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Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Readers flocked to content focusing on Led Zeppelin solo projects, partial Journey reunions, Sammy Hagar’s Van Halen years, a key late-period Bob Dylan project and the Beatles, of course. But Miley Cyrus?

‘I thought it was a hoax': Richard Thompson wasn’t easily convinced about Bob Dylan cover

‘I thought it was a hoax': Richard Thompson wasn’t easily convinced about Bob Dylan cover

When he first heard that Bob Dylan had covered a tune from 1999’s Rumor and Sigh in concert recently, Richard Thompson admits that he figured he was being pranked.

On Second Thought: Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy (1989)

On Second Thought: Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy (1989)

This was album in which Bob Dylan gave in to everything that had happened to his voice, when he finally started sounding old. He also gave in to the atmospheric process that producer Daniel Lanois established, creating a late-period classic.

New Music Monday: John Scofield, Oliva, Roger Eno, Black Sabbath, Steve Hackett, Bob Dylan

New Music Monday: John Scofield, Oliva, Roger Eno, Black Sabbath, Steve Hackett, Bob Dylan

In a week overstuffed with reissues — among them a timely set of Black Sabbath oldies, and stuff from both Steve Hackett and his old band Genesis — a few brand-new musical items nevertheless stood out.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Tears of Rage” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Tears of Rage” from Music from Big Pink (1968)

With its watery guitar intro and decaying drum pattern, “Tears of Rage” quickly established the Band as something entirely different — even before Richard Manuel’s devastating vocal began.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Don’t Ya Tell Henry” from The Basement Tapes (1967)

Bob Dylan was, as The Basement Tapes were being put down, a wreck — overworked, over analyzed, over doing it. In trying to forge an electrified version of his own music, with most of the Band in tow, he had pushed himself to the limit.

‘The interviewer was an a**hole': Joni Mitchell clarifies her infamous ‘plagiarist’ charge against Bob Dylan

‘The interviewer was an a**hole': Joni Mitchell clarifies her infamous ‘plagiarist’ charge against Bob Dylan

It’s been more than three years, yet the furor surrounding Joni Mitchell’s assertion that Bob Dylan is “a plagiarist” continues unabated. She’s ready to set the record straight.

‘It was a huge revelation': Scarlet Rivera recalls being plucked from obscurity by Bob Dylan

Scarlet Rivera was an American violinist, plying her trade in relative obscurity, when Bob Dylan tabbed her to take part in the sessions for what would become his 1976 album Desire.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Orange Juice Blues” from The Basement Tapes (1968)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Orange Juice Blues” from The Basement Tapes (1968)

People forget that it was Richard Manuel, that lost, beautiful soul, who created some of the Band’s first original compositions — including this one, which serves as the debut track for our new weekly series Across the Great Divide.

‘Bob isn’t being Woody; I’m sensing more James Dean': Remembering the pre-fame Bob Dylan

‘Bob isn’t being Woody; I’m sensing more James Dean': Remembering the pre-fame Bob Dylan

John Cohen, a photographer who took a series of pre-fame pictures of Bob Dylan, says he knew from the first that there would be more to Bob Dylan than the legacy sounds of folk and old blues.