edition of Dave Zimmer's "Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography"
Upcoming Graham Nash
Interview on "Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox" Radio Show Debut
2008 | December 28 | dandelionsalad.wordpress.com
"Peace Mom" Cindy Crawford's
blog reports: "We are very excited to announce that our show will premiere
on Sunday, January 4th, 2009 from 2pm to 3pm Pacific Time. You can listen
on the radio at 960AM in the San Francisco Bay Area, or the show can be streamed or podcast
at the Green 960
"We are very
excited about our first show.... we will [also]
be talking to legendary singer/songwriter, Graham Nash, who will tell us about
his current projects and we will talk about the relevance of protest music,
then and now."
Save 35% at the Official
CSNY store and at Neil Young's Store
2008 | December 26 | musictoday.com
in the UK on December 26, Boxing Day originated when the rich would box up
gifts and bring them to the poor. Today through January 2, 2009 the Neil
Young Official Store is offering 35% off nearly everything in the
store. Save on CDs, DVDs, Shirts, Hats, Hoodies, Mugs, Belts, Stickers, Posters
Biggest Fan Speaks: “His Voice Is Haunting,” Says Donald Trump
2008 | December 18 | rollingstone.com
years ago we noticed the bizarre trio of Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie and Donald
Trump rocking out to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the first two rows of Madison
Square Garden. Last year, the Donald was sitting upfront for Young’s solo
show at the United Palace Theater and on Monday Trump was again grooving to Neil
at the Garden. We gave Trump a call yesterday to discuss.
got something very special,” Trump says. “I’ve listened to his
music for years and I’ve seen him before that, but I went to the concert where
they were honoring Bob Dylan years ago at Madison Square Garden [Bob Fest 10/16/92]
and Neil got up and totally brought the house down. There was nobody close. He’s
performed for me at my casinos over the years and he just brings it down. I’ve
met him on occasions and he’s a terrific guy.”
Does Trump have
a favorite Neil Young song or album? “It’s sort of all favorite,”
he says. “I like the older stuff better, which is typical with a lot of artists
— hence the famous Ricky Nelson song ‘Garden Party.’ I like all
his songs, you know, ‘Rock and Roll’ — just great stuff. His voice
is perfect and haunting. He’s 63 and I don’t think it’s changed.
It’s more important than his playing, ’cause you have so many great
players — but there’s just one voice like that. Whatever the hell ‘it’
is, he’s got it.”
Pre-order Graham's Reflections,
due February 3, 2009
2008 | December 14
press release from Rhino describes Reflections as "a three-CD boxed
set that encompasses 40 years of memorable music with 64 songs; half of which are
unreleased mixes, alternate versions and unissued tracks. This deluxe package features
a 150-page booklet with 75 classic and unseen photos and track notes by Graham Nash."
1. “On A Carousel” – The Hollies (mono)
2. “Carrie Anne” – The Hollies (mono)
3. “King Midas In Reverse” – The Hollies (mono)
4. “Marrakesh Express” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
5. “Pre-Road Downs” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
6. “Lady Of The Island” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
7. “Our House” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
8. “Teach Your Children” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young *
9. “Right Between The Eyes” – Graham Nash **
10. “I Used To Be A King” – Graham Nash *
11. “Simple Man” – Graham Nash *
12. “Man In The Mirror” – Graham Nash *
13. “Better Days” – Graham Nash *
14. “Military Madness” – Graham Nash *
15. “Sleep Song” – Graham Nash *
16. “Chicago”/“We Can Change The World” – Graham Nash
17. “Southbound Train” – Crosby/Nash
18. “Immigration Man” – Crosby/Nash
19. “Wild Tales” – Graham Nash *
20. “Prison Song” – Graham Nash *
21. “Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier)” – Graham Nash *
22. “On The Line” – Graham Nash *
23. “You’ll Never Be The Same” – Graham Nash *
24. “Another Sleep Song” – Graham Nash *
1. “To The Last Whale” – Crosby/Nash
A. “Critical Mass”
B. “Wind On The Water”
2. “Fieldworker” – Crosby/Nash
3. “Cowboy Of Dreams” – Crosby/Nash
4. “Love Work Out” – Crosby/Nash
5. “Marguerita” – Crosby/Nash
6. “Taken At All” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young *
7. “Mutiny” – Crosby & Nash
8. “Just A Song Before I Go” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
9. “Cold Rain” – Graham Nash *
10. “Cathedral” – Crosby, Stills & Nash *
11. “Barrel Of Pain (Half-Life)” – Graham Nash
12. “Magical Child” – Graham Nash *
13. “Song For Susan” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
14. “Wasted On The Way” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
15. “Love Is The Reason” – Graham Nash *
16. “Raise A Voice” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
17. “Clear Blue Skies” – Crosby, Stills & Nash **
18. “Lonely Man” – Crosby, Stills & Nash ***
19. “Sad Eyes” – Graham Nash *
20. “Water From The Moon” – Graham Nash ***
21. “Soldiers Of Peace” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
* Previously unreleased
** Previously unreleased version
*** Previously unreleased song
1. “If Anybody Had A Heart” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
2. “Chippin’ Away” – Graham Nash
3. “After The Dolphin” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
4. “House Of Broken Dreams” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
5. “Unequal Love” – Graham Nash **
6. “Liar’s Nightmare” – Graham Nash **
7. “Heartland” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young *
8. “These Empty Days” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
9. “Try To Find Me” – Graham Nash ***
10. “Two Hearts” – Carole King & Graham Nash **
11. “Behind The Shades” – Graham Nash ***
12. “Michael (Hedges Here)” – Graham Nash **
13. “I Surrender” – Crosby/Nash
14. “Live On (The Wall)” – Crosby/Nash
15. “Dirty Little Secret” – Graham Nash
16. “We Breathe The Same Air” – Graham Nash ***
17. “Grace” – Crosby/Nash
18. “Jesus Of Rio” – Crosby/Nash
19. “In Your Name” – Graham Nash
1 to be released(?) February 24, 2009
2008 | December 14 | highdefdigest.com
The first confirmed
details have emerged for Neil Young's 'Archives Volume One,' which is shaping up
to be a landmark Blu-ray music release against which all others will be judged.
reported, the rock legend announced ambitious plans earlier this year to release
his entire back catalog on Blu-ray in multiple, extensive special edition box sets,
though there were no street date or specs.
Now the first
official word has come in, with 'Neil Young: Archives Volume One (1963-1972)' tentatively
set for a February 24 street date through Warner Music Group.
discs, the set will boast no less than 128 tracks, among them 43 unreleased songs
and 13 never-before-heard by the public.
are two complete live albums, "Live At The Fillmore East" and "Live
At Massey Hall 1971."
feature the full-length documentary "Journey Through the Past."
this impressive Blu-ray release is a 236-page hardcover book, plus lyrics written
by Neil Young, newspaper articles, letters and a Young timeline.
price for the box set has been set at $431.99.
Graham Nash will perform
at the “50 Winters Later” tribute concert
2008 | December 11 | globegazette.com
is among the entertainers coming to the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa for the
“50 Winters Later” tribute concert—celebrating the lives and legacies
of Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens on
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. This night to remember is presented by the Surf
Ballroom & Museum in association with The
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
For nearly six
decades, The Surf Ballroom has hosted an amazing array of legendary national artists,
from big band and country swing greats to the popular rock and rollers of the day.
Today, restored to the original vintage design, the Surf Ballroom stands proudly
as one of the few remaining venues of its kind in the nation. Throughout it’s
colorful history there is no association with The Surf that is stronger than the
fateful last performance of rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big
Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens on February 2, 1959.
The event honors
the men who were killed in a plane crash north of Clear Lake on Feb. 3, 1959, following
their concert at the Surf Ballroom. Pilot Roger Peterson was also killed in the
crash which happened shortly after the plane took off from the Mason City Airport.
During the annual
Winter Dance Party commemoration planned for 2009, there is the extraordinary opportunity
to celebrate, “50 Winters Later,” the legacy and influences of these
talented young men. More broadly, it is an opportunity to mark the calendar of rock
and roll history reflecting on the special nature of this moment, paying tribute
to music and artists of the past and present, and, the obvious fact that the music
did not die February 3rd, 1959.
lined up to perform at 50 Winters Later include the Crickets, Bobby Vee, Los Lonely
Boys, Joe Ely, Tim Rice, Tommy Allsup, J.P. “Little Bopper” Richardson
Jr., Sandra Boynton and Wanda Jackson. Additional artists will be announced in the
coming weeks, according to a news release.
the event are $85 each and go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15. Tickets can be
purchased at 50winterslater.com
or by calling the Surf Ballroom box office at 641-357-6151.
the event will be reserved with a four-person booth for $40 and a six-person booth
for $60 in addition to ticket prices.
This Saturday's book
signing hours extended 2008
| December 10 | 4WaySite.com
has learned that Dave Zimmer and Henry Diltz have decided to extend this Saturday's
book signing of Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography until 4:00 p.m.
Originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., the collaborators announced they
will be at at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (124 Prince Street) in the SoHo district
of New York City from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. With the weatherman
calling for a high of 39 degrees, Farenheit, with no rain or snow, a nice crowd
is anticipated. (More details in the following 4WaySite.com article.)
Crosby, Stills & Nash Book Signing
on Saturday, 13th of December, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City
2008 | December 7
Dave Zimmer and photographer Henry Diltz will be signing copies of the new edition
of their book, Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography, on Saturday, the
13th of December from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (124 Prince
Street) in the SoHo district of New York City. This represents the first time Dave
and Henry have ever had a book signing together. The Morrison Hotel Gallery, which
Henry co-founded, features fine quality prints of many of Henry's most revered photographs,
including the couch shot of Crosby, Stills & Nash used on the cover of their
first album, as well as images by other famous rock photographers.
The new edition
of Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography celebrates the 40th anniversary
of the first time CSN ever sang together. A brand new closing chapter brings the
Crosby, Stills & Nash story up to the present, featuring new comments from CSN
as well as Neil Young along with more than 40 previously unpublished photographs.
of Crosby, Stills & Nash includes nearly 400 pages of text by Zimmer and more
than 300 photographs by Diltz – for less than the price of a tour program!
A great holiday gift for music fans of all ages.
Graham Nash's Reflections
due February 3, 2009
2008 | December 5 | usatoday.com
off with The Hollies' 1967 hits On a Carousel and Carrie Anne,
the career-spanning Reflections chronologically follows singer Graham Nash across
40 years and 64 tracks, half of which are alternate versions or previously unreleased.
box set, out Feb. 3 on Rhino Records for $55, soon jumps to his long stint, in various
permutations, with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young, which yielded such
perennials as Marrakesh Express, Our House and Teach Your
Children. Such tunes as Military Madness and Barrel of Pain
are plucked from his four solo albums.
a solo acoustic demo of Right Between the Eyes, recorded during the Déjà
Vu sessions, and previously unreleased CSN track Lonely Man.
picked for Grammy Hall of Fame / Neil nominated for Grammy
2008 | December 1 | examiner.com
A song inspired
by the 1970 National Guard shootings at Kent State University is receiving special
recognition from the Recording Academy. Crosby,
Stills, Nash and Young's "Ohio" is one of 28 titles that will be inducted
this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors recordings of lasting significance.
