The Rolling Stones Performing In Israel On Advice Of Dylan

With the Rolling Stones playing in Israel next week – much to the chagrin of BDSholes – their guitarist Ronny Wood has revealed that the idea to come was not just blowing in the wind. It came from Bob Dylan.

Bob_Dylan_-_Like_a_Rolling_StoneRonnie Wood, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, revealed Monday that Bob Dylan put the idea in the Stones’ circle to include Israel as a tour stop.

In an interview with Channel 2 in response to written questions ahead of the Stones’ Israel debut on June 4, Wood said that one time after seeing Dylan perform, the singer made the suggestion.

He was coming offstage and said “we’re going to Tel Aviv.” He had a big smile on his face, and he said he loved it there,” said Wood. “I said, we’ve never been there, so we’ll have to go play there one day, so there you go.”

One of the band’s co-founders, guitarist Keith Richards, said in the TV interview segment that he was excited about the Stones’ European tour which begins Monday night in Oslo, with their show at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park being their fourth stop.

“By the time we get to Tel Aviv, it should be the Rolling Stones on full power, all 12 cylinders,” said Richards.

Bob Dylan, still defending Israel after all of these years.

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  • Travis

    God bless Bob Dylan – and the Stones!

  • Jono Rose

    I have no doubt that Neil Young also was also influenced by Dylan in his decision to come. Most musicians of their generation look up to Dylan artistically and also as a paragon of progressive values. In Bob’s case that is not the nasty anti-Israel left wing progressive movement, but a more pure hippy, ’60s version. Lets not forget that back in the late ’60s Israel was the darling of the left. Bob’s doing great work in anti-BDS behind the scenes. Love you Bob.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Many years ago, I saw a great parody of “Like a Rolling Stone,” in which little Bobby Zimmerman gets bitten by the show business bug.

    Once upon a time , you knew Abe Fine,
    You played with Sammy Klein and Joe Stein,
    Didn’t you?
    Once upon a time, you spun your dreidels,
    You ate your kneidels while mom shook her ladle
    Forbiddin’ you.
    She said, “Bubbale, it’s me you’re killin’,
    Put away that fershtunkiner guitar,
    What’s with this Dylan?”
    So you tell your mommy, “I like to play,”
    And she shakes her head and she says, “Oy vay!”
    and you’re beginning to get the feeling that she’s launching into another spiel.
    How does it feel?
    Oh, how does it feel,
    To be living at home,
    A complete unknown,
    Like a rolling Cohen?
    [harmonica riffs follow]

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