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Neil Young's PonoMusic music service will debut this week

Neil Young's PonoMusic music service will debut this week

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10 (UPI) -- Neil Young will debut his music service, PonoMusic, and its accompanying device later this week.
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2013 edition of Farm Aid is sold out

2013 edition of Farm Aid is sold out

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., have been sold out, organizers announced.
Johnson, Lee, Musgraves join Farm Aid lineup

Johnson, Lee, Musgraves join Farm Aid lineup

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves and Toad the Wet Sprocket are among the acts booked to perform at Farm Aid 2013 in upstate New York, organizers said.

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Springsteen honored at gala

Springsteen honored at gala

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A lineup including Elton John and Neil Young performed in Los Angeles as the Recording Academy honored rock icon Bruce Springsteen for his philanthropy.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
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'Red' tops U.S. album chart

'Red' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift's "Red" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Neil Young fine without alcohol, tobacco

Neil Young fine without alcohol, tobacco

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Canadian-born rocker Neil Young says he feels fine after giving up smoking and drinking at age 66.

60,000 gather for NYC Central Park concert

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- About 60,000 people converged on New York's Central Park Saturday night for an anti-poverty concert featuring the Black Keys and Neil Young with Crazy Horse.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania, to host Farm Aid concert

Hershey, Pennsylvania, to host Farm Aid concert

HERSHEY, Pa., July 9 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are to headline the 2012 Farm Aid concert in Hershey, Pa., organizers said Monday.
'Looking 4 Myself' tops U.S. album chart

'Looking 4 Myself' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Usher's "Looking 4 Myself" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

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Neil Percival Young, OC, OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He then forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 34 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers". He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and secondly as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Young's work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature falsetto/tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles, including swing and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into two primary styles: acoustic folk and country rock, or amplified hard rock in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse. Young has also adopted elements from newer styles such as alternative rock and grunge. His influence on the latter caused some to dub him the "Godfather of Grunge".

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled Linc/Volt. The project involves a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology, which Young plans to drive to Washington, D.C. as an environmentalist example to lawmakers there.

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