The star gives a rare TV interview - and comes over all humble...

Bob Dylan has given a rare TV interview in the US where he dismissed people’s perception of him as a “saviour”.

The legend gave his first TV interview in 19 years to ’60 Minutes’ in the US, which will be broadcast this coming Sunday (December 5) on CBS.

In it, Bob Dylan says that he never intended to write “sermons”, just songs.

He said: “It was like being in an Edgar Allen Poe story and you’re just not that person everybody thinks you are, though they call you that all the time. ‘You’re the prophet. You’re the saviour.’ I never wanted to be a prophet or a saviour. Elvis Presley maybe. I could see myself becoming him. But prophet? No.

“My stuff…[they] were songs…they weren’t sermons. If you examine the songs, I don’t believe you’re going find anything in there that says that I’m a spokesman for anybody or anything, really. [Those who feel that way] must not have heard the songs.”