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Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Slams Rolling Stone on Facebook
By: Gary Graff
7/22/2013


Steely Dan's Donald Fagen
is non-too happy with Rolling Stone magazine these days -- and it has nothing to do with the decision to put Boston Marathon bomber Jahar Tsarnaev on the cover of its latest issue.

Rather, Fagen is peeved that the truncated version of an interview he did with the mag both misrepresents and misquotes him -- especially about Bob Dylan and Fagen's work with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald in the Dukes of September touring project.

In "The Cranky Wisdom of Donald Fagen," he’s quoted as talking about walking out in the middle of Bob Dylan shows and about Dylan having songs that are "boring" -- which, in a lengthy posting at www.facebook.com/DonaldFagenMusic he claims were taken out of the contest of the conversation.

Fagen is also quoted as saying he was "miserable" on the Dukes of September tour, which Fagen says was taken from one of the essays in his forthcoming book, "Emminent Hipsters," and was not directly discussed with the Rolling Stone reporter.

Fagen writes that McDonald and Skaggs "never came up" during the Rolling Stone interview. Fagen concludes his posting, which was distributed to reporters by Steely Dan's publicists, with the words "Keep your powder dry, y'all."

Steely Dan kicked off its Mood Swings 2013: 8 Miles To Pancake Day tour over the weekend, with shows booked into early October. 

CLICK HERE to learn out more about Gary Graff and his award-winning music journalism including the books he has written on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.


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