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Jul 19, 2024

Friday, July 19, 1974, during the dog days of summer, Reprise released Neil Young’s On the Beach. On the album cover (photographed by Bob Seidemann), Young is turned away from the listener, looking out towards the ocean, a Cadillac buried in the sand and a newspaper announcing calls for Richard Nixon to resign. More

Jun 09, 2023

Neil Young has announced a limited “Coastal Tour” with special guest Chris Pierce. More

Nov 18, 2022

Neil Young with Crazy Horse have released a new album, World Record, today via Reprise. You can read our review of it here. The duo have also shared a video for the album track “Chevrolet.” More

Nov 03, 2022

Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson have surprise released a new Neil Young covers EP, which is out now via Polyvinyl. More

Sep 26, 2022

Beck has shared a cover of Neil Young’s 1972 song “Old Man.” The cover was featured in an NFL Sunday Night Football ad from last night. More

Neil Young — Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Harvest”

The Album First Came Out on February 1, 1972

Feb 01, 2022

While initially perplexing both fans and critics upon its February 1972 release, Neil Young’s quicksilver fourth record stands as one of his most eclectic solo efforts, as rough and hard rocking as it is pensive and introspective, with lyrics plumbing the depths of the innovative and controversial singer/songwriter’s creative soul, yielding vivid elegies to uncertainty and alienation, and disconcerted screeds, both personal and political. More

Jeff Tweedy Announces Deluxe Version of “Love Is the King” and New Live Dates

Love Is the King/Live Is the King Due Out December 10 via dBpm

Oct 19, 2021

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced a deluxe reissue of his 2020 album Love Is the King. The reissue, titled Love Is the King/Live Is the King, will feature a second disc of live versions of every track on the original album, plus a live cover of Neil Young’s “The Old Country Waltz,” which Tweedy has shared today. It will be out on December 10 via dBpm. More

Hand Habits Shares Cover of Neil Young’s “I Believe in You”

dirt EP Due Out February 19 on Saddle Creek

Feb 10, 2021

Hand Habits (the project of Meg Duffy) has shared a cover of Neil Young’s “I Believe in You.” It will be featured on their upcoming EP, dirt EP, which comes out on February 19 via Saddle Creek. Duffy’s version of “I Believe in You” features additional vocals from SASAMI, Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), Ellen Kempner (Palehound), and John Andrews. More

Neil Young Shares COVID-19 Inspired Video for New Version of “Shut It Down 2020”

Young and Crazy Horse Perform the Song; Original Version Was on Their Album COLORADO

Apr 09, 2020

Prolific folk-rocker Neil Young has reimagined “Shut It Down,” a song off his 2019 album COLORADO, a collaboration with Crazy Horse released by Reprise. He titled this edition “Shut It Down 2020,” which was inspired by fans who were touched on a new level by the lyrics during the COVID-19 crisis. It was shared via a video featuring footage of the current pandemic. More

Jul 18, 2019

Steve Gunn released a new album, The Unseen In Between, back in January via Matador. Now he has covered Neil Young’s “Motion Pictures (For Carrie)” for Amazon Music. More

Listen to Lord Huron Cover Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” in Spotify Session

Plus They Did Their Own Song “When the Night Is Over”

Jul 12, 2018

Lord Huron released a new album, Vide Noir, back in April via Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Now they have stopped by Spotify to do a session. They performed a cover of the Neil Young classic “Harvest Moon” and also did Vide Noir track “When the Night Is Over.” More

Soundtracking the Resistance – Causing Chaos in Iraq

The 15th Anniversary of the Iraq War Approaches

Mar 17, 2018

This week we look back on foreign invasions of years gone by, plus Trump turmoil, Russian spies, Neil Young laughing at the NRA, and Conor Oberst in his President Bush bashing days. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Marlon Williams, Chromeo, Morrissey, Superchunk, and More

Plus Elbow, Widowspeak, Mavis Staples, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 10, 2017

We haven’t done a Songs of the Week post for a few weeks, due to various factors, but now we’re back. This week we’ve got the first singles from the upcoming new albums by Marlon Williams, Chromeo, and Superchunk, as well as two covers (Widowspeak covering Neil Young and Elbow taking on The Beatles). More

