Dylan Refused To Be Present At His Induction To UK Hall Of Fame

Dylan unambiguously delivered a belting snub to the British music industry by refusing to be present at his induction to the UK Music Hall of Fame.

Dylan Refused To Be Present At His Induction To UK Hall Of Fame
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Dylan unambiguously delivered a belting snub to the British music industry by refusing to be present at his induction to the UK Music Hall of Fame, reports GIGWise. Organisers of the extravagant ceremony at Alexandra Palace are said to be deeply upset that Dylan refused to attend the occasion, which was broadcast on TV last night. Unlike other recipients of the honour, such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones - Dylan wouldn't even make a video acceptance speech. Instead, US actor Woody Harrelson, a very tenuous acquaintance of Dylan's, accepted the accolade on his behalf. In a sheepish speech he said he'd pass it on to Bob, in the unlikely event Dylan came to watch his forthcoming West End play. The Independent assert that Dylan's no show was a particular snub because the ceremony was timed to coincide with the singer's arrival in the UK. Organisers offered to schedule the event around his tour dates, but apparently Dylan's office didn't return their calls, they comment: We have made every effort to get him to accept it in person or with a video message, but he obviously prefers to remain as enigmatic as ever. Meanwhile, Dylan's spokesman asserted: I don't know about a video message, but I know he's thrilled to be in the hall of fame. In related news, Bob Dylan began a five night residency in London yesterday (November 20). The troubadour is playing all this week at the Brixton Academy and was on form as he played a set that featured songs from throughout his career.

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    Dirtydeeds468
    WOW. We're fighting about the who won the Revolutionary War in an article about Bob Dylan. Crazy how the world works, ain't it? Look, you guys that was...let me see here.. 2005 - 1783 (end of war) _____ 222 We're fighting about a war that was fought two-hundred and twenty two years ago...that's, well... its sad In addition we're fighting about who won a war that ended 40 years ago in which the two nations we are fighting about were freaking ALLIES...Jesus.... What else are we fighting about these days? The Invisible 'Weapons of Mass Destruction?' Who knows what you'll find in a Bob Dylan article... I might even find that old Twinkie bar that's smushed in between the couch...
    Kshzzzz_TDAY
    uno mas comment. just about all americans are like the dueshes that have posted shit like america's better and shit. there are some who arent, but not many. but i may be biased. i live in one of the redest ****ing states in the country and can only hope that ther ae more mericans like me. so general advice- dont come to america cause most of us are pricks. there- fair warning.
    Kshzzzz_TDAY
    also, if any of you remember, dylan didnt like attention or praise. on the ed sulivan or some other show like that, the host compliminted him of the wazzoo, and dylan just hung his head and didn't look at anybody
    Noterunner
    Dylan makes music for himself first and then for people who happen to enjoy his expressions. He doesn't need a middleman to tell him what is going on with his audience. Dylan has a personal connection with his listeners. A panel of judges or rating comitee may try to put itself between the audience and the performer, Dylan will not have any of it. He knows the listener is already connected. Music/Art is meant to be apreciated not judged and rated. Opinions on music are nothing more than one person piont of view since everyone experiences music and art in their own way. You will never hear music or see art from anyone's point of view but your own. You are forever trapped in you own perception.
    Smokey Amp
    He's an ***** then. he could at least do it for his fans...You know, the people who actually got him where his is today...? Fuckin' arrogant bastard.
    Noterunner
    People need to just live their own lives and stop trying to entertain an imaginary audience. And like I said above, art and music should not be judged anyway, just appreciated. He's not arrogant, he's just who he is, and people need to stop expecting things from celebrities.
    thefinalcut
    America and Britain both had great music and influenced each other . Throughout history it kinda went back and forth. Rock was created in America, Brits listened and created their own style. Brit-invasion came to America, America bands were influenced by them. Who cares who's "country's music" is better, it's not a competition anyway!
