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Monday, December 14, 2009

Elton John, T Bone Burnett, Leon Russell added to Neil Young tribute

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Last month, we blogged on the all-Star lineup announced for MUSICARES Tribute to Person of the Year Neil Young.

Today, according to The Examiner, T Bone Burnett, Patty Griffin, Sir Elton John, Lady Antebellum and Leon Russell have been added to the event.

Jack Black will be the emcee.

This news comes on top of the previously announced artists Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews, Ozomatli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and James Taylor; GRAMMY winners John Mellencamp, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Wilco; GRAMMY-nominated artists Jackson Browne and Josh Groban and acclaimed emerging band Everest will perform at the gala to pay tribute to Neil Young.

(Thanks HwyCDRrev!)


At 12/14/2009 03:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wowww what a casting !

At 12/14/2009 04:26:00 PM, Blogger Tweck9 said...

Wow. Most of the people on that list are in line to get tribute shows of their own, much less... and here they all are coming together to pay tribute to Neil Young. Just shows how larger-than-larger-than-life Neil Young's influence has been.

At 12/14/2009 06:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do I get tickets for this?!?!?!

At 12/15/2009 04:04:00 AM, Blogger Shamrock said...

Which song do you think Elton will cover? Would be so great if he did Expecting to fly or maybe Ambulance blues!

At 12/15/2009 05:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's hope for a DVD--they did that when they honored Brian Wilson...


At 12/15/2009 11:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we sure all these artists will perform?

It doesn't seem possible. One would think that most of these will attend and maybe just make a few remarks.

Who knows??

At 12/15/2009 11:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elton John should cover one of the great piano ballads.. "A Man Needs a Maid" might be a good choice, or "After the Goldrush". this ought to eb agreat big deal - and well overdue I might say.

At 12/15/2009 11:59:00 AM, Blogger Tweck9 said...

Elton can't hit those high notes anymore. I fear he would butcher the Harvest-era piano hits.

I say Elton should do a rousing cover of Let's Impeach the President!

heh heh

At 12/15/2009 01:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Elton doing a spooky piano version of TTN!

What a line up, wow, Neil`s getting the recognition he deserves at last.

Jill (keep on bloggin...)

At 12/15/2009 01:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This setup would seem more reasonable for a 'Bobfest' than the previously mentioned Vaccouver Olympic promotion laid out last week or so. From an award gala recognizing his philanthropic efforts for Neil point of view it seems more palatable than the Olympic 'look at us doing him' thing.

- Not Rotten Johnny

At 12/15/2009 02:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and also, I am definately into Jack Black as emcee, he definately learned a bit from his tenure attending "School of Rock"


At 12/15/2009 05:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil will win his first for the box set.About due for a lifetime award too..Do they still do that?

At 12/17/2009 10:09:00 AM, Blogger jrose said...

No Eddie Vedder?


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