Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, director, screenwriter, activist, humanitarian
Neil Percival Young, OC OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with...Wikipedia
Born: 12th November, 1945, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Claim to Fame: Buffalo Springfield, CSN&Y
After the Gold Rush is the third studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young. Released in August 1970 on Reprise Records, it was one of the four high-profile albums released by each member of folk rock collective Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu. Gold Rush consisted mainly of country folk music, along with the rocking "Southern Man". Songs were inspired by the Dean Stockwell-Herb Berman screenplay After the Gold Rush.
[on Kurt Cobain, who quoted the Young song "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" in his suicide note] The fact that he left the lyrics to my song right there with him when he killed himself left a profound feeling on me, but I don`t think he was saying I have to kill myself because I don`t want to fade away. I don`t think he was interpreting the song in a negative way. It`s a song about artistic survival, and I think he had a problem with the fact that he thought he was selling out, and he didn`t know how to stop it. He was forced to do tours when he didn`t want to, forced into all kinds of stuff. I was trying to get a hold of him - because I had heard some of the things he was doing to himself - just to tell him it`s OK not to tour, it`s OK not to do these things, just take control of your life and make your music. Or, hey, don`t make music. But as soon as you feel like you`re out there pretending, you`re fucked. I think he knew that instinctively, but he was young and he didn`t have a lot of self-control. And who knows what other personal things in his life were having a negative impression on him at the time?
[about his 1974 tour] "Oh, that was a fabulous tour, one of my best. Over in England, The Rainbow . . . Bristol was the best ever . . . the Festival Hall . . . those were magical gigs. I did an encore at the latter with nobody there but Ahmet Ertegun, who owns Atlantic Records. I said, "Ahmet, I played so good tonight I think I deserve my own private encore". So we went out and played "Tonight`s The Night" for the fourth time that evening [bursts out laughing] with no one left in the theater.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Neil Young, 68, and Daryl Hannah, 53, enjoy a cosy date together... less than a month after he files for divorce from his wife of 36 years
It has only been a month since Neil Young filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years. But on Tuesday the legendary rock singer, 68, was spotted on what appeared to be a date with Eighties movie icon Daryl Hannah, 53. The pair looked loved up as they walked arm-in-arm - even sharing a few kisses - on their way to a restaurant in Westlake, California. The guitarist slung his arm around the slim blonde while wearing black denim trousers, a matching shirt and snap back cap. Keeping comfy in trainers, Neil shielded his eyes from the bright sun with a pair of... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 months ago
Neil Young Dating Daryl Hannah 1 Month After Dumping Wife Thu, September 11, 2014 11:27am EDT by Avery Thompson Legendary rocker Neil Young was spotted on a cozy date with actress Daryl Hannah on September 9, less than one month after he filed from his divorce from his wife of 36 years, Pegi Young. Is a new romance in the works between Neil Young, 68, and Daryl Hannah, 53? The two were seen walking arm-in-arm and sharing a kiss on a date in Westlake, California on September 9. Are Neil and Daryl just really close friends or something more? Neil... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 5 months ago
Neil Young Divorcing Wife of 36 Years
by Nick DeRiso August 26, 2014 5:59 PM
Neil Young‘s marriage of 36 years to Pegi Young is apparently over. A divorce hearing is scheduled for December, Rolling Stone reports, ending a relationship that also included musical performances that stretched back two decades. They had two children together, Ben and Amber.
No word on how this news impacts a scheduled Sept. 13 joint appearance at Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. The Youngs last performed onstage together last October at the benefit concert for the Bridge School, a... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 6 months ago
Neil Young Will Reportedly Release a Covers Album With Jack White
by Michael Gallucci January 16, 2014 2:23 PM
Neil Young has reportedly completed work on an upcoming album, which is nothing new for the prolific singer-songwriter. The big news here is that the record is supposedly an all-covers project with Jack White.
According to Days of the Crazy-Wild, Young and White recently wrapped completion on a collaboration album that most likely started last April, when Young recorded a cover of folksinger Bert Jansch’s ‘Needle of Death’ at... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
Conan O`Brien finished his tenure as host of "The Tonight Show" with a show that was star-studded but unconventional. He spared NBC from the ire he had directed at the network during the previous week as the network sought a solution to its late-night imbroglio. Instead, he celebrated his brief opportunity to sit behind the most famous desk in late-night television.
While longtime friends Tom Hanks (who coined O`Brien`s "CoCo" nickname last spring) and Neil Young (who fittingly sang "Long May You Run") made noteworthy appearances, the most... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
Refused a million-dollar offer to appear at "Woodstock `94" on the basis of what he saw as its overemphasis on commercialism.
1997: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Buffalo Springfield).
Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall.