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(Archive 5: 10/4/96 - 1/16/97)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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From: lbiondi@iserver01.ci.buffalo.ny.us (Louie Biondi)
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 14:07:56 -0500
Subject: Archives Box Set

Hi everyone--

I just got off the phone with a very close friend of mine, who's in the music biz. He was talking to Howie Klein, who runs Reprise Records and Mr. Klein told him he is going to NY's ranch this weekend to hear the first Archives box set. He said it contains eighteen (18) unreleased tracks and will be a four cd set with a bonus fifth disc. This is to be the first of four such sets. The plan is to release one box set about every year and a half to two years. Should keep NY going into the next decade. Oh yeah, and he added that NY will still be releasing new stuff on a regular basis.

Best always,
mad louie

From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 08:33:34 -0500
Subject: MORE BARN! in Harpers Magazine

The March issue of Harpers (available third week of Feb) will carry a short article (I don't know HOW short) on the MORE BARN! incident at the Broken Arrow ranch. Probably won't be anything more than we already know, but it'll be interesting to see it in a "mainstream" magazine. The article will be in the Readings section of the mag (up front).

From: poind <pvb@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 22:44:51 -0800
Subject: Neil is everywhere!

Friday night was the opening show for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the Fillmore in SF. Great show (obviously) but Saturday night was definitely better. Petty's playing 20 sold out shows. The Fillmore holds 1100. Tom says "the band just wants to play and have fun!" This is his first appearance at the Fillmore.

Where is the Neil content? Saturday night, rocking out with the best of 'em: Neil! Really a treat to watch an artist admire another!! No jam session so far, but it would be fun!

Also Saturday night, Huey Lewis and Jerry Harrison movin' about. Jackson Browne was there at Friday's show. David byrne was busy at dinner fri night, anybody see him later at the show?

rona barrett   :)

From: Eric Lett <eric.lett@lmco.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 15:02:53 -0500
Subject: Neil at playing at inaugural ball?

Here's an article I saw...

(extracts from) Syracuse Herald-American Jan 12, 1997
by Mark Bialczak

On Jan. 20, Joanne Shenendoah, the Oneida Nation native, plays her music at the Native American Inaugural Ball in Crystal City, Va. -- one of 12 balls that night to celebrate the beginning of President Clinton's second term of office.

"It's exciting," Shenendoah said Friday afternoon. Nevertheless, she admits the blood will pump a little harder if a second appearance on inaugural evening comes through. A duet with folk-rock legend Neil Young at the Arkansas Ball - the nationally televised party thrown by Clinton's home state that also will include performances by Barbra Streisand and Joni Mitchell - has been proposed by the committee heading the bash.

Shenendoah said she hopes to find out if the duet is definite any day now. She's talking to Young on the phonel, but haven't decided what they's play together.

Any thoughts on song choices?? Some obvious ones - Campaigner, Homegrown, Cinnamon Girl??


From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 11:50:31 -0600
Subject: Neil Young - Restaurateur?

The following is from today's Music Central Totally Live News:

...little did we know that Beck and Young are pals, having hung out together on a number of occasions and often dining together when Young is in Los Angeles. That's something that Young may be doing quite a bit, if his Lionel Cafe plans get off the drawing boards and into the malls.

We understand Young and a few investors plan to create kid-friendly eateries, complete with his beloved Lionel trains shuttling back and forth.

Hey Neil, the Mall of America needs another restaurant!

Moe the Sleaze
a.k.a. Chuck King

From: "James A. Hammitt" <hammitt@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 17:59:42 -0800
Subject: Neil in L.A.Times

In this mornings Calendar section of the L.A. Times, Pop Eye (page 74):

SMALL FACES: Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cher and Me'Shell Ndegeocello, among others, have donated songs for a Reprise CD that will be available only as part of a book titled The Invisible Homeless, featuring photos of homeless children taken by top fashion photographers. The songs, all previously released, were selected by the musicians as representing themes related to the project, which benefits the Homes for the Homeless organization...
I wonder what Neil's contribution will be? Perhaps Sheila could ask Lookout?

