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Automotive News reports on Bob Dylan in talks to license his voice for GPS device directions.

Automotive News

Bob Dylan, whose gravelly, nasal vocals are sweet music to the ears of fans and nails on a chalkboard to detractors, may license his voice to car companies for use in their satellite navigation systems.

"I'm talking to a couple of car companies about being the voice of their GPS system," the 68-year-old troubadour said on his Sirius XM radio show, "Theme Time Radio Hour."

Dylan, whose line "no direction home" from his song "Like a Rolling Stone" served as the title for a Martin Scorsese documentary on the singer, joked that he might tell drivers: "Left at the next street. No, right. You know what? Just go straight."

Famous people who have licensed their voices to GPS systems include actors Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, and John Cleese.

Said Dylan: "I probably shouldn't do it because whichever way I go, I always end up at one place: on Lonely Avenue."

(Source: Automotive News)

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