Neil Young Talks Recording ‘Colorado’ With Conan

Neil Young recently joined Conan O’Brien for an episode of his podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. During the 50-minute conversation, the famed musician discussed recording his latest release Colorado, working with Crazy Horse, playing Gretsch guitars and a variety of other topics. “This is a record that took eleven straight days and nights,” said

What Inspired the Lone Bellow’s Brian Elmquist to Play Guitar?

Brooklyn-based indie folk rock trio the Lone Bellow started off 2015 with the release of sophomore album Then Came the Morning. Having written more than 40 songs while out on the road touring, the band teamed with the National guitarist Aaron Dessner on the recording effort, spending two weeks at Dreamland in upstate New York,

Top 5 Gretsch Road Trip Songs

Hopefully you have at least one road trip planned for the summer. And whether you’re driving in a Toyota Prius or a ’64 Chevy Impala, a solid soundtrack is a must.  It’s an important list, one that requires the requisite consideration to match the tempo of the ride and the terrain of the pavement. We

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Release 17-Minute Music Video

Neil Young and Crazy Horse has been busy this year, with two albums coming out in 2012. The second – October’s Psychedelic Pill – is filled with long, poignant tracks that creep up to the 20-minute mark. As such, the band has released a fresh video for the Pill cut “Ramada Inn,” a sprawling 17-minute song that is accompanied by archival footage and trippy designs.

Five Great Gretsch Hits of the ’70s

Between the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s and the British Invasion in the 1960s, Gretsch guitars were all over the place and all over the charts. And if we skip ahead a decade, we find Gretsch guitars very much in vogue during the 1980s, and they’ve remained so pretty much ever since,

Rare Neil Young Photographs Presented in New York

Music photographers Henry Diltz and Joel Bernstein presented an exclusive collection of limited edition prints of legendary musician Neil Young in New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery on June 17. This exhibit is considered to be one of the best collections of Neil Young photographs ever presented, containing over 40 candid images of the music icon.

Watch Video of Buffalo Springfield at Oakland’s Fox Theater

On June 1, Buffalo Springfield launched their first tour since splitting up in 1968 with a show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Cali. Here's fan footage of the reunited group performing "I Am a Child."

DVD Review: A MusiCares’ Tribute to Neil Young

SRP: $21.98 (Blu-ray) / $16.98 (DVD) running time: 70 min. May 31, 2011 - By Glenn McDonald The new MusiCares' Tribute to Neil Young DVD features a couple dozen top-notch performers honoring Young in an evening of cover songs and tributes.  It's a 70 -minute, bare-bones, no-frills affair – just how Neil likes 'em. The

Neil Young Wins His First Grammy for his Music

The legendary Neil Young claimed his first-ever Grammy for his music at Sunday night's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The 65-year-old had previously picked up an award for the packaging of his Archives set in 2010, but this year Young's "Angry World" earned the Grammy for Best Rock Song. "This is my first Grammy for music and it's

Brian Setzer Earns Grammy Nod

The Recording Academy revealed its list of Grammy nominees last night during the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live, which aired on CBS. Gretsch signature artist Brian Setzer earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Brian Setzer Orchestra track “Sleepwalk.” In 1998, Setzer won a Grammy award in the same category with an earlier