Bob Dylan Tribute Album To Feature Sting, Adele, Ke$ha

Sting, Patti Smith and Ke$ha are teaming up to cover songs by folk legend Bob Dylan for a new charity compilation.

Bob Dylan Tribute Album To Feature Sting, Adele, Ke$ha
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Sting, Patti Smith and Ke$ha are teaming up to cover songs by folk legend Bob Dylan for a new charity compilation. Popular music giant Bob Dylan is the focus for a new charity album to benefit Amnesty International. U.K. newspaper the Daily Express, reports that Adele, Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Patti Smith and Ke$ha are featured on "Chimes Of Freedom: Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International". Ke$ha, it turns out, is a massive Dylan fan. She told Rolling Stone magazine: "When you think of me, you wouldn't think of Bob Dylan. My music is more about going crazy than politics. But he's a huge influence he writes his own music and means what he says. I write my own music and I f--king mean every word I sing. [In the song] you can hear the snot running down my face." Thanks for the report to Andrew Vaughan, Gibson.com.

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    BenjaminFields
    "I write my own music and I f--king mean every word I sing." I'm talking pedicure on our toes, toes Trying on all our clothes, clothes Boys blowing up our phones, phones Drop-topping, playing our favorite CDs Pulling up to the parties Trying to get a little bit tipsy Don't stop, make it pop DJ, blow my speakers up Tonight, I'mma fight 'Til we see the sunlight Tick tock on the clock But the party don't stop, no *Sometimes I think that the editors of Ultimate-Guitar put up these articles just to get a rise out of us in the comments. I really do think that is their intention.
    macgregger
    jetfuel495 wrote: inb4 shitstorm regarding kesha.
    if the moderators didn't want a shitstorm regarding kesha, then maybe UG shouldn't have posted something regarding kesha...
    Pagan_Poetry
    God damnit. Ke$ha? Bob Dylan? Folk music gets passed around amongst people. The only relation she has with that is if you take "folk music" out of that sentence and replace it with "Ke$ha". Also she means every word she says? "We are who we are" is one of her lines I believe. If that's so, why is she trying so hard to be like everyone else, and why does she cover up her singing with auto tune if she a) doesn't care what people think of her voice, and b) is her own person and does what she wants and not what everyone else does/wants? Ke$ha is a virus.
    WholeLottaIzzy
    "In the song, you can hear the snot running down my face". Well, Ke$ha's never been one for class...
    Sharp_as_steel
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: BenjaminFields wrote: "I write my own music and I f--king mean every word I sing." I'm talking pedicure on our toes, toes Trying on all our clothes, clothes Boys blowing up our phones, phones Drop-topping, playing our favorite CDs Pulling up to the parties Trying to get a little bit tipsy Don't stop, make it pop DJ, blow my speakers up Tonight, I'mma fight 'Til we see the sunlight Tick tock on the clock But the party don't stop, no *Sometimes I think that the editors of Ultimate-Guitar put up these articles just to get a rise out of us in the comments. I really do think that is their intention. You've got to admit it. Those lyrics are pretty philosophical. Deep, thought-provoking stuff, right there.
    Agreed, I really feel like changing the world after reading that.
    amurrica
    Sting? okay not my favorite but I guess it makes sense. Adele? Not my favorite but that makes more sense. Kesha? not my...Wait Wtf?
    link55588
    i would personally like to see Jerry Cantrell cover one, to the people that are mentioned, really?
    slaveskinJACKET
    BenjaminFields wrote: "I write my own music and I f--king mean every word I sing." I'm talking pedicure on our toes, toes Trying on all our clothes, clothes Boys blowing up our phones, phones Drop-topping, playing our favorite CDs Pulling up to the parties Trying to get a little bit tipsy Don't stop, make it pop DJ, blow my speakers up Tonight, I'mma fight 'Til we see the sunlight Tick tock on the clock But the party don't stop, no *Sometimes I think that the editors of Ultimate-Guitar put up these articles just to get a rise out of us in the comments. I really do think that is their intention.
    You've got to admit it. Those lyrics are pretty philosophical. Deep, thought-provoking stuff, right there.
    rokr258
    Minkaro wrote: Pretty much every one of these covers will improve on the vocals, at least.
    You don't "improve" on Bob Dylan's vocals. He sang the way he sang because that's the way he felt he could express himself the best. Sure, Adele and the others are relatively good technical singers (no Ke$ha, auto-tune does not make you actually better), but that doesn't make Bob Dylan's stuff any worse.
    whaip
    I'm a little bit sad... there are so much awesome musicians...and THESE here do this? why?
