Musicians Sing The Praises Of Neil Young’s Pono Player

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On Tuesday, Neil Young launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for Pono, his long-awaited digital music service and player. Young hopes his new invention will put and end to the inferior sound quality of the common CD and MP3. Fans and investors ponied up $800,000 to aid Young’s cause in a mere ten hours. […]

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Stream The Grahams’ Debut Album Riverman’s Daughter

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The Grahams’ debut album, Riverman’s Daughter, took more that two years to create. It all started in the classroom, where future bandmates Alyssa and Doug Graham met as first grade students, and continued in the streets of New York City, where the two began dating as teenagers. Years later, the grownup high-school sweethearts got married […]

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Emmylou Harris Readies Wrecking Ball Reissue


On April 8, Nonesuch Records will reissue Emmylou Harris’ career-defining 1995 album Wrecking Ball as a three-disc set. The reissue will contain a remastered version of the original album, which took home the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1996, as well as a bonus CD of recently unearthed demos and outtakes. The […]

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Neil Young Awarded President’s Merit Award, Delivers Astounding Speech

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Never one to hold back his thoughts, Neil Young didn’t disappoint last night. Awarded with the President’s Merit Award from the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Grammys, he delivered an acceptance speech that was pure Neil: it was about magic, about technology, and about how the technology to deliver that magic has often failed […]

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Video: Geneviéve Toupin Covers Neil Young’s “Heart Of Gold” For Sweet Relief

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“I want to live, I want to give.” Those Neil Young lyrics could serve as the mission statement for Sweet Relief, a charity that raises money for musicians in need who are living without health insurance. The organization has put out three high profile albums for that purpose — a 1993 Victoria Williams tribute album, […]

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Neil Young: Live at the Cellar Door

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Neil Young Live at the Cellar Door (Reprise) Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Stream the album The scene is a tiny room in Washington, D.C. called the Cellar Door. Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, artists like Tom Waits and John Denver played intimate shows here. Miles Davis’ The Cellar Door Sessions was recorded here. […]

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2011 Cover Story: Neil Young, Love And War


Happy 68th birthday to Neil Young… long may he run. Enjoy our 2011 Q&A with the legendary songwriter. Serious, intense, with hooded blue-gray eyes that always seem capable of pinning you to the wall, Neil Young looks like a man who has forged an uneasy peace with himself and the choices that he’s made. Gone […]

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Bridge School Benefit To Stream On YouTube Saturday


The 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, featuring artists like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Arcade Fire, Elvis Costello, and fun., will be held October 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. YouTube will stream the first day of the show on Saturday, October 26. Review: The Bridge School Concerts 25th […]

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Neil Young Revisits 1970 With Live At The Cellar Door

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On December 10, Neil Young will release Live At The Cellar Door, the latest album in his ongoing Archive Series, via Reprise Record. The album collects highlights from Young’s six-night stand at The Cellar Door club in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd 1970, which followed the August release of his most celebrated […]

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CSNY To Headline Bridge School Benefit

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The 27th annual Bridge School all-acoustic benefit show recently announced this year’s lineup, headlined by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  The event, organized by Neil Young, is at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 pm., and again on Sunday at 2 pm.  The lineup also includes Queens of the […]

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Born to Young: A Look Back at Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young’s MTV Unplugged Appearances, 20 Years Later

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The ’90s were considerably kinder to Neil Young than they were to Bruce Springsteen. Touted as classic rock’s primary influence by alt rock luminaries the likes of Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth (who supported Shakey on his 1991 outing with Crazy Horse), Young was hailed The Godfather of Grunge, and greatly benefited from his be-flanneled […]

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Billy Talbot Band: On The Road To Spearfish

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Billy Talbot Band On the Road to Spearfish (Vapor) Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars Neil Young’s long time bass playing compadre in Crazy Horse isn’t the most prolific frontman; this is only his second solo album and it comes nearly a decade after his debut. It’s also a long way from sounding Crazy […]

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