Canadian superstar Neil Young is a busy boy. The 68-year-young artist is set to release his 35th studio album Storytone on November 4.
Rolling Stone gives us the skinny on Young’s latest hot-ticket item with an exclusive video performance featuring his 92-piece orchestra on “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” The song on his 10-track release Storytone is front-and-center with Neil Young these days, as his environmental frame of mind is the big push in his life.
All songs on Storytone were recorded with the full 92-piece orchestra and a choir. The album will still be released in two versions, one with the full orchestra, the other comprised of solo versions.
With a resume that wraps around the globe, Young has rolled up his sleeves and embarked on a new lifestyle replete with a new love, new music, new causes, and let’s face it, a new story to share.
Neil Young can certainly provide the correct answer to the mysterious question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? As a young boy, Neil raised chickens in order to sell eggs to finance his musical interests.
In his early music years, Neil Young was part of Buffalo Springfield from 1966 to 1968 and Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young (CSNY) between 1969 and 1970. Following the split of CSNY, Young released his hurricane-hit album Harvest in 1972.
Fast forwarding to this current century, Young received his first Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Rock Song, “Angry World.”
On the humanitarian front, Young is one of the original founders of the long-running charity event Farm Aid. The first concert held September 22, 1985 in Champaign, Illinois, was organized by Neil, Willie Nelson, and John Mellancamp in an effort to help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt.
The Inquisitr reported that Neil Young recently went through a divorce from his wife of 36 years, Pegi Young, and has hooked up with actress Daryl Hannah.
People magazine reports that some were not surprised at this turn of events. Hannah and Young collaborated on an environmentalist documentary for Greenpeace about the Alberta Tar Sands, and have been friends for years.
Spin Magazine reveals that in addition to releasing two albums in 2014, Storytone and A Letter Home, Neil is currently writing his next memoir, Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars, which is about all the cars Neil has driven in his life, including the experiences and memories he had with each car.
What’s next? On November 18, Neil Young will hit another milestone in his life when he finally becomes a bona fide “sex symbol” and turns 69-years-young! It somehow seems appropriate to say that Rock and Roll is here to stay…
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