After months of resignations and public spats, the Swedish Academy felt it lacked the credibility to award the prize.
Disgruntled fans rejected Dylan in 1979, but a new boxed set of his live recordings reveals a new take on gospel music, fired by a rocking fervor.
The songwriting icon did not attend the ceremony, but he has announced he will play three shows in Sweden as part of his upcoming European tour.
Ernest Hemingway and Theodore Roosevelt also accepted the award in absentia.
The most sung song since "Happy Birthday."
This early profile "threw Dylan into a depression for months," according to the songwriter's biographer.
Held on the same polo grounds as Coachella, some have dubbed the show "Oldchella."
From the organizers behind Coachella, could this be the ultimate rock festival?
Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan and Disney are all celebrating this year's musical celebration.
Rock is far from dead, and July brings with it the most impressive lineup of stars since Live Aid.
Jerry Garcia was one of the most talented guitarists of the 20th century. But he was also one of its most prolific collaborators. Here are a few of his finest pairings.
While picking up an award the musician takes stock.
We played Bob Dylan's Frank Sinatra tribute to a bunch of fathers. They hated it.