"No Hidden Path" track from Chrome Dreams II was nominated for a Grammy
in the Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance category, awarded for a solo vocal performance,
singles or tracks only.
Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968" now available
2008 | November 30 | musictoday.com
The new live CD/DVD from Neil
Young is now available. Sugar Mountain Live is Neil Young's latest singular
installment in the continuing Neil Young Archives Performance Series. On this CD/DVD
set, recorded in Ann Arbor, MI, November 9-10 1968, just days before the release
of Young's self-titled solo debut, one of the greatest singer songwriters in rock
history is heard solo and acoustic at the height of one of the most tumultuous and
creative periods ever experienced in both music and culture.
This release will not be
included on the much anticipated Neil Young Archives due out on Blu-Ray in 2009,
so this is your only chance to get this historic performance.
"Wisdom: 50 Unique
and Original Portraits"
2008 | November 29 | zimbio.com
Want to know the secrets of a happy marriage, or how to overcome adversity? Ask
someone who’s been there and done that...
in America, we’re youth-obsessed,” says Andrew Zuckerman, a 30-year-old
photographer and film-maker, with a CV that ticks every youthful achievement box,
from getting a film into Sundance to winning a string of prizes. Yet a year ago,
when his publisher suggested he might like to photograph the generation born before
1942, Zuckerman leapt at the chance. “We’re doing a disservice to ourselves
by not looking to our elders. We should be saying, ‘What have you learnt?’
and seeing what we can pick up from that.”
So began a 12-month
project in which Zuckerman circled the globe, photographing 50 of the world’s
most prominent men and women, all of whom had one thing in common: they were over
One of those
over-65s interviewd, photograhed and filmed for The Wisdom Book? Graham
One of the camera crew? Graham's son, Jackson Nash.
The twisted history
of the Archives
2008 | November 29 | canada.com
release of Neil Young's comprehensive archives has long seemed to be rock 'n' roll's
longest-running practical joke.
project began in 1989. In 2006, after talking about their existence for years, the
singer announced that Vol. 1, covering only his work between 1963 and 1972, would
be released in 2007.
followed postponement (it has been pushed back at least twice this year), generally
because of Young's well-known dissatisfaction with the CD format. At one point,
it was to be released only on Blu-ray, but Young eventually agreed to put out a
there have been three CDs from the Neil Young Performance Archives: Live at the
Fillmore East 1970, released in 2006; Live at Massey Hall 1971, issued last year;
and Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968, out Tuesday. Whether the material
on those discs will be repeated on the larger set is unclear.
The latest word
is that the oft-delayed mammoth set, still covering only nine years and containing
10 DVDs, will be released Jan. 27 in both Blu-ray and DVD formats. Amazon.com has
it as a pre-order for $310.49 ($323.99 for Blu-ray). The collection is expected
to be built around an interactive timeline that includes hundreds of hours of audio
and video material, photos, memorabilia, letters and lyrics.
1 does get issued in the new year, the only remaining question is whether Young
- or any of us - will still be around to see the final instalment.
"A musical life
at a glance" — A collection of factoids about Neil
Percival Young 2008 | November
29 | canada.com
Perusse of the Montreal Gazette
Born: Neil Percival
Young on Nov. 12, 1945, at Toronto General Hospital
journalist Scott Young and Edna (Rassy) Ragland.
(divorced in 1970) and Pegi (married in 1978).
(born in 1972 to Young and actress Carrie Snodgress, who died in 2004), Ben (born
in 1978) and Amber Jean (born in 1984). Pegi is the mother of the two younger children.
In Winnipeg, with his mother, after his parents divorced in 1960. Bob Dylan recently
paid an unexpected visit to their Grosvenor Ave. home and asked current owner John
Kiernan to show him the room in which the teenage Young listened to his music.
Polio when he was 6 and a brain aneurysm in 2005, followed by successful surgery.
The Esquires (1961). The Squires came a year later.
The Sultan (1963), with the Squires.
First hit: For
What It's Worth (1967) with the Buffalo Springfield. Stephen Stills, another of
the group's guitarists, carried on a volatile musical relationship with Young that
endures to this day in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
The full text of his telegram to Stills in 1976, when Young abruptly bailed on a
joint tour in progress, leaving Stills holding the bag for 21 sold-out shows: ''Dear
Stephen, funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach,
with Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969).
comment on the Horse, as quoted in Jimmy McDonough's biography Shakey: ''They should've
never been allowed to be musicians at all. They should've been shot at birth. They
can't play. I've heard the bass player muff a change in a song 17 times in a row.
Cinnamon Girl - he still doesn't know it! And the drummer - boom-boom-thack! Boom-boom-thack!
I'd say to Neil 'What the f--- are you doing playing with those jerks?' He'd say
'They're soulful.' I'd say `Man, so is my dog, but I don't give him a set of drums!'
Farm Aid: Young
launched the annual benefit concert for farmers and their families with Willie Nelson
and John Mellencamp in 1985. He has played virtually every Farm Aid show since then.
(as director, under the name Bernard Shakey): Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust
Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1983), Greendale (2003), CSNY / Déjà
Number of albums
in his discography (including compilations and live albums): 56
Exclusive First Listen
to Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 2008 | November
26 | npr.org
Young was just a few days shy of his 23rd birthday when he took the stage at the
Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Mich., for what would become a legendary performance.
It was 1968, and Young was about to release his self-titled debut solo album. His
old band, Buffalo Springfield, had split up six months earlier, and few people even
knew who Young was. But to his own surprise, and to the surprise of the Canterbury
House, Young drew a sold-out audience.
Neil Young was
horribly nervous before the performance and had to be coaxed from his hotel room
by his manager Elliot Roberts and the minister of Canterbury House, Dan Burke. Burke
tells NPR Music he remembers Neil Young huddled in Young's hotel room bed, too scared
to perform. He told Burke no one would want to hear the Buffalo Springfield tunes
or his new tunes. Young was afraid he didn't have enough material. But he was eventually
persuaded to take the small stage.
blew our minds," an astonished emcee said while introducing the performance.
"We only expected a lot less people than showed up. I think you are a lot wiser
than we were."
packed house, it was an intimate performance, as Young treated his audience to a
cozy set of material most had never heard before, though some were Buffalo Springfield
tracks. Studio versions of some of the songs, like "Birds" and "The
Old Laughing Lady," would appear later on various Neil Young solo albums.
Few people outside
of those in attendance that night would have known about the Ann Arbor performance
if it weren't for a 1970 single Young released called "The Loner." The
B-side of that 45 was "Sugar Mountain" — which, according to a note
printed on the disc, was recorded live at the Canterbury House. Neil Young fans
speculated that a recording of the entire concert must exist somewhere, and eagerly
awaited its release.
The live recording
of "Sugar Mountain" reappeared as a B-side to the "Cinnamon Girl"
single in 1970, and again in 1977 on the double disc Decade, a compilation of Neil
Young hits. But the rest of the concert recorded in Ann Arbor remained a mystery.
Now, 40 years
later, Neil Young and Reprise Records are finally releasing the long-awaited Canterbury
House performance as part of the Archives Performance Series, Young's effort to
release box-set editions of past live concerts. Live at the Fillmore East
was released in 2006, with Live at Massey Hall 1971 following a year later.
Sugar Mountain: Live
At Canterbury House 1968 2008 | November
25 | rollingstone.com
many years "Sugar Mountain" was a coveted non-LP B side — a Neil
Young ballad about childhood's end written before he was out of his teens and taped
during this solo engagement shortly before the release of his first solo LP. The
song was a rare flick of retrospect. Young charges forward here, playing half of
the imminent Neil Young in pristine, tremulous-vocal form and reclaiming
six of his Buffalo Springfield songs, including "Expecting to Fly," majestically
scored for 1967's Buffalo Springfield Again yet as powerful here without
a stitch of strings.
Neil Young Opens Up
the Vaults With Crazy Horse Disc, Box Set
Plus: Hits-packed tour rolls on; classic solo concert gets released
2008 | November 23 | rollingstone.com
spending about half my time on music and family," Neil Young says from a stop
on his current arena tour. The rest is devoted to converting a 1959 Lincoln Continental
into an experimental superefficient car — but even at half capacity, he's
getting a lot of music out there. With a massive box set a few months away, Young
is also preparing to put out a revelatory 1968 solo acoustic album and a Crazy Horse
disc that's been shelved since 2000.
On the road,
Young has been playing his most hits-packed sets in years, with a versatile band
that can channel the ragged, fuzzed-out energy of Crazy Horse (on tunes like "Hey
Hey, My My (Into the Black)" and "Cinnamon Girl") as well as the
hushed acoustic vibe of Harvest-era gems ("Old Man," "Heart
of Gold"). "I haven't done a tour like this in 15 years," says Young.
"With this band, there's no limit to what kind of music I can make." The
players all go back at least 20 years with Young and include pedal steel legend
Ben Keith, bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Chad Cromwell. "My other bands were
always one thing or another," says Young. "This band can handle anything."
Stone sat down with Young and got the scoop on his upcoming projects.
Stills gives back to
musical roots 2008 | November
22 | gainesville.com
the hall's dedication ceremony Friday, Stills and George Steinbrenner were honored
as the top benefactors of the 11,000-square-foot rehearsal building for the Pride
of the Sunshine Marching Band. Stills - who lived in Gainesville in the 1950s and
early 1960s - has long considered himself part of the Gator Nation.
"I went to the first, second and third grades here and sold Coca-Colas in
the (UF) stadium when I was about 9, so I've been part of the Gator Nation since
I was about 10 years old," the 63-year-old Stills said Friday in the new
band room that bears his name.
Neil Young sculpts
2008 | November 21 | canada.com
do you want to be remembered? What will your legacy be after you're gone?
These are questions
increasingly on the minds and agendas of many aging rock music legends from the
'60s and '70s, including Neil Young.
hero, Bob Dylan, was one of the first major recording artists to take control of
his own archival releases with the first of his Bootleg Series of rare and unreleased
recordings from his own vaults in 1991. Before that, most compilations or retrospective
box sets were assembled by record labels with or without input from the artist.
Young releases Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968, the third
in his own Archives Performances Series. Previous releases included a scorching
electric set with Crazy Horse at New York's fabled Fillmore East during their first
national tour in early 1970 and a solo acoustic show from Toronto's Massey Hall,
part of Young's 1971 Journey Through The Past tour that brought him back to his
old Winnipeg stomping grounds a few days earlier.
Exclusive Preview of
Neil Young's Sugar Mountain! 2008 | November
20 | npr.org
Radio (NPR) will be streaming Neil's new release - Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury
House 1968 - in its' entirety a full week before the official release (beginning
at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on the evening of November 24, 2008. Full details are
availaible on the All
Songs Considered website (listen to all of the song Sugar Mountain
for the details).
Neil Young Repays Booker
T on New Album
2008 | November 20 | contactmusic.com
is set to pay back soul man Booker T. Jones for backing him on his Are You Passionate
album - by signing up to play guitar on the Green Onions hitmaker's first solo release
in 20 years.
Jones and his
Booker T + The MGs bandmates acted as Young's backing group on the acclaimed 2002
album, and now the rocker is returning the favour.
He'll join The
Drive-By Truckers, who will back Jones on his new all-instrumental album, which
will hit stores early in 2009.
So You Want A Big Electric
Car?—by Neil Young
2008 | November 19| huffingtonpost.com
Obama's plan to put a million electric vehicles on the road in 10 years is doable
and should be surpassed by its own momentum. As people discover the many advantages
of electric vehicles (EVs), this momentum will build. Not only are these cars green
and responsible, they also enhance National Security. From all we've been told about
EVs we know a little. They are cleaner. We've heard about plugging them into our
homes to recharge overnight. But most of us don't know much about electric cars
of the Electric Vehicle Age will stem from enhanced performance, smoothness of acceleration,
quietness, and superior control. The way an electric car can be tuned to behave
a certain way for a certain driver allows for a whole new feeling in the driving
experience. People just don't know how cool these cars are.
can be manufactured as electric cars with no change to the tooling of the existing
designs. Adapting kits are possible. Build electric versions on these existing tools
to keep people working and get people interested in buying again. The technology
to make these new electric vehicles exists today right here in this country.
-- Live at Canterbury House 1968
2008 | November 16 | freep.com
Mountain -- Live at Canterbury House 1968" (**** out of four stars, out Dec.
2 on Reprise) is the latest release in Young's Archives Performance Series and a
remarkably moving and intimate affair, captured with just two microphones plugged
into a two-track recorder. All you hear is Neil on his acoustic guitar playing deeply
personal material before what sounds like all of a hundred or so people at the tiny
venue. Imagine him in your living room singing, playing and telling stories and
you've basically got the idea.
Mountain" takes its title from one of the most enduring songs in Young's canon,
one he wrote on his 19th birthday. The version included here is the same one found
on his essential retrospective "Decade," but otherwise the material on
the album has never been heard before. Besides incisive reprises of Buffalo Springfield
tracks "Mr. Soul," "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" and "Expecting
to Fly," Young also offers up stirring songs from his self-titled, solo debut,
including "The Loner," "I've Been Waiting For You" and the epic
"Trip to Tulsa."
Mountain" a particular treat are Young's lengthy song introductions, which
often expand into hilarious stories about how he got fired from a job at a Toronto
bookstore (the culprit: diet pills) and how he came to write "The Old Laughing
Lady" (while stranded at a Detroit White Tower restaurant on Livernois outside
the old Chessmate club). An essential document from Neil Young at the beginning
of his solo career, this release will notably not be a part of his long-awaited
10-disc Blu-ray and DVD archives project that might finally see the light of day
How To Save A
Major Automobile Company—by Neil Young
2008 | November 13 | huffingtonpost.com
Find a new
ownership group. The culture must change. It is time to turn the page. In the high
technology sector there are several candidates for ownership of a major car and
truck manufacturer. We need forward looking people who are not restricted by the
existing culture in Detroit. We need visionary people now with business sense to
create automobiles that do not contribute to global warming.
It is time to
change and our problems can facilitate our solutions. We can no longer afford to
continue down Detroit's old road. The people have spoken. They do not want gas guzzlers
(although they still like big cars and trucks). It is possible to build large long-range
vehicles that are very efficient. People will buy those vehicles because they represent
real change and a solution that we can live with.
must take advantage of the powerful position that exists today. The Big 3 are looking
for a bailout. They should only get it if they agree to stop building autos that
contribute to global warming now. The stress on the auto manufacturers today is
gigantic. In order to keep people working in their jobs and keep factories open,
this plan is suggested:
The big three
must reduce models to basics. a truck, an SUV, a large family sedan, an economy
sedan, and a sports car. Use existing tooling.
Dylan makes stop
at Grosvenor house
2008 | November 10 | winnipegfreepress.com
not every day that you drive home from grocery shopping to find Bob Dylan rubbernecking
in front of your house.
what happened to city employees John Kiernan and Patti Regan, whose Grosvenor Avenue
home was the early-1960s domicile of music icon Neil Young.
very neat,” says Kiernan, 53, a landscape architect who claims to have spent
about 25 minutes chatting with the greatest singer-songwriter in the history of
a wonderful memory.”
ago, the day of Dylan’s MTS Centre concert, Kiernan and Regan arrived home
between 4 and 4:30 p.m. to see two scruffy men who had arrived by taxi standing
on the sidewalk outside their house.
Neil Young fan alert,” said Regan, who has become accustomed to such incidents
in the six years they’ve lived in the amalgamated duplex at 1123 Grosvenor.
She went to
talk to them while Kiernan lugged in the groceries. After he was finished, he walked
out to chat, too.
were older than your typical Young fans,” Kiernan recalls thinking.
until he noticed that one of the men had his black leather pants tucked into expensive-looking
cowboy boots. He glanced up and studied the lined, unshaven face topped by a grey
tuque and realized he was looking at Dylan.
Concert Review: Stephen
Stills, Newcastle City Hall, UK, 16 October, 2008
2008 | November 10 | 4waysite.com
I seem to have
spent a life-time defending a favourite musician, Stephen Stills. Buffalo Springfield,
Buffalo Springfield Again, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Deja Vu, Stephen Stills and
Manassas; these records were life changing landmarks in popular music. Still,
as far back as 1976, the critical tide seemed to turn against Stephen as the scribes
sharpened their pens and dismissed him as a creative force.
He rallied gamely
for CSN and was also strong on Daylight Again. There were flashes
of his old self on 1994s After The Storm, but his output since has been
In concert Stills
always seemed to rise to the occasion, I was bowled over by him when CSN did the
Allies UK tour in 1983. He still sounded strong when I saw him with CSN in 1992.
What he lacked
was a great new record, worthy of his name. Finally, my faith was rewarded with
2005s Man Alive, a pleasant surprise and a real return to form. Probably
his best ‘solo’ endeavour since Manassas.
After the highs
of Man Alive I was then alarmed to see a sick looking Stephen touring the
UK with CSN in the summer of 2005. He looked tired, overweight and unsteady on his
legs. Stephen’s vocals, often criticised in recent years, sounded hoarse;
even I had to confess that he was a shadow of his former self.
At 7.45 pm Stephen
quietly walked out onto the City Hall stage, a great old venue with a good atmosphere
and nearly full house. Dressed in a brown combat jacket, polo shirt and trousers,
Mr. Stills, sporting a shorter haircut than in days of yore, strapped on his Gretsch
White Falcon.and led his band (Vitale, Passarelli and Caldwell) into Helplessly
Hoping. Relaxed and cordial Stephen opened his throat and sang strong and true.
What a relief! The crowd were right behind him as the band exited the stage to leave
him alone. A solid Treetop Flyer followed, Stills slowly pacing about as
he convincingly played his Martin. Next Dylan’s Girl From The North Country
was given a surprise outing, a favourite of Stills’ apparently. Stephen snagged
his finger nail and fluffed the intro a little before regaining his balance, ‘Um,
this could be a strange evening’, he muttered. Next Change Partners
was belted out in strident fashion, though the song sounded a little tired to me.
Stephen Stills Prepping
Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Collaboration for Disc
2008 | November 7 | kshe95.com
is looking forward to the upcoming release of his 1970 sessions with Jimi Hendrix.
The songs and jams that will make up the project were discovered by Graham Nash
while archiving Stills' work for a box set.
about the joint sessions which took part during the recording of his 1970 self-titled
debut, and shed some light on the already bootlegged, legendary unreleased track,
"White (N-word)." He joked to Mojo, "I wasn't sold on the lyric,
but it's out there and no one's complained yet, so to hell with it! Jimi thought
it was great -- he wanted to call it 'Black Honky!' That was the whole point --
it was a giggle, but also post-racist. Color? Big deal."
that he and Hendrix were always trading licks and guitar tips with each other, and
recalls that Hendrix turned him on to restringing lefty guitars for righties for
a better sound: "I had a '50s lefty Strat. Jimi showed me up close and personal,
something about the positioning of the pickups made them sound better upside down."
and expert Brad Tolinski told musicradar.com that fans of both artists are in for
a special treat once the album is released: "In 1970, both Jimi and Stephen
were in their creative prime, so there is every possibility that these recordings
could be quite good and historically significant. There is no doubt that anyone
interested in either Hendrix or Stills, or great guitar playing in general, will
want to hear this collaboration."
There has been
no release date for the untitled Stills-Hendrix album, which is being released with
the full cooperation of the Hendrix estate.
Neil Young Plans Road
Trip Documentary 2008 | November
has made a documentary about a nine-day road trip from his home in California to
The rocker and
his pal, Larry Johnson, made the journey in Young's classic 1959 Lincoln, so celebrity
mechanic Jonathan Goodwin could give the car a green makeover at his Wichita headquarters.
Young and Johnson
hit the famous Route 66 for the majority of the trip, filming their exploits for
an upcoming documentary, called Linc-Volt.
Young now plans
to race his environmentally-friendly classic motor, which is now powered by ethanol,
across America in the X Prize Foundation's cross-country drive.
Graham Nash 2008 | November
3 | livedaily.com
an appearance during which he urged thousands of fans to head to the polls, one
of the music industry's most outspoken political activists is ready to do the same
on Election Day. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash has been speaking out
to voters and the politically savvy all the way back to Woodstock--the one in 1969.
And on the Sunday
(11/2) before Election Day, he stood with a contingent including actor/musician
Jack Black and his Tenacious D partner Kyle Gass, Ben Harper, The Beastie Boys and
fellow Woodstock alum David Crosby at Milwaukee's US Cellular Arena, supporting
the Get Out & Vote '08 initiative.
of Rock the Vote, which has been working to engage young people in the American
political process since 1992, the Get Out & Vote '08 tour wound its way from
Minneapolis to its eventual end in Milwaukee, Sunday, where Crosby & Nash joined
their current "Two Together" outing, which will continue through Nov.
9, the outspoken duo not only lent their harmonious voices to what was certainly
a politically-charged evening, but also their collective spirit of activism, which
has been a trademark going all the way back to that famous "... scared s---less"
set at Woodstock.
In an exclusive
interview with LiveDaily, Nash looked back on his three-plus decades of US citizenship--he
was born and raised in England--and his lifelong pursuit of an American ideal: where
the people who vote still have a collective voice, and can join together to change
"Be the Change" Aims
to Get Out the Music Vote
2008 | October 31 | AlterNet.org
and other big name music acts get out the vote with Election Day phone calls to
Chingy, Q and MC Lyte have joined forces with two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
singer-songwriter Graham Nash in an innovative get-out-the-vote effort that aims
to mobilize young voters for election 2008 by leveraging the power of social networks.
