Bob Dylan voiced his help for Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner at a present in New York, amid a collection of controversies surrounding the author.

Wenner was in attendance on the gig on Thursday (November 16) and Dylan, who doesn’t incessantly converse between songs at his exhibits, took a second to shout him out in the direction of the tip of the efficiency.

“All right, l’d like to say hello to Jann Wenner, who’s in the house. Jann Wenner, surely everybody’s heard of him,” Dylan stated.

“Anyway, he just got booted out of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – and we don’t think that’s right. We’re trying to get him back in.”

The pair’s longstanding relationship dates again to 1969, when Wenner first interviewed the songwriter for Rolling Stone.

Dylan was referencing Wenner’s latest elimination from the board of the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame, which he co-founded, following controversial remarks he made in an interview regarding his latest guide The Masters.

Within the guide, Wenner asks questions of seven “philosophers of rock”, one among which is Dylan. The others are Bono, the late Jerry Garcia, Mick Jagger, the late John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and Pete Townshend.

When requested within the interview why they had been no ladies or individuals of color interviewed for the guide, Wenner stated they’re apparently not “intellectual enough”, for which he was extensively criticised.

He later issued an apology, saying: “The Masters is a collection of interviews I’ve done over the years that seemed to me to best represent an idea of rock ’n’ roll’s impact on my world; they were not meant to represent the whole of music and its diverse and important originators but to reflect the high points of my career and interviews I felt illustrated the breadth and experience in that career.”

He added: “They don’t reflect my appreciation and admiration for myriad totemic, world-changing artists whose music and ideas I revere and will celebrate and promote as long as I live. I totally understand the inflammatory nature of badly chosen words and deeply apologise and accept the consequences.”

Rolling Stone, which Wenner stopped working for in 2019, additionally issued a public assertion insisting that his private views don’t mirror these of the corporate.

“Jann Wenner’s recent statements to the New York Times do not represent the values and practices of today’s Rolling Stone,” the assertion on X learn.

“Jann Wenner has not been directly involved in our operations since 2019. Our purpose, especially since his departure, has been to tell stories that reflect the diversity of voices and experiences that shape our world,” it added. “At Rolling Stone’s core is the understanding that music above all can bring us together, not divide us.”

Bernie Taupin then referred to as out Wenner throughout his acceptance speech on the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame 2023.

“I guess you could say my being inducted is a paradox, perhaps, but either way, I’m honored to be in the class of 2023 alongside a group of such profoundly ‘articulate’ women and outstanding ‘articulate’ Black artists along with all of the other music masters here tonight,” he stated.

In different Bob Dylan information, the artist delighted his followers with a shock cowl of Leonard Cohen’s traditional music ‘Dance Me to the End of Love’ at his Montreal live performance final month.