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Date: Thu 8 feb 2007 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Dermot Rutherford
Topic: Massey Live 1971 Archives 13th March. Confirmed as per neilyoung.com !!!

Date: Thu 11 jan 2007 20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Bad News Beat
Topic: Rumor about Spring Euro Tour
At this time, there are rumors of a spring European tour floating around the air waves.

I repeat, this is only a rumor. At this time.

Date: Tue 05 Dec 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Neil Young website
Topic: "Living With War - In The Beginning"

"Living With War - In The Beginning" is a new CD/DVD version coming on December 19th that includes the original mixes done the day of each session (the CD-only version is out on iTunes today as well. These raw mixes do not include the choir that was added in L.A. the week after the original recordings were done. These recordings are not remixed. They are the first mixes that were made in the heat of the moment. Although they are not polished, they represent the essence of Living With War, in the beginning.

Included in the new set is a DVD of all 10 of the videos done in the LWW network form, as well as all 10 of the documentary videos of the original sessions. These Living with War documentary videos show the choir and the sessions, day by day, as the project was evolving.

The Raw version "In the Beginning" is a separate CD within the package. This new LWW package, including the Raw CD and the DVD of the videos, along with a new cover, will be will be released on December 19th.

You can get the audio only version digitally right now though at iTunes!



Date: Tue 14 Nov 2006 23:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Topic: Live at the Fillmore East
I found your Neil Young fansite and I thought you might like to know that this week on AOL Music, you can listen to a free stream of Neil Young's ‘Live At The Fillmore East 1970’

Link: here

Date: Tue 14 Nov 2006 23:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Neil Young website
Topic: Live at the Fillmore East

Live At The Fillmore East, the first release of the Neil Young Archives Performance Series, is now in stores! The CD captures the Neil & Crazy Horse's legendary concerts on March 6th and 7th, 1970 at New York's Fillmore East. The nights featured Young with the original lineup of Crazy Horse: Danny Whitten (guitar, vocals), Ralph Molina (drums, vocals), Billy Talbot (bass) and Jack Nitzsche (electric piano), performing at the very peak of their powers. Those two nights are among the only officially recorded shows of the band with these members!

Along with the single-disc Live At The Fillmore East album, a special CD & DVD combo-pak is now out as well. The DVD includes a Hi-Res Stereo version of the album, along with rare photos from the concert, Neil's handwritten song lyrics, archival press articles and other rare memorabilia and documents relating to the concerts and this period of his career.

Date: Tue 14 Nov 2006 23:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Amazon UK
Topic: Heart of Gold dvd
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold will be released on 20 November 2006.

Date: Sat 28 Oct 2006 13:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Bad News Beat
Topic: Bridge 20, 10-22-2006
10-22-2006, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
Bridge 20
w/ The Prairie Wind Band

1. Ambulance Blues (w/ Bert Jansch)
2. Long May You Run (w/ Pegi Young)
3. Comes A Time (w/ Pegi Young)
w/ Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
4. Country Girl (guitar, harmonica and lead vocals for last verse)
w/ Death Cab For Cutie
5. Military Madness (guitar and vocals)
w/ Brian Wilson 6. Good Vibrations (pump organ)
7. Barbara Ann (background vocals)
w/ Pearl Jam
8. Throw Your Hatred Down (guitar and vocals)
w/ The Dave Matthews Band
9. Down By The River (guitar and vocals)
w/ The Prairie Wind Band
10. After The Garden
11. Goin' Back
12. Harvest Moon
13. Old Man
14. One Of These Days
15. Rockin' In The Free World

Lineup: Devendra Banhart, Gillian Welch, Death Cab For Cutie, Trent Reznor, The Foo Fighters, Brian Wilson, The Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam

Band : The Prairie Wind Band
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Rick Rosas - bass
Chad Cromwell - drums
Ben Keith - dobro, marimba, background vocals
Spooner Oldham - piano, pump organ
Tom Bray - trumpet
Pegi Young - background vocals, guitar
Diana DeWitt - background vocals
Gary Pigg - background vocals
Larry Cragg - broom, banjo

Date: Sat 28 Oct 2006 13:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Bad News Beat
Topic: Bridge 20, 10-21-2006
10-21-2006, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
Bridge 20
w/ The Prairie Wind Band

1. Flags Of Freedom (solo)
2. Long May You Run (w/ Pegi Young)
3. Comes A Time (w/ Pegi Young)
w/ Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
4. Country Girl (guitar, harmonica and lead vocals for last verse)
w/ Brian Wilson
5. Good Vibrations (pump organ)
w/ Pearl Jam
6. Throw Your Hatred Down (guitar and vocals)
w/ The Dave Matthews Band
7. Cortez The Killer (guitar and vocals)
w/ The Prairie Wind Band
8. Field Of Opportunity
9. Homegrown
10. After The Garden
11. Goin' Back
12. Four Strong Winds
13. Harvest Moon
14. Human Highway
15. Rockin' In The Free World (w/ everyone)

Lineup: Devendra Banhart, Gillian Welch, Death Cab For Cutie, Trent Reznor, The Foo Fighters, Brian Wilson, The Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam

Band : The Prairie Wind Band
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Rick Rosas - bass
Chad Cromwell - drums
Ben Keith - dobro, marimba, background vocals
Spooner Oldham - piano, pump organ
Tom Bray - trumpet
Pegi Young - background vocals, guitar
Diana DeWitt - background vocals
Gary Pigg - background vocals
Larry Cragg - 12 string guitar. Broom

Date: Sat 28 Oct 2006 13:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Bad News Beat
Topic: Living With War
Neil Young goes back to 'War' Live Daily, 21 October 2006

Neil Young's most recent album, "Living With War," will get a second go-round, with a stripped down re-release of the disc set to launch, pointedly, as an Election Day digital download. ...

Date: Sun 8 Oct 2006 13:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Bad News Beat
Topic: Farm Aid
09-30-2006, Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, New Jersey
Farm Aid 2006
w/ Unique Band

1. Field Of Opportunity
2. Homegrown *
3. After The Garden
4. Four Strong Winds
5. Harvest Moon
6. Human Highway

Length : 40
Notes : rare Human Highway on electric guitar
Tour : Farm Aid 2006
Band :
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Willie Nelson - guitar *
Rick Rosas - bass
Chad Cromwell - drums
Ben Keith - pedal steel, background vocals
Spooner Oldham - keyboards
Tom Bray - trumpet
Pegi Young - background vocals, guitar
Diana DeWitt - background vocals
Gary Pigg - background vocals

Date: Sun 1 Oct 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Bad News Beat
Topic: neil/letterman
With the release of the Jerry Lee Lewis tribute CD, it has been reported that he and Neil will be on Letterman on Oct 4th. Neil does a track on the CD.

Date: Sun 1 Oct 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Bad News Beat
Topic: neil opens archives
23 September 2006
02:42 GMT
Reuters News

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Neil Young is finally ready to roll out releases from his long-rumored "Archives Performance" series.

First up is "Live at the Fillmore East 1970," due Nov. 14 via Reprise. The album features six as-yet-unannounced selections from Crazy Horse's March 6-7 runs at the New York venue, at a time when guitarist Danny Whitten, who died in 1972, was still a member of the band.

"Fillmore" will also be available in a CD/DVD edition featuring a high-resolution audio mix, photos from the show, Young's handwritten song lyrics and press articles from the era.

In addition to core members Whitten, Billy Talbot (bass) and Ralph Molina (drums), the four shows found Crazy Horse augmented by producer Jack Nitzsche on electric piano. Among the songs featured in the set lists were "On the Way Home," "Broken Arrow," "Cinnamon Girl," "Cowgirl in the Sand" and "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere."

Young just wrapped a summer tour with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young but will return to live duty Sept. 30 for Farm Aid in Camden, N.J., and Oct. 21-22 for the Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco.


Date: Thu 27 Apr 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter:Michael Wright
Topic: Living with War
neilyoung.com will have a free download of "living with war" on Friday (4/28)

Date: Thu 27 Apr 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: John Mackay
Topic: Neil on My Space
Thought everyone would like to know that Neil Young has now got a My Space Page, which is at:


Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:20 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Neil Young.com
Topic: CSNY 2006 Freedom of Speech tour
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are pleased to announce pre-sale ticketing for their upcoming Summer 2006 'Freedom of Speech' Tour! You can buy tickets to select CSNY shows before they go on sale to the public through this webpage:


CSNY Direct Ticketing allows you to buy pre-sale tickets online for upcoming shows directly from the artist, as an effort to reduce the high surcharges from other online ticket vendors, and to offer a more convenient ticketing option. Pre-sale tickets will be offered for each date of the 2006 CSNY Summer Tour, with pre-sales taking place for select dates each Tuesday at 12:00 pm (Noon) for the next 4-5 weeks. Please stay tuned for each Tuesday’s pre-sale ticket announcements, as additional dates are made available for pre-sales.

The below tour dates pre-sales begin this Tuesday, April 25th at 12:00 pm (Noon) local venue time and end Thursday, April 27th at 12:00 pm (Noon) EST.

Tour Dates:
Winnipeg, MB
MTS Centre
Concord, CA
Chronicle Pavilion
Seattle, WA
White River Amphitheater
Portland, OR
Clark County Amphitheater
Washington DC
Nissan Pavilion
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Wantagh, NY
Jones Beach
Detroit, MI
Palace at Auburn Hills

Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:45 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: scott kobleske
Topic: Neil w/ Pearl Jam???
Just letting you know that a lot of European fans are reporting that radio stations are saying Neil will be touring with Pearl Jam in Europe in the fall. Supposedly they have confirmed dates with PJ in Italy in September and also a show at Dublin Castle. KIM IRVINE responded on this message:
regarding a message on your site about neil touring and playing dublin castle with pearl jam ,well i emailed them on there web site and i got a swift reply saying they no nothing of a gig now or in the near future

Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:45 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: scott kobleske
Topic: Crazy Horse Tour this summer????
http://www.wmmr.com/concerts.shtml scroll to the bottom of this page and they have listed a couple Neil dates with Crazy Horse this summer. This would obviously contradict the CSNY rumors. Maybe Neil has made a sudden change of plans because of the new album.

Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: new Album
22 April 2006, 01:46 GMT
Reuters News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Neil Young's newly recorded protest album "Living With War," including a song calling for the impeachment of President Bush, will be posted for free Internet streaming next week, his label said Friday.

Starting April 28, fans can log onto Young's Web site, www.neilyoung.com , and listen to the 10-track collection in its entirety, free of charge, said Bill Bentley, a spokesman for Warner Music Group's Reprise Records.

The album will first become commercially available as a digital download beginning May 2, "and we plan to get it into retail stores as soon after that as we can get them manufactured," Bentley said.

He said the label anticipates getting the album into retail outlets between May 5 and May 15. "Neil wants this album out there as soon as possible," Bentley added.

The Canadian-born Young, 60, who has tackled social and political themes through four decades as a singer-songwriter, wrote and recorded his latest studio offering over a two-week period this month, backed by a 100-member choir, according to his longtime manager, Elliot Roberts.

Much of the album conveys a sense of outrage, vowing repeatedly in the title track "to never kill again," mocking Bush's conduct of the Iraq war in "Shock and Awe" and calling for his removal from office in a provocative song titled "Let's Impeach the President."

The album also strikes a chord of empathy with soldiers separated from their families, and features lyrics ridiculing America's consumer culture, political corruption and religious fundamentalism.

Juxtaposed to "Let's Impeach the President" is one of the album's more hopeful selections, "Lookin' for a Leader," with such lyrics as: "Someone walks among us ... and I hope he hears the call. And maybe it's a woman, or a black man after all."

The album closes with an a capella version of "America the Beautiful."

Young, who voiced support for Bush's efforts to expand law-enforcement powers in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, acknowledged in published remarks Friday the provocative nature of his latest work.

"You're always going to rub someone the wrong way when you sing, 'let's impeach the president,"' he told the Los Angeles Times. "But that's what this country's all about -- being able to express your views."

Young's new set comes just seven months after the release of his last album, "Prairie Wind," which has sold about 450,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: ted krever
Topic: CSNY Summer tour
Haven't seen this posted here--it was put up on the Buffalo Springfield group this morning. Poster James Angelo said it was on his local classic rock station website:

CSNY Summer Tour is a Go:
Things have been quiet on the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young front, but the quartet's summer tour is a go -- reportedly starting July 6th -- and Stephen Stills is excited to get things under way: "It takes us a few rehearsals to get back to our thing, but when we start playing together, it's just...cool." The tour's actual dates and venues will be announced soon, but Stills says one thing is for sure -- CSNY won't be opening in the Detroit area, as they did on their 2000 and 2002 reunion tours. "I can assure you we're not going to do that," he says. "The only reason I have ill memories of that is it was friggin' winter and we started in Detroit. I mean, why couldn't you go to Miami? (laughs) But for some incredible logic they decided to have our rehearsal things up in Detroit. It was hilarious. And the next one we did it in Cleveland, same tie of year. At least this one's a summer tour; if they do everything perfectly, they'll make sure we're in Florida and the south right in the heart of hurricane season!" Prior to CSNY getting together to rehearse for the tour, Stills is hitting the road himself to promote 2005's "Man Alive," his first solo album in 14 years. Stills plays Saturday (April 15th) in Austin, Texas, then starts his eight-date solo tour on May 3rd in Minneapolis, with a May 7th show at the Michigan Theater in Ann arbor.

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Rust list
Topic: Part of a transcript from last night's Neil interview on Showbiz Tonight
VARGAS: Tell me, when do you feel that this album will be released?

YOUNG: Well, they`re talking about that inside right now, and I know that it`s going to be very fast. It`s already at the manufacturing plant. We`re going to use the Internet, in many ways, to roll it out: first, the lyrics; then, music; and then, after we`ve got it out there and downloadable around the planet, we`re going to start releasing the discs as soon as they can be manufactured.

It`s a unique situation to be in, and we can take advantage of all the technology we have to communicate with. And it`s a different age. So I`m glad to be here.

Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 17, Issue 9
Topic: new album
From: http://neilyoung.com/
I just finished a new record
a power trio with trumpet and 100 voices
recorded earlier this month
i think this is a metal version of Phil Oachs and Bob Dylan metal folk protest?

its called living with war
the title song is the second of 10 songs on this record
we will be releasing lyrics on this ticker

i would like to thank Warner /Reprise for the support
as well as the 100 vocalists ands my 3 musicians chad rick and tommy brea trumpte
and Niko Bolas larry Johnson John Nowlands, Tim milligan Darrell
Brown and rosemary butler redwood digital stufios capital records

2 living with war

I'm living w. war everyday
I'm LWW in my heart every day
I'm LWW right now
and when the dawn breaks I see my fellow man and on the flat screen
we kill and we're killed again
and when the night falls, I pray for PEACE
try to remember PREACE(visualize)

I join the multitudes
I raise my hand in peace
I never bow to the laws of the thought police
I take a holy vow
to never kill again
to never kill again

I'm LWW in my heat
I'm LWW in my heart and my mind
I'm LWW right now

Don't take no tidal wave
don't take no mass grave
don't take no smoking gun
to show how the west was won

but when the curtain falls, i pray for peace
try to remember peace (visualize)

in the crowded streets
in the big hotels
in the mosques and the doors of the old museum

I take a holy vow
to never kill again
try to remember peace

the rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air
give proof through the night, that our flag is still there

I'm LWW everyday
I'm LWW in my heart everyday
I'm LWW right now

Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: many
Topic: new album
From Harp magazine
Neil Young to Announces New Album...And It's Already Finished
Katherine Silkaitis
April 13, 2006

It wasn’t too long ago that Harp’s own Jaan Uhelszki interviewed Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme at this year’s South by Southwest conference back in March. When SXSW Managing Director Roland Swenson opened the keynote interview, he never could have imagined how prophetic his statement "Neil, we need a new song" would be. Why? Because Young has done just that, and then some.

