Bob Dylan voiced his support for Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner at a show in New York, amid a series of controversies surrounding the writer.Wenner was in attendance at the gig on Thursday (November 16) and Dylan, who doesn’t frequently speak between songs at his shows, took a moment to shout him out towards the end of the performance.“All right, l’d like to say hello to Jann Wenner, who’s in the house.
Jann Wenner, surely everybody’s heard of him,” Dylan said.“Anyway, he just got booted out of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – and we don’t think that’s right.
We’re trying to get him back in.”The pair’s longstanding relationship dates back to 1969, when Wenner first interviewed the songwriter for Rolling Stone.“All right, like to say hello to Jann Wenner who’s in the house.
Jann Wenner, surely everybody’s heard of him. Anyway, he just got booted out of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame – and we don’t think that’s right, we’re trying to get him back in.”— Bob Dylan 11/16/23 pic.twitter.com/Vkgt8klzYS— Dylan.FM Podcast (@TheFM_Dylan) November 17, 2023Dylan was referencing Wenner’s recent removal from the board of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, which he co-founded, following controversial remarks he made in an interview concerning his recent book The Masters.In the book, Wenner asks questions of seven “philosophers of rock”, one of which is Dylan.Read more on nme.com