John Mellencamp on Bob Dylan, Stephen King, the Kinks – Rolling Stone

John Mellencamp discusses working with Stephen King, getting props from Bob Dylan, why his opinions are “hard to deal with” and more.

Source: John Mellencamp on Bob Dylan, Stephen King, the Kinks – Rolling Stone

Your friend Bob Dylan shouted you out in his MusiCares speech a couple of years back. What did that mean to you?
That wink and a nod was worth more than 50 Grammys. That came from Bob, that came from his heart. He didn’t have to fucking say that. The girl I was with started crying. Bob doesn’t like very many people.

What do you make of his standards albums?
They’re great. Bob is always so far ahead of us. He’s given me a lot of advice: “Go where they’re not.”