    BenjaminFields
    grohl1987 wrote: slaveskinJACKET wrote: BenjaminFields wrote: "I write my own music and I f--king mean every word I sing." I'm talking pedicure on our toes, toes Trying on all our clothes, clothes Boys blowing up our phones, phones Drop-topping, playing our favorite CDs Pulling up to the parties Trying to get a little bit tipsy Don't stop, make it pop DJ, blow my speakers up Tonight, I'mma fight 'Til we see the sunlight Tick tock on the clock But the party don't stop, no *Sometimes I think that the editors of Ultimate-Guitar put up these articles just to get a rise out of us in the comments. I really do think that is their intention. You've got to admit it. Those lyrics are pretty philosophical. Deep, thought-provoking stuff, right there. Thought-provoking it may not be, but are you questioning thats he wrote it herself? Because that's all she's saying. That she writes her own lyrics. Which she does. Sorry, I forgot on U-G that you have to be Lord Byron reincarnated to write lyrics and you have to be able to shred 1,000,000 notes per second to call yourself a fan of rock music.
    It's Kesha's insistence that any of her art could ever be compared to Bob Dylan. That is sacrilegious, yo. I feel a man who mentions Lord Byron would have an appreciation for the English language and all its creative permutations. After all, Dylan's name is derived from Dylan Thomas, a famous welsh poet. But I understand what you are saying and will say that Kesha is not rock in any way. She is purely sugar pop with excruciatingly bad lyrics to match. And I can't play a million notes a second. I wish I could, though.
    EthelTheFrog
    Pacarazzi wrote: Before I read a single comment I prepared to read the name "Ke$ha" multiple times. It's funny how little relevant comments there usually are and what an overwhelming storm of hatred and smack talk always ensues. Each artist is unique. It is all up to individual perception. If some people like Ke$ha, there's a reason for it. A lot of people on here are technical guitarists or metalheads or for some other reason, hate pop. But the fact of the matter is, when it comes to getting parties going, or getting girls to dance, that's the music that does it best. So if you're really that adamant about only supporting artists which get you into pits of smelly, hairy, fat dudes thrusting their bodies into each other, and against girls getting slutty and crazy and actually having a good time, well then just stay online and keep spouting off worthless hate mail. Those of us those have a good time may be out, God forbid, actually getting laid.
    Metal has its fair share of sluts. In fact, sluts are what make up a large chunk of the female fanbase. (Though, many people view it as a problem, I don't.) And some of us simply aren't so .. easy, or desperate to go out with any easily-amused bitch with horrible taste, some of us actually like to have a girl that's worth something. Besides, chicks into more extreme music are probably better in bed anyway. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if Ke$ha's older fanbase is just as good.
    jm911
    can't really bash Kesha about the autotune since it's a vocal effect that's appropriate for her genre of music. It's just that we don't like her genre. lol but seriously, it's like saying metalheads suck because they use distortion to sound heavy XD
    Armagedn
    martijnsurf wrote: do not cover dylan
    Really? Dylan is like, the most coverable artist ever.
    Pacarazzi
    Before I read a single comment I prepared to read the name "Ke$ha" multiple times. It's funny how little relevant comments there usually are and what an overwhelming storm of hatred and smack talk always ensues. Each artist is unique. It is all up to individual perception. If some people like Ke$ha, there's a reason for it. A lot of people on here are technical guitarists or metalheads or for some other reason, hate pop. But the fact of the matter is, when it comes to getting parties going, or getting girls to dance, that's the music that does it best. So if you're really that adamant about only supporting artists which get you into pits of smelly, hairy, fat dudes thrusting their bodies into each other, and against girls getting slutty and crazy and actually having a good time, well then just stay online and keep spouting off worthless hate mail. Those of us those have a good time may be out, God forbid, actually getting laid.
    Amuro Jay
    inb4 shitstorm regarding kesha. take it easy, guys.
    underwater_lad wrote: "I write my own music" Lolwut.
    Yes, because no pop artist in the history of the entire world has ever written their own material.
    ehopes
    JammyDodgers? wrote: Don't like Bob Dylan, tbh. Best thing he ever did was have a song covered by Hendrix.
    I used to think that too until I heard the song It`s Alright Ma (I`m only bleeding). Give it a listen and read the lyrics, it will blow your mind into the wind.
    stonedhippos
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: BenjaminFields wrote: "I write my own music and I f--king mean every word I sing." I'm talking pedicure on our toes, toes Trying on all our clothes, clothes Boys blowing up our phones, phones Drop-topping, playing our favorite CDs Pulling up to the parties Trying to get a little bit tipsy Don't stop, make it pop DJ, blow my speakers up Tonight, I'mma fight 'Til we see the sunlight Tick tock on the clock But the party don't stop, no *Sometimes I think that the editors of Ultimate-Guitar put up these articles just to get a rise out of us in the comments. I really do think that is their intention. You've got to admit it. Those lyrics are pretty philosophical. Deep, thought-provoking stuff, right there.
    so was my shit. it smells good. and yes i understand the sarcasm.
