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(Archive 6: 1/16/97 - 3/25/97)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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From: Joseph Bugeja <joseph.bugeja@orbit.davmar.com.mt>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 16:40:14 +0100
Subject: Reprise Feedback

The following is e-mail recieved from Ilene at Reprise. It appears that nothing is definite yet!!!!

Hi Joe. You wrote:
    1) Is the Archives collection postponed again????

I haven't heard that yet. I still have it as a possible for October of THIS year. In fact, the guy who works next to me who is a big deal is up at the ranch right now listening to all this stuff...and the live stuff too, probably...

We're aiming for that but Neil hasn't finished putting it together (he's working on it now) so I don't have a track listing just yet.

I don't do film, have no idea.

No news, and I've been trying......

Nothing yet. He's got them all hanging on the schedule and he works on one release at a time.....

Sorry I sound like nothing is going on, but he's just working on the Live album for summer and the other for October, and soon I hope to have more and I'll make it into a news item...


Western Hero

From: "Shearer, Richard" <C310936@MDCPO102.HB.MDC.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 97 07:16:00 PST
Subject: Neil double live CD

Friday Orange County Register's music section Neil Content for this week... (They had NC for 3 weeks running, then skipped a couple of weeks.)

Mark Brown says the live album is a double CD. I'm not sure I'd seen the word double with this new album yet. That's either more to enjoy or more to bitch about. I'm also hoping for a video myself. It's still due out in June.

He says the archives set is still due in October, 1997, but they're talking about slipping into 1998.

From: "Chuck Singer" <CHUCK@goofy.interface.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 19:57:47 EST
Subject: Neil on the cover!

Neil is on the cover of the May issue of Musician magazine along with several other songwriters - Dylan, Waits, Wilson, Newman, and Davies.

The feature is GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIMES, as chosen by various songwriters. Randy Newman chose The Needle And The Damage Done as his all time favorite song:

"Because it moves me everytime I hear it, no matter how many times I hear it. I love the tune, and the whole attitude of it. Of course, we all know someone who has died of an overdose, so it has that content, which is powerful. But more than that, the song really holds up incredibly well. Neil Young may very well be the best writer this music has produced, and I like many of his songs very much, including that Rust Never Sleeps - My My Hey Hey - especially that live version of that. But this would be his best song."
Okay! Everybody go buy a Randy Newman CD.   ;)

{ Mr.Chuck! }
. . *SR*

From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 18:32:11 -0500
Subject: Rumor is true: Neil's on the market!

The Rogue Market that is. As conductor predicted recently (see below), there's now been a Neil Young offering on the Rogue Market. Get your shares now!
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: bang@fireworks.ca (Andy Strote)
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 19:26:12 -0500
Subject: NEIL & ME - April 26!!

Reading Rusties,

Well save your pennies kids. I just got off the phone with my "friend" at the publishers, and she tells me that in a little over a month from now, Neil & Me will be on the shelves. It will have an updated chapter added and more pictures. It's a great read for those who never saw it the first time.

It's at the printers as we speak, and the publisher's publicity department is starting to "work the book". So for all you people with connections to booksellers, make sure the orders are placed.

And for the rest of us, go to your favorite bookstore and demand they order them in and then plunk down your spare change for this great book. In fact, buy a couple. They make great gifts.

So, there we go. Another successful rust project completed.

Cutlass Supreme

From: r.hand@genie.com
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 97 20:24:00 GMT
Subject: Archives Release Date

I just got off the phone with a source that said Neil has 10 CDs in the can and they are ready to put out as many as Warner will allow. Neil is said to be pretty intense on this, from someone who saw him Monday.

(*SR*) Richie

From: Zain Patel <bp199@freenet.toronto.on.ca>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 23:39:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Neil in MuchMusic Spotlight

Just found out that Neil's going to be in the MuchMusic Spotlight again, this time on March 10 and 11 (7:30 pm & 11:30 pm, EST).

Love In Mind

From: Niklas Aronsson <e96na@efd.lth.se>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 1997 13:53:31 +0100
Subject: Neil recording with Percy Sledge?

Hi there!

I was reading a two weeks old paper this weekend (I live in the not so distant past). This was published 14 Feb 97 in a Swedish newspaper (Sydsvenskan for those you who might be familiar with it). This is a really lazy translation.

Percy is gathering the strengths.

When a man loves Percy Sledge enough, then he will be playing on his next album. The now 56 year old soul-singer will be helped out by NEIL YOUNG, Mark Knopfler, perhaps BB King, and our own Mikael Rickfors when he records his new album this spring.

Then the article goes on for 3 sentences about Rickfors. Mikael Rickfors is a lousy Swedish singer you never heard of. If this turns out to be correct, it would be really interesting hearing Neil with Knopfler and (old)King.

From: Mike Caplan <mcaplan@mustang.uwo.ca>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 1997 14:34:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Neil Donates Train

Just got back from Toronto. While there, I heard on Q107 about the upcoming Canadian Music Week. One of the events is an auction to benefit a charity (forget which one). Anyhoo, one of the items up for auction is a Lionel train set autographed by Neil. The auction is on March 5th in Toronto.

Joe Yankee

From: Wisneski <wisneski@AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 13:01:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Info & Rumors

Hello rusties! Some quick notes:

- FiL

From: Sezse@aol.com
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 1997 04:16:06 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Neil bio, upcoming archive set booklet

Hi. I don't recall seeing this before.

Microsoft Music Central (about 3/4 of the way down that page) has news of an upcoming "offical" Neil Young biography project, being written by a Jimmy McDonough. He wrote a review Neil liked, so he got the job. Wish I'd thought of that!

