In an interview with MTV producer Bill Flanagan to promote his new album ‘Together Through Life’, Dylan said he regards The Rolling Stones as a mere “funk band” without Wyman on board.
The bassist quit the band in 1990, after nearly three decades service.
“I’m not saying they don’t keep going, but they need Bill,” he said. “Without him they’re a funk band. They’ll be the real Rolling Stones when they get Bill back.”
Flanagan then accused Dylan of being stuck in the ’80s, before asking him if he really thinks The Rolling Stones are finished as a band.
“Of course not, they’re far from finished,” Dylan replied. “The Rolling Stones are truly the greatest rock and roll band in the world and always will be. The last too.
“Everything that came after them, metal, rap, punk, new wave, pop-rock, you name it…you can trace it all back to The Rolling Stones. They were the first and the last and no one’s ever done it better.”