Exciting news for rock ‘n’ roll fans: TwentyFourBit reports that Bob Dylan has signed a deal to write six more books for Simon & Schuster. Two of the books would be the highly-anticipated second and third volumes in his trilogy of memoirs, Chronicles, and another would feature dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show. The focus of the other three remains a mystery for now.
Published back in 2004, Chronicles: Volume One, which covered Dylan’s early years in New York City and the recording of his first album, spent 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was universally praised by critics. “The reviews of this book, some of ‘em almost made me cry — in a good way,” Dylan told Rolling Stone in 2006. “I’d never felt that from a music critic, ever… Most people who write about music, they have no idea what it feels like to play it. But with the book I wrote, I thought, ‘The people who are writing reviews of this book, man, they know what the hell they’re talking about.’ It spoils you.” Adorable.