Listen To Bob Dylan’s Brand New Album, ‘Fallen Angels,’ Streaming In Full

first_imgLegendary folkster Bob Dylan returns with his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, on May 20th. The album serves as a follow-up to 2015’s Shadows In The Night, which sees Dylan covering some of the lesser-known songs of Frank Sinatra’s catalog. The new release continues down that trend, with Dylan picking out favorites from The Great American Songbook for the release. Dylan’s voice has never been perfect, and at 74-years-old, it’s more about his ability to tell a story than actually sing. Still, he captures the essence of these forgotten songs with an enthusiasm, reeling in a listener and teaching some sort of folk lesson.In advance of the new release, Fallen Angels is streaming in full via NPR’s First Listen. Tune in below:Dylan is also featured on the Desert Trip lineup, with The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and Roger Waters. Check out the latest update on that festival here.last_img read more

Rodgers questions Mason appointment

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers questioned the appointment of referee Lee Mason for his side’s Boxing Day Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City. Rodgers was unhappy with a number of decisions by the Bolton official or his assistants during his side’s 2-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium. The most controversial decision by the officials saw Raheem Sterling flagged offside when clean through during the first half, when replays indicated he was onside. When asked about the incidents, Rodgers said: “Where do you want me to start? “I thought we never got any decision. The linesman on the offside one – he wasn’t even on the same cut of grass. “If you’re working at this level you have to get it right. It’s not even a difficult one. “It is a perfectly-timed run and he is given offside when he is through one on one on goal. These are big moments in big games. “There is another incident when Luis (Suarez) doesn’t get a free-kick when Joleon Lescott went right through him. “It is arguable it is a penalty at the end. Luis Suarez can’t jump because he is tugging at his shirt. “I thought it was throughout the evening. Hopefully we don’t have another Greater Manchester referee again on a Liverpool-Manchester game.” Rodgers, while praising his players, was not in the mood to moderate his criticism of the officials. “I thought they were horrendous in terms of performance,” he added. “I was very proud of the players. I thought they were outstanding and they had no help from the officials. “I don’t want it to cloud the performance of my team. I never speak about officials, I normally stay clear of that, but I feel I need to protect the players. “The officials make mistakes, I just felt the mistakes made tonight shouldn’t have happened at this level. This is a big game. “It was a poor decision and of course Raheem goes through and scores. “I was surprised we are playing in Manchester and have a referee from Greater Manchester. “I am sure we won’t get (for) Liverpool-Man City someone from the Wirral.” In terms of his side’s performance Rodgers felt they acquitted themselves well against a team favourites for the title. “The level of our game was high, we had chances and we didn’t take them,” he said. “They were outstanding and really took the game to a top side full of top European players. “We are disappointed not to have won the game, never mind losing the game. “We showed great confidence and belief, scored a wonderful goal and could have had a few more but there are things to learn from the goals we conceded. “I was here at the Bayern Munich game when they were outstanding (beating City 3-1) and apart from that every other team City have played here they have scored a hatful of goals. “I think people go away and look at us as a team that is hopefully going to be up there challenging. “Our main intention is to set up camp in the top four. That is what the club has been striving for for a number of years. “We have shown this year we are hopefully going to be up there and doing that. “Performances like tonight and Tottenham (a 5-0 win) show we have the quality to do that.” City boss Manuel Pellegrini was satisfied with the way his side responded to going behind and then held off pressure from Liverpool. “I am very happy with the response because it is not easy when you face such a difficult team, especially on the counter-attack when you are losing 1-0,” he said. “I think today we defended very well.” City restricted 19-goal striker Suarez to very few chances. “They did very well, especially against Suarez,” added the Chilean. “He is a great striker. He is in his best moment so it was very difficult for our team not to lose one second in the whole match.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Serena Williams is up there as the greatest ever – Andy Roddick

first_img(EUROSPORT) – Calling Serena Williams “the best woman athlete” isn’t a slight, says Andy Roddick.But the ex-professional American tennis star says his compatriot and friend should also be involved in the conversation as the best athlete of all-time – of either gender.Williams won major number 23 in Australia last month, setting a new record for any tennis player in the Open era in the process.Such an achievement deserves huge acclaim, and Roddick believes the 35-year-old should be discussed on the same level as sporting greats Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.“Saying she’s the best woman athlete shouldn’t be taken as offensive as long as she’s in the conversation with the greatest male athletes of all-time as well, Roddick said. We need to enter her into the conversation with Jordan and Ali.”“I think that’s where the respect lies, and where the conversation needs to go, after the acknowledgement of what she’s done for women in sports.”Williams was famously asked for her thoughts on being considered as one of the greatest female athletes of all-time, and replied:“I prefer the word, ‘one of the greatest athletes’ of all-time.”The American went back to the top of the world rankings with her win in Melbourne, where she did not lose a set – and overcame sister Venus in the final.One more Grand Slam title would see Serena pull level with Margaret Court for the most in the history of tennis.last_img read more