Bob Dylan’s 1965 masterpiece “Like a Rolling Stone,” listed as the greatest song of all time twice by Rolling Stone magazine, finally has an official music video — and incredibly, it’s worthy of the song it represents.
The interactive clip was put together by Interlude, not to be confused with Bob’s hidden gem “Winterlude” off the album New Morning, and directed by YouTube sensation Vania Heymann.
The video has 16 channels you can flip through while the clip plays, so you’re kind of the director too, as various people from the cast of Pawn Stars (random 2nd appearance of Chumlee with Bob), The Property Brothers to Marc Maron to Drew Carey are seem lip-synching the words, reminding us all to once again wonder in awe, “How does it feel!?”
When Bruce Springsteen inducted Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame he said of the song and the man:
The first time I heard Bob Dylan, I was in the car with my mother listening to WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody’d kicked open the door to your mind… The way that Elvis freed your body, Dylan freed your mind, and showed us that because the music was physical did not mean it was anti-intellect. He had the vision and talent to make a pop song so that it contained the whole world. He invented a new way a pop singer could sound, broke through the limitations of what a recording could achieve, and he changed the face of rock’n’roll for ever and ever “
Paul McCartney said of “Like a Rolling Stone.”
“It seemed to go on and on forever. It was just beautiful … He showed all of us that it was possible to go a little further.”
The video coincided with the release of Dylan’s new 47-disc box set, The Complete Album Collection Volume 1.
Here’s what a few of the stars of Bob’s own brand of cable TV had to tweet about the experience:
Marc Maron: Being part of this was fun! Thanks @bobdylan!
RT by Drew Carey: Because who wouldn’t want to see our friend @DrewFromTV lip-sync “Like a Rolling Stone” on the Price is Right set?
Jonathan Scott (Property Brother): Released today, @bobdylan ‘s new video for ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ which features @MrDrewScott and me on channel 134.
RT by Steve Levy: how brilliant is this @bobdylan – ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ interactive video? Well done @marcmaron @espnSteveLevy et al
Well done Mr. Zimmerman!