1. Neil & Pegi Young Getting Divorced After 36 Years

    August 26, 2014 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sad news from the Neil Young camp: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years. The Youngs were frequent musical collaborators throughout their marriage. They have often toured together over the years ...

  2. Tickets Selling Fast for Willie Nelson & Neil Young's Pipeline Protest Concert

    August 21, 2014 11:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been sold. The group Bold Nebraska said in a statement Thursday more than 6,500 of the 7,000 ticket ...

  3. Neil Young Urges Fans to Boycott Non-Organic Cotton

    August 02, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Neil Young took to his website on Friday to speak out against the purchase of non-organic cotton. The FarmAid co-founder and veteran activist, who has championed environmental, social and aural causes over the years, has vowed to phase the materia ...

  4. Israel Conflict Turns a Promising Touring Summer Grim, to the Tune of $20 Million

    August 01, 2014 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The conflict in Gaza and insurance challenges have made for a cruel summer for promoters. Neil Young and Backstreet Boys have postponed shows -- are Gaga and Lana next? “This looked like it was going to be one of the best summers in Israel’s history ...

  5. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT 7 0 1 Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka , now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their end ...

  6. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tel Aviv Concert Canceled Over Security Crisis

    July 13, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on July 17 because of the current security crisis in the region, according to a statement from Warner Bros. Records. "It is with heavy hearts and deep sadnes ...

  7. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tel Aviv Concert Canceled Over Security Crisis

    July 13, 2014 3:36 PM EDT Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on July 17 because of the current security crisis in the region, according to a statement from Warner Bros. Records.  Neil Young, Jack White Cut a Vinyl Record on ...

  8. John Mayer's Beyonce Cover Soars Onto Hot Rock Songs Chart

    June 06, 2014 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mayer's folk-rock take on 'XO' launches at No. 13. Plus, chart action for Foster the People, Neil Young, Jack White and Sharon Van Etten John Mayer's rendition of Beyoncé's "XO" starts at No. 13 on Billboard's ...

  9. Chart Moves: Neil Young's 50th Album, 'Chef' Cooks Up a Debut and Journey's Steve Perry-Fueled Gain?

    June 06, 2014 10:28 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Coldplay hung out for a second week at No. 1, leading the chart again with "Ghost Stories." The band's album sold 83,000 copies in its second week of availability -- down 78 percent from ...

  10. Sam Smith, SecondCity Top U.K. Charts

    June 02, 2014 5:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an ins ...

  11. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  12. Warner Bros. Records Expands Dance Music Team, Hires Ultra Music's Taryn Haight, Lauren Lipsay (Exclusive) 


    May 14, 2014 4:42 PM EDT “My mom didn't really know half the artists I worked with,” says Taryn Haight, Warner Bros. Records newly hired director of dance marketing & artist relations, Haight says -- before admitting that her “all-time favorite artist” is Neil Yo ...

  13. Neil Young, Jack White Cut a Vinyl Record on 'Tonight Show': Watch

    May 13, 2014 6:55 AM EDT Young hit the 1947 Voice-O-Graph to record "Crazy" live on television Neil Young and Jack White teamed up for a bit of show-and-tell on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," demonstrating to the host and viewers the ...

  14. Neil Young, Jack White to Record and Press Vinyl During 'Fallon' Appearance

    May 12, 2014 2:00 PM EDT UPDATE 5/12: Jimmy Fallon has announced that Young and White's performance will be recorded and pressed to vinyl live during the show. White has experience in this sort of thing, having set the world record in April by recording and pressing ...

  15. Rdio Wants to Stream Stronger, Launches 'Artists for Quality' Initiative with Grateful Dead's Bob Weir

    April 28, 2014 11:47 AM EDT Looks like Neil Young isn't the only veteran rocker with quality on his mind ; The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has teamed with Rdio on a program the company is calling "Artists for Quality." In a blog post , the company has dubbed ...

  16. Neil Young Quietly Releases Covers Album for Online Sale

    April 18, 2014 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young’s new covers album “A Letter Home” was quietly released for sale Friday without formal announcement. The album is out via Jack White’s Third Man Records online shop on 12-inch vinyl a day before Record Store Day. It will be sold through p ...

