Jakob Dylan’s Publicist: Bob Didn’t Derail Son’s RNC Show

It turns out that report earlier this week about Jakob Dylan turning down a gig tied to September’s Republican National Convention at the insistence of his dad, Bob Dylan, was a bit of wishful thinking on the part of a reporter from the Duluth, Minnesota, folk icon’s home state. Jakob’s publicist told MTV News today that the singer, currently touring in support of his first solo album, was offered the gig but turned it down. “The Wallflowers were asked to perform at AgNite and declined,” read a statement from the singer’s manager, Rich Egan. “Any other additional information or conjecture that has been reported has been fabricated into a story where otherwise none exists.”