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Neil talks at “The Monsanto Years” movie premiere

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Neil Young at the premiere screening of the movie “The Monsanto Years” on Wednesday, April 22 and the IFC Center in New York.

 

 

 

“It’s a move about making a record.” N.Y.  Not rated, 59 minutes.

 

A very special work-in-progress screening, this is a document of the recording of the upcoming album ‘The Monsanto Years’ with Neil Young & Promise of the Real. “No auto tune or vocal booths were used, and no ears were harmed in the making of this record.” – Shakey Pictures

“Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, The Monsanto Years. Young’s new LP will reportedly arrive on June 16th according to a press release sent to promoters, while the Rebel Content Tour itself will kick off July 5th at Milwaukee’s Summerfest…. In January, Young revealed that he was working on an album called The Monsanto Years, but the rocker appeared to be joking about the title at the time. ‘I’m working on another album now that I’m going to be doing with Willie Nelson’s sons,’ Young said. ‘It’s an upbeat review of the situation.’ At a surprise concert April 16th at San Luis Obispo, California’s SLO Brewing Co., Young and Promise of the Real debuted 11 new tracks that might appear on their joint LP. Those songs boasted protest-minded titles like “Monsanto Years,” “Rock Starbucks,” “Seeds” and “Too Big to Fail,” fan site Sugar Mountain reports. Young had previously teamed with the Nelson brothers at Farm Aid and the Bridge School Benefit.” – Rolling Stone

 A Bernard Shakey Movie.

 

And his Q & A with the audience at the Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective

 

 

Neil Young made a special guest appearance at the week-long Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective, held at IFC, NYC, April 17-23. Following showing of the film Muddy Track (ahem, perhaps the TOP Neil film ever created), Neil was interviewed on-stage by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and also fielded questions from the audience. Neil then returned a little while later and talked about his upcoming album, titled The Monsanto Years. A film that captured the recording of the album in the studio was then shown at IFC. It’s a rocking, soulful album but, as the title might indicate, relies heavily on environmental tones.

Thanks to Rustes Televisione YouTube channel

From IFC:

Long one of folk and rock’s most respected artists, Neil Young—under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey—has also been making films for over four decades, from concert movies JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST (1974) and RUST NEVER SLEEPS (1979), to GREENDALE (2003) and other fiction features. This weeklong survey offers a rare opportunity to discover another side of Young’s creative genius, both behind and in front of the camera. The program includes weeklong NYC theatrical premiere engagements of MUDDY TRACK (1987), a one-of-a-kind chronicle of a European tour with Crazy Horse, and the newly restored director’s cut of HUMAN HIGHWAY (1982), a wildly anarchic satire of Cold War America starring Young, Dean Stockwell, Sally Kirkland, Russ Tamblyn and Devo. Also screening are Young’s two collaborations with Jim Jarmusch: DEAD MAN (1995), for which Young provided the stunning, feedback-heavy score, and YEAR OF THE HORSE (1997), a kaleidoscopic doc portrait of Young and Crazy Horse during their 1996 world tour.

Ohhhh ohhh Mon-san-to

NeilYoungRebelTourThe word is out that Neil Young is putting out a new album called “The Monsanto Years,” and will be sharing songs from the album on his new tour with the Nelson brothers.

Rolling Stone is reporting that Young is teaming up with up-and-coming band Promise of the Real to record an album called “The Monsanto Years,” which will be full of songs critical of the company.

Young first teased the possibility that he would write an album called “The Monsanto Years” in January, but it seemed, at first, to be a joke, according to The Huffington Post.

Turns out it’s not. According to a press representative at Warner Brothers Records, Young will release “The Monsanto Years,” and promote it on a joint tour with Promise of the Real, this summer. (He said that the exact release date had not yet been finalized.) Songs on the album are said to carry such provocative titles as “New Day For The Planet,” “Rock Starbucks,” “Too Big To Fail” and “Monsanto Years.”

Tom Hambleton at Sugarmountain.org reports the following NEW songs (Titles not certain) were recently played by Young & the Promise of the Real band on April 16 at SLO Brewing in San Luis Obispo, Calif: “People Want to Hear About Love,” “New Day for the Planet,” “Too Big to Fail,” “Rock Starbucks,” and “Monsanto Years,

The album will gain some anti-corporate credibility from two of the members of Promise of the Real: Lukas and Micah Nelson, the sons of Willie Nelson. Nelson père is an outspoken critic of Monsanto and other large agribusinesses, which have been accused of putting profits ahead of human health and environmental sustainability in the development of new crop varieties and agricultural chemicals.

Reached by The Huffington Post, Monsanto didn’t immediately provide comment on Young’s new album.

Rebel Content Tour featuring Neil Young, Promise of the Real

Neil Young and Promise of the Real have joined forces and will release a new studio album, entitled The Monsanto Years, on June 16th via Reprise Records, according to Fox News 6 in Milwaukee. The politically/ecologically-charged album will be released via participating digital retailers and Young’s online music store PonoMusic.com, as well as on physical CD and vinyl in stores and on Neil’s official web store.

Promise of the Real is an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), along with Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion).  They have performed with their father, Willie Nelson, and Young on previous occasions.  For the first time, they have recorded and will now tour together under the banner of the Rebel Content

The Rebel Content Tour featuring Neil Young and Promise of the Real will kick off on July 5th at Summerfest.

Every ticket purchased will include the choice of a standard physical CD or standard digital copy of his new album, The Monsanto Years.  Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.

The Rebel Content Tour dates:

July 5 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
July 8 Red Rocks Denver, CO
July 9 Red Rocks Denver, CO
July 11 Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, NE
July 13 Riverbend Music Center Cincinatti, OH
July 14 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
July 16 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
July 17 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY
July 19 Champlain Valley Expo Essex Junction, VT
July 21 Jones Beach Wantagh, NY
July 22 Xfinity Center Great Woods, MA
July 24 Wayhome Festival Oro-Medonte, Canada

Tickets for the Rebel Content Tour featuring Neil Young and Promise of the Real on Sunday, July 5th go on sale Friday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m. CDT and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line).

 

http://fox6now.com/2015/04/20/ninth-major-show-rebel-content-tour-featuring-neil-young-promise-of-the-real-coming-to-summerfest/

Neil Young Recording New Album With Willie Nelson’s Sons

Neil with Lucas and Micah NelsonRolling Stone’s Andy Green wrote that Neil Young is planning a new album with Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.

He writes in Rolling Stone:

“Neil Young sat down with Rolling Stone Executive Editor Nathan Brackett at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 7 to discuss the long-awaited rollout of his Pono music player, but he also shared details of his next LP.

“I’m working on another album now that I’m going to do be doing with Willie Nelson’s sons,” he said, jokingly suggesting he would title it The Monsanto Years after the agriculture company he’s been railing against for years. “It’s an upbeat review of the situation.”

Young was less sure about his other future plans. “I don’t know much about the future,” he said. “I want to [focus on Pono] and I want to continue playing music. Those two things should keep me pretty busy.  I have some film editing and things to do on the side. I’ll probably be writing some more books. I want to keep doing what I do. I’d like to continue doing it for a long time.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-recording-new-album-with-willie-nelsons-sons-20150108#ixzz3OKa0E7kc

 

Random Quote

Indeed, \\\"Fuckin\\\' Up\\\" (the best track on Young\\\'s much-ballyhooed \\\"Ragged Glory\\\") is more than a great song; it\\\'s a lifestyle choice.
by Shannon Zimmerman; Salon, 20 August 2003.

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