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Meryl Streep’s new movie dedicated to Rick Rosas

Born in Los Angeles in 1949, Rosas also worked with Demme on 2006’s Neil Young: Heart of Gold documentary.

One of California’s most in-demand session musicians, he also worked with Joe Walsh, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ron Wood and Etta James.

He was the only bassist to have played in three of Neil Young’s bands – Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Crazy Horse.

The new film has other ties to Neil Young – the rocker taught Streep how to play guitar for the project.

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Here is more about the guitar lessons from Entertainment:

Meryl Streep appeared on The Tonight Show Aug. 3 to promote her new movie Ricki and the Flash. 

The actress, who plays a struggling musician trying to reconnect with her family in the movie, revealed to host Jimmy Fallon that she did not know how to play guitar prior to filming so director Jonathan Demme set up a meeting for her to meet Neil Young.

“My first lesson was 45 minutes with Neil,” Streep said. “He is amazing, it’s cool.”

When asked if she learned anything from the legendary rocker, Streep said Young told her: “’You see all the amplifiers and all the wires and you go ‘what is all this s–t?’” Young then told her to “crank it up to 11.  You’ve got to turn it up, turn it up loud.”

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