah'Raquel Welch appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) to discuss her sex life and to plug her new memoir, 'Beyond the Cleavage.' (Excellent title for a book, by the way.)

In the interview, the 1960s-era bombshell discusses some of the many men she's had relationships with, from Elvis Presley to Bob Dylan to Dean Martin to Burt Reynolds.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'NCIS' Soundtrack Features Music from Bob Dylan, Michael Weatherly

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 15th 2009 7:35PM
Bob DylanCBS's hit series 'NCIS' is gearing up for another soundtrack collection, featuring a host of popular artists such as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow and Joss Stone. Due out November 3, the 12-song set also features 'Bitter and Blue,' a new song by 'NCIS' star Michael Weatherly.

As with the first soundtrack, the music will be used in upcoming episodes throughout this season.

Of special note on 'Volume 2' is the track by Bob Dylan. For the first volume, he contributed the song 'Things Have Changed'; but this time around, Dylan's giving the show -- and his fans -- something entirely new. To coincide with the soundtrack's release, the Nov. 3 episode will feature the Dylan original 'California,' which is an unreleased track from the 'Bring It Back Home' sessions.

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Swingtown: Double Exposure

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 20th 2008 11:41AM
Swingtown(S01E03) Consider this episode of Swingtown a case of being betwixt and between. The Millers have been in their new home all of two weeks and so much has happened to shake their foundation; Susan especially seems like the song "caught in the middle with you." Does she want to be the good wife going to church and being satisfied with the way they were, her and Bruce, back in the old neighborhood? Or is she ready to embrace swinging?

She's at first drawn back to Janet and Roger and the old ways. Because she's still perturbed by the business card she found in Bruce's pants from the Playboy Club, the one from Sylvia suggesting a get together, Susan drags her family to Sunday services for a little God-time. Impulsively, when chatting with Janet, Susan announces that she's having a housewarming and wants Janet's help. It's like she's clinging to a simpler past.

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Bob Dylan and the Subterranean Homesick Cylons

by Brett Love, posted Sep 16th 2007 1:01PM

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick BluesOK, maybe I'm stretching here, considering that we are TV Squad, but it's Sunday, and the bar is lowered, right? Anyway, the "Subterranean Homesick Blues" scene from D.A. Pennebaker's documentary, Don't Look Back, is one of the most iconic pieces of music video ever created. To promote the upcoming release of Dylan, a greatest hits album, the marketing team has the clip set up so you can insert your own words on Bob's famous cue cards.

Someone called Antonio had the thought to insert the opening from Battlestar Galactica. Unfortunately, they stopped short of letting you embed the video somewhere else, so you'll have to run over to dylanmessaging.com to see the video. It's short though, so you have plenty of time to do that, and then get back here for Jay Black's liveblogging of the Emmys. And if that's still not enough TV-ness for a post, let me add some obscure trivia. Long before Juliet did the Dylan cards on Lost, the second episode of Law & Order was titled "Subterranean Homeboy Blues." As a side note, I still think Law & Order was at its best all those years ago when it was Logan & Greevey.

[via BoingBoing]

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Family and friends defend Sanjaya

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Apr 12th 2007 4:45PM
SanjayaSanjaya Malakar might not be American Idol's best vocalist -- but he is the one receiving all the press. He is also fodder for countless parodies (including this one with bunnies and Bob Dylan), and has caused desperate people to embark on ridiculous hunger strikes .

However, Sanjaya doesn't just have his haters. He is loved by J.Lo, and backed by Howard Stern. And this week, even Simon Cowell didn't completely hate him.

While America may be split on Sanjaya, his hometown friends and family still love and support him.

Sanjaya's aunt, Christi Recchi, recently defended him against his critics, saying, "There are better ways to spend your time and energy [besides] bashing some 17-year-old kid who has been swept up in this whole thing."

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Simon Cowell bashes Dylan, praises Clarkson

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Jan 12th 2007 2:17PM
Simon CowellIn a recent interview with Playboy, outspoken American Idol judge, Simon Cowell, bashed musical icon, Bob Dylan, saying he "bores me to tears." Cowell often berates the young unknowns vying for Idol-status on the hit reality show, causing some of them to dissolve into tears or lash out in angry tirades. I'm pretty sure, however, that Dylan isn't going to be shedding any tears over Cowell's disapproval. The man, while not my cup of tea, is a musical legend, past needing praise and approval from the snippy, British TV-judge in order to sell CDs.

Also in the Playboy interview, Cowell praised Idol's very own Kelly Clarkson, comparing her to "a young Aretha Franklin". Not surprisingly, Cowell said he preferred Clarkson's music to that of Dylan's. Meanwhile, millions of Dylan fans everywhere are asking themselves "Who the hell is Kelly Clarkson?"

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Bob Dylan to interview Ricky Gervais

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 28th 2006 12:29PM
Bob DylanHow's this for a meeting of the minds? Bob Dylan has invited Ricky Gervais to appear on his XM Radio program Theme Time Radio Hour. Gervais accepted the invitation with this message on his website - "An invitation from Bob Dylan. Yes, Bob Dylan." The show will be taped in New York and is slated to make the airwaves in early 2007.

Granted, this is a TV blog, but I've got to take a moment and thank the media gods for radio and printed matter. This kind of interview - two great artists from different fields meeting - doesn't happen as much as it should on television. In print, there's always BOMB Magazine. The entire premise behind the mag is to have two brilliant folks who may or may not have ever met get together for a sit-down interview.

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Billy Joel musical coming to PBS

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 2nd 2006 4:45PM
Movin OutMovin' Out, choreographer Twyla Tharp's take on the music of Billy Joel, is coming to television, thanks to PBS warhorse Great Performances.

Movin' Out received mixed, leaning towards favorable, reviews during its Broadway and out-of-town runs. Tharp won a Tony for her choreography, and Joel shared a Tony for its orchestration. This Joel-inspired outing hasn't been nearly as panned as Tharp's most recent take on Bob Dylan's catalog - The Times They are A-Changin'.

While the show has yet to be filmed by PBS, we can expect to see it on the air in the late winter or early spring of 2007.

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Jakob Dylan writing music for Six Degrees

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 25th 2006 7:49PM
jakob dylanThe lead singer for the Wallflowers (and son of Bob) is writing music for the new ABC show, Six Degrees. More specifically, it's J.J. Abrams' newest show about six random people whose lives cross paths. Dylan performed the show's theme song, "Here Comes Now", and you can hear it this Thursday when episode two of Six Degrees airs on ABC at 10pm. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dylan is hard at work writing more music to fit with the overall tone of the show.

In a world where music is becoming increasingly important on television shows, this could put the Wallflowers back on the map. They had a couple big hits a few years ago but haven't seen much mainstream attention for a while. Then again, he's a Dylan so maybe he's just doing what he likes and, right now, that happens to be Six Degrees.

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