Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Neil Young Deep Cut?

May 29, 2015

Neil Young played a surprise show at Charley's Restaurant and Saloon in Maui with his new backing band Promise of the Real earlier this week. The set focused on their upcoming album The Monsanto Years, but it also featured lesser-known Young tunes like...


Watch Neil Young Preview 'Monsanto Years' in Hawaii

May 26, 2015

Neil Young and his recent collaborators, Lukas and Micah Nelson — the sons of country great Willie Nelson — performed an acoustic rendition of their new protest song, "The Monsanto Years," during an anti-GMO event in Maui this weekend,...


Neil Young Previews Cheeky 'Rock Starbucks' Video

May 22, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will release their protest LP The Monsanto Years on June 16th, and today Young premiered a first look and listen for the album's "Rock Starbucks" music video...


Behind the Scenes of Neil Young's 'The Monsanto Years'

May 1, 2015

Last September, just before he took the stage at Farm Aid, Neil Young was hanging out on his tour bus with Willie Nelson's sons Micah and Lukas. Out of nowhere, he asked if they wanted to come out and join him on "Rockin' In The Free World"...

Live Review

Neil Young and Stephen Unite Onstage for Autism Benefit

April 27, 2015

The long, raging collaboration between Neil Young and Stephen Stills erupted again Saturday during a full night of music to benefit autism research and advocacy at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The third annual "Light Up the Blues" concert organized...


Richie Furay on Buffalo Springfield, New Solo Album

April 22, 2015

Buffalo Springfield were rehearsing for their short-lived 2011 reunion tour when Richie Furay began playing a guitar lick he'd just worked out. "Neil [Young] came over with a smile on his face," says Furay. "He said, 'New song, huh?' I said,...


Flashback: Neil Young Emerges as the 'Godfather of Grunge'

March 3, 2015

In October of 1990, Neil Young spoke to Rolling Stone about his upcoming North American arena tour with Crazy Horse. "I'm tired of the sponsored sheds," he said. "I want to do a straight-ahead thing and play the arenas with the echoing, thundering sound...


Flashback: Neil Young Covers 'Sweet Home Alabama' in 1977

January 20, 2015

When Lynyrd Skynyrd released "Sweet Home Alabama" in 1974, it was seen, among other things, as a clear swipe at Neil Young. He was very critical of the South in his recent songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama," and it's hard to get less ambiguous than Ronnie...


Neil Young Recording New Album With Willie Nelson's Sons

January 8, 2015

Neil Young sat down with Rolling Stone Executive Editor Nathan Brackett at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday to discuss the long-awaited rollout of his Pono music player, but he also shared details of his next LP. "I'm working on...


David Crosby Apologizes to Neil Young, Daryl Hannah

May 18, 2015

Eight months after causing a major rift with Neil Young when he labeled his girlfriend Daryl Hannah a "purely poisonous predator," David Crosby went onto the Howard Stern Show and offered a heartfelt apology. "I was completely out of...


Nashville Bash: 8 Celebrities Who've Dissed Country

April 24, 2015

When it comes to music, the popular kids are picked on most. According to research by the Country Music Association, 42 percent of American adults (more than 98 million people) are country music fans. And country is the Number One radio format among adults...


Neil Young Plots Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons

April 20, 2015

UPDATE: Neil Young has announced that his new album The Monsanto Years will be released on CD, iTunes and PonoMusic on June 29th, with the vinyl version out in August. Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas...


Neil Young and Jimmy Fallon's 'Neil Young' Perform 'Old Man'

February 4, 2015

In an epic late night performance years in the making, Neil Young finally played alongside… "Neil Young." For nearly five years, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has been delivering a pitch perfect impression of the Harvest singer to Young-ify...


Tim Drummond, Bassist for Neil Young, Dead at 74

January 12, 2015

Journeyman bassist Tim Drummond, who performed with Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Bob Dylan among many more rock legends, passed away January 10th, the St. Louis County, Missouri coroner's office confirmed to Rolling Stone. No...



10 Best Music Books of 2014

December 22, 2014

In 2014, the rock star tell-all autobiography train rolled on with Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Carlos Santana, Mick Fleetwood, George Clinton, Paul Stanley and Billy Idol among others all getting their turn. But some of the years best books were the stories...


Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert Headed to PBS

November 26, 2014

Bruce Springsteen was the guest of honor at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, which featured an eclectic mix of artists – including Neil Young, Elton John, Jim James, Mumford & Sons and Mavis Staples – covering classics from...

Album Review

Storytone (solo bonus disc)

November 5, 2014

Neil Young's only style is doing what he wants, with zero fucks given about anyone's co-sign. And sure, these mirrored LPs – 10 songs given lavish orchestral arrangements and also offered as solo performances on a bonus disc – might be stronger...


Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Protest Songs of All Time

December 3, 2014

The Ferguson grand jury's recent decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown kicked off a storm of protest all across America. Because of this, we figured it was a good time to poll our readers and determine...


Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMO Lawsuit

November 15, 2014

Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he's boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company's involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont's new requirements to label...