Neil Young

30 Years of Farm Aid: Why Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp are still at it

By Nick Krewen | www.samaritanmag.com Posted on September 23, 2015 CHICAGO — To say that Farm Aid, the annual music festival fundraiser for family farms and farmers, “celebrated” its 30th anniversary this month at Northerly Island would be a bit of a misnomer. Certainly, there were some festivities, as an impressive lineup of top musicians including Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, Farm Aid board member…

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Foo Fighters keep fans and moms on their feet: review

Dave Grohl makes the most of a leg injury, even playing guitar with his cast. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Jul 09 2015 Foo Fighters 3.5 stars July 8 at the Molson Amphitheatre. Dave Grohl isn’t going to let little things like a severely broken leg and ankle stop him from rocking the night away. Lesser musicians would have thrown in the towel and taken the requisite time to…


Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Sting’s new CDs: review

Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Sting’s new CDs: review Sting and Elton at least strive to be relevant with The Last Ship and The Diving Board, which can’t be said for Gabriel’s And I’ll Scratch Yours Elton John The Diving Board is largely focused on his still strong voice and his piano, says reviewer Nick Krewen. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Sep 24 2013     There was…


Neil Young: take a look at his life

Entertainment / Music The museum set up in Neil Young’s onetime home town pays abundant tribute to his early days, and the rock icon himself has noticed.    BRENDA HOSIER PHOTO Neil Young checks out Youngtown. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Sat Mar 26 2011 Not too long ago, one of Trevor Hosier‘s lifelong ambitions came true. No, not the one where he creates and curates his own rock…


Toronto’s transit of venues (or, weep not for the bop)

Veteran rock writer Nick Krewen takes a tour through defunct Toronto concert venue history – from the ’60s in Yorkville, to the subsequent decades when the action was mostly around Yonge St., to the rise and apparent decline of Queen St. W.  Nick Krewen and Garnet Fraser Published on Sun Jan 03 2010 On Queen St. W., the concert scene is changing, and it’s leaving some fretful. Hard-rock hangout the Big…