Neil Young has released a brand new studio recording titled, "Who's Gonna Stand Up?," via NeilYoung.com. According to his website, "The new song is featured on Young's upcoming album, Storeystone, which will be released this November. The song was originally performed at a Crazy Horse shows U.K. this summer and more recently part of Young's solo acoustic set at Farm Aid this past Sept 13th, at Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh North Carolina. The audience did indeed stand up and sing along in unison in support of the song's plea to end our dependence of fossil fuels and realize our responsibility to protect our earth's fragile ecosystems to ensure the quality of life for future generations."
Young also recorded the track backed by a 92-piece symphony and choir. Live, orchestral and solo acoustic versions of "Who's Gonna Stand Up?"
Live version with Crazy Horse:
Solo Acoustic version:
Pink Floyd's new album, The Endless River, will be released on November 10, the band has announced.
According to Pink Floyd's website:
The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the Wish You Were Here sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band’s last studio album. In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music,using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River. The new album is a tribute to the late Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, "Louder Than Words", (with new lyrics by novelist Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.
He has evolved from a blues prodigy to an established blues-rock maestro over the last decade and a half. Shepherd can bend, slam, strum, hammer and pull the guitar strings into varied shades with the blues as the foundation. His fluid riffs, ranging from sinewy to hard rocking, are scattered over rock, R&B and the musical traditions of his Louisiana heritage. He is currently touring in support of his latest recording, Goin’ Home, a thoughtful collection of select covers. Shepherd will perform at the Fillmore in Charlotte on September 12.
The Flaming Lips have announced details about the track-listing and special guests featured on their upcoming Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, which is due October 28, 2014 from Warner Bros. Records. The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby, My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis, Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Grace Potter, Electric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others. All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
The track-listing for With A Little Help From My Fwends is as follows:
01. SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
My Morning Jacket & Fever the Ghost & J. Mascis
02. With A Little Help From My Friends
The Flaming Lips & Black Pus & The Autumn Defense
03. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus & Moby
04. Getting Better
Dr. Dog & Chuck Inglish & Morgan Delt
05. Fixing A Hole
06. She's Leaving Home
Phantogram & Julianna Barwick & Spaceface
07. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
The Flaming Lips & MJ Keenan & Puscifer & Sunbears!
08. Within You Without You
Birdflower & The Flaming Lips & Morgan Delt
09. When I'm Sixty-Four"
Def Rain & The Flaming Lips & Pitchwafuzz
10. Lovely Rita
Tegan and Sara & Stardeath and White Dwarfs
11. Good Morning Good Morning
Zorch & Grace Potter & Treasure Mammal
12. SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Foxygen & Ben Goldwasser
13. A Day In The Life
The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus & New Fumes
Terry Bozzio is a percussion genius whose work spans from Frank Zappa to Missing Persons, jazz, rock, classical and global rhythms. He is on tour with a massive kit that is a visual feast while unfurling a musical trip through percussion into composed and improvisational pieces. Bozzio runs the gamut from subtle to atmospheric to peeling the paint off walls. He will perform at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte on September 8. This is an evening of solo percussion music.