From: Zain Patel <bp199@freenet.toronto.on.ca>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 23:31:24 -0500 (EST)
Subject: BA nominated for a Grammy

The nominees for the Grammy Awards have just been announced, and Broken Arrow has been nominated for Best Rock Album. The other nominees in that category are Sheryl Crow, the Dave Matthews Band, No Doubt, and Bonnie Raitt. The awards will be presented on February 26.

Love In Mind

From: vericat <funambul@maximreclam.es>
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 13:01:22 +0000
Subject: Neil Tribute

Hi from Barcelona!!!

A tribute to Neil has come out here in our state, Catalonia, under the name of COM UN HURACA (Like a Hurricane), and includes covers of Neil songs sung in our native language, Catalan. The cd cover is a modified Comes a time.


From: Pdic@aol.com
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 10:43:57 -0500

Hi, and Happy Neil Year to all my Rusties all over the world. A very good news for this Neil Year: NEIL is on French TV-MCM - Friday 1Oth January 1O:3OPM: WELD

I hope you enjoy it !!!
Have a great day; Ray (This Note's for You!!!)

From: "Nancy Jo Leachman, RPL" <NANCYJO@SELCO.LIB.MN.US>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 15:58:16 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Neil to be included on CD of songwriters?

FWIW, I found the following news tidbit on the Jimmy Buffett FAQ page:

It looks like the next release in the Austin City Limits CD series will be a songwriter showcase for early next year (i.e., 1997), with names including Neil Young, Jimmy Buffett, Roger Miller, Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, Bruce Hornsby and more.

From: NakedRider@aol.com
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 09:48:11 -0500
Subject: Bridge release

In the San Francisco Chronical a few weeks ago, there was an article about new Neil releases. Of course, it was mostly a repeat of what we already knew. However, there is one part that was not mentioned on HyperRust. The article says:

According to Reprise Records, the label also has penciled in a live album from Neil Young and Crazy Horse for June. Adding to this proliferation of Young product, the guitarist plans to bring out a Bridge School Benefit compilation on Reprise next year. A source at the label said that Sony Records has a similar plan but that "ours will have Pearl Jam on it."
I saw Lookout Mama's comment that Neil's Bridge album very likely would not include Pearl Jam. The last sentence of the above quote suggests that Pearl Jam will have its own Bridge album. This would be cool. Tom Petty, CSN&Y, Springsteen and a couple others have also played the Bridge enough times to have their own Bridge album. Let's hope they follow suit.

Happy New Years,


From: m49nola@ix.netcom.com (john murphy)
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 06:51:20 -0800
Subject: NBC "Today Show"

I rarely watch the Today Show but since i was up early I did. They kept saying they had a special guest or two but i did not think much of it. Imagine my surprise when, for one of the remotes, they went to Neil in Hawaii!!!! One of the few times I did not have a tape in the vcr!! He sang some folk sounding Christmas carol I did not recognize.

Anyone else catch this??? Tape it???

clyde merritt

From: Glenn Cooper <gwcooper@mpx.com.au>
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 96 09:20:31 +1100 (EST)
Subject: New Book

There is a book due for publication this year called Mansion On The Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen and the Commerce of Rock.

448 pages. Hardback. $25.

Glenn C.

From: dhopkins@husc.harvard.edu (Dave Hopkins)
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 01:37:18 -0400
Subject: Crosby on the Late Show

David Crosby was just on Tom Snyder's show on CBS. A caller asked about a CSNY reunion and David said something like:

"We've been talking to Neil, but I'm forbidden to say anything more ... Neil's a close friend and we all love playing music together, so I'm sure we'll do something together in the future."
We'll see... Keep hope alive...

