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SLAM: Neil-signed Les Paul to be auctioned

Bid on a Les Paul signed by Neil, Billy, Ralph & Poncho.

“Neil Young & Crazy Horse have signed a Les Paul Guitar to be auctioned for SLAM’s fundraising efforts. Money raised will help SLAM continue their work to galvanize the music community in removing barriers to live music. Neil Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank “Poncho” Sampedro have individually signed a beautiful Black Les Paul Guitar to be immediately auctioned on E Bay, with all proceeds raised assisting SLAM’s ‘fighting fund’. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a historical souvenir from Young’s acclaimed Psychedelic Pill Australian tour and to support SLAM. This brand new guitar was valued at $4000 before being signed and now the guitar will become some lucky person’s ‘New Black’ to Neil Young’s own “Old Black” Les Paul.”

The guitar is up for bid at – http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300886135152#ht_724wt_905

Try also this bidding link: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Neil-Young-Crazy-Horse-signed-Gibson-Les-Paul-Guitar-Psychedelic-Pill-tour-/300887453805?roken=apT6xV#ht_518wt_1398

April 15 deadline

It’s all about removing barriers to live music.

Neil Young and the Crazy Horse band have signed a Les Paul Guitar to be auctioned for the Save Live Australia’s Music (SLAM) movement.

Read more at:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/16577946/neil-young-signs-guitar-for-aussie-music/

 

Neil Young live at the end of the world

Another review of the New Zealand show by correspondent Derek Pringle from “The Telegraph.” He aptly labels Neil as “one of the great songwriters of his time.”

neil1_2524840aInteresting review that compares Young’s performance to Sixto Rodriquez, who had managed to fill a smaller arena in Wellington a week earlier.

Obviously a fan, Pringle describes a sublime scene in the Neil Young with Crazy Horse show that leaves a lasting impression.

He writes:

“There is a moment, about two hours into Neil Young’s sell-out concert at the Vector Arena in Auckland, where he plants his left index finger on the top string of his guitar and grinds it slowly up the fret board incanting many of his great albums as he goes.

The slowly ascending note is meant to indicate time travel, backwards, but Young is just showing off as he lists the gems in his back catalogue — Rust Never Sleeps, Tonight’s the Night, Harvest, After the Gold Rush, Everyone Knows This is Nowhere etc etc.”

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/live-music-reviews/9966234/Neil-Young-live-at-the-end-of-the-world-review.html

 

Cover Me

Five good covers of “Cortez the Killer.”

“He came dancing across the waters, Cortez, Cortez.”

The website “Cover Me” has compiled a list of artists who offer their own renditions of Young’s historical-fiction epic song.

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Cover writes:

In 1975, Neil Young released Zuma, one of several albums he recorded in the ’70s which contained a single song that pretty much eclipsed the rest of the album. In Zuma’s case, it was “Cortez the Killer,” a three-chorder rumored to have been written to make it easier for Crazy Horse guitarist Frank Sampredo to play along on rhythm guitar. Young hadn’t played with Crazy Horse for several years, and during that time Sampredo had taken the place of founding guitarist Danny Whitten, who had died of a drug and alcohol overdose. Clocking in at over seven minutes, “Cortez” was originally even longer — it famously had to be faded out because tape ran out during the session. (Upon learning the song’s last verse didn’t get recorded, Young shrugged and said, “I never liked that verse anyway.”) Bands who have covered the song have been been tacking minutes onto it ever since.

Check out the songs at:

http://www.covermesongs.com/2013/03/five-good-covers-cortez-the-killer-neil-young.html

 

 

 

 

 

new Euro tour date: Pukkelpop Festival

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Eminem, Neil Young and The xx to headline Pukkelpop 2013

Belgian festival announces first raft of names for August bash

The Belgian festival takes place in Kiewit between August 15-17. Joining Eminem on the line-up for Thursday, August 15 will be Nine Inch Nails, Slayer, Deftones, Fall Out Boy, TNGHT, Mac Miller, Baauer, Solange, Fucked Up and Danny Brown.

Meanwhile, Neil Young and Crazy Horse lead the main stage on Friday August 16 along with The Prodigy, Polica, Fun., Daughter, Mount Kimbie, TEED, Chvrches, Frank Turner and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

The xx will close the festival on Saturday, August 17 performing on a bill that also includes Franz Ferdinand, The Knife, Alabama Shakes, Foals, Bat For Lashes, Julio Bashmore, Lamb of God and The Family Rain.

Tickets for Pukkelpop 2013 will be available from Wednesday March 27 with a presale starting on Monday 25 and ending a day later. Weekend tickets cost £140 with day tickets, priced £71, also available.

| NME | Pukkelpop website |

 

Surfer Joe

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse play “Surfer Joe”

Live on March 21, 2013 at the Vector Arena

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Random Quote

But me I’m not stopping there,
Got my own row left to hoe
Just another line in the field of time
When the thrashers comes, I’ll be stuck in the sun
Like the dinosaurs in shrines
But I’ll know the time has come
To give what’s mine.

by -- Neil Young, Thrasher Thrasher lyrics

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