Neil Young confirms Hyde Park show
... Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, AEG Live and The Royal Parks' 10-day Summer extravaganza in London is back and getting set for 2014 with an enviable line up of artists in July next year. On Saturday 12th July, legendary songwriter, Neil Young and Crazy Horse
plus special guests, The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte will be joined by many more exciting recording artists across four stages - yet to be announced - for what will undoubtedly be another scorching summer of sound. Tickets will be on pre-sale for Barclaycard customers at 9am on Wednesday 11th December at www.barclaycardunwind.com. Previous fans of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park and AEG Live can purchase their tickets from 9am on Thursday 12th December. Tickets are on general release from 9am on Friday 13th December. Considered one of the greatest songwriters ever, Neil Young
- who will headline the event on Saturday 12th July - has been one of the most influential artists of the rock age, both as a solo artist and part of the legendary Buffalo Springfield and not to mention Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He releases new album, 'Live At The Cellar Door' on December 11th, a collection of intimate gigs he played at Washington D.C.'s Cellar Door Club in 1970, just after he released the classic album 'After The Goldrush.' In January, Young plays two shows at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall. Neil Young
is joined by special guests The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte. Brooklyn-based band The National are currently touring their critically acclaimed sixth studio album 'Trouble Will Find Me', after two huge Alexandra Palace sell out shows in November. bst-hydepark.com facebook.com/BSTHydePark @BST_hydepark TICKET SALE DATES: Pre Sale for Barclaycard Customers: 9am Wednesday 11th December BST/AEG presale: 9am Thursday 12th December General Release: 9am Friday 13th December Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! Neil Young
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Neil Young, The National to play British Summer Time, Hyde Park
... of film, music, literature, sport. There will also be a specific family day that will expand the experience to genuinely appeal to the whole family." "Brace yourselves for what will undoubtedly be another scorching summer of sound."Watch The National performing 'Don't Swallow The Cap' on Jools Holland below Neil Young
& Crazy Horse, The National, Tom Odell and more will perform at Barclaycard British Summer Time on Sunday 6 July 2014. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Thursday 13 December, 2013. For more information visit Gigwise gig tickets. Below: Photos of Neil Young
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Neil Young (Nov. 12, 1945 -)
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Neil was born in Toronto but moved to Winnipeg as a teenager when his parents divorced. His mother was a panelist on a Canadian quiz show and his father was a sports writer for the Toronto Sun. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
In 1982, Geffen Records signed Young and gave him complete creative control. Young made some experimental albums that flopped, and Geffen sued him, claiming he was intentionally making commercially unsuccessful albums. He settled the suit and went back to his old label, Reprise, in 1988.
He formed the influential band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills in 1966. When Buffalo Springfield was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997, Young boycotted the presentation because he felt the event was too commercial. Seats at the dinner cost $1,200 each.
He worked as a solo artist while touring and recording with Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.
In 1979, he released a concert movie called Rust Never Sleeps. Young directed it using the name Bernard Shakey.
New York magazine The Village Voice named him '70s Artist Of The Decade.
At age 5, he contracted polio. The disease damaged the left side of his body and may have contributed to seizures he would experience for years to come.
When he formed his first band, The Squires, and traveled to gigs, they did so in Neil's hearse, which he named Mortimer. He loved that hearse.
His son Ben was born with cerebral palsy, as was his second son Zeke (born with a milder case). This led Neil's involvement with The Bridge School, which serves special-needs children. Neil holds a benefit concert for the school every year.
Young is the first artist to record two MTV Unpluggeds. He was so upset about the quality of the first one he showed up again three months later to record another one. R.E.M. also recorded two. (thanks, Dan - West Hartford, CT)
Young has indulged in marijuana and cocaine, but very rarely. In the movie The Last Waltz, you can see a huge ball of coke in Neil's nose; for the 2002 theatrical and DVD release, MGM digitally erased the ball. Young has never touched heroin or acid, and has never been in rehab.
He is a part owner of the Lionel train company. And holds patents on model railroad controls he uses with his son Ben. (thanks, Chris - Philadelphia, PA)
One of his first bands was The Mynah Birds, which featured Rick James on lead vocals. They signed with Motown, but the deal (and the band) fell apart when James was busted for dodging the draft.
In 1995, Pearl Jam recorded an album with Young called Mirror Ball. Because of record company restrictions, the name Pearl Jam could not appear anywhere on the album, but each member is named individually. (thanks, Elliot - St. Louis, MO)
They Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
Joshua Scott Jones explains why he's always asking forgiveness from his musical partner, who's also his girlfriend.