Neil Young: “There still is a Crazy Horse”

Young discusses his new album Earth and his future, in the new issue of Uncut

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Neil Young has discussed the future of Crazy Horse in an exclusive interview in the new issue of Uncut, out now and available in shops and digitally.

In the feature, the songwriter, who released a new live album Earth last week – read our review here – explains that his oldest group are still a going concern.

“Crazy Horse is still out there,” he explains. “There still is a Crazy Horse. Billy [Talbot] is doing great. Playing with them? That’s in the future, we’re all lucky.”


Currently, Young is performing with Promise Of The Real. “They’re an unbelievable band,” he enthuses. “They go as far as I want to go. They don’t have to be taught anything. They already know it. They know the same things I know, they speak the same language. They are the real deal.”

Discussing ‘making peace’ with the tragic death of early Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten in 1972, Young denies that, for him, the loss is resolved.

“I don’t have to make peace with anything,” he says. “Danny’s unresolved. Such a great waste. Sad. But not resolved. Everybody has ghosts like that. It’s part of life. It’s ok. Just have to let them be. Some things you can’t change. You don’t want to try to change, but they’re everywhere. There’s no escaping them.”


Also in the extensive cover interview, Young discusses his live album Earth, the future of his music and the state of the planet, while old friends and collaborators including Stephen Stills and Graham Nash pass judgement on the current state of Young.

The new Uncut: in UK shops and available to buy digitally by clicking here.


The August 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Neil Young, plus the Small Faces, Jeff Beck, Arthur Lee and Love, Jimmy Webb, Ultravox!, Radiohead, Steve Gunn, Mick Harvey, Fleetwood Mac, Ramones, William Burroughs, Bat For Lashes, Bruce Springsteen and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15-track CD

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