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2015

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2014

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Graham Nash Weighs In on Neil Young, David Crosby Feud

November 3, 2014

The never-ending soap opera that is Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young carried on recently when Graham Nash appeared on SiriusXM's Ron and Fez show, where he refused to completely rule out the possibility of more CSNY activity in the future. "You can...

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David Bowie, Neil Young Plan Record Store Day Offerings

October 21, 2014

Record Store Day will continue its Black Friday tradition this year with a smattering of limited releases from big groups and cult bands. Most notable among them are David Bowie's brand new song "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" – which is backed...

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Neil Young on Howard Stern: 12 Things We Learned

October 14, 2014

Howard Stern has been asked many times over the years to name his number one dream guest and his answer has never changed: Neil Young. His dream finally came true Tuesday morning when Young entered his studio at SiriusXM headquarters in midtown Manhattan...

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Watch Neil Young's Orchestral 'Who's Gonna Stand Up?' Video

October 11, 2014

It's easy to picture Neil Young up on stage with Crazy Horse or Crosby, Stills & Nash, but a 92-piece orchestra? For the "orchestral" version of the rocker's upcoming album Storytone, Young sang live and with no overdubs as the sounds of violins...

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"Who's Gonna Stand Up"

September 26, 2014

"End fracking now/Let's save the water/And build a life for our sons and daughters," Young sings on "Who's Gonna Stand Up," a raging environmental plea recorded live in Liverpool and given away on his website. The song is as clear and direct as an...

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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...

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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...

Album Review

Storytone

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...

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Watch Neil Young Play a New 'Storytone' Track

November 3, 2014

Neil Young has made folk, grunge and R&B, and in the early Eighties he released synthpop and rockabilly albums back-to-back. For his new Storytone, however, the songwriter ditched both guitar and piano in order to record with a 92-piece,...

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Neil Young Wants to Impeach Barack Obama

October 15, 2014

Neil Young is as busy as ever, promoting a new book, Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars; an upcoming album, Storytone; and the heavily hyped Pono Music Player. Oh, and he's also trying to help save the planet by calling...

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David Crosby: Neil Young Is Very Angry With Me

October 11, 2014

Neil Young is busy enough lately with a new album and another memoir on the horizon, but at an October 8th concert in Philadelphia, when asked by an audience member if he'd reunite with Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Storytone rocker responded frankly,...

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Neil Young Fights On: Inside His New LP and New Crusades

October 8, 2014

Neil Young is way too busy to spend much time contemplating his mortality, but in his vivid new book, Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars, he describes a rare exception. Last year, Young had dinner with his son Ben at the same restaurant where he...

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