Did you catch any of Leonard Cohen’s recent shows?
No, it was terrible, because the Stooges European tour was three days behind him everywhere we went. We’d get to town and they’d say, ‘Leonard Cohen was fantastic and sensitive, and played for three hours!’ I’d say, ‘Well, we’re the Stooges, our typical song has 11 words, and after an hour and a quarter you’ll want us to leave!’
Ever hang out with Dylan?
Once, at a dinner at Yoko’s, and again at a birthday party at Bob’s place in Malibu. Don Was and Leonard Cohen dragged me out there. Bob was a good guy. I haven’t heard it myself, but I heard on a ‘dog’-themed segment on his radio show he actually played ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog.’ [Imitating Dylan] ‘Here’s one of the best dog songs ever written…’ That made my life, dude.
From Q&A: Iggy Pop by Austin Scaggs (Rolling Stone: April 10, 2010)
Credit Due Department: Photo by Regan1973 – Own work, GFDL, via Wikipedia
Note: Originally posted February 8, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric