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Questioned as to whether Dylan has ever offered the ‘Seven Nation Army’ singer any musical advice, White responded: “All the time. He’s been an incredible mentor to me, and a good friend, too.
“I’m lucky to even have one conversation with him. Everything else has been icing on the cake.”
White was then pressed on a possible team-up between the pair, or whether they’d penned a track together. “I cannot tell you that. I wish I could tell you, but I cannot,” the musician teased.
Describing his longstanding friend, White said of Dylan: “He’s very complicated. A lot of people who go through fame, even a small taste of it, are going through experiences that probably no human being should ever go through.
“I’ve walked into a room and felt like I’m intimidating people. You don’t know what you’re supposed to do. I think people like Dylan end up trying to avoid that stuff.”
Meanwhile, White’s pal Bob Dylan took to the stage at BST in Hyde Park on Friday – performing alongside co-headliner Neil Young.
Reviewing the show, NME said: “…Bob Dylan does not do what you want him to do. He never has. That is why Bob Dylan is Bob Dylan and why Bob Dylan is a genius.”