Joni Mitchell Says Bob Dylan is a Phony
In a recent interview with the L.A. Times singers-songwriter [lastfm]Joni Mitchell[/lastfm] offered criticism on some of her musical peers, including [lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]. While we’re all hoping these incendiary comments will lead to a East coast versus West coast-style folk musician feud, you can read about how Mitchell put Dylan on blast.
[pullquote quote="Bob is not authentic at all: He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. " credit="Joni Mitchell"]
Bob is not authentic at all: He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I. As for my name, my parents wanted a boy, so they called me Robert John; when I came out a girl, they just added two letter “A’s” to that. Then I married Chuck Mitchell; I wanted to keep my maiden name — I had a bit of a following as Joni Anderson — but he wouldn’t let me.
So there you have it folks, straight from the Mitchell’s mouth. Mitchell continued saying that Dylan routinely plagiarized material, and as a result she chose to distance herself from him. When reached for comment on his alleged fakeness, Bob Dylan pulled off a Mission Impossible-style facial skin-mask, applied a fake mustache to his upper lip, strapped on an eye patch and in a British accent said “My real name is Robert Zimmerman.”
We wonder what Mitchell thinks about this [lastfm]Counting Crows[/lastfm] cover of “Big Yellow Taxi”:
Is Joni Mitchell justified, or is she just bitter about the lack of her-themed biopics?
[Source: LA Times]