There is also mention of a 500 page booklet to be included in this Fall's Archives set. I dont recall seeing this before. Check it out.

From: poind <pvb@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 17:20:44 -0800
Subject: Neil on the Rogue Market?

Hey rusties,

The following e-mail was gleefully read by me today:

"As to Neil Young: keep your eyes on the Announcements page. We add new listings every Wednesday, and Neil may have an initial offering in a couple of weeks. How does his song go? 'It's better to be listed, than it is to rust...' ?"
That mail came from the person who runs the Rogue Market. This is a not-for-profit web site.

The Rogue Market is a game in which shares of celebrities are "traded". Each "player" gets $10,000 or $15,000 to invest in celebrities (alive and dead). The market fluctuates according to media exposure, typically.

Obviously, there were many market changes after the Grammy's ended.

So, if there is about to be a Neil Young IPO, shouldn't all of Rust be let in on this?


From: mjoss@mail.island.net (Mike Joss)
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 20:24:01 -0800
Subject: Townes Van Zandt

It would appear that TVZ is having a boxed set released with several duets -- and Neil has been invited to participate. Details can be found at:


From: John Einarson <jeinarso@mbnet.mb.ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 19:51:02 -0600
Subject: Buffalo Springfield Book

Hi David,

Well I can officially notify you that my book entitled There's Something Happening Here: The Story of Buffalo Springfield, by John Einarson with Richie Furay (Quarry Press, 1997) will be released in May. It's approximately 280 pages with 60 photos culled from Richie's private memorabilia collection plus a foreword by Richie himself.

It's definitely the definitive story on the group drawn from dozens of interviews and Richie's own personal reflections. For Neil Young fans there is a wealth of new information that sets his time in the Springfield firmly in perspective, clarifies many long held myths and stories, plus it details several songs and lyrics never seen before and dozens of rare photos including the group's rehearsals and audition at the Whisky in May, 1966 plus behind the scenes shots.

The book won't be out until May in North America, and not in the UK or Australia for quite awhile. If anyone is interested in purchasing copies directly from me I'll have them available by early May. I can be reached either via e-mail at jeinarso@mbnet.mb.ca or via post at 14 Woodchester Bay, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3R 3E6. Cost including air mail postage is $21 US. Otherwise it can be ordered from a local book store.

Thanks to Rust for the ongoing support. Talk to you soon. JE

From: ShakeyJack@Aol.com
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 1997 23:00:16 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Neil on the radio

I just heard from a friend that Neil & CH at Farm Aid will be broadcast Sunday eve at 10:30pm here on 101.5 FM in the New York City area. I don't know if it's a repeat of the 1994 Farm Aid with bits of 1992 and 1990 thrown in, or if it's perhaps the recent one with Croz... I hope for the latter!


From: "David Lybrand" <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 1997 18:12:11 -0500
Subject: Neil on the Radio in South Florida

Neil is to be featured on In The Studio on Sunday night (Feb 9) on radio station WKGR (aka The Gater). The show comes on "about 11pm", after their The Seventh Day show. No clue as to what Neil material will be used.

From: lbiondi@iserver01.ci.buffalo.ny.us (Louie Biondi)
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 09:13:49 -0500
Subject: Buffalo Springfield Box Set

Hi everyone--

I don't know whether to believe it or not, but thought it might interest others -- supposedly there is a Buffalo Springfield Box Set set for a mid-May release. I have been led to understand there are 30 unreleased or alternate takes on it, and that not much is included from Last Time Around. More details, if I can find them out.

Best always,
"mad" louie

From: Zain Patel <bp199@freenet.toronto.on.ca>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 22:16:56 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Phoenix Fest on MuchMusic this Sat.

I just found out that MuchMusic will be rebroadcasting segments from last year's Phoenix Festival all day this Saturday. It'll air from 12 noon (EST) til 6:00 pm, and then again from 6:00 pm to midnight. I believe Neil's portion is about a half-hour long midway through.

Love In Mind

From: Zain Patel
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 18:30:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Neil nominated for a Juno

Not that it really means much, but the nominees for the '97 Juno Awards (Canada's equivalent of the Grammies) were announced today. Neil has been nominated for one award: Male Vocalist of the Year. The others nominated in that category are Corey Hart, Bryan Adams, Paul Brandt, and John McDermott (never heard of the last 2). The awards ceremony takes place in early March.

Love In Mind

From: Kurt Braun <kbraun@mb.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 18:46:13 -0800
Subject: Neil's Next Album?

At the All Music Guide site they list a new album by Neil Young caled I'm Goin' on Reprise.

Kurt Braun

From: Darren.Salter@cambridge.simoco.com (Darren Salter 5265)
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 97 08:54:47 GMT
Subject: NY on European Satellite TV

Hi All,
If you can, set your VCRs for: "The Legends Of Rock: Neil Young concert" (1979; 100 min). The channel is Arte, which is available on:

The start time is 23:45 (Central Europe Time) on Saturday, January 25.

Happy Taping,
. . .Darren.

From: bang@fireworks.ca (Andy Strote)
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 15:03:21 -0500
Subject: "Neil & Me" - April!!


Good News!! Just got off the phone with the publisher of Neil & Me. The book is scheduled for release in April with an additional 8 pages of pictures, a new chapter by Scott, and an updated discography. In the catalogue which is going out this week to booksellers, we are acknowledged indirectly in the text where it refers to "a campaign by fans on the Internet" getting this book published again.

Unfortunately, they don't have release parties for individual titles, but she hoped we would have our own party. They have sold rights to the book in the U.K. and have a few other international deals pending.

So there you go rusties, rust power worked. Save up your pennies and buy the book in a couple of months.

Cutlass Supreme

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