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Young: 'Music Can No Longer Change The World'

11th February 2008

Veteran rocker NEIL YOUNG misses his idealistic, younger days - because he no longer believes music has the power to change the world. The 62-year-old unveiled his new Crosby, Stills, Nash + Young concert film,...

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The Things They Say 6973

30th January 2008

"I was a nervous wreck by the end of that thing. We had to deal with death threats and bomb-sniffing dogs the whole time." NEIL YOUNG on 2006's CROSBY, STILLS, NASH + YOUNG's Freedom Of...

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Young Criticised For Failing To Back Guitar String Charity

19th December 2007

Rocker NEIL YOUNG has been criticised after refusing to support a new charity campaign. WearYourMusic.org founder and Relix magazine boss Steve Bernstein asked the star to donate guitar strings for a fundraising initiative - and...

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Young Is A Survivor

11th October 2007

Veteran rocker NEIL YOUNG feels lucky to have reached his 60s, after suffering from a spate of illness that should have killed him. The singer suffered polio as a child, is epileptic and had surgery...

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Young Blames Clinton For The State Of America

11th October 2007

Rocker NEIL YOUNG blames former U.S. president BILL CLINTON for the political situation in America, claiming his lies helped GEORGE W. BUSH into power. Liberal-thinking Young traces the decline back to when Clinton denied having...

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Vedder And Metallica Join Neil Young Benefit Gig

6th September 2007

Rockers EDDIE VEDDER, METALLICA and TOM WAITS have joined the all-star line-up for NEIL YOUNG's Bridge School Benefit Concert next month (Oct07). Pearl Jam's Vedder has agreed to play alongside his drummer bandmate Jack...

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Neil Young To Release A Graphic Novel

31st July 2007

NEIL YOUNG is turning comic novelist to reinvent his 2003 concept album GREENDALE. The record, which charts the development of fictional California teenager Sam Green, his extended family and how they were torn apart by...

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Neil Young Plays Sitar On Wife's Album

20th April 2007

NEIL YOUNG has given his wife PEGI a boost on her debut album - by playing the sitar on the record. The rocker performs on a host of tracks and plays an electric sitar solo...

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Musiq Soulchild Tops Us Chart In Good Week For Debuts

21st March 2007

R+B star MUSIQ SOULCHILD leads a charge of new entries on the new US album chart, claiming the top spot after selling 149,000 copies of his new release LUVANMUSIQ. Six new albums debut in the...

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Crosby And Nash Tour Delayed

19th February 2007

Iconic 60s and 70s rockers David Crosby and Graham Nash have been forced to cancel their impending month-long US tour due to illness.The pair's website revealed this weekend that Crosby, 65, had encountered "medical issues".Reports...

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Superstars' Guitars Feature In Rock Exhibition

1st February 2007

Guitars played by KEITH RICHARDS, MARC BOLAN, NOEL GALLAGHER and BRIAN JONES will all feature in Europe's largest ever guitar exhibition in London. The Harrods Rocks event, which begins on Friday (02FEB07), will showcase a...

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Young Opens Archives At Last

18th January 2007

Legendary rocker NEIL YOUNG is finally honouring a decades-old promise to dig deep into his archives - a boxset of unreleased material will be hitting shops later this year (07). The 60-year-old will unveil ARCHIVES...

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Pearl Jam Thrill Surf Fans With Secret Hawaii Show

1st December 2006

PEARL JAM stunned fans in Hawaii last night (30NOV06) by performing an unannounced set as part of the opening night of the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition. The group's secret show at the Waimea...

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Fascinating Fact 2209

4th October 2006

DAVE MATTHEWS, STEEL PULSE, GOV'T MULE, JERRY LEE LEWIS, STEVE EARLE and ALLISON MOORER joined co-founders WILLIE NELSON, NEIL YOUNG and JOHN MELLENCAMP at the 21st anniversary Farm Aid fundraiser at the Tweeter Center in...

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Fascinating Fact 2200

2nd October 2006

DAVE MATTHEWS, STEEL PULSE, GOV'T MULE, JERRY LEE LEWIS, STEVE EARLE and ALLISON MOORER joined co-founders WILLIE NELSON, NEIL YOUNG and JOHN MELLENCAMP at the 21st anniversary Farm Aid fundraiser at the Tweeter Center in...

