RIP: Pete Seeger

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Pete Seeger, folk singer and activist whose music and straight talk inspired generations of musicians and activists, has died. He was 94. Known for songs like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, Seeger–who joined the Young Communist League (YCL) in 1936 and the Communist Party USA in 1942, eventually drifting away from them in the early 1950s–performed for troops in the South Pacific during World War II. He was convicted of contempt of Congress after refusing to answer questions at the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Neil Young Supports First Nations Against Tar Sands

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 5:32 pm

Neil Young’s week-long “Honor the Treaties” tour of Canada will benefit and support First Nations’ legal battle against a tar sands project. Proceeds from the shows in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary will be donated to the legal defense fund of the northern Alberta-based Athabasca tribal government challenging new tar sands projects.

Late, Late Night FDL: Twisted Road*

By: Monday August 6, 2012 10:00 pm

Neil Young – Twisted Road*

*Neil Young performing new song (possibly called “Twisted Road”) at Red Rocks. The song is about the first time he heard Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”

Late Late Night FDL: Long May You Run

By: Monday June 11, 2012 10:00 pm

Neil Young performs ‘Long May You Run’ live in 1992.

Late Late Night FDL: My Back Pages

By: Thursday August 6, 2009 10:00 pm

Bob DylanMy Back Pages, with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and Roger McGuinn.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
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