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Tour Watch 2000
(Archive 18: 01/06/00 - 03/11/00)
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Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

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Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 21:40:05 -0800
From: andy and jana thomas <ajthomas@info2000.net>
Subject: Nash at Mid-Tour

Wall Of Sound has an article that talks to Nash about being at the halfway point of the tour.

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 18:55:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Bob Doisneau <stiffle@yahoo.com>
Subject: CSN no Y, in May

CSN is appearing at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 7th. Here's the deal:

SUN MAY 7 2000 3:00PM

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 11:59:32 -0500
From: speedo <speedo@innocent.com>
Subject: More CSNY2K in Summer?

According to a Billboard article about Neil's new album...

No plans have been announced for Young to tour in support of the album, perhaps because he is currently on the road as one-fourth of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young through April 19. After a break, that tour is expected to resume in early summer.

Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2000 14:43:05 -0500
From: D Vance <dvance4@juno.com>
Subject: What the heck?

Just heard on the radio that some local band got a call this morning asking if they would open for CSNY in Tampa. Didn't catch the name of the band. What does this mean? No one has opened at any of the shows yet...


HyperRust Editor's note: It didn't happen...

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 18:50:38 -0800
From: Simon Furmage <sfurmage@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: Vote for Neil

The official Glastonbury Festival site is offering fans the opportunity to vote for who they would like to appear at this year's festival. Neil's on the list but he's not doing to well so far.

Get over there and vote, to help him out. (Note that the vote page is extremely large due to a massive list of write-in bands, so it takes a long time to load.)

As Neil is rumoured to be in Europe that weekend, his appearance at Glasto isn't unthinkable...

Simon Furmage
Scottish Fan

Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 07:30:46 -0500
Subject: All those songs, but...?

In an article on the Fox News site, here's a statement from Croz a couple of nights ago at a film opening, where he was asked about the tour:

Crosby is currently on tour with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young for the first time in a billion years. "We have over 200 songs to choose from every night," he told me. "We could play for two and a half months without repeating a song."
I guess they COULD, but it's not clear why they haven't...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 06:27:23 CST
From: Chuck King <moe_the_sleaze@hotmail.com>
Subject: US to be all?

There is an interview with Graham Nash by local music critic Jon Bream in the Free Time section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Some highlights...

Q: When did you actually make the change? [canning Finnegan and Vitale]
A: Just short of two weeks [before] the first show. It was madness. But we pulled it off. Jim Keltner [drums] has been in the studio for the last seven years; he hasn't been on the road. And he hasn't played any of our music. To learn 50 songs and have Neil Young staring at you, you better have your act together.
Q: People have noticed that you're not doing Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Why?
A: Time. We got kind of spaced a week and a half before the tour with no drummer and keyboard player. I think once we all settle down, Stephen [Stills] will want to do it. You can't just play the Suite. It's 7½ minutes long and four complete time signatures. It's not an easy piece. We need to rehearse it.
Q: What's the difference between CSN and CSNY? In other words, what does Neil Young bring?
A: Grit, fire, focus, reality. Neil would rather have a well-intentioned mistake played with feeling than a perfect part.
Q: Do you guys have any plans beyond this tour that ends in April?
A: No. We have incredible offers -- from Europe, South America, Australia and Japan. But we're not going to do that to ourselves...
"Moe the Sleaze"
a.k.a. Chuck King

Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 11:43:19 +0100
From: norbert.ritz@vdr.de
Subject: Tour Video, Neil & PJ

The German Rolling Stone (March 2000) writes about the CSNY tour, mentioning the often reported fact that CSNY have rehearsed over 50 songs for their tour, but they will only play about 30 songs on stage. The also say that CSNY are planing to make the tour avaiable on video soon.

There's also a rumour in Germany that Neil plans to tour with Pearl Jam in Europe in August 2000. One of the shows should be in Bad Tölz, near Munich. I don't know if the informations about this tour are right... But the European Neil-fans will be very excited, if he plays some concerts in the "old world".

Good luck!

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 14:33:17 PST
From: angus wilkes <aduncanw@hotmail.com>
Subject: Long time

Hello gang... just wondering... did anyone else see the "newspaper headlines" gag sequence that Jay Leno does on his show last night? One of the "news photos" was of Stills and Young performing at the LA gig (I think). The caption under the photo read something to the effect of "Rock ledgends in first tour together in 225 years" It was what appeared to be an actual caption under a real photo... It was really funny, because in the photo the guys were looking kinda ragged and well worn. It really cracked me up.....
Gus, Baton Rouge, La

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 11:52:08 EST
From: David Crosby
Subject: Phoenix Show

even though I am sort of prejudiced in favor......... I have to say that last night Neil and Stephen transcended anything we did in the old days .......we levitated the building

Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 08:40:53 -0500
Subject: CSNY Tape Storytellers

Details within the News Flash.

Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 09:22:30 +0100
From: applicationhelpdesk@ecc.nl
Subject: Weird Werchter Rumour

The rumour is that Neil is joining Pearl Jam at Werchter, on July 2nd in Belgium.

They played there once before (without Eddy).

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 11:09:17 PST
From: rick shearer <tiorick@hotmail.com>
Subject: Storytellers taping tomorrow

It says this on the KLOS web site:

Tickets To Live Tapings Of VH-1's Storytellers

All week, tune in to 95.5 KLOS for your chance to be part of the live audience when Don Henley or Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young tape Storytellers for VH1! The tapings will be as follows:

Don't forget to stay tuned to 95.5 KLOS all week for your chance to be part of one of these live studio audiences!!!
Anyone have any VH1 contacts? Let's get a Rust Row!

Rick 'proto-rustie'

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 12:32:41 -0500
Subject: CSNY on Top

According to Billboard magazine, over the week of February 1 through 7, the CSNY2K shows that week took the top 4 slots on the "highest grossing" list, with a combined total of $4,148,544.

When you including the week before that, over the two week period they took 6 of the top 8 positions for $5,487,352, only being beaten out by a Cher & Lou Bega show in Vegas.

I guess predictions for this tour to bomb out were a bit premature...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 21:09:37 EST
From: KareOn@aol.com
Subject: Will CSNY close Wembly?

I was reading this week's 02/14 issue of POLLSTAR and I found this:

UK International News:
Wembley - New Stadium being built

"When the plans get green-lighted, the present building will close for demolition at the end of September 2000......

"There are still names in the hat which may decide to play the stadium one last time. Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are rumored, and if Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young hit Europe, they may choose to revisit Wembley in its last summer, as they headlined there during its first summer in 1974."

Lorraine Kaczorowski

Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 12:31:06 +0100
From: "Cirereta" <cirerita@retemail.es>
Subject: Spanish Festival Article

Regarding the possible show in Spain, the article is not written in Catalan (which is an official language of the Catalan region) but in Galego (which is a different regional language). It says that all those groups might perform in Galicia during the second half of July, but it clearly states that the list is provisional and that it might change at any time.

As a historical point, Neil was scheduled to play there, I think, some years ago and he ended up not showing up. But he indeed did play there with Booker T and MG's back in 1993. So, who knows?


HyperRust editor's note: Yotha Dreaming Woman has located a page in "regular" Spanis that discusses the festival. Translation programs work much better on that page...

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 01:23:18 -0800
From: Al Hudock <alhudock@cruzio.com>
Subject: Storytellers

CSNY will tape a segment for VH1 Storytellers next week. here's the story.

HyperRust Editor's note: The story sez "CSNY, which performs Saturday at the Staples Center, will shoot an episode in Los Angeles next week." They play a regular show in Anaheim on Tuesday and don't leave the LA area until their Vegas show next Saturday. So that pretty much leaves the entire week open for the taping except Tuesday night. Y'all LA folks need to keep your ears to the ground for news about where the taping will be...

