An unnamed woman has sued folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan alleging he sexually abused her after giving her drugs and alcohol in 1965 when she was 12 years old.
Billed as an “exclusive broadcast performance”, the artist’s first appearance since the pandemic was an online prohibition-style black-and-white film with the setlist punctuated by wardrobe and set changes.
The amount of the deal is not known, but it is likely to have added millions of dollars to the worth of the folk and rock legend who once wrote “money doesn’t talk, it swears.” The Financial Times said the deal amount could be nine figures.
"Rough and Rowdy Ways" will be released on June 19, according to an announcement on Dylan's official website.
Backed by delicate piano, strings and muted drums, "Murder Most Foul" retells the shooting of the former US President John F Kennedy while describing the evolution of 1960s counterculture.
Bootlegs from the New York sessions of "Blood on the Tracks" are prized among collectors. The collection for the first time will feature all of the recordings from New York, including false musical starts and in-studio banter.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office attributed Petty's death to a "mixed toxicity" of seven medications.
The award marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature after the 2016 prize went to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
The American musician declined to attend the official ceremony. He collected his prize in a private event in Sweden's capital, Stockholm.
The revered musician, whose song Hallelujah became an anthem covered by thousands, had recently released "You Want It Darker", his 14th album which flirted with mortality, finality and the end of love.
After maintaining a strange silence for weeks after he was named the winner of the award, the renowned singer-songwriter has said he was left "speechless" by the decision.
Bob Dylan has not responded to calls by the Swedish Academy since being awarded the Nobel prize in literature.
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