On November 4, music fans who sign up for "Be the Change" will receive
an automated call from the musician of their choice to remind them to go to the
polls. A selected number of voters will receive calls from the musicians themselves.
Los Lobos, Chris
Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, jam bands String Cheese Incident and Hot Buttered
Rum, and rising R&B stars Montell Jordan and Chilli have also lent their voices
to the project, launched by a political action committee called Music
for Democracy. Founded by a group of young veterans of Democratic fundraising
efforts in New York City this summer, the PAC employs emerging technology to engage
a new pool of eligible voters -- the Facebook/Gmail/Twitter/iPhone generation --
in the electoral process. Be the Change "has the capacity to revolutionize
the power of musicians and music fans to make a quantifiable impact on the outcome
of this election," says MFD's national director, Bear Kittay.
so much at stake in the next election, and it's not just obvious things like getting
the hell out of a war we shouldn't be in," says Crosby, who wrote a book about
music and politics called Stand and Be Counted and has played dozens of benefits
for progressive causes as a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills and
Nash. "The current administration has messed with the balance of power in the
United States. They've tried to amass all the power in the executive branch, taking
it away from the legislative branch and stacking the courts. They abrogated our
civil rights with the so-called Patriot Act and took away habeas corpus and our
right to privacy -- things that were basic building blocks of this country."
On October 12, he and Nash sang their hit "Teach Your Children," joined
by members of indie favorites Vampire Weekend, at a concert for Be the Change in
New York City.
Neil Young cancels
Oct. 30 Inglewood Forum show 2008 | October
29 | latimes.com
has called off his concert scheduled for Thursday night at the Forum in Inglewood
rather than ask his fans to cross a picket line that the International Alliance
of Theatrical Stage Employees said they would set up at the arena, which has a long
history of labor disputes with IATSE.
extremely disappointed to have to choose between satisfying my fans or backing my
brothers and sisters of the IATSE,” Young said in a statement issued late
tonight (Wednesday) from San Diego, where he was performing on his way to L.A.
miss playing in Los Angeles and apologize to my fans for the inconvenience this
has caused,” Young’s statement said. Young and his wife, Pegi, are honorary
lifetime members of IATSE.
The L.A. show
will be rescheduled for next year, according to his publicist. Those holding tickets
to the Forum show may get refunds at the point of purchase.
Long May You Run: Neil
Young’s Eco-Lincoln 2008 | October
29 | nytimes.com
YOUNG wants fuel-efficient cars, and as a politically active rock star, he wants
everyone else to have them, too. But Mr. Young is not ready to give up his love
of big cars, and he doesn’t think many other drivers are, either.
So Mr. Young,
the iconoclastic godfather of grunge, has assembled a team to turn a nearly 20-foot-long,
5,000-pound 1959 Lincoln Continental into a vehicle that will run on natural gas,
electricity or some other form of clean energy. His aim is to win the Progressive
Insurance Automotive X Prize, a $10 million challenge to develop a vehicle that
can get 100 miles per gallon or better by 2009.
the project Linc Volt and he picked that Lincoln from his collection because it
was his “favorite of the craziest and most out-there designs that American
automobile manufacturers had come up with,” Mr. Young said. “I thought
it would be a good poster child for the latest in technology.”
Mr. Young, 62,
is a longtime tinkerer. He holds several patents, mostly having to do with model
trains, and he once owned part of the model train maker Lionel. “I’m
a transportation freak,” he said. “I like transportation devices. I
like mechanical devices.”
But more to
the point, he said: “I’m just a curious guy. It seems funny to me that
we can’t get better mileage than we’re getting.”
What’s on the box this
week? 2008 | October
29 | meathchronicle.ie
Night’ (BBC 4, Friday) - A night of programmes devoted to Neil Young begins
with a classic 'BBC In Concert’, first shown in 1971, in which Young plays
guitar, harmonica and piano.
features what Young at the time described as new songs – among others he performs
'Heart Of Gold’, 'A Man Needs A Maid’ and 'Old Man’ – which
went on to appear on his classic LP, 'Harvest’.
For five decades,
Young’s unbending dedication has created an awe-inspiring body of work, and
put a few noses out of joint along the way.
This film was
made from three hours of interview shot in New York and California and utilises
previously unseen performance footage from the star’s own extensive archives.
It also features Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren and James
From his early
transcontinental American quest for recognition, through the first flush of success
with Buffalo Springfield to the bi-polar opposites of mega-stardom with Crosby,
Stills and Nash and the soulful rock of Crazy Horse, Young’s career has truly
enjoyed many guises.
Concert Review: 22nd
Annual Bridge School Benefit 2008 | October
29 | examiner.com
weekend must have been terribly boring for those of you who didn’t get to
the 22nd annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View.
If the sunny
weather and stellar line-up including Jack Johnson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Neil
Young, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Wilco, Josh Groban and Sarah
McLachlan, weren't enough to entice you to break out the blankets and picnic on
the lawn, watching the smiling faces of the Bridge School’s physically impaired
students backstage, would have been.
As fans and
supporters packed the venue, concert organizer Neil Young started the show with
a short set featuring favorites including ‘I am a Child’ and ‘Sugar
Mountain’. Making cameo appearances throughout the night, he then stuck around
for a longer closing performance. Particularly notable was Young’s rendition
of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son’ with ethereal
singer/songwriter, Cat Power.
about The Smashing Pumpkins return to live music, were wildly cheering the often-elusive
Billy Corgan. Backstage sources suggest that Corgan donated more than his musical
talents to the event – he was spotted spending quality one-on-one time with
the kids when not performing on stage.
Miss Jones caused
quite a stir, if not for her chic new hair-do, but her incredible talent and also
that of her female band – of which one member used her mouth as a trombone
leading to eruptive applause from the impressed audience.
made the ladies swoon and the men jealous as the perfect concert pre-closure –
let’s be honest, it’s hard not to envy a good-looking pro-surfer turned
pro-musician turned pro-filmmaker who lives in Hawaii. His mellow sound enhanced
the mellow mood and he, along with equally entertaining band mate Zach Gill, had
the crowd singing and dancing along in no time.
musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit
charity concert held every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.
The first concert was in October 1986, and, with the exception of 1987, the concert
has been held every year since. Generally, the performers use acoustic instruments.
the concert benefit The Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical
impairments and complex communication needs.
90 Minutes In Heaven:
Neil Young At The Big Day Out 2008 | October
29 | voxy.co.nz
(Voxy) - NEILYOUNG at BIG DAY OUT? You better believe it. From the festival that
brought you the likes of Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and Nick Cave.
In 2009, BIG DAY OUT presents legendary guitarist and songwriter NEIL YOUNG -Anti-war
protestor. Hall of Famer. Environmental crusader. Instantly recognisable vocalist.
Father. Social activist. Filmmaker. Godfather of Grunge. Oscar-nominated songwriter.
Crazy Horse. Buffalo Springfield. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
BIG DAY OUT set will crackle into life at 9pm on the main stage and is guaranteed
to be full of classics. His electric band features long-time cohort and pedal steel
guitarist Ben Keith, bassist Rick Rosas, drummer Chad Cromwell, guitarist Anthony
Crawford and singer/guitarist (and wife) Pegi Young.
For a taste
of what you're in for, check out this hit-heavy setlist YOUNG played at Denmark's
Roskilde festival earlier this year: Love and Only Love; Hey Hey, My My; Powderfinger;
Spirit Road; Cinnamon Girl; All Along the Watchtower; Oh, Lonesome Me; Mother Earth;
The Needle and the Damage Done; Unknown Legend; Heart of Gold; Old Man; Get Back
to the Country; Words; No Hidden Path; A Day in the Life.
YOUNG's string of festival appearances this past European summer have singled the
shows out as some of his best in years - pointing to the feelgood singalong moments,
the band's awe-inspiring rock playing and "full-on electric assault",
the moving and "simply harmonious" nature of the "quieter section"
of the set, the frontman's good mood, and the great atmosphere in the crowd.
is NEIL YOUNG. How else can it be put? No one else can do this. Live, he's the greatest,
hands down. A cathartic and primal musical experience." (Epoch Times, July
Back in the
States in October, Spin witnessed this elder statesman of rock kick off his US tour
by breathing "new vitality into songs more than three decades old his set became
a veritable greatest hits collection". It's been fully twenty years since YOUNG
last played in New Zealand - and even longer since he delivered such a dream setlist
for fans. Who knows when he will be back again. So whether you've followed him for
years, or you're in need of a rock'n'roll history lesson, NEIL YOUNG at BIG DAY
OUT 2009 is a rarefied experience you can't afford to miss.
If you're quick
you may still be able to enjoy one of the greatest rock and roll experiences of
NEIL YOUNG headlines
an Auckland BIG DAY OUT line-up on 16 January that crackles with all the usual flair
and brilliance this event brings to town each year. Joining him are everyone from
the UK's dance-rock crowd-pleasers THE PRODIGY to youthful songsmiths ARCTIC MONKEYS,
an American contingent that includes the critically acclaimed TV ON THE RADIO and
MY MORNING JACKET, a band proudly carrying YOUNG's tradition of ragged guitar jam
glory, and a host more great names due to be announced in just a week's time.
Australian solo shows around his BIG DAY OUT dates have already sold out and Sydney
and Gold Coast BIG DAY OUT shows have also sold out with the others all close behind.
Please note there will be NO additional NEIL YOUNG shows going on sale. NEIL YOUNG
AT THE BIG DAY OUT 2009
Singer comes to Wausau
and sings praises of his presidential pick 2008 | October
27 | waow.com
WISCONSIN—Celebrities are throwing their support behind the presidential candidates.
One is even
making a stop in Wausau.
of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, is traveling through town on a musical tour,
but the singer is also using his voice to speak out about the coming election.
a visit to the local democratic headquarters to encourage people to come to the
polls November 4th.
Of course he's
also singing the praises of his pick for president, Barack Obama.
Nash says, "I
found if you just come down and shake hands and smile and let them know that there
are other people out there working just as hard as they are it brings unity, it
brings a spirit and I think that everybody recognizes that."
More and more
celebrities are getting behind the candidates.
Whether or not
their star status will sway voters is still up for debate.
County Chair Joe Wachtel says, "You go for everything you can go for in these
high stakes elections and if it changes one or two or ten votes it's probably worth
republican party leaders believe the Hollywood-affect will be minimal.
Of course November
4th will be the true test.
Song Writer's Hall
of Fame Announces the 2009 Nominees for Induction 2008 | October
27 | songhall.org
in both the non-performer and performer songwriter categories for induction into
the Songwriters Hall of Fame at our 40th Anniversary Gala in 2009 have been announced.