Demme, who filmed the award-winning documentary Neil Young: Heart of Gold, writes in an e-mail, “Neil just finished writing and recording – with no warning – a new album called Living With War. It all happened in three days.” How rock ‘n ‘roll is that?

Demme continues, “It is a brilliant electric assault, accompanied by a 100-voice choir, on Bush and the war in Iraq…Truly mind blowing. Will be in stores soon.”

Details are pretty scarce, but the featured track, titled “Impeach the President,” includes a rap with Bush’s voice set to the choir chanting “flip/flop” and the like.

Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: Archives
From a recent interview
Neil Young about The Archives:
Well, I've been working on it for 15 years. I come and go. The one thing that's made it slow going is the present always has priority over the past. But it takes a lot out of you. We're getting ready to release the very first thing from the archives; it'll be out in a couple months. It's a performance series and it starts with Crazy Horse at the Fillmore East in 1970 — and it rocks pretty hard.

Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 24:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Joel Sensenig
Topic: Heart of Gold DVD release
According to Amazon, Neil Young Heart of Gold will be released on DVD June 13...no word on extras yet

Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 24:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Craig Duff
Topic: Neil Young interview on NYTimes.com
Some of your readers might be interested in a video segments we have on nytimes.com that features Neil and Jonathan Demme talking about Heart of Gold and SXSW with Times pop critic Jon Pareles. It can be found at nytimes.com/music. The link is in the right column.

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Dolf van Stijgeren
Topic: no European leg of CSNY tour
There will be no European leg of the CSNY tour. NY does not want to play (t)here.

Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 12:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Hugh Lalande
Topic: CSNY tour
From the Graham Nash forum:

Orlando Sentinel Reports:

Graham Nash broke some news at Friday's the media event for the Photographers Who Rock exhibit, running through March 31 at Millenia Fine Art. He is reuniting with Stephen Stills, David Crosby and Neil Young for a 50-city tour likely to start by end of June. "We're likely going to do 15 dates in Europe and then 35 in the states,'' Nash said. The tour likely will focus on outdoor sheds and arenas, he said.

Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 12:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Robert D
Topic: CSNY tour
From the man himself - Mr. Neil Young....this is a direct quote, no bs.

"I have a CSNY album and tour that is out on the horizon, just a breath away from commitment. I know I'm going to do it; I just don't know what the sequence of events is going to be."

Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 23:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 15, Issue 2
Topic: The Heart of Gold website

Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 14, Issue 19
Topic: Upcomming Neil releases
February 14 2006 - Heart Of Gold Soundtrack - Music from the Jonathan Demme film

April TBA - Neil Young - Freedom DVD/Video
                - Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Weld - DVD/Video
                - Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Complex Sessions - DVD/Video

Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Bob & Kim Carson
Topic: Premier Neil Nashville movie
The premier for the movie shot in Nashville in August is Jan 23rd @ 9:30 pm MST in Park City Utah at the Sundance Film Festival! It will play 6 more times during the festival that week.

Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 13, Issue 6
Topic: Neil Young Keynote Speaker at South by Southwest
Neil Young Keynote Speaker at South by Southwest

by Tim Cashmere

December 9 2005

South by Southwest, the world's biggest music industry conference in Austin, TX, today announced their keynote speaker will be none other than the legendary Neil Young.

Young will have a conversation with film director Jonathan Demme, who directed 'Prairie Wind', a film of which Young composed the soundtrack to this year. Demme's previous credits include 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia'.

It is a rare chance to see Young talk about his work. South by Southwest themselves admit they had never asked Young to speak because they had never thought it was possible.

Other speakers at the conference next year will be Kris Kristofferson, Henry Rollins, Billy Bragg and Judy Collins. If you want to go, check out http://www.sxsw.com for details, but be sure to book a hotel sooner than later to avoid staying halfway to Dallas.

Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 13, Issue 6
Topic: Sat Night Live Dec 17
Neil Young to Appear on "Saturday Night Live" December 17th 08 December 2005
Market Wire

Artist Receives 2 Grammy(R) Award Nominations

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Dec 08, 2005 --
Neil Young will appear on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live" on December 17th, performing music from his Grammy Award-nominated "Prairie Wind" album. The recent album has been receiving accolades since its release in September, and is cited on many critical lists as one of 2005's best albums of the year.

In the Grammy announcements on Dec. 8th, Young received nominations for Rock Album of the Year for "Prairie Wind" and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "The Painter" from that album. Co-produced by Young and Ben Keith, "Prairie Wind" was recorded last spring in Nashville, using musicians from that city's A-list of players, including keyboardist Spooner Oldham, bassist Rick Rosas, drummers Chad Cromwell and Karl Himmel and special guest vocalist Emmylou Harris.

In August, Young performed two nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Both concerts were filmed by Academy Award®-winning director Jonathan Demme for Paramount Pictures. The feature-length movie is scheduled for an early 2006 release.

Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 13, Issue 6
Topic: 2006 Grammy Nominees
Best rock solo performance :
Revolution - Eric Clapton
Shine it All Around - Robert Plant
Devils and Dust - Bruce Springsteen
This is How a Breaks - Rob Thomas
The Painter - Neil Young

Best rock album:
X&Y - Coldplay
In Your Honor - Foo Fighters
A Bigger Bang - The Rolling Stones
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2
Prairie Wind - Neil Young

Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 11:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Sean Tanner
Topic: Neil will Tour Australia in Early 2006
Source: This weekends West Australian Newspaper who did an article regarding him turning 60.

Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 11:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Barry McBride
Topic: Neil on SNL
I heard Howard Stern talking about an upcoming appearance on SNL, 12/17. He mentioned Neil will be the musical guest that night

Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 10:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Tom Hambleton
Topic: Setlists Neil on Conan
11-01-2005, NBC Studios, New York City, New York
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
w/ The Prairie Wind Band
Far From Home
11-02-2005, NBC Studios, New York City, New York
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
w/ The Prairie Wind Band
The Painter
11-03-2005, NBC Studios, New York City, New York
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
w/ The Prairie Wind Band
This Old Guitar / The Needle And The Damage Done
11-04-2005, NBC Studios, New York City, New York
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
w/ The Prairie Wind Band
No Wonder / When God Made Me

Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 00:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: chris loder
Topic: Neil on BBC Radio 2
Today Johnny Walker anounced, on air, that he will be having Neil on his show in "a couple of weeks".
Check out the listen again www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/walker/ about 1Hr 8Mins Johnny plays cinnamon girl then makes anouncement.

Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 11:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Tim Magaw
Topic: Neil on Conan
"Following U2's recent weeklong takeover of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Neil Young has signed on to appear four nights in a row (Nov. 1-4) on the NBC talk show. Young will head to New York to tape the shows immediately after the 19th Bridge School Benefit concerts in Mountain View, Calif., at which he will perform with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.


Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 23:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Brian Harris
Topic: Video clips
Found some stuff. Here are some video clips of the following songs:

It's a Dream - http://www.warnerreprise.com/asx/neilyoung_itsadream_450-v.asx &
This Old Guitar - http://www.warnerreprise.com/asx/neilyoung_thisoldguitar_450-v.asx

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 11:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Tom Hambleton
Topic: Neil Young Opens Vaults
From Rolling Stone,
(Posted Sep 22, 2005)

Neil Young Opens Vaults
Rocker to release series of eight-disc rarities sets

After nearly fifteen years of promises, Neil Young is now confident that a slew of material from his vaults will begin to see the light of day in 2006. With his latest album, Prairie Wind, out next week, the rock legend is planning several eight-disc sets packed with outtakes, home recordings, album tracks, live cuts and DVDs.

"It starts with my earliest recordings in 1963," says Young. "Then several recordings with a group called the Squires, into the earliest Buffalo Springfield stuff. Then there's a live record culled from a week's worth of performances at the Riverboat in Toronto."

Fans can expect a 1970 show at Toronto's Massey Hall, featuring material from Harvest a year before its release, as well as Crazy Horse live at the Fillmore East. "It's got a sixteen-minute 'Cowgirl in the Sand,'" Young says of the Fillmore gig, "and a super-long 'Down by the River.'"

One live performance, the rock vet is convinced, trumps the original recording: the entirety of Tonight's the Night, recorded live at London's Rainbow Theatre. Says Young, "It's better than the record."

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: AH
Topic: 19th Annual Bridge School Benefit
19th Annual Bridge School Benefit
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young / Norah Jones / Emmylou Harris / Jerry Lee Lewis / Good Charlotte / Bright Eyes / Los Lobos
October 29 & 30, 2005 - 5:00 PM

On Sale September 25, 2005 - 10:00AM

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Neil Young angrily defends Farm Aid's reputation
Published September 19, 2005, 3:00 PM CDT

Even before the 11 hours of music began Sunday at Farm Aid's 20th anniversary concert, Neil Young was fighting mad.

He delivered one of the more passionate performances the annual charity show has ever seen without lifting a guitar. Instead, at a media conference packed with farm advocates preceding the onstage revelry at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, Young took this newspaper to task for a story printed in its Saturday edition that questioned the charity's distribution of funds.

The Tribune report "hurt our reputation" by distorting the charity's mission, Young said. "We are not purely raising money for farmers. That's a small part of what we do." He explained that Farm Aid funds myriad activities, from political lobby groups to suicide prevention, that aid farmers.

"The people at the Chicago Tribune should be held responsible for this piece of crap," Young stormed, then ripped a copy of the newspaper in half and tossed it aside to a room full of cheers.

The controversy clouded what was otherwise a sunlit celebration for an organization that has raised $27 million for family farms since its first concert in 1985.

Young, who has consistently played the outspoken and frequently cantankerous caretaker of all things Farm Aid next to Willie Nelson's grandfatherly philosopher, sustained that level of intensity a half-day later when he took the stage with a band that included a gospel choir, a Nashville rhythm section and a Memphis horn section.

Aid to Gulf Coast

He noted that Farm Aid has been heavily involved in aiding Gulf Coast farmers since Hurricane Katrina struck, and performed a horn-spackled version of Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans." He followed with a brutal "Southern Man," punctuated by several fierce guitar solos. "When God Made Me" offered solace at the grand piano. Nelson and Emmylou Harris joined the singer for the ballads "This Old Guitar" and "One of These Days," which offered reassurance by leaning on old friends and trusted rituals. Young's anger had given way once again to the idea that a community can see its way through any crisis.

Most of the other headliners stuck to a more predictable script, but their greatest-hits sets went over well. John Mellencamp punched out defiant versions of "Authority Song" and "Crumblin' Down," but it was violinist Miriam Sturm who redefined the character of every song with her taut virtuosity.

Dave Matthews joined Widepread Panic for the gospel lament "None of Us Are Free," then later offered solo renditions of some of his best-known songs. Without the usual gaggle of showboating soloists flying around him, Matthews honed his sometimes marble-mouthed phrasing to a fine point on "Gravedigger" and "Don't Drink the Water," in which he referenced Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land."

Guthrie's lyrics also figured in Wilco's buoyant set. Like Young, singer Jeff Tweedy loudly took issue with the Tribune's Farm Aid story before launching into a spirited "The Late Greats." But it's likely the band's greatest Farm Aid memory came before it played a note, when it was given a fire-and-brimstone introduction by U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Buddy Guy did some fire-and-brimstoning of his own, as he took one of his acolytes to blues school for the first time. He and his band were joined by John Mayer, who played the role of the young upstart learning at the foot of the master guitarist. Mayer's earnestly competent solos were met with a smile and a barrage of shards and splinters from Guy's spectacularly casual string-bending.

Complete 'Alice's Restaurant'

It wasn't until Guy took the stage in the late afternoon that the concert gained focus. Earlier, Arlo Guthrie performed all 17 minutes of his '60s talking blues, "Alice's Restaurant," and performers such as Jimmy Sturr's polka band and the Second Amendments, a collection of U.S. congressmen playing garage-rock covers, gave the concert a bloated, directionless feel. It backlogged the later acts, and Nelson didn't get on stage until almost midnight to end the show.

Even then, however, enthusiasm in the audience was high. Nelson drifted through the proceedings like a benevolent, gray-haired eminence. He played modest cameo roles alongside his Texas comrades, Los Lonely Boys, and even grinned his way through Sturr's wide-eyed fiddle solos.

Whereas Young had blood in his eye most of the day, Nelson calmly assessed the damage and vowed to plow ahead, wry humor intact. "We have a new motto for our critics out there," he said. "We're not happy till you're not happy."

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Farm Aid Turns Twenty
From Billboard Magazine

Farm Aid staged its 20th annual benefit concert yesterday (Sept. 19) in the Chicago suburb Tinley Park, with a galaxy of stars pledging help for overlooked rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. The daylong show grossed $1.3 million in ticket sales and played to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 28,000 for more than 10 hours.

Farm Aid's president, Texas music legend Willie Nelson, closed the show after energetic performances by fellow founding members Neil Young and John Mellencamp.

After thanking the crowd for its support of Farm Aid's Gulf Coast relief effort, Young launched into Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans" and a blistering "Southern Man," his rarely performed early 1970s anthem about racial prejudice.

Singer Dave Matthews, who joined the Farm Aid board several years ago, said he was "still a little nervous" during a solo performance but less so around "big brothers like Willie, Neil and John."

Others on the bill included Wilco, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris and country singer Kenny Chesney, appearing days after splitting with wife, actress Renee Zellweger.

Conceived by Nelson during the depths of the U.S. farm income crisis and first staged in Champaign, Ill., in 1985, when Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash were among the headliners, Farm Aid has survived to see better times for many farmers.

The group is now closely associated with the "good food movement" of small-scale and organic producers against huge factory farms and corporate-driven production agriculture. "We are here to promote food from family farms," said Caroline Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. "Changing the food you buy changes the way your food is grown."

The number of farmers' markets in the United States rose by 79 percent in 2002 from 1994. The organic food industry grew by 20 percent in 2003 to account for more than $10 billion in consumer sales.

Farm Aid's organizers moved quickly to ensure that some funds from the concert were earmarked for rural areas on the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina, which they say have been neglected by the authorities.

"It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural,'" said Jim Hightower, a columnist and former Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

Two decades worth of Farm Aid events have raised some $27 million, of which the group says over 80 percent has been spent on programs to promote family farming. Of that, only a small percentage goes directly to farmers in the form of grants, the Chicago Tribune reported on Saturday, raising the hackles of the Farm Aid organization.

The goals of Farm Aid are broader than just cutting checks to needy farmers, said Brian Snyder, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. "Farmers want organizations like Farm Aid to organize across the country and create an equitable food system," he said, adding that small-scale farmers aimed to be vocal as the 2007 U.S. Farm Bill covering federal agricultural subsidies is written.

Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: John Rinkenbaugh
Topic: NPR interview
NPR interview with Neil aired Saturday September 17. It can be found at npr.org

Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 11:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Farm Aid Turns Twenty
From Rolling Stone

Nelson and Mellencamp look back at two decades of activism

Twenty years ago, Bob Dylan paused during his Live Aid performance at Philadelphia's JFK Stadium and made a casual suggestion: Maybe "a little bit" of the money raised for African famine relief could go to struggling American family farmers. At least one of the millions of people watching took Dylan's words to heart. "I started asking people about the farm problems," says Willie Nelson, who grew up in the farming community of Abbott, Texas. "And we decided to do a Farm Aid. We thought that one concert would be all that was necessary." Instead, Nelson and co-founders John Mellencamp and Neil Young will celebrate twenty years of Farm Aid on September 18th with a concert in Tinley Park, Illinois, with Los Lonely Boys, Wilco, Emmylou Harris, John Mayer and Buddy Guy. As both an annual fund-raising show and a year-round charitable organization, Farm Aid has spent the past two decades fighting for family farmers in the face of government foreclosures, corporate megafarms and public indifference. "There was a time when we couldn't even get people to understand what we were doing," says Mellencamp. "We'd say, 'This is our fifth Farm Aid,' and they're going, 'You're still doing that?'"

