Neil Young Recording New Album With Willie Nelson's Sons | Rolling Stone
Well -- at least for once -- we managed to get one of our annual Neil Young predictions correct.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, Neil Young revealed that he will be recording a new album with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.
Neil was interviewed by Rolling Stone Executive Editor Nathan Brackett at CES and spoke primarily abut the PONO project. From Neil Young Recording New Album With Willie Nelson's Sons | Rolling Stone By Andy Greene:
"I'm working on another album now that I'm going to do be doing with Willie Nelson's sons," he said, jokingly suggesting he would title it The Monsanto Years after the agriculture company he's been railing against for years. "It's an upbeat review of the situation."
Young was less sure about his other future plans. "I don't know much about the future," he said. "I want to [focus on Pono] and I want to continue playing music. Those two things should keep me pretty busy. I have some film editing and things to do on the side. I'll probably be writing some more books. I want to keep doing what I do. I'd like to continue doing it for a long time."
Young has no tour dates on the books right now other than an appearance at the pre-Grammy MusiCares tribute to Bob Dylan on February 6th in Los Angeles. "I did a tour last year called Honor the Treaties that went across Canada to try and help the aboriginal first nations tribes enforce their treaty rights in the constitution of Canada," he said. "If I do anything this year, I might do that again in a bigger way. At first it succeeded, but it succeeded more than the artists I was trying to get thought it would. If I do that again maybe it'll get more artists. At this point, it's interesting to try and do something meaningful and try and make some sort of a difference because I've attained a certain level that I feel a responsibility to use for positive things rather than just getting my name in People magazine or something."
Lukas Nelson, Neil Young and Micah Nelson
Farm Aid 2014 - Raleigh, NC - September 13, 2014
Photo by M.F. Andrews
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From Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real | Facebook:
We have an incredible announcement to make. Neil Young has honored us by asking us to accompany him on his next recording project! Unfortunately, this means we have to reschedule all of our shows in January except the 17th, but we promise we will make it up to you and in the meantime we will be creating some beautiful music for you all to enjoy. Just as a fun fact, the band actually started when Anthony Logerfo and I met at a Neil Young concert...and the name "Promise of the Real" comes from the lines of a Neil Young song called "Walk On".(Thanks bh @ Bad News Beat!)
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