TONIGHT: Jack White and Neil Young Will Perform Together on The Tonight Show - May 12
Neil Young performs ~ Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show
Making history tonight - Neil Young is going to perform and press a vinyl with the help of Jack White live on the show. One take. Fun.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 12, 2014
From Inside Neil Young & Jack White's 'Crazy' Night on 'Fallon | Billboard by Gary Graff:
"You only get one shot," Young told Billboard about the process the day before his "Tonight" appearance. "So when you do it, you've got to do it. There's no fixing it. You really have to be prepared, which is really good for the music instead of going in and patching it together with little pieces of digital gaffer's tape and stuff. The whole idea of a performance is where you feel a song when you sing it, and you've got a great song that somebody wrote, or maybe you wrote it yourself, and it really means something to you and you know it and you sing it and you feel it with all your hearing while you're singing it. And when you're done you don't even have to listen to it, 'cause you know it is what it is. It's done, and when everybody listens to it, they should feel it, too."broadcastarchive-umd.tumblr.com | fallontonight: Neil Young performs “Crazy” in...
Young said he was already thinking about doing an album of songs that were part of his "musical roots" when White showed him the Voice-O-Graph machine. "I tried making a record in there, I can't remember what, and I liked the way it sounded," Young recalls. "I said, 'Well, I can make an album in this thing.' And (White) looked at me, and I said, 'Yeah, I can make a whole album in this. We'll figure out a way to do it. Let's do it together. You can help me and we'll reproduce it together and we'll do the whole thing."
"It has a real timeless quality," Young said. "If you didn't know what it was, you wouldn't know when it was made. You wouldn't know if this was an old record of mine or if it was somebody else...which I found to be very fascinating and really refreshing." What he doesn't like, however, is people calling it a covers album. "That's a term I really don't like, covers," Young explained. "That misses the point of what the record is. It's actually more of a piece of performance art. It's actual songs. It's actually the performance of a song and the essence of a song. That's what it's about."
He says his next musical project will likely be a set of original material, which he acknowledged has been influenced by what he recorded for "A Letter Home."
"Oh, yes, you can't learn the masters' songs without having a little of it rub off on you," he said. "I'm writing right now. I'm writing songs, and I'm going to do justice to these songs one way or another. And life has changed; a lot of the people I used to make records with are not on the planet anymore. And I write these songs and I can hear their parts in my head and I don't want anybody else to be imitating them. So I have a little quandary there. I'm gonna have to work that out inside my own soul and figure out how to deal with that, but nonetheless I feel very confident I'm gonna be able to communicate those songs and they will live. I'm having a really good time in my life, and that's all I really need. As long as all those things are lined up, I feel very optimistic about the future. As far as the sales of records go and the commerciality and the success, I have no idea about that. As far as I am, as an artist, going to be feeling good about what I do and feel like I'm really on what I'm doing, I've got, like, a 90% chance of that happening."
Jack White and Neil Young will perform together on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 12 in addition to sitting down with the host for an interview. This appearance will mark Young’s first-ever live appearance on either of Fallon’s late night shows.
While White gears up for the release of his own Lazaretto, this appearance will be in support of Neil Young’s new covers album A Letter Home which was recorded at White’s Third Man Records studios. White is featured on two tracks.
Additional guests on May 12 include Louis C.K. and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page.
So, Jack, Jimmy P. & Neil maybe jam together?
Actually, let's hope Jimmy F. just let's the whole night roll and keeps himself low key. Stay in the moment of awe and anticipation. We dread a Jimmy impression or lord forbid - a walk on - where he tries to join in a Jack & neil (& Jimmy) jam. That would be a travesty.
And look what happened last time "Neil Young" was on Jimmy Fallon's show? "Whip My Hair"?! “Party in the USA”?! Oh, the horror, the horror...
Jimmy Fallon seems to be making a career out of his Neil Young impressions. Last year, it all started with Jimmy Fallon impersonating Neil Young covering "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" which went totally viral. Then followed by "Pants On The Ground"
Which led to a viral video of a viral video of Neil Young's Emotional 'Double Rainbow' Ballad (VIDEO).
Graham Nash, David Crosby & "Neil Young" - “Party in the USA”