Farm Aid has never had trouble recruiting musicians, though. In addition to Young, Nelson and Mellencamp, the first show, on September 22nd, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, included John Fogerty's first solo performance and sets by Van Halen, Johnny Cash and Lou Reed. "We had just played Live Aid not long before that, and I always thought that Farm Aid was a much better show," says Tom Petty, whose Heartbreakers backed Bob Dylan that year. Iggy Pop and Guns n' Roses played in 1990. Numerous artists, including Steve Earle, Dave Matthews Band and Emmylou Harris, have become Farm Aid regulars.

Matthews, in particular, showed so much passion for the cause that Nelson -- who is president of Farm Aid -- invited him to join Mellencamp and Young on the organization's board of directors. "Farmers are the foundation of this country," says Matthews, who runs an organic farm in Scottsville, Virginia. "They're unsung heroes of the world, and I'm happy to sing on their behalf."

Farm Aid has given away around $17 million over the years, mostly via small grants to community groups whose work benefits family farms. It also steps in during emergencies: On September 1st, Farm Aid donated $30,000 to farmers whose properties were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. "We know how to put a little bit of money where it means a lot," says Farm Aid executive director Carolyn Mugar. "It's not always the big money that turns something around." Roger Allison and Rhonda Perry, who run a cattle farm in Armstrong, Missouri, received a $10,000 grant in 1985 to start an emergency food program for hungry farmers. "In the Eighties, farmers were feeling hopeless and marginalized," says Allison. "But Farm Aid was hope."

Farm Aid's fight hasn't been easy -- there are 400,000 fewer family farms today than there were in 1985. But skyrocketing consumer demand for organic food is a major opportunity for small farmers, and a growing market for biodiesel -- fuel made from vegetable oils -- offers a new revenue stream. "I was starting to think we were fighting a noble but useless battle until I heard about biodiesel," says Nelson, who uses the fuel for his tour bus.

Still, the musicians don't expect the struggle to end any time soon. "I'll be part of Farm Aid for as long as it's necessary," says Matthews. "And the way it seems right now, it's going to be necessary for a long time."

Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 11:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: React Now; Download
From Billboard Magazine.
**Note Neil's Song Change**

Performances by the likes of U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent Reznor and the Red Hot Chili Peppers from last week's "ReAct Now: Music and Relief" telethon will soon be available as downloads to benefit hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts. A total of 26 songs taken from the live MTV Networks broadcast will be sold for a limited time through various online retailers with proceeds tabbed for the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

The Sept. 10 commercial free broadcast was seen across all of MTV Networks' various channels, including MTV, MTV2, VH1 and CMT in the United States, and in several global markets. Since it aired, the company says more than 1 million streams of content from the telethon have been served online via its broadband networks, MTV Overdrive and VH1 Spot, as well as CMT.com.

Among the selections are U2's "Love & Peace or Else," Young's "Walking In New Orleans," Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends," Reznor's "Hurt" and Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge," as well as Melissa Etheridge's "Four Days," a song written specifically for the "ReAct Now" broadcast.

Most tracks will be available for 60 days, although some will be pulled after 30 days, according to an MTV Networks spokesperson.

Retailers selling the tracks are CDIGIX, MSN Music, Real Networks, Rhapsody, Sony Connect and MusicNet-powered download stores FYE and Virgin Digital.

The spokesperson says MTV also approached Apple's iTunes Music Store, but the popular online retailer declined participation as it already has its own Katrina-related fundraising activities in place.

Here are the individual "ReAct Now" downloads available:

"Here By Me," 3 Doors Down
"Rainy Day in June," Alan Jackson
"Side of the Road," Beck
"Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes," Beck
"I Pray for You," Big & Rich
"Ghost of a Good Thing," Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional)
"American Baby," Dave Matthews Band
"Cadillacs on 22s," David Banner
"Give a Little Bit," Goo Goo Dolls
"Wake Me Up When September Ends," Green Day
"Home," Mark Broussard
"Don't Let Me Down," Maroon 5
"Four Days," Melissa Etheridge
"Walking In New Orleans," Neil Young
"Given To Fly," Pearl Jam
"Under the Bridge," Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Ever The Same," Rob Thomas
"Time After Time," Rob Thomas
"Good as Good," Sheryl Crow
"Right Here," Staind
"Stand Back Up," Sugarland
"Last Getaway," the Radiators
"Hurt," Trent Reznor
"Non-Entity," Trent Reznor
"Love & Peace or Else," U2
"Home Sweet Home," Motley Crue

Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 11:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Neil Young debuts songs for Jonathan Demme documentary
From Rolling Stone 2 issues down the road

Neil Young Goes Nashville

Rocker debuts songs for Jonathan Demme documentary


As Neil Young was wrapping up work in Nashville on his new album, Prairie Wind, he got a call from film director Jonathan Demme. "He told me he had a year off," says Young, who wrote a song for Demme's 1993 film, Philadelphia. "He asked if there was anything we could do together." Young, who wrote and recorded many of the songs on Prairie Wind while being treated for a potentially deadly brain aneurysm, sent his lyrics to Demme, and the director was floored. "It's just astonishing -- this stuff comes from a particularly unique place in his soul and in his life, and the lyrics come from an extra-special personal dimension," says Demme, a lifelong Young fan who won an Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs and also directed the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense. "As a unified body of work, Prairie Wind is an extraordinary event."

Prairie Wind completes a trilogy of acoustic-driven albums Young has recorded in Nashville, beginning with 1972's Harvest and then Harvest Moon twenty years later. To honor the album's Nashville flavor, Demme decided to shoot a concert film at the historic Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to the ten songs from Prairie Wind, Demme suggested that Young perform a second set of classic acoustic material. "I'll always have the place mat that Neil wrote on, in his own handwriting, the songs from his various Nashville albums that he thought might be appropriate," says Demme. Among the songs Young chose are "Old Man," "The Needle and the Damage Done," "Heart of Gold" and "One of These Days." "How lucky can one music-loving filmmaker get?" says Demme. "It's crazy!"

Young and Demme took the Nashville theme further. Onstage, Young wore a silver-gray suit, pointed black boots and a white hat. He played an acoustic guitar that once belonged to Hank Williams. Surrounding him, in equally elegant outfits -- all the clothes were designed by Manuel, who dressed Johnny Cash -- were Prairie Wind's core musicians, including Ben Keith on pedal steel, Spooner Oldham on B3 organ and Chad Cromwell on drums. At times the band swelled to more than twenty-five members, with horn and string sections, as well as backing vocalists Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young (Neil's wife) and the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, a gospel choir.

"We'll start the movie with about ten minutes that create a very vivid sense of Nashville, of the Ryman, and of the musicians," says Demme, whose film, also titled Prairie Wind, will be released next year. "Then we're going to surrender completely to the music and transport the viewer right into the show."

Even though the concerts marked the public debut of songs from Prairie Wind, the material was as compelling as the crowd-pleasing hits that followed. The band was beautifully restrained on mellow new tunes like "The Painter" and "No Wonder"; a three-piece Memphis horn section lifted up "Far From Home" and "He Was the King," an ode to Elvis. Young prefaced each song with personal descriptions of why he wrote them. Before the album's title track --which begins, "Tryin' to remember what my daddy said/Before too much time took away his head" -- Young spoke about the dementia his father suffered before his death in June.

After two nights of filming, Demme still felt there was one song needed: vintage track "Old Laughing Lady," which he calls "the missing link.

"The last night, after they closed the auditorium," Demme says, "Neil got onstage and sang that song to an empty Ryman. After he finished, we kept cameras rolling and he calmly picked up his guitar case, put on his hat and walked out to the edge of the stage. He glanced around the empty house, turned in profile to us, then strode off."

Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 23:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: ReAct Now: Music & Relief

Airing September 10 from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT, "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" will feature a mix of live and taped performances and messages from more than 30 artists.

Other participating artists include Maroon 5, Good Charlotte, Audioslave, Simple Plan, Common, John Mayer, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Dashboard Confessional, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Melissa Etheridge, Mötley Crüe, Goo Goo Dolls, Staind and Alan Jackson.

"ReAct Now: Music & Relief" will be broadcast commercial-free from New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta and will air simultaneously on MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, VH1 Classic and mtvU, as well as on the broadband online channels MTV Overdrive and VSpot.

The special will raise funds for the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, America's Second Harvest and similar organizations. Additional details will be announced in the coming days.

Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 23:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CNN alert
Topic: Stars pitch in for Katrina benefits
Several recording artists have been added to the list of performers for Friday's cross-network Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, and many more celebrities are adding their money and energy to the cause.

Among the latest musicians announced for "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" are Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, Randy Newman, Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys and Paul Simon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Newman's song "Louisiana 1927," from his 1974 album "Good Old Boys," has been one of the most-played songs since the disaster. Aaron Neville performed the tune, about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, on last Friday's NBC Katrina fund-raiser.

Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Romano, Jack Nicholson, Cameron Diaz, Sela Ward and Chris Rock are among the celebrities who have already committed to the program, which will air on all the major broadcast networks as well as several cable networks. Ninety-five countries will carry the show, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET and on tape delay in the Pacific and Mountain time zones.

A separate show, "ReAct Now: Music & Relief," will air Saturday on MTV, VH1 and CMT (8 p.m. ET) with artists including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, the Neville Brothers and Kanye West.

Donations coming in

A number of celebrities and entertainment entities have announced donations to organizations raising funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina, which decimated parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in late August. According to The Associated Press, the list includes the following:

Steven Spielberg and his family are donating $750,000 to the American Red Cross and $750,000 to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund.

George Clooney will donate $1 million to the United Way Hurricane Katrina Response Fund. The actor-director is a member of the United Way Board of Trustees.

Barry Manilow will match every dollar donated through the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope, with the fund also adding a dollar, turning $1 into $3.

The Recording Academy and its MusiCares Foundation have pledged an initial donation of $1 million to help "music people" affected by the hurricane.

From September 11-18, jazz musicians in Manhattan will raise money for the American Red Cross with shows in clubs throughout the city.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will host a benefit concert September 17 in New York City. Among those participating: Wynton Marsalis, Bill Cosby, Elvis Costello, Robert De Niro, Paul Simon and Bette Midler.

"Gospel Angels," a live concert from Atlanta, will air September 22 (8 p.m. ET) on the Gospel Music Channel and Paxson Communications' i network. The show will include performances from hurricane victims' shelters.

John Grisham and his wife have made a $5 million contribution to establish a relief fund to help Mississippians rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.

Michael Jackson has written a song -- tentatively titled "From the Bottom of My Heart" -- and will soon record it, with funds going to Katrina benefit efforts. He plans on asking other musicians to join him in the recording, according to a spokesperson.

Source: CNN

Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 23:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CNN alert
Topic: Networks set Friday for Katrina telethon
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- The six major U.S. television networks agreed Friday to a September 9 air date for a rare joint broadcast of a live, all-star charity concert to raise money for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

No details on talent were immediately unveiled for the show, dubbed "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast."

But plans call for an hourlong, commercial-free special featuring musical performances and appearances by leading entertainers appealing for cash donations to the hurricane relief effort.

The stars also will pay tribute to storm victims and rescue personnel who have saved thousands from floodwaters in the stricken region, organizers said.

The telethon will be carried live in the Eastern time zones by six major commercial broadcasters -- CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC, the WB and UPN networks -- and tape-delayed for the West Coast and mountain regions.

The simulcast, starting at 8 p.m. EDT, also will be made available to cable networks, radio stations and broadband Internet providers.

The event is being put together by veteran producer Joel Gallen, the man behind a similar two-hour special aired by the major networks four years ago, 10 days after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

That telethon, called "America: A Tribute to Heroes," drew 59 million viewers and raised more than $150 million in pledges to assist families of people killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Separately, NBC went ahead Friday with its own live benefit for hurricane relief, featuring performances by Louisiana-born music stars Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Tim McGraw. CNN's Larry King hosted a "How You Can Help" program Saturday night, which included appearances by Connick, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion and Bill Cosby.

The lineup for yet another fundraising concert special airing September 10 on MTV includes the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Brian Wilson, Melissa Etheridge and the Neville Brothers, organizers said on Friday.

And numerous stars, including Mariah Carey, Julie Andrews, Pamela Anderson and George Lopez, will appear in a series of American Red Cross public service spots for hurricane relief airing on E! Entertainment Television. Those began Saturday.
Source: CNN.com

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 21:45 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Jim McQuaid
Topic: video from upcoming release - The Painter
Here's a link of the complete song called, "The Painter".


Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Brian Harris
Topic: 1st Single from upcoming release - The Painter
Here's a link of the complete song called, "The Painter".


Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 11:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Neil Young debutes material from "Prairie Wind" album
Neil Young debuted material from his panoramic "Prairie Wind" album to an appreciative audience last night (Aug. 18) at the first of two shows at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The set is due Sept. 27 via Reprise.

As previously reported, the invitation-only (save for a few radio station giveaways) Ryman shows are being filmed by director Jonathan Demme for a concert film to be released by Paramount Classics in theaters and on DVD at a date to be determined. The film will be executive produced by Clinica Estetica and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone.

The near-capacity crowd was treated to a nearly three-hour performance by Young, his first lengthy stage work since recovering from brain surgery to repair an aneurysm last spring. Relaxed and confident, Young engaged in amiable between-song stage patter, name-checking Hank Williams, Faron Young, Nicolette Larson, Vassar Clements and Rufus Thibodeaux.

Referring to the venerated Ryman as a "church of all kinds," Young delivered stirring renditions of the new songs, conveyed in a sparse, acoustic-based style reminiscent of such classic albums as "Harvest" and "Comes a Time."

He was backed brilliantly by such longtime collaborators as keyboardist Spooner Oldham, pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith, drummers Chad Cromwell and Karl Himmel, bassist Rick Rosas, and guitarist Grant Boatwright, along with Clinton Gregory on fiddle, horn players Tom McGinley and Jimmy Sharp, vocalists Pegi Young, Diana DeWitt, Gary Pigg and Anthony Crawford and special guest Emmylou Harris on guitar and vocals.

At times more than 30 musicians were on the fabled Ryman stage, but the focus was on Young, who sang and played with authority the album's sprawling themes of family, love, nostalgia and spirituality. Highlights included the anthemic "The Painter" and "No Wonder" (with Keith's haunting electric dobro), as well as more personal cuts like the wistful "Here For you" and bluesy paternal ode in the title cut.

After a first set of all new material, the second set dug into the back catalog for such favorites as "I Am a Child," "Heart of Gold," "Old Man," "The Needle and the Damage Done" and "Comes a Time." Also of a note were a rare performance of the hound dog homage "Old King" (preceded by a rambling but strangely touching intro about Young's dog Elvis) and a show-closing "One of These Days."

Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 5:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Neils Filming Closed to the Public /Movie and Dvd!
from the Tennessean

Published: Tuesday, 08/16/05
Even if you live on Sugar Mountain, even if you know the Cinnamon Girl, even if you've got a heart of gold, you're not getting into the Neil Young movie filming happening this week at the Ryman.

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) is making a full-length motion picture from the private performances happening here Thursday and Friday. The film will be released through Paramount Pictures in December or early next year.

And that, for better or for worse, is how most of us will see what happens at the Ryman this week.

Filmmakers had for a while considered selling tickets, but there are going to be too many cameras and too much filmmaking equipment to make that possible. So the relatively few audience members who will be there come from invitation lists from Neil's record label and from Paramount Pictures.

Those of you lucky enough to get in will definitely feel some Nashville flavor. Neil and filmmakers have invited Emmylou Harris, the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Nashville String Machine to be part of the fun.

So what's going to happen? You might recall Jonathan Demme made 1980s Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense, but Neil's folks are being quiet about what's gonna happen with this movie.

"A Neil Young concert unlike anything he's ever done," a label spokesman said but wouldn't give any details. "It's new music, plus surprises."

What surprises? He and Emmylou juggling fire? Neil Young covers Little Jimmy Dickens? No one's saying.

I can tell you what the movie won't have, and that's all the behind-the-scenes footage that was shot earlier this year when Neil made his upcoming album, A Prairie Wind, here in town. That footage will be packaged as a DVD with the album, to be released Sept. 27.

Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 5:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: From Billboard Daily
Neil Young has signed a new, multi-album deal with Reprise, which will kick in with the Sept. 27 release of his latest studio set, "Prairie Wind." Young recorded for Reprise from 1969 to 1983 and returned to the label in 1988 after a wildly experimental five-album stint on Geffen.

As previously reported, a major facet of the new deal will be a long-awaited series of archival releases from Young. According to Reprise, the series, which will get underway next year, will feature previously unreleased studio recordings and rarities as well as live material.

"I look forward to continuing my partnership with Reprise," Young said in a statement. "We've been through a lot together over the years. When you're with a company that long, it's like a family.

On Thursday and Friday (Aug. 18-19), Young will perform at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium as part of a concert film directed by Jonathan Demme. The as-yet-untitled project will hit theaters next year via Paramount.

Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Len Read
Topic: Prairie Wind
Internet CD site play247 has the following song titles listed for Prairie Wind:

1. The Painter
2. No Wonder
3. Falling Off Of The Face Of The Earth
4. Far From Home
5. It's A Dream
6. Prairie Wind
7. Here For You
8. This Old Guitar
9. He Was The King
10. When God Made Me

No other info though.

Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 11:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 9, Issue 5
Topic: Demme on Prairie Wind
11 August 2005
The Capital Times & Wisconsin State Journal

Neil Young: Movie star

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme is planning to capture Canadian rocker Neil Young's upcoming two-night stand in Nashville in a concert film to be distributed by Paramount Classics.

The documentary, titled " Prairie Wind," will be shot on Aug. 18 and 19 at the city's Ryman Auditorium and will showcase a batch of new tunes from Young's forthcoming album of the same name, due out on Sept. 27. According to reports, the studio's indie division agreed to acquire the movie based on Demme's and Young's track records without hearing any of the songs.

Demme, who won a best director Oscar for 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs," is no stranger to concert films - he helmed probably the greatest in the genre, 1984's "Stop Making Sense," which chronicled the Talking Heads in concert.

"Because he never backslides, I've talked to Neil often about doing a performance film, and I knew this was right as soon as he sent me the CD," Demme told Daily Variety. "These songs, which cover everything from 9/11 to loving your children, came from a deep place, and they are so dreamy and gorgeous. He recorded them in between when he was told he had an aneurysm and when he had the operation to correct it. Maybe he was in a certain special place."

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 21:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 9, Issue 1
Topic: Prairie Wind
A contact at Reprise told us:

"Prairie Wind," which is being called one of Neil Young's masterpieces, is a moving series of songs reflecting his life's journey.

(It was recorded recently in Nashville and Northern California and is scheduled for a September 27th release.)

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 21:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Emmylou To Join Neil In Nashville
Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by Emmylou Harris, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and Carl Gorodetsky and the Nashville String Machine. As previously reported, the Aug. 18-19 shows will be taped for a concert film by director Jonathan Demme.

Sources say the shows are expected to encompass a complete performance of Young's new album, "Prairie Wind," due Sept. 27 via Reprise. As on the record, the artist will be backed at the Ryman by keyboardist Spooner Oldham, pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith, drummer Chad Cromwell, percussionist Karl Himmel and bassist Rick Rosas.

A small amount of tickets will likely be available to the general public closer to the date of the event. Paramount Pictures will release the film in theaters and on DVD, but no schedule has yet been announced.

At deadline, the only other shows on Young's schedule are a Sept. 18 appearance at Farm Aid outside Chicago and Oct. 29-30 at his annual Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco. However, sources say the artist is mulling a handful of other dates in the fall.
By Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. From Billboard

Date: Sat, 23 July 2005 8:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 8, Issue 14
Topic: New Neil Young Album
'Wind' Blowing In New, Rare Young Albums

Daily News - Generic
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

22 July 2005

Neil Young has christened his new studio album "Prairie Wind," which will be released as a CD/DVD package Sept. 20 via Reprise. "The DVD shows us recording the whole record," the artist writes on his Web site. "Every note you hear, you see!" The set is expected to feature contributions from keyboardist Spooner Oldham, pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith and drummer Carl Himmel.

As first reported here, Young will also be the subject of a concert film to be shot during several performances next month at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The project will be directed by Jonathan Demme ("Stop Making Sense," "The Silence of the Lambs").

And while full touring plans have yet to be confirmed, Young is set to appear at the annual Farm Aid benefit concert Sept. 18 in Tinley Park, Ill., which will feature performances from Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Wilco and new addition Kenny Chesney.

Young will also perform at his long-running Bridge School fundraiser Oct. 29-30 in Mountain View, Calif.

Finally, the artist's site says his next major project will be the release of "Archives Vol. 1" on a yet-to-be-announced date. Young has been conceptualizing the release of material from his extensive vaults for decades, and the project has frequently come and gone from release schedules over the years.

Date: Sun, 17 July 2005 23:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bad_news_beat Digest, Vol 8, Issue 11
Topic: Bridge Benefit
Bridge alumni may reunite for anniversary shows (Reuters, Saturday July 16)

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Neil Young's annual Bridge School concerts -- which benefit a school for children with special needs -- have traditionally featured stripped-down performances by some of rock's biggest names.

Past performers include Bruce Springsteen, the Who, Paul McCartney, Elton John, David Bowie and Pearl Jam. Several of these acts may return next year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the concerts, sources say.

This year's shows will be held Oct. 29-30, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., with a lineup to be announced.

Date: Wed, 13 July 2005 21:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Farmaid 2005 Hits Chicago
From Next Issue of Rolling Stone

Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will head to Chicago this year for Farm Aid. The twentieth-anniversary concert, to be held at the Tweeter Center on September 18th, will wrap a weeklong series of events, including club shows and a film festival, in the city to benefit American farmers.
"It's good to be back in Illinois where it all started," Nelson said Monday at a press conference at Chicago's Grant Park. "This state is showing how good food can connect places like Champaign and Chicago. It inspires us to think about family farmers every day. I'm looking forward to playing on the Farm Aid stage, playing music with my friends."

Farm Aid, which began in Champaign in 1985, was the brainchild of Bob Dylan and spearheaded by Nelson and Mellencamp. The concerts have raised $27 million for family-owned American farms.

Tickets to this year's show go on sale July 30th. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Date: Wed, 29 June 2005 11:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: lots of people
Topic: Musician Neil Young added to Live 8 concert in Canada

AP-Live 8-Neil Young Musician Neil Young added to Live 8 concert in Canada

TORONTO (AP) ---- Musician Neil Young has been added to the lineup of the Canadian version of the Live 8 concert.

It's Young's first public performance since he suffered a brain aneurysm in April.

Young will close the concert, which will be held in Barrie, Ontario, north of Toronto.

Besides that show, Live 8 concerts will be staged Saturday in Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, London, Tokyo, Johannesburg and Moscow.

Musician Bob Geldof organized the shows to draw attention to poverty in Africa.

Date: Fri, 24 June 2005 17:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Neil's next performance

NEIL YOUNG will perform -- for the first time since suffering a brain aneurysm -- at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium August 15th to 19th. The five-night stand will be taped for the performance DVD Young is working on with filmmaker JONATHAN DEMME

Date: Fri, 24 June 2005 17:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Mark Nielsen
Topic: Bridge School 2005

The Bridge School concert dates have been released. October 29 and 30

Date: Wed, 15 June 2005 20:30 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad H
Topic: Neil Young special

In your bookstore is now available a Q/MOJO special about Neil Young. It's 148 pages of Neil. It has reviews of all the albums, lots of articles about Neil and a article about CSN&Y. Also a storys about Buffalo Springfield and lots and lots of pictures.
More info is available at http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.page&fixture_page=116524&resource=116524

Date: Tue, 14 June 2005 4:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Jeff Daignault
Topic: Scott Young passed away

Scott Young, 87
Monday, June 13, 2005 Updated at 9:15 PM EDT

Canadian Press

Peterborough, Ont. — Canadian journalist and author Scott Young has died at the age of 87.

Mr. Young — father of pop music icon Neil Young — died Sunday in Kingston, Ont.

Full story

Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 8:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Bad New Beat
Topic: Neil Young guest performance

05-16-2005, The Joint, Los Angeles, California guests w/ Jack Tempchin and the Usual Suspects

1. Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It
2. The Rover
3. Up To My Neck
4. Jumping Jack Flash
5. Powderfinger
6. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
7. Just Like Me
8. I Wanna Be Sedated
9. Happy
10. Down By The River
11. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
12. Got Me Rocking
13. Down Payment Blues

Jack Tempchin and the Usual Suspects:
Waddy Wachtel (Keith Richards' X-Pensive Winos and Stevie Nicks' band)
Phil Jones (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on drums)
Rick the bass player (from Neil Young's band)
Bernard Fowler (vocals for the Rolling Stones)

Jason Seday?
Keith Allison (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
Neil Young

"Down By The River" runs in excess of 30 minutes and Neil's really working Waddy's black Les Paul..."

Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 8:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Bad New Beat
Topic: ASCAP

Comes a time for a tux; Surprise -- Neil Young turns up to accept the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Founders Award. Randy Lewis

18 May 2005
Los Angeles Times

If an elite black-tie awards dinner in Beverly Hills isn't No. 1 on the list of Neil Young's Least Favorite Hangouts, it'd be a lock for the Top 5.

Yet there was the elusive, unpredictable rocker Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel among 800 music industry heavyweights -- guest of honor, no less, at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' annual pop music awards.

After stepping off the red carpet, pausing while a battery of photographers snapped shots, Young, beer in hand, cracked that enigmatic half-smile and conceded that he doesn't do this sort of thing much.

Who'd expect anything less from a key voice of the '60s counterculture, a man known for flouting convention routinely through a twisting, turning career, who rarely turns up at high-end industry parties -- and when he does it's often in a flannel shirt and well-worn jeans?

In 1997, Young boycotted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame awards when he was inducted as a member of Buffalo Springfield because he didn't think the ceremony should be televised.

"I decline to take part in this TV presentation and be trotted out like some cheap awards show," he said then. "There are already too many of these."

On Monday, however, he arrived for the "creative black-tie" event in a sharp, Westernized black tux, black shirt and striking black-and-silver bolo tie. He may have left the flannel and denim at home on his remote Northern California ranch, but he brought his sense of humor.

Accepting ASCAP's highest songwriting honor, the Founders Award, Young gazed into an idealized future and told the 800 onlookers: "I guess my mission will be to boldly go where no hippie has gone before."

Because ASCAP's event recognizes songwriters rather than performers or record sales, it has special meaning for many.

"That's why I'm here," the 59-year-old Canadian said.

Still, it's anybody's guess how seriously one of pop music's most mercurial artists would look on an event that honored Joni Mitchell and Ashlee Simpson on the same night.

Young, however, said "I'm speechless" at joining such previous winners as Mitchell, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Stevie Wonder, and Paul McCartney. (BMI, the other major U.S. performing rights group, was scheduled to give its top award the next night to Paul Simon.)

Later, Young was anything but, extemporizing a six-minute acceptance speech that started with a long, heartfelt tribute to his wife, Pegi, for sticking through each of his careening career twists and turns during their 27-year marriage.

"A lot of relationships have gone down the tubes at the hands of the muse," he said, looking toward the table where Pegi sat with their children, Amber and Ben, as well as Neil's older son, Zeke, with actress Carrie Snodgress.

He acknowledged the other honorees, many of them R&B and hip-hop artists including Usher, OutKast's Big Boi and producer-writer-rapper Jermaine Dupri, whose work ranked among 2004's most performed songs by ASCAP members.

"I can't rap," Young said wryly. "I think I've done everything else, so if I start to do that, just shoot me," he quipped. He quickly added, "But I love good rap. And most things I like do turn up in some form, so keep your eyes peeled."

Indeed, if there's been a constant through his storied career it would be the element of surprise. That facet of Young's personality figured into salutary comments from music industry veteran Mo Ostin, head of Warner Bros. Records during the majority of Young's years with the company's Reprise label.

Ostin referred to "the honor of working with, and for, Neil Young," noting that when Young had produced hits such as "Heart of Gold" "it was a very profitable honor.... It hasn't always been an easy honor" and outlined some of the requests Young made of label executives over the years, including one that they print the covers for his 1972 "Harvest" album on biodegradable paper.

Ostin outlined how Young typically came to the label's offices when he'd finished recording a new album to play it for execs and invite their comments.

"We'd tell him what we thought," Ostin said, "and then Neil would decide whether he wanted to make any changes."

Young, who exhibited no ill effects of his recent treatment for a brain aneurysm, made no attempt to explain why he, more than virtually any other rocker born of the '60s, has remained hip among succeeding generations of listeners and musicians.

"I've been at the top and I've been at the bottom," Young said, "I've been a has-been. But I just do what I do and every few years things come back around again."

Echoing that theme of deja vu, Young said, "Fortunately, tomorrow I'll be going in to play my new record for my label."

Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 8:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: ASCAP

Young Honored in L.A.

Rocker makes first public appearance since surgery at ASCAP awards

Making his first public appearance since his April surgery for a brain aneurysm, Neil Young received the Founders Award, given to "pioneering songwriters," at ASCAP's twenty-second-annual Pop Music Awards Monday in Los Angeles. Folk duo the Indigo Girls performed a rousing acoustic rendition of Young's "Down by the River," and a video with clips stretching from black-and-white footage of Buffalo Springfield to the recent concept album/movie Greendale celebrated Young's music. Mo Ostin, the former head of Warner Bros. Records and the man who gave Young his first solo recording contract, then took the stage to introduce the veteran rocker.

"There is only one Neil Young," said Ostin, recounting their turbulent but fruitful collaboration. "Neil's first album for Reprise had a great song, 'The Loner.' Looking back, it defines Neil: a man willing to stand alone. He follows his own brilliant -- and shaky -- muse."

Young, who had been seated at a table with his wife and son, took the stage and thanked Ostin, ASCAP president and chair Marilyn Bergman. After a meandering start -- "I should have written something down!" -- Young told the crowd, "It's great to be able to do what you want to do." Perhaps acknowledging the evening's other honorees, including OutKast, Young added, "I can't get up and rap. If I do that, I think you'll get up and shoot me. My mission now is to go where no hippie has gone before. And tomorrow, I go back to Reprise and give them another record." Young has been at work on his next album in Nashville, with longtime collaborators keyboardist Spooner Oldham, guitarist Ben Keith and drummer Carl Himmel.
From Rolling Stone (next issue)

Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 8:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Bad New Beat
Topic: ASCAP

ASCAP honors Neil Young, whose musical legacy will continue to rock the free world and enrich generations to come.

Music visionary Neil Young is like one of the "Four Strong Winds" in fellow Canadian Ian Tyson's classic song, so memorably covered by Neil in 1978 - one of "those things that don't change, come what may." While Young's music changes and evolves constantly, his impact as a songwriter, performer, guitarist and recording artist remains as forceful as ever, even as his career approaches the 40-year mark. Prolific, unpredictable, idiosyncratic, uncompromising, provocative, vital and timeless are all terms that apply to Young's incredible artistic output. Full Story

Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 23:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Bad News Beat
Topic: Nashville concert film

Australia's The Age reports:

[Jonathon Demme's] planning another concert film with Young, scheduled to begin filming in the northern summer at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville.

Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 23:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Bad News Beat
Topic: Neil Young Will Receive Top Honors On May 16th

Pop / Rock (2005-05-11) Neil Young & Jermaine Dupri Will Receive Top Honors On May 16th At The ASCAP Pop Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (ASCAP) - Neil Young will be receiving top honors at the Pop Music Awards gala in May. Young will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award, which is one of the most distinguished honors that the Society bestows, paying tribute to pioneering songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music.

Neil Young joins this select group of songwriters and composers which includes Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Elvis Costello, Quincy Jones, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Smokey Robinson, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Tom Waits, and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.

In receiving the ASCAP Golden Note Award, a prestigious honor that the Society bestows on its members, Jermaine Dupri joins a select group of songwriters and composers that includes such diverse songwriters as Jay-Z, Garth Brooks, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, José Feliciano, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Elton John, Tom Petty and Andre Previn.

