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Ray Davies’ New Book ‘Americana’ Explores His Love/Hate Relationship With U.S.

Nearly 20 years after publishing his “unauthorized autobiography” X-Ray, former Kinks frontman Ray Davies is preparing to return to bookstores this October with Americana. According to the publisher’s website, the book traces his complicated relationship with the United States. “As […]

08/20/2013

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“I Have Enough, Thank You Though!” Bonnie Raitt Takes 10th GRAMMY

Bonnie Raitt had nine GRAMMYS before tonight’s ceremony, and just won her tenth – and first since 1996 – taking the Best Americana Album, in a very strong category. She won against her all-male and […]

02/10/2013

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Meet Robert Plant’s Latest Collaborator, Buddy Miller

Last week, Rolling Stone reported that Robert Plant recorded a new album with his occasional collaborator, Buddy Miller. Miller is becoming a familiar name to Plant’s fans.

11/05/2012

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Neil Young’s New Video Pays Tribute To Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Roy Orbison

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have been on a tear lately: besides releasing two studio albums this year, they’ve put out a lot of music videos lately. This week, they’ve released two new music videos for songs from their upcoming album Psychedelic Pill.

10/16/2012

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Is Neil Young Planning His Next Live Album?

A short news item says “The third episode of A Rust Trilogy, which began with Rust Never Sleeps in 1978, and continued with Weld in 1990, now concludes with Alchemy in 2012. Things have changed, yet they stay the same. Alchemy, like Rust and Weld, finds the boys at another stage of life’s journey. Time has taken its toll, yet the spirit seems unstoppable.”

10/15/2012

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More Details Emerge About Neil Young’s New LP

Neil Young and his long time-band Crazy Horse are about to release their second album of the year: Psychedelic Pill will follow Americana by less than five months when it is released on October 30. Psychedelic Pill, as previously reported, will be a double album (or a 3 LP set), and there will be a video for each of the album’s songs.

09/13/2012

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse To Release “Psychedelic Pill” In October

Confirming wide-spread rumors, Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release their second record of 2013 this October, a double album called “Psychedelic Pill.”

08/24/2012

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Another New Album By Year’s End?

Young has famously resisted leaning too much on his greatest hits when he tours. While he generally plays a couple of his well known songs, he has never been tethered to any song in particular when he performs. And when he has new material, he’s generally pretty enthused about it. But so far, just one Americana song has made the setlist: “Jesus’ Chariot.”

08/16/2012

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New Releases: The Beach Boys, Neil Young, Joe Walsh & Big Reissues

Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again. In what may be the best week all year for classic rock releases, we’ve […]

06/05/2012

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Neil Young Previews New Album In 40-Minute Silent Film

The magic number for Neil Young seems to be 40. Late last week, the Canadian rocker released a 40-minute silent film previewing his album that drops tomorrow, Americana – and it’s the third 40-minute movie […]

06/04/2012

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