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Neil Young Pulling Music Off Streaming Services

But not because of royalties

(Newser) - Neil Young says he's yanking his entire music catalog off streaming services—because of sound quality, not royalties, reports Rolling Stone . "Streaming has ended for me," he wrote on Facebook . "I don't need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history... More »

Trump Lashes Back at 'Hypocrite' Neil Young

But he's going to stop using the singer's song

(Newser) - It's not unusual for a musician to object to a politician's use of his song. Typically, the song gets pulled and life goes on, but "typically" doesn't exist in Donald Trump's world. After Neil Young called out the Trump campaign for using "Rockin' in... More »

Neil Young to Trump: Stay Away From My Song

He objects to 'Rockin' in the Free World' during campaign announcement

(Newser) - Well that was fast. Just hours after Donald Trump triumphantly entered the presidential race to the background of "Rockin' in the Free World," Neil Young has told him to stop using his song. Better yet, a statement makes clear that Young would like everyone to vote for Bernie... More »

Rock's Rare Moment: Bob Dylan Gives a Speech

And it's rambling, poetic, pure Bob Dylan

(Newser) - Usually when Bob Dylan opens his mouth he's singing, so the rambling 35-minute speech he gave Friday to a crowd of 3,000 of music's royalty had his audience, as the New York Times puts it, "hanging on his every word" as he careened from the topic... More »

New Couple: Neil Young, Daryl Hannah

They've been together 'for months,' source says

(Newser) - Neil Young just filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years about a month ago, but he's already been spotted on an apparent date with Daryl Hannah. The Daily Mail has pictures of Young, 68, and Hannah, 53, looking pretty cozy Tuesday en route to a California restaurant—... More »

Neil Young Divorcing After 36 Years

Pegi Young inspired the song 'Unknown Legend'

(Newser) - Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years, reports Rolling Stone . It offers no reason for the pending split of the singer and Pegi Young, a musician in her own right, though a hearing is set for December. The pair married in 1978 but met a... More »

Jack White Cuts 'Fastest' Single

Cuts live version of 'Lazaretto' in 3 hours, 55 minutes

(Newser) - At 10am yesterday, Jack White took the stage in Nashville, thanking the crowd for joining him "for breakfast." Less than four hours later, White had in his hot little hands the so-called "World's Fastest Released Record"—a hot-off-the-presses recording of two live songs that he... More »

7 Celebs Who Invented Terrific Things

Neil Young, Hedy Lamarr among stars behind fine inventions

(Newser) - Who says celebrities aren't the brightest bulbs in the box? Here are a few who came up with memorable inventions, as reported by Cracked :
  • Neil Young: The legendary singer/songwriter invented a new remote control system for model trains called the Trainmaster Command Control. He first designed it so his
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Was Dylan Touring The Boss' Backstreets?

(Newser) - When police detained Bob Dylan last month they may have inadvertently busted up a nine-month rock heritage tour by the music legend, speculates ABC News. Clueless New Jersey cops picked up Dylan wandering around just blocks from a house where Bruce Springsteen penned Born to Run, Thunder Road, and Backstreets... More »

Best Rock Documentaries

(Newser) - In honor of Woodstock—which happened 40 years ago this weekend—and the “seminal documentary” that captured it, John Farr shares his list of the 10 best rock concert/performance films—all of which are “meant to be played loud,” he writes on the Huffington Post. “So... More »

Neil Young's Latest Redefines Compilations

10-disc set bursting with music, photos, video

(Newser) - Neil Young leaves other retrospectives in the dust with a look back at his career that spans 10 Blu-ray discs or DVDs, or eight CDs, the Chicago Tribune reports. Neil Young Archives: Volume 1, 1963-1972 contains everything from high school band recordings through Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to his... More »

Neil Young: Don't Forget Farmers in Bailout

(Newser) - Neil Young puts down his guitar and picks up his pen today on behalf of family farmers. In an essay in the Boston Globe, Young argues that tight credit, declining prices, natural disasters, and the overall economic gloom has many of them on the brink. The situation is as dire... More »

Neil Young: Detroit's Dinosaurs Can Go Electric

Rocker makes the case for drivers going big and going green

(Newser) - Motorists considering electric cars can hang on to their Cadillac dreams as well, writes Neil Young at the Huffington Post. Barack Obama's plan to get a million electric vehicles on American roads within a decade is possible—and the cars don't need to be tiny or even have new designs,... More »

Musicians Plug Upgrades to Flat-Sounding Digital

'Unacceptable quality compromises' key move to improved downloads, CDs

(Newser) - Musicians dissatisfied with the sound of digital media are releasing albums as higher-quality downloads, on high-definition DVDs and even on vinyl, USA Today reports. Last year, Amazon and iTunes agreed to boost the quality of their MP3s, but some groups are using even better versions to eliminate what Neil Young... More »

Neil Young Steering His '59 Lincoln Green

Hopes to be rockin' the greenie world with electric car prototype

(Newser) - Neil Young has shifted gear in his quest to make the world a better place, reports the AP. The Canadian rock legend known for his protest songs is working with a Wichita mechanic to convert his 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on an electric battery. Young hopes the prototype could... More »

Hey Hey, My, My, It's Spider Man

New arachnid species named for rock legend Young

(Newser) - A new spider species has been named for rocker Neil Young, an outspoken advocate for environmental issues, Reuters reports. A biologist and Neil Young fan who discovered the species named it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi. It's not the first such honor for a singer. A beetle was recently named Orectochilus orbisonorum after... More »

Blu-Ray Never Sleeps

Young goes digital with complete archive, new material on interactive discs

(Newser) - Fans of Neil Young will soon be able to buy his entire music archive on Blu-ray discs, the AP reports. The first 10-disc set, out this fall, will cover the prolific rocker’s career from 1963 to 1972 and will include some previously unreleased songs, videos, and handwritten manuscripts. Buyers... More »

Protest Songs Get Tuned Out

Downloading, disconnection leaving generation without a soundtrack

(Newser) - So where are all the anti-war anthems? Opposition to the Vietnam War spawned a genre of classic counterculture songs, but not so the Iraqi war, despite widespread opposition. The main reason, Politico notes, is the narrowed scope of the music industry today. Singers still sing protests songs, but only their... More »

Young's Latest Wanders

(Newser) - The tracks on Neil Young’s new Chrome Dreams II alternate between “bursts of earnest declarations” and “epic, slow-burn rockers”—including the 18-minute “Ordinary People,” says the Boston Globe. Some show the bravado of last year’s barnstormer, Living With War, but Shakey sometimes ends... More »

Fogerty Comes Home on Revival

Or maybe the CCR frontman never left

(Newser) - Heartland rock legend John Fogerty is finally reclaiming his Creedence Clearwater Revival youth with an excellent new solo record, aptly titled Revival. The release marks a major turning point in the CCR frontman’s story, as he’s back with original label Fantasy Records and is finally discussing his old... More »

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