Attending this evening is Neil Young, Jermaine Dupri as well as Usher, Dashboard Confessional, Clay Aiken, Indigo Girls, Lucinda Williams, Twista, Big Boi of Outkast, Graham Edwards, Scott Storch, Ahmet Ertegun, Mo Ostin, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, J-Kwon, Rick Nowels, Sean Paul, Remy-Ma, John Shanks, Ashford & Simpson, and more.

WHAT: The 22nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2005, Buffet 6 PM WHERE: The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Francesco
Topic: Neil Young awarded

The Environmental Protection Agency honored 11 Bay Area residents, including a Moraga high school student, rock star Neil Young, and a Santa Rosa police detective, for their efforts in protecting and preserving the environment at the Seventh Annual Environmental Awards Ceremony Thursday.

Hillsborough resident Neil Young, the musician behind such hits as "After the Gold Rush,'' was honored for using alternative fuels like biodiesel and vegetable oil to power buses and trucks carrying his equipment during a month-long tour, the EPA reported. Young's goal was to prove that it was possible to deliver goods anywhere in North America without relying on foreign fuel. Full story

Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 22:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Cornell
Topic: Neil Young news from Astrid Young's site

From Astrid Young's site.
I know you all know about my brother's mishap, and many have been sending their sincere best wishes, and we all thank you with love. He's feeling good, has everything under control, and is back in the saddle, having returned to Nashville to continue working on his new record. Sounds like it's going to be exciting: Spooner Oldham, Ben Keith, Carl Himmel, kind of reminiscent of Harvest Moon, eh? Neil's message to everyone: watch your blood pressure! (He even sent our brother Bob a blood pressure machine so he could keep on top of it!) Good luck, Neil, it's going to be the best record ever! Of course, i wish I was there, but I am very busy with my own brand of karmic healing right now.

Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 2100:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Peter van der Heide
Topic: Neil Young thanks fans


Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 21:40:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Young Tried to get to Junos

Angela Pacienza
The Canadian Press
03 April 2005, Calgary Herald

Neil Young fully expected to recover in time to attend Sunday's Junos despite having brain surgery late last month(they obviously meant week not month!cs), says his longtime friend and fellow musician Randy Bachman.

Bachman, who spoke to Young on the telephone Friday, said the rock legend went for a walk following Tuesday's operation in New York, but "had something go wrong. They had to rush him back into the hospital."

But Young has since left the hospital and was staying in a New York hotel, Bachman added.
He said, 'I'm OK. I could probably come and be carried on stage and play but I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me,' " Bachman said late Friday after performing at one of many Juno parties across the city.

Young learned he had a brain aneurysm two weeks ago and would need surgery to correct the dangerous, sometimes fatal, clot. He purposely scheduled it early in the week thinking he'd be back on his feet quickly, said Bachman, who's been friends with Young since the two were teens.

The 59-year-old Young even had his gear sent to Winnipeg. The big message, said Brunton, is that Young is going to be OK.

"He's the native son and it looks like he's going to get through this," he said.

Young asked for a "rain check" from both Winnipeg and the Junos.

Bachman said his friend fully intends to visit the city soon and is likely to perform at next year's Junos in Halifax.

"I want to come back," Young said through Bachman. "I owe Winnipeg a gig and I owe the Junos a gig."

Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2005 10:25:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Many
Topic: Neil Young treated for 'dangerous' aneurysm

Friday, April 1, 2005

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Rocker Neil Young was treated for a "dangerous brain aneurysm" this week but is expected to make a full recovery, his agent said Friday.

Young underwent "minimally invasive neuroradiology" treatment Tuesday at a New York hospital and remains hospitalized.

"The procedure corrected the problem and has been characterized as a complete success with a total recovery. And resumption of normal activities by the 59-year-old rock legend is predicted for the near future," agent Bob Merlis said in a statement.

Young began experiencing problems in New York nearly three weeks ago, on March 14, after he performed with The Pretenders at their induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Later that night, he experienced blurred vision.

A neurologist gave Young an MRI scan, discovered the aneurysm and scheduled the procedure for this week. Young traveled to Nashville for recording work before returning to New York for the procedure.

"He is now resting comfortably and has made a full recovery, but we strongly recommend that he not travel for several days," said Dr. Pierre Gobin with the New York-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Young had to cancel his performance Sunday at the Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.

"I'm really disappointed that I won't be able to make it to Winnipeg for the Junos as I had hoped. I grew up there and was really looking forward to the show as well as spending some time with my old friends and family," Young said in a written statement.

An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel, much like a bulge on an over-inflated inner tube, and can be fatal if it ruptures, causing a hemorrhagic stroke.

During minimally invasive neuroradiology procedures, doctors insert a catheter through the groin and into the brain, and small coils are used to clear up the bulge.


Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:59:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Buffalo Springfield Reunion? Neil's call

These days he's better known as Pastor Richie than one of the co-founders of seminal rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Poco. But Richie Furay, who's called Boulder home since 1971, is slowly dipping his toes back into the world of mainstream music.
Observers thought the '60s folk-rock combo might reform a few years ago, when mercurial Neil Young released a wistful reminiscence, "Buffalo Springfield Again," on his Silver and Gold album, and the band worked together on a career-spanning box set. But it wasn't to be ­ and now can't be, since original Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died last year.

"I actually was talking to Neil several weeks ago, and he was thinking maybe he, Stephen (Stills) and I could go out and do a small, intimate thing of some sort," Furay says. "But that'll be his call, when he's ready. It's funny, because the Springfield was really Stephen's band at the time, but Neil pretty much calls the shots on that one now."

Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 11:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Francesco
Topic: video clip PRETENDERS with Neil Young

In this website there are some video clips with U2 + PRETENDERS with Neil Young
Click on VIDEO

Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: bh
Topic: ASCAP to Honor Neil

ASCAP to Honor Neil Young at 22nd Annual Pop Music Awards on May 16th in Los Angeles

18 March 2005
12:55 GMT
Business Wire
(c) 2005 Business Wire. All Rights Reserved.

NEW YORK - (BUSINESS WIRE) - March 18, 2005 - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that it will honor Neil Young with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award during the 22nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards gala. The invitation-only awards dinner will take place on May 16th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The event will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed songs of 2004.

The ASCAP Founders Award is one of the most distinguished honors that the Society bestows, paying tribute to pioneering songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music. Neil Young joins this select group of songwriters and composers which includes Elvis Costello, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, Tom Waits, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.

With nearly fifty albums to his credit, Neil Young has proved to be one of the most prominent and influential artists of his time. Throughout his career, Neil Young has touched on many different genres of music and vocal styles. From folk and country to rock, from his days with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and throughout his solo career and his many collaborations, Young has delivered his prolific songwriting talents and unique sound to decades of discerning music listeners. He continues to be a major voice and influence in music today.

A 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Neil Young has been writing, recording and performing songs for more than 30 years creating such hits as "Heart of Gold," "Cinnamon Girl," "Hey Hey, My My," "Ohio," "Down by the River," "Harvest Moon" and "Rockin in the Free World."

"Neil's music has sent powerful messages to generations and his work is as meaningful today as it was when his career began in the '60's," quotes ASCAP President & Chairman, Marilyn Bergman. "How proud we are to celebrate Neil Young's career at our Pop Music Awards gala by presenting him with the ASCAP Founders Award."

The 2005 Pop Music Awards will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed songs of 2004. Special awards will be given to "Songwriter of the Year," "Song of the Year," "Publisher of the Year" in addition to the presentation of the "College Vanguard Award," which recognizes the impact of new and developing musical genres that help shape the future of American music and which gain early popularity on college radio.


Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading Performing Rights Organization in the U.S., representing the world's largest repertory which totals over 8 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 200,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members. Additionally, ASCAP represents the works in the repertories of 70 affiliated foreign performing rights organizations created by many thousand affiliated international members. ASCAP is committed to protecting the rights of its members by licensing and collecting royalties for the public performance of their copyrighted works, and then distributing these fees to the Society's members based on performances. Unlike the other American Performing Rights Organizations, ASCAP's Board of Directors is made up solely of writers and publishers, elected by the membership every two years.

Bobbi Marcus Public Relations & Events, Inc. Bobbi Marcus, 310-889-9200 bmarcuspr@aol.com or ASCAP Pauline Stack, 212-621-6278 pstack@ascap.com

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Rolling Stone Mag Interprets Hall of Fame Plus....

Neil Young offered high praise for New Wave rockers the Pretenders, explaining that he and Crazy Horse mined the band's debut album for ideas in the early Eighties. "They went through all the heartache that rock & roll is built on. They lost two key members and they never gave up," said Young, referring to the deaths of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and bassist Pete Farndon. Frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and the band's current lineup -- which includes founding drummer Martin Chambers -- then blasted through fierce, punked-up versions of "Message of Love," "My City Was Gone" (with Young adding squalling lead guitar) and "Precious."

15 March 2005, Newsday

But one of the evening's highest points came when The Pretenders, the aggressive rock band fronted by Chrissie Hynde, were inducted by the iconoclastic Neil Young. Hynde invoked the memory of former bandmembers Jimmy Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon, both of whom died of drug overdoses. But aside from that, she kept her speech short, extolling the virtues of basic rock and roll. "All I really have to say about it is, two notes. Boom boom, boom boom. Never change it."

Hynde and original drummer Martin Chambers played three songs with two session musicians, beginning with a rough, sloppy version of "Message Of Love." Young joined the group on "My City Was Gone," using his trademark choppy style on a solo in the song's midsection, but left to let Hynde take charge of the sexually charged "Precious." (Hynde even found time to tell an off-color joke about a farmer and a duck.)

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Neil at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 14th

Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'Jays and Percy Sledge, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and agent Frank Barsalona were welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March 14) during the 20th annual gala ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

After an off-the-cuff induction speech from Neil Young, the Pretenders paid tribute to late members James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon, "without whom we wouldn't be here," lead singer Chrissie Hynde said. "On the other hand, without us they might have been here, but that's the way it works in rock'n'roll."
Hynde told a characteristically off-color joke while drummer Martin Chambers got ready behind the kit. The group then rocked through "Message of Love," a sizzling "My City Was Gone" with a surprise guest appearance by Young and the wiry, sexy "Precious," the leadoff track from its self-titled 1980 debut.

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 21:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: "Grumpy"
Topic: No CSNY in 2005

I guess it's "official", as it comes from a very reliable source: "No CSNY this year. Last week Neil replied 'no' to a CSNY Europe summer tour proposal. He's taking a long hiatus from live concerts for the entire 2005.

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 21:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: New Book on Neil

Dr. William Echard is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music and Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario. The name of the book is "Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy." You can advance order it at:




Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: reporting from Billboard Mag

Along with an impressive slate of inductees, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will boast some impressive star power in the form of Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Neil Young, who will present the honorees. The March 14 ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel will be filmed by VH1, which will air highlights on a March 19 special.
Rod Stewart will reportedly induct Percy Sledge, while Young pay tribute to the Pretenders

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 22:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: François
Topic: Neil's new album due to be released

A BMG representative told me a few days ago that they have a new Neil Young Cd due in April 2005 on the Sanctuary label ! So it seems those rumours of the Greatest Hits CD being a sell-off of his contract with Reprise were true (and the poor quality of this Greatest Hits seems to prove he quits Reprise on a negative note). I could not get more information about the Cd to be released. I'll try to get some more information in the weeks to come and I'll share it with you of course.

Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: BH
Topic: Neil on new album this summer

15 February 2005
World Entertainment News Network

Feb 15, 2005 (WENN via COMTEX) --

Rock 'n' roller JERRY LEE LEWIS is following in late pal RAY CHARLES' footsteps by bringing his famous friends together for a new album.

The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE singer has invited SIR MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS, ERIC CLAPTON, TOBY KEITH and NEIL YOUNG to join him on the new project.

The album will be released this summer (05). (KL/DV/GES)

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: CS
Topic: Chili Peppers, Neil Young Honor Brian Wilson

Chili Peppers, Neil Young Honor Brian Wilson

The Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked things off with a version of "I Get Around," while Young dedicated "In My Room" not only to Wilson, but to his late brothers, Dennis and Carl.

Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Buzz Person
Topic: CSNY 2005 Summer tour

I got this from Crosby a minute or two ago...:

"From: David Crosby
To: Buzz Person
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: CSNY Eurotour 2005 ?????

did NOT say that ....said we would like to .....please post"

As I've always said, be weary of what you read in the Press... especially if it's in a different language... its probably certainly not worth repeating unless substantiated... will only cause further wild rumors, etc.

Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Dolf van Stijgeren
Topic: CSNY 2005 Summer tour

The German 'Tagesspiegel' published an interview with David Crosby on 6. February 2005 quoting Crosby saying they (CSNY) will play in the summer.

You can find the German interview here: http://archiv.tagesspiegel.de/archiv/06.02.2005/1633386.asp

Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Cathy
Topic: Neil performs at MusiCares dinner

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michelle Branch, the Backstreet Boys and Guestlove from the Roots are among the artists scheduled to honor Brian Wilson at the MusiCares dinner and concert Friday at the Palladium in Hollywood. Jon Lovitz is hosting the event, which will also feature Barenaked Ladies, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Darlene Love, Shelby Lynne, Michael McDonald, Richie Sambora, Neil Young and Earth, Wind & Fire. ... Take Two Interactive, the producer of the wildly popular/socially reprehensible "Grand Theft Auto" series of video games, has acquired the rights to publish video games based on FOX's canceled/un-canceled cult cartoon "Family Guy." It's unclear on which platforms the game will be available, though it's tentatively scheduled to hit stores in 2006. ...

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 22:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: John A. Major, Jr.
Topic: Neil performs at The 2005 JUNO Awards

Press release For immediate release Neil Young and The Tragically Hip to Perform at The 2005 JUNO Awards, Canada’s Music Awards 34th Annual JUNO Awards To Be Broadcast Sunday, April 3 on CTV TORONTO, January 26, 2005: - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) together with CTV announced today the first of a long list of stellar acts confirmed to perform at the 2005 JUNO Awards: The Tragically Hip and Winnipeg’s own rock and roll legend Neil Young. CTV will broadcast the Awards, live from Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings). Entertaining audiences for more than four decades, Neil Young is an international rock and roll icon. His involvement with some of music’s most influential bands, including Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, has paved the way for other rock legends such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The three-time Juno Award winner and member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; in 1995 as a solo artist and again in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. Tagged the “godfather of grunge”, Young has made use of more than his musical talents as a director of three movies, the owner of Vapor Records and as one of the founders of Farm Aid, to which he remains on their board of directors. His outstanding contribution to music and the arts represents the quality of Canadian talent. The 2005 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, The Tragically Hip bring their legendary live experience to the JUNO stage. Throughout a career that has spanned over two decades, The Hip, including Rob Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gord Sinclair, have achieved mass popularity and critical acclaim, winning eleven JUNO Awards and selling over 6 million albums in Canada alone. In 2004, The Tragically Hip delivered another feverish compilation with In Between Evolution. Hosted by Canadian television star Brent Butt, The 2005 JUNO Awards, Canada’s Music Awards, will be broadcast for its fourth year on CTV, Sunday, April 3 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB. In April 2004, 1.51 million viewers made The 2004 JUNO Awards the most watched show in Canada on the night of its broadcast. In all, more than five million Canadians tuned in to watch some part of the broadcast. More on Page /2…

Sponsors for The 2005 JUNO Awards include FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. Broadcast sponsors for the event are General Motors, Pantene Pro-V, Doritos and Nice ‘n Easy. For more information on the 34th annual JUNO Awards, visit the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) Web site at www.junoawards.ca. About CARAS: The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through television vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on the 34th annual JUNO Awards, visit the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) Web site at www.junoawards.ca. The 2005 JUNO Awards will air live on CTV, on Sunday, April 3, 2005. About CTV: CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It boasts the number-one national newscast, CTV News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 14 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by Bell Globemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company site at www.ctv.ca. Web Links: JUNO Awards: http://www.junoawards.ca Neil Young Web site: http://www.neilyoung.com The Tragically Hip Web site: http://www.thehip.com

Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 22:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: The Booksmith
Topic: Neil Young Book Signing

Neil Young --- booksigning for "Greendale"
Tuesday, December 14th at 6 pm
at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco)

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Neil Young will be signing copies of his new book, "Greendale," at The Booksmith on Tuesday, December 14th at 6 pm. This is Neil Young's only scheduled book signing. Neil Young will be joined by James Mazzeo, illustrator of this just released book.

