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Musicares tribute to Springsteen includes Neil & CH

Springsteen MusiCares TributeThe Recording Academy will continue its releases of their annual MusiCares tribute concerts with the 2013 show honoring Bruce Springsteen. MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen will be out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download on March 25 via Columbia.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse performs “Born in the U.S.A.”

The evening included a host of artists covering Springsteen classics, including former honoree Neil Young, Sting, Elton John, Emmylou Harris and Jackson Browne, along with an evening closing five-song set from Bruce and the E-Street Band. John Stewart hosted.

Read more:  http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2014/02/preview-musicares-tribute-to-bruce.html#ixzz2uHsph1PW

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Neil Young honored at Grammy event

52dfb3cdad759_preview-300Neil Young has more awards to display at his ranch – maybe in “The Barn” recording studio.

The  68-year-old musician was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy, according to an Associated Press article at PostBulletin.com.

Young received his award on stage during the group’s seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a historic Los Angeles recording studio that’s hosted the likes of the Beach Boys, Mariah Carey, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Elton John, the article stated.

Young and his band Crazy Horse’s recent album “Psychedelic Pill” is also up for best rock album at Sunday’s Grammys.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/P.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honored Young for his artistic creativity, philanthropic efforts and sonic integrity for a career that’s spanned more than four decades, including his time with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

“You’re honoring me, you’re honoring yourself,” Young told the crowd of music industry professionals. “It’s not me. It’s you.”

Young recalled working on the recording of his 1975 song “Like a Hurricane” at The Village and lamented the rise of digital recording. He also used his acceptance speech to plug his upcoming high-fidelity audio service Pono, which translates to “righteousness” in Hawaiian.

The singer-songwriter, who’s sometimes referred to as “the godfather of grunge,” didn’t pick up his guitar at the event, but Dave Matthews made a surprise appearance to pay tribute to the musician.

Accompanied by only his guitar, Matthews crooned the folk song “Rye Whiskey” and played Young classics “My My, Hey Hey” and “The Needle and the Damage Done.”

“As a person, you’re one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met in my life,” Matthews said after performing the trio of tunes. “I hope that I’m half the inspiration to people that you have been to me.”

Other artists in attendance at Tuesday’s event included Colbie Caillat, Kris Kristofferson and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

http://www.postbulletin.com/entertainment/music/-/article_4eedf5d7-bf2f-5b27-8b3a-d3ed3e53e831.html

 

Recording Academy to honor Neil Young

neilThe Recording Academy Producers &  Engineers Wing will celebrate its  seventh annual GRAMMY Week event this year honoring two-time GRAMMY winner Neil Young for his  commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded  music, BroadwayWord.com is reporting.

The event will be held on Tuesday,  Jan. 21,  2014, at  the Village Studios in  West Los Angeles.

“This year, it is with great honor that we pay tribute to a musical icon who has  been tireless in his own efforts to draw attention to the importance of hearing  music as the artists who created it intended, and who has continually set  precedents of excellence within the music community, ”  said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “The contributions of Neil Young are  innumerable, as is his incomparable body of work, and we look forward to an  unforgettable evening with this legendary artist.”

Young has spent the last few years working on PONO, an audio service that he claims will restore digital audio to its original analog sound. In addition, Young is also an accomplished musicians, songwriter and philanthropist. He recieved the MusiCares Person of the Year award back in 2010.

Past honorees include: Chris  Blackwell, T  Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy  Iovine, Quincy  Jones, Arif  Mardin, Al Schmitt, and Jerry  Wexler.

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards  airs Sunday, Jan. 26.

Read more about The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing to Honor Neil Young – BWWMusicWorld .

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“Pearl Jam is a band I have a lot of respect for. Nirvana and Sonic Youth I feel the same way about. Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Givers, and Foo Fighters are just some of my favorites. I respect bands that give me something of themselves that I can feel. (\"Posing\" bands turn me off generally speaking.) It all has to do with a feeling I have about them. That is what music is to me, a feeling. It\'s similar with people too.”
by ? Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream

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