First new material since 'Modern Times'

One of modern music's biggest names Bob Dylan has confirmed that he will release a new studio album next month.

From his beginnings as a Woody Guthrie influenced singer, to his creative rebirth with 'Time Out Of Mind' Bob Dylan's career is one of the most fascinating in American music.

Dylan has not released a studio album since 2006's 'Modern Times' but has kept himself busy with a variety of other projects. The singer has produced an exhibition of paintings, released another album in his 'Bootleg Series' of rarities and started work on the second volume of his autobiography.

The forthcoming album will be released in late April, but its title is not yet known. American magazine Rolling Stone reports the album will feature Dylan backed by his touring band plus David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

Song titles include 'Beyond Here Lies Nothin'', 'If You Ever Go To Houston', 'This Dream Of You', 'My Wife's Home Town' and 'It's All Good'.

As usual, Dylan has produced the forthcoming album himself using the pseudonym Jack Frost.

Previous albums have betrayed a delta blues influence, with 'Modern Times' containing a cover of the standard 'Someday Baby'. The album was Dylan's most successful for some time, reaching number one on the US Billboard Top 100.

Bob Dylan is set to release his new album in late April.

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