Dylan did not ask for a meet and greet with Obama, nor did he ask to take a picture with the President or even rehearse at the White House before his show. Artists who are invited to perform for him typically do all of those things, Obama said. Dylan simply came, played "The Times They Are A-Changing," shook Obama's hand, and left.
The President mentioned how brief his interaction with Dylan was, noting that Dylan approached him, shook his hand and smiled, and that was it. Then he added that he was content with Dylan's self conduct. First Obama calls Dylan skeptical as though he is displeased, and then all of a sudden he spins the situation around and tries to justify Dylan's introverted behavior? Make up your mind, Barack.
More music news and gossip after the jump...
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Phoenix New Times's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Phoenix's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Paste: Here Comes Frank Black's Rock Opera
SPIN: MGMT Clears Up Urine Tossing, New Album Rumors
Consequence of Sound: Black Eyed Peas Go Back to 'The Beginning' For New Album
Billboard: Michael Jackson Manager Seeks $2.3 Mil From Estate
Stereogum: Kanye West - "Lost in the World" (Feat. Bon Iver)