  17. Neil Young's Pono Raises $6 Million, Third Biggest Kickstarter Ever

    April 15, 2014 3:33 PM EDT The Kickstarter for Neil Young's high-end audio device Pono ended two hours ago as of this writing, bringing in $6,225,354, making it the third-most-funded project in the Kickstarter's history (the others were the Pebble Watch and the Ou ...

  18. Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Campaign Raises $5.75 Million

    April 10, 2014 9:28 PM EDT With five days left in their Kickstarter funding initiative, Neil Young and the PonoMusic team are now the third most funded campaign in Kickstarter history at $5.75 million as of today.  PonoMusic CEO John Hamm is thrilled about hitting the miles ...

  19. Diana Krall's 'Pop' Album to Include New Paul McCartney Song

    April 09, 2014 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall is breaking out the big guns for her next studio album, her first in two years. The Grammy-winning artist is working with David Foster on demos for a "pop record" that tentatively includes tracks by Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot ...

  20. Vulfpeck Stands to Earn More Than $18K From Spotify for Silent Album

    April 04, 2014 1:01 PM EDT "Surely this will chart on the Billboard Silent 100," jokes Vulfpeck songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Stratton. He's referring to "Sleepify," Vulfpeck's completely silent album that has so far racked up some ...

  21. Neil Young Covers Dylan, Hardin at Hollywood's Dolby Theater: Live Review

    March 31, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The second night of Neil Young's stand at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood closely resembled the first night's set list, adding covers of Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan songs to replace rarely played gems from his own catalog. Both nights emphasiz ...

  22. Morning Fix: What Viacom Got Out of 7 Years Fighting YouTube; Streaming 20% of U.S. Revenue; Ryan Tedder, the Secret King of Pop Who Doesn't Look at Checks

    March 19, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WHAT VIACOM HAS TO SHOW FOR SEVEN YEARS OF PURSUING YOUTUBE (ANALYSIS) In a Manhattan courtroom on Monday, an attorney for one of the nation's biggest copyright holders delivered closing argume ...

  23. Why Pono’s CEO Uses Spotify

    March 18, 2014 11:14 AM EDT Neil Young has been recording his music in the high-resolution music format that the PonoMusic store will sell for quite some time, according to what he told SXSW attendees last night. Many other artists and labels, however, have not been doing t ...

  24. Neil Young's Agenda: Jack White Project, Second Book, 'Full-Blown Orchestra' Album

    March 12, 2014 5:53 PM EDT After a successful launch for his PonoMusic service and player this week from South By Southwest -- doubling its Kickstarter launch goal for player pre-orders in less than 24 hours -- Neil Young is readying for the release of some other new proje ...

  25. Neil Young Q&A: On Pono's 'Hard to Ignore' Launch, 'Knocking Heads' With Labels

    March 12, 2014 5:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We're not a tech company. We're a music company. That's a huge difference. We are music. That’s all we're here for" Neil Young and his PonoMusic team were all smiles the day after launching the music service and player ...

  26. Neil Young's Agenda: Jack White Project, Second Book, 'Full-Blown Orchestra' Album

    March 12, 2014 5:10 PM EDT After a successful launch for his PonoMusic service and player this week from South By Southwest -- doubling its Kickstarter launch goal for player pre-orders in less than 24 hours -- Neil Young is readying for the release of some other new proje ...

  27. Neil Young Introduces PonoMusic to the World ­-- While Its CEO Raises Some Eyebrows

    March 11, 2014 8:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center, the legendary Neil Young presented his final thesis -- an oddly altruistic sales pitch may be more accurate -- on a long-simmering project: the Pono music player. Young's presentation centered on t ...

  28. 'What's Your Cut?' Neil Young's Pono Talk at SXSW Gets Awkward

    March 11, 2014 8:21 PM EDT In Ballroom D at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW, Neil Young presented his final thesis -- or, perhaps more accurately, an oddly altruistic sales pitch -- on a long-simmering project: the Pono music player. Young's presentation cent ...

  29. Neil Young Announces Launch of PonoMusic

    March 10, 2014 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PonoMusic, an online music store and a playback device conceived by Neil Young, is finally coming to market. The music system, which focuses on high fidelity digital audio playback and claims to improve upon the sound MP3s offer, will first enter th ...

  30. Neil Young to Pen Second Memoir

    February 24, 2014 9:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Young is not done with writing memoirs. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has a deal with Blue Rider Press for a book focusing on his passion for cars, while also featuring stories about his life in music. Blue Rider, an imprint of Penguin Random ...

  31. Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler ‘Rockin’ the Big Day Out: Watch

    February 05, 2014 12:31 AM EST 8 1 1 Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler have come together to bring the house down on Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out tour with a performance of “Rockin’ in the Free World”. Vedder, Butler and co. on Sunday gave a fitting rendition of Neil Young’s rock ...

  32. Musicians Hall of Fame Induct Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton & Others

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST 0 0 0 The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nas ...

  33. Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton Among 12 Inducted Into Musicians Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in N ...

  34. Rock Music Finds Winning Tough at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 12:47 AM EST 1 0 0 At the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, host LL Cool J noted that “here at the Grammy Awards, we never stop rockin’.” But you could have fooled us. With a paucity of major category nominations (only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for Record of the Ye ...

  35. Neil Young Honored at Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing Event

    January 22, 2014 3:24 PM EST Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a h ...

  36. Neil Young Honored at GRAMMY Event: 'It's Not Me. It's You'

    January 22, 2014 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a his ...

  37. Neil Young Tackles Canada's Leaders Over Oilsands Project

    January 15, 2014 3:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock stars don't need oil. That's the word from Neil Young after a spokesman for Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper said rock stars depend on the oil industry to sustain their celebrity lifestyle. "Of course, rock stars don't ...

  38. Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    January 13, 2014 4:29 AM EST 0 0 0 It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe. That rock legend is Ne ...

  39. Neil Young at Carnegie Hall: Live Review

    January 08, 2014 10:30 AM EST The legendary singer-songwriter delivers classic performances of classic songs on night two of his Carnegie run When tickets went on sale for Neil Young's four-night run at Carnegie Hall, there was no announcement regarding the format of the ...

  40. Neil Young Announces Carnegie Hall Run

    October 31, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Neil Young has announced a four-night run at legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City for January 6, 7, 9 and 10. The roots-rock icon is fresh off a performance at his annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, Calif over the weekend, which fo ...

  41. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young to Perform for Charity

    October 04, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Neil Young will perform at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music that Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Anthony Kiedis will host. The organization announced Friday that the event will take place Oct. 30 in Silverlake, Calif. Red Ho ...

  42. Backbeat: Farm Aid 2013 -- Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 24, 2013 5:47 AM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Sarat ...

  43. Farm Aid 2013: Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 23, 2013 11:16 PM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratog ...

  44. Carole King is MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 19, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Ta ...

  45. 9/11 Concert Tributes: 10 Unforgettable Moments

    September 11, 2013 10:05 AM EDT In the days and weeks following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001, many Americans turned to music to soothe, pacify, heal, rouse and distract. It was a time when people were faced with unprecedented surges of emotio ...

  46. Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again, Taking Farm Aid to Upstate NY

    June 14, 2013 4:00 AM EDT Singer Willie Nelson is taking his annual Farm Aid benefit concert to upstate New York with an all-day festival of music and locally grown food in September. The event in Saratoga Springs, 28 miles north of Albany, will feature Nelson and other Fa ...

  47. Neil Young to Headline Inaugural Interlocken Music Festival

    May 17, 2013 1:45 PM EDT A new, eco-friendly music festival will debut this September at Arrington, VA's Oak Ridge Farm. Set to run Sept. 5-8, Interlocken Music Festival will make its debut featuring jam fan-friendly acts like Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Furthur (f ...

  48. Keith Urban's Aussie Homeland Dates Top Hot Tours Chart

    April 12, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Keith Urban owns this week's No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $5.6 million in box office grosses from two venues on his seven-date tour through Australia which occurred earlier this year.  The award-winning country star played multiple shows in ...

  49. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Expe ...

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