Members of the society have until November 12 to submit their ballots, after which
the new inductees will be announced.
the nominees: David Crosby / Stephen Stills / Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills and Nash)
David Crosby, Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills and the Hollies’
Graham Nash joined forces as rock’s most important vocal supergroup in 1968.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio (intermittently a quartet with the addition
of Still’s Buffalo Springfield bandmate Neil Young) brought a focus on complicated
harmonies—sometimes in such complex song structures as “Suite: Judy
Blue Eyes”—and the flair for melodic pop songwriting from their past
groups. Their popularity, like their music, has endured to this day, even as Crosby,
Stills and Nash have simultaneously maintained successful solo careers.
Key songs in
the David Crosby-Stephen Stills-Graham Nash catalog include “Guinnevere,”
“Love The One You’re With,” “Our House,” “Suite:
Judy Blue Eyes” and “Teach Your Children.”
Neil Young preps "new"
live set, delays "Archives" 2008 | October
14 | reuters.com
NEW YORK (Billboard) - There's good news and bad news for long-suffering Neil Young
The good: highlights from a sought-after November 9-10, 1968, run from the Canterbury
House in Ann Arbor, Mich., will be released as "Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury
House 1968" November 25 via Reprise Records.
The bad: Young's endlessly delayed "Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972)" is officially
pushed back to some point in 2009. Young has waffled about whether the project will
only be available on Blu-ray and DVD or whether there will be CDs sold; the latest
word from Reprise is that "Archives" will be DVD only.
"Sugar Mountain," which will not be included in "Archives Vol. 1,"
was taped a few days shy of Young's 23rd birthday. Young had split from Buffalo
Springfield six months earlier, and was testing out his solo material in front of
audiences more accustomed to seeing him perform with a band.
The album features future young staples such as "Mr. Soul," "Expecting
To Fly," the title track and "Broken Arrow," along with several snippets
of between-song banter where Young discusses the menial jobs he held in Toronto.
1. (Emcee intro)
2. On The Way Home
3. Songwriting rap
4. Mr. Soul
5. Recording rap
6. Expecting To Fly
7. The Last Trip To Tulsa
8. Bookstore rap
9. The Loner
10. “I used to” rap
12. Winterlong (excerpt) and Out of My Mind - intro
13. Out Of My Mind
14. If I Could Have Her Tonight
15. Classical Gas rap
16. Sugar Mountain – intro
17. Sugar Mountain
18. I’ve Been Waiting For You
19. Songs rap
20. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
21. Tuning Rap & The Old Laughing Lady – intro
22. The Old Laughing Lady
23. Broken Arrow
for the anticipated Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963 – 1972). The 10-disc Blu-ray
and DVD packages will be released early in 2009.
For sail and for sale 2008 | October
2 | presstelegram.com
vessels from $12,000 to $2million will be on display at annual show and David Crosby's
sailboat, built in 1947, is (according to presstelegram.com) up for sale at this
weekend's boat show in Long Beach.
Graham Nash's "Songs
For Beginners" Reissue Available 2008 | September
30 | top40-charts.com
Released in the spring of 1971, Graham Nash's emotionally charged solo debut followed
in the wake of a temporary split with his bandmates, David Crosby and Stephen Stills,
and a permanent break with his love, Joni Mitchell. The album was a decisive hit,
peaking at No 15 on Billboard and spawning the Top 40 hit "Chicago." Rhino
remasters this legendary musician's first album for a landmark CD/DVD reissue that
features 5.1 Surround Sound and High Resolution mixes of the original, along with
a 2008 interview with Nash, photos and lyrics..
Joe Vitale Backstage
Pass 2008 | September
18 | atlasbooks.com
a Backstage Pass for all the craziness of rock ‘n roll! After years of hearing the
comment, “You should write a book!” world renowned drummer Joe Vitale finally takes
you backstage for a rare and intimate look behind the scenes, as told to his wife
of thirty-five years, Susie Vitale.
This book includes
Joe’s all-time favorite stories and over a hundred pages of his personal photographs!
Backstage Pass is a very personal, humorous, and nostalgic history-in-stories of
on the road and in the studio spanning over forty years of his rock ‘n roll drumming
career. His stories, dating right up to 2008, include experiences with legendary
performers such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Peter Frampton,
Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Bill
Wyman, Ronnie Wood, Carl Wilson, Rick Derringer, Van Morrison and many more. Vitale's
many songwriting credentials include the classic, "Rocky Mountain Way"
from "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get" album by Joe Walsh and,
"Pretty Maids All In A Row" from The Eagles album, "Hotel California."
Vitale has two solo albums and is releasing his third, "Speaking In Drums,"
the summer of 2008. His son, Joe Vitale Jr.'s, album, which Joe Sr. produced called,
"Dancing With Shadows" will also be simultaneously released. Joe continues
to tour, record, write and produce, and has no plans for slowing down.
Inside the New Edition
of Dave Zimmer's Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography 2008 | September
6 | 4waysite.com
Here are comments
sent to 4waysite.com directly from Dave Zimmer:
"Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography has been fully updated and completely
reconfigured, with a new cover, including a touching personal back-cover blurb from
Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo (he was heavily inspired by the first CSN album and learned
every song on Neil Young’s After the Goldrush record as a teenager) and recast interior
design. This new edition also features a full index -- something a lot of people
(me included) have always wanted this book to have. The update chapter is more than
a quick tack-on; it covers nearly 70 pages. I wanted to re-think CSN’s legacy and
stretch out into some different terrain with the guys, delving into their spiritual
beliefs and their further thoughts about family, while gaining new insights into
the fragile chemistry that still exists within CSN and CSN&Y. Stills also offers
fresh thoughts about his enduring relationship with Neil Young. There are an additional
50 photographs by Henry Diltz, including a new selection of prime vintage shots
(circa ’69 and ’70) as well as images from the CSN2K and Freedom of Speech tours,
the 2004 C&N album sessions, and a March 2008 Stills family portrait. Once again,
Henry’s photos are placed amidst the text, with the narrative and visuals telling
the tale in tandem. A new Foreword by David Crosby works as the “opening chords”
to this 40th Anniversary edition, which goes on sale the 22nd of September in the
US and Canada, and the 1st of October in the UK."
Neil Young will be
performing in Australia 2008 | September
3 | thrasherswheat.org
will be performing in Australia this January for the first time since 2003. He will
headline the national Big Day Out festival at Flemington Racecourse on Monday, January
26, 2009 and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl two days later on January 28. Other bands
rumored to be playing the festival are the Arctic Monkeys, the Ting Tings and My
21, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
January 24, Sydney, Entertainment Centre
January 28, Melbourne, Myer Music Bowl
on sale September 19.
Farm Aid Gets More
Acts, Will Be Televised 2008 | August 26
If you won’t
be able to make it to Massachusetts this year to see Farm Aid, fret not, the concert
will be televised. DIRECTV’s The 101 Network will air the show live in HD and commercial
free from the Comcast Center near Boston. The September 20th event features music
from Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Kenny Chesney
will also perform and more artists that were just announced include The Pretenders,
Jerry Lee Lewis, Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, Jakob Dylan and many others.
Coverage begins at 4 PM. For more info on the festival, head to FarmAid.org.
Graham Nash's Solo
Debut Finally Gets An Audio 2008 | August 23
There seems to be a flurry
of re releases from Rhino in the next few months (eg Allies, Right by You, etc).
The first release Graham Nash's brilliant "Songs for Beginners" CD on
Atlantic Records sounded terrible. It is the sort of recording that makes vinyl
enthusiasts blood boil. It had none of the warmth or focus of the original recording.
That, we expect, will be remedied on 23 September, when Rhino reissues "Songs"
on CD and DVD-A in 5.1 surround sound.
Nash tweaked the vinyl version of "Songs" eight years ago to remedy some
of the harshness and distortion . The album's three best songs- "Better Days",
"Simple Man" and "I Used To Be King" concern his break up with
Joni Mitchell. Musicians on the album include Jerry Garcia playing some
impressive pedal steel guitar. Even Lenny Kaye " kinda sorta" liked it
when it was released 1971.
Of all the solo albums by the CSN guys, this is a true masterpiece.
Early next year Rhino plan to release a three CD retrospective of Graham Nash's
Young Announces North American Tour 2008 | August 21
Announces North American Tour was a top story for this week. Here it is again: (PR)
Neil Young will embark on a North American tour commencing October 14th in St Paul,
Minnesota continuing for eight weeks, culminating at New York's Madison Square Garden
on December 15th. The new tour comes on the heels of Young's hugely successful 2008
European Tour that brought him before audiences in 14 countries over the course
of three months.
tour includes concert performances in such U.S. markets as Los Angeles, San Diego,
Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Additionally there will be multiple stops in
Young's native Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa,
Montreal and Halifax.
The concerts will feature Neil Young with the same band that so ably backed him
in Europe - Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony Crawford and Pegi Young.
Song sets are expected to be eclectic, featuring both newer material and classic
Neil Young hits. Death Cab For Cutie and Everest will support dates from October
14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on the bill for dates starting November
29 through the tour's conclusion with the exception of the December 9 Chicago date
which will feature (TBD) and Everest in support.
Neil Young's Archives
Gets A Release Date 2008 | August 19
much-delayed "Archives" project looks likely to finally get released on
"Archives Volume One 1963-1972" will be released as a 10-disc Blu-Ray
and DVD collection and is expected to feature previously released live sets including
"Live At Massey Hall", from 1971, and "Live At The Fillmore East",
from 1970, as well as never released studio tracks, demos and artwork.
Meanwhile, Young is also apparently due to release "Sugar Mountain" on
September 29. Exact details of what this album will contain are unconfirmed, but
it’s widely presumed to be another set of vintage live material.
A bootleg album, "Live On Sugar Mountain", recorded at the Dorothy Chandler
Pavilion in Los Angeles on the last night of Neil Young's early-1971 solo tour,
has long been in circulation, and it’s likely the material for this official release
may well be drawn from that show.
Apple is Fisher-Price
of Sound Quality, says Neil Young 2008 | July 26
has slammed Apple's iPods for dumbing music quality down to "Fisher-Price toy"
levels at a technology conference in California this week (July 23).
Speaking in an interview with Time Inc. editor-in-chief John Huey at Fortune's Brainstorm
Tech Conference Young said: "Apple has taken a detour down the convenience
highway. Quality has taken a complete backseat - if it even gets in the car at all.”
Singling out Apple specifically, the singer complained about the quality of music
files on iTunes and iPods and how they have brought down standards generally.
Young also griped that music is becoming more “like wallpaper” adding that: “We
have beautiful computers now but high-resolution music is one of the missing elements.
The ears are the windows to the soul.”
Neil Young To Tour
"Solidly For The Next Year" 2008 | July 24
has revealed that he plans to tour “pretty extensively” for at least the next year.
Young, who played the Hop Farm festival in Kent earlier this month, told Billboard
that he still found touring “very rewarding”.
“It's very good for me - it keeps me in top form physically, and that makes me
feel good,” he said.
