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...


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,"...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Neil Young Launches Conservation-Themed Website

October 15, 2015

Neil Young has launched a new website,, 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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...