    Kshzzzz_TDAY
    guys, now think. the brits lost in the revolution that was like 300 years ago. we havn't won a war since 45 (and we've had 3-4, not counting the first persian gulf war), and um well thats something that,as a grumblecuoghamericancough grumble, i'm not proud of. but rgaurdless-britain had the beatles and the rolling stones, we had bob dylan and hendrix(kinda). there its even.
    benEboy2008
    crazy old dylan, oh and lets not forget who kicked who's ass in the revollutionary war
    Diceman42
    And second off, I'm assuming the majority of the people here are british so I'm going to say if you want to brag about claiming the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd you go right ahead cuz we'll come right back at ya with Aerosmith, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, The doors, Nirvana, Guns n' Roses, Jimi Hendrix Experience, and of course some nice elderly people who are really quite good, ROLLING STONES BIOTCH!!!!!
    Rolling Stones are British. Sucks to be you.
    Voodoo_Chile42
    I sincerely hope this is a joke. Otherwise I don't know where to begin. Firstly: 23% is not a majority. I'm not sure that those statistics are accurate either, but I'm far too lazy too check them. Moving on: again you use the word majority where it's probably inappropriate. Second, and more concerning: your comparisons. No doubt America has had a fair share of great artists (Elvis Presley springs to mind), but please never compare Nirvana to the Beatles again. THEN you called the Rolling Stones Americans. And you said "BIOTCH". The exclamation points don't help either.
    estranged_2003
    why should dylan do anything he does not want to do?he has always done things his why alot of ppl go to his concert and expect to hear what they hear on his albums he became a singer/song writter/poet for him not for any-one else good on you bob you where amazing in glasgow on the 17th.
    Sgt. Pepper19
    I think all of you fail to know the history behined this. When Bob went electric he played shows in England in every single one of these shows he was booed and harrased. Fucking rights he shouldnt accept it. The people who want to put him in the UK's Hall of Fame once were disgusted with his music.
    benEboy2008
    crazy old dylan, oh and lets not forget who kicked who's ass in the revolutionary war
    giannini1222
    Same with Robert Plant not accepting the Grammy Lifetime Achievment. Its only polite to be present.
    yeah except robert plant was on tour while the awards were given out so he couldnt be there
    eevilspawn
    He's Bob Dylan he does what the **** he wants to. Alot of shit would be different without Dylan, but i think his "dick thing to do" was more of a "you guys ****ed up the music industry, so **** you" idea
    Guitar_Poet
    im not a HUGE fan of dylans, but i agree that he is a great songwriter. very much deserves to be inducted to the music hall of fame... but its strange that although he is "thrilled".. he refuses to be present? hehe well whatever floats your boat
    noob4lyfe
    patduganz: es pecially his cover of the Hendrix cover of "Along the Watchtower"
    Uh, Bob Dylan originally wrote the song, but thanks. :/
    rob ryan
    I'm assuming the majority of the people here are british so I'm going to say if you want to brag about claiming the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd you go right ahead cuz we'll come right back at ya with Aerosmith, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, The doors, Nirvana, Guns n' Roses, Jimi Hendrix Experience
    fine we will, we'll also mention oasis, the kinks, joy division, the stone roses, the sex pistols, the clash, the smiths, queen and oh yeah... the rolling stones.
    sexy-man
    kk im american wut about joe satriani, steve vai, stevey ray vaughan, stu hamm, billy sheehan, santana, green day (lol bad joke), mudvayne
    TheSilverBeatle
    Haha that guy who said The Rolling Stones were american definetley lost the argument. I loved the way he tried to rub it in...such irony. But anyways...Canada definetley wins the war...I mean we've got Rush....and...er...The Guess Who...thats about all I can think of. But seriously, this isnt a big deal it's not suprising Dylan wouldnt show up to something like this.
    rob ryan
    sexy-man: kk im american wut about joe satriani, steve vai, stevey ray vaughan, stu hamm, billy sheehan, santana, green day (lol bad joke), mudvayne
    green day are good mudvayne suck
    BigMike05
    TheSilverBeatle wrote: But anyways...Canada definetley wins the war...I mean we've got Rush....and...er...The Guess Who...thats about all I can think of.