In "Greendale", musician Neil Young has masterfully blended his activist bent with a poetic perversity and the irresistible musical hooks that have made him a legend. Joining the previously released music CD of the same name, the elaborately-staged concerts, the movie, and the DVD, this just published book provides a satisfying literary and visual complement to the multimedia masterpiece that is Neil Young's Greendale.

Neil Young is one of the seminal performers in the history of popular music. His career as a solo performer is legendary. His body of work includes the classic albums After the Gold Rush, Harvest, Rust Never Sleeps and Freedom. He has continued writing and performing new and groundbreaking music into his fourth decade as a recording artist. James Mazzeo is a life-long painter and a veteran of the 60's psychedelic era and rock 'n roll light show art world. His work is in major art collections worldwide. Both young and Mazzeo reside in California.

Please note: this is a booksigning only. Due to time constraints, Neil Young and James Mazzeo will only be signing copies of "Greendale".

Booksmith author events are free and located at our San Francisco store (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco). For further information, please call 415-863-8688 or visit our website at www.booksmith.com If you can't attend an event and would like to purchase an autographed book, please telephone or email the Booksmith at read AT booksmith DOT com

an independent bookstore serving San Francisco since 1976 !

The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, California 94117
415-863-8688 or 1-800-493-7323

Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 08:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Toni
Topic: Neil Young Book Signing

Just added to The Booksmith site:

JUST ADDED: Please join us for a rare booksigning with one of the most influential singer/songwriters of his generation. NEIL YOUNG will be signing copies of his new book Greendale at The Booksmith on Tuesday, December 14th at 6 pm. This is Neil Young's only book signing in the whole world. Don't miss it! Neil Young will be joined by James Mazzeo, illustrator of this just released book. Please note: this is a booksigning only. Due to time constraints, Neil Young and James Mazzeo will only be signing copies of the special edition hardback issue of Greendale (hardcover, $99.95).

See: www.booksmith.com

Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Autoroute Rouge
Topic: Neil Young Biography

There is a Neil Young Biography on A&E Sunday morning and on The Biography Channel Sunday night (check your local listings for the time) .

From the A&E site...

Neil Young.
Airs on Sunday, November 14 at 10:00am ET

Starting out as a folk-rocker with bands like Buffalo Springfield in the 1960s and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young in the '70s, Neil Young established himself as an original, compelling voice of rebellion for the Woodstock generation. But while other icons of that generation faded, Young's uncompromising, rebellious spirit crashed through generational barriers. He was embraced by Punk Rockers and '80s bands like Devo and Sonic Youth. In the 1990s, he was dubbed "The Godfather of Grunge". Young has proven himself to be one of the most durable of all the rock musicians of his generation. TVPG

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad H
Topic: Live Aid dvd is available

This week the Live Aid dvd set was released. For more info check www.liveaiddvd.net

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 14:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: BH
Topic: Neil Young is said to have hours of unreleased material

Neil Young is said to have hours of unreleased material.

The Patriot Ledger

Neil Young, ''Times Square'' (1988)
Neil Young, ''Island in the Sun'' (1982)
Neil Young, ''Homegrown'' (1972)

The insider's skinny on Neil Young is that he has more unreleased material backlogged than in his entire available output. Not a surprise, considering the chameleonic folk rocker's tendency to experiment and straddle multiple genres.

These three projects are but snapshots, with scattered songs turning up every so often in Young's live sets. Although the super-hyped, definitive Neil Young box set has been delayed longer than Guns 'n' Roses' ''Chinese Democracy,'' rumor has it it may comprise almost entirely unreleased material.

Full story:

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Raymond Tait
Topic: Springfield bassist dies

Springfield bassist dies
Published 12 10 04

Enigmatic Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer has died at the age of 58. Its thought he had a heart attack.

He famously collaborated with Neil Young; first in the Mynah Birds, then the pair then formed Buffalo Springfield together, setting the scene for much of the folk rock protest music of the 60s.

He was a mysterious presence in the band, playing with his back to the audience,and often photographed with hair covering his face.

Palmer also made a solo record in the early 70s.

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 8:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Sharry

12 October 2004
20:04 GMT
World Entertainment News Network

Oct 12, 2004 (WENN via COMTEX) --
The release of NEIL YOUNG's GREENDALE book has been delayed due to problems with eco-friendly soya ink.
Printing of the book - which accompanies his political album and film of the same name - has been pushed back to November (04) because environmental activist Young insisted on using organic soya ink in the production process.

The trilogy tells the tale of a town's struggle against corporate greed and environmental destruction - with the book featuring such extras as a philosophical overview from the HARVEST MOON musician, biographies and family trees of the main characters and wood cuts by illustrator JAMES MAZZEO. (SC/UN/TN)

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Frank de Vries
Topic: Rumor European concert Neil and Stephen Stills

rumors say soon to be a european concert (not saying where, probably paradiso amsterdam) that Neil Young and his good old friend Stephen Stills will be reunited for a secret gig. besides of this amazing rumor they will release a second album together.

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Gabe Downey
Topic: Neil and Pegi show up in Detroit

Neil Young and his wife Pegi showed up on the Vote for change tour tonite in Detroit at the James Taylor and Dixie Chicks concert Sunday the 3rd.

He played Harvest Moon and Heart of Gold

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: David Lybrand
Topic: Billy Talbot's first album

Billy Talbot's first album is coming out tomorrow (the 5th).
For more info check http://BillyTalbotBand.com

Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 18:45:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Tim Magaw
Topic: Pegi and Neil showed up at the Pearl Jam Vote For Change show in Toledo

Last night Pegi and Neil showed up at the Pearl Jam Vote For Change show in Toledo. He performed..
encore 2 (acoustic): Harvest Moon (Neil Young, Ed, & Pegi Young)
encore 3 (Neil Young w/ Pearl Jam & Peter Frampton): All Along the Watchtower, Act of Love, Cortez the Killer, Rockin' in the Free World

Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2004 22:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: John Duncan
Topic: Neil's Greatest Hits released in November

According to his UK record company Neil has a Greatest Hits album out in November. It isn't the archives though the archives are, they say, going to happen next year (yeah right, of course they are).

There is also scheduled to be a release of the Greendale book at the same time (304 pages, $23.95/£17.99, printed on recycled paper using soya ink - I kid you not).

Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: The Family Jules
Topic: After the Goldrush movie

There's an article/interview about the Greendale movie in the brand new issue of UK's Uncut magazine.

Usual stuff except for one interesting little item.....

For his next movie project, Neil is thinking of taking another album and having actors mime and act out the story as they did in Greendale. The album in question is After the Goldrush. Neil mentioned how the songs were written for Dean Stockwell's movie that never happened in the first place, and that he'd like to finally make a movie with those songs.

Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 02:20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Tom Filmyer
Topic: McCartney to play at Bridge benefit

McCartney to play at Bridge benefit
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 (SF Chronicle)

Sir Paul McCartney will headline Neil and Pegi Young's 18th annual Bridge School benefit on Oct. 23-24 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. Tickets will go on sale Sunday.

McCartney and Young will also appear together Oct. 15 at McCartney's fourth annual Adopt-a-Minefield gala Oct. 15 at Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel. Tickets to that benefit start at $500.

Also appearing at Young's all-acoustic fund-raiser for the Bay Area school for children with severe communication disabilities will be Tony Bennett, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Sonic Youth, Los Lonely Boys and Tegan and Sara.

Tickets are available throughthe Shoreline box office, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; (650) 967-3000; or Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com. Reserved-seat tickets cost $55.75 and lawn seating is $38.75.

Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 03:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: joe belock
Topic: Neil on Live Aid DVD

Looks like Neil only approved two songs for this thing. I guess either Nothing Is Perfect's title has changed or these guys just got it wrong. Though looking at the Cars song "HeartBREAK City" they have have gotten it wrong.

from Undercover Media:

The tracklisting for the Live Aid DVD will include the bonus footage from Australia featuring INXS and Holland featuring BB King.

Although the event was held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, there were crosses via satellite to various countries including Sydney, Australia where INXS performed 'Don't Change' and 'What You Need' for the global audience.

The historic Live Aid event took place on July 13, 1985. It was put together by Bob Geldof to raise money for the starving in Africa. He later earned a knighthood for his work.

The complete concert (minus a performance by Led Zeppelin who refused to allow their footage to be used on this charity DVD) will be released by Warner Vision on November 8.

The complete tracklisting (with just a Run-DMC track still to be cleared is:

BBC News report Including Michael Buerk's report from Korem in Ethiopia
Band Aid 'Do They know It's Christmas?' Video
USA for Africa 'We Are the World' Video

Intro by Richard Skinner Voice Over only UK
Coldstream Guards Fanfare UK
Coldstream Guards National Anthem UK
Tommy Vance intro to Status Quo Voice Over only UK
Status Quo 'Rockin' All Over the World' UK
Status Quo 'Caroline' UK
Tommy Vance intro to Style Council Voice Over only UK
Style Council 'Internationalists' UK
Style Council 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' UK
Tommy Vance intro to Boomtown Rats Voice Over only UK
Boomtown Rats 'I Don't Like Mondays' UK
Boomtown Rats 'Drag Me Down' UK
Intro (Harvey Goldsmith) Voice Over only UK
Adam Ant 'Vive Le Rock' UK
Ultravox 'Dancing With Tears in My Eyes' UK
Ultravox 'Vienna' UK
Intro by Andy Peebles Voice Over only UK
Spandau Ballet 'Only When You Leave' UK
Spandau Ballet 'True' UK
Intro by Andy Peebles Voice Over only UK
Elvis Costello 'All You Need is Love' UK
Tommy Vance intro Voice Over only UK
Nik Kershaw 'Wouldn't it be Good' UK
Sade 'Your Love is King' UK
Sting 'Roxanne' UK
Phil Collins 'Against All Odds' UK
Sting & Phil Collins 'Every Breath You Take' UK
Andy Peebles intro Voice Over only UK
Howard Jones 'Hide & Seek' UK
Andy Peebles intro Voice Over only UK
Bryan Ferry 'Slave to Love' UK
Bryan Ferry 'Jealous Guy' UK
Paul Young 'Come Back and Stay' UK
Paul Young & Alison Moyet 'That's the Way Love is' UK
Paul Young 'Every Time You Go Away' UK
Bob Geldof welcomes Philadelphia UK
Jack Nicholson back ref & intro US
Bryan Adams 'Kids Wanna Rock' US
Bryan Adams 'Summer of 69' US
Jack Nicholson intro in vision US
U2 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' UK
U2 'Bad' UK
I/v with Phil Collins & Concorde take off

Beach Boys 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' US
Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' US
Beach Boys 'Surfin USA' US
Bill Graham intro in vision US
Dire Straits & Sting 'Money For Nothing' UK
Dire Straits 'Sultans of Swing' UK
George Thorogood & The Destroyers 'Madison Blues' US
Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody' UK
Queen 'Radio Gaga' UK
Queen 'Hammer to Fall' UK
Queen 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' UK
Queen 'We Will Rock You' UK
Queen 'We Are the Champions' UK
Simple Minds 'Ghost Dancing' US
Simple Minds 'Don't You Forget About Me' US
Andy Peebles intro voice over only UK
David Bowie 'TVC15' UK
David Bowie 'Rebel Rebel' UK
David Bowie 'Modern Love 'UK
David Bowie 'Heroes' UK
David Bowie intro
CBC footage 'Drive' by The Cars VIDEO
Jack Nicholson intro Voice over only US
Joan Baez 'Amazing Grace' US
The Pretenders 'Stop Your Sobbing' US
The Pretenders 'Chain Gang 'US
The Pretenders 'Middle of The Road' US
Jack Nicholson re fire dept in vision US
Jack Nicholson intro to The Who in vision US
The Who 'Love Reign O'er Me' UK
The Who 'Won't Get Fooled Again'UK
Chevy Chase intro in vision US
Kenny Loggins 'Footloose' US
Billy Connolly link to Elton in vision UK
Elton John 'Bennie & The Jets' UK
Elton John 'Rocket Man' UK
Elton John & Kiki Dee 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' UK
Elton John & George Michael 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me' UK
Concorde mid-flight conversation with Phil Collins UK

Bette Midler intros Madonna US
Madonna 'Holiday' US
Madonna 'Into The Groove''US
Freddie Mercury & Brian May 'Is This The World We Created?'UK
Paul McCartney 'Let It Be' UK
Bob link to Band Aid in vision UK
Band Aid Finale 'Do They know It's Christmas?' UK
From Philadelphia
Don Johnson intros Tom Petty in vision US
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 'American Girl' US
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 'Refugee' US
Chevy Chase intro voice over only US
Black Sabbath featuring Ozzy Osbourne 'Paranoid'US
Chevy Chase intro in vision US
REO Speedwagon 'Can't Fight This Feeling' US
REO Speedwagon 'Roll With The Changes' US
Crosby Stills & Nash 'Teach Your Children' US
Judas Priest 'Living After Midnight' US
Judas Priest 'Green Manalishi' US
Bill Graham back ref & thanks Philly in vision US
The Cars 'Just What I Needed' US
The Cars 'Heartbreak City' US
Neil Young 'The Needle &The Damage Done' US
Neil Young 'God's Perfect Plan' US
Thompson Twins, Steve Stevens, Nile Rodgers & Madonna 'Revolution' US
Bill Graham intros in vision US
Eric Clapton 'White Room' US
Eric Clapton 'She's Waiting' US
Eric Clapton 'Layla' US
Jack Nicholson & Bette Midler intro in vision US
Phil Collins (in Philadelphia) 'In The Air Tonight' US
Chevy Chase intro in vision US
Duran Duran 'Union Of The Snake' US
Duran Duran 'Save A Prayer' US
Duran Duran 'The Reflex' US
Patti Labelle 'Imagine' US
Patti Labelle 'Forever Young' US

Hall & Oates 'Maneater' US
Hall & Oates + Eddie Kendricks/David Ruffin 'Get Ready (Cos Here I Come)' US
Hall & Oates + Eddie Kendricks/David Ruffin 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg' US
Hall & Oates + Eddie Kendricks/David Ruffin 'My Girl' US
Bette Midler intro in vision US
Mick Jagger 'Just Another Night' US
Mick Jagger 'Miss You' US
Mick Jagger & Tina Turner 'State of Shock' US
Mick Jagger & Tina Turner 'It's Only Rock n Roll' US
Bill Graham back ref voice over only US
Jack Nicholson intro to Bob Dylan in vision US
Dylan intro to Keith and Ron US
Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood 'Blowing in the Wind' US
Lionel Richie intro in vision US
USA for Africa Finale 'We Are the World' US

INXS - from Australia 'What You Need' Oz
INXS - from Australia 'Don't Change' Oz
B.B. King from North Sea Jazz Festival 'Why I Sing the Blues' Holland
B.B. King from North Sea Jazz Festival 'Don't Answer the Door' Holland
B.B. King from North Sea Jazz Festival 'Rock me Baby' Holland
Ashford & Simpson + Teddy Pendergrass 'Reach Out and Touch' US
Cliff Richard from London 'A World of Difference' UK
Overseas contributors: Austria, Germany, Japan, former USSR, former
Yugoslavia, Norway Edited highlights sequence various
Bowie/Jagger Dancing in the Streets VIDEO
Documentary Food & Trucks & Rock 'n' Roll UK

To Be Confirmed
Run DMC King of Rock US

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 22:20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: BNB
Topic: Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala 2004

The Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala 2004 will be hosted by Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney and held on the 15th October at the Century Plaza Hotel in LA.