Man of the People

From: Kenny Hoeppner <khoeppne@City.Winnipeg.MB.CA>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 1996 13:38:28 -0600
Subject: Buffalo Springfield News

Rusties, here's a scoop for you. John Einarson has just completed a book on the Buffalo Springfield. The title is Stop, Hey Whats That Sound: The Buffalo Springfield Story By John Einarson with Richie Furay. He is also doing a cover story in Goldmine magazine on the Springfield for their May 8, 1997 issue in commemoration of their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. The book should be out by then too. I'll keep you posted if I hear any more news on it.

Peace, Sultan

From: pretli@bmts.com
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 07:32:25 -0500
Subject: Neil and Kathy Lee

My wife watched Kathy Lee's remarks about Neil so I'll provide you with a paraphrase...

Kathy Lee was discussing the MS benefit and trying to get grumpy-ol' Regis to guess who performed. She said that typically performers like Tony Bennett perform. Regis tried to guess and then snapped he probably hasn't even heard of the performer. She said it was Neil, and Regis played along (does he really even know who he is? Frightening.)

She also said that she sat next to Neil and Pegi. All the men were wearing tuxes except Neil, of course, who was in plaid. They told Kathy Lee that they have been married for 18 years, and she stated that they still can't keep their hands off each other.

She also stated they they had a child with cerebral palsy.

She said that Neil played Heart of Gold and Sugar Mountain (strange, didn't someone on Rust predict this? Why not Sedan Delivery?   :)

Ah well, things are getting VERY strange when Rusties have to rely on Kathy Lee for setlists for NY concerts!!

My own take on the evening is trying to imagine Neil sitting next to Kathy Lee for an entire evening. What was going on inside of his head?

Frankie Fontaine

From: John Sakamoto <sakamoto@torqmail.sunpub.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 16:08:47 -0500
Subject: neil schedule on Much

Apologies if someone has already moved this info, but here's the official sked MuchMusic is sending out to media types for "Neil TV" this Friday. All times are Eastern.

Noon - 2 p.m.: Rust Never Sleeps (movie)
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Neil videos
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Neil Young interview plus Neil's video picks, and fan Q&A.
The repeat skeds are:
11 p.m. - 1 a.m.: Neil interview, video picks, fan Q&A
1 a.m. - 3 a.m.: Rust Never Sleeps
3 a.m. - 7 a.m.: Neil videos

7 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Neil interview, video picks, fan Q&A
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: last 2.5 hours of Neil videos
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Neil interview, video picks, fan Q&A
On Saturday, Nov. 2, highlights from Neil's visit to Much will be featured on Start Me Up, at 8 p.m.

From: Nolan Zak
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:04:47 -0800
Subject: muchmusic friday

Pulled from the MuchMusic website:

MuchMusic presents Neil TV, a full day of programming dedicated to Neil Young, Friday, November 1 beginning at 12 pm (ET). We'll show Rust Never Sleeps, directed by Bernard Shakey, a.k.a. Neil Young. Then, Rick "The Temp" Campanelli hosts four hours of Neil VideoFlow, with videos, interviews and concert footage spanning Neil's successful career. Plus... videographer Jay Mirus' dispatches from the current Neil Young and Crazy Horse Broken Arrow concert tour.

And as if that's not enough, Denise Donlon hosts an hour of intimate conversation between Neil Young and his fans. Viewers can talk to Neil the following ways: By phone: 1-800-265-MUCH; by fax: (416) 591-MUCH; by e-mail: neiltv@muchmusic.com.; or by Speakers Corner (on the web site.)

From: ukcsadj@cambridge.simoco.com (Darren Salter 5265)
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 96 12:09:38 GMT
Subject: NY on Italian tv/satellite/cable

At 01:10 (time is Central Europe Time), Sunday, November 3:

RAITRE is on Eutelsat11532GHz vertical polarisation. Fuori Orario presents a music-related movie marathon including...

The Last Waltz; USA, 1978; Last concert of the American group The Band, with Van Morrison, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and many other guests, directed by Martin Scorsese; 117 min.

From: legend@astral.magic.ca (Kim Mutcher)
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 15:25:54 -0400
Subject: NEILTV

Attention all Rusties; This is the chance you've been waiting for...