    You've got Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan and Sum 41. So you've got to win. Or maybe that means you lose this one, haha.
    Voodoo_Chile42
    four out of five members of the Band were Canadian. And Leonard Cohen. Neil Young too. I think.. We still definitely lose. Add Rush and the Guess Who, we do ok. And I think we should get points for not producing any rappers.
    deconno
    I am not British but am a European and I will say its nice to be from a country with real culture and a rich history. America is a bastardised country where greed and materialism are more important than showing respect for other countries. You guys are idiots and your lack of culture just oozes through your ignorant statements. Fucking Yanks.
    insanejuggaloo
    DatsunsRule: you are completely right we should form a lynch mob and destroy all these bitches that post something like "bob dylan sucks" i mean they cant even explain why he sucks. and as for what country is better, i think this is a awsome convo and someone should start a debate somewhere on this site. . . i vote American ALICE IN CHAINS, soundgarden, nirvana(even though they wherent that good there still momorable) pantera, metallica, slayer, red hot chilli peppers primus stevie ray vaughn sublime suicidal tendencies system of a down and of course american metal pioneers lamb of god killswitch engage unearth ect..... i think we have u british chaps bet lol
    BigMike05
    Every country in the world sucks. Just some suck less than others. so quit arguing. Because whoever is arguing for or against a certain country, is the exact reason why your country sucks. So shut up. And learn to seperate the artist from the music. Pricks and arrogant people can make great music, and great people can make shitty music. It's the music that matters more than the artists personality. And who care is he attended or didn't attend or whether or not he was thrilled. Who give's a **** if he's an arrogant *****? I don't. It's not changing my views on his music. So shut up, quit arguing over nothing, and open a god damn book.
    insanejuggaloo
    and as for arugeing for my country...i think this is the first interesting off topic arguement on this site. i think it helps us rember where people are from and for us to relise the difference location makes on music. everyone learn how to understand music. it really is imporant. lol and lets not forget rage against the machine tool deicide ministry korn godforbid
    Maverick49
    man, i just don't get Dylan, I understand he's good and was really important for music but i just can't get into his music. Give me Johnny Cash over Dylan any day!
    Cowboy Angel
    Dylan rocks the f-cking house down, guys. He's also a damn smart guy. He knows that the 'UK Music Hall of Fame' really means f-ck all to anyone. I mean, come on, it's just some crappy award. I'm english and I couldn't give a toss about who's in the Hall of Fame, UK or US or otherwise. People have their own hall of fame; it's called their CD player, and Dylan rules supreme on mine.
    josh69
    Australia is better than america. Australians are known for being relaxed, americans are known for being tightly strung wankers. i think australia and canada should merge and become some super relaxed we dont care country. as for britain, ive got nothing against it. yeah australian music is pretty crap except for a few good bands. ac/dc for one
    the glue man
    Bob Dylan pwns. And everybody shut the **** up about which country is better, we all live on earth, so shut the **** up.
    kamikaze_74
    **** britan anyway, america made him famous
    yawn. a stupid american who can't get over the fact that england is far superior to america musically in that everything america does england did first or better.
    MattyPretends
    ^ Go to hell, if it weren't for America you'd be speaking German you cockney ass. Dylan is being a jerk in this respect, absolutely. Same with Robert Plant not accepting the Grammy Lifetime Achievment. Its only polite to be present.
    redshademotion
    I wish he would of released a reason, but it's Dylan so I trust him. He doesn't do meaningless things... (Even if the meaning is obscured from the regular eye)
    JC 2K3
    Is it not a protest against the shtty way the modern music industry's gone? Dylan has commented on it before.