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Bob Dylan's 35th Studio Album, 'Tempest,' Expected September 11

Bob Dylan will release his 35th studio album -- Tempest -- September 11 on Columbia Records.

Fifty years ago, Dylan released his self-titled debut, also on Columbia. It mostly flew under the radar and didn't sell particularly well.

But after 11 Grammys, four Hall of Fame inductions (Rock and Roll, Grammy, Songwriters, and Nashville songwriters), an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Pulitzer and a Presidential Medal of Freedom later, Dylan has more than made up for his slow start.

The new album, which features 10 new Dylan compositions, was produced by Jack Frost (aka Bob Dylan). It follows 2009's Together Through Life and Christmas in the Heart.

Tempest is already available for pre-order now on iTunes (opens in new tab) and Amazon.

As a side note, Dylan seems to get a kick out of releasing albums on September 11, especially when that date coincides with a Tuesday (the usual album-release day). He released 1990's Under the Red Sky on September 11, and 2001's Love and Theft came out on 9-11.

Be sure to check out our ongoing ranking of 33 of Dylan's studio albums over at GuitarAficionado.com (Yes, we're skipping Christmas in the Heart). We've already ranked Knocked Out Loaded from 1986 and Dylan from 1973.

For more info, visit BobDylan.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.