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Video: Paul McCartney and Neil Young Perform Beatles Songs at Desert Trip

posted by Oscar October 9, 2016

The second night of the inaugural Desert Trip festival featured Paul McCartney and Neil Young on the same bill. During McCartney’s set he recruited Young to help him play some Beatles classics together.

The pair did Sgt. Pepper’s “A Day In The Life,” which gave way to John Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance.” McCartney and Young also played the White Album‘s “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road,” which was the first time the former Beatle performed the track live. See the latter, played in an extended and lavish manner, below. Continue Reading

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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 Lineup Announced, feat. Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers

posted by Oscar January 19, 2016

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016

The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced and it will be headlined by Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Neil Young. The top of the bill aren’t the only names to get excited about, with big names like Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Beck, Van Morrison, Julio Iglesias (wtf??), J. Cole, and My Morning Jacket also included on the roster.

Also headed to NoLA April 22-May 1 this year are Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monáe, Snoop Dogg, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, The Isley Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and more.

See the full day-by-day schedule and ticket info on the festival’s website.

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Video: Pearl Jam ft. Win Butler [Arcade Fire] – “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Live at Perth’s Big Day Out)

posted by Oscar February 4, 2014

Veteran rockers, Pearl Jam were performing “down under” at Perth’s Big Day Out festival and during their live rendition of Neil Young’s classic “Rockin’ In The Free World,” Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler joined them onstage. Two of my favorite artists for sure, but definitely an unlikely pairing that I would have never figured would be possible. At least it all came out looking and sounding as cool as you can imagine.

See that performance above.

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Video: Neil Young & Friends (My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello+ more)- Tribute to Lou Reed

posted by Oscar October 28, 2013

Some very sad news broke this weekend when the world learned of the passing of iconic musician, Lou Reed. During Neil Young’s annual All-Star Bridge School Benefit shows in Mountain View, CA, My Morning Jacket brought out Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis and the host to perform The Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin” to pay tribute.

See that emotive live cover above.

(Stereogum)

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Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Neil Young Playing NYC Charity Fest

posted by Oscar August 7, 2012

New York City is bringing together an all-star cast including the Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Neil Young, Band of Horses and K’naan for a new charity concert next month. The concert, dubbed the Great Lawn for Global Festival 2012, will take place on September 29 at the historic Central Park. It has been put together to help fight poverty worldwide. Continue Reading