Veteran rocker Neil Young has praised documentary-maker Michael Moore for making his political tune ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD relevant again.

Moore used the 1989 track on his President GEORGE W BUSH-bashing movie FAHRENHEIT 9/11, turning it into an anthem calling for a new premier in the run-up to this month's (NOV04) US election.

The HEART OF GOLD singer says, "The way he edited on the film made it very topical for now."

And Young is delighted Moore has returned to the song - to make a four-minute accompanying video.

He adds, "I just saw it for the first time half an hour ago. He's done a great job."

30/11/2004 09:32