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Neil Young: 'I Make My Music for People, Not for Candidates'

June 17, 2015

One day after 2016 presidential candidate – and hardcore Neil Young fan – Donald Trump played "Rockin' in the Free World" to launch his campaign, the rocker has penned a long statement decrying the song's usage as well as the current...

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Trump Campaign: We'll Stop Using Neil Young's Music

June 17, 2015

One day after Neil Young criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for using Young's 1989 song "Rockin' in the Free World" at a campaign event, Trump's campaign manager tells Rolling Stone the candidate will refrain from any future...

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Neil Young, Donald Trump Spar Over Song Use

June 17, 2015

UPDATE: Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders appeared at a Denver rally over the weekend with Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" playing in the background. Amateur footage is available (5:00 in).  When Neil Young released his...

Album Review

The Monsanto Years

June 16, 2015

Neil Young has been sounding the alarm about environmental issues for more than four decades. He warned us to "look at Mother Nature on the run" in "After the Gold Rush," way back in 1970, a few months after the first Earth Day. He's stayed on message...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Neil Young Deep Cuts

June 3, 2015

Neil Young has released a ton of music over the past 50 years. Hell, in the past three years alone he's put out an astonishing five albums. He has enough famous tunes that it would be hard to pack them all into a four-hour concert, especially...

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Neil Young Deep Cut?

May 29, 2015

Neil Young played a surprise show at Charley's Restaurant and Saloon in Maui with his new backing band Promise of the Real earlier this week. The set focused on their upcoming album The Monsanto Years, but it also featured lesser-known Young tunes like...

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Neil Young Previews Cheeky 'Rock Starbucks' Video

May 22, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will release their protest LP The Monsanto Years on June 16th, and today Young premiered a first look and listen for the album's "Rock Starbucks" music video...

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Behind the Scenes of Neil Young's 'The Monsanto Years'

May 1, 2015

Last September, just before he took the stage at Farm Aid, Neil Young was hanging out on his tour bus with Willie Nelson's sons Micah and Lukas. Out of nowhere, he asked if they wanted to come out and join him on "Rockin' In The Free World"...

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Neil Young and Stephen Unite Onstage for Autism Benefit

April 27, 2015

The long, raging collaboration between Neil Young and Stephen Stills erupted again Saturday during a full night of music to benefit autism research and advocacy at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The third annual "Light Up the Blues" concert organized...

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Richie Furay on Buffalo Springfield, New Solo Album

April 22, 2015

Buffalo Springfield were rehearsing for their short-lived 2011 reunion tour when Richie Furay began playing a guitar lick he'd just worked out. "Neil [Young] came over with a smile on his face," says Furay. "He said, 'New song, huh?' I said,...

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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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Monsanto Says That Neil Young's New LP Is Based on 'Myths'

June 16, 2015

After years of withering criticism by Neil Young, culminating with the upcoming release of his album The Monsanto Years, the agrochemical company Monsanto has responded to the singer in a statement to Billboard. "Many of us at Monsanto have been...

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Neil Young Previews New Album With 'Wolf Moon' Video

June 10, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real are less than three weeks away from releasing their album The Monsanto Years, and on Wednesday, they unveiled a video for new track "Wolf Moon." It's one of the gentler songs from their collection of protest...

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Neil Young Unveils Starbucks-Mocking Music Video

May 31, 2015

Neil Young and Promise of the Real have shared the full music video for "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop," the first single off the rocker's new anti-GMO concept album The Monsanto Years. The video for the song, originally titled "Rock Starbucks" before...

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Watch Neil Young Preview 'Monsanto Years' in Hawaii

May 26, 2015

Neil Young and his recent collaborators, Lukas and Micah Nelson — the sons of country great Willie Nelson — performed an acoustic rendition of their new protest song, "The Monsanto Years," during an anti-GMO event in Maui this weekend,...

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David Crosby Apologizes to Neil Young, Daryl Hannah

May 18, 2015

Eight months after causing a major rift with Neil Young when he labeled his girlfriend Daryl Hannah a "purely poisonous predator," David Crosby went onto the Howard Stern Show and offered a heartfelt apology. "I was completely out of...

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Nashville Bash: 8 Celebrities Who've Dissed Country

April 24, 2015

When it comes to music, the popular kids are picked on most. According to research by the Country Music Association, 42 percent of American adults (more than 98 million people) are country music fans. And country is the Number One radio format among adults...

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Neil Young Plots Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons

April 20, 2015

UPDATE 2: Neil Young will open each show on his Rebel Content summer tour with a solo acoustic set before sharing the stage with Promise of the Real. UPDATE: Neil Young has announced that his new album The Monsanto Years will be released on CD, iTunes...

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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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