Bob Dylan: ‘the music industry is hypocritical rubbish’

Legend takes aim at record labels

Bob Dylan has slammed the music industry, calling it “hypocritical rubbish”.

The singer/songwriter said he preferred the art and book industries, which he described as more “dignified.”

Speaking to The Times, Dylan said: “The music world’s a made-up bunch of hypocritical rubbish. I know that the book people are a whole lot saner. And the art world? From the small steps I’ve taken in it, I’d say, yeah, the people are honest, upfront and deliver what they say.

“Basically, they are who they say they are. They don’t pretend. And having been in the music world most of my life I can tell you it’s not that way. Let’s just say it’s less dignified.”