Just announced on MuchMusic:

On Friday, November 1st, Neil Young will be in the MM studio in Toronto. Fans are invited to email or fax in questions, which the producers will go through and select the best ones to give to Neil. They will also be showing tape from the MM archives. I don't know the time of the show because next week's TV listings are not out yet, so check your TV guide for details. If you have a question for Neil you can send it to the following:

Email Neil: neiltv@muchmusic.com
Fax Neil: (416) 591-much (6824)
Since MuchMusic has an open studio concept, it is possible that if people were to show up at the studio, some lucky ones would be allowed in to participate in the audience.

Good Luck!!!
>>Unknown Legend<<

From: bh
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 19:35:49 +0000
Subject: 10/29/96 Neil to be in NYCity


I don't know if this is old news or not since I've not yet downloaded my mail.

Tickets are still available for Neil in New York City next Tuesday evening. He is performing at a benefit for MS at the Marriot Marquis. Rumor has it that he got involved with the MS Society through Victoria Williams. Call Stephanie of the society at 212-463-7787 to charge your tickets.

The catch? Yeah, there is one. Tickets start at $500/plate. Neil will be performing during dessert for 5-10 mins.

bh aka
brown-skinned indian
ps - you think his setlist will be HOG and SugarMtn?

From: bh
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 14:09:15 +0000
Subject: now wouldn't this be interesting

Has anyone heard:
There is a tour in the works that includes the members of CSN, The Hollies, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. Since numerous members overlap, they will play a two hour set and chronologically go through the material.

The question: Will HE be there?

bh aka
brown-skinned indian

~~~the music matters~~~
>>>---   --->

From: "Serge Gironnay(MoMo)" <100440.1215@CompuServe.COM>
Date: 12 Oct 96 03:48:31 EDT
Subject: Neil on french TV...

For French Rusties and for those who can watch M6, Neil should appear on Rock Express on Sunday Oct. 13th at 1:00 AM. It will be certainly a flash but my VC will be ready.



From: Zain Patel <bp199@freenet.toronto.on.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 23:27:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil to be in MuchMusic 'Spotlight'

I'm sure this was posted by someone a week or two ago, but in case anyone missed it, Neil will be in the MuchMusic Spotlight on October 15 (part 1) and October 16 (part 2). MuchMusic is Canada's equivalent of MTV. The Spotlight airs at 7:30 pm ET, and is repeated at 11:30 pm ET.

Love In Mind

From: James Mckelveyss <jmckelve@email.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 14:46:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Farm Aid (fwd)

Last year, the LIVE broadcast broke away for commercials several times during Neil's set. I wonder if they will still break away this time...

TNN has been running commercials that say that they'll broadcast Farm Aid on Saturday October 19th, starting at 6PM Eastern time. It'll be a six hour show.

This is one week after the actual event, which takes place this coming Saturday, October 12, in Columbia, SC.

From: Zain Patel <bp199@freenet.toronto.on.ca>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 13:13:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 'Heart Of Gold' singalong in T.O.

Attention Toronto-area Rusties! I just got this message from Rustie Kato Kitamura:

I heard on the radio - Mix 99.9 - that there is going to be an attempt to break the world record (!) of most people singing Heart of Gold at one time, and I think it will be at Nathan Phillips Square on Oct 27th, at noon. This is in preparation for the Hamilton concert, which MIX is presenting. Pass it on (at least to the Rusties in the area).



Love In Mind

From: John Carter <jcarter@rrna.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 14:36:19 -0400
Subject: Neil and Me

Information borrowed from a recent conversation between two people in the publishing industry:

An updated version of Scott Young's Neil and Me is tentatively slated for publication in Spring/Summer 1997 barring any unforeseen apocolypses. It apparently will include new material from Scott, as well as an updated discography and possibly new photographs.
Less non-commital information should follow in the next few weeks.

. . . . .Pardon My Heart...

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