Listen: Widowspeak – “Harvest Moon (Neil Young Cover)”

Expect the Best Out Now via Captured Tracks

Nov 09, 2017

Widowspeak released an excellent new album, Expect the Best, back in August via Captured Tracks. Now they have shared a relaxed and slightly hazy cover of the Neil Young classic “Harvest Moon” in honor of their European tour dates, which start next week. More

Nov 28, 2016

Neil Young has issued a lengthy statement to his Facebook page. In it he calls on President Obama to intervene in the Standing Rock situation and help the peaceful protestors in North Dakota against the oil pipeline. More

Watch: Neil Young and Jimmy Fallon Are “Two Neil Youngs on a Tree Stump”

Jimmy Fallon's Neil Young meets the actual Neil Young

Jun 22, 2016

Neil Young and Jimmy Fallon’s fake Neil Young performed “Two Neil Youngs on a Tree Stump” last night on The Tonight Show. More

Listen to David Bowie Impersonate Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, and More in 1985 Recording Session

Bowie Also Does Iggy Pop, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and Others in "Absolute Beginners" Session

Jan 21, 2016

Back in 1985, when David Bowie was recording his vocals for the theme song to the Julian Temple film Absolute Beginners (which Bowie also acted in), he started messing around in the studio and singing the vocals in the style of other famous singers, including Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and Anthony Newley. More

Sep 09, 2015

Iron & Wine (aka Sam Beam) is following up Archive Series Volume No. 1, which collected unreleased recordings and demos from the period his 2002 debut album, The Creek Drank the Cradle, was recorded, with a 7-inch. Archive Series Volume No. 2 will only contain two songs, both covers also recorded around the time of The Creek Drank the Cradle. More

Watch: Neil Young on “The Colbert Report”

His Book Special Deluxe: A Memoir Of Life And Cars is Out Now

Oct 15, 2014

Last night Neil Young swung by The Colbert Report to talk about a few of his favorite topics—old cars, great music, and the environment.

Sep 25, 2014

Neil Young released a new song. “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” from his upcoming album Storeytone. Young clearly intends for the song to be a rallying cry for action on climate change, so much so that he released not just one version of the song, but three. More

Aug 15, 2014

We don’t want to alarm you—but Arcade Fire covered Neil Young’s “Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown” in Winnipeg. More

Jul 08, 2014

Jimmy Fallon’s version of Neil Young covering pop songs never gets old, and it’s even more authentic when he’s joined by none other than Crosby, Stills and Nash. More

Watch: Neil Young and Jack White Record Straight to Vinyl on “The Tonight Show”

Covers Willie Nelson's "Crazy", Ivory Joe Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby"

May 13, 2014

Last night legendary musical artist Neil Young was welcomed as the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. More

Mar 21, 2014

Watch as Real Estate covers Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart.” More

Neil Young Announces North American Tour Dates

Hollywood, Dallas, and Chicago

Mar 20, 2014

Neil Young will be hitting the road for a brief string of dates in March and April. More

Oct 28, 2013

Over the weekend Neil Young held his annual Bridge School Benefit shows in Mountain View, CA. More

Sep 05, 2013

It’s a noble quest—create a streaming service that sounds better than the average MP3. (Of course, if you’re like so many consumers, chances are you’re streaming over your crappy laptop speakers. Stop that.) Is Neil Young up for the task? We’ll find out next year when the troubadour unveils his new streaming service PONO. More

Listen: Chromatics Cover Neil Young

“Into The Black” to Appear on Forthcoming Album Kill For Love

Feb 12, 2012

Just to make the remainder your Saturday night a bit more atmospheric, about an hour ago Chromatics posted a haunting cover of Neil Young’s “Into the Black.” More

Watch Arcade Fire and Beck Sets with Guest Neil Young From the Bridge School Benefit

Annual Benefit Show Organized By Neil Young and Also Featured Eddie Vedder, Devendra Banhart, and more

Oct 25, 2011

Over the weekend, such bands as Arcade Fire, Beck, and more performed at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA More

News Roundup: Goldfrapp Pinball, Caribou Live Album, and Pixies “Doolittle” Tour Dates, and More

Plus: Passion Pit Hits the Road, Shine 2009, Summer Camp, Neil Young and The Extra Lens All Prep Releases

