Bob Dylan has released his first new original song in nearly eight years, titled "Murder Most Foul." The nearly 17-minute track begins with the assasination of John F. Kennedy and namechecks a host of events and personalities covering the past 50-plus years.

Dylan issued a statement regarding the new track, which reads: "Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. Bob Dylan"

It's safe to say that among all of the rock legends still walking this Earth, Bob Dylan has historically been the one least concerned with the cult of celebrity and keeping up public appearances. A while back he admitted that he's clueless to all of that type of business: "I don't know what people think of me, see, I only know about what record companies say to you and managers and people like that; y'know, people watching' you do things. I only know. . . I only hear about that stuff."

AUDIO: BOB DYLAN ON HOW HE'S VIEWED