Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan criticized fans in Vienna, Austria, for apparently taking photos of him.
Dylan, 77, was singing part of “Blowin’ in the Wind” when a concert-goer broke his “no photos” policy, according to Stereogum.
“Take pictures or don’t take pictures. We can either play, or we can pose. Okay?” he said.
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#BobDylan doesn’t address the audience at all at his gigs these days. But last night in Vienna he had to make an exception to admonish fans taking photos: “We can either play or we can pose, okay?” This was right after he tripped over a monitor and almost took a nasty fall. Rough night.
Before making the comment, he had made an inaudible comment about pictures. A video showed Dylan, who was born Robert Zimmerman, stumbling backward before nearly falling onstage prior to the comment.
After that, Dylan left the stage, and his band closed the show with an instrumental rendition of another song, according to Stereogum. Fox News reported that the song was “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” and it’s usually the last song he uses to close out a show.
For years, Dylan has had a “no photos” policy at his shows, according to Rolling Stone.
right after he tripped over a monitor and almost had a nasty fall
“The incident marked the first time that Dylan had spoken to the crowd in some time. Audiences used to only hear his speaking voice when he introduced the band, but he stopped doing even that about two years ago,” Rolling Stone reported.
The publication noted that last year, ushers were deployed to check to see if anyone was using a phone. Those who didn’t comply would be booted from the concert.
Mick Jagger Update
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger posted a photo of him on his feet, after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month.
The 75-year-old wrote on April 11, “A walk in the park!”
A week ago, Jagger wrote on Facebook that his heart-valve surgery was successful.
“Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend—and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job,” he stated.
Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend – and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.
Fellow singer Lenny Kravitz commented on Jagger’s Instagram photo, saying, “Yeah man!”
“Love you Dada,” his daughter, Georgia May Jagger, wrote. His son, Lucas Jagger, placed with four red heart emojis in the comments section.
Weeks before that, Jagger and the Rolling Stones said they have to postpone their North American tour.
Notable Celebrity Deaths in 2019
Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote: “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical … every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”
“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Friday, January 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.
Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote
Comedian and actor Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Daryl Dragon, or “Captain,” of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.