NEIL YOUNG - The Indomitable
Even as a young singer, as a representative of the hippie generation, Neil Young didn't mince his words. And he has remained the most controversial, sometimes in the best sense of the word uninhibited spirit of rock music: The Canadian, who turns seventy on November 12, shows no signs of age-mild. In the following we show why it is so important that "the old man" is still there.
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The exciting thing about Neil Young's "Performance Series" is that he digs out concerts for them from not unjustly repressed creative phases instead of giving the fans what they want. After the traditional country songs with the New Harvesters, the tour now includes a recording of the Big Band album "This Note's For You", which is not exactly one of the milestones in Young's oeuvre. But this live album, which documents a complete gig, has its own special charm.
In the September issue we also discussed his campaign against the seed giant Monsanto. But Neil Young has already changed the battlefield again. His latest skirmish is with Donald Trump. The US billionaire and arch-conservative presidential candidate had got himself into Young's trouble for running his song "Rockin' In The Free World" during the public announcement of his candidacy - quite legally, as the businessman tweeted with pleasure: His office had acquired the rights of use for one day at ASCAP, comparable to GEMA in Germany. Trump also distributed a photo via the Internet showing him together with the controversial Canadian: A few months ago Young had auditioned Pono at the real estate tycoon for financial support for his online music service and had himself photographed with him.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.