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Concerts

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September 15, 2010 Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

Studio Sessions

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November 6, 2013 World Cafe digs into the archives for a 2005 session with the veteran singer for Sense of Place.

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July 4, 2012 Together with Crazy Horse, Young reworks classic American songs like "Oh! Susanna."

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Interviews & Profiles

Neil Young in conversation with NPR's Bob Boilen.

March 19, 2014 "You're listening to a poor Xerox," Young says of the MP3. Watch an interview about the Pono player.

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October 1, 2012 Waging Heavy Peace sheds new light on the musician's career, family and medical battles.

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Clockwise from upper left: Neil Young with Patti Smith, Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Maureen Gray.

June 19, 2012 The singer describes the many influences and inspirations behind her latest album, Banga.

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June 6, 2012 Young's latest album with Crazy Horse, Americana, features songs many of us sang as children.

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February 9, 2006 The film of a "dream concert" was shot in Nashville, Tenn., last August.

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February 3, 2006 Neil Young's new album is a return to the vistas of Harvest and Harvest Moon.

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September 30, 2005 Neil Young talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his long career.

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September 17, 2005 The songwriter discusses his new album, recorded as he was being treated for a brain aneurysm.

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June 22, 2002 Neil Young biographer Jimmy McDonough discusses his new book, "Shakey."

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Discover Songs

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November 9, 2010 This week on All Songs Considered, the legendary musician and producer shares some of his favorites.

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September 22, 2010 Hear Young's stunning sonic adventure, produced by Daniel Lanois, in its entirety.

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September 14, 2010 Young's latest has only his voice and guitar, while the Zeppelin tribute reworks more than 50 cuts.

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May 22, 2009 Hear a collection of the legendary group's demo recordings, titled Demos, in its entirety.

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December 13, 2008 We all need and want different things from music at different times, and gentility won out in 2008.

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November 26, 2008 Neil Young and Paul McCartney mark the 40th anniversary of some classic recordings.

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November 24, 2008 Hear Neil Young's Sugar Mountain in its entirety.

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December 5, 2007 Here's a look at 10 CDs from the past year that are virtually guaranteed to impress your friends.

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October 12, 2007 Host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated CDs coming out before the end of the year,...

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June 19, 2007 An hour of suitable dinner music for a wedding reception isn't as easy to assemble as it may seem.

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March 8, 2007 Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is a gifted and prolific songwriter, accomplishing more by the...

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April 27, 2006 Political protest songs from Neil Young; A Peter Seeger tribute from Bruce Springsteen; A more s...

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December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

News

Neil Young speaks about Pono, his new high-quality digital audio system, at SXSW.

March 12, 2014 Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon.

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Visually, the Pono player is a relic, but what matters is how it sounds — better than any consumer device for listening to digital audio, according to founder Neil Young.

March 12, 2014 But at a time when music streaming is overtaking downloads, will anybody want it?

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Neil Young, who turns 67 years old this month, performs with Crazy Horse on Oct. 26 in New Orleans. In recent concerts the group has focused mostly on material from its new album, Psychedelic Pill.

November 1, 2012 Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters are still killing it live.

The cover of Justin Vivian Bond's album Silver Wells, on which the cabaret performer uses other people's songs to construct a plotline that echoes the Joan Didion novel Play It As It Lays.

June 15, 2012 It's been a very good year for assertive, interpretive pop music.

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September 28, 2010 Each Tuesday, we ask a record store which new albums are in stock, and which ones are selling.

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September 15, 2010 Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

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November 24, 2008 Hear Neil Young's Sugar Mountain in its entirety.

May 12, 2008 Biologist and Young fan Jason Bond discovered the new species of trapdoor spider.

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Reviews

Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970.

December 13, 2013 Three distinct live recordings from around 1970 each capture an artist whose career was changing.

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October 30, 2012 Whenever things get too cozy on Psychedelic Pill, Crazy Horse is there to rearrange the furniture.

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September 14, 2010 Young's latest has only his voice and guitar, while the Zeppelin tribute reworks more than 50 cuts.

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June 5, 2009 For fans who've been patient with Neil Young, the gargantuan Archives, Vol. 1 is payback.

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April 21, 2009 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Neil Young's newest album Fork in the Road.

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November 26, 2008 Neil Young and Paul McCartney mark the 40th anniversary of some classic recordings.

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February 11, 2007 We've scanned this year's Grammy nominees to highlight some gems beyond the musical blockbusters.

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December 17, 2005 Meredith Ochs picks range from the rockin' White Stripes to "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard.

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May 2, 2006 Living With War, the new album from Neil Young, features a 100-voice choir.

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Neil Young (clockwise from upper left), fun., James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, early era R.E.M.

September 4, 2012 Few bands seem to matter to us as much as the ones we discover in our youth

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Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.

February 13, 2013 In time for the holiday, some of our favorite Latin artists share love songs that make them swoon.

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Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.

December 5, 2012 The All Songs Considered gang gabs about the year's biggest surprises, best new artists and more.

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A still from Neil Young's film, Americana.

May 31, 2012 With Shepherd Fairey, Young created a short film to accompany an album of classic American songs.

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May 15, 2012 Young's legendary album was released 43 years ago this week.

Neil Young performs with James Taylor at the 16th annual Bridge School benefit concert on Oct. 26, 2002.

October 16, 2011 Generous in every way, the multi-disc collection is stuffed with incentives to support its cause.

A Treasure, a previously unreleased live album from Neil Young.

June 14, 2011 When Neil Young was sued by his record label, he hit the road with some amazing Nashville musicians.

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Clockwise from top left: U2, Neil Young, Weezer, Paula Cole.

May 3, 2011 This week: The All Songs crew looks at the moment it all went wrong, relived in vivid detail.

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