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31 Years Ago: Neil Young’s ‘Trans’ Album Released

What was Neil Young smoking in the ‘80s? He jumped from one lazy genre exercise to the next, trying on everything from rockabilly (‘Everybody’s Rockin’’) to old-school country (‘Old Ways’) to big-band swing (‘This Note’s for You’). He started and ended the decade strong, with 1980’s ‘Hawks and Doves’ and 1989’s ‘Freedom,’ respectively. But everything in between (except for 1981’s ‘Re-Ac-Tor’) was puzzling at best.

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Neil Young Adds 2014 Tour Dates

He didn't play as many dates as he'd planned in 2013, but Neil Young is already filling up his concert schedule for next year.

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Neil Young, ‘Live at the Cellar Door’ – Album Review

Unlike Bob Dylan's similarly themed 'Bootleg Series,' the various volumes in Neil Young's 'Archives' haven't stretched out much. Aside from 2009's massive early-career box set and a couple of later concert documents, the albums in Young's ongoing series mostly have been live shows from the first few years of his solo period.

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45 Years Ago: Neil Young Releases His Debut Album

By 1968, Neil Young was well into his musical journey. After first steps in his native Canada with the Squires, the singer-songwriter headed for California, where he'd find kindred spirits in Buffalo Springfield. But the ever-restless Young would soon move on again.

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35 Years Ago: Neil Young Releases ‘Comes a Time’

When 'Comes a Time' arrived in record stores in October 1978, it was anticipated as Neil Young's return to the mellower, more commercially palatable folk-pop sound of his 1972 mega-smash 'Harvest.' It was equally and eagerly hyped as such by the record company's marketing and promotions team, which no doubt was waiting for such a return.

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40 Years Ago: Neil Young Releases ‘Time Fades Away’

There are so many albums in Neil Young's catalog that most fans wouldn't miss a stray out-of-print entry or two. But that isn't the case with his infamous "lost" 1973 live release, 'Time Fades Away.'

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Neil Young Rescued by Highway Patrol After Car Breaks Down

Neil Young's LincVolt car is a state-of-the-art ride, with a million dollars' worth of technology under the hood, but even the fanciest vehicles break down sometimes.

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Neil Young Cancels Upcoming North American Tour Dates

Crazy Horse guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro's broken hand is to blame for the four additional tour dates cancelled on Neil Young's itinerary. Today the group announced they're pulling out of all shows through Sept. 7.

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Neil Young to Release ‘Live At the Cellar Door 1970′

It's been about nine months since Neil Young released an album, which is an eternity for the prolific legend. Thankfully, that drought will soon be over.

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30 Years Ago: Neil Young Releases ‘Everybody’s Rockin”

Ever the restless wanderer, Neil Young spent much of the 80s exploring different musical avenues. It's only natural that one path would eventually take him back to the past, which is what happened on 'Everybody's Rockin,'' released on July 27, 1983.

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Kurt Cobain Suicide Note Emotionally Struck Neil Young

"It's better to burn out than to fade away" may be one of Neil Young's most quotable lyrics, but the singer says that he's still haunted by the fact that the 'Hey Hey, My My' quip resonated so much with Kurt Cobain that the late Nirvana singer quoted it in his suicide note.

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Former Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Zakk Wylde Likes Mellowing Out to Elton John, Neil Young and the Eagles

Loud and heavy music defines Zakk Wylde. He works out to Ministry, loves Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and was Ozzy Osbourne‘s longtime guitarist. He also serves as the leader of Black Label Society.

But during those long stretches of travel while on tour, Wylde likes to dial it down and listen to mellower tunes by some notable old-school artists.

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