David Crosby Reveals Details of Solo Tour and CSNY 1974 DVD
... James called "Burning for the Buddha" that's so much fun to do onstage. There's life in this. A person's work is the window into their soul. If you see new work, quality work, coming out of us, then we are not dead." One might think that Neil Young will have to determine whether or not he wants to do a CSNY
tour next year sometime within the next few months so organizers have time to book it. "That's sensible and logical," says Crosby. "But that doesn't always apply with Neil. It would be nice to know sometime soon, but I can't torture myself about it . . . I would dearly love for it to happen, but it's not up to me. I'm not in charge. I do think there is more music to be made, really good music. I love it when it's just the four of us onstage with acoustic guitars, a piano and a pump organ. That's because it becomes all about the songs. It really strips it all down." Whether or not CSNY
hits the road next year, Crosby is convinced that the long-awaited box set from their 1974 reunion tour will finally come out. "It should come out in March or April, something like that," he says. "It got pushed back for good reason. We're gonna put a DVD with it. We have pieces from about eight separate shows." There is a complete film ... [ read more ]
CSNY, Arcade Fire Unplug At 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit
... friends repeatedly locked in together on their guitars. They make a great sound sound and it's a shame this sort of thing happens so infrequently. Crosby and Nash still have stunningly powerful voices, and they poured themselves into every note, almost as if to show Neil they are more than ready to handle another CSNY
reunion tour.The night wrapped up around 1:00 a.m. with an all-star singalong on "Teach Your Children." The stage wasn't as full as in recent years and there were many big absences, though Jenny Lewis and some of the others stuck around for the rare chance to sing with CSNY
. Most of the crowd left ... [ read more ]
Stream The 2013 Bridge School Benefit Feat. Arcade Fire, CSNY, Tom Waits, & More
... Every year, Neil Young hosts the Bridge School Benefit, a star-studded two-day acoustic fundraiser for the special-needs school he founded with his wife Pegi. Now in its 27th year, the 2013 fundraiser features sets by CSNY
, Arcade Fire, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, fun., Jenny Lewis, Heart, My Morning Jacket, and more. All those artists appear both days, except for Arcade Fire (Saturday) and Tom Waits (Sunday). You can stream it below starting tonight at 8 PM EST. Stream The 2013 Bridge School Benefit Feat. Arcade Fire, CSNY
, Tom Waits, & More ... [ read more ]
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1968-)
David Crosby (Van Cortland) (vocals, guitar) 1968-
Stephen Stills (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass) 1968-
Graham Nash (vocals, guitar, keyboards) 1968-
Neil Young (vocals, guitar) 1970-
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Crosby is the sperm donor for Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher's 2 children, who were born through artificial insemination.
CSN was formed from what was left of three prominent 1960s groups: The Byrds (David Crosby), Buffalo Springfield (Stephen Stills) and The Hollies (Graham Nash). After the release of the band's first album in 1969, another Buffalo Springfield alum, Neil Young, joined the band.
Crosby has gone through many drug problems, causing a series of operations. Even he admits that he's lucky to be alive.
Their first greatest hits collection featured artwork by Joni Mitchell, whose first album was produced by Crosby.
They performed at both the original and the second Woodstock. Their performance at the original Woodstock was only their third show together. They had a few more under their belts the second time around.
Jimi Hendrix taught Stills how to play lead guitar.
They are the only group to top the charts with three consecutive LPs where one was a studio album (Deja Vu), one was a live album (4 Way Street), and one was a greatest hits album (So Far).
Stills got into a fistfight with an audience member at a festival in Big Sur, California that was being filmed as a showcase for good vibes.
In the group's various configurations and as solo artists they have collectively released nearly 100 albums.
Each band member has been inducted twice into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
The group was somewhat unique in that each of the members were recording solo albums at the height of their success as a group. Other configurations included Crosby Nash (they made 8 albums together) and the Stills-Young Band, which made one album in 1976.
The group was successful from the start, beginning with their first album and continuing through the early 1970s. CSNY was one of the few groups selling as many albums as the Beatles.
Young left the group in 1976, returning long enough to record an album in 1988 after Crosby finished a jail term on drug and weapons charges, fulfilling a promise Young had made to record with CSN if Crosby could beat his drug addiction.
Stephen Stills underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer on January 3, 2008, which was his 63rd birthday. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 6)
Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
JJ Burnel of The Stranglers
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.