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 07:41:06 -0500
Subject: Neil at Spanish Music Festival?

According to a website in Spain, Neil is on a list of performers (including the Cardigans, Massive Attack, Red Hol Chili Peppers, Molotov, Dover, Pavement, Rage Against The Machine, Sonic Youth, Sexie Sadie, Sunflowers, Manta Ray, Brandell Mosca, Blur, Frank Black (from The Pixies), Patty Smith, Chucho, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Cranberries, Smashing Pumpkins and The Corrs) who are under consideration for a big music festival in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain this summer.

The page isn't in "regular" Spanish, (perhaps it's Catalan?) so the babelfish translator doesn't do too good of a job on it. If anyone can read that page, please pass on more details about the festival and Neil's likelyhood of being there (which I'd guess are fairly slim, unless they really mean CSNY -- who still may end up going to Europe after the US tour...)
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 07:12:12 -0500
Subject: CSNY2K Detroit #3 grosser

Here's a listing of the top grossing individual concerts lately:

  1. Celine Dion -- Dec. 31, Molson Centre, Montreal: $3,586,221
  2. The Judds -- Dec. 31, America West Arena, Phoenix: $1,571,133
  3. CSNY -- Jan. 24, Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit: $1,292,725
  4. Bette Midler -- Dec. 18, San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA: $985,725
  5. Phish -- Dec. 17/18, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA: $676,325

Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 22:33:24 EST
From: BruceK77@aol.com
Subject: Second Chicago date finally added?

Tickets for April 15 CSNY show at United Center in Chicago will go on sale Monday, February 7, 10:00 AM Central time, according to report I heard on WXRT radio today.

Bruce Kaufman

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 09:51:29 -0500
Subject: Second Toronto date finally added.

A second Toronto show on March 31st at Air Canada Centre has finally been added. Tix on sale this Friday, February 4th.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 14:06:04 EST
From: BScore@aol.com
Subject: "Hit-Man" Nash

Sounds like Neil makes the calls and Nash does the dirty work - at least in firings. Here's a Launch article:

CSN&Y Trust Young's Instincts

(1/28/00, 1 p.m. ET) - As the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion tour rolls towards its third stop Saturday (Jan. 29) in Salt Lake City, Utah, the rhythm section of bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn and drummer Jim Keltner is getting more acclimated to the music and to working with the superstar quartet.

Dunn was part of the tour from the beginning, but Keltner was a late arrival, replacing longtime CSN cohort Joe Vitale. Another CSN hand, keyboardist Michael Finnigan, was dismissed at the same time because Neil Young felt their playing made the sound too busy and thick. The task of telling the old friends they were out fell to Graham Nash, who told LAUNCH it was not an easy thing to do.

"It was very tough to let Vitale and Michael Finnigan go; they've been part of our band for 20-odd years," Nash said.

"And it was very tough; personally, it was very, very hard to make that call. But musically, I understand completely. And within a week, Neil had been proven right. We needed space. When you bring a Neil Young guitar into a band, you better be able to hear it...So it was a very tough call. I believe they took it with the spirit in which it was meant. It was not personal; it was purely musical. And once again, Neil's instincts were correct."

Peace, love, happiness and Neil,
Free-Roamin' Soul

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 10:56:12 +0100
From: Henrik Tronstad <henrik.tronstad@home.se>
Subject: Roskilde Rumour Persists

I read today in the Swedish newspaper Metro that CSNY is reported to be listed for this year's Roskilde Festival. The newspaper got their info from the Danish paper Politiken. Also reported acts are: Willie Nelson, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Magga Stina and more.

See you in Denmark this summer?


Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 15:49:55 -0500
Subject: "Comebacks"

The Edmonton Sun has an article about band comebacks. Here's what they say is the "formula" for calculating the odds that a band reunion will happen:

Time elapsed since band broke up (in years), times total album sales (in millions), divided by solo project sales (in thousands), divided by size of clashing egos (lawsuits filed, in millions of dollars), times the square root of spins on classic rock radio (in billions), plus the number of modern rock bands that lined up to record tribute albums (in dozens), plus money offered for comeback (in millions), minus the age of principal member at the time of his or her untimely death (if applicable).
The article includes CSNY in their fairly comprehensive list of "comebacks" that have already happened, as follows:
CROSBY STILLS NASH AND YOUNG: The comeback kings of '00! It'll cost you $200-plus to see their first tour together in nearly 30 years. Will the fans buy it? Oh, yeah, man.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 18:22:10 EST
From: TinOtiS@aol.com
Subject: CSNY2K -> CSNY 2000

Excerpts from a press release:

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The name of the long-awaited Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tour, reuniting the legendary quartet on stage for the first time in twenty-six years, has officially been changed from CSNY2K to CSNY 2000.

"We were as disappointed as everyone else that the Apocalypse didn't happen," remarked Neil Young. "So we decided to come to grips with the grim reality that we are all still here."

"After looking at the calendar and realizing the world was still in one piece," added Graham Nash, "we just figured it was time to move on."

(HyperRust Editor's Note: I have NO plans to stop referring to this tour as CSNY2K.)

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 12:49:53 -0500
Subject: Tour Opener

Lots of reports about last night's Detroit show are in Tour 2000.

In a set-list with clock-times inserted, it appears that the "3 hours plus breaks" estimate was about right. Apparently the show lasted from 8:05 to 11:40, with two breaks totaling about 40minutes.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 13:42:03 -0500
Subject: Tour background

The Canadian Jam Music site has a long comprehensive article about today's kickout of CSNY2K. It's accompanied by an interview with Graham Nash. Here are a few Neil-related excerpts from Nash's interview.

About what they may be playing, he says:

"Neil is just about to release his solo record (titled Silver And Gold), so he has some songs. He probably will do (the song) Silver and Gold."

"I don't think it is going to be in the set tomorrow. But we rehearsed a song of Neil's called Old Man. On Harvest it is just Neil and a guitar. Beautiful. But you should hear it in four-part harmony. It's killer. Those are the things. What we bring to Neil's music, he can't get anywhere else on the planet. Can he do his music alone? Of course. Can he do it brilliantly? Of course. Is it the same as with CSN? No."

About how Neil has changed CSN's songs:
"Because a song was popular, we would do three choruses to please the audience. We did that in rehearsals and Neil said, why are you doing it three times? Because that's what we used to do. He said, why don't you do one great chorus at the end and leave it? Sure enough, it went off like a bandit. He has been very insightful, Neil. Those are the things, because he has not been as close a part of our family for the 30 years, his viewpoint of what we do is astoundingly clear."
About Neil's role:
"Neil is much more objective about us than we are right now. We're perfectly happy to let him take a very forceful role. We agree with his vision. I think Neil wants everyone to know that this band never reached their potential. All the stuff, regardless of what we have done for 30 years, you have never seen this band and what we could do."
Graham also gives his version of the story of what happened to the Crosby-Nash contributions to what became the Long May You Run album.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 02:10:52 -0600
From: Horseshoe Man <ponka@kskc.net>
Subject: Tour Kick-off to be WebCast

Not only are the first 3 songs from the Jan 24th show going to be live broadcast on the VH-1 cable channel -- it's also going to be webcast live from a page at VH-1.com. Further, the 3 songs are to be archived for later playback. You'll need to have the Windows Media Player for this.

Glad to be back,
Horseshoe Man

Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 10:21:44 EST
From: MrBtee@aol.com
Subject: CSNY2K in Detroit News

Nice on-line article and picture from the Detroit News. Can't wait. See ya at the show!

