Graham Nash talks new tour, his epic years with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
It’s been 10 years or so since Graham Nash went by 815 Palm Avenue, the West Hollywood address of a rundown house where Crosby, Stills & Nash shot the cover photo for their 1969 self-titled debut album. Nash-penned rubies include “Our House,” “Teach Your Children,” “Just a Song Before I Go” and “Marrakesh Express " – recorded by his folk-rock supergroups Crosby, Stills & Nash (also featuring Byrds and Buffalo Springfield expats David Crosby and Stephen Stills) and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (after Stills’ Buffalo Springfield homey Neil Young supersized CSN). With his previous group The Hollies, Nash cowrote/sang “Carrie Anne,” the summery ode to ‘60s “it girl” Marianne Faithfull. Not long ago I was in a record store and a younger person in their 20s was talking about loving the debut Crosby, Stills and Nash album. Last question: Crosby, Stills and Nash and CSNY have been on and off several times, but both those bands have a long together.mlive.com
Joe Rogan gets $100M offer from Trump-affiliated site
“Dear Joe, we stand with you, your guests and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said in an email to Rogan Wrote Rumble’s Twitter page Monday. A Yahoo finance report said Rogan did not respond when asked to comment on the offer. The real uproar began over Rogan’s podcast — “The Joe Rogan Experience” — providing a platform for COVID-19 misinformation. “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines — potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” Young wrote at the time. She left the platform and, over the weekend, released the clips of Rogan using racial slurs on his podcast along with the hashtag #DeleteSpotify.”“Don’t say it,” she said.mlive.com
In memo to staff, Spotify CEO stands by ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’: ‘Canceling voices is a slippery slope’
Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek told employees in an internal memo that, following concerns about racial slurs and coronavirus misinformation, pulling “The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast from the platform would be a mistake.washingtonpost.com
Trevor Noah Defends Joe Rogan’s ‘Refreshing’ Apology
Comedy CentralJust a few days after he tore into Joe Rogan for making blatantly racist comments about what it means to be “Black,” Trevor Noah spent nearly 10 minutes defending the influential podcaster on Monday night’s episode of The Daily Show—all while insisting that wasn’t what he was doing.Noah began his long, unscripted rant by catching his audience up on everything that has been happening with Rogan and artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, who have taken their music off of Spotifynews.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: Tens of thousands still without power following deadly winter storm in the Northeast
Tens of thousands of people are still without power in the bitter cold following a deadly winter storm that buried the Northeast. Also, the United Nations Security Council meets Monday as Ukrainians prepare to fight a possible Russian invasion. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
Spotify loses $2 billion in market value after Neil Young, Joni Mitchell leave in protest
Neil Young pulled his music from the platform on Wednesday due to it hosting Joe Rogan’s podcast, which has been a home for the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. And, according to an article on Variety.com, the streaming service saw its market capitalization fall by “about $2.1 billion over a three-day span,” in the wake of it all. Per the report, Spotify shares “fell %6 from Jan. 26-28. Earlier in January nearly 300 doctors, medical educators and scientists wrote an open letter to Spotify requesting Rogan’s podcast be removed to its spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19 and the coronavirus vaccines. Rogan’s multi-year deal with Spotify for “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast is reportedly worth more than $100 million.mlive.com
Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in pulling music from Spotify in response to Joe Rogan
Neil Young won’t be alone in hitting back against Spotify and ditching the streaming service in response to statements made regarding the COVID-19 on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Joni Mitchell says she is also leaving Spotify behind. Mitchell,78, made the announcement Friday in a letter posted to her website titled, “I Stand with Neil Young,” according to Variety. “Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” Mitchell wrote. “I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.”Variety said it is “unclear” when Mitchell’s music might be removed from Spotify.mlive.com
Neil Young’s Long Record of Spreading Scientific Misinformation
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyIn keeping with his career-long tradition of performative activism, Neil Young demanded in a (since-deleted) open letter on his website that Spotify either remove his music or Joe Rogan’s podcast from its service—in the name of quelling COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.Spotify purchased the rights to stream the The Joe Rogan Experience in 2020 for $100 million. Critics have argued Spotify is culpable when Rogan casts doubts on vaccinesnews.yahoo.com
David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash speak
Half a century ago, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released one of the greatest albums of the rock era. But the friendships did not endure. Crosby, Stills and Nash talk about their shared history, as "Déjà Vu" gets a delayed 50th-anniversary expanded release.cbsnews.com
Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday, March. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs. Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simon's catalog, which includes six decades of music, from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. Ad“I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades. Sony Music Publishing also represents catalogs by Motown, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen and more.
