Neil Young

Neil Young



Neil Percival Young, OC OM[3][4] (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Young had released two solo albums by the time he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969, in addition to three as a member of Buffalo Springfield. From his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, sometimes warring with his recording company along the way.

Young's often distorted electric guitar work, deeply personal lyrics[5][6][7] and signature tenor singing voice[8][9] transcend his long career. Young also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical styles. His guitar playing, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname "Godfather of Grunge"[10] and led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently Young has been backed by Promise of the Real.

Young directed (or co-directed) films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).

Young has received several Grammy and Juno awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: as a solo artist in 1995 and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield.[11] In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young the 34th greatest rock 'n roll artist.

He has lived in California since the 1960s but retains Canadian citizenship.[12] He was awarded the Order of Manitoba on July 14, 2006,[4] and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2009.[3]



The Visitor
The Visitors is the thirty-ninth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young and his second studio album with American rock group Promise of the Real.
Already Great
Already Great is a song by musical artist Neil Young, released on November 3, 2017.
Hitchhiker is the thirty-eighth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, released on September 8, 2017 on Reprise Records.
Hitchhiker is a song by musical artist Neil Young, released on August 4, 2017.

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Neil Young Blames ‘The Record Labels’ For Killing The Pono Player
  –  February 15, 2018
For the past decade, Neil Young has been on a one-man mission to bring high fidelity ... which you can already stream and store music from; it’s the major record label’s fault. “The record labels killed it,” he said. “They killed it by insisting ...
Neil Young says record labels killed Pono
  –  February 15, 2018
Neil Young has blamed record labels for the collapse of his portable digital media player and music download service, Pono. Pono was launched in 2014, after Young raised $6.2million through a Kickstarter campaign. It released a music-download service ...
Neil Young Says Major Labels Killed Pono
  –  February 15, 2018
Back in 2015, Neil Young thought he had completed his never-ending quest to ... Upon Pono's launch alongside its online music store in early 2015, full albums of hi-res files ranged from $20 to $28. Individual songs ranged from $1.99 to $2.99 each.
Neil Young Says Pono Was Killed By Record Labels
  –  February 15, 2018
We all remember Pono, don’t we? Neil Young’s Kickstarter-funded vanity music player cost $400. It had a 64-gig storage capacity and a tiny, fucked-up touchscreen. It didn’t do anything other than play music, and the amount of music available to buy ...
Neil Young Knows Why Pono Failed: 'The Record Labels Killed It'
  –  February 15, 2018
Neil Young has some thoughts as to why his Pono player and download service crashed and burned, pointing to one villain in particular: "The record labels killed it." The rock icon told the Chicago Tribune that his Toblerone-shaped gadget for hi-res music ...
Garth Brooks, Tina Turner and Neil Young Join Call for CLASSICS Act Passage
  –  February 13, 2018
"Digital radio makes billions of dollars a year from airplay of music made before 1972," the artists wrote ... Jackson Browne, Tina Turner, Neil Young, Carlene Carter and Loretta Lynn, among others. An ad co-sponsored by the Content Creators Coalition ...
Neil Young, Daryl Hannah Western Movie to Premiere at SXSW
  –  February 4, 2018
Neil Young has kept a pretty low profile over the past year ... beauty for 'The Visitor' track "Time is fluid in this far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love," reads a brief plot description released by the filmmakers.
Neil Young Is Starring In a Bizarre Western Directed By Girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  –  February 3, 2018
Last November, Neil Young tuned 72, but the old Canuck has still got tons of ... Time is fluid in this far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man In the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old ...
Willie Nelson and Sons Starring in New Western Movie With Neil Young
  –  February 2, 2018
Willie Nelson will be taking a turn in front of the camera, along with his sons, Lukas and Micah, and the legendary Neil Young. All four artists star ... whimsical Western tale of music and love," a press release explains (quote via Rolling Stone). "
He’s worked with Neil Young, Gaga and his dad, Willie Nelson. Now he’s coming to KC
  –  February 2, 2018
started playing music with his father and some of his father’s friends and colleagues, like Bob Dylan. Nelson now fronts his own band, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. The band’s name comes from the lyric of a Neil Young song “Walk On.”
Neil Young Releases 'Almost Always' Music Video
  –  February 2, 2018
( Neil Young is having a natural moment. Young and the band Promise of the Real have shared a new video for the song "Almost Always." The track is the latest taken from the recently released album, The Visitor, with the music video taking a ...
Willie Nelson Set to Star in New Western Film With Neil Young
  –  February 2, 2018
Willie Nelson is set to appear alongside classic rock icon Neil Young in a new western directed by Young's girlfriend ... whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man In the Black Hat hides out between heists at an ...
Neil Young Has Made A Western And He Is Launching It At SXSW
  –  February 2, 2018
Neil Young has made a western and he will be launching it at SXSW ... is a “far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man in the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old stagecoach stop with Jail ...
Neil Young to Star in Daryl Hannah’s Directorial Debut, ‘Paradox’
  –  February 1, 2018
Actress Daryl Hannah has cast her boyfriend Neil Young in a starring role for her upcoming film ... The SXSW schedule, which categorizes the film under "fantasy," "music" and "Western," offers a brief plot summary, describing Paradox as a whimsical ...
Neil Young and Willie Nelson to Star in Daryl Hannah-Directed Musical Paradox
  –  February 1, 2018
On Thursday, SXSW announced the premiere of a musical titled Paradox, a collaboration between Neil Young and his girlfriend ... whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man In the Black Hat hides out between heists ...
Neil Young & Willie Nelson in new Western, part of 2018 SXSW Film Fest lineup
  –  February 1, 2018
who are frequently Neil Young’s backing band) and Micah Nelson, and was directed by Daryl Hannah (Splash). Here’s the synopsis: Time is fluid in this far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man in the ...
Neil Young and Willie Nelson Star in Daryl Hannah-Directed Musical Western
  –  February 1, 2018
the leader of Neil Young’s current backing band Promise of the Real and son of Willie. Another musician and son of Nelson’s, Micah, will also appear in the film. Young and Promise of the Real composed all the music. Read the full description of the ...
Neil Young, Members Of The Heartbreakers & More To Play Stephen Stills Light Up The Blues Charity Concert
  –  January 17, 2018
Once again Stephen Stills’ band mate in Buffalo Springfield and CSNY, Neil Young will appear as part of the concert ... we are so grateful to be able to bring such a special night of music to the entire community, and to continue to support Autism ...
Neil Young’s online music archive is here, and it’s fucking incredible
  –  December 1, 2017
If ever there was a time to listen to Neil Young, it’s today. The musician’s entire catalog is available to stream for free on his newly launched archival website. “We developed [the archive] to provide fans and historians with unprecedented access ...


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