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Crazy Horse back for Paul

Crazy Horse Neil Young And Crazy Horse Play Heaviest Beatles Cover Ever
Le Noise11, by Paul Cashmere on February 11, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed a full-on grunge version of The Beatles’ ‘I Saw Here Standing There’ for Sir Paul McCartney’s MusiCares Person of the Year dinner last night (February 10) in Hollywood.

This was the first public performance for Neil Young and Crazy Horse since Neil announced they had reformed and recorded a new album just a few weeks ago.

The day before Neil introduced Sir Paul McCartney onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame when the former Beatle became the last of his mates to receive a star outside of the Capitol Records building.

Sir Paul McCartney is in full-tilt promo mode talking up his new album ‘Kisses On The Bottom’.

Images:
(AP Images of the evening)

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thanx to Falco

Hamilton Spec Article: Neil longlisted for Polaris Music Prize

Neil Young longlisted for Polaris Music Prize

LUKE DOUCET. Hamilton’s Luke Doucet, Grammy-winning Montreal rockers Arcade Fire and Neil Young are among a list of 40 Canadian artists who have been longlisted for the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize. Spectator file photo Source: Spectator file photo

June 16, 2011

Hamilton’s Luke Doucet, Grammy-winning Montreal rockers Arcade Fire and Neil Young are among a list of 40 Canadian artists who have been longlisted for the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize.

The 40 nominees, announced Thursday, will be whittled down to a short list of 10 to be announced July 6, with a winner to be crowned at a gala on September 19.

The long list includes plenty of familiar names, including Ron Sexsmith, Stars, Buck 65 and Black Mountain. Doucet’s acclaimed album is Steel City Trawler.

But many buzzy artists found themselves receiving their inaugural Polaris acknowledgment for their debut releases, including Toronto indie R&B outfit the Weeknd, Montreal-based singer-songwriter Little Scream and the Kingston, Ont., duo PS I Love You.

This is the sixth year of the Polaris, which seeks to honour the best Canadian album from the previous year. The prize is judged solely on artist merit, without regard to genre or record sales, and is voted on by 227 music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada.

Past winners include Dundas native Caribou.

:: Canadian Press

Juno Awards update

Neil Young Winner Canada Juno Awards 2011

Sharry reports:
Neil arrived in Toronto last night for a special pre-show award dinner before the broadcast from the Air Canada Centre tonight.  He was presented with a Juno for the best Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

:: Youtube video | dose.ca/special/../neil+young

The Toronto Star published an article about Neil and the Youngtown Museum.:

Sharry, just back from the Juno awards at the Air Canada Centre reports:

It was a total Neil Young lovefest. His name was mentioned in glowing terms throughout the evening by the likes of Daniel Lanois, Randy Bachman, The Arcade Fire and more.

Neil was presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award by Daniel Lanois and he made a very humble speech about how we’re all humanitarians and that he couldn’t have accomplished what he has done without the support of Pegi and the rest of his family.

He also won the Juno for Artist of the Year. Randy Bachman presented this award to Neil. Neil was very gracious in receiving the award.

:: spinner.ca

The Arcade Fire performed “Rococco” from “The Suburbs” and were really amazing. They won Group of the Year and also Album of the Year. One of the members of Arcade Fire mentioned that it was an honour to be in the same room as Neil Young and thanked him for mentoining them in his acceptance speech for Artist of the Year. (He mentioned some other Canadian musicians that he admired which included The Arcade Fire.)

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Thanks again, Sharry!

[photo apparently Neil & Amber Jean]

Tom Waits at RRHoF with Neil Young

TomWaits-RRHoF-Neil Tom Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight at
the Waldorf Astoria in NYC and performed a short set at the ceremony.
Joining Tom were Mark Ribot and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) on guitars,
Casey Waits on drums and Larry Taylor on bass. The legendary Neil Young
is set to make the introduction and did also join in.

photos: 1 | 2 | 3 |

Neil quote:
“Here’s a guy who’s impossible to describe, and it’s my job to describe him”

Waits setlist:

– Make it Rain
– Raindogs
– House where Nobody Lives
– Get Behind the Mule (with Neil Young)
photo.
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thanx Gunny, Ralf

Neil Juno awards update

Sharry reports:

You can watch live streaming of the 2011 Juno Awards at the CTV website.
(http://shows.ctv.ca/Junos2011.aspx) Confirmed presenters include Daniel
Lanois, Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Barenaked Ladies, Alex
Lifeson and Geddy Lee. Schedules performers include The Arcade Fire,
Broken Social Scene and Sarah McLachlan.

And of course we all know that Neil is going to be presented with the
Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.

Maybe Neil’s going to accept the award via satellite.

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thanks Sharry

Satellite might be a good position with respect to our Planet currently.

barn.

Random Quote

And find out how she felt
In the mornin\' on the fields of green
In the homeland we\'ve never seen.

by -- Neil Young

Neil Young on Tour

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Sugar Mountain setlists

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