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Music News: Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' being made into movie

Director Luca Guadagnino ('Call Me By Your Name') is turning Bob Dylan's album 'Blood on the Tracks' into a movie. Also coming to theaters: an Amy Winehouse biopic, with a hologram tour in the works too. Today's other news items include Noname changing controversial cover art, Paul Simon celebrating his birthday on 'SNL,' Ariana Grande's famous relationship breaking up, and Chance the Rapper going undercover as a Lyft driver.

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Photos: The Hold Steady finally make their 7th St Entry debut

I’m not entirely sure where the confetti came from, but it was well-deserved. In the second of two sold-out sets at the 7th St Entry, beloved rock band the Hold Steady — along with their enthusiastic, beer-loving fans — shouted, strutted, and sweated through a powerhouse 85-minute set. (The previous day, the band played the…

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Five years later, ‘Lizzobangers’ shows Lizzo has always been a boss

These days, Lizzo is all photo shoots and peach emoji, a triumphant star embarking on national tours with Haim and Florence + the Machine. Fans thirst for her next album; outlets such as the New York Times and Teen Vogue afford her coverage. But no matter how high their “Good As Hell” play counts, many could stand to try her debut album, Lizzobangers: a…

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A conversation with John Hiatt

While in Nashville back in September, Bill DeVille met singer-songwriter John Hiatt at Black River Entertainment for a conversation about his latest album, 'The Eclipse Sessions.' Because DeVille and Hiatt have known each other for some 30 years, they also got to a bit of reminiscing as well. Listen to the complete conversation and read highlights from their chat.

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Music News: Top Halloween songs revealed

Michael Jackson and friends in a promotional image for 'Thriller.'

Billboard has run the numbers to reveal today's most popular Halloween songs. Also, a Tom Petty park is dedicated; Anthony Kiedis was ejected from a Lakers game; Loretta Lynn and Ozzy Osbourne are (separately) on the mend; and Lizzo's flute break goes viral.

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The Current Music News

In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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Jain visits The Current

Jain returns to The Current's studio, bearing new songs and a sentimental favorite. Tonight, she'll play a sold-out show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. But first, she stopped in to talk with Mac Wilson and perform "Makeba," "Inspecta," and "Alright."

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Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Courtney Pierre has a debut solo album, 'In The Drink,' releasing Friday, Oct. 12. Just ahead of that release, Pierre and his band stopped at The Current to play songs from the new record and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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Watch Death Cab for Cutie live in concert at the Palace Theatre

Death Cab for Cutie in concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul

Death Cab for Cutie played the second of two shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on their tour supporting the album, 'Thank You for Today,' on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Current streamed live video of Death Cab's entire set at The Palace Theatre; watch the archived concert.

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Coffee Break: the music of Carole King

Carole King

Carole King is one of the most prolific songwriters of our lifetime, and tonight, "BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical" comes through town for a short run at the Orpheum Theatre. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what music from the world of Carole King do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Shaggy

Shaggy was born, The Beach Boys' song 'Good Vibrations' entered the singles charts; the Supremes had the No. 1 album; Bob Dylan returned to Duluth for a gig after a near-30-year absence; and Pearl Jam played their very first gig 28 years ago, Today in Music History.

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