Watch Neil Young Give Meryl Streep a Guitar Lesson

August 15, 2015

For Meryl Streep's new film Ricki and the Flash, the actress actually spent six months learning how to play guitar for the role of the titular rocker. Streep also had an impressive teacher aid in her transformation from Academy Award-winning actress...


Inside Neil Young's Epic Tour With Promise of the Real

August 10, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real were just four shows into their Rebel Content Tour this summer when guitarist Micah Nelson had what he calls an "out-of-body experience." "We were playing 'Big Box' at the Nebraska show and suddenly I was floating above...


Neil Young Erases Most of Catalog From Streaming Services

July 29, 2015

It took two weeks but Neil Young finally expunged the vast majority of his catalog from streaming services. On July 15th, the rocker issued a pair of Facebook posts deriding the audio quality of streaming services and alerting fans that he'd pull all...


Monsanto Fires Back at Neil Young Over New Documentary

July 24, 2015

Monsanto, a company that manufactures genetically engineered seeds for agriculture that has sparked the ire of Neil Young, has issued a statement to Rolling Stone responding to the singer-songwriter's mini-documentary Seeding Fear. Young co-executive-produced...


Meet the Apache Activists Opening for Neil Young

July 21, 2015

Nizhoni Pike and her friends had the best seats in the house for the Neil Young concert in Jersey last week – better than front row. In fact, they've had an incredible vantage point at several of the shows on Young's Rebel Content Tour this summer. "It's...


Flashback: Neil Young Unveils 'Rockin' in the Free World'

July 14, 2015

Neil Young was on the road with his band the Restless in February of 1989 when he learned that a planned cultural exchange, which would have brought him to Russia, wasn't going to pan out. "They were getting us in exchange for the Russian Ballet,"...


Trump Campaign: We'll Stop Using Neil Young's Music

June 17, 2015

One day after Neil Young criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for using Young's 1989 song "Rockin' in the Free World" at a campaign event, Trump's campaign manager tells Rolling Stone the candidate will refrain from any future...


Monsanto Says That Neil Young's New LP Is Based on 'Myths'

June 16, 2015

After years of withering criticism by Neil Young, culminating with the upcoming release of his album The Monsanto Years, the agrochemical company Monsanto has responded to the singer in a statement to Billboard. "Many of us at Monsanto have been...


Neil Young Previews New Album With 'Wolf Moon' Video

June 10, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real are less than three weeks away from releasing their album The Monsanto Years, and on Wednesday, they unveiled a video for new track "Wolf Moon." It's one of the gentler songs from their collection of protest...


Neil Young Unveils Starbucks-Mocking Music Video

May 31, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real have shared the full music video for "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop," the first single off the rocker's new anti-GMO concept album The Monsanto Years. The video for the song, originally titled "Rock Starbucks" before...


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,...


Willie Nelson, Neil Young to Headline Farm Aid 30

July 28, 2015

Farm Aid is coming to Chicago. The annual event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be held on September 19th at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island near downtown Chicago. In addition to board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John...


See Neil Young's Monsanto-Themed Mini-Doc 'Seeding Fear'

July 23, 2015

Neil Young took on the corporation Monsanto, which manufactures genetically engineered seeds for agriculture, on his recent record The Monsanto Years. Now he has released a 10-minute short, Seeding Fear, which tells the story of a farmer named Michael...


Neil Young Pulling Catalog From Streaming Services

July 15, 2015

Neil Young announced Wednesday that he is pulling his music off streaming services over frustration with the medium's sound quality. On Facebook, the Harvest singer wrote that while he also has issues with how streaming services compensate artists,...


Neil Young: 'I Make My Music for People, Not for Candidates'

June 17, 2015

One day after 2016 presidential candidate – and hardcore Neil Young fan – Donald Trump played "Rockin' in the Free World" to launch his campaign, the rocker has penned a long statement decrying the song's usage as well as the current...


Neil Young, Donald Trump Spar Over Song Use

June 17, 2015

UPDATE: Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders appeared at a Denver rally over the weekend with Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" playing in the background. Amateur footage is available (5:00 in).  When Neil Young released his...

Album Review

The Monsanto Years

June 16, 2015

Neil Young has been sounding the alarm about environmental issues for more than four decades. He warned us to "look at Mother Nature on the run" in "After the Gold Rush," way back in 1970, a few months after the first Earth Day. He's stayed on message...


Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Neil Young Deep Cuts

June 3, 2015

Neil Young has released a ton of music over the past 50 years. Hell, in the past three years alone he's put out an astonishing five albums. He has enough famous tunes that it would be hard to pack them all into a four-hour concert, especially...


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...


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...