Ed Sheeran is 'desperate' to meet Bob Dylan

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3 Oct 2023, 15:56

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Despite being a major star, Ed Sheeran is very keen to meet his idol, Bob Dylan.

Ed says the iconic singer songwriter is the last of his idols that he hasn't met.

However if he does get the chance to say hello, Ed says he won't be asking for a selfie.

Sheeran has a rule to never try to make an interaction happen.

He told the Daily Star: “I’ve met them all, apart from Dylan... but if you meet Bob Dylan prematurely... I don’t want the picture thing.

“My rule was always I am never going to seek someone out to meet them, I’m going to wait for them to meet me.”

He also talled about the time he met Eminem: “I wanted him to be like, ‘I like your stuff’.

“I waited and after four years he said, ‘We should do a song’ and we became like friends.”

Ed once told WatchMojo: “You might look at (Dylan and Eminem) and say they’re two totally different acts, but all you have to do with Eminem is put a guitar behind his words and it’s a very similar thing.

“Folk music tells stories and hip hop tells stories, there’s just a beat that separates it.

“Bob Dylan (raps) his tunes. If you listen to ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’, that’s not a million miles away from an Eminem tune.”

Ed also recalled a time he met Van Morrison: “He doorstepped me at my hotel. I’d just made ‘Thinking out Loud’ and I remember my gran came to the gig and we had a lot of whisky, as you do.

“I went to bed at 4 in the morning and I remember getting this phone call at six and the front desk saying, ‘Van Morrison is here, he wants to have breakfast with you’.’ I thought they were taking the p***.

“It was really surreal because I was still drunk but he’s really sweet.”

Fingers crossed Ed's dream comes true.

He has released a new album, and a bonus live release too.