Here are my favorite moments from a new, lengthyÂ Bob Dylan interview by VH1′s senior VP Bill Flanagan:
What do you think of the Stones?
What do I think of them? Theyâ€™re pretty much finished, arenâ€™t they?
They had a gigantic tour last year. You call that finished?
Oh yeah, you mean Steel Wheels. Iâ€™m not saying they donâ€™t keep going, but they need Bill. Without him theyâ€™re a funk band. Theyâ€™ll be the real Rolling Stones when they get Bill back.
Funny thing about actors and that identity thing. Every time I run into Val Kilmer, I canâ€™t help myself. I say, â€œWhy, Johnny Ringo – you look like somebody just walked on your grave.â€ Val always says, â€œBob, Iâ€™m not Johnny Ringo. Thatâ€™s just a role I played in a movie.â€ He could be right, he could be wrong. I think heâ€™s wrong but he says it in such a sincere way. You have to think he thinks heâ€™s right.
Who are some of your favorite songwriters?
Buffett I guess. Lightfoot. Warren Zevon. Randy. John Prine. Guy Clark. Those kinds of writers.
So there you go, Dylan is a parrothead. Read the whole thing here.