Ed Sheeran attended the Daily Star for an interview after the release of his seventh studio album, “Autumn Variations,” and shared that he had been longing to meet Bob Dylan. When describing his role models, he said: I’ve met everyone but Dylan… however, if you run upon Bob Dylan too soon… The photo thing is not what I want. My rule has always been to wait for people to find me rather than actively looking for them. The musician also mentioned how Eminem has served as one of his role models since he was a youngster and recalled meeting him by saying: “I desired for him to say, ‘I like your stuff.’ After four years of waiting, he suggested that we record a song, and we quickly grew close. The song “River,” written by Sheeran and Eminem in 2017, was played live by the duo during the Revival Tour 2018. Years before, in an interview with WatchMojo, he discussed the differences between the rapper and Bob Dylan: “You might look at them and say they’re two totally different acts, but with Eminem, all you have to do is put a guitar behind his words, and it’s a very similar thing.
” Added the singer: Hip hop and folk music both tell stories; the only thing separating them is a beat. Songs by Bob Dylan are rapped. When you listen to “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” you can’t help but think of an Eminem song. Sheeran also mentioned meeting Van Morrison in a previous interview: “He broke down my motel door. I had just finished recording “Thinking out Loud,” and I recall that my grandmother attended the concert. As is customary, we drank a lot of whisky. I recall going to bed at four in the morning and getting a call at six in the morning from the front desk stating that Van Morrison was there and wanted to have breakfast with me. I believed they were being p***y. He’s extremely lovely, but it was really bizarre because I was still inebriated. In other news, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer recently released a live version of his latest album under the title ‘(Fan Living Room Sessions).’ This edition included live renditions of the original songs, recorded at the houses of 14 fans.