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Neil Young Stories

Watch Neil Young Record His New Single With A 56-Piece Orchestra

Last week, Neil Young and Promise of The Real released a new single, the politically charged Children Of Destiny.The song features a massive sound, with horns, strings and background singers augmenting the tracks simplistic songwriting.Now, Young has shared a video of the songs creation, which features a 56-piece orchestra recording live in a...

Neil Young’s “Stony” 1976 Album “Hitchhiker” May Be Released This Summer

This summer, Neil Young is reportedly gearing up to release Hitchhiker, a long-lost album originally recorded in 1976.Though unconfirmed by Young or Reprise Records, fansite Thrashers Wheat has uncovered possible evidence of an imminent release. Youngs art director Gary Burden recently posted an image that looked like the Hitchhiker album cover to his site,...

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Springsteen, Stones And More At Boston Benefit

Last Saturday, Eddie Vedder performed at Bostons Paradise Rock Club as part of the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert, created by Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein.For the show, Vedder was backed by members of Letters To Cleo, Buffalo Tom, and Belly, as well as baseball reporter Peter Gammons.Per usual, Vedder busted...

Album Reviews | November 2015 Releases

Lettuce- Crush [11/4]Funk group Lettuce has become a staple in the festival and jam-band circuits, developing a brand of funk thats both modern and classic. Above all else, the bands music is good fun, as all good funk should be. Crush, the bands fourth studio release, is intended to capture the bands live energy, featuring...

Review / Photos / Full Show Video | Farm Aid 30

Words: Carmel O' Farrell | Photos: Kristine Condon Photography & Paul NatkinAfter 30 years, Farm Aid is one of longest running benefit concerts.Rockers Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp have been returning to this yearly event since its inception. Not only do they serve as this iconic festival's headliners, theyve also made it their...

Farm Aid To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Chicago

Farm Aids 30th-Anniversary concert will take place at First Merit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island on September 19. As always, the concert will feature board members Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews (the latter performing with Tim Reynolds).Other guests performing include Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mavis Staples, and...

Dear Neil, Streaming Is Just Fine [Charts]

I love Neil Young, but he really made a mess of things yesterday by taking to Facebook to complain about, of all things, streaming music. "Old Man", indeed. This is coming from the guy who recorded an album in a early 20th century phone booth.I don't deny artists the ability to take a...

Album Reviews | June 2015 Releases

Damaged Bug-Cold Hot Plumbs[6/2]Thee Oh Sees John Dwyer is the brains behind Damaged Bug, the side-project focusing on synthesizers and keyboards but drenched in the psychedelic style that fans would expect of the prolific songwriter. The tracks are strangely catchy, packed with an endless variety of sounds and noises over loose, live drumbeats and...

Stream or Download | Neil Young & Promise Of The Real @ SLO Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo, CA 4/16/15

Pinch me. Neil Young playing at a brewery with two of Willie Nelson's kids, debuting a ton of new tunes, most of which are filled with righteous anger about corporate disregard for the earth's fragile ecology. When news broke about this gig last weekend, it seemed like a dream.The videos that emerged the next...

Album Reviews | November 2014 Releases

For November, weve got 13 capsule reviews from Alex Wood. A key track from each release is included in the embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.Neil Young- Storytone [11/4]Recorded live with a full orchestra, Storytone is yet another odd project by the endlessly productive Neil Young. The orchestral backing is lush, adding...