Neil Young

Neil Young

 

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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. Known to rip up live set lists, Young often plays acoustic versions of songs in one show and electric versions in others. His gritty guitar work, 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]

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Already Great
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Already Great is a song by musical artist Neil Young, released on November 3, 2017.
Hitchhiker
 
Hitchhiker is the thirty-eighth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, due to be released on September 8, 2017 on Reprise Records.
Hitchhiker
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Hitchhiker is a song by musical artist Neil Young, released on August 4, 2017.
Children of Destiny
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Children of Destiny is a song by musical artist Neil Young, released on June 30, 2017.

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First Listen: Neil Young & Promise Of The Real, 'The Visitor'
  –  November 23, 2017
The music surrounding that couplet is pure power-ballad treacle ... usually in the form of general questions like "Where are the protest songs?" Neil Young weaves the rhetoric of protest into the stanzas of The Visitor — "Already Great" ends with ...
Neil Young Plans Tiny Special Acoustic 'Homecoming' Show
  –  November 22, 2017
The release will mark the launch of the Neil Young Archives, a chronological collection of his entire recorded music, films, videos and books, audio streaming in "master quality," via his new hi-fi streaming service, Xstream by NYA. Read more here.
Folk musicians, inspired by Dillon, Neil Young, have traditional sound with twist of their own
  –  November 21, 2017
The duo looks to the music of Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Slaid Cleaves and Lucinda William for guidance and inspiration. “These are folks who have an original voice, both with their song writing and their actual vocal styles,” Parrish said.
Neil Young to stream live acoustic concert from his Canadian hometown Dec. 1
  –  November 21, 2017
In addition, the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will launch his new website NYA -- The Neil Young Archives on December 1 ... chronological collection of [Neil's] entire recorded music, films, videos and books, audio streaming in Master Quality."
Neil Young Plotting Tiny Surprise Concert ‘Somewhere in Canada’
  –  November 21, 2017
The release will mark the launch of the Neil Young Archives, a chronological collection of his entire recorded music, films, videos and books, audio streaming in “master quality,” via his new hi-fi streaming service, Xstream by NYA.
Neil Young to open his musical archive next month
  –  November 17, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Neil Young will open his vast archive of music for anyone to listen to online for free next month. The 72-year-old Canadian rocker announced on Facebook that his archive will open on Dec. 1, the same day his new album “The Visitor” is ...
Neil Young To Unleash Online Archives For Free On December 1
  –  November 16, 2017
Xstream Music high resolution streaming by OraStream is said to ... What we have built here at NYA (Neil Young Archives) is a result of a great effort by many people over a long period of time. A timeline will soon be live in which fans can explore ...
Neil Young to open up entire online music archive for free
  –  November 16, 2017
Christmas is coming early for Neil Young fans who will be treated to the upcoming release of his latest album and given access to an online archive of his entire music catalogue. Christmas is coming early for Neil Young fans who will be treated to the ...
Neil Young to release entire archive of recordings for free
  –  November 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Young will open his vast archive of music for anyone to listen to online for free next month. The 72-year-old Canadian rocker has announced on Facebook that his archive will open on Dec. 1, the same day his new album "The Visitor ...
Industry Critic Neil Young Will Now Give His Music Away Free
  –  November 16, 2017
Hypebot reports: “Longtime music industry critic Neil Young, who has spent decades railing against a rigged music business that undervalues creators, has announced that he’ll be making a comprehensive archive of his extensive catalog available for free ...
Neil Young To Release Complete Recordings Online For Free
  –  November 16, 2017
Next month, Neil Young will be giving fans an early Christmas gift. Along with his new album The Visitor, which drops on Dec. 1, the Canadian music legend will be opening up an archive of his complete recordings online, and for free. Young, 72, made the ...
December 1st Will Be A Big Day For Neil Young Fans
  –  November 16, 2017
What we have built here at NYA (Neil Young Archives) is a result of a great effort by many ... quality presented by today’s streaming technology, NYA is using Xstream Music high resolution streaming by OraStream, an idea that allows the listener to ...
Lukas Nelson has busy year with his dad, Neil Young and Lady Gaga (!), but is concentrating on Promise of The Real
  –  November 16, 2017
country music icon Willie Nelson, and a month ago released an album, “Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2: Willie Nelson and the Boys,” with his dad and brother Micah Nelson. He and his band, Promise of the Real, after serving as Neil Young’s band at Farm Aid ...
Neil Young Is Releasing His Entire Catalog for Free
  –  November 16, 2017
Starting December 1st, music fans can listen to Neil Young’s entire digital catalog in the highest quality available. To promote his upcoming album, The Visitor, Neil Young will make his entire catalog available on his website for free. The website ...
Neil Young Launching Online Music Archives Next Month, Will Initially Be Free
  –  November 16, 2017
Neil Young is releasing a new album and an entire high-quality digital catalog on the same day. The Visitor, featuring the single "Already Great," will be available Dec. 1. Meanwhile, the Neil Young Archives will open -- and, at least upon launch, the ...
Neil Young to unveil free online music archive on December 1st
  –  November 16, 2017
Neil Young has big plans for December 1st. In addition to releasing his new album, The Visitor, the classic rocker has now revealed plans to open up a full archive of his music. Better yet, it will initially be available for free. In a recent Facebook ...
Neil Young To Launch Online Archives Next Month
  –  November 15, 2017
Neil Young has confirmed plans for a career-spanning online archive ... "It is always current. You can browse the music I made between today's date and 1963, when I made my first recording in Canada and it was released as a 45 RPM single."

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