    Pan-Tallica
    OldCouch wrote: Wake up in the morning feeling like B Dylly ...
    This went relatively unnoticed but LOOOLLL Checked.
    Minkaro
    Pretty much every one of these covers will improve on the vocals, at least.
    Jtrocks1356
    The intolerance of other genre's on here is disgusting. Be open minded, she CAN sing. Just because the stuff that's on the radio is radio-fied (by her PRODUCER, she doesn't produce these things herself) doesn't mean there aren't recordings of her singing without it. For example,
    is her singing over an acoustic guitar, that's it. It's a bit different but its there, so shut up and lets wait and see what she can do.
    K33nbl4d3
    Look people, I hate Ke$ha, but if she really wants to try to appear sophisticated and nuanced to people whose music taste isn't exclusively what's on the radio, can't we just let her?
    iplayat11
    jetfuel495 wrote: Yes, because no pop artist in the history of the entire world has ever written their own material.
    Sometimes sarcasm is hard to pick up when reading text, but yours came across loud and clear. Well done sir!
    grohl1987
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: BenjaminFields wrote: "I write my own music and I f--king mean every word I sing." I'm talking pedicure on our toes, toes Trying on all our clothes, clothes Boys blowing up our phones, phones Drop-topping, playing our favorite CDs Pulling up to the parties Trying to get a little bit tipsy Don't stop, make it pop DJ, blow my speakers up Tonight, I'mma fight 'Til we see the sunlight Tick tock on the clock But the party don't stop, no *Sometimes I think that the editors of Ultimate-Guitar put up these articles just to get a rise out of us in the comments. I really do think that is their intention. You've got to admit it. Those lyrics are pretty philosophical. Deep, thought-provoking stuff, right there.
    Thought-provoking it may not be, but are you questioning thats he wrote it herself? Because that's all she's saying. That she writes her own lyrics. Which she does. Sorry, I forgot on U-G that you have to be Lord Byron reincarnated to write lyrics and you have to be able to shred 1,000,000 notes per second to call yourself a fan of rock music.
    iplayat11
    macgregger if the moderators didn't want a shitstorm regarding kesha, then maybe UG shouldn't have posted something regarding kesha...
    I hate when people whine about news featuring pop artist.s Have you looked at the top 100 tabs (by hits) recently? In the top 10 tabs alone, there is Adele, Plain White T's, Christina Perri, and Lil Wayne. Of course UG is going to publish news about pop artists. A large demographic of pop music fans is using this website to get tabs for pop music. In fact, i'm surprised they don't publish more news about pop artists.
    Amuro Jay
    macgregger wrote: jetfuel495 wrote: inb4 shitstorm regarding kesha. if the moderators didn't want a shitstorm regarding kesha, then maybe UG shouldn't have posted something regarding kesha...
    Not my fault kids these days feel the need to go on internet crusades every time they see something they don't like. And by "internet crusades" I mean senseless bashing and flaming, of course.
    underwater_lad
    jetfuel495 wrote: Yes, because no pop artist in the history of the entire world has ever written their own material.
    Try not to jump to any conclusions. Kesha actually contributed to every track on her debut album, however, in saying "I write my own songs," she implies that she was alone in doing so. Bob Dylan did not have a team of writers helping him write his songs.
    maroon5mustdie
    martijnsurf wrote: do not cover dylan
    The White Stripes did "One More Coffee For the Road" a thousand times better than Dylan did. While I'm unimpressed with the bands behind this tribute, more people need to cover Dylan songs. He's more a songwriter than a performer. Anyone who's seen him live can tell you that.
    keith_stone
    Why isn't Ray Lamontagne, Robert Francis, or some others on the list? My first choice would've been Ray for a Dylan Tribute Album.
    DaniArrow
    I like Ke$ha. Alice Cooper likes her. She's gotta be a cool cat. Also, I'm a huge Dylan fan and I can't wait to hear Adele, Dave Matthews and others sing his songs! :
    billthugs
    Pacarazzi wrote: Before I read a single comment I prepared to read the name "Ke$ha" multiple times. It's funny how little relevant comments there usually are and what an overwhelming storm of hatred and smack talk always ensues. Each artist is unique. It is all up to individual perception. If some people like Ke$ha, there's a reason for it. A lot of people on here are technical guitarists or metalheads or for some other reason, hate pop. But the fact of the matter is, when it comes to getting parties going, or getting girls to dance, that's the music that does it best. So if you're really that adamant about only supporting artists which get you into pits of smelly, hairy, fat dudes thrusting their bodies into each other, and against girls getting slutty and crazy and actually having a good time, well then just stay online and keep spouting off worthless hate mail. Those of us those have a good time may be out, God forbid, actually getting laid.
    I second this 100% I'm in college and the only kind of metal any of the girls I party with have ever requested is a vehicle to take them to the bar so they can dance to kesha and whoever else is popular these days.