When you’re estimated by your idol

Kelly Jones was greatly appreciated by a compliment she received from Bob Dylan. The Stereophonics soloist considers the veteran as “a Shakespeare of Music” stating that it seemed incredible that Dylan listened to music. Awarded to the Nobel Prize for Literature Bob Dylan remains a major influential personality in the field of music, and large groups such as Stereophonics remain surprised by every compliment that comes from the veteran. Although nearly 20 years have passed since the soloist of the Stereophonics group Kelly Jones reacted as an emotional teenager when he heard his idol appreciated. In an interview this year on the release of his album, Bob Dylan had said he was listening to Stereophonics and that this was one of his favorite “new” groups.


“It’s very unrealistic,” Kelly Jones told Rolling Stones magazine in response to Dylan. “I grew up with older brothers who were listening to Creedence and Neil Young and Dylan all the time when I was a kid, so when I heard he had mentioned emotions, until I learned it was true and then I was very happy I spent a lot of time trying to write verses that make sense to me hoping to have some meaning for others too. So listening to something that was said about you and someone who said something to you is a kind of Shakespeare of music is very, very … It’s something that blocks you. It’s stimulant, do you know?


“Stereophonics” is preparing a new album that will celebrate their 20th anniversary in the market. This album will be released on November 3 and it has

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