"Borrowed Time"

Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 02:12:05 -0500
Subject: Rehearsal Eye Witness?

Passing on this unverified report...

To: NewsBeat@hyperrust.org

Please post this at your discretion... but please try to hide my identity if possible as I would hate to get anyone in trouble over this...

Spoiler Warning: Possible setlist info follows...

OK Folks! Here’s the dish. I got into the rehearsal at CSU Convocation in Cleveland. Just got back home. It was a long day but worth it! I got to be a fly on the wall for nearly six hours of CSNY rehearsal. A childhood dream finally come true at 40! It was nothing less than spectacular, but to be totally honest, several tunes need work. I got the feeling a lot of what I saw was being newly worked on. All of what I saw was electric even though Croz played some amazing acoustic rhythm in the electric set.

OK... here’s what I saw and heard. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know! What I saw was heavy on Stills and Young. With only 3 Croz and one Nash. Here goes... Wooden Ships / Almost Cut My Hair / Cinnamon Girl / Ohio!!! (Smokin’) / Faith in Me (potential opener) / Woodstock (Stills voice over-stressed leading Nash to waver on harmony) / Seen Enough / Long May You Run / Rockin’ in the Free World (CS&N got lost on this one) / Teach Your Children / Love the One You're With / Long Time Gone (Croz is ON!) / Dark Star / For What It's Worth !!! (Amazing! Complete with Neil’s little harmonic twangs!).

Everyone looks great! Stills doesn't appear to be wearing any hearing aids of any kind. Croz has lost a lot of weight although looked tired - sitting on the drum riser between songs. No wonder at the length of rehearsal time. They were still going at 10:00 when I left. I was told they’d been working every night till 1 AM! This had been going on all afternoon! Keltner and Duck Dunn rock as a back beat! Nash doesn't even show signs of a limp! Amazing for someone who recently broke both legs!

As far as any misconceptions of animosity between these guys, I didn't see it. They all seemed to be getting along fine. No one seemed to be the leader, etc. Although I couldn't hear most of what they were saying between songs, they seemed to be having fun. Especially Neil. He was really going at it with that loose, rocking stomp. He truly looked as though he was digging it big time! Stills too! It was so cool. All those little subtleties that are missing in their other forms were there. Everything seemed so complete!

As for stage set-up. Very sparse with big video screens on either side of the stage that can be seen from the rear as well (although it seemed strange to see them all playing left-handed when I went behind the stage. Aside from a few cool old lamps sitting around, there was nothing much else there. Kind of gave it that warm, living room effect.

HyperRust editors note: For what it's worth, some of this stage set-up doesn't jive with the non-anonymous description below...

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:43:01 -0500
From: Bruce Devney <bruce@americanmetaltreating.com>
Subject: CSNY2K Stage Eye Witness

Spoiler Warning: Possible setlist info follows...

After spotting Neil's bus at the Cleveland State University Convocation Center on my way home from work yesterday, I decided to snoop around there this morning. Here's what I saw.

I head into the arena and see the whole stage setup. A black and white backdrop covered the rear of the stage. Three or four stools were setup close to each other with one or two mic stands (air blends live?). Three Persian rugs draped the front part of the stage. Neil's pipe organ and at least one more piano graced the right part of the stage. Two video cameras were placed right in front of the stage.

I stand there taking it all in for a couple of minutes. With the backdrop up and blocking the view of the guard, I see that I can get out of the doorway and move closer to the stage. As I walk down the steps to the front row next to the stage, I see setlists laying on the stage stools and taped next to the stage where I am now sitting.

SPOILER CONTENT... From twenty feet away or so it was hard for me to make out the complete posted setlist (damn my nearsightedness) but I could make out a couple of selections. First song listed in "Part One" was Carry On. The second listed was Southern Man. The only other one I could read was the next to last song. It was Teach Your Children. The setlists were typed and on seperate sheets titled "Part One", "Part Two" and "Part Three". Some songs on all the sheets were highlighted in pink (new songs?).

