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Richards slams ‘nasty’ Dylan

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has branded Bob Dylan a “nasty little bugger.”

The slam comes as retaliation over a comment made years ago.

But it hasn’t stopped him naming Dylan’s 1966 release Blonde On Blonde as an album everyone should hear before they die.

Richards tells NME: “He showed you that rock’n’roll didn’t need to be quite so restricted by that verse-chorus-verse formula. We app pushed each other in those days.”

However, he continues: “Bob’s a nasty little bugger. I remember him saying to me, ‘I could have written Satisfaction, Keith – but you couldn’t have written Desolation Row.’

“I said, ‘Well, you’re right there, Bob!’”

Meanwhile, Stones frontman Mick Jagger has become a great-grandfather after his daughter’s daughter, Assisi, gave birth to a girl at the weekend.

The 21-year-old new mum tells Hello: “I imagine it’s nice to be a great-grandad, although I’m not sure he likes the idea of getting old, or being called one. I call him Mick – I wouldn’t start calling him grandpa.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.