Willie Nelson is a musician who remains relatively unscathed by the all-too-real distractions that the spotlight often blinds musicians of his caliber.
Album by piano greats is due in October
They’re his first non-Bridge School Benefit shows in region since 2004
Neil Young was asking a lot of Nils Lofgren, being that it was Lofgren’s first real session work.
It wasn’t enough that Lofgren, only a teenager at the time, had been invited to help Young — already an established star — realize his vision for After The Gold Rush.
When Jeff Beck takes the stage for his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this month, he will be making his third appearance on that stage.
Reprise Records will release Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972 in three different formats June 2: Blu-ray, DVD and CD. The Blu-ray edition uses an interactive platform with music, video and text, and allows for material to be added later via the internet.
Ever since the early ’70s, when Neil Young’s star ascended rapidly past those of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, he’s called the shots. And that’s got to suck.
By 1974, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young hadn’t been seen together in public for four years. The pressure was intense. That summer, they became the first rock act to play exclusively in stadiums, for big crowds, for big money. Things had changed since the days of The Frozen Noses. After the massive success of his Harvest album, Neil Young had become the superstar and the major draw — and his manager, Elliot Roberts, took control of the proceedings early on. And David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash didn’t have a lot of say in the matter.
Graham Nash and Joni Mitchell had linked up in ’68, before the first CSN album was in the can. For more than a year, they lived an idyllic artists’ life and wrote songs about how happy they were. Nash’s “Our House,” with its comfy-cozy, two-cats-in-the-yard scenario, was all about Joni.
Enjoy part 1 of our extraordinarily candid conversation about Graham Nash’s solo work and the wild, behind-the-scenes tales of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and everyone in their orbit.