Certainly no surprises. I was starting to count the songs on the setlists when I heard some cleaning people on the other side of the stage and decide to move.

What a rush. After seeing the setup, it doesn't look like there will be any warmup shows this weekend.

Bruce Devney
gotta keep the machinery goin'

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 02:24:33 -0000
From: MoMo <gironnay@club-internet.fr>
Subject: Tour Kick-off to be Televised

Received this from a CSNY news email list...

Subject: CSNY Opening Night Live

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Opening Night Live"
"Opening Night Live" will air on VH-1 on January 24, 2000 LIVE at 8pm EST (5pm PST). VH-1 will be broadcasting the first three songs from their opening show at the Palace in Auburn Hills, MI. Don't miss your chance to watch CSN&Y kick off their US tour.


Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 20:02:24 +0000
From: mikem@ns.net
Subject: Down By The River on Satellite

I had the opportunity to see a raw Fox News feed of a CSNY rehearsal & press conference. Neil and Croz each had a soundbite, and that was mixed in with rehearsals of: Love the One You're With and Down By The River.

There was a keyboard player at the Hammond (unfortunately I didn't recognize him as Mike Finnegan) during LTOYW. There was a drummer (who, alas I didn't know either) for both tunes. Duck Dunn was runnin' the bass lines. Mr. Nash seemed to be doing quite well standing on his surgically repaired legs. And DBTR sounded so good with Neil & Stills trading guitar licks. Neil made reference to that in his soundbite. Paraphrasing: "We've only started to explore our guitar work".

To say my interest is peaked would be an understatement. The stage was adorned with a backdrop. Perhaps it was just for the press. Looking Forward to the ARCO Arena show.

Bullet Holes In His Mirrors

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 08:16:28 -0500
From: John Kitamura <kato@ati.com>
Subject: Down By The River on TV

I saw a quick CSNY report on the evening (11:00pm) news on CITY-TV in Toronto last night - it had generic excerpts of interviews and a brief shot of them playing Down By The River. There was a close-up of Neil singing the chorus, panning left to David Crosby singing harmony and playing guitar.

regards, kato

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 22:41:39 EST
From: RG959@aol.com
Subject: CSNY scheduled for Europe?

Passed on from Business Wire (a press release service):

... SFX and World Online have entered into a multi-year, multi-million dollar sponsorship agreement. World Online will sponsor SFX events, facilities and tours appearing across Europe, thus allowing the company to reach and reinforce their brand relationship with consumers. World Online will have a highly visible on-site presence at all SFX venues in Europe. The sponsorship will begin immediately. Additional elements of the business relationship will be rolled out over the course of the year.

The partnership will provide World Online with access to FX's extensive relationships with highly recognizable and visible artists, concert tours, and sporting, family and theatrical events that are scheduled to tour this year in Europe, including Britney Spears, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Lord of the Dance and Nickelodeon's Rugrats, to name a few.


Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 15:11:30 -0500
Subject: CSNY2K Rehearsal News

This is passed on from Lee Shore list with the permission of the author, Stephen Barncard:

I talked to both David and Graham last night -- they're leaving for Cleveland tomorrow for rehearsals and they're both jazzed about the upcoming CSNY tour. I want to take this opportunity to wish them the best for this incredible adventure.

David said they worked on Down By the River a couple of days ago and said that it just SMOKED. It seems like you're going to get your Stills-Young guitar battles. He also said that the keyboards will be played by Stephen, Neil, Nash and himself -- that whoever's loose will be back on a keyboard of some sort.

4 keyboard players! Yes.

I also complimented Nash on his history of keyboard playing and his unique style and he was quite humble about it. Yes, he's playing Hammond organ.....


