Hot Press Issue 45-05: Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Special



On May 24th, Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan celebrates his 80th birthday. In a special issue to mark the occasion, Hot Press writers – including Dylan experts Anne Margaret Daniel and Pat Carty – explore different aspects of the extraordinary legacy of the world’s greatest songwriter. Meanwhile, a selection of musicians, artists and bands join in the celebrations, paying personal and collective tribute to the prodigious inspirational power of the Minnesota-born legend. Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday offers a special moment to reflect on – and hopefully to understand afresh – the poetry, the flair and the influence of a mercurial genius who changed music forever.

Also in this issue of Hot Press:

With the powerful Masseduction in 2017, St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark – racked the Billboard Top 10 for the first time. Now, the controversial star is back, with the acclaimed Daddy’s Home – an album inspired by the release of her father from prison. In a flip cover special, the talks openly and with remarkable honesty about her extraordinary life – and the attitudes and ideas that have made her one of the world’s most challenging and revered artists.

Also in this packed and inspiring issue of Hot Press:

Interviews with the great Paul Weller; the legendary Moby; new collaborators Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher; and two of Ireland’s finest young writers, the acclaimed, award-winning Lisa McInerney and using star Sue Rainsford.

Plus: Why the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland got it hopelessly wrong about cannabis and youth mental health.

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