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Nash says Young has two faucets: “Hot and cold”

In his new memoir “Wild Tales” Graham Nash recalls

Singer Graham Nash prepares during the recording session for the audio book version of his Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life autobiography. Photograph by: Richard Drew  AP

Singer Graham Nash prepares during the recording session for the audio book version of his Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life autobiography.
Photograph by: Richard Drew AP

In an interview with Hillel Italie of The Associated Press that appeared in the Calgary Herald, Nash said: ““I love him to death. I’ll make music with him for the rest of my life, but he’s a very selfish man. Part of me admires the fact that he has the strength to follow his muse, but he doesn’t realize that there are other people involved in this world.”

Italie writes: “Few were so profoundly changed by rock ‘n roll and the 1960s as Nash, a child of working class, Second World War-era Britain who first became a star as a grinning harmony singer for the Hollies and, just as he feared he was locked into a life of screaming teenagers and two-minute love songs, let his hair down as part of Crosby, Stills and Nash.”

The article goes on to state that  Young is the book’s enigma and fatal attraction,. Nash sees his time with Young as a “long, strange trip” with a man whom he regards as having a heart with two faucets: hot and cold.

One tale from the cold side: Young’s memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, which came out in 2012.

“My ego got in the way,” Nash said during the interview when asked about the book. “When he talked about his wife’s dog more than he did about me and Stephen and David it pissed me off. I’ve made music with Neil Young for 40 years and I don’t deserve a better mention than as an appendage to his dog?”

Read more at: http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/books/Graham+Nash+Neil+Young+selfish/8928882/story.html

Neil Young: “You can’t worry about what people think. I never do…” — UNCUT

Neil Young and Crazy Horse were due to return to the UK this week, but have cancelled their European shows after Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro reportedly broke his hand. So to salve the disappointment, in this week’s archive feature, from our August 2012 issue (Take 183), Uncut is granted a rare audience with the remarkable Young, busier than ever.

To be discussed: the return of Crazy Horse, Americana and what would become Psychedelic Pill; his autobiography; his new movie; Archives; his family. What motivates an inexhaustible genius? “I spend money as soon as I get it…”

Story: Jaan Uhelszki

read all:
uncut.co.uk/neil-young/neil-young-you-can-t-worry-about-what-people-think-i-never-do-feature

No going on without Poncho.

Now that cancellations of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse Tour has hit the USA, fans are abuzz with ticket refund angst as to whether they will get back the money they invested in concerts that were scheduled.

Frank “Poncho” Sampedro’s hurt hand earlier scrubbed dates in Sweden and Belgium, though at that time band members hoped a series of planned North American concerts would still be held. Doctors have since apparently recommended additional healing time.

Canceled tour dates include:  The August 31, 2013 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Ontario; Sept. 2  with Patti Smith at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (promised to be the smallest place that Neil & the Horse would have played in recent memory); Sept. 4 Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and Sept. 7 Interlocken Muisc Festival at Oakridge Farm in Arlington, Virginia.

According to Something Else! Reviews bassist Crazy Horse Billy Talbot has reached out to disappointed fans.

“I want to be sure each of you know that all four of us in the Horse are extremely disappointed in this turn of events,” Talbot says. “We’ve never had to cancel a show before.”

Talbot says Crazy Horse has developed an all-for-one attitude that makes it impossible to go on without someone like Sampedro.

“After being together for 40 years, we know there’s no way we can play without Poncho, or any one of us,” Talbot adds. “The four of us have to be there for it to be NYCH. If there’s any way that we could have played these shows, we would be there. This is an extremely hard twist of fate for us to accept. One of the reasons that we love what we’re doing and it rocks so much, is the fact that we respect that it comes from the four of us. A unified passion.”

Read more at: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/08/21/we-respect-that-it-comes-from-the-four-of-us-neil-young-and-crazy-horse-couldnt-go-on-without-poncho-sampedro/

Billy Talbot Interview in Rolling Stone

Billy TalbotQ&A: Crazy Horse Bassist Billy Talbot on Neil Young, New Solo Album

‘There’s a certain tactic to being in a rock & roll band’

By Andy Greene, July 23, 2013 12:25 PM ET

Talbot has spent the last year touring the world with Young and Crazy Horse, but he took some time off to chat with us about his long history with Neil Young, recording some of their most beloved works and his new solo LP On the Road to Spearfish.

Where are you calling from?

I’m in South Dakota. The prairie is all around me. Everywhere I look, it’s grass.

Sounds nice. Do you think you’re one of the few rock stars that live in South Dakota?

[Laughs] I don’t think of myself as a rock star, but I guess you could say that. I don’t know of any others that are hanging out around this way.

Let’s move on to “Cortez the Killer.

I just recently listened to the recording for the first time in 20 years. I thought it was a really good recording. It’s one of our best and our most beloved songs to record. The moment that we start to play that song is always a great moment in the show. Lately, it’s been a little mystery to us, which is puzzling. It’s never been that before. After eight years of not playing it, the song is like, “You didn’t play me for eight years, and now you want me to be right there for you?” When we call it up, cosmically, it’s just not happening.

>>> Read the whole interview:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/q-a-crazy-horse-bassist-billy-talbot-on-neil-young-new-solo-album-20130723

[note: “Cortez The Killer” has been played lately in at Locarno and also at some other shows during the European Alchemy Tour 2013][For setlists, always consult Sugar Mountain]

The new Billy Talbot album: “on the road to spearfish”

Billy Talbot ON THE ROAD TO SPEARFISH

Frank “Poncho” Sampedro interview

Crazy HorseCrazy Horse guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro has played in Neil Young’s band for 37 years dating back to the 1975 album Zuma.

“There was a period where Neil would start saying, “I remember the day I was lookin’ in the mirror, just lookin’ in the mirror, and my father said to me, ‘Son, you’re just a fuck up.’” We’ve all had days like that. You’d be working on something and all of a sudden you’ve busted dad’s tools or whatever. ”

full Interview on OFFBEAT.

Random Quote

It doesn\'t affect me because I look at the internet as the new radio. I look at the radio as gone. [...] Piracy is the new radio. That\'s how music gets around. [...] That\'s the radio. If you really want to hear it, let\'s make it available, let them hear it, let them hear the 95 percent of it.
by -- Neil Young Interview on Steve Jobs and distributing music today, 31.12.2012

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