It should also be mentioned for the benefit of those who don't know, that Barncard has recently overseen the remastering of the reissues of the Crosby-Nash albums of the 70s. They've just been released. Details on the Crosby-Nash website.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 10:42:40 -0500
Subject: CSNY2K show lengths

According to a Reuters story (that first focuses on the Crosby/Ethridge/Cypher triad), the CSNY2K tour...

"....is ostensibly in support of the superstar quartet's new album, Looking Forward,... But the band says its three-hour shows will encompass the 30-plus years of music generated since Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young began working together."
That's the first confirmation that the shows WILL run 3 hours that I've seen. Previously it's just been stuff like "we've got so much stuff it'll be hard to decide what to play during a 3 hour show". Nice to know they haven't decided to chop that down to 2 or 2 1/2 hours or so...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 14:21:20 -0500
From: Andrew Ditmore <aditmore@integrion.net>
Subject: PM5KCSNY2K

This excerpt is from RockDaily.com's "prediction" of what will happen in rock'n'roll this millennium:

June 25, 2000
Powerman 5000 will hook up with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for the PM5KCSNY2K tour. The oddball pairing gets off to a rocky start when Neil Young upsets his 50-something bandmates by spending more time hanging with PM5K's Spider One than them. Tensions reach a full boil when Young shows up for a show with a metal stud through his lower lip and starts lobbying for CSNY to incorporate some industrial noise into their predominately laid-back folk-rock to "give it a kick in its geriatric ass." Stephen Stills responds by mumbling something about Young always having to "harsh his mellow."

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:27:20 EST
From: AWGRAYAREA@aol.com
Subject: Cleveland Rehearsals

SFX, the CSNY2K tour promoter, confirmed that CSNY will be using CSU Convocation Center as a rehearsal space before the tour starts on January 24 in Detroit. The spot was picked because the arena was available and its proximity to Cleveland.

TLC & Christina Aguilera play CSU on Tuesday, Jan. 18, so CSNY probably won't be there before Jan. 19.

Of course, the rehearsals are closed. And if there are plans for a warmup show anywhere, no one is saying.

Out on the Main Line

Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 20:15:23 -0500
From: Carl Armbruster <madsci@goes.com>
Subject: CSNY2K News

Here's some news from CSNY.net...

Some new changes to the band!
Jim Keltner is now on drums.
Mike Finnagan is no longer on keyboards.

In addition to rehearsals in Cleveland, the band will be rehearsing in Los Angeles the week of January 10th, then move on to Cleveland prior to the launch of the tour.

There will be 3 new shows announced after the tour start in Detroit.

barrel of laughs

Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 12:29:56 -0500
From: Patrick Graham <PatG@cfgroup.ca>
Subject: Canadian Farm Aid gig?

Just heard on Q107 in Toronto that there is a show at the Air Canada Center on January 16th called the Family Farm Tribute. The event is being organized by Randy Bachman. Other names I heard mentioned were Wide Mouth Mason, Chilliwack!!!??!! and "special surprise guests".

If Neil wasn't so busy helping Stills with his chops, I wouldn't be surprised to see him show up. Neil and Bachman were high school buddies after all.


Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 11:00:23 -0500
From: Sixpakdrinkur@aol.com
Subject: Stealth Follow-up

Here's some follow-up on that CSNY stealth practice I previously reported...

According to my friend Mark, it was the Monday after Thanksgiving, at about 11:30 a.m. He'd heard a CSN tune playing at this place called Slim's, near Eleventh Street in San Francisco. So he stepped in and he saw Crosby (drinking water), Stills, Nash & Young on stage rehearsing Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. He sat down to enjoy. He said they sounded to be in good voice, but that they really were rehearsing -- they'd stop in mid-song to cuss, etc.

The band paid for everybody's drinks -- he estimated the crowd at approximately 100 people. Mark stuck around for an hour and then had to head back to meet his wife. He said Slim's had become a bit more crowded by then, and that some KFOG personnel were arriving too. That's the story, take it or leave it. I believe him.
6Pak Drinkur

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