AceShowbiz - Bob Dylan recently did his first interview in three years as he promoted his new album, "Shadows in the Night". During a chat with AARP the Magazine, he said that he'd give away copies of the new LP to random 50,000 readers of the magazine.
"A lot of those readers are going to like this record. If it was up to me, I'd give you the records for nothing and you give them to every [reader of your] magazine," the veteran musician told AARP's Robert Love.
"Shadows in the Night" will be available everywhere starting on February 3. It features Dylan's covers of songs by Frank Sinatra. In the interview, he made it clear that he's not comparing himself to the late singer with the album.
"Comparing me with Frank Sinatra? You must be joking," he said. "To be mentioned in the same breath as him must be some sort of high compliment. As far as touching him goes, nobody touches him. Not me or anyone else."
Dylan went on praising Sinatra, adding, "He had this ability to get inside of the song in a conversational way. Frank sang to you - not at you. I never wanted to be a singer that sings at somebody; I've always wanted to sing to somebody."
Elsewhere in the interview, Dylan also revealed that he would want to be a teacher if he weren't a legendary superstar. "If I had to do it all over again, I'd be a schoolteacher," he said and added he'd be interested in teaching "Roman History or theology."