Sep 03, 2010

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web. Included are updates from: The Extra Lens, Neil Young, Caribou, Summer Camp, Shine 2009, Passion Pit, Twin Sister, and Goldfrapp. More

Neil Young to Head Out on “Twisted Road” tour

Rare Solo Gigs Feature British Folk Icon Bert Jansch as Support

Apr 06, 2010

Godfather of grunge/folk-rock legend Neil Young will play his first set of solo gigs in several years on the Twisted Road tour. The trek starts on May 18 and continues through June 8. More

“Neil Young” Performs Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme on Jimmy Fallon

A Surprising Interpretation of Iconic Theme Song

Nov 24, 2009

Host Jimmy Fallon blended genres in a recent episode by performing the theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as folk rock legend Neil Young. We have the video. More


My Favorite Album: Whitney on the Music of Neil Young

“Our favorite songwriter of all time is Neil Young. He has so many albums that are sick, so choosing one album would be a little tough.” – Max Kakacek

Jul 09, 2020

To hear Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich discuss their favorite album is to also discuss Whitney’s latest album, Forever Turned Around. The Chicago-based duo at the center of the indie folk band are obsessed with all things Neil Young these days and that includes an inability to arrive at a single favorite album. More


Oct 25, 2023

It came as no surprise that when grunge broke in the early ’90s, Neil Young was held up as a massive influence. His cavalier “faux sauvage” approach to playing the electric guitar, fitted right in with the “Stooges meet Steve Jones” approach of many of the leading lights from that nascent genre—especially Pearl Jam. More

Dec 02, 2022

Produced by Elliot Mazer and originally released in February 1972, Neil Young’s Harvest album has become one of his best loved projects. More

Jul 11, 2017

Hitchhiker is the rare archival release that can appeal to both rabid superfans and casual listeners. Recorded over the course of a single night in 1976, it captures Neil Young in a stony mood-just a man and his guitar, a piano (and a few mind altering substances) live in the studio. More

Jul 17, 2015

Neil Young is angry. As the title suggests, this time around the subject of his ire is corporate greed. More

Aug 05, 2011

This knockoff, straight-to-DVD style documentary is very low-rent, but has some merits by tracing Neil Young’s many influences. The Godfather of Grunge once likened himself to a sponge and Here We Are In the Years: Neil Young’s Music Box bears that statement out again and again…and again. More

Jun 28, 2011

In 1984 and ’85, Neil Young was in the middle of the “experimental” stage in his career. In ’82, he released Trans, his vocoder-filled electro-rock album, and a year later saw the fruition of his rockabilly project,Everybody’s Rockin’. Then in 1985, Young released Old Ways, an album featuring a traditional country sound and collaborations with such musicians as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. More

Dec 21, 2009

For people who can’t stand Neil Young, who find his voice grating, his guitar screechy and disjointed, After the Gold Rush is the album they should most definitely avoid. Young detractors can also point to the issues with “Southern Man” since, well, Lynryrd Skynyrd already did (and who wouldn’t want to be on that side of that argument?). More

Dec 18, 2009

Perhaps Neil Young’s most famous album, 1972’s Harvest contains songs that belong in any time capsule of rock ‘n’ roll, the kinds of songs that can be found in jukeboxes in seedy bars as well as on iPods of hipster kids and the record collections of their parents. It features the only number one hit of Young’s career, “Heart of Gold.” More

Dec 17, 2009

Gnashing guitar punctuated with snappy hand claps and crisp drumming explode out of the speakers to begin “Cinnamon Girl,” and it stands as one of the best, most immediate openings to an album ever. The song is ferocious, and sets the tone for Neil Young’s first album with Crazy Horse, his on and off backing band for the last 40 years. More

Dec 16, 2009

Neil Young’s first solo album after the breakup of Buffalo Springfield is pretty stunning to listen to 40 years after its release, especially in such pristine remastered form. More

Jun 25, 2009

These days Neil Young has taken to releasing albums whenever and however frequently he chooses. Goodness knows, he’s earned the right. In a career that is creeping up on five decades, Young has firmly established himself as the ultimate artist and a cornerstone of rock and roll, perhaps second only to Bob Dylan in terms of artistic integrity, songwriting excellence, and continued musical and cultural relevance. More