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2016

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Watch Neil Young Play 1970 Song Live for First Time

January 26, 2016

Nearly 30 years after declaring "This Note's For You," Neil Young seems to be singing a different tune. On Monday, Young played a private gig at the Théatre Mogador in Paris for French billionaire Édouard Carmignac, who previously...

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Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Neil Young Top Jazz Fest Lineup

January 19, 2016

Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Young top a stacked and eclectic lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The long-standing festival will take place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds over...

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Neil Young's 'Human Highway' To Get Nationwide Release

January 14, 2016

Neil Young's surreal 1982 comedy Human Highway will finally get a nationwide theatrical release on February 29th. It will be paired with his 1979 concert movie Rust Never Sleeps and a Q&A with Young and Human Highway cast members Charlotte Stewart,...

2015

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Haskell Wexler, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dead at 93

December 27, 2015

Haskell Wexler, the director of the cult classic Medium Cool and one of Hollywood's most revered cinematographers, passed away Sunday at the age of 93. The director of photographer's son Jeff Wexler confirmed his father's death, writing on his official...

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Flashback: Neil Young Joins R.E.M. On 'Country Feedback'

December 1, 2015

R.E.M. and Neil Young are both prolific collaborators, so when the alt-rock stars played an acoustic set at Young's annual benefit concert for Northern California's Bridge School in 1998, it was inevitable that they would end up onstage together. What...

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Flashback: Neil Young, Crazy Horse Play Epic 'Powderfinger'

November 11, 2015

Sometimes the music pours out of Neil Young — who turns 70 years old tomorrow — in ways that even he can't understand. Producer David Briggs has said that at one point in 1975, Young told him, "Guess I'll turn on the tap,"...

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Promise of the Real Ready New Album 'Something Real'

October 30, 2015

Fresh off supporting Neil Young on one of his best tours in decades, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will release Something Real, their third LP, this February. The group also premiered the album's bluesy title track through Conan O' Brien's...

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Neil Young Launches Conservation-Themed Website

October 15, 2015

Neil Young has launched a new website, GoEarth.org, with the aim of motivating people toward global conservation. The site offers information on earth ecology, banning GMOs, the future of farming, climate change and social causes, among other topics....

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Watch Neil Young and Crazy Horse Play Raucous Beatles Cover

September 29, 2015

By the time 2012 rolled around, it seemed like Neil Young might never perform with Crazy Horse again. It had been eight years since they last played together, far and away their longest break since they came together in 1968. Plans were in place...

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15 Best Things We Saw at Farm Aid

September 21, 2015

For 30 years now, family farmers have had some of the biggest names in music in their corner. Yet, as the four most notable board members of Farm Aid — including founding members Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, as well as Dave Matthews...

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Neil Young, Ryan Adams Lead Bridge School Benefit

September 15, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Ryan Adams, Dixie Chicks and St. Vincent will perform at the 29th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, which heads to Mountain View, California's Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 24th and...

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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...

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Bluenote Café

December 8, 2015

On the one hand, the 1988 LP This Note's For You was an admirably perverse move from Neil Young – an album decrying the use of pop music as a corporate branding tool (quaint, right?), dressed up as a big-band rhythm-and-blues review....

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Neil Young, Mumford & Sons Join 24-Hour Live Earth Event

November 13, 2015

Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine and Duran Duran are among the acts that have joined 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching, a globe-spanning, 24-hour live event aimed at advocating climate action ahead...

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Hear Neil Young's Offbeat New Eighties Live Album

November 9, 2015

In the fall of 1987, Neil Young launched a California club tour with his new 11-piece blues band, the Bluenotes. But the fans who flocked to intimate venues like Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz and the Omni in Oakland hoping to sing along to old favorites...

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Nils Lofgren, Neil Young Perform 'Believe' at Bridge School

October 25, 2015

Nils Lofgren made his fourth appearance at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Saturday night, with the E Street Band guitarist performing his first set at the annual Mountain View, California weekend-long event since 1991. To mark the occasion,...

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5 Reasons Why Neil Young's Current Tour Is a Triumph

October 13, 2015

Nobody would have been too shocked had Neil Young delivered a slightly subpar performance at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. Beyond the simple fact that the 69-year-old played a blazing three-hour show at the Santa...

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Watch Pearl Jam, Stephen Colbert Cover Neil Young

September 24, 2015

With Pearl Jam in New York for this weekend's Global Citizen Festival, the band stopped by Late Show With Stephen Colbert to make their first live appearance of 2015. Eddie Vedder and company opened things up with their Lightning Bolt track...

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10 Best Things We Saw at Neil Fest

September 15, 2015

There are very few artists whose catalogue — wildly diverse, full of forgotten gems and disparate genres — lends itself more naturally to the tribute-show format than Neil Young. On Sunday and Monday night at New York's Bowery Ballroom,...

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Watch Ryan Adams, Norah Jones Cover 'Old Man' at Neil Fest

September 14, 2015

Neil Fest swept into New York's Bowery Ballroom Sunday night, the first of two all-star performances dedicated to Neil Young's music. This year's fest featured artists like Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Kim Gordon's Body/Head, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick...

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