Willie Nelson to celebrate 90th birthday at all-star concertJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas troubadour Willie Nelson will celebrate his 90th birthday with his friends and family at an all-star two-day concert at the Hollywood Bowl this April.
Ian Tyson, half of Ian & Sylvia folk duo, dies at age 89December 29, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Ian Tyson, the Canadian folk singer who wrote the modern standard “Four Strong Winds” as one half of Ian & Sylvia and helped influence such future superstars as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, died Thursday at age 89.
Review: Neil Young reflects on environment on ‘World Record’November 14, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — “World Record,” Neil Young (Reprise)
Neil Young and his longtime band Crazy Horse return to a favorite topic with “World Record,” a double entendre title for an album that not-so-subtlety focuses squarely on the fate of the environment.
Well noted: A selection of some music-themed gifts this yearNovember 14, 2022 GMT
Music is never out of fashion as a gift idea. Here are some outstanding vinyl box sets for lovers of Neil Young, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Iron Maiden and a certain ex-Beatle, a book about the beginning of rock at Sun Records and another about The Byrds, some tough-looking boots made in collaboration with The Clash, and even a perfume inspired by Whitney Houston.
Every song he made: Sting sells music catalog to UniversalFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
Sting is selling his music catalog, including hits he made with the Police and as a solo artist, joining a chorus of stars who are cashing in with investors who see value in licensing their songs.
Universal said Thursday that its music-publishing arm bought the catalog, including “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne" and “Fields of Gold.” Financial terms were not disclosed.
EXPLAINER: What will Neil Young’s protest mean for Spotify?February 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young vs Joe Rogan seems like the strangest of cultural clashes.
Yet the 76-year-old rock star's protest over coronavirus-related content on Rogan's popular Spotify podcast has ignited a hot debate over misinformation and free speech, bruising a streaming service that has become the central way that millions of people around the world experience music.
Rogan responds to Spotify protest, COVID advisoriesJanuary 31, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is pledging to combat the spread of COVID-19 misinformation as part of a damage-control campaign sparked by musician Neil Young, who called out the streaming service’s top podcaster for amplifying vaccine skepticism.
Spotify to add advisories to podcasts discussing COVID-19January 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Following protests of Spotify kicked off by Neil Young over the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, the music streaming service said that it will add content advisories before podcasts discussing the virus.
Joni Mitchell joining Neil Young in protest over SpotifyJanuary 29, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Joni Mitchell said Friday she is seeking to remove all of her music from Spotify in solidarity with Neil Young, who ignited a protest against the streaming service for airing a podcast that featured a figure who has spread misinformation about the coronavirus.
Spotify says it will grant Young’s request to remove musicJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young's music will be removed from Spotify at his request, following the veteran rock star's protest over the streaming service airing a popular podcast that featured a figure criticized for spreading COVID misinformation.
Neil Young reportedly fights Spotify over Rogan and COVIDJanuary 25, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It's Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan for the allegiance of Spotify. Or is it?
The veteran rocker fired off a public missive to his management on Monday, demanding that they remove his music from Spotify in protest of Rogan spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine on his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Neil Young rebuilds a Rockies barn and reunites Crazy HorseDecember 9, 2021 GMT
A horse needs a barn.
Neil Young didn’t rebuild a log barn from the 1850s that was falling into the ground in the Colorado Rockies just so he could make an album in it with Crazy Horse, his frequent collaborators for more than 50 years, but that was a big part of the inspiration.
Review: Neil Young’s full moon fever shines in ‘Barn’December 8, 2021 GMT
“Barn,” Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Reprise Records)
Ever wonder what Neil Young and his longtime bandmates Crazy Horse would sound like in a restored 19th century barn out in the middle of nowhere under a full moon?
Bing Crosby’s heirs sell stake in estate to boost his workOctober 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Crosby was 19 when his father, Bing, died in 1977. But when he goes to a shopping mall or party in December, there's a strong chance he'll hear his dad's voice singing “White Christmas.”
Streaming series shows collision of music, history in 1971May 20, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissie Hynde wouldn't make her own mark in music until a few years later, but her memories of how 1971's daily soundtrack was tied to the times remain vivid.
“Music said something,” the Pretenders' leader and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member says at the start of “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything,” an eight-part documentary series that premieres Friday on the Apple TV+ streaming service.
Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songsJanuary 6, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 percent stake in his music to a British investment company in a deal announced on Wednesday...
Music Review: Neil Young revisits 2003′s ‘Greendale’November 2, 2020 GMT
Neil Young, “Return to Greendale” (Reprise Records)
Think of Neil Young's 2003 record “Greendale” as the venerable rocker's take on “Our Town,” with a heavy dose of weirdness, environmentalism and anti-war sentiment thrown in...
Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to tune it downOctober 27, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' “You Can't Always Get What You Want,” President Donald Trump's campaign rallies have been filled with classic songs whose authors and their heirs loudly reject him and his politics...
Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunesAugust 4, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate...
Review: One-musician show by Ray LaMontagne on ‘MONOVISION’June 24, 2020 GMT
Ray LaMontagne, “MONOVISION” (RCA)
Ray LaMontagne takes a comprehensive less-is-more approach on “MONOVISION,” his eighth album.
A solo work in the truest sense of the term, LaMontagne played all the instruments, wrote all the tunes and even engineered and produced the 10-song collection.
New this week: Neil Young, ‘Miss Juneteenth,’ Padma LakshmiJune 15, 2020 GMT
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week...
Review: Neil Young’s long-shelved ‘Homegrown’ a missing linkJune 15, 2020 GMT
Neil Young, “Homegrown” (Reprise)
Neil Young's “Homegrown," finished 45 years ago but not released until now, is the missing link during one of his most productive and creative periods...
Review: Lucinda Williams channels her anger into songApril 22, 2020 GMT
Lucinda Williams, “Good Souls, Better Angels” (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers)
Lucinda Williams has come up with an album for our times — at least if you’re as angry as she is.
“Good Souls, Better Angels” is anything but subtle.
Review: Neil Young back in his ragged glory with ‘Colorado’October 21, 2019 GMT
Neil Young with Crazy Horse, "Colorado" (Reprise)
Neil Young is back with his old band Crazy Horse in all their ragged glory with "Colorado," a beautiful, rambling, chaotic howl against climate change, division and hate...
Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin’s dairy landJuly 9, 2019 GMT
EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September...
Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rockJanuary 19, 2019 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents' home in rural North Carolina...
Neil Young acknowledges he and Daryl Hannah are marriedNovember 1, 2018 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hey hey, my my, Neil Young is calling Daryl Hannah his wife.
The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and the 57-year-old "Splash" actress had been utterly mum on the subject of their marriage since reports that they wed in California in August...
5 Pittsburgh bands you don’t know, but shouldSeptember 25, 2018 GMT
Pittsburgh isn't exactly short on musical entertainment or talent.
From the pummeling punk of The Gotobeds to the tender acoustic folk of Chet Vincent, here are five acts from Pittsburgh on the verge of breaking it big.
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68August 23, 2018 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the group's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a family friend...
Annual Farm Aid benefit concert returning to PennsylvaniaJune 13, 2017 GMT
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming back to Pennsylvania for just the third time since it began in 1985.
It will be held Sept. 16 at KeyBank Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Burgettstown about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Pittsburgh...
Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfieldAugust 18, 2014 GMT
NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.