While the trend of rock stars writing books (Zakk Wylde is doing one for kids and Jimmy Page is schlepping one for $691) is nothing new, the mere prospect of Bob Dylan writing more books blasts those other literary works right out of the proverbial water. So, good news: According to RollingStone.com, Dylan has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster for a potential eight-figure sum. We’re totally going to start actually reading now.
Two out of the six books will be sequels to his 2004 memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, while another will be a book of dialogue based on Dylan’s Sirius/XM radio show Theme Time Radio Hour (the last three books’ focus have yet to be revealed.) In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2006, Dylan said that Chronicles: Volume 2 could see the singer look back as far as his legendary Blonde on Blonde album before moving forward with the tale of his career.
As always, stay tuned for more info on the upcoming books as they’re announced.