(Much thanks to 90s Woman)
According to an article in the LA Times, Joni Mitchell says of Bob Dylan:
"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.”
American Songwriter reported the story, and their readers reacted, well, as I expected rock fans would:
"Sounds like sour grapes. She must be really jealous."
"You only wish you were on Dylan’s level, but you’ll never get there. He dumped you hard and you still feel the burn. Put back your fangs, you viper"
"Joni, you had a great run and should feel fortunate. But you are now the worst possible cliche: the bitter old lady."
"Sounds like envy to me. I don’t think you can make excuses for such stupidity. She’s light years away from Dylan in terms of talent and importance."
Notice a trend? The only possible explanation for her calling Dylan a fake is pure, hot jealousy. She's "bitter old lady." Sigh.
(For those of you thinking plagiarism is a pretty serious change to be thrown about so slightly, I assume Joni is referring to this.)
To their credit, there were a few comments agreeing with or supporting her, but it's sad, too. Joni rarely grants interviews and this one was actually pretty interesting before it was reduced to one soundbite.