Bob Dylan doesn’t play guitar onstage anymore. Even when delivering the rare crowd-pleasing set without any Frank Sinatra covers, he does it from behind the safety of a piano. But on Thursday, the same day he won a Nobel Prize In Literature, Dylan played guitar for the first time since 2012, picking it up midway through performing “Simple Twist Of Fate” in Las Vegas. Watch below.
It seems the last time he played guitar onstage was 11/9/12 in Chicago, when he was joined by Mark Knopfler. Dylan reportedly doesn’t play guitar anymore because of arthritis, but maybe he was too intimidated after seeing Knopfler play?