In particular, I'm annoyed (and almost angered) by his perpetuated but outright false claim that at Dylan's July 01, 1978 concert at the Reichsparteitagsgelände (Nazi rallying arena) in Nuremberg (a concert I attended and have rather vivid and fond memories of)
"a couple of dozen neo-Nazis... threw things at him [Dylan] for his affrontery" (p. 483).
Heylin has consistently claimed this (without any substantiation other than his own perceived "expertise" he never gets tired of mentioning when- and wherever he can) as far back as Stolen Moments -- but his claim has long been dismissed by several eyewitness accounts (not only by German attendants of this concert) in rec.music.dylan as far back as October 1997 -- why is he still perpetuating his false and totally unsubstantiated claim in his latest (allegedly updated) book fourteen years later?
Since he's the only "Dylan biographer" to claim this (as far as I know) and since all eyewitness accounts (of concert attendants like myself, but also of concert promoter Fritz Rau or Alex Conti of Lake whom I interviewed back in 2006) do NOT report any incident of that kind, Heylin's perpetuation of something long dismissed as blatantly untrue amounts to merely serving equally unfounded stereotypes and prejudices like "there's still a Nazi in every German", "Germans have not learned from history", etc. for the sake of sensationalism -- something I usually associate with sleazy tabloid journalism and not with "the most comprehensive and illuminating account... of one of the twentieth century's defining artists" (publisher's blurp).