"And I've found a way of doing it so I'm on and I'm off and I can get enough
time on that I can focus on (other projects) and then I go right back out on the
road again and take another couple shots at that."
Crosby, Stills &
Nash To Record With Rick Rubin 2008 | July 17
& Nash are plotting their first studio album since 1994 -- a covers set for
Columbia Records helmed by Rick Rubin.
"Rick Rubin's a brilliant man," Graham Nash tells Billboard.com, "and
what he wants is an album with no CSN songs. He wants to do an album of all the
songs we love, all the songs we wish we've written. It's brilliant from this point
of view because we usually wait five years to record an album. This way there's
Nash says he, David Crosby and Stephen Stills have had "many discussions"
with Rubin about the project, whittling the proposed list of songs from 60 down
to a current 20, which the trio is rehearsing after sound checks during its summer
tour. Nash declines to name specific songs but acknowledges most would be considered
He expects recording to start in early 2009 for a release later in the year. The
covers set, which will be CSN's first new release since 1994's "After the Storm,"
is one of many projects on the trio's plate at the moment. "CSNY: Deja Vu,"
the documentary of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2006 Freedom of Speech Tour,
opens July 25, with the companion live album due Tuesday. Nash, meanwhile, is overseeing
a number of archival projects, including his own boxed set, which will be released
in time for his 67th birthday in February.
He's curating a Stills box set as well, and recently discovered an album's worth
of material of Stills playing with Jimi Hendrix that will be compiled for another
release. Nash is also putting together a live album from CSNY's 1974 stadium tour,
a set of Crosby Nash acoustic recordings and a benefit record for the Children's
Defense Fund that will feature his and Crosby's collaborations over the years with
artists such as Elton John, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Phil Collins, Jackson Browne
Nash -- who will be touring with Crosby this fall -- says the sonic spelunking is
"You fall back in love with the reason why you wanted to play with Neil Young
in the first place, the reason why you wanted to play with Stephen Stills in the
first place, and with Crosby in the first place," Nash explains. "You
go, '...I remember all this sh*t. That's what we were trying to concentrate on.'
It's very interesting, very enlightening."
CSNY Déjà Vu CD 2008 | July 12
"Déjà Vu LIVE" is a sixteen track audio companion to CSNY: Déjà Vu, the
new documentary film directed by Neil Young that opens in theaters at the end of
this month. The album will be released by Reprise Records on July 22nd and serves
as the film's de facto soundtrack.
are presented as they happened, with no overdubs, making CSNY: Déjà Vu LIVE nothing
less than exactly what its title indicates, a rarity these days when most "live"
albums are tweaked to perfection in post-production. The only instance of "studio
magic," so to speak is a 100 voice choir which was recorded prior to the tour
at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood. Concert audiences heard the choir's performance
piped into concert venues so that aspect is retained in the album as it serves to
replicate the actual concert experience.
Vu Live track listing (song writers)
1. What Are Their Names (David Crosby)
2. Living With War Theme (Neil Young)
3. After The Garden (Neil Young)
4. Military Madness (Graham Nash)
5. Let's Impeach The President (Neil Young)
6. Déjà Vu (David Crosby)
7. Shock and Awe (Neil Young)
8. Families (Neil Young)
9. Wooden Ships (David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Paul Kantner)
10. Looking For A Leader (Neil Young)
11. For What Its Worth (Stephen Stills, Richard Furay)
12. Living With War (Neil Young)
13. Roger And Out (Neil Young)
14. Find The Cost of Freedom (Stephen Stills)
15. Teach Your Children (Graham Nash)
16. Living With War Theme (Neil Young)
Lost Hendrix album 2008 | July 10|
Yahoo! Music News
previously unheard Jimi Hendrix album has been uncovered and is set for release,
according to reports. The new recordings are said to have been uncovered by Stephen
Stills, who worked with the guitar legend on the unreleased songs.
Graham Nash says the tapes were recently found. "In the '70s, he
was a recording fool. He just found a bloody album he made with Jimi Hendrix",
Nash told the Las Vegas Sun.
"We've got to listen to that...I want to listen to every track he ever recorded
in case he recorded with Al Jolson", he explained.
Jimi Hendrix died in September, 1970, of a suspected drugs overdose.
Stills announces he
will play extra London date 2008 | July 5 |
Bush Empire on October 20.
Tickets for the additional gig will go on sale July 5.
He will now play a total of eight dates, kicking off in Brighton on October 10.
Last year Stills released a collection of demo versions from a lost tape of a recording
he made in 1968 called “Just Roll Tape” and embarked on an extensive US tour.
On his last tour Stills performed songs from throughout his four-decade career,
including material from his most recent solo album, 2006's "Man Alive!"
and classics from his time with Crosby, Stills & Nash, CSN&Y, The Buffalo
Springfield and Manassas.
The tour dates are:
Brighton Centre (October 10)
London Shepherds Bush Empire (11)
Manchester Apollo (13)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (15)
Newcastle City Hall (16)
Sheffield City Hall (18)
Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (19)
London Bush Empire (20)
Stills in Europe next Fall 2008 | June 6
Stills will embark on an European tour.
First he will visit the
United Kingdom. Dates include October 10 in Brighton, October 11 in London, October
13 in Manchester, October 16 in Newcastle and October 19 in Glasgow.
Stephen will be at the Olympia in Paris on October 5.
Soon more news.
CSN strike classic chord in Santa
Rosa 2008 | June 2
On Saturday night,
as Crosby, Stills and Nash kicked off their summer tour at the Wells Fargo Center
in Santa Rosa, it only took a few songs until someone yelled for them to crank
"You want it louder?" asked Graham Nash.
Stephen Stills flat out refused, "No!"
"We don't want you to become as deaf as we are," said David Crosby.
It's a good thing it wasn't sponsored by AARP because a few songs later, when
someone yelled "don't ever retire," Nash answered back, "we would
if we could spell it."
CSNY Documentary Set For Summer
Release 2008 | May 30
Young's politically charged documentary film, "CSNY: Deja Vu," is expected
to be released July 25 in the US, according to a press release. The documentary
was filmed during Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Freedom of Speech 2006"
tour of North America.
The tour featured music from Young's controversial "Living With War"
CD--an album of protest songs written as a rebuke of President George W. Bush
and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Songs from the controversial album are woven
together on the new film with archival material, news footage, audience reactions
and observations of the issues surrounding the integration of politics and art,
according to a statement.
A distribution deal is in the works that will make the film available on the big
screen simultaneously with a video-on-demand release. In addition, Netflix will
air the film on the "Watch Instantly" streaming service the same day.
The band's label is expected to release a DVD version in the fall--prior to the
HDNet is expected to air
the film the day the DVD is released.
Neil Young To Release Harvest
Moon Live 2008 | May 27
Neil Young is set
to release two live albums on July 7 as he continues to plough through he's back
catalogue of live recordings and bootlegs.
First up is live recording of the acclaimed 1992 album called 'Harvest Moon' called
'Harvest Moon Live' which was a follow up to he's 1972 classic 'Harvest'. Secondly
is an album of San Francisco studio recordings from 2000 called 'Toast'. Track
listings for both albums are to be confirmed.
Graham Nash on American Idol 2008 | May 27
If you missed Nash
on American Idol, here it is. Rumor has it that Nash did not want to do the program,
but his management pointed out the size of the TV audience and he changed his
Neil Young becomes a Spider 2008 | May 16
| Associated Press
N.C. (AP) - Celebrities are forever being honored for something by someone. A
North Carolina biologist has named a newly discovered spider for musician Neil
East Carolina University biologist Jason Bond has named a newly discovered trapdoor
spider found in Alabama for Young. (The actual name is Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.)
Bond says Young is worthy of the honor because he's been an activist for social
and political issues.
Bond examined the spider in a collection at the American Museum of Natural History
in New York where it was identified as a new species that's indigenous to Alabama.
Bond has also named a spider species for South Africa civil rights leader Nelson
Mandela. He also named one for his wife.
Crosby and Graham Nash are pleased to announce pre-sale ticketing for their upcoming
Fall 2008 dates. You can buy tickets to select Crosby Nash shows before they go
on sale to the public through crosbynash.com
Crosby Nash Direct Ticketing allows you to buy tickets online for upcoming shows
directly from the artist as an effort to reduce the high surcharges from other
online ticket vendors, and to offer a more convenient ticketing option.
CSNY Docu headed for Theaters
2008 | May 14 | reuters.com
CANNES, France (Hollywood
Reporter) - Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are finalizing a deal for U.S.
rights to the politically charged Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young documentary
"CSNY -- Deja Vu."
Fortissimo Films, which acquired the film from Shangri-La, has sold rights to
15 more international territories.
The feature, directed by Neil Young, chronicles the rock group's 2006 Freedom
of Speech tour in support of Young's "Living in War" album.
A brief overview of Neil's Archives
2008 | May 10 | thrasherswheat.org
Youtube.com gives us a
brief overview of The Archives project:
This information comes
from the well informed Neil Young site
thrasherswheat.org and has been provided by a a sharp eyed fan:
"At the end of
the youtube.com preview, there is a shot of 10 title screens of the 10 discs in
Early Years (1963-1965)
Early Years (1966-1968)
Topanga 1 (1968-1969)
Live At The Riverboat
Topanga 2 (1969-1970)
Live At The Fillmore East
Topanga 3 (1970)
Live At Massey Hall
North Country (1971-1972)
Journey Through The Past (the film)
"The Sun JavaOne
site has some pictures from the event. Two of the pictures have shots of the scroll.
Here is what I can read of the red section (Archives Vol 1) of the scroll".
04. I Wonder
05. I Love You Forever
06. I'm A Man And I Can't Cry
07. Hello Lonely Woman
08. Casting Him Away From You
09. There Goes My Babe
10. Sugar Mountain
11. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
12. Run Around Babe
13. The Ballad of Peggy Grover
14. The Rent Is Always Due
15. Extra Extra
(white space/gap in scroll)
16. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
18. OUt Of My Mind
19. Down Down Down
20. Kahunna Sunset
21. Mr. Soul
22. Sell Out
23. Down To The Wire
24. Expecting To Fly
25. Slowly Burning
26. One More Sign
27. Broken Arrow
01. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
02. The Loner
04. What Did You Do To My Life
05. The Last Trip To Tulsa
06. Here We Are In The Years
07. I've Been Waiting For You
08. The Old Laughing Lady
09. I've Loved Her So Long
10. Sugar Mountain
11. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
(white space/gap in scroll)
12. Down By The River
13. Cowgirl In The Sand
14. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
(gap in scroll/no title)
01. Sugar Mountain
02. The Old Laughing Lady
03. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
04. I've Loved Her So Long
05. I Am A Child
06. 1956 Bubblegum
07. The Last Trip To Tulsa
08. Broken Arrow
09. Whiskey Boot Hill
10. Expecting To Fly
01. Cinnamon Girl
02. Running Dry
03. Round And Round
04. Oh Lonesome Me
06. Everybody's Alone
07. I Believe In You
08. Sea Of Madness
09. Dance Dance Dance
10. Country Girl
(gap in scroll/white space)
12. It Might Have Been
(gap in scroll)
01. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
03. Down By The River
05. Come On Baby, Let's Go Downtown
06. Cowgirl In The Sand
(gap in scroll)
01. Tell Me Why
02. After The Goldrush
03. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
04 - 14 : "I can't read these or the rest of the red section...."
