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Rare Neil photo in Vanity Fair

Carinthia West photo from Vanity Fair

Carinthia West photo from Vanity Fair

The new issue of Vanity Fair features the work of Carinthia West and her photographs from the 1970s, including a rare photo of Neil Young driving one of his vintage cars, a Cadillac affectionately named “Pearl.”

Her star-studded work includes Mick Jack, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon and a variety of movie stars.

The photo of Neil was taken at Woodside, Calif in 1976. She writes:

“This photo of Neil Young was taken at his ranch as he was driving past in his vintage Cadillac, lovingly nicknamed Pearl. In my opinion, Neil is one of the most powerful and charismatic presences in rock and roll. He is a man who commands respect yet at the same time has a hugely playful sense of humor. In this shot, he was leaning out the car window, with that big Canadian smile, to crack a joke about my English accent. I was riding one of his horses, so I’m glad the shot is in focus and I didn’t drop the camera.”

Read more at: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/10/mick-jagger-carly-simon-anjelica-huston-rare-photos

 

 

 

Killers jump Bridge

The Killers have announced they will not be performing at the 2013  Bridge School Benefit, scheduled for Oct. 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountainview, Calif.

Bridge-SchoolThe Bridge School officials made this announcement on the website:

” The Killers will regretfully no longer be able to participate in this year’s Bridge School Benefit in San Francisco, CA on October 26th.”

“We are so disappointed we won’t be able to participate in this year’s Bridge School Benefit,” said Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci.  “The fact of the matter is, without Mark on tour with us right now, we simply aren’t able to prepare an acoustic set for one of the year’s most important music charity events properly. We never want to give less than 100 percent, and in this particular instance, we simply won’t be able to.  We know this is a disappointment for our fans in the Bay Area, for which we’re very sorry, but hopefully we will be able to team up with Bridge School again in the future. It’s an amazing charity, and we encourage our fans to show them a lot of love and support.”

The line-up includes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Tom Waits (Sunday only), Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, fun, Heart and Jenny Lewis.

Tickets are available at Live Nation.

New Pearl Jam album honors Neil

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready says a song on the new Pearl Jam album “Lightning Bolt” honors Neil Young.

A short article at MSTARS News quotes McCready as saying the song “Yellow Moon” pays homage to Neil, which directly quotes Youngs’ “Helpless.”

“There’s certainly a tip of the hat to Neil. That was a song that was initially taken off the first mixes, but I really, really wanted it on there. I just enjoyed the darkness of it, and I thought I did a pretty good lead on it. I worked hard on that; it’s kind of a simple lead but I wanted it to give the song some brightness, kind of like what David Gilmour always did with Pink Floyd.”

The album is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The entire interview with McCready can be read at Exclaim: (click on link)

Tar Sands: New Message from Neil

Neil Young is at it again in his battle against the tar sands of Alberta.

He posted this recently at http://www.neilyoung.com/

Harper’s Head Stuck in the Tar Sands

Earth-the-universe-22238243-2560-1600I was amazed to find that Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, my home country, has his head stuck in the tar sands of Alberta and has forgotten about his responsibilities to Canadians. Trans Canada, a company he backs, is actively pursuing the goal of crossing the United States with the Keystone Pipeline, a money maker for a chosen few that will cause incredible environmental damage. If it goes through it will be the shame of Canada, an environmental disaster that could have been stopped by responsibility and wisdom. It will not benefit America with energy or new jobs. The oil is for China and the world market, not the USA. With only 35 permanent jobs the added US employment is so small as to not even count.

In light of the United Nations concluding that Climate Change is definitely a result of man’s activities, I think it’s a good idea to learn as much as I can about it. One thing I did was visit http://www.keystonetruth.com/ to learn about the Keystone Pipeline and its direct relationship to Climate change. It’s very informative. If you are on the edge and might want to know more, then it’s a great place to go.

Neil Young 10/5/13

He’s a feeling arranger.

Neil Young to Perform Oct. 30 for music conservancy

Neil Young will perform at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music that Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Anthony Kiedis will host.

The organization announced Friday (Oct. 4)  that the event will take place Oct. 30 in Silverlake (Los Angeles), Calif. Red Hot Chili Peppers will also perform, according to The Associated Press,

Flea founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in 2001. It facilitates music education and offers music lessons and scholarships.

The RHCP bassist says in a statement that he’s “grateful” for all the help given to the organization. He adds that Young performing at the event “is the greatest blessing.”

USA Today writes: If you’ve got $2,000 lying around, or nine other friends that would be willing to split a $25,000 bill, then the Silverlake Conservatory of Music is your new BFF. So is Flea, who founded the school. To sweeten the deal, the RHCP guys recruited Neil Young to play.

Flea and fellow Red Hot Chili Pepper Anthony Keidis will host the benefit and proceeds will go toward building a new facility and beef up Silverlake’s scholarship program.

“Going into our 13th year of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, flourishing with 700 students as a non-profit community music school, I could not be more grateful for all the people who have helped us out along the way,”Flea says in a press release. “Having one of my favorite musicians Neil Young perform to help out the school is the greatest blessing! This is gonna be the funnest fundraiser ever! All of us working together, making L.A. a better city, and educating the kids! Yay!”

Music, dinner and a silent auction will take place and will feature donations from Marc Jacobs, Tony Hawk, Pearl Jam, Gucci and others. The event costs $2,000 per guest, and a 10-seat table is $25,000.

More info at:

http://silverlakeconservatory.com/

Random Quote

I never forgot that every time a new Beatles or Dylan album came out, you knew they were way beyond it. They were always doing something else, always moving down the line.
by -- Neil Young

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