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Hollywood Producer Bing Saved Lonely Lewis

27th September 2006

JERRY LEE LEWIS was shocked when Hollywood producer and ELIZABETH HURLEY's ex-boyfriend STEVE BING tracked him down in rural Mississippi and begged him to record an album of duets. The 70-year-old was living as a...

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Neil Young Wins Americana Prize

23rd September 2006

Legendary singer NEIL YOUNG has won the Artist Of The Year prize at the Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. The 60-year-old was honoured for his latest LP, protest album LIVING WITH WAR, at...

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Pearl Jam And Foo Fighters To Play Benefit Gigs

12th September 2006

PEARL JAM and FOO FIGHTERS are among the bands confirmed to play NEIL YOUNG's 20th annual Bridge School benefit concerts next month (OCT06). The rockers will be joined by artists including DEVENDRA BANHART and NINE...

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Emotional Vedder Cries Onstage

28th August 2006

PEARL JAM frontman EDDIE VEDDER wept onstage during the band's headlining performance at the Reading Festival in England last night (27AUG06). The ALIVE band last played the event backing NEIL YOUNG in 1995, and an...

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Cole Returns With Covers Album

27th July 2006

Singer NATALIE COLE is planning a chart comeback with the songs of STING, NEIL YOUNG and KATE BUSH. The soul great has recorded an album of her favourite contemporary covers for her 20th release, entitled...

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Young Makes War Videos

24th July 2006

Rocker NEIL YOUNG is making a video for each track on his latest album LIVING WITH WAR. The video for AFTER THE GARDEN incorporates images from former US Vice President AL GORE's global-warming documentary AN...

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Young Announces Farm Aid Concert

7th July 2006

NEIL YOUNG slammed US authorities for allowing the American agricultural community's problems to be "swept under the rug" when he told fans this year's Farm Aid concert will be held near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 19th...

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Dylan Tops Songwriters Polls

5th July 2006

BOB DYLAN has topped a new magazine poll of the best living songwriters, beating off competition from NEIL YOUNG and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Writers of US music magazine Paste chose Dylan to head up their comprehensive...

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Young Recorded Album To Raise Anti-war Profile In Us

26th June 2006

Veteran singer/songwriter NEIL YOUNG recorded his recent anti-war album LIVING WITH WAR to show that many Americans are concerned by the US military presence in Iraq. The 60-year-old believes many Americans are not fully aware...

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Mcmurtry Nominations Make It A Great Year For Americana Family

17th June 2006

Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist LARRY MCMURTRY's singer/songwriter son JAMES has topped the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors + Awards. The country/folk star, whose father co-wrote the screenplay for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, scored three nominations...

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Cash Up For Three Mojo Awards

24th May 2006

Late country legend JOHNNY CASH has been nominated for three posthumous Mojo Awards. The singer, who died two years ago, is nominated for the Icon Award and Inspiration Award, while a box-set of his recordings...

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Chili Peppers Top Us Chart For The First Time

18th May 2006

Rockers the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS claimed the top spot on the US Billboard charts for the first time on Wednesday (17MAY06). The band's two-disc set STADIUM ARCADIUM sold 442,500 copies, a record for the...

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Hynde Squirms At Hall Of Fame Honour

12th May 2006

THE PRETENDERS star CHRISSIE HYNDE has dismissed her 2005 Rock + Roll Hall of Fame induction honour - because the evening reminded her of one of her father's bowling prize-giving ceremonies. The BRASS IN POCKET...

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Lennox And Green Day Honoured For Songwriting Skills

4th May 2006

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honour ANNIE LENNOX and GREEN DAY at the 23rd annual Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on 22 May (06). Lennox will receive the Founders Award...

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Young: 'Make Sure You Can Vote, Now'

4th May 2006

Veteran rocker NEIL YOUNG is urging American citizens to register their right to vote as soon as possible - to ensure a fair mid-term election in November (06). The Canadian hitmaker, who has lived in...

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