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No prizes for guessing that the Bob Dylan hoo-ha was going to overshadow Pete Burns knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

WHEN HE WAS offered the Nobel Prize for literature for his poetic and profound lyric-writing talent, Bob Dylan played a cool hand, seeming not to care. Fans got upset. No pop musician had been lauded like this before. It was his and — by osmosis — his fans’ crowning glory. Why so shy? Briefly, Bob Dylan trended. Something he hadn’t been accused of for decades.

You will know Dylan as the lyricist behind Adele’s sensational civil partnerships first-dance anthem and X Factor audition classic, Make You Feel My Love. You may have heard his early nasal recordings crackling from a gramophone in your grandad’s attic. The troubadour once upset the world by plugging in a guitar.

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On the cover, the new queen of pop Christine and the Queens talks sexuality, subversion, Michael Jackson… and Trump! Elsewhere in this issue: from courtroom battles to the Strictly ballroom with Judge Rinder; Sweden’s siren Tove Lo on sex, drugs and pop music; Do throuples work? Millennial sexuality in the spotlight; and The Pass star Arinze Kene on the taboo of gay footballers.