"There is a shot
of the 1994 - 2000 section of the scroll, but it is merely a listing of the albums
released in that period. So, it looks like the contents of that section of the
Archives hasn't been decided".
Young - Innovation & Music - JavaOne 2008 - Part 1:
Young - Innovation & Music - JavaOne 2008 - Part 2:
Neil Young to release music video
archive on Blu-ray DVDs
2008 | May 7 | news.com
SAN FRANCISCO--At JavaOne,
Neil Young showed off his multimedia project that chronicles his music career
and uses Java to do so.
Young said he tried to do the project on DVD, but users couldn't watch the high-resolution
video and listen to the music at the same time. With Java and Blu-ray, the content
can be updated and offer the best viewing and listening experience, as well as
great navigation and design. "Storage is the only limit," Young said,
and recommended the Sony's PlayStation 3 as the best way to view his project.
Users will be able to download any archival materials, which are automatically
assigned to their place in a chronological time line, Young said.
In a meeting with a few press members following the JavaOne keynote, Young talked
about the Archive project, which goes back to the late 1980s. The first stage,
he said, was collecting the materials.
Neil Young and Sun CEO Jonathan
(Credit: Dan Farber/CNET News.com)
"I am kind of a pack
rat," he said, adding that over the years he's accumulated a lot of unreleased
material. "I only give the record company what I want people to hear at the
time. So I have a lot of unreleased material. Putting it all together tells a
much different story than just what has been produced (for public consumption)."
Is Neil Young About To Endorse
A Product? 2008 | May 3
singing for Pepsi, ain't singing for Coke, I don't sing for nobody, makes me look
like a joke". That was from Neil Young's 'This Notes For You'. Neil has also
been outspoken about mixing products with artists. He has never had a sponsor.
But on Tuesday morning, he will be singing for Sun.
Neil Young has been announced as keynote speaker at the conference for Sun Microsystems
executives next week.
According to the Sun Microsystems note for you, "Neil Young and Sun will
make an announcement during the event, and provide a special demonstration of
a new multi-media music project. Come hear and see what Java technology means
to Neil Young".
So what is Neil up to?
Sun Microsystems produce the Java platform that powers around 5.5 billion devices
in mobile phones, smart cards, blu-ray players, set-top boxes, PCs and car navigation
We can only assume at this stage that Young will be using their technology to
reach his audience for his next album 'Toast', due soon.
All will be revealed at the conference on Tuesday morning at the Moscone Center
in San Francisco from 8.30AM.
CSN web site is asking for suggestions 2008 | April
29 | crosbystillsnash.com
What is your idea of what
CSN should sing this tour? The official CSN web site is asking for suggestions
for their set list.
Neil Young Video Night in Italy 2008 | April
21 | stefanofrollano.com
on April 21st, there will be a Neil Young Video Night in Milan, Italy, at the
venue called Spazio Oberdan.
A two hours video retrospective
will include many videoclips from the whole career of Neil and some footage took
from weird audience recording and tv broadcast.
The video selection was
assembled by the long time italian fan Cristina Guenzi and his own husband Gianmarco
Picuzzi along with Stefano Frollano. The show will be hosted by an Italian music
writer and journalist, Enzo Gentile.
During the night there
will be the chance to buy the Neil Young - Discografia Illustrata - book written
by Stefano Frollano (see picture).
Crosby & Nash announce Fall
Tour 2008 | April
17 | crosbynash.com
Crosby and Graham Nash will not have much time to rest after the CSN Summer Tour:
they announced their Fall Tour!
Check the Tours section
for more details.
Stories (and songs) from David
Crosby 2008 | April
10 | aspentimes.com
David Crosby’s appearance
at Belly Up Aspen Tuesday night was part of the Aspen Writers’ Foundation’s Lyrically
Speaking series, and interviewer Paul Zollo got quickly to the topic at hand,
probing at the outset Crosby’s thoughts on the songwriting process.
Graham Nash's sister dead at 53 2008 | April
8 | dailybreeze.com
Graham Nash said today
that his youngest sister died last weekend. Sharon Barritt was 53, and died in
their hometown of Manchester, England.
In a statement released
by his Los Angeles management office, Nash said he is "deeply grateful for
all of the thoughts and kind wishes being expressed at this time as we remember
dear Sharon and mourn her passing. Thank you most sincerely." Barritt near
where she and her brother grew up as children. She is survived by her husband,
Brian Barritt, and their children, son Phillip and daughter Emma Louise.
A Toast From Neil Young 2008 | April
4 | 4waysite.com
Young is completing an aborted Crazy Horse album from 2000 for his next release.
The origins of the 'Toast' album began in the Toast studio in San Francisco. Crazy
Horse recorded there for a few months but the only track to surface was 'Goin'
Home' on 'Are You Passionate'.
For 'Are You Passionate', Young jumped ship from Crazy Horse and worked mainly
with Booker T and the MGs. Some of the Toast songs were re-recorded with the MGs.
'Toast' is once again in production with original producer John Hanlon working
on the mixes. The album will be the first in a series of Neil Young archive Special
Edition unreleased albums.
Interview with David Crosby for
the Barack Obama Music Coalition 2008 | April
2 | barackobamamusic.com
Steve Silberman (contributing
editor for Wired magazine and the author of several CSNY album notes) conducted
an interesting interview with David Crosby. The focus is on Barack Obama.
Spending 10 minutes with Stephen
Stills 2008 | March
31 | cleveland.com
Stephen Stills recently
chatted by phone from his home in Los Angeles with PDQ's Michael Heaton. They
talked about Stills´ son Henry who has Asperger syndrome. Stills will be in Cleveland
on Saturday, April 12, to perform with Michael Stanley in a benefit for Autism
Henry Stills, 11, takes a bow
2008 | March 28 |
People magazine and autismspeaks.org
From the latest issue
(March 31, 2008) of People magazine — Henry Stills, 11, takes a bow in the March
25 HBO documentary "Autism: The Musical," which follows five autistic
kids as they put on a show.
When Henry Stills was invited
to perform in a musical with the Miracle Project, a Los Angeles theater group
that includes kids with special needs, "he was ambivalent at best,"
says his dad, Stephen, 63, of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Adds mom Kristen, 41: "I
figured he was not going to engage at all." Turns out Henry (who has Asperger's,
a high-functioning form of autism that hinders social interaction) thrived in
the creative environment. So did the four other autistic children whose rehearsals,
home lives and performance (which they helped script) appear in the documentary.
"People will really be able to learn from it," says Stephen. "They're
just kids. Watching them, it's like, 'We're gonna do the school play.' Some wander
off, some are loud, and it's just wonderful."
Stills is the boy on the cover of the CSNY CD "Looking Forward."
An event to raise money
for autism research has become so big, it will move to the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and Museum this year.
Autism Speaks' Rock 'Til
It Stops concert is set for April 12 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The evening will include special performances by two-time Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame inductee Stephen Stills and Cleveland's own Michael Stanley, tours of the
exhibits, and delicious food and drinks. "Twenty percent of the money raised
will stay in the Northeast Ohio Cleveland chapter," said Shari Goldberg,
event co-chairwoman and president of the local chapter. "We also have an
autism treatment network."
Neil Young back to the Garden
2008 | March 17 |
will be revived in Korea with a participant from the original event, Neil Young.
The concert in Seoul, titled Flower Power Peace Festival, is May 4 and 5 at Jamsil
The festivals spirit of peace will be nurtured at the upcoming show in Seoul,
which is aimed at promoting peace on the divided Korean Peninsula, the last divided
nation in the world. The Flower Power Peace Festival means more than just another
rock concert, said Han Sang-ryong, chairman of the culture committee at Gangwon
Television Broadcasting, sponsor of the festival in Korea.
The event is meaningful as Korea marks 55 years after the [Korean War] truce was
signed. It also marks 60 years since South Korea was founded.
Neil Young's "Summer Festival
Tour" in Europe - England
2008 | March 15 |
This summer Neil Young
is the headliner of a one day festival in England taking place at Hop Farm Country
Park on Sunday 6th July.
The festival takes place
in Paddock Wood which is a small town in Kent, about eight miles South West of
Maidstone. Hop Farm is set in 400 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside, and was
once a working farm and is now one of Kent's most popular tourist attractions
in the Garden of England.
More information in the
Women cover Neil Young Songs for
2008 | March 9 |
a low-budget project, created to benefit a breast cancer charity (Casting for
Recovery). So the names here aren't looming. Jill Sobule, Lori McKenna and Tanya
Donelly stand out as stars in the company of names like Kate York and Julie Peel.
But they all do fine work,
even if none does a single daring thing with the tune or arrangement.
The women stick to Young's acoustic ballads, losing his proto-grunge or "Guitar
God" sides entirely. Even the take on "Like a Hurricane" takes
CSN Summer Tour - James Raymond
2008 | March 7 |
has been confirmed that James Raymond will be on the CSN Summer Tour, in lieu
of Mike Finnigan.
Michael Finnigan is going
back out touring with Joe Cocker for the remainder of the the year.
CSN Summer Tour - Pre-Sale Announcement
2008 | March 7 |
CSN is pleased to announce
pre-sale ticketing for their upcoming Summer 2008 dates. Crosby Stills & Nash
Direct Ticketing allows you to buy tickets online for upcoming shows directly
from the artist as an effort to reduce the high surcharges from other online ticket
vendors, and to offer a more convenient ticketing option.
The pre-sale for 6-06-08
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA, has begun.
The pre-sale for 7-23-08
Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion will begin Monday, March 10, 2008 at 10:00
You can buy tickets to
select CSN shows before they go on sale to the public, at this
News on Neil Young's "Summer
Festival Tour" in Europe
2008 | March 6 |
After his appearance at
the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, it is also confirmed that NY will play the following
Rock in Rio, Madrid,
Spain on 27 June
Malahide Castle, Dublin,
Ireland 29 June
Live at the Marquee,
Cork, Ireland on 30 June
Rock 2008 Werchter Festival,
Belgium on 4 July
Roskilde Festival, Denmark
runs from July 3rd-July 6th
Arena Leipzig, Germany
on July 8
Germany on July 9
Bospop Festival, Holland
on July 11
Optimus Alive, Portugal
on July 12
More information in the
Neil Young To Join Radiohead At
2008 | March 4 |
Neil Young has been confirmed
to play this year's Roskilde Festival as his only Scandinavian outdoor appearance
Young’s appearance at the festival, which runs from July 3rd-July 6th, will be
his first performance in Denmark for seven years. He joins Radiohead, My Bloody
Valentine and The Chemical Brothers as the main acts at this year’s event.
