This could be interesting. Mumford and Son’s Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens and Dawe’s Taylor Goldsmith are among the artists contributing to a new album utilizing lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “basement tapes.” In the ‘60s, the rock legend recorded 30 songs with members of the Band, though they were officially released until mid ‘70s. For the new, T-Bone Burnett produced record, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, the artists are writing their own songs using lyrics from the classic Dylan tapes. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Burnett said, “These are not B-level Dylan lyrics. They're lyrics he just never got around to finishing." The album, and a Showtime documentary about its production, are due out this fall ... Discuss

It’s a dark day for Mumford fans—a time to hang up your suspenders, pack away your kick drum and put your banjo back into storage. This weekend the group announced that they would be stepping back from touring and making music for “the foreseeable future.” Keyboard player Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone, “We just know we're going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that.” Though Mumford & Sons didn't say they were permanently breaking up, we’ve probably heard the last from the Grammy-winning gentlemen of the road for a while … Discuss

It's OK to Call Yourself a Christian

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