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Doc Sings Dylan

I found this story and I had to share. Apparently Bob Dylan is a huge fan of the movie Tombstone, so much so that he asked Val Kilmer to say some of the lines during a meeting they had. Kilmer wouldn’t quote the film in front of Dylan no matter how much Dylan prodded him. Val regretted it afterwards and his way of making it up to Bob is quite interesting:

…people still ask me to say lines and now I’ll tell any schmo in the airport, I’ll say “I’m your huckleberry”, but I wouldn’t say it Bob Dylan!

I felt so bad about it. I was like how could I make it up to him? So what I did was, I recorded “It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding” but as Doc Holliday and I put in all of the big lines from the movie into the song and made him a little tape.

I’d love to hear the tape!

The original interview was done by KCRW as part of the Guest DJ Project. You can read a full transcript or listen to the interview here:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/gd/gd130626val_kilmer

If you enjoyed this, you may enjoy my book: A Gentleman In Hell.

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