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Bob Dylan’s Secret Love of Welding

Bob Dylan has written more than 600 songs, released 48 albumbs and won a Nobel Prize. But what few people know is that he likes to weld!

Whilst Dylan has been creating sculped ironwork for friends and family for years, it was only in 2013 that his work was viewed publically.

Furthering this, now visitors to the MGM National Harbor resort in Maryland, US will be greeted by a sculpted iron archway {26 feet by 15 feet } commissioned by the resort – and designed by Dylan. Due to open on 8 December, guests to the resort will be able to enjoy a luxurious hotel, dining, entertainment and nightlife including a casino.

Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International states: “As a company founded upon entertainment, we’re truly inspired by artists who channel their energy into diverse paths”. And that’s certainly the case for Dylan, having previously used junkyard scraps like old metal, chains and wheels to create his sculptures.

Dyland has since been a pitchman for IBM and Cadillac, among others.