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A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop

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neil-young-lukas-nelson-promise-of-the-real-a-rock-star-bucks-a-coffee-shop-video-750x422Official Music Video for “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop” by Neil Young + Promise Of The Real from the upcoming New album ‘The Monsanto Years’ , available on June 29th.

Judge for yourself. As always, the whistling is nice. 

 

 

Unofficial lyrics

If you don’t like a rock star bucks a coffee shop
Well you better change your station cause that ain’t all that we got
Yeah, I want a cup of coffee but I don’t want a GMO
I like to start my day off without helping Monsanto
Monsanto, let our farmers grow What they wanna grow
From the fields of Nebraska to the banks of the Ohio
Farmers won’t be free to grow what they wanna grow
If corporate control takes over the American farm
With fascist politicians and chemical giants walking arm in arm
Monsanto, let our farmers grow What they wanna grow
When the people of Vermont voted to label our food with GMOs
So that they could find out what was in what the farmer grows
Monsanto and Starbucks grew the Grocery Manufacturers Alliance
It sued the state of Vermont to overturn the people’s will
Monsanto — and Starbucks — others want to know
What they feed their children
Monsanto, let our farmers grow What they wanna grow

 

Neil performs Down by the River at Charly’s in Maui

By Shaka Geoff

By Shaka Geoff

 

Neil Young and Promise of the Real performs Down by the River, among other songs, on May 23 at Charley’s, a small bar in Paia, Maui. He was there for the March Against Monsanto event.

For the complete setlist from this event, visit http://www.sugarmtn.org/

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New album cover “American Gothic” inspired

neil-young-the-monsanto-yearsNeil Young has just revealed the track list and album cover for his next album, The Monsanto Years, due out June 29.

The album is a collaboration with Promise of the Real, a band that includes Willie Nelson‘s sons Lukas and Micah.

According to Brian Ives, writing at Radio.com, here’s the tracklist for The Monsanto Years.

Neil Young The Monsanto Years Tracklist

1. A New Day For Love
2. Wolf Moon
3. People Want To Hear About Love
4. Big Box
5. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
6. Workin’ Man
7. Rules Of Change
8. Monsanto Years
9. If I Don’t Know

The album cover  is a painting of Young with a woman who looks to be his current paramour, Daryl Hannah, posed in a tribute to “American Gothic.”

And it’s unlikely that you’ll hear the album on the sound system at your local Starbucks. That’s because the first single, “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop” is a bit critical of the chain.  You can watch the video at Democracy Now; the song includes lyrics like “Yeah, I want a cup of coffee but I don’t want the GMOs/ I’d like to start my day off, without helping Monsanto” (tip: to see the clip, fast forward to about 26:30 into the video).

Young and Promise of the Real kick off a U.S. tour July 5 at the Milwaukee Summerfest. See the tour dates Rebel Content Tour

OutGrow Monsanto

Neil in Maui (2)

Neil Young performs at and participates in “OutGrow Monsanto” GMO Free Maui’s Event, on Saturday, May 23.

Visited by Young,  Lukas and Micah Nelson.

Planting and Performance of Neil’s New Song “The Monsanto Years” Ensues.

Check out more photos on https://www.facebook.com/NeilYoung?fref=nf

 

 

 

July 3 Honour the Treaties benefit concert in Edmonton

Singer Neil Young speaks during a press conference for the Honour the Treaties tour in Toronto, Sunday January 12, 2014. Photograph by: Mark Blinch , THE CANADIAN PRESS

Singer Neil Young speaks during a press conference for the Honour the Treaties tour in Toronto, Sunday January 12, 2014.
Photograph by: Mark Blinch , THE CANADIAN PRESS

Neil Young announced he will perform a concert July 3 in Edmonton to benefit the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund.

Young will be joined at Rexall Place by Canadian band Blue Rodeo, according to Global News Canada.

Young has been a vocal supporter of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in its fight to stop oilsands development.

Last year, he held similar Honour the Treaties concerts in cities across Canada, including Calgary, the article stated.

“It’s the greediest, most destructive and disrespectful demonstration of something run amok that you can ever see,” Young said of the Alberta oilsands in January 2014. “There is no way to describe it. It’s truly a disaster.”

In 2013, Young came under fire for comparing Fort McMurray, Alberta to the Japanese city destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945.

Chief Allan Adam welcomed news of another benefit concert by Young.

“With the support of Neil Young and fans we are creating more accountability from our governments for the safe guarding of our lands, rights and future generations in Alberta, Canada and beyond,” said Adam, in a release.

“Our people, our climate and our planet can no longer afford to be economic hostages in the race to industrialize the earth. We must act now for the future generations.”

Tickets for the Edmonton concert start at $45 and go on sale May 1.

Read the article at: http://globalnews.ca/news/1963076/neil-young-to-play-honour-the-treaties-benefit-concert-in-edmonton/

Another article by the Edmonton Journal: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Neil+Young+announces+anti+oilsands+concert+Edmonton/11007757/story.html

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by -- Neil Young

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