XPN MusicNotes: Neil Young to release long lost 1976 album “Hitchhiker” on 7/14

Neil Young’s Hitchhiker

“I spent the night there and recorded nine solo acoustic songs, completing a tape I called Hitchhiker. It was a complete piece, although I was pretty stony on it, and you can hear it in my performances. Dean Stockwell, my friend and a great actor who I later worked on Human Highway as a co-director, was with us that night, sitting in the room with me as I laid down all the songs in a row, pausing only for weed, beer, or coke.” -Neil Young from 2014 memoir Special Deluxe

Big news Neil Young fans: his forgotten album Hitchhiker, originally recorded in 1976, is coming out this summer. Continue reading →


XPN MusicNotes: Watch Phil Collins jam with The Roots, hear Lady Gaga sing Carpool Karaoke, read about Neil Young’s new album

Phil Collins and Questlove | photo via NME

It was a cool old-meets-new mashup on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night as Phil Collins hooked up with The Roots for a rendition of the classic 80’s hit “In the Air Tonight.” Check it out below, and pay attention to Questlove’s take on the song’s iconic drumming. Continue reading →


XPN MusicNotes: Watch J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. play “Rockin’ the Free World” with Pearl Jam, hear new music from Massive Attack

J Mascis | Photo By Noah Silvestry |
J Mascis | Photo By Noah Silvestry |

Yesterday we featured Pearl Jam covering Aerosmith at their weekend show in Boston. Today: video of J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. jammin’ with Eddie Vedder and the boys Sunday night at Fenway Park on Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Watch it below. Continue reading →


Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and Sheryl Crow headlining Outlaw Music Festival

Neil Young photo via NPR World Cafe session
Neil Young | photo by Julie Gardner | NPR

Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and Sheryl Crow are headlining the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival taking place Sunday, September 18th at Montage Mountain, Scranton. Additional performers announced so far including the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne. Continue reading →


XPN MusicNotes: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters to perform on same stage for the first time ever

photos via L.A. times

“It’s so special in so many ways, you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”-Elliott Roberts- Manager for Neil Young via LA Times

Having just completed XPN’s “Greatest 70’s Music Weekend” comes word that some of the greatest artists & bands that hit their strides in the 1970’s are going take the stage together for the first time ever. Continue reading →