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Monday, February 07, 2005

Neil Young to Perform at JUNO Awards

The Juno Awards has confirmed in a press release that Neil Young will perform at the ceremony.
"The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) together with CTV announced today the first of a long list of stellar acts confirmed to perform at the 2005 JUNO Awards: The Tragically Hip and Winnipeg’s own rock and roll legend Neil Young. CTV will broadcast the Awards, live from Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Entertaining audiences for more than four decades, Neil Young is an international rock and roll icon. His involvement with some of music’s most influential bands, including Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, has paved the way for other rock legends such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

The three-time Juno Award winner and member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; in 1995 as a solo artist and again in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. Tagged the “godfather of grunge”, Young has made use of more than his musical talents as a director of three movies, the owner of Vapor Records and as one of the founders of Farm Aid, to which he remains on their board of directors. His outstanding contribution to music and the arts represents the quality of Canadian talent."

When Winnipeg was chosen as the site of the 2005 Juno Awards, the city's mayor, Glen Murray, said it was his "dream" to have Young attend the show.

Young last attended the JUNOs when he was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in 1982. More on 2005 Junos Awards.

In other Canadian news, author John Einarson has a book called "Made in Manitoba" that will released on March 22nd.

More on Neil Young's hometown Winnipeg, Canada.

Thanks Bill for the tip!

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At 2/17/2005 01:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have met Neil on several occaisions (1987, 1993 and 1996) and can't tell you how excited we are that he's coming to Winnipeg for the Juno's. It is when he's here for the awards that the artistic director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival will try and sign him up for this years Festival -we can only hope...but Neil, if you're out there reading this PLEASE consider playing the Folk Festival - you'd have a blast and you'd make thousands of people happy.
Harry Vest


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