Posted on 04/23/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A new biography of singer Bob Dylan has stirred up some drama, but it’s not because of anything it reveals about the singer.

Instead, the Guardian reports, it’s about the digs that the author took at a previous biographer of Dylan.

Howard Sounes, whose Down The Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan came out in 2001, was surprised to learn that Clinton Heylin’s The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol 1 1941-1966: A Restless, Hungry Feeling calls him a “professional dirtdigger” and his book “semi-literate.”

(The Double Life of Bob Dylan is out in the UK already but won't be released in the US until May 18.)

Sounes shared his reaction in the Guardian, while Heylin has (so far) declined to comment about the digs he took. 

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