Now in its fourth year the event has become one of the largest and most prestigious in the LA social calendar and is covered in newspapers and glossy magazines worldwide.

In previous years Paul has played live with Paul Simon (2001), Steven Stills and Brian Wilson (2002), James Taylor (2003), and this year will be joined by Neil Young.

Prices range from $500 for individual tickets, to $50,000 for a table of 10 in the Chairman's Circle with admission to the meet and greet reception. More information can be obtained by:

Telephoning (001) 310 - 201 - 5033
Faxing (001) 310 - 201 - 5053
E-mailing info@landmines.org


Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 16:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: David Lybrand
Topic: Neil on Sanctuary

The Sanctuary Group is a collector of bands and artists that are no longer considered to be 'profitable" by the majors. They've signed lots of old timers to give them another shot. And they seem to be doing pretty well with it.


With Time-Warner (ie, Warner Brothers, Reprise, Atlantic, etc) tossing out all but their most profitable artists, it's not a surprise that Neil would end up there. Interesting that he's now on the same label as Lynyrd Skynyrd...

They even picked up Neil's "vanity label" (Vapor): http://www.sanctuarygroup.com/index.php?l1=4&getArticleId=665

Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 16:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Bill H
Topic: Neil at Berkeley Community Theatre

Sept. 15th. Solo acoustic. Regular pre-sale on thursday.

Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 16:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: avianeera
Topic: Live at Massey Hall album

I just read on cdon (http://www.cdon.com/main.phtml?navroot=906)that a new album called "Live at Massey Hall" will be released 13-09-2004.

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 21:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Lou W. Cheffy
Topic: Farm Aid Webcast

Those of you who cant hit farm aid but are hoping for a webcast, there is a survey on the farm aid site.

If you know you can't get to Seattle for the show, don't despair. We are trying to create a way for you to be there LIVE! We're hoping to webcast the show right on our website - but before we can finalize the plans, we want to be sure we have the right technology in place to give viewers the best experience possible. We need your help - Click here take a quick survey about the webcast"

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 21:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Dennis M. Widdows
Topic: Bruce Neil Info

From http://greasylake.org/flamingolane/flamingolane.php
Election tour almost official
According to the Los Angeles Times a tour in October featuring a number of major acts, including Bruce Springsteen, is all but certain. The newspaper has received confirmation from several different sources that a tour is indeed going to take place. Apart from Bruce the artists will include Neil Young, REM, Pearl Jam, and possibly Bob Dylan. The article goes on to mention that it will probably be more of an anti-Brush tour than first expected. Not just a tour to get people to vote. Go read the article. You will need a LA Time login in order to access it.

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 14:35:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Lou
Topic: "Greendale" Train Set

Just announced in Lionel 2004 Vol.2 catalog: Neil Young Greendale Lionel Train Set.

Date: Thu, 29 July 2004 20:20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: Greendale DVD

Greendale is released on DVD in the US on July 27. The European version will be released on September 6, 2004

Date: Thu, 29 July 2004 20:20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: John Carter
Topic: Neil on KCRW

Neil is apparently guest dj-ing on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on August 4th and 5th.

Date: Thu, 29 July 2004 20:20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: dironstarr
Topic: Greendale book

Seems we will get a Greendale book in December:

Product Details
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing; (December 10, 2004)
ISBN: 1860746225
Book Description
In Greendale, Neil Young masterfully blended his activist bent with a poetic perversity and the irresistible musical hooks that have made him a legend. In his compelling tale of a multi-generational family living in a small town in California, a cop is murdered, Cousin Jed is arrested, Grandpa confronts the subsequent media onslaught with tragic results and granddaughter Sun Green becomes an environmental activist. Joining the music CD, the elaborately-staged concerts, the movie, and the DVD, this book provides a satisfying literary and visual complement to the multi-media masterpiece that is Neil Young's Greendale.

Date: Sun, 25 July 2004 21:20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Richard
Topic: Bridge Concert Lineup Rumor

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Steve Earle, the Dave Matthews Band, the Dixie Chicks, Bright Eyes, Ani DiFranco, Death Cab for Cutie and International Noise Conspiracy... and possibly Bob Dylan and James Taylor.

Date: Fri, 16 July 2004 23:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Chris
Topic: Live Aid DVD Due in November

"Nov. 10 release date for a four-disc DVD package"
Full story

Date: Tue, 13 July 2004 20:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Autoroute Baron
Topic: Neil in Half Moon Bay

Tonight (July 11) they had a local preview of Greendale at a church here in Half Moon Bay, CA which was featured prominently in the movie. I expected cast members to show up but I didn't expect Neil & Peg to be there. He answered some questions about the movie and said he was working on The Human Highway for release next. I boldly asked him about Journey Through The Past and he said he hoped to get it on DVD one of these days. I was tempted to ask about the Archives but thought I had better not. :-)

Date: Tue, 13 July 2004 20:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Grumpy
Topic: NY Best of album

People at the italian Reprise office say that a Neil Young "best of" will be released in october..... no tracklist yet, but there will be TWO unreleased tracks (nobody knows if they are unreleased live tracks of previously released songs, or unreleased studio "archives" songs, or brand new studio songs.....).

Date: Tue, 13 July 2004 20:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Grumpy
Topic: CSNY 2005 tour

I spoke last week with a VERY reliable source (who prefers to remain unknown), and he told me that there are "serious chances" to have a CSNY Tour sometimes in 2005..... It's Neil's idea, and if he's not changing his mind (as usually often happens), this time there will be also some European gig.

Date: Mon, 12 July 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Hugh Lalande
Topic: Small article says there will be a CSNY tour in 2005

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH **AND** YOUNG... Fans of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are usually pretty happy to see a performance from any one of the quartet. But, the union of all four members tends to get fans pretty excited. So when we caught up with Graham Nash last week, we had to ask if there's any chance of that happening again soon. "We're thinking about January sometime. So I spoke to Neil (Young) and yeah, why not? We seem to make good music together still, and why not?" As Neil Young usually is the deciding factor in whether the quartet will reunite,that seems to bode well for a 2005 trek from CSNY. Meanwhile, Graham Nash is showing off his other talents - photography to be exact - with a new book. It's called Eye To Eye and it's in stores now.

Date: Sun, 11 July 2004 10:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Young Boy
Topic: Hard Rock/Metal Tribute To Neil Young Will Be Released

Metaledge Records President/CEO Chris Cambra announced Friday that the Neil Young hard rock/metal tribute will be released as originally planned. The album faced some legal issues, but as of this summer, those legal issues will be settled. The label is calling all bands worldwide to submit material for consideration for the last two open spots on the album. The album will see a 2005 release date, however no exact date has been scheduled.

Date: Tue, 6 July 2004 23:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: fRed Sun
Topic: Neil playing Canada concert

sept. 17th in duncan, b.c., on vancouver island, an environmental themed concert featuring, among others, randy bachman, and ... neil young. it was just announced on bctv news. yee-ha! they're saying it'll be "possibly bigger than the sars benefit in to last year".

Date: Fri, 2 July 2004 02:00:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Kathy
Topic: Farm Aid 2004

Farm Aid is going to be in Seattle this year. That is what I got this morning hot off the press. It is going to be 18 September at White River Amphitheater

Date: Thur, 1 July 2004 20:40:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Dave Gore
Topic: Greendale The Movie

UK Premiere of Greendale The Movie at the Cambridge Arts Picture House on 11th July 2004 at 8:15pm.
All as part of the 24th Cambridge Film Festival.

Date: Fri, 11 June 2004 22:50:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: buffalospringfieldjc
Topic: Greendale DVD Pushed Back till 7/27/04

According to Video Universe, Greendale the Movie will be out on DVD now on July 27th

Date: Fri, 11 June 2004 22:40:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: David Stark
Topic: Neil Young in London

London, UK: From the Daily Express 6/10/04

NEIL YOUNG is expected to perform live in London on Sunday night at "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!", a concert in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Canadian singer will join Randy Bachman - formerly of Smashey & Nicey's favourite band Bachman-Turner-Overdrive - at the Bloomsbury Theatre, with Dr Hook singer Dennis Locorriere and Graham Gouldman (ex 10cc).

"Neil and I grew up together in Winnipeg and are old friends," says Bachman, who originally arranged the London trip with Young to see The Shadows on Saturday. "We are huge Shadows fans and were persuaded to help raise funds for the charity while we are here." For tickets, phone 020 7388 8822 or visit http://www.theblooomsbury.com

Date: Thur, 10 June 2004 18:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Dave Gore
Topic: Neil Young in London

There is a very strong rumours that Neil is going to be at the London Palladium on monday night for the last ever concert by The Shadows featuring one of Neil's mentors, Hank Marvin.
Lookout management asked for a block of tickets for the show.

Date: Fri, 4 June 2004 23:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Lucas
Topic: Neil Young tribute

June 26, in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, a Neil Young Tribute featuring Cat Power and Iron and Wine, two contemporary singer-songwriters who owe as much to Neil as they do anyone else. There are more musicians, but those are the only ones I'm interested in. Should be amazing -- Cat Power's covers are generally spectacular.

Date: Tue, 1 June 2004 18:10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Roel
Topic: Neil Young Marathon

WBWC 88.3FM "The Sting" (Cleveland) is producing a Neil Young Marathon on July 8th. Eighteen Hours of Neil; a celebration of the man and his music. This event will also be available live online at www.wbwc.com. Hosted By Joe Tarantowski online requests can be sent to request@wbwc.com or call on the request line at 440-826-STING or 440-826-2187

Please help spread the word!
joe t

Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 15:10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: paul bronstein
Topic: New bootleg


A new Neil Young bootleg has surfaced, Timeframe, a 4CD collection of 65 unreleased songs in both studio and live audience recordings. From the titles, we have spotted some rarities like Goodbye Dick, the impromptu song composed by Young during a CSNY concert when they heard that Richard Nixon had resigned as President of the United States. Than thereís the often-bootlegged Sweet Joni, the ballad of Joni Mitchell, that Young performed only once.

Most of the 65 songs have appeared elsewhere on numerous other bootleg compilations. But there are some that are unfamiliar ñ Turbine, Fingers, Hillbilly Band and Dog House. This is yet another reminder of how long fans have waited for the official Neil Young Archives that has been promised for years.

Tracklist: Disc 1: 1. Run Around Babe 2. Donít Pity Me Babe 3.When It Falls, It Falls Over You 4. I Ainít Got The Blues 5. Everybodyís Alone 6. Dance Dance Dance 7. War Song 8. Lonely Weekend 9. Sweet Joni 10. Mediterranean 11. Hawaiian Sunshine 12. Love Art Blues 13. Traces 14. No One Seems To Know 15. Goodbye Dick 16. Give Me Strength 17. Homefires 18. Sad Movies 19. Separate Ways 20. Campaigner (extra long version) 21. Pushed It Over The End 22. Guilty Train

Disc 2: 1. Evening Coconut 2. Lady Wingshot 3. Windward Passage 4. The Price That You Pay 5. Turbine 6. Love Hotel 7. Berlin 8. Soul Of Woman 9. Raininí In Paradise 10. If You Got Love 11. Your Love 12. So Tired 13. Weíre Gonna Rock Forever14. It Might Have Been 15. Beautiful Bluebird 16. Amber Jean 17. Grey Riders

Disc 3: 1. Fingers 2. Nothing Is Perfect 3. Hillbilly Band 4. Leaviní The Top 40 Behind 5. Time Off For Good Behaviour 6. Your Love Again 7. Born To Love 8. I Wonder Why 9. The Road Of Plenty 10.Welcome To The Big Room 11. Bad Fog Of Loneliness 12. Box Car 13. Honey I Got The Blues 14. Dog House 15. Crime Of The Heart 16. Hello Lonely Woman

Disc 4: 1. Find Another Shoulder 2. Ordinary People 3. Walking After Midnight 4. Hitchhiker 5. Live To Ride 6. Theme From Dead Man 7. Modern World 8. Kansas 9. Standing In The Light Of Love 10. Gateway Of Love

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 9:25:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: Neil on tv

Show: Trio Concert Specials
Episode: BBC In Concert: Neil Young
Network: (TRIO) TRIO
Date: Saturday - May 22, 2004
Time: 11:30 pm - 12:00 am ET

Show: Trio Concert Specials
Episode: BBC In Concert: Neil Young
Network: (TRIO) TRIO
Date: Sunday - May 23, 2004
Time: 02:30 am - 03:00 am ET

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 16:05:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: Hyperrust transfered

Today on it's 10th anniversary the Hyperrust site is tranfered to a team of Hyperrusties. They all want to say thank you to David who did a fantastic job the last decade.

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 21:25:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: John Duncan
Topic: Press release

For immediate release -


After a successful theatrical run in over 40 North American cities, Neil Young's Greendale is set for a U.K. DVD release on July 5th 2004. In addition to the Greendale film, the DVD comes with the documentary The Making Of Greendale, which contains interviews with Neil and the cast plus behind the scenes footage. Additional extras include a live performance of 'Be The Rain', full lyrics of all ten songs and a complete Neil Young discography. The DVD, distributed by Sanctuary Visual Entertainment, will retail for £19.99.

In Greendale, Neil Young has made what he calls a 'musical novel', telling the story of a three generational family, a cop's inadvertent murder and the sociopolitical evolution of a girl named Sun Green. Not a concert film, Young directs actors on locations on his Northern Californian home turf to create his Greendale, a rural town microcosm of a world in crisis. He shot the film himself on a German Super 8 underwater camera he loves. Then it was blown up to 35mm, giving the film a rough-hewn, almost Seurat-like look.

Greendale - press release link: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/sanctuary/greendale.htm

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 7:25:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: randy
Topic: Rush recording BS songs

A snippet from a press release: FEEDBACK marks the first time that Rush has recorded songs by other artists and writers. Included are such groundbreaking staples as Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth and Mr. Soul

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 7:20:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Kaurisma
Topic: Neil Young posters

I noticed there is a site out there http://www.thephotoeye.com/featured.html Where the neil young poster for the Bridge School is still being sold, at EVEN higher prices than previously mentioned on your site. Just to let you know, I was duped by this guy as well, as I was told "by him" that the poster was completely legitimate and his "property." I noticed that posters are being sold for $100.00 with the photographer's signature. I wonder if any of this is going to the Bridge School.

Date: Wed, 21 April 2004 18:10:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Paul B
Topic: Greendale release on lp

Just saw that TheMusic.com, the e-service for Classic, has posted special pre-order prices for the Greendale 3-LP set. The 140g is $45 and the 200g is $75. Prospective release date is 5/14. We can only hope there is follow-thru.

Date: Sat, 10 April 2004 10:18:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: elisejk
Topic: Oscar Nominee Carrie Snodgress Dies at 57

LOS ANGELES - Actress Carrie Snodgress, whose 40-year career included an Oscar nomination for "Diary of a Mad Housewife" and memorable roles in "Pale Rider" and "Wild Things," has died. She was 57. Snodgress was hospitalized at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, awaiting a liver transplant when she died of heart failure April 1, her manager, Sidney Craig, said Friday. Her son, Zeke, by rock star Neil Young, was at her side, he said.

Date: Fri, 9 April 2004 07:45:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: ASAMEL@aol.com
Topic: Neil On World Cafe Friday

Friday April 9 - Neil Young Neil Young joins host David Dye on Friday's World Cafi. Neil is one of our all time favorite heritage artists and he's back to discuss his most recent - and might we add great project, "Greendale." Tune in for Neil's take on life, ecology and the road! Join us for this and more songs from your favorite World Cafe artists.

Date: Tue, 6 April 2004 07:45:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Sharry Wilson
Topic: Astrid Young on TV Special

I just read in Starweek, the TV guide that's included in the Saturday edition of the Toronto Star, that Astrid Young is going to be included in a seven-part series about 21 Canadian musicians that is a tribute to the "long-suffering, road-worn performers compelled to survive below the media/music industry radar."

