15 Classic Songs About Dogs

elvis presley - hound dog

Whether as hellhounds or loyal companions, canines have been part of our lives for thousands of years. Grant Maxwell, the author of How Does It Feel?: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll put together this list of 15 memorable songs about dogs. Think of these tunes as a music lover’s best friend. Big Mama […]

Continue Reading

Neil Young: A Letter Home

neil young a letter home

Neil Young A Letter Home (Reprise Records/Third Man) 3 out of 5 stars If you haven’t already figured out that Neil Young operates on his own special wavelength, his new covers album A Letter Home should drive that notion home for you. Not only did Young suddenly make the album available for sale on his […]

Continue Reading

Various Artists: A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

springsteen BRUCE_MUSICCARES_COVER-500x705

Various Artists A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (Columbia) 4 out of 5 stars “I am here to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen, because he is awesome, and I love him.” These words — uttered by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart at the opening of an all-star tribute to The Boss — surely ring familiar […]

Continue Reading

Musicians Sing The Praises Of Neil Young’s Pono Player

neil young pono stephen stills

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. […]

Continue Reading

Stream The Grahams’ Debut Album Riverman’s Daughter

the grahams

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 […]

Continue Reading

Emmylou Harris Readies Wrecking Ball Reissue

Emmylou_Harris_-_Wrecking_Ball

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

Grammys Neil Young

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

2012_07_22_Genevieve Toupin in Los Angeles_032

“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, […]

Continue Reading

Neil Young: Live at the Cellar Door

neil young live at the cellar door

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. […]

Continue Reading

2011 Cover Story: Neil Young, Love And War

american-songwriter-cover-neil-young

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 […]

Continue Reading

Bridge School Benefit To Stream On YouTube Saturday

bridge-school-benefit-neil-and-pegi-young

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 […]

Continue Reading

Neil Young Revisits 1970 With Live At The Cellar Door

neil young live at the cellar door

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 […]

Continue Reading