In the lead up to the release of his autobiography, Neil Young sat down with the New York Times Magazine for a meaty, tell-all interview.
Our favorite morsel? According to the rock 'n' roll legend, he's quit smoking marijuana once and for all!
Neil isn't the first celebrity musician to give up the ... More >>
The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly.
While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: flush with feeling, vaguely threatening, and thoroughly aged. Not old as in frail, but vene ... More >>
Not to knock films as fantastic as his Rachel Getting Married, The Silence of the Lambs, and Something Wild, but there's something wilder -- or at least, more directly stimulating and pure -- about Jonathan Demme's live-performance docs.
The 68-year-old auteur immortalized a Talking Heads show (an ... More >>
Neil Young's extreme audiophilia -- that is, his obsession with acoustics -- sometimes borders on insanity.
For example, every minute of his 2010 album, Le Noise, produced with acclaimed rock technician Daniel Lanois, was recorded live, exclusively during full moons and using Lanois's pipe organ ... More >>
No local band could better encapsulate Neil Young's doom-y axiom that "It's better to burn out/than to fade away" than defunct trio Beings, who took the SoFla scene by storm, toured with Torche, released one of Crossfade's favorite records of 2010, and then announced their final show seemingly ou ... More >>
Mick and Keith might look chummy. But they ain't.Yesterday, Crossfade reported on Steve Albini's recent beef with Odd Future. Here's the gist: After getting stuck on an airport shuttle with the rambunctious hip-hop collective, the notoriously cranky producer and musician wrote a post on his r ... More >>
via wsilver's FlickrWhatever you call your male parent -- pops, dad, father, papa, man-whose-seed-enabled-my-existence, the-reason-I'm-so-fucked-up -- and whatever your relationship is with your one or two dads, we all appreciate a good song about daddyness.In honor of Father's Day, which is thi ... More >>
Look, Crossfade loves Weezy and Jeezy. We're the first to start sweating at a Girl Talk concert. We go, ahem, gaga for Gaga. But sometimes you need to pay some respect to the classics.
Neil Young is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll composers of all time. And we are proud to admit we regularly ... More >>
The Commander's mama is cookin' hammy.First, let's get to the shocking stuff: Riock and rollers, it seems, never go near food (insert your own drug joke here). Bob Dylan has scribed hundreds of songs, but never mentions sitting down for a meal. Ditto the Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Pink Floyd ("Brow ... More >>
The Commander's mama is busy cookin' hammyFirst let's get to the shocking part of this post: Rock 'n rollers evidently never go near food (insert your own drug joke here). Bob Dylan has scribed hundreds of songs, but never mentions sitting down for a meal. Ditto the Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Pink ... More >>
Today's gratuitous but awesome giveaway is brought to you by the folks behind the new site becausesoundmatters.com. Music collectors who love to buy new music on vinyl will find lots to love here, a site that gathers all of Warner Music Group's labels' in-print releases in one spot. That inc ... More >>
Fans of anything Neil Young should plan on going to the Neil Young Tribute Show tomorrow at The Gibson Showroom. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Neil's Charity, The Bridge School. You can expect performances and covers done by The Westar, Rachel Goodrich, Jacob Jeffries, Jim Camach ... More >>
Don't tell the boys from Ghost of Gloria that South Florida isn't a rock market. The Fort Lauderdale band's co-manager, Brandon Young, says the foursome committed last year to making being in a band their day job in the hopes of making it big within three years. "The hope is that we'll break out of ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>