Song Review

Neil Young "Who's Gonna Stand Up" Song Review

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...


Neil Young Drops Three Versions of New Song

September 25, 2014

During Neil Young's recent tour, the rocker and Crazy Horse have been road-testing a new track titled "Who's Gonna Stand Up?," an environmental activism anthem that Young has since used to lend support to the anti-lobbyist documentary Under the Influence,...


Is High-Fidelity Sound the Future of Streaming Music?

September 19, 2014

As music shifted from CDs to downloads, and fans downsized from huge speakers to earbuds, sound quality devolved, as Neil Young said, into "a little above a Fisher-Price level — it's a toy stove." That's even more true with streaming —...

Live Review

Farm Aid 2014's 10 Best Musical Moments

September 15, 2014

It's been 29 years since Bob Dylan's offhanded comments about the plight of the American farmer at Live Aid sparked the inaugural Farm Aid concert, and in that time other music-based charity efforts like Self Aid, NetAid, Band Aid, Hear 'n Aid, Hands...


Crazy Horse's Poncho Sampedro Wants One Last Tour with Neil

September 5, 2014

Neil Young and Crazy Horse were halfway between Oslo, Norway and Gothenburg, Sweden when their 2013 summer tour came to a premature end. Crazy Horse guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro was headed downstairs from the top level of the band's double-decker...


Neil Young, Willie Nelson Plan Pipeline Protest Concert

August 19, 2014

After spending decades spearheading Farm Aid, Neil Young and Willie Nelson will once again team up for a benefit concert protesting a proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would cut through the historic Ponca Trail of Tears in Nebraska. On September...


Want to Invest in Neil Young's Pono Music Player?

August 13, 2014

Neil Young raised over $6 million for his high-end music player, Pono, back in April, using a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that earned nearly eight times its target goal of $800,000. Now Pono is moving from Kickstarter to the investment platform...


Neil Young Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Over Security Concerns

July 13, 2014

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have canceled their upcoming concert in Tel Aviv over security concerns as the military situation in Israel escalates. The single show scheduled for the country was set to take place on July 17th in Hayarkon Park. 20 Insanely...


Nash: CSNY May Release 'Deja Vu' Box Set

June 26, 2014

Graham Nash spent the last few years working tirelessly on the upcoming CSNY 1974 box set, and now that it's finally done, he's starting to think about his next archival project. "I'm toying with the idea of redoing the Deja Vu album," he says. "When...


Jack White Blasts 'Lazaretto' on 'Tonight'

June 10, 2014

Jack White doused The Tonight Show stage in electric blue Monday night for an eardrum-shattering performance of "Lazaretto" from his new album of the same name, which finally sees release today. Donning a wildly patterned suit and white cowboy boots,...


Watch Neil Young's Historic 'Fallon' Spot

May 13, 2014

Neil Young made history Monday night on The Tonight Show, performing "Crazy" as Jack White pressed the song onto vinyl live before the studio audience. Both artists appeared on the show to promote Young's new covers LP, A Letter Home, which was recently...


Surprising Moments From Farm Aid 2014

September 15, 2014

Twenty thousand music fans and farmers showed up to the Walnut Creek Ampitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday for Farm Aid 2014, where organizers Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews were joined by an eclectic list of...


Pearl Jam, Neil Young to Play Bridge School

September 12, 2014

The annual Bridge School Benefit Concert organized by Neil Young will feature a typically star-studded lineup of big names playing acoustic sets. In addition to a set by Young, performers include Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones,...


Neil Young Files for Divorce From Pegi Young

August 26, 2014

Neil Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator.  A petition for dissolution of marriage was filed by Young in their hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th. A hearing is scheduled...


Watch Arcade Fire's Hard-Hitting Live Neil Young Cover

August 15, 2014

Arcade Fire's streak of geographically themed cover songs remains unbroken, with the band tackling Neil Young's hard-rocking "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown" during their Thursday night gig in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This straightforward, guitar-heavy style...


Neil Young Urges Boycott of Non-Organic Cotton

August 3, 2014

Just a few days after announcing his collaboration with Rainforest Connection, Neil Young took to his website to expound on another environmental issue close to his heart. Jumping off from a note about the distribution of free organic cotton t-shirts...


Hear Neil Young's 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' From 'CSNY 1974'

July 1, 2014

We're now just a week away from the release of CSNY 1974. Over the past few weeks, Rolling Stone has debuted David Crosby's "Almost Cut My Hair," Stephen Stills' "Change Partners" and Graham Nash's "Pre-Road Downs." It's now time for our final...


The Oral History of CSNY's Infamous 'Doom Tour'

June 19, 2014

In the summer of 1974, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunited after a four-year break to launch one of the biggest rock tours ever attempted at that point in time. "There was just so much money on the table," says David Crosby, "and there were sharks...


Neil Young, Jack White Booked for Joint 'Tonight Show' Gig

May 9, 2014

UPDATE (5/12): Acording to Jimmy Fallon, Young and White will press Monday's performance on vinyl. "Making history tonight," Fallon tweeted. "Neil Young is going to perform and press a vinyl with the help of Jack White live on the show. One take. Fun." The...