This series is supposedly a "fascinating socio-anthropological essay on the meaningless of the conventional understanding of success." Blocked into themed parcels and hosted over the next seven weeks by Canadian music stars who have "made it" in the conventional sense - in succession, Jimmy Rankin, Randy Bachman, Colin James, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Kim Mitchell and Jim Cuddy - the series opens with "In A Bar Near You."

This is the episode that Astrid Young appears in. It's mentioned that Astrid Young is "a painter, screenwriter and songwriter cursed by being constantly measured against her brother, music legend Neil, who has found serenity in the wine trade." (What!? Astrid's a wino? ;-) ) The series is titled "The Undiscovered Country" and the first episode is airing on station CMT (Country Music Television) at 9 p.m. (EST).

Sharry (Up in T.O. keepin' jive alive)

Date: Mon, 5 April 2004 17:30:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: CMT News Special: Farm Aid - The Fight Goes On on tv

According to Rock on tv CMT News Special: Farm Aid - The Fight Goes On will be broadcasted on Country Music Television.
Date: Wednesday - April 07, 2004 Time: 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm ET

Date: Mon, 5 April 2004 17:25:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: Inside Greendale on tv

According to Rock on tv Neil Young: Inside Greendale will be broadcasted on VH1 Classic.
Date: Saturday - April 10, 2004 Time: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET

Date: Mon, 5 April 2004 08:15:00 GMT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Aad
Topic: Greendale 2nd edition

Greendale 2nd Edition was finally released in Europe at the end of March.

Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 10:11:38 EDT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Neilsoldestfan@aol.com
Topic: On the edge...

In the current issue of Rolling Stone, they list Are You Passionate? at number 2 in their "On The Edge" chart. Wow, when did Neil go on the edge?

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:29:38 +0200    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Jofisch@t-online.de
Topic: No German Top-10

Yesterday I went to the big Media-Markt music-store and looked at the sales list ("Musikmarket"). As I expected, the position of Are You Passionate? has fallen from #11 (first week) to #17 (second week) to #21 (third week). So, this time no Top Ten for Neil in Germany!

I remember that Silver & Gold had been a bigger success exactly two years ago -- it was #1 in Germany. Maybe the upcoming Rock am Ring and Rock im Park shows will give the album a little push...

-They better say it fast-

Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 20:52:12 +0200    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Cor van der Giessen <corgiess@cybercomm.nl>
Topic: Upcoming Astrid

Astrid Young will be releasing an album in May of this year on Inbetweens Records (a small record label in Holland).

After she helps out with Neil's 4 stop Euro tour she will be touring herself in Holland and Belgium. That'll be from May 25th through June 16th. It's a solo acoustic tour, sometimes acompanied by a Dutch singer-songwriter Ad van der Veen.


Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 18:04:20 -0500    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Topic: UTC DVD

A DVD announcement from Warner Music:

Under The Covers: Rock And Roll In L.A. In The '60s-'70s
ID: WEA54480DVD $14.94 Not Rated
UPC: 085365448025 2002
Street: 5/7/2002 Music
Return to a classic era of rock 'n' roll with the community of artists making legendary music during the '60s and '70s. Get to know these musicians and the music they created as they unlock personal memories of those carefree times. You'll be amazed to see how this group of musical artists became a family of friends. Chapters: Mama Cass, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, The Doors, Steppenwolf, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Laurel Canyon, Joni Mitchell, Woodstock, Eagles, Jimmy Webb, David Cassidy, America and Richard Pryor.
Production Stills; Intimate stories; Rare home movies; Original music

Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 14:58:55 -0000    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Pontus.Emilsson@newmedia.se
Topic: AYP on Swedish charts

Are You Passionate? has debuted at #4 on the official Swedish album chart, the highest chart position since I don't know when. This was a surprise, since the reviews here have been quite negative.

The second week it dropped to #12.


Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:35:45 -0400    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Robert Dare <rdare@arcncr.org>
Topic: Rusted Rusted Root

Friday evening went to Elizabethtown College (west of Lancaster, Pennsylvania) to see Rusted Root. During their second set, they cranked right into a good cover of Powderfinger!

The whole scene took me back a "few " years: tickets were $20 ($17 for students) in a college gymnasium. Small crowd (approx 1200). The band sat down at a table in the lobby afterwards to talk with fans and sign CDs, etc. On the whole, a very nice evening.
    Peace, Rob

Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 10:29:55 -0700 (PDT)    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Jarett Griguts <xamiche@yahoo.com>
Topic: Neil tidbit in country vid

Flipping channels through Country Music Television I saw the new video by Kenny Chesney. In it there are 'flashback' scenes that shows his band jamming inside a house. On the wall is a Mirrorball-era Neil Young poster. Coincidentally, the title of the song is "Young" (but it ain't about Neil).

Rust in peace,

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 07:57:47 -0500    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Nic-Arp@uiowa.edu
Topic: Neil on the soundtrack

There's a new movie out about the glory days of California skateboarding called Dogtown and Z-Boys. It's directed by some skating legend, and narrated by Sean Penn. The review I read says the soundtrack features Neil Young. (Also Hendrix, Aerosmith, and others.)


Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 13:40:50 EDT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: JMarr43106@aol.com
Topic: Neil on Leno

According to RockOnTV.com, Neil Young will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 9th.

a dog that bites

Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 12:00:00 EDT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: RE*AC*TOR
Topic: AYP: Top 40

In its second week of sales, Are You Passionate? has stayed in the Top 40 on the Billboard chart, placing at position 32.

On International charts:

  • In Holland it moved from first week's #61 up to #21 in its second week.
  • In Italy it debuted at #21.

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 21:45:38 +0100    Evening Coconut
Reporter: cyman davies <cyman@itl.net>
Topic: Liam sez...

Here's a quote from Liam Gallagher of Oasis, in Q magazine...

"If you like the Beatles, Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd or Neil Young -- that's it. You're away. You don't need to listen to anything else ever".

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 15:12:21 +0200 (CEST)    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Joost Groen <jsg@xs4all.nl>
Topic: Neil Comfort

Yesterday I came accross probably the most moving "Neil Is Everywhere" cases I've seen. I switched on the Dutch TV (a public channel) and saw the final few minutes of a documentary TV program called Nirvana. It was about a lady who had lost a very loved one (mother, daughter, lover, friend, I'm not sure). In the few minutes that I caught it, the lady told me that in the last few weeks of the life of the person she loved they together found a lot of support in the Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album! Particularly in the song The Losing End. They played the song during the documentary. Very moving.

Joost, I am a child

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 10:40:14 -0700 (PDT)    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Gary Richardi <gary_pr@yahoo.com>
Topic: Neil in Guitar Player

Just opened up the latest copy of Guitar Player (June '02). On page 103 there's a review of Are You Passionate?, along with with a 9-panel "Neil in action" picture series. Here's a quote:

"Young makes each song come alive with great guitar parts and some of the baddest tones of his life."
GP isn't a daily rag with frustrated music critics who have to be caustic to feel self important. The columnists are players, not posers or wannabees.

Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 08:40:54 -0700    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Chris Horn <chorn@qrs.com>
Topic: Lucinda's Heaven

At Saturday's Lucinda Williams show at the Fillmore show, during the encore set she was thanking the audience for selling out 3 nights there. And she continued something like this...

"Isn't this a great band? Who thinks they might be as good as Tom Petty's Heartbreakers?" Audience cheers. "How about Neil Young and Crazy Horse?" Audience cheers - especially the Rusties present. Then with a big smile and sounding a bit awestruck, she said, "Now that would be a great lineup. Me, Tom Petty and Neil Young - I'd be in heaven!"
Wouldn't we all!
CW Cannoneer

Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 17:14:04 EDT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: SweetSweetSmile@aol.com
Topic: Miss Piggy does Neil

I got home late last night from Disney World... ...Neil was at Disney too! After the Muppets 3D movie I was sitting on a bench in the shade and heard Disney music playing -- and it sounded like a NEIL song... So I closed my ears to people noise and sure enough -- it was Miss Piggy singing Til The Morning Comes! ...I just couldn't contain my laughter! It was a silly and fun moment.

Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 11:30:21 +0000    Evening Coconut
Reporter: John Luerssen <rockquotebook@hotmail.com>
Topic: Neil Mouthing Off

Here's a press release about my new book that Neil-fans may find of interest...

Neil Young is featured in several chapters of a new book called MOUTHING OFF - A Book of Rock & Roll Quotes. With funny and truthful observations from hundreds of rock figures, this book was written with the music fan in mind. Here's an excerpt:
"Rock'n'Roll is like a drug. I don't take very much, but when I do rock'n'roll, I fuckin' do it. But I don't want to do it all the time 'cause it'll kill me." -- Neil Young
Compiled by Rolling Stone/Billboard contributor John D. Luerssen and published by Brooklyn-based record label & publishing house The Telegraph Company, MOUTHING OFF hits book and record stores in June. Those who can't wait can purchased early online at major book e-tailers.

Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 20:02:46 -0400    Evening Coconut
Reporter: RE*AC*TOR
Topic: Why not The Horse?

According to a Launch article, here's Neil's thoughts about why he decided to go with a Booker T on his new album instead of Crazy Horse...

"I didn't like 'em (the songs) as much. Going Home worked real well with Crazy Horse -- it was their kind of song. The other ones were... when I recorded them, the phrasing... you know, Crazy Horse is very intense, and the versions of these songs that I did were really good and they were really intense, but instead of being uplifting they were kind of depressing, so I felt like I wasn't getting what I wanted out of 'em. I didn't feel like the songs should be depressing."

"Generally, if I'm writing some real rock-and-roll songs and some real basic, primitive rock-and-roll songs, usually I'll go to Crazy Horse. And if I'm writing more complicated songs or things that are, are more complex or, you know, where the rhythm patters are different and they require a little more refinement, then I'll go somewhere else."

Of course that didn't apply to Sleeps With Angels...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:07:24 +0200    Evening Coconut
Reporter: MartinAndersen79@hotmail.com
Topic: Norwegian tribute show coming

My Neil Young tribute band Sugar Mountain will be playing in Sarpsborg, Norway on June 6. Tickets will be sold at entrance. It will take place at MIA, near the trainstation. Any questions or comments can be posted to me.

Check out our web page for further news. See you at the show!


Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:00:00 -0400    Evening Coconut
Reporter: RE*AC*TOR
Topic: Neil makes Top 10

After having Top-10 albums in the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, Neil gets another one in the '00s this week. In its first week after release, Neil's Are You Passionate? is ranked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

The last Neil album to crack the Top 10 was 1995's Mirror Ball, recorded with Pearl Jam.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

HyperRust Editor's Note: Actually there was no Top-10 in the 80s. Both American Dream and Freedom came close, but no cigar...

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 09:17:23 -0400    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Weickert <DaveW@nationalvideocenter.com>
Topic: Neil on another DVD

Just got the word from Amazon that the movie '68 is now out on DVD. And just like when the VHS was re-issued, they're misleadingly picturing Neil as if he's the big star of the movie...

Happy Shopping!

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 08:56:35 -0400    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Joyce Coll <bluesfromthesky@earthlink.net>
Topic: AYP's US sales

According to Hits Daily Double, who tracks US album sales, Neil's Are You Passionate? is at position #13 after its first week, based on sales of 55,371 copies.

Note that this is based purely on sales, so it doesn't match the placing on the Billboard chart, which also takes into account airplay.

Joyce (very passionate)

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 07:00:00 -0400    Evening Coconut
Reporter: RE*AC*TOR
Topic: More AYP charts

We already reported a few European first week record sales chart numbers for Are You Passionate?. Here are a few more from there and elsewhere:

  • Norway: #4
  • Germany: #8
  • Canada: #17
  • Finland: #8

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 04:19:00 -0700 (PDT)    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Michael Leatherbury <mleatherbury@yahoo.com>
Topic: That's "Ms Reno" to you...

According to a Reuters story on Yahoo's news service:

Reno Faces Challenges in Bid for Florida Governor
Mon Apr 15, 3:11 PM ET
By John Whitesides

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Attorney Randy Fleisher let out a roar as Janet Reno pulled up to the Florida Democratic Party's convention behind the wheel of her trusty red pickup truck.

"She's a rock star," gushed Fleisher, a party activist from Davie, Florida, who was adorned head-to-toe in Reno campaign paraphernalia. "She's a bigger rock star than Neil Young."

Buried in the Past

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 15:44:03 EDT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: clark8114@aol.com
Topic: Neil car on the block?

A few months ago one of Neil's vintage cars (right out of his car barn) had trouble meeting the reserve in an eBay auction. But now somebody else is trying to sell a more recent vintage '81 Lancia Zagato Spyder there, purportedly previously owned by Neil.

Postscript: The car sold for $3401.

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 13:56:08 -0230    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Stephen Coulter <secoulte@hotmail.com>
Topic: Some Neil at the Junos

Last night I attendend the Juno Awards (Canada's national music awards) here in St. John's, Newfoundland. It was a pretty good show, hosted by fellow canucks the Barenaked Ladies. I went to the show not expecting any Neil content (even though he won Best Male Performer last year). But during concert promoter Michael Cohl's induction into the Candian Music Hall of Fame, they played some congratulatory video messages from acts that he has promoted: U2, the Rolling Stones... and CSNY.

In that brief message, Neil did most of the talking, something to the effect of "Thank you Michael for giving us a beautiful environment in which to perform." It was definitely recorded this year, because Neil's hair was long and he was sporting his white cowboy hat. He was backed by CSN looking into the camera jossling around and nodding their head in agreement with Neil's words.

Good to see Neil represented....

Cheers from the edge of North America,

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 01:00:58 -0400    Evening Coconut
Reporter: TomV <tveldran@optonline.net>;
Topic: Hayden: "Everybody likes Neil"

I saw Hayden (fellow Canadian) at Maxell's in Montclair, NJ on April 6th. Near the end of the show I yelled for Hayden to play his tune Neil Young Song. He didn't play it... But before the third song of his encore, he annouced, "Now I'm going to play a Neil Young song", to which I cheered like a mad man. He smiled and responded, "Everybody likes Neil Young", and he played Tell me Why.

Tom Veldran

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 19:00:00 EDT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: RE*AC*TOR
Topic: AYP's early charts

Here are a few record sales chart numbers for Are You Passionate? from Europe that have already been reported. These are the positions where it has entered the charts after its first week of sales...

  • Austria: #22
  • United Kingdom: #24
  • Holland: #61

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 18:03:28 +0100    Evening Coconut
Reporter: Martin Fustes <mfustes@mac.com>;
Topic: Natalie's Neil fave

Antipodean popstress Natalie Imbruglia (although she'll always be Beth to me...), chose Expecting to Fly as one of her ten all-time favourite tracks on a BBC Radio 2 show in the UK recently.

In fact, I recently remember her commenting that Buffalo Springfield Again was one of her favourite albums in some music magazine or other not so long back. Although she had no idea who they were...


Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 10:05:28 EDT    Evening Coconut
Reporter: PLong27@aol.com
Topic: AYP ad during SNL

I live in New York, and during last night's Saturday Night Live there was a commercial for Are You Passionate? It included concert clips of Goin' Home. Not sure if this was just shown in New York or was a national advertisement.

Pat Long

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 00:30:27 -0700 (PDT)    Evening Coconut
Reporter: shtupidgirl@yahoo.com
Topic: Broken Arrow dinner for 12

I don't know how I missed this, but an auction to benefit the Hillsborough public schools was held in San Francisco on March 23, at the Fairmont Hotel. Among a lot of similar "items", here's one that Rusties would appreciate...


You've been to Hollywood. You've been to Redwood. But have you ever been to the Woodside ranch of Neil and Pegi Young? Well, why don't you? Bring some of your friends, too! The Youngs will show you the ranch and the incredible train collection, too! You will also be presented with your very own Lionel train set and treated to Sunday brunch, hosted by the Youngs. The brunch will host up to twelve people. Sibylle Whittam will make arrangements and escort the lucky winners.

    Value: Priceless
    Pegi and Neil Young

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