Patti Smith returns to singing live with Brooklyn concert
CORRECTS DAY OF CONCERT - FILE - Patti Smith attends a special screening of "Pavarotti" at the iPic Theater in New York on May 28, 2019. Smith performed six songs as well as read poetry and excerpts from her book “Just Kids” in the Beaux-Arts Court at the museum, her voice bouncing off the skylight 60 feet above. It was a concert to also honor museum workers and drew just under 50 people, all socially distanced in widely spaced chairs. The Smith concert came on the same day in 1989 that Mapplethorpe died at age 42. It also marked the one-year anniversary of when Smith last performed live, at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Shakira sells music publishing rights to UK company
The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakiras music publishing rights. Shakiras catalog includes 145 songs, including Hips Dont Lie, Whenever, Wherever, La Tortura, She Wolf and Waka Waka (This Time for Africa). (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights. She’s won three Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammys, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Last week, Neil Young said he was selling a 50% stake in his music to a British investment company.
Neil Young searching for heart of gold ... by selling song catalogue to investors
Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50% stake in his music to a British investment company in a deal announced on Wednesday. Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said that he bought his first Neil Young album when he was seven years old. "Neil Young, or at least his music, has been my friend . "Ain't singin' for Pepsi"In the song, Young sang: "Ain't singin' for Pepsi, ain't singin' for Coke. It was unclear whether the Hipgnosis deal augers a change in that policy.cbsnews.com
Neil Young sells 50% of publishing rights to his entire song catalog to UK investment fund
Legendary folk rocker Neil Young has sold 50% of his song catalog to the Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a U.K. investment vehicle founded by music industry veteran Merck Mercuriadis. "I bought my first Neil Young album aged 7. "Neil Young, or at least his music, has been my friend and constant ever since." On Tuesday, the fund announced that it had acquired the entire catalog of Fleetwood Mac lead guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham. It has also invested in the rights to songs from artists such as Mark Ronson, Chic, Barry Manilow and Blondie.cnbc.com
Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs
FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has become the latest artist to strike gold with his song catalog. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – 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. Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said that he bought his first Neil Young album when he was seven years old. “Neil Young, or at least his music, has been my friend . In the song, Young sang: “Ain't singin' for Pepsi, ain't singin' for Coke.
A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs
FILE - Pharrell Williams attends the world premiere of "The Black Godfather," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns. Williams sent a cease-and-desist letter after his song Happy" was played at a Trump rally in 2018. He was especially angered that the event was hours after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs
Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns. Williams sent a cease-and-desist letter after his song Happy" was played at a Trump rally in 2018. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected to Donald Trump using their songs at campaign events. JOHN FOGERTY, PHIL COLLINS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEENSome classic rockers say not only do they oppose Trump using their music, the choice of songs is ironic or downright wrong. Eddy Grant sued Trump in September over the use of his 1980s hit “Electric Avenue” in a Trump campaign animated video that mocked his opponent Joe Biden.
Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down
In this combination photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival in Napa, Calif. on May 25, 2019, from left, John Fogerty performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on May 5, 2019 and Phil Collins performs during his "Not Dead Yet Tour" in Philadelphia on Oct. 8, 2018. Young, Fogerty and Collins are among several musicians who are objecting to their songs being used at President Donald Trump's campaign rallies.
Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to tune it down
Young, Fogerty and Collins are among several musicians who are objecting to their songs being used at President Donald Trump's campaign rallies. The Trump campaign can hardly play a song without the artist denouncing its use and sending a cease-and-desist letter. “I did not write it for that.”That feeling that they've been drafted onto Team Trump clearly fuels many artists' anger. “It’s not a great look for the artists, if their music is aligned with something seen as unsafe,” Kaufman said. “Courts have recognized that that could be an implied endorsement.”The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi
This combination of cover images show, from left, Rough and Rowdy Ways," by Bob Dylan, "Homegrown," a release by Neil Young and "Bigger Love" by John Legend. Peoples film will debut Friday on-demand on Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Miss Juneteenth isnt about that history but the contemporary African American struggle to remain in the middle class. AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSICBob Dylan: Its been eight years since the legend Bob Dylan released an album of original material. Neil Young: Neil Young also has a new album out on Friday, though he finished it 45 years ago.
Musicians like John Legend, Neil Young performing virtual concerts for fans
Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, organized a live concert on the band’s Instagram page Monday, which inspired John Legend to do the same thing Tuesday. The best part is that Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, filmed the live concert for fans to watch all across the globe. Rock legend Neil Young announced he would be doing a virtual concert after having to cancel many upcoming tour dates because of the coronavirus. Young is calling it the “Fireside Sessions,” and the concert will be streaming live from his website, Neil Young Archives. Will we see more famous musicians turn their living rooms into intimate concert venues for their fans to watch on the internet in the comfort of their quarantined homes?
The Gashounds gear up for a record release at Hamtramck's Ghostlight
click to enlarge Theon Delgado SrKennedy Greenrod, Gary Chechak, Matt Harbison, and Jim Faulker of the Gashounds call to mind the rock n folk of singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, with elements of indie rocks Deer Tick, and Neil Young when hesone.Formed in 2016, the Gashounds released four singles last year, including All the Tears which finds the foursome sounding every bit like a not tearful, perfectly medicated marching band. On Infected and Sunflower, the Gashounds conjure some Iggy Pop swagger. Theyll drop a few more tunes alongside Junior Gemini and psychedelic garage-rock statesmen Duende. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
Amazon bets users will pay up for high-definition music streaming
Amazon is looking to fill 30,000 jobs across the U.S.Amazon just unveiled its latest attempt to attract customers in the crowded music streaming market: high-quality audio. On Tuesday, Amazon announced it will offer more than 50 million songs at CD quality and millions more tracks at even better than CD quality as part of a new tier to its streaming music service. The new offering, called Amazon Music HD, will cost $14.99 per month, or $12.99 per month for members of Amazon Prime, the company's all-purpose membership service. Amazon Music HD has already attracted praise from musicians including Neil Young, who said in a statement that "Earth will be changed forever" by this service. Apart from Amazon, tech companies are investing in a range of ways to stand out in the music streaming market, including betting on exclusive content, curated playlists and podcasts.
Neil Young announces new album
(CNN) - Neil Young has announced that he's releasing a new Crazy Horse album this October, called "COLORADO." According to the Neil Young Archives website, the singer will release the first single next month, "Rainbow Of Colors." Songs on the 10-track album will range in length from around three minutes to more than 13 minutes, Young said in his statement. The album will also arrive alongside a documentary about the making of the album, titled "Mountaintop Sessions" and directed by C.K. I don't think a film about this subject with the openness and intensity we have captured has ever been seen," Young wrote about the project.
Old Man, Greg McIntosh, and Ben Collins keep it chill at Ann Arbor's Lo-Fi Bar
click to enlarge Maren CelesteBen Collins. Tapping into new material from his recent EP,, is Ypsilanti folk rocker Old Man. The ever-cerebral Greg McIntosh will also perform and shares the bill with producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and Minihorse mastermind Ben Collins , who will be making a rare solo appearance. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com