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Psychedelic Pill nominated for Grammy

125902036On Jan. 26 Neil Young will most likely be sitting in the audience at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

His album with Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill is nominated for Best Rock Album.

The songs on the album were highly promoted in a whirlwind tours Neil & the Horse made in the U.S.; Australia and Europe.

Neil Young has previously won Grammy’s for the song “Angry World” (Best Rock Song  2010) and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package in 2009 for “The Archives”

What will he wear to the Grammys this time,  along with Ralph, Billy and Poncho?

Speculation at

Here are all nominees in that category:

Rock album

13, Black Sabbath

The Next Day, David Bowie

Mechanical Bull, Kings of Leon

Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin

… Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age

Psychedelic Pill, Neil Young with Crazy Horse

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Young a 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee

untitledSongs by Neil Young, U2, Run-D.M.C., the Sugarhill Gang, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Rolling Stones are among this year’s inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Academy has announced.

Once again, 27 iconic recordings are headed for the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, reports Spin Magazine.

The class of 2014 includes Neil Young’s 1970 album After the Gold Rush; U2’s barnstorming 1987 LP The Joshua Tree (the most recently released honoree); Run-D.M.C.’s watershed “Walk This Way” team-up with Aerosmith; the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 game-changer “Rapper’s Delight”; the Rolling Stones’ 1969 hit “Honky Tonk Women”; George Harrison’s 1970 triple-album All Things Must Pass; and Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 single “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

Some other highlights: Creedence Clearwater Revival landed two recordings in the batch, the 1969 single “Fortunate Son” and 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory; James Brown’s 1970 track “Get Up — I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine” earned an acknowledgement, as did Sam Cooke’s 1960 tune “Wonderful World” and Dolly Parton’s endlessly admired 1973 single, “Jolene.”

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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, 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 .

25 Years Ago: Neil Young’s ‘This Note’s for You’ Album Released

Think back 25 years. Neil Young was 42 years old when “This Note’s for You” came out.

youngthis1Michael Gallucci writes at the website “Ultimate Classic Rock:” “Falling somewhere between a big-band record and a soul album, Young’s 17th album, credited to Neil Young & the Bluenotes, employs a horn section that sounds more like a scrappy bar band than a tightly formed unit. Curiously enough, they miss many notes on the record, leaving many fans to wonder if the LP was a tribute or satire. It could go both ways.”

The title track “This Notes for You” won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year.

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Bruce Springsteen tribute with Neil

Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown, Jackson Browne, Ken Casey, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and ***Neil Young*** will perform at the tribute concert in honor of 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year Bruce Springsteen.

The sold-out gala will take place Feb. 8, 2013, two days prior to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Random Quote

Are we going to listen to this man baying at the moon all night?
by ~Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone 1979

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