BST Hyde Park announces Dylan and Neil Young as first headliners

We have to refer to Neil by his full name in case any of you think you’re buying tickets to Will Young and end up bitterly disappointed. Evil multiconglomerate Barclaycard has announced its first two headliners for its British Summer Time Hyde Park events for 2019 – and they’re both playing the same night which could make getting hold of tickets interesting – no less than Bob Dylan and  Neil Young are joint headliners.  Continue reading “BST Hyde Park announces Dylan and Neil Young as first headliners”

Neil Young’s home is lost to Californian fires

Neil Young has been raging against Donald Trump again following his response to the Californian fires also raging at the moment, and given that his own home has now apparently been destroyed he’s understandably not a happy man. Billboard have reported: “The Canadian rock legend broke the sad new with a post on the Neil Young Archives, in which he blasted Donald Trump’s reluctance to act on climate change and for the president’s steadfast denial of scientific evidence.  Continue reading “Neil Young’s home is lost to Californian fires”

Neil Young bids Facebook farewell (for now)

Spin are reporting today that Neil Young has announced a personal exodus so he can spend more time with his online archive which he’s been busy updating over the last six months at NeilYoungArchives.com. They report: “In a new post on Facebook, the songwriter says that he will be leaving the platform to focus on expanding Neil Young Archives, which he here calls “a giant time machine cabinet” filled with “albums and tracks, bits and pieces, manuscripts and art, film and video.” Continue reading “Neil Young bids Facebook farewell (for now)”

New Neil Young film “Paradox” available to stream on Netflix in UK

Yes Neil Young fans, you can not only stream the soundtrack to the “fantasy western musical” (if those three words don’t strike horror into your heart then they should) but there were newspaper adverts over the weekend promoting his new collaboration with Daryl Hannah ‘Paradox’ being shown on Netflix in these here parts now. The Guardian wasn’t exactly glowing about it, giving it 2 stars, but the write up at least sounds like it’s worth a watch:  Continue reading “New Neil Young film “Paradox” available to stream on Netflix in UK”

Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox”

Which was also the name of a Liverpool nightclub from the 90s (Paradox that is, not Neil Young – although what a great name for a nightclub).  Stereogum are reporting this morning that hot on the heels of ‘The Visitor’, Neil Young’s latest album with Promise Of The Real as his backing band, he’s now he’s releasing another album, ‘Paradox’, once again backed by Promise Of The Real along with Jim Keltner, Paul Bushnell, and Joe Yankee and a whole orchestra. Continue reading “Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox””

Neil Young: “Google rip off the artist community”

An interesting story which went up on Stereogum last week although is the Pope a Catholic, etc. They report:”Neil Young is no fan of multinational corporations. And in a lengthy new post on his Neil Young Archives site entitled Google And Artists, the rocker takes aim at one of the big ones. He begins by reminiscing about his 1996 album Broken Arrow, then pivots into an angry screed about how Google “continue to rip off the artist community, building their wealth on music’s back and paying nothing to the artists,” and then finishes out with an ad for the Neil Young Archives project and his XStream streaming service. Take this journey with him below: Continue reading “Neil Young: “Google rip off the artist community””

Neil Young discusses 2018 archive releases

Get in there while it’s free.  Rolling Stone reports this morning on Neil Young’s Archives which went up at the end of last year with an interactive timeline that offered fans his back catalogue in rather fine sound quality along with photos and videos from his entire career. They report: “One thing the archives didn’t have was much music that isn’t already available on Spotify and other streaming services. On Wednesday, however, Young posted the inaugural issue of the Neil Young Times-Contrarian delving into detail about upcoming archival releases. Continue reading “Neil Young discusses 2018 archive releases”

Graham Nash: CSNY might reunite to fight Trump

FAKE NEWS!  Actually it’s not although don’t get your hopes up too much – the Independent is reporting this morning: “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fans: there’s a chance the band is getting back together. Well, at least according to one of the four members.  It’s no secret that band member Graham Nash has held some resentment toward musician David Crosby during the past two years. It’s gotten so heated that the possibility of a band reunion seemed like it was off the table. But now, Nash has spoken out and given us some hope. They’d have to be talking to each other first, however.  Continue reading “Graham Nash: CSNY might reunite to fight Trump”

Neil Young heads up new UK americana chart

Neil Young’s new collaboration with Texas country rockers Promise of the Real has the highest new entry in the new official UK americana chart, knocking Frank Turner off his perch and down into the doldrums of number 7.  Chris Staplegun also enters the chart in style at Number 2 with “From a Room-Vol 2.” No other new entries in the top 40 this week but there’s big placings for Robert Plant (who?), Van Morrison (who?), War on Drugs and Glen Campbell.  You can watch Neil with the Promises on a track from the new record below, “Already Great.”

Neil Young online archive goes live next month

Some Neil Young news from Uncut this morning (we’re about 4 days late with this but hey, it’ll be Christmas before you know it): “Neil Young has given an unexpected update about his archives. In a Facebook post on Saturday, November 11 – the day before his 72nd birthday – Young revealed the online archive will go live on December 1. December 1 is also the release date for his latest album, The Visitor. Continue reading “Neil Young online archive goes live next month”