Bob Dylan is so bad ass, this quote is legendary! He says that the people claiming he plagiarised are the same people who dubbed him "Judas" for switching to electric from acoustic back in 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival: "These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil motherfuckers can rot in hell."
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