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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Crazy Horse & Neil Young to Play for MusiCares 2012 Honoree Paul McCartney

UPDATE: REPORT ROUNDUP: Paul McCartney Honored at Musicares by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, others

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Crazy Horse & Neil Young are scheduled to play at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year for honoree Paul McCartney in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

This will be the 1st Crazy Horse & Neil Young gig since the 2003/4 Greendale tour.

Next question... what Paul McCartney song will Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover? "A Day in the Life"?

ps - sorry, event already Sold Out. :(

(Thanks Shawn!)

If anyone has any extra tickets, drop us a comment... we're willing to wait tables for this event.

Also, see Neil Young Honored As MusiCares 2010 Person Of The Year.

Also, see Paul McCartney and Neil Young.

Also, see new Crazy Horse album being recorded. Also, see BREAKING: New Crazy Horse & Neil Young Video Streaming NOW!!!.

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MusiCares Person Of The Year - 2010
January 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California

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At 2/01/2012 02:17:00 PM, Blogger BecauseSoundMatters said...

Holy Shit!!!

At 2/01/2012 02:17:00 PM, Blogger Davie said...



This makes me so happy it's unreal.

Thanks, Thrasher!


Davie from Scotland

At 2/01/2012 02:19:00 PM, Blogger BecauseSoundMatters said...


Live music is better!

At 2/01/2012 02:26:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

I hear a 35 minute 'Long and Winding Road' in my brain.

At 2/01/2012 02:34:00 PM, Blogger Old Black said...

Can you imagine any contrast as stark as the last three acts of the show?

Katy Perry


James Taylor


...oh crap,

At 2/01/2012 03:00:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Maybe I'm Amazed...

At 2/01/2012 03:05:00 PM, Anonymous The Zuma Bandf said...

Just be grateful that Pearl Jam isn't on the bill. We don't want NY getting any bright ideas and swerving off onto a different highway....

At 2/01/2012 03:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 2/01/2012 03:40:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Damn that's a high profile gig for the 1st one in seven years or so...warm up show(s)? somewhere?...

I pray that when Neil's site is updated next it will be FULL of tour dates all over the USA...and while I'm dreaming... how about a pre-sale link similar to the Twisted Road shows last spring?

At 2/01/2012 03:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell the house, sell the kids, and pack up the hippie van!! This is friggin' awesome,,,,

At 2/01/2012 03:59:00 PM, Blogger HarryO said...

don't spook the horse! thank you for the GREAT news, thrasher!

At 2/01/2012 04:01:00 PM, Anonymous LRR said...

Live and Let Die would be a cool choice. Though I have a hard time seeing Neil sing most of Paul's songs.

At 2/01/2012 04:12:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

I THINK Live and Let Die MIGHT have been done already...MY suggestion? YESTERDAY--yep, that's what I said...and I already know what it might sound like...

At 2/01/2012 04:14:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@LRR - "A Day in the Life"?

Paul seemed to enjoy it when Neil covered in London a few years back.

Anyone else on suggested covers for NY &CH??

At 2/01/2012 04:32:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

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At 2/01/2012 04:56:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

@asg, I think she gave some nookie to Elmo or Cookie Monster a few years back.

I love that Eddie Izzard is hosting.

At 2/01/2012 05:05:00 PM, Anonymous cosplusisin said...

Helter Skelter!

At 2/01/2012 05:43:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

@ MNOTR--she musta [done] somebody...

At 2/01/2012 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Brent said...

Yep. My money is on Helter Skelter also. Hopefully it will be the sludgiest dirtiest Helter Skelter ever played. No wonder they are going on last. No one wants to follow them!

At 2/01/2012 06:08:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

COME AND GET IT would work too I think...

At 2/01/2012 06:14:00 PM, Anonymous Nathan Johnson said...

It will be "Let Me Roll It"

At 2/01/2012 06:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it will be: Hey Jude!!!!

At 2/01/2012 06:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Crazy ''Let me Roll it'' could be fun!!

At 2/01/2012 06:42:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

JUNIOR'S FARM ? That would be something...

At 2/01/2012 07:29:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Does anyone remember when Paul McCartney did Helter Skelter on the rooftop of the Ed Sullivan Theater? I don't know how you can top. (Okay Neil could destroy that song, I agree.)

How about "Baby You Can Drive My Car?"

@asg, I just heard that song on NPR. LOL

At 2/01/2012 07:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife and I met Neil and Poncho a year ago last july, Im not going to say where but they were very cool we talked a bit about venues ive seen them at(to be honest i was almost speechless) and they did us the plesure of doin a few pictures and as they walked away he looked back and said we will see you at (bla bla)my favorite venue.... I said you guys are gonna tour again / and he gave me a thumbs up....I was starting to loose hope when he did the Buffallo springfield gigs, But wow maybe this is really gonna happen

At 2/01/2012 07:34:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Day Tripper was always my 2nd favorite.

At 2/01/2012 07:51:00 PM, Anonymous Hwkn said...

In the past XM has broadcast this show so maybe it'll be on again this year.

At 2/01/2012 07:51:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I wonder who's gonna do Mull of Kintyre? Alison Krauss?

At 2/01/2012 09:32:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

I agree, 'Helter Skelter' is custom made for Neil and The Horse. Let Me Roll It would also be a good choice, but H.S. has my vote!

At 2/01/2012 09:52:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

@ MNOTR--I think you got something there...

At 2/01/2012 10:11:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

@ asg, foo fighters - golden slumbers or day tripper or baby you can drive my car

At 2/01/2012 10:13:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

@asg, oh Sweet Baby James - definitely Long and Winding Road

Cold Play - Hey Jude?

What you got?

At 2/01/2012 10:30:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

Norah Jones--Good Day Sunshine? Diana Krall-- ?

guess I got next to nuthin'

At 2/01/2012 11:22:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Diana can do "Long and Winding Road." Maybe Sweet Baby James will do "Golden Slumbers" or "Maybe I'm Amazed?"

It'll be a nice surprise. Great line up.

At 2/02/2012 05:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about a 20 minute version of "I am the Walrus"??

At 2/02/2012 07:15:00 AM, Blogger BecauseSoundMatters said...

Well, why not, the walrus was Paul.

At 2/02/2012 07:48:00 AM, Anonymous Dirty Young Man said...

Haha, i'm the Walrus would be great, Neil should take his '82 trans equipment back from under the dust for that.
That would be so awesome!
(but not a good combination with the Horse...)

At 2/02/2012 08:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil running the Horse through McCartney's "Long Haired Lady" with the Horse's out of tune harmony vocals, that would be a hoot!

Other innaresting Macca tunes I'd like to hear em do include....

Backseat of My Car
House of Wax

At 2/02/2012 08:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

neil straps on his "trans" shades, billy straps on his keytar, poncho step behind the midi, and ralph puts on the headphones and triggers drum loops and samples for a killer rendition of "temporary secretary".

At 2/02/2012 09:31:00 AM, Blogger TomCrac said...

Here's the cool thing .... They could play Anything and it would be instantly awesome!

Best comment from Anon:)
'Sell the house, sell the kids, and pack up the hippie van!! This is friggin' awesome,,,,"

At 2/02/2012 09:51:00 AM, Blogger David said...

Who cares what song they do--- just so they do it. Whatever it is will bring happy tears to my eyes.

At 2/02/2012 11:20:00 AM, Blogger SONY said...

"do you or don't you want me to love you"

At 2/02/2012 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

We Can Work It Out because it's a true Lennon/McCartney song (equal parts) and it completely relates to what's happening on so many levels. And it was the other side to the Day Tripper 45 (which side was A? does it matter?) which IMHO was the greatest single in the history of R&R (and also the first one I ever bought with my own $$).

They'll do a version that moves between slow loping country and big loud rock, then will do some other music quotes (maybe Give Peace A Chance), then move into I Saw Her Standing There for a verse or two, finally coming back to the final chorus with Neil telling himself, the band and the world that "We Can Work It Out".

Or they might do Long Tall Sally....

At 2/02/2012 03:00:00 PM, Blogger Old Black said...

Lotta people are mentioning John songs. Day in the Life is mostly John (except for the middle 8, of course).

My first thought was "Let Me Roll It". Somehow,a horse-ified version of "Band on the Run" would be innaresting. Not "Day Tripper". Here would be my list for NY and CH:

Let Me Roll It
Band on the Run
Get Back
Why Don't We Do it in the Road?
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Oh Darling
You Never Give Me Your Money
Hellen Wheels
Junior's Farm
Good Day Sunshine
Rocky Racoon (with feedback)
Venus and Mars/Rock Show
With a Little Luck (imagine that with Old Black)
Let It Be

What I wouldn't be too thrilled about is Helter Skelter (too obvious. Something like "Mother Nature's Son" compressed, distorted, and shooting like a welder all over the place would be mind blowing.

At 2/02/2012 03:51:00 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

I HATE PAUL MCCARTNEY. Terrible songwriting, the only songs I can dig by him are on The Beatles and Abbey Road. I CANNOT stand songs like Let It Be, Long and Winding Road or Your Mother Should Know.

I've always felt as though Neil was way more like John regarding songwriting. I was listening to Sometimes in NYC too recently and I thought it really rocked, Neil-style.

At 2/02/2012 04:06:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Hate is a pretty ugly word, Alex. Maybe his songs are not your thing. That's okay.

@BC, I can't imagine any child having a childhood without hearing Rocky Racoon at least a few time song around a campfire. I grew up in that "other" state next to SD so we sang it a lot.

I'd like to see Leo Kottke doing "Blackbird" but he wasn't invited. So Alicia will probably do it on the piano. It's okay but nothing to write home about.

At 2/02/2012 05:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucy in the Sky
Strawberry Fields... You know what, they are closing so it will be Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Band Reprise.


At 2/03/2012 09:43:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Sgt. Pepper was my least favorite, quite honestly. Paul's song always reminded me of "show tunes." Maybe that's what Alex means.

My favorite McCartney songs are in the albums Hlep (Another Girl) Rubber Soul (Drive My Car-Looking Through You), Let It Be (Get Back), all of side 2 on Abbey Road, and all on the white album.

I think the lady in this video looks a lot like McCartney's current wife:

At 2/04/2012 11:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helter Skelter is the song they should play together with Charlie Manson singing back up.

At 2/04/2012 01:38:00 PM, Anonymous GrungeMan said...

I think Neil and Crazy Horse will do a medley of Beatles and post Beatles, so how about...

Golden Slumbers/Band on the Run!

What ever it is it's going to be good!


At 2/05/2012 08:31:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Congratulations "Anonymous"...your Charlie Manson comment now tops my list for the worst joke attempt ever and also worst comment ever! You must be so proud....

At 2/05/2012 09:36:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Helter Skelter is probably one of the best songs of all time.

Choosing it for a book title about a cold-blooded murdering-psychotic hippie cult group was not a good idea although Paul has done a good job trying to get his song back over the years.

At 2/05/2012 06:00:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

I think the book title refers to what Manson called his philosophy of the racial war he hoped to start...of course Manson got the name from the song...

At 2/06/2012 02:52:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

I agree that Helter Skelter is a great song. I still have the original White Album that I bought way back in February 1969; I've listened to that copy, another one and at least three CD's worth since then.

And the joke and comment weren't really "worst ever". I'm just extremely tired of the whole Manson thing and wish it would go away. So anyway not any big deal.

Still recovering from the game. Grew up a Giants fan in NY and became a Pats fan after relocating to New England. Right now kinda caught in the middle. But have to say I wasn't too impressed with the commercials or half time show. Time to put away some of the CGI toys for awhile and get back to creativity. But congratulations to the Giants and all of their fans out there!

At 2/06/2012 09:38:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

...and I just realized that the MusiCares show is on February 10, which is the one year anniversary of the Carnegie Hall tribute show for Neil. What great memories!

At 2/06/2012 09:54:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I didn't know what motivated Paul to compose this until I read up on Wiki, but when Paul sets out to create a song he wants to define in the way he defined Helter Skelter, he gave it 200%.

I think we need to reclaim Helter Skelter for the song that it was meant to be. The song we played when we hit that chord of frustration in our life. The song we need to hear to shake things up a bit -- like when we put soil and water into a jar and shake it -- to watch how slowly the particles float to regroup at the bottom.

When we hear, "Do you, don't you, want me love you?"



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