Tickets for last week's Copenhagen shows, his first in seven years, sold-out within
minutes, and Young's Roskilde appearance will be the last time local fans will
get a chance this year to see the legendary singer.
CSN Summer Tour - Updated
2008 | March 3 |
can now confirm our earlier rumors: the CSN 2008 tour will go ahead! Check
the Tours section for the complete schedule.
Tickets are not yet available.
Chris Stills Release and Tour
2008 | February 27
Fanista.com today announced the U.S. release of an exclusive self-titled second
album from musician Chris Stills.
With music running deep in Stills' family tree, the maturity and triumph of his
new album comes as no surprise. While his father, Stephen Stills, is celebrated
for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, his
mother Veronique Sanson is a Pop legend in France.
Chris will tour to promote his new album from March 11, 2008 – March 24, 2008,
playing in several cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, San
Francisco, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more.
Tour dates are as follows:
March 11, 2008 – LOS
ANGELES, CA – Viper Room
March 12, 2008 – SEBASTOPOL, CA – Ace in the Hole Cider Pub
March 13, 2008 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Lodge
March 17, 2008 – MONTREAL, QUE – La Sala Rossa
March 19, 2008 – BOSTON, MA – Paradise Rock Club
March 20, 2008 – NEW YORK, NY – Blender Theater at Gramercy
March 22, 2008 – NORTHAMPTON, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
March 23, 2008 – ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Birchmere
March 24, 2008 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – World Café Live (WXPN Studios)
Chris Stills: "It's
taken some time, but I'm thrilled my new album is finally being released in the
U.S.. I am confident that hosting it exclusively on Fanista.com will help me reach
true fans who are passionate about high-quality music."
CSN Summer Tour
2008 | February 26
It would appear from our
usually very well placed sources that we are, in fact, to be treated to a CSN
tour this summer.
The usual venues will be used as the tour sweeps through CT, MA, NH, NJ and NY.
Lets hope they bring out
some of those old forgotten gems on the tour that CSN wrote way back and... some
Details still to be announced
Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen
join anti-war soundtrack
2008 | February 25
Young, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have contributed tunes to the anti-war
soundtrack for a documentary about a U.S. soldier paralyzed in Iraq.
The 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War
Veteran" will be released March 18 via Warner Music's Sire Records label.
All proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit Iraq Veterans Against the
"Body of War" focuses on Tomas Young, an Army soldier paralyzed upon
arriving in Iraq. It will open on March 13 in Austin, Texas, and expand nationally
in subsequent months. Talk show veteran Phil Donahue directed the film with Ellen
The album, put together by Young, features the single "No More," which
Pearl frontman Jam Eddie Vedder composed specifically for the film. Pearl Jam's
live version of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" also graces the soundtrack.
Springsteen contributed "Devils & Dust," and Neil Young "The
Restless Consumer." Other tracks include "Yo George" from Tori
Amos, "Son of a Bush" from Public Enemy, and "Bushonomics"
from Talib Kweli & Cornel West.
CSNY on British radio
2008 | February 19
radio station, Big L 1395AM will be continuing its highly successful programme,
This Sunday At Nine with a look at the music and career of Crosby, Stills, Nash
Hosted by former Radio 1 DJ, Mike Read, the hour-long programme will feature classic
CSN&Y tracks, forgotten gems, as well as a choice cuts from their respective
Big L 1395 probably plays more CSN&Y than any other commercial radio station.
The show airs this Sunday (24 February) at 21.00. It repeats next Wednesday (27
February) at 21.00.
Neil Young Kicked off in Europe
2008 | February 15
This week Neil Young kicked
off at Stadschouwburg, Antwerpen in Belgium. Soon We will offer this show in the
MP3s section, but the concert is now streaming on Rust
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Change the World? Well, Maybe
2008 | February 9
Young said on Friday that he had lost all hope that music can change the world,
as he presented a documentary about 2006 antiwar concert tour by Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young at the Berlin film festival, Agence France-Presse reported.
“I know that the time
when music could change the world is past,” Mr. Young said. “I really doubt that
a single song can make a difference. It is a reality.” Mr. Young made no distinction
between the Vietnam War, during which Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young earned
a reputation for political activism, and the war in Iraq, which their tour condemned
with songs like “Let’s Impeach the President.” “It is all the same war, and it
hurts everybody,” he said.
“It’s a wrong way to solve
a problem,” he said, adding that Americans were deluded if they thought they were
"CSNY: Déjà Vu" screening
at Berlin Film Festival
2008 | February 8
several music-related films screening at this year's festival, including the Crosby,
Stills, Nash and Young documentary "CSNY: Déjà Vu" which premiered at
Sundance last month. Neil Young will be in Berlin to help promote the film which
documents the band's reunion in 2006.
Film Festival opens today with Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary 'Shine
A Light' - which includes archive footage as well as new.
The festival runs until February 17.
Happy Birthday Graham!
2008 | February 2
wishes and many happy returns to an amazing songwriter and complete gentlemen
-- Happy 66th to Mr. Graham William Nash!
Rock Station is featuring Neil
Young as its artist of the month
2008 | January 30
Planet Rock - The UK’s Classic Rock Station is featuring Neil Young as its artist
of the month. With his upcoming UK tour, the station is celebrating his visit
with a variety of on-air specials including interviews and live music. There will
be competitions to win Neil Young’s back catalogue, tickets to his upcoming UK
shows and each day in February, Planet Rock will be giving away the full ‘i-tunes’
back catalogue of his albums (over 270 tracks).
Feb 3rd 6pm UK time (repeated Thursday 7th 11pm UK time)
Greendale – A look at one of Neil Young’s recent masterpieces.
- Saturday Feb 10th 6pm UK time (repeated Thursday 14th 11pm UK time)
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – His years with CSN.
- Saturday Feb 17th 6pm UK time (repeated Thursday 23rd 11pm UK time)
Neil Young live – A Set List special.
journalist, Dave Henderson has written a fascinating article on the uncompromising
genius that is Neil Young. He takes a look at his staggering back catalogue and
his life after his near death experience. The Planet Rock website will also have
a buyers guide to his music, the top ten most sort after collectables, an album
quiz. Plus vote for your favourite electric and acoustic songs.
First volume of the Neil Young
"Archives" release due on February, but...
2008 | January 28
another new twist in the saga of Neil Young's long-in-the-works "Archives"
The multi-disc first volume of the project, which has shifted release dates countless
times in the past two years, was most recently scheduled to arrive Feb. 19. But
Young told Billboard last week that a new technological twist is responsible for
the latest delay...
Sundance Film Festival 2008 | January
27 | 4waysite.com
an interview and some
clips from the movie
"CSNY Déjà Vu".
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Review Sundance Film Festival
2008 | January 26
CSNY fan Gary
Goltz was one of the privileged few to witness CSNY's contribution to the
Sundance Film Festival two days ago. He wrote a review for 4waysite.com:
"It was a great night, a movie with CSNY. The audience looked like a concert
crowd, lots of fans. CSNY came out at the beginning led by Neil and said a few
The movie was well done with clips from the tour and some early stuff most I've
seen. It really explained the relevance of the group from many different points
of view. It showed CSNY and the connection between the Viet Nam fiasco and the
Iraq disaster with interviews and TV news reports and of course, their songs.
After the movie CSNY took the stage again to answer questions.
Vet came forward and said he had a loved one killed in the current war and Neil
didn't know what he was talking about. Neil with total empathy told him he was
right and acted most humble. It was a raw vulnerable emotional moment. Neil looked
like he was teared up. The key was having an honest dialog he said. Nash urged
everyone to vote.
Neil with his hand on his heart was his reaction to the Vet.
I felt proud to be a long
time CSNY fan. You gotta give it to Neil. What a night. Glad I made the trip from
Southern CA. I give the movie a big thumbs up"!
Concert film "Déjà Vu"
polarizes CSNY fans
2008 | January 25
CITY, Utah — A concert film closes the Sundance Film Festival tonight, and the
subject is the group CSNY. That's Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - and you...
Turning the lens from the stage to the seats was a way to find out why people
felt the way they did about the fiery new anti-war songs, whether they liked or
"They are my own personal songs," Young says. "Even though
it was such a heartfelt thing, and I really believe what I believe, the way we
presented it allowed everybody to say what they felt. The idea of the whole project
was just to stimulate debate."
Stephen Stills and Cleveland's
Own Michael Stanley Headline April 12 Event
2008 | January 17
will host a special one-night-only benefit concert, featuring performances by
Stephen Stills and Michael Stanley, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. “Rock ‘Til It
Stops” will be an evening of food, music and fun as the Cleveland community joins
together to raise awareness about autism and funds to support Autism Speaks' local
and national research, education and outreach initiatives.
national Autism Awareness Month. Read the
Stills Recovering from Surgery
2008 | January 3
| The Associated Press
ANGELES—Stephen Stills has undergone surgery for prostate cancer in Los Angeles.
In a statement, Stills' wife, Kristen Stills, said the "procedure went
remarkably well and he couldn't be better. He will be home by noon tomorrow and
the pain will be minimal."
The statement said the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist and guitarist
is scheduled to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Utah for the Jan. 25 world
premiere of "CSNY / Deja vu."
The feature movie, directed by Bernard Shakey, which is Neil Young's cinematic
alter ego, was filmed during the 2006 Freedom of Speech tour by Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young.
Stills is also scheduled for a North American solo tour this spring
in support of his recently released "Just Roll Tape" album on Rhino
to 4 WaySite: "Stephen is doing very well. His procedure was successful
and he wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes."
World premiere CSNY Documentary
2008 | January 3
As we have
mentioned before, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are the subject of a new documentary
that receives its world premieres later this month at the Sundance Film Festival
Called "CSNY Déjà Vu", it's directed by Neil Young under his Bernard
Shakey alias. The film takes place against the backdrop of the supergroup's 2006
Freedom Of Speech Tour, during which the band were joined by Mike Cerre, a veteran
correspondent of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, who conducted many interviews
with CSNY fans about the war in Iraq and the Bush administration.
The film, which is expected
to get a full theatrical release later in the year, also features music from Young's
2006 Living With War album.
Neil Young has directed
films before under the Shakey pseudonym, including Journey Through The Past, Human
Highway and Greendale.
Stills' Birthday and Surgery
2008 | January 3
Stephen Stills' 63rd birthday. All of his fans around the world are thinking of
him as he undergoes surgery for prostate cancer in Los Angeles today.
2008 | January 1
hope that Stephen will recover soon. Stephen, you and your family are in the thoughts
of every CSNY fan worldwide!
The 4waysite.com team wishes
all fellow fans a very happy & healthy 2008 and of course we look forward
to another year of surprises and great (live) music.
easy way to help
place your Amazon.com orders
(not necessarily CSNY related) via 4waysite.com and a percentage goes toward keeping
this site up and running! You can click on any Amazon.com
banner/item of this site.
Thank you very much, Dolf van Stijgeren.