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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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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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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,...

Interview

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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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,...

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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...

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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,...

Album Review

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...

News

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...

Song Review

"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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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...

Feature

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...

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