September 16, 2012 11:38
Bob Dylan reveals he's working on 'Chronicles' sequel
Legendary singer says he's planning a new volume of his memoirs…
Bob Dylan has revealed that he's working on a sequel to his acclaimed book Chroncicles.
The legendary singer released the tome in 2004 and it was initially billed as the first part of a three-volume memoir, but reports in recent years seemed to rule out the possibility of him penning any future installments.
However, speaking to Rolling Stone, Dylan claimed that he was "always working" on future follow-ups and that he hoped to produce another volume in the future, although he didn’t provide any specific dates or plans for publications.
He said: "I'm always working on parts of it. But the last Chronicles I did all myself. I'm not even really so sure I had a proper editor for that. I don't want really to say too much about that. But it's a lot of work. I don't mind writing it, but it's the rereading it and the time it takes to reread it – that for me is difficult."
Giving a hint into his plans for future sequels and his writing process, meanwhile, he added: "I stumbled into a strategy of going into the future and into the past. I was writing about the 'Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' album, but I didn't use that. In Chronicles I used [‘Oh Mercy’ because it was more interesting to me. I still have the other piece for 'Freewheelin'…' – most of it – and I can definitely make it bigger. That's one of the aspects of Chronicles Two and Chronicles Three. It would definitely start with records. "
Dylan released his 35th studio album, 'Tempest', earlier this month. It contains a total of 10 tracks and has been produced by Dylan himself, although, as with his recent studio albums, the producer is named as 'Jack Frost'. The album includes a special tribute to John Lennon named 'Roll On John' and a 14-minute epic inspired by the Titanic called 'Tempest'.
Earlier this week, the singer responded angrily to accusations that he plagiarised other artists and authors' material, claiming that "wussies and pussies complain about that stuff". He also likened the detractors to the ame kind of people who branded him 'Judas' for switching from an acoustic to an electric guitar in 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival and insisted that "all those evil motherfuckers can rot in hell".
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