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Watch Neil Young Peform “Monsanto Years” & “Down By The River” At Anti-GMO Events In Maui

At the beginning of the year, Neil Young announced that he would release a concept album alongside Micah and Lukas Nelson, the sons of his longtime friend and collaborator Willie Nelson. The Monsanto Years grapples with the environmental devastation wrought by an increasing dependence on agribusiness, a subject that has weighed heavily on Young’s mind… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 26, 2015 - 10:28 am

Neil Young – “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop”

UPDATE: The song is actually called “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop,” and its full video is out now.


Neil Young has been highly critical of Starbucks due to the coffee chain’s alleged involvement with Monsanto and use of GMOs, although Starbucks says they aren’t involved i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2015 - 3:46 pm

David Crosby Apologizes For Calling Daryl Hannah A Poisonous Predator

Last year, shortly after Neil Young said that CSNY would never tour again, David Crosby went on record with The Idaho Statesmen saying some very nasty things, most notably that Young’s new girlfriend Daryl Hannah — who he started dating after divorcing his long-time wife — was a “purely poisonous predator,” adding that Young wa… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2015 - 8:01 pm

Watch Neil Young Debut Monsanto Concept Album At Secret Club Gig With New Band

Back in January, Neil Young announced that he was working on a new concept album with Lukas and Micah Nelson, two sons of his friend and duet partner Willie. He joked that he’d name the album The Monsanto Years after the villainous corporate agriculture giant. Or at least, people thought he was joking. He may… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2015 - 11:22 am

Blitzen Trapper – “Heart Of Gold” (Neil Young Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Record Store Day is fast approaching, and to celebrate, alt-country elder statesmen Blitzen Trapper have put together a special release: a note-for-note live cover of Neil Young’s legendary 1972 album Harvest. It’s called, you guessed it, Live Harvest, and the band recorded it at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland while touring their last record,… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / April 10, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Neil Young Is Your New Hypebeast

Neil Young’s had a busy few months, releasing his 35th studio album (the orchestral Storytone), feuding with Starbucks and David Crosby, and selling snake oil to audiophile boomers. Now, the grunge godfather and longtime voice of anti-consumerism is modeling for Odd Future-beloved high-end skate-wear brand Supreme. Young appears on a new white Supreme t-shirt, rocking… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 17, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Preview Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, & Neil Young Covering Bob Dylan At The MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

As part of last weekend’s Grammy festivities, Bob Dylan was honored as MusiCares Person Of The Year. You probably heard about him trash-talking Merle Haggard and others, but there was also a bunch of tribute performances by a litany of music legends. The video below excerpts speeches by Dylan, Jimmy Carter, and NARAS president Neil… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Bob Dylan Disses His Critics And Gets Covered By Jack White, Beck, And Bruce Springsteen At MusiCares Tribute

Last night, Bob Dylan was honored with the Person Of The Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Gala. Jack White, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alanis Morissette, and more performed Dylan’s songs throughout the event, but Dylan did not end up performing himself. Instead, after… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Watch Neil Young And Jimmy Fallon As Neil Young Perform “Old Man” On The Tonight Show

It had to happen eventually. Jimmy Fallon has been doing his eerily accurate Neil Young impression on late night TV for several years, often with big special guests. And while Young has been on Fallon’s show before, he’s never sat side-by-side with Fallon’s fake version of himself before. That changed last night, as the two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015 - 9:01 am

It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit

Last year, Neil Young launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new digital music player called Pono, the idea being that it would serve as a high-quality alternative to the MP3s that he felt had degraded sound quality and fucked up the way everyone heard music. Young raised more than six million dollars on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 9:50 am

Neil Young Is Working On An Album With Willie Nelson’s Sons

While Neil Young was shilling Pono at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show, he talked a little bit about his next album in an interview with Rolling Stone. He’s recording it with Willie Nelson’s sons and joked that it would be called The Monsanto Years after the agriculture corporation he’s taken a strong stance against. More »

By: James Rettig / January 8, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Matt Mondanile – “Bad Fog Of Loneliness” (Neil Young Cover)

Matt Mondanile, the Real Estate guitarist and Ducktails frontman, apparently isn’t so busy with his side projects that he can’t record the odd fuck-around cover in his room. Today, Mondanile shared his version of “Bad Fog Of Loneliness,” a song that Neil Young wrote in 1971 and played live occasionally but didn’t release until the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Overpay For All Your Favorite Classic Rock Records At The Pono Store

The Pono store is live, and whaddaya know, that shit is expensive! Ever since he rolled it out on Letterman, Neil Young’s high-quality digital audio player already seemed like a product designed strictly for boomers with money to blow. The Pono player’s $400 price tag seemed to confirm that, and now that the Pono store… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 6, 2015 - 11:25 am

Download Eddie Vedder’s Intimate, Covers-Filled Charity Show At Microsoft Last Month

Eddie Vedder played an intimate benefit show for EB Research, the charity he’s been vocally supporting lately, last month at Microsoft’s Seattle headquarters. The Pearl Jam frontman played songs by John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Indio and, uh, Amanda Palmer, as well as many Pearl Jam originals and solo track… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Inherent Vice Soundtrack With Radiohead’s “Spooks” Out Next Month

The soundtrack for Inherent Vice will be out on December 15th. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood did the score for the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film — they previously worked together on The Master and There Will Be Blood. The soundtrack features original compositions, a new Radiohead song called “Spooks” that Greenwood recorded with two of the member… More »

By: James Rettig / November 16, 2014 - 9:54 am

Neil Young Says “Goodbye Starbucks” In Angry Open Letter

An angry post on Neil Young’s official site entitled “GOODBYE STARBUCKS!!!” explains why Young is boycotting the coffee chain and urging others to do the same. The iconic folk-rocker notes that Starbucks has aligned itself with the genetically engineered food company Monsanto in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont. (UPDATE: Starbucks isn’t actually involved… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2014 - 4:25 pm

R.I.P. Rick Rosas

Rick Rosas was an L.A.-based session musician who had recorded and toured with Neil Young, off and on, for more than a quarter century. He’d also played with people like Joe Walsh, the Buffalo Springfield, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Early this year, he toured with Neil Young & Crazy Horse, filling in for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Graham Nash Discusses The Crosby/Young Feud Seemingly Centered Around Daryl Hannah

Neil Young recently announced from the stage that CSNY would never tour again, which prompted lots of questions. David Crosby then chimed in that Young is very angry with him for unspecified reasons. And when Young danced around the subject in his recent Howard Stern interview, he wouldn’t even say Crosby’s name. And apparently it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Stream Neil Young Storytone

Oftentimes, ambitious artists, as they get older, become more likely to play things safer. With Neil Young, if anything, the opposite is true. Young’s new album is Storytone, and it’s an aesthetic 180 from A Letter Home, the collection of old-timey covers that he recorded in Jack White’s vinyl recording booth and released earlier thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2014 - 9:36 am

Automotive Songwriter/Author/Inventor Neil Young Announces Art Show For His Car Watercolors

Looks like Neil Young has a thing about (for?) cars. Let’s recap: His 2009 album, Fork In The Road, was inspired by his Lincoln Continental, which he had retrofitted into a more fuel-efficient version that he called the LincVolt, and which ended up being totally flammable. He just published a book called Special Deluxe: AMore »

By: James Rettig / October 22, 2014 - 7:22 pm
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