Bob Dylan inducted into Legion d’Honneur

Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan’s nomination for France’s Legion d’Honneur has been approved after a previous bid for the country’s highest honor had reportedly been thrown out, Reuters reports.

A 17-member council determines whether nominees, which are put forward by gonverment ministers, adhere to the institution’s principles. Grand Chancellor Jean-Louis Georgelin confirmed that Dylan’s nomination has been approved.

Georgelin lauded the American singer as a “tremendous singer and great poet” and an “exceptional artist